SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
|1||Shanghai Bobby||Margin: 3¾||TrueNicks: D||$280,000|
Sire: Harlan's Holiday , Bay, 1999. Raced 3 years. 22 starts, 9 wins, $3,632,664. Lifetime: 382 yearlings sold, median $56,500.
Broodmare Sire: Orientate , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $105,000.
|2||Fortify||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B||$60,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | Distorted Humor - Kotuku (GB), A.P. Indy
Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993. Raced 3 years. 23 starts, 8 wins, $769,964. Lifetime: 460 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
|3||Bern Identity||Margin: 2½||TrueNicks: A++||$30,000|
2010 | Bay Colt | Bernstein - Maddalena, Good and Tough
Sire: Bernstein, Bay, 1997. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $173,120. Lifetime: 373 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Good and Tough, Bay, 1995.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, $75,000.
Keeneland Association January 2011 Horses of All Ages Sale, $43,000.
Scratched: Royal Art.
|1||Shanghai Bobby||Rosie Napravnik||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Fortify||Joe Bravo||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|3||Bern Identity||Ramon A. Dominguez||Kelly J. Breen|
|4||Overanalyze||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||Show Some Magic||Julien R. Leparoux||Steven M. Asmussen|
|6||Vegas No Show||Alan Garcia||Kelly J. Breen|
|7||Majestic Hussar||Jose Lezcano||Eddie Kenneally|
|8||Lawn Man||Javier Castellano||Todd A. Pletcher|
by John P. Sparkman
Despite admirable objective accomplishments, some very good sires like Dixie Union seem fated not to be fully appreciated within their lifetimes.
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
Take the walkover from the barns to the saddling paddock with Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Cameo by Overanalyze.Sunday, May 05, 2013
The time finally has come to make something resembling selections.Friday, May 03, 2013
Now that the post positions have been drawn, Steve comments on the pace scenario. Plus Funny Cide and Mine That Bird.Thursday, May 02, 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
Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs discuss who is in the Derby, Todd Pletcher's five, talk to D. Wayne Lukas about Oxbow and Will Take Charge, and make their picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Each year, there is at least one horse you take an instant liking to.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
If this year's Derby has you confused now, you'll really be tested if the projected forecast for rain on Saturday holds true.Monday, April 29, 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
What better way to kick off live Kentucky Derby coverage than with a photo gallery of some of the major players and some early observations.Friday, April 26, 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 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
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez put his skills as a former rider to use on Tuesday, April 23, riding grade II winner Vyjack on the Churchill Downs main track in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Steve Haskin reshuffles his deck of 12 and reminds us how to handicap the old fashioned way this week on Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen.Monday, April 22, 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
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
Average daily attendance dropped 2.4% from 10,579 to 10,319, but daily average handle increased 2.3% from $2,780,943 in 2012 to $2,845,768 in 2013. Overall, total attendance for the 54 days was 557,250.Thursday, April 18, 2013
It may not be worth points on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but the $750,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a packed field of 14, including some familiar names, when entries were taken April 17Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby have made an impact on Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen this week.Monday, April 15, 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