SANTA ANITA PARK, Arcadia, CA
|1||Executiveprivilege||Margin: 6¼||TrueNicks: A++||$150,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | First Samurai - Refugee, Unaccounted For
Sire: First Samurai , Chestnut, 2003. Lifetime: 149 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Unaccounted For, Bay, 1991. In 2009: 1.36 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Spring Sales of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $650,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $23,000.
|2||Scarlet Strike||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: A+||$50,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | Smart Strike - Scarlet Tango, French Deputy
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: French Deputy, Chestnut, 1992.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $220,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, ($70,000).
|3||Miss Empire||Margin: 6¼||TrueNicks: C||$30,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | Empire Maker - Miss Excitement, Rajab
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: Rajab, Chestnut, 1973.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $165,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $85,000.
|1||Executiveprivilege||Rafael Bejarano||Bob Baffert|
|2||Scarlet Strike||Joseph Talamo||Jerry Hollendorfer|
|3||Miss Empire||Martin A. Pedroza||Peter Miller|
|4||Majestic Minister||Aaron T. Gryder||Mike Puype|
|5||Salamera||Angel Castillo||Rodolfo Garcia|
|6||Switch to the Lead||Victor Espinoza||Patrick L. Biancone|
|7||Wittgenstein (IRE)||Mario Gutierrez||Doug F. O'Neill|
|8||Butterfly Soul||Jorge Carreno||Genaro Vallejo|
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.Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Charlie Em made a brilliant United States debut when she held off 3-5 favorite Scarlet Strike by a head in the $100,500 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park May 11.Saturday, May 11, 2013
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer looks to resume his torrid start to the Hollywood Park meet when he sends out Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Scarlet Strike in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass May 11.Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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
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
Evan Hammonds recaps the Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Ashland Stakes.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Jerry Hollendorfer scores stakes victory as trainer and co-owner of grass runner Scarlet Strike, who scores as the 2-1 favorite on Santa Anita's turf course in gr. III route.Saturday, April 06, 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
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
Ten sophomore fillies vie for a first graded stakes win in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the Santa Anita Park turf course April 6.Wednesday, April 03, 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
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2013 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training is available on the OBS website at obssales.com.Monday, March 25, 2013
Verrazano, impressive winner of the March 9 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), leaps from fourth position a week ago to top this week's NTRA's weekly 3-Year-Old poll. Game On Dude is a solid No. 1 in the national poll.Monday, March 11, 2013
A total of 134 fillies, led by champion Beholder, have been nominated to Keeneland's $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), scheduled for Saturday, April 6.Monday, March 11, 2013
Hunter Simms, who joined Warrendale Sales four years ago, has become a partner with owner Kitty Taylor in the Lexington equine sales company.Monday, March 11, 2013