TAMPA BAY DOWNS, Oldsmar, FL
|1||Prospective||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B+||$210,000|
Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Raced 1 years. 2 starts, 1 wins, $33,840. Lifetime: 493 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
Broodmare Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2010 Select Yearling Sale, $250,000.
|2||Golden Ticket||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: A||$70,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Speightstown - Business Plan, Deputy Minister
Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Raced 4 years. 16 starts, 10 wins, $1,258,256. Lifetime: 285 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
Keeneland Association April 2011 Two-Year-Olds in Training, $100,000.
|3||Cozzetti||Margin: ¾||TrueNicks: B||$35,000|
2009 | Gray or Roan Colt | Cozzene - Lemon Drop Cello, Lemon Drop Kid
Sire: Cozzene, Gray, 1980. Raced 3 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $978,152. Lifetime: 403 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
Broodmare Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $150,000.
Keeneland Association November 2009 Breeding Stock Sale, $47,000.
Scratched: Take Charge Indy.
|1||Prospective||Luis Contreras||Mark E. Casse|
|2||Golden Ticket||Manoel R. Cruz||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|3||Cozzetti||Jose Lezcano||Dale L. Romans|
|4||Spring Hill Farm||Javier Castellano||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||Ravelo's Boy||Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.||Manuel J. Azpurua|
|6||Battle Hardened||Julien R. Leparoux||Eddie Kenneally|
|7||Twin||Daniel Centeno||Pedro Maestre|
|8||Chief Energy||Paco Lopez||James J. Toner|
|9||Fox Rules||Huber Villa-Gomez||M. Anthony Ferraro|
|10||Cajun Charlie||Tracy J. Hebert||Brian S. House|
|11||Tell All You Know||Leandro R. Goncalves||Chad J. Stewart|
Take Charge Indy, six-length winner of the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day, is to make his next start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 15 at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Pat Byrne.2 days ago
Eric Mitchell recaps the Kentucky Oaks, won by Princess of Sylmar, and the other stakes action on Oaks day.Friday, May 03, 2013
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 performances in Kentucky Derby prep races. Who else would you include?Sunday, April 21, 2013
There was a time when "the other Dan" was Wise Dan, who went on to become Horse of the Year. On April 21 fans will witness the return of the original, Successful Dan, in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland.Thursday, April 18, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Less than a year after Take Charge Indy first made his mark on the classic scene, his half brother Will Take Charge set forth his Derby credentials.
A year after Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake with a front-running score in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, he returns as one of the favorites in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Coolmore's latest purchase handled the jump up to stakes company with aplomb in the Tampa Bay Derby.
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
Evan Hammonds recaps the victories of Verrazano, Hear the Ghost, and the stumble of Fort Larned.Sunday, March 10, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher was keeping his options open on the next start for Verrazano, who became the early favorite for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with his March 9 win in the Tampa Bay Derby.Sunday, March 10, 2013
Verrazano lived up to his billing as a top Triple Crown contender March 9 with a solid three-length score in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes this week. They also answer your questions submitted via Twitter at #THS.Saturday, March 09, 2013
Jane Cibelli: "He's 100% fit and ready to go."Friday, March 08, 2013
The road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle has run through Tampa twice since 2007. On Saturday in his first run in graded company, Verrazano will follow the path of Street Sense and Super Saver and see where it leads.Thursday, March 07, 2013
Highly-regarded sophomore Verrazano makes his stakes debut against eight others March 9 in the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs, rolling in off an impressive 16 3/4-length allowance win at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger recalls choosing the Tampa Bay Derby as a steppingstone for Street Sense's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) success.Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Trainer Mark Casse is looking for a big effort against the undefeated Verrazano.Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski overcame traffic troubles and ran down a cavalcade of horses in the stretch of the $148,500 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23.Saturday, February 23, 2013
After a hard-fought finish in the Louisiana Handicap, Mark Valeski and Infrattini will face off once again in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds.Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two allowance events on the Feb. 15 and 16 Gulfstream Park cards feature some of racing's familiar names, with Pants On Fire taking on milers Feb. 15 and Capo Bastone making his first start since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With Tuesday's announcement that Verrazano is going to the Grade II Tampa Bay Derby, it seems timely to survey several leading names on the Kentucky Derby trail and where they may race next.Wednesday, February 13, 2013
An audacious Graydar took it to his more accomplished foes and carried on Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) wire-to-wire for Twin Creeks Racing Stable.Saturday, February 09, 2013
Grade I winners, at ages 8 and 9, respectively, face talented field at Gulfstream.Wednesday, February 06, 2013