Plum Pretty, shipping from Southern California for trainer Bob Baffert, humbled five rivals by a Rachel Alexandra-like 25 lengths as the 1-20 favorite in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico March 27.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|African Rose||Justin R. Evans||
|Angry Bird||Henry Dominguez||
|Joyful Tap||Percy J. Leyba||
|Not Kidding Around||Johnnie L. Nall||
|Paloma Mesa||Cal E. Martin||
|Patty's Pulpit||Henry Dominguez||
|Pyrite On My Mind||Gary W. Cross||
|Tapit Dancer||Henry Dominguez||
Without Kathmanblu in the field, the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) went from a race with a heavy favorite to one with a wide-open feel.
On Feb. 19, Kathmanblu will take a major step toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when topping a field seven 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds.
For the fifth time this century, Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms has won the Queen's Silver Cup awarded to the leading British-based breeder (flat) who has accrued the most prize money in Great Britain and Ireland from mares normally resident in the United Kingdom.
African Rose, the only filly in the field, held on for a determined neck victory in the Ladbrokes Sprint Cup (Eng-I) at Doncaster Sept. 13.
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