Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Oscar Nominated is set to finish off a productive 2016 campaign Dec. 31 at Gulfstream Park with a start in the $75,000 Tropical Park Derby, a 1 1/16-mile turf event for 3-year-olds.
The two have been most successful on turf, and if both advance to the Secretariat, they will be making their first grade I attempts on that surface.
Donegal Racing's Donegal Moon, fourth in the Sir Barton Stakes in his last start, broke through for his first stakes victory in the $100,000 Betfair.com Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds June 19 at Monmouth Park.
Colt's connections could have urged for a Belmont (gr. I) run June 11 off the 3-year-old colt's May 14 score in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), but trust in their down-to-earth trainer and a long-term goal kept them grounded.
The number of Triple Crown nominees grew to 377 after nine horses were made eligible for the three-race series during its late nomination phase that closed just before midnight EDT on March 21.
Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's homebred Surgical Strike appears headed to the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) after a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.
Gary Barber's Whatawonderflworld, who thus far has shown an affinity for turf and synthetic surfaces, is among a full field of 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.
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Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.
Rafting will try to open his 3-year-old season in similar fashion against an expected six other sophomores in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.
In his stakes and 3-year-old season debut, Whatawonderflworld rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Ocala Training Center.
Swagger Jagger, Lira, Ballet Diva, Rafting, Full Salute, and Bella Flor all won races on the program that featured six stakes for 2-year-olds Nov. 28.
Loooch Racing Stable's Dubacious, sent to the lead in the opening quarter of a mile, led throughout to score a one-length victory in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Oct. 10 at ThistleDown.
First-time starter Golden Ray becomes the first winner for Darby Dan Farm stallion American Lion after he goes wire-to-wire in a maiden special weight race May 22 at Gulfstream Park.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Chief Admiral||Mark E. Casse||
|Extinct Charm||Bruce R. Brown||
|Ganges||Patrick Devereux, Jr.||
|Golden Ray||Juan Andres Rodriguez||
|Gone Local||Kathleen O'Connell||
|Isofass||Francis Abbott, III||
|Swagger Jagger||Michael J. Maker||
|Two Step Time||Michael J. Maker||
|Unbridled Trick||Jason DaCosta||
|Whatawonderflworld||Mark E. Casse||
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