SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
|1||Balance the Books||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A||$120,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | Lemon Drop Kid - Kreisleriana, Seeking the Gold
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Raced 3 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $3,245,370. Lifetime: 444 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold, Bay, 1985.
Keeneland Association April 2012 Two-Year-Olds in Training, $160,000.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $37,000.
|2||Joha||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: A++||$40,000|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Johar - Mujado (IRE), Mujadil
Sire: Johar , Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 6 wins, $1,494,496. Lifetime: 126 yearlings sold, median $14,300.
Broodmare Sire: Mujadil, Bay, 1988.
|3||Charming Kitten||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A++||$20,000|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Kitten's Joy - Iteration, Wild Again
Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 133 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Wild Again, Dark Bay or Brown, 1980. In 2009: 2.26 AEI.
|1||Balance the Books||Julien R. Leparoux||Chad C. Brown|
|2||Joha||Ramon A. Dominguez||Michael J. Maker|
|3||Charming Kitten||Javier Castellano||Todd A. Pletcher|
|4||Notacatbutallama||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||He's So Fine||David Cohen||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|6||Hightail||Rajiv Maragh||D. Wayne Lukas|
|7||Almost an Angel||Kent J. Desormeaux||Wesley A. Ward|
|8||Craving Carats||Joel Rosario||Dale L. Romans|
|9||Bernie the Jet||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Gary C. Contessa|
One day after Orb took the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), it appears only a few of the 18 other horses that ran in the Derby will run back in two weeks in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).Sunday, May 05, 2013
Lenny Shulman reports the news of the day, including Vyjack's work, Giant Finish's arrival, the Pletcher 5 on the track, and the weather.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Charming Kitten will run with the hopes of the Ramsey family behind him, seeking to transfer his grass and synthetic form onto the Churchill Downs dirt in the Run for the Roses.Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Todd Pletcher will not enter Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.Monday, April 29, 2013
Verranzano, Palace Malice, Charming Kitten and Revolutionary get baths after working out as trainer Todd Pletcher Watches.Saturday, April 27, 2013
Steve Haskin talks about all of the works today. Times and brief analysis on Normandy Invasion, Mylute, Black Onyx, Palace Malice, Overanalyze, Revolutionary, Charming Kitten, Verrazano, and more!Saturday, April 27, 2013
After watching five of his Derby contenders work April 27, trainer Todd Pletcher said he thought Verrazano and Revolutionary continued steady progress, while Overanzalyze registered his best workout ever.Saturday, April 27, 2013
With the Louisville, Ky., weather forecast calling for rain later in the day and on Sunday, the April 27 work tab at Churchill Downs was crowded with prospects for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Saturday, April 27, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher said a decision on whether to point Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be made after the colt breezes April 28.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Two of trainer Todd Pletcher's top contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) continued to progress toward the May 4 classic with solid workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 21.Sunday, April 21, 2013
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands contender Verrazano galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 15 as trainer Todd Pletcher outlined the training regimen for the colt and his other probable Derby starters.Monday, April 15, 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
Charles Fipke's homebred Java's War overcame a troubled start in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 13 at Keeneland, closing from last to first to earn his way into the field for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.Saturday, April 13, 2013
After a brief freshening at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Revolutionary arrived at Churchill Downs on April 12.Friday, April 12, 2013
This is one of the most wide open editions of the race I've ever seen. So many directions to go.Thursday, April 11, 2013
It was a crowded scene at the April 10 post-position draw for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), as the connections crossed their fingers and hoped for good post positions.Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II)winner Dreaming of Julia and undefeated Unlimited Budget arrived April 8 at 6:50 p.m. EDT at Churchill Downs, where they will continue their preparations for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Trainer Chad Brown told Keeneland officials April 8 he will enter Balance the Books instead of Noble Tune in the April 13 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).Monday, April 08, 2013
A full field of 12 is expected when Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut March 23 in the $550,000 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.Thursday, March 21, 2013
Watching his Rydilluc dominate a group of 3-year-old turf runners in his stakes debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) March 3 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Gary Contessa may have come to a conclusion.Sunday, March 03, 2013
Though the race is on the grass, the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles March 3 at Gulfstream Park has the potential to serve as a springboard to the Triple Crown trail.Thursday, February 28, 2013
Promising 3-year-old Balance the Books will not be making his seasonal debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 3 after missing some training time to a recent fever.Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Promising 3-year-olds Dewey Square and Bambazonki each worked five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24 in preparation for the upcoming Palm Beach Stakes (gr. IIIT) at 1 1/8 miles on turf.Sunday, February 24, 2013
Odds-on choice Charming Kitten, a son of Kitten's Joy, won the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf at Gulfstream Park Jan. 20.Sunday, January 20, 2013
The first reported foal by grade I winner Sidney's Candy is a colt born Jan. 17 at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.Thursday, January 17, 2013