SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||Hightail||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: B||$270,000|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Mineshaft - Stormy Renee, Storm Cat
Sire: Mineshaft , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Raced 2 years. 18 starts, 10 wins, $2,283,402. Lifetime: 239 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
Broodmare Sire: Storm Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $345,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $110,000.
|2||Merit Man||Margin: 2¼||TrueNicks: C||$90,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | With Distinction - Precise Strike, Precise End
Sire: With Distinction , Dark Bay or Brown, 2001. Lifetime: 146 yearlings sold, median $10,000.
Broodmare Sire: Precise End, Dark Bay or Brown, 1997.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Spring Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $75,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2010 Fall Mixed, $2,200.
|3||Sweet Shirley Mae||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A||$49,500|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Filly | Broken Vow - Joyful Chaos, Rahy
Sire: Broken Vow , Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 14 starts, 9 wins, $725,296. Lifetime: 443 yearlings sold, median $35,000.
Broodmare Sire: Rahy, Chestnut, 1985.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $60,000.
|1||Hightail||Rajiv Maragh||D. Wayne Lukas|
|2||Merit Man||Patrick A. Valenzuela||Robert B. Hess, Jr.|
|3||Sweet Shirley Mae||Joel Rosario||Wesley A. Ward|
|4||Hazardous||Edwin A. Maldonado||Carl O'Callaghan|
|5||Ceiling Kitty (GB)||John R. Velazquez||Thomas Dascombe|
With this year's Kentucky Oaks and Derby come and gone, I'm left with a lot of memories in the form of photos that I'd like to share.5 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher said May 4 the four Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) participants from his barn, including winner Princess of Sylmar, "came out of the race well."Saturday, May 04, 2013
Princess of Sylmar roared past Beholder in deep stretch to win the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 3 at Churchill Downs. At 38-1, she's the second highest-priced winner in Oaks history.Saturday, May 04, 2013
Kentucky Oaks contender Beholder, being 'schooled' in Churchill Downs paddock.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Dreaming of Julia is the freshest on the minds of most leading up to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) due to her extraordinary 21 3/4-length victory in the March 30 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Dreaming of Julia, the remarkable 21 3/4-length winner of the March 30 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II), drew post 8 of 11 sophomore fillies and was installed the 3-1 favorite for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Tuesday, April 30, 2013
As in years past, 2012 champion juvenile filly Beholder might have been the expected and overwhelming favorite in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). But not this year.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lenny Shulman discusses which Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders appeared on the track today, when Lines of Battle is expected to arrive, and the weather forecast this weekend.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes had plenty of horses to keep an eye on April 30 during the training time for those preparing for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands(gr. I).Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches drills a half-mile in :47 2/5 in advance of the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The daughter of First Defence is unbeaten in three starts, all this year.Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here are some of the explanations I received on this year's stellar field of contenders. Which one is your favorite?Thursday, April 25, 2013
Morton Fink's Lisa Danielle, the dam of Horse of the Year Wise Dan, was honored April 25 as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon.Thursday, April 25, 2013
Trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed that Super Ninety Nine and Den's Legacy are no longer under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Overwhelmingly favored Kauai Katie led from start to finish for a seemingly effortless 3 1/4-length victory in the $71,250 Road Princess overnight stakes, the closing day feature at Aqueduct Racetrack April 21.Sunday, April 21, 2013
The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.Friday, April 19, 2013
Mylute, runner-up in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), continued his preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:12 1/5 the morning of Apil 14 at Churchill Downs.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Barbara Banke's Dreaming of Julia, named after her daughter, has certainly made her presence known along the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Ashland Stakes.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder easily defeated five foes in the Santa Anita Oaks and will move on to contest the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) as one of the top choices.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Flashback and Hear the Ghost, the two favorites for this year's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 6, drew the inside post positions in a field of nine 3-year-olds.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Two-year-old filly champion of 2012 Beholder will be the heavy favorite when she faces five foes in the April 6 Santa Anita Oaks for Spendthrift Farm and Richard Mandella.Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Power Broker, one of three likely starters for trainer Bob Baffert in the April 6 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), worked four furlongs in company the morning of March 31 in :47 2/5.Sunday, March 31, 2013
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was waiting for Orb to take him to Louisville, and the Hall of Fame conditioner should be on his way with the colt's big win in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Champion 2-year-old filly Beholder worked seven furlongs in company on a fast main track at Santa Anita Park March 29 as she closes in on her next scheduled start in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).Friday, March 29, 2013
A field of 10 has been entered for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park, although three horses are getting almost all of the attention: Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby, and Orb.Wednesday, March 27, 2013