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|
Dominating Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I) winner Fort Larned will be pointed to the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Ian Wilkes said on the morning of June 16.2 days ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned put his early season problems behind him June 15 as he scored a front-running victory in the $536,300 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.3 days ago
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Can Ron the Greek win again?4 days ago
Earners of a combined $9.5 million will line up including defending winner Ron the Greek, Breeders' Cup Classic victor Fort Larned, impressive Alysheba Stakes winner Take Charge Indy, and Ben Ali victor Successful Dan.6 days ago
In his final serious preparation for the June 15 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I), Fort Larned breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 over Churchill Downs' muddy main track June 10.Monday, June 10, 2013
Four contenders for the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (gr. I), including top-weighted Successful Dan, worked June 8 for the upcoming 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs.Saturday, June 08, 2013
Successful Dan worked a strong six furlongs over the Keeneland Polytrack June 1 after trainer Charles LoPresti changed his mind about vanning to Churchill Downs due to expected showers and thunderstorms.Saturday, June 01, 2013
Richard Davis' Master Rick will try for a third straight win overall and second straight graded stakes score when he faces four other rivals in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) Monday, May 27.Friday, May 24, 2013
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.Sunday, May 19, 2013
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