TURFWAY PARK, Florence, KY
|1||State of Play||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A++||$46,500|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | War Front - Valeta, Procida
Sire: War Front , Bay, 2002. Lifetime: 128 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Procida, Dark Bay or Brown, 1981.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $13,000.
|2||Ill Conceived||Margin: 3½||TrueNicks: C||$15,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Spanish Steps - Catsuit, Sir Cat
Sire: Spanish Steps , Dark Bay or Brown, 2001. Lifetime: 63 yearlings sold, median $6,500.
Broodmare Sire: Sir Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. In 2009: 1.28 AEI.
|3||Dynamical||Margin: 7¾||TrueNicks: B+||$7,500|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | Hard Spun - Favorite Feather, Capote
Sire: Hard Spun , Bay, 2004. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 7 wins, $2,673,470. Lifetime: 249 yearlings sold, median $53,475.
Broodmare Sire: Capote, Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $150,000.
Scratched: Phantom Fury.
|1||State of Play||Victor Lebron||H. Graham Motion|
|2||Ill Conceived||Stewart Elliott||John C. Servis|
|3||Dynamical||Luis J. Martinez, Jr.||Mark E. Casse|
|4||Mr. Prankster||John McKee||Michael J. Maker|
|5||Posey Rose||Marcelino Pedroza||Vernon D. Coyle|
Jockey Albin Jimenez guided WinStar Farm's General Election past a melee at the start and avoided trouble in the stretch to bring the colt home a 13-1 winner in the $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park.Saturday, March 02, 2013
The $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park March 2 attracted a full field of 3-year-olds loaded with possibilities even if there are a few that figure to draw heavy action.Friday, March 01, 2013
Hero of Order, the 109-1 winner of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) April 1 at Fair Grounds, has joined the probable cast for Saturday's 88th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.Monday, April 09, 2012
Silver Max, allowed to clear the field early, left his rivals in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) behind leaving the turn and romped to his first graded stakes win on opening day of the Keeneland spring meet.Friday, April 06, 2012
Team Valor International's State of Play, winner of the With Anticipation (gr. IIT) last September at Saratoga, heads the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) on opening day at Keeneland April 6.Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A large and wide-open field of 12 was entered for Turfway Park's signature race and at least one of the winners should be moving on to Louisville six weeks from now.Thursday, March 22, 2012
Jason and Tom preview the Sunland Derby, and comment on the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.Thursday, March 22, 2012
A full field is possible for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) March 24, Turfway Park officials said. The race highlights a four-stakes program at the Kentucky racetrack.Monday, March 19, 2012
After a long stretch duel and a fortuitous head-bob at the wire, State of Play prevailed in the $75,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 3 at Turfway Park.Saturday, March 03, 2012
Mr. Prankster will try for a sweep of the preps leading up to the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) when he faces off against five fellow 3-year-olds in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes on March 3.Thursday, March 01, 2012
Team Valor came, they saw, they conquered.Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mr. Prankster emphatically answered the two-turn question Feb. 4, closing strongly and drawing off to win the one-mile WEBN Stakes at Turfway Park by 7 1/2 lengths.Saturday, February 04, 2012
Mr. Prankster will try for his second stakes win in a row when he lines up for the $50,000 WEBN Stakes Feb. 4 at Turfway, but he faces tough competition in Phantom Fury and his own stablemate, Magical Season.Friday, February 03, 2012
Already with a slew of top 3-year-olds taking aim at the Triple Crown, Todd Pletcher will send out yet another prospect in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (gr. III), a race he has won four of the last six years.Thursday, February 02, 2012
Favored Mr. Prankster, making his first start in six weeks, came from off the pace to win the $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes at Turfway Park on the night of Jan. 7.Sunday, January 08, 2012
WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher hope history will repeat itself, as likely favorite Gemologist leads a field of 11 juveniles in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Though several Juvenile Turf horses lost a chance to gallop on the grass due to rain Nov. 3, the connections say they all remain on track for Saturday's race.Thursday, November 03, 2011
Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including Europeans on the track, led by Goldikova. Plus, Stacelita, Turbulent Descent, Union Rags, and State of Play. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions.Tuesday, November 01, 2011
State of Play is one of two Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) entries owned by Team Valor International, which won this race last year with Pluck.Saturday, October 29, 2011
Team Valor International's State of Play worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on Oct. 21 at Keeneland in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).Friday, October 21, 2011
Team Valor International will fire two shots in a bid to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) for the second straight year. State of Play and Lucky Chappy will represent the stable.Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Team Valor International's State of Play tops a field of seven and is the horse to beat in the $100,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.Thursday, September 29, 2011
This week's nominees: State of Play, Ben's Cat, Currency Swap.Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Handled with confidence by Ramon Dominguez, front-running State of Play repelled the onrushing Optimizer to win the $151,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga turf Sept. 1.Thursday, September 01, 2011
Thursday's With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) features a pair of 2-year-olds from the first crop of turf champion English Channel.Monday, August 29, 2011