OAKLAWN PARK, Hot Springs, AR
|1||Secret Circle||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: C||$300,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Eddington - Ragtime Hope, Dixieland Band
Sire: Eddington , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 169 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
Broodmare Sire: Dixieland Band, Bay, 1980. In 2009: 2.07 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2011 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $165,000.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($17,000).
|2||Optimizer||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: B||$100,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | English Channel - Indy Pick, A.P. Indy
Sire: English Channel , Chestnut, 2002. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 13 wins, $5,319,028. Lifetime: 115 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
|3||Scatman||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: B||$50,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Scat Daddy - Hit It Here Cafe, Grand Slam
Sire: Scat Daddy , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Lifetime: 131 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
Broodmare Sire: Grand Slam, Dark Bay or Brown, 1995.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($14,000).
Scratched: Ring It Up.
|1||Secret Circle||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|2||Optimizer||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|3||Scatman||Luis S. Quinonez||Michael E. Lauer|
|4||Jake Mo||M. Clifton Berry||Allen Milligan|
|5||Cyber Secret||Robby Albarado||Lynn S. Whiting|
|6||Najjaar||Calvin H. Borel||Daniel C. Peitz|
|7||Adirondack King||Stewart Elliott||John C. Servis|
|8||Sabercat||Corey S. Nakatani||Steven M. Asmussen|
|9||Pee H Dee||Israel Ocampo||Chris Richard|
|10||Reckless Jerry||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||Kenny P. Smith|
|11||Atigun||Terry J. Thompson||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|12||Unbridled's Note||Channing Hill||Steven M. Asmussen|
After going the distance for his first career graded stakes win on the Keeneland Race Course turf, Dark Cove will try to do the same on the Churchill Downs green in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25.18 hours ago
Calumet Farm's Skyring, winless in 11 starts since a victory at Pimlico Race Course last May, found the winner's circle again at the Maryland track in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).4 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).6 days ago
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Champion sprinter Trinniberg heads a strong field for the 79th running of the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) to be run May 4 at the Louisville track.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders Oxbow and Will Take Charge through their final pre-race moves April 29.Monday, April 29, 2013
Oaklawn Park specialist Cyber Secret ran away with the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) for track owner Charles Cella April 13 as heavily favored Fort Larned folded.Saturday, April 13, 2013
An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).Wednesday, April 10, 2013
B. Wayne Hughes, Richard Mandella, and Garrett Gomez score stakes double as Jimmy Creed takes Potrero Grande after Beholder wins Santa Anita Oaks.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has both Oxbow and Will Take Charge on target for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), sent his pupils out to breeze at Oaklawn Park the morning of April 5.Friday, April 05, 2013
Comma to the Top, Jimmy Creed, and Camp Victory all bring grade I victories into the Potrero Grande (gr. II) at Santa Anita, vying to become the West Coast's top sprinter.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Less than a year after Take Charge Indy first made his mark on the classic scene, his half brother Will Take Charge set forth his Derby credentials.
Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.Thursday, March 28, 2013
The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend's final round of 'quarterfinal' preps worth a total of 85 points - the Spiral S. (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III).Thursday, March 21, 2013
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman talk about the Kentucky Derby trail. Including the recent Rebel Stakes, new maiden winners, drugs, and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A few changes in Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen this week, and Steve comments on a few horses off the radar in his video.Monday, March 18, 2013
Evan Hammonds examines the Rebel Stakes and Azeri Stakes.Sunday, March 17, 2013
The morning after stablemates Will Take Charge and Oxbow ran first and second in the March 16 Rebel Stakes (gr. II), trainer D. Wayne Lukas said he plans to keep his charges separated for their next starts.Sunday, March 17, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is holding the hottest hand of 3-year-olds he's had in a while, and that talent showed March 16 when stablemates Will Take Charge and Oxbow finished 1-2 in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes.Saturday, March 16, 2013
Claire Novak and Pete Denk handicap the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park this weekend. Can Super Ninety Nine repeat his efforts from his last race?Friday, March 15, 2013
Bob Baffert's reputation at Oaklawn Park is that of a phenomenon, one you cannot afford to bet against. Selectively shipping in from his West Coast base with a remarkable 59% win rate, he has captured 17 of 29.Friday, March 15, 2013