Donegal Racing's Puca put in her final Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) workout April 26, breezing four furlongs in :48 1/5 in company with stablemate Japan.
This year Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner International Star and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Dortmund will try to add their sires to the list of Derby winners who have sired Derby winners.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park.
Forum Racing's Birdatthewire smoothly completed five furlongs 1:01 1/5 on the still-fast track as the two-time grade II winner prepares for a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) winner Birdatthewire and Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Puca both turned in preparations April 18 for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The morning after Dortmund's impressive victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the colt's connections were more than pleased with where they sit in the Triple Crown picture.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his first workout since winning the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) the morning of March 21 at Santa Anita Park.
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Odds-on choice Dortmund, passed in upper stretch by rival Firing Line, fought back along the inside to score a head victory in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Dortmund is the second Big Brown stakes winner to feature inbreeding to Boundary's sire, Danzig.
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Dortmund, winner of the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and early favorite for the 2015 classics, was an oversized youngster who was difficult to get sold, according to breeder Emilie Fojan.
Odds-on choice Dortmund remained unbeaten by a slim margin as he nipped Firing Line and Mr. Z in a nail-biting finish to the first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20.
California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro.
Big Brown, who ranks seventh among North America's leading third-crop sires and has nine stakes winners this year, will stand for $8,500 at Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., in 2015.
Big Brown, champion 3-year-old of 2008 when he won the first two legs of the Triple Crown and a leading third-crop sire, will stand the 2015 season in New York.
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.
A colt by U.S. champion and Central Kentucky sire Big Brown sold in Australia for the highest price at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2-year-olds in training sale Sept. 30.
A shrinking foal crop over the last several years may give California Chrome an edge over past Derby/Preakness winners heading into the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
California Chrome owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn are no doubt getting to know the surreal conditions of becoming instant celebrities as their horse attempts to win the long-vacated Triple Crown at Belmont Park.
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California Chrome, the morning-line favorite for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 5 of 20.
Mighty Brown might have aged a year earlier this week, but his performance in the $100,000 Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Jan. 4 proved he's getting better.
Sire Silver Tree was represented by his first winner Jan. 3 when newly-turned 3-year-old Windtalker captured a $25,000 maiden claiming event on the turf at Calder Casino & Race Course.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Ballonenostrikes||Dennis J. Manning||
|Big Brown||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|Drum Major||George Weaver||
|Fagedaboudit Sal||Juan Serey||
|Get Serious||Patrick B. McBurney||
|Hotstufanthensome||Benjamin W. Perkins, Jr.||
|Kiss the Kid||Amy Tarrant||
|Nightscape||Charles A. DeMario||
|Proudinsky (GER)||Humberto Ascanio||
|Shakis (IRE)||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Silver Tree||William I. Mott||
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