SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
|1||Poseidon's Warrior||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: B+||$240,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Speightstown - Poised to Pounce, Smarten
Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 10 wins, $1,258,256. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Smarten, Dark Bay or Brown, 1976. In 2009: 1.70 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale 2010, $90,000.
|2||Justin Phillip||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$80,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | First Samurai - Ava Knowsthecode, Cryptoclearance
Sire: First Samurai , Chestnut, 2003. Lifetime: 149 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Cryptoclearance, Dark Bay or Brown, 1984. In 2009: 1.23 AEI.
Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale, $400,000.
|3||Emcee||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: B||$40,000|
2008 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Unbridled's Song - Surf Club, Ocean Crest
Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Raced 3 years. 12 starts, 5 wins, $1,311,800. Lifetime: 666 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
Broodmare Sire: Ocean Crest, Dark Bay or Brown, 1991. In 2009: .98 AEI.
|1||Poseidon's Warrior||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Robert E. Reid, Jr.|
|2||Justin Phillip||Ramon A. Dominguez||Steven M. Asmussen|
|3||Emcee||Alan Garcia||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|4||Hamazing Destiny||Joel Rosario||D. Wayne Lukas|
|5||Rothko||Julien R. Leparoux||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||Jersey Town||Edgar S. Prado||Barclay Tagg|
|7||Sloane Ranger||Jose Lezcano||Martin E. Ciresa|
|8||Shackleford||John R. Velazquez||Dale L. Romans|
Robert Abbo Racing Stable's Immortal Eyes, a top Mid-Atlantic region sprinter with 13 victories and 12 seconds in 41 starts, will attempt to get his first victory at Pimlico Race Course in the May 18 Maryland Sprint Handicap.Friday, May 17, 2013
The connections of five horses who finished behind Orb in Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hope their starter can become 20th horse since 1973 to win the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after coming up short in Derby.Thursday, May 16, 2013
Zayat Stables' Justin Phillip rallied in the stretch to win the $250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 13.Saturday, April 13, 2013
Lightly raced and undefeated Gentlemen's Bet will add some intrigue when he faces several tough competitors in the $250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 13.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hamazing Destiny, a grade III winner and a Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Westrock Stables near Little Rock, Ark.Thursday, March 21, 2013
Top sprinter The Lumber Guy, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), is part of a well-balanced field for the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
by John P. Sparkman
It took five years for that hope to be fulfilled.
There are grade I races and there are grade I races--the races trainers see themselves winning in the most pleasant of dreams. In knocking down several races from the latter category, Dale Romans won his first Eclipse Award.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Sahara Sky took advantage of a blistering pace to tally a one-length victory from off the pace for a 21-1 upset in the $150,500 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park.Saturday, January 19, 2013
Forestry, sire of 2012 Eclipse Award finalist Shackleford, will shuttle to Claudio Pizarro's Haras El Catorce in Peru.Thursday, January 17, 2013
Versatile Comma to the Top, who has produced wins on dirt, synthetic, and turf, as well as going long and sprinting, brings his best form recently into the $150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19.Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Trainers comment on the offspring of Speightstown they have raced. Read the full feature in the Jan. 12, 2013, issue of The Blood-Horse.Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Mike Lauffer, who bred and raced Shackleford in partnership with Bill Cubbedge, said the partners are looking for mares at the Keeneland sale to mate to the 2011 Preakness winner.Monday, January 07, 2013
At year's end we typically see many of our favorite stars move into retirement or second careers. In spite of the many fan favorites and talented athletes who have left the track, one thing remains...their finishes.Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Revisit the racing career of the Shack Attack.Monday, December 10, 2012
Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National.Saturday, December 08, 2012
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2013.Friday, December 07, 2012
After seeing reaction to their initial five nominees, Penny Chenery and the Secretariat Vox Populi Committee have added two more nominees in Paynter and Shackleford.Wednesday, December 05, 2012
A farewell victory by Shackleford in the Nov. 23 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) provided an exclamation point near the end of Churchill Downs' 21-day fall meet that concluded Nov. 25.Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Few classic crops have been maligned more than the class of 2011. Well, perhaps it is time for the critics to re-evaluate their position.Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Claire remembers Shackleford through all phases of his career.Monday, November 26, 2012
Evan Hammonds recaps the Thanksgiving holiday weekend races, including the Remsen S., Cigar Mile, Clark H., and Fall Highweight H.Monday, November 26, 2012
Charles Fipke's homebred Jersey Town has been scratched from the Nov. 24 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct with a fever in what was supposed to have been the horse's final start.Saturday, November 24, 2012
Images from Shackleford's victory in the 2012 Clark Handicap.Friday, November 23, 2012
Shackleford gave his fans something to remember in the final start of his career with a gate to wire victory in the 138th edition of the $447,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs.Friday, November 23, 2012