OAKLAWN PARK, Hot Springs, AR
|1||Bodemeister||Margin: 9½||TrueNicks: B+||$600,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Empire Maker - Untouched Talent, Storm Cat
Sire: Empire Maker, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $1,985,800. Lifetime: 212 yearlings sold, median $165,000. In 2009: 2.45 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $260,000.
|2||Secret Circle||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: B||$200,000|
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).
|3||Sabercat||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$100,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Bluegrass Cat - Miner's Blessing, Forty Niner
Sire: Bluegrass Cat , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 206 yearlings sold, median $27,500.
Broodmare Sire: Forty Niner, Chestnut, 1985.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $120,000.
|1||Bodemeister||Mike E. Smith||Bob Baffert|
|2||Secret Circle||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|3||Sabercat||Corey S. Nakatani||Steven M. Asmussen|
|4||Cozzetti||Jose Lezcano||Dale L. Romans|
|5||Atigun||Terry J. Thompson||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|6||Stat||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|7||Najjaar||Calvin H. Borel||Daniel C. Peitz|
|8||Isn't He Clever||Robby Albarado||Henry Dominguez|
|9||Optimizer||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|10||Jake Mo||M. Clifton Berry||Allen Milligan|
|11||Raconteur||Christopher P. DeCarlo||Todd A. Pletcher|
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.Yesterday
WinStar Farm is auctioning off memorabilia on eBay.com. All sale proceeds will go to four designated industry and area charities. The online auction of four separate offerings began May 21 and will close May 29.Yesterday
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).5 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).Thursday, May 16, 2013
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
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
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
Average daily attendance dropped 2.4% from 10,579 to 10,319, but daily average handle increased 2.3% from $2,780,943 in 2012 to $2,845,768 in 2013. Overall, total attendance for the 54 days was 557,250.Thursday, April 18, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby from the weekend. Did you think Java's War proved himself as a Derby winner with his last to first finish?Sunday, April 14, 2013
Overanalyze, rebounding from a lackluster seasonal debut, overpowered his rivals in the drive to easily win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and stamp his ticket for this year's Run for the Roses.Saturday, April 13, 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
If you missed the Live Blog, you can read the transcript.Friday, April 12, 2013
Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby. They also break down Saturday's final round of major Kentucky Derby preps - the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk are on location at Keeneland to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby.Thursday, April 11, 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
War Academy has been installed as the 2-1 favorite in a field of 10 3-year-olds entered for the 77th running of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 13 at Oaklawn Park.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mylute passed through the Churchill Downs stable gate at 3:30 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 2 after vanning from Fair Grounds and was bedded down in Stall 20 of Barn 29 for trainer Tom Amoss.Tuesday, April 02, 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
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 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
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
Charles J. Cella's Cyber Secret, a son of Broken Vow, edges pacesetter Golden Ron by a head in the March 9 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Alternation drew the far outside post in a field of 10 for his attempt at a repeat victory in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 9 at Oaklawn Park.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Optimizer hopped at the break of the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) but drew clear in the end, earning his second straight victory over the turf at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.Tuesday, February 19, 2013