SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||Wise Dan||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A||$1,080,000|
2007 | Chestnut Gelding | Wiseman's Ferry - Lisa Danielle, Wolf Power (SAF)
Sire: Wiseman's Ferry , Chestnut, 1999. Raced 3 years. 16 starts, 4 wins, $825,266. Lifetime: 82 yearlings sold, median $7,000.
Broodmare Sire: Wolf Power (SAF), Gray, 1978. In 2009: 1.30 AEI.
|2||Animal Kingdom||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: A++||$360,000|
2008 | Chestnut Horse | Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Dalicia (GER), Acatenango (GER)
Sire: Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Chestnut, 2000. Lifetime: 89 yearlings sold, median $17,000.
Broodmare Sire: Acatenango (GER), Chestnut, 1982.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $100,000.
|3||Obviously (IRE)||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: D||$198,000|
2008 | Bay Gelding | Choisir (AUS) - Leala (IRE), Montjeu (IRE)
Sire: Choisir (AUS), Chestnut, 1999. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 7 wins, $1,260,052. Lifetime: 710 yearlings sold, median $38,934.
Broodmare Sire: Montjeu (IRE), Bay, 1996.
|1||Wise Dan||John R. Velazquez||Charles Lopresti|
|2||Animal Kingdom||Rafael Bejarano||H. Graham Motion|
|3||Obviously (IRE)||Joseph Talamo||Mike R. Mitchell|
|4||Excelebration (IRE)||Joseph Patrick O'Brien||Aidan P. O'Brien|
|5||Mr. Commons||Brice Blanc||John A. Shirreffs|
|6||Jeranimo||Garrett K. Gomez||Michael Pender|
|7||Suggestive Boy (ARG)||Mike E. Smith||Ronald L. McAnally|
|8||Moonlight Cloud (GB)||Thierry Jarnet||Frederic Head|
|9||Willcox Inn||James Graham||Michael Stidham|
Declaration of War burst between horses and charged down the center of the track to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot while U.S.-based Animal Kingdom failed to settle and faded out of contention.Yesterday
In the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' latest "World's Best Racehorses Rankings" for performances from Dec. 1, 2012, to June 9 of this year, three of the top four rated horses were based in the U.S.2 days ago
United States-based star Animal Kingdom appears poised to solidify his place among racing's all-time greats June 18 in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), the first race on opening day at Royal Ascot.3 days ago
Animal Kingdom continues his preparations for Royal Ascot. Also comments from his connections, including trainer Graham Motion.4 days ago
HRTV will provide live coverage of the Royal Ascot meet, beginning Tuesday, June 18 and continuing through Saturday, June 22.4 days ago
A look back on the career of John Velazquez, as he records his 5,000th NA win.4 days ago
With Animal Kingdom headlining the proceedings for American viewers, TVG will present live coverage of the five-day Royal Ascot race meet beginning June 18.4 days ago
A press conference with the connections of Animal Kingdom. Hear from Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, and John Messara. Learn why they chose to go with jockey John Velazquez.5 days ago
In less than a week, 5-year-old Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and the Dubai World Cup (gr. I), will start in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.6 days ago
Enchanting Lisa, a 3-year-old half sister to Horse of the Year Wise Dan, won her debut June 12 in a romp over a maiden special weight field on the synthetic track at Presque Isle Downs.6 days ago
In what is expected to be the last workout of his career, Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs in 1:03 with his dedicated workmate over the uphill Polytrack surface near David Lanigan's yard in Lambourn, England on June 12.Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Little Mike breezed four furlongs in :50.80 June 11 on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for a start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6 at Monmouth Park.Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Graham Motion, Barry Irwin, John Velazquez, Veterinarian Luis Castro, and John Messara of Arrowfield Stud explain Animal Kingdom. The team discusses what makes a champion horse and answer why they are racing at Ascot.Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Little Mike is likely to start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6, the first of a four-race series picked by breeder and co-owner Carlo Vacarezza that would end with a defense of his 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf title.Sunday, June 09, 2013
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas will send out a classic winner in Oxbow against another classic winner in Orb in this year's $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 8 at Belmont Park.Friday, June 07, 2013
Arrowfield Stud and Team Valor's Animal Kingdom worked five furlongs in 1:02 in Lambourn, England, June 5 on "The Long," an uphill Polytrack gallop, in preparation for the June 18 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Presented with a new setting and a much different assignment, Team Valor International, Arrowfield Stud, and Darley's Animal Kingdom answered impressively May 29 in a key workout over the straightaway at Ascot.Thursday, May 30, 2013
Obviously and Lucayan, the first two finishers in the American Handicap (gr. IIT) May 25 at Betfair Hollywood Park, are likely headed for a rematch in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT).Sunday, May 26, 2013
Odds-on choice Obviously was a no-doubt winner of the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Betfair Hollywood Park turf May 25, taking the lead shortly after the start and putting the field away in the stretch.Saturday, May 25, 2013
Defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan will likely target the Firecracker Handicap at Churchill, trainer Charlie LoPresti said May 23. His half brother, Successful Dan, is on track for the June 15 Stephen Foster there.Thursday, May 23, 2013
Woodbine Entertainment Group May 23 announced its 2013 Thoroughbred stakes calendar. There will be 107 stakes more than $20.25 million.Thursday, May 23, 2013
Second in his comeback race last month, Obviously gets back to his favored one-mile distance in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) May 25 on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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).Saturday, May 18, 2013
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