Grade 1 winners Hoppertunity, Mor Spirit, and Mastery each recorded bullet works Jan. 30 at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bob Baffert.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2014
John Oxley's champion 2-year-old Classic Empire edged unbeaten rising stars Mastery and McCraken to be the favored individual contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Reminiscent of several standout races in 2016 in the region, the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) stretch run featured two horses locked in a duel to a wire, well clear of the rest of the field.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sham Stakes (gr. III) and recaps Irish War Cry's win in the Marylander Stakes.
When Gormley found himself four wide in both the first and second turns during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), stalking the pace instead of out front, it wasn't much of a surprise the John Shirreffs trainee faded late.
|Jockey||Mike E. Smith|
|Owner||Winstar Farm, LLC, S F Bloodstock LLC and China Horse Club|
|Breeder||WinStar Farm, LLC|
|American Anthem View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bodemeister||Empire Maker|
|Indy's Windy||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||E. J. Stable||Select Sales, agent||$180,000|
|Two-year-old||WinStar & China Horse Club||Hoppel's Horse & Cattle Co., agent||$435,000|
|Mind Your Biscuits|
|C U Tiger|
|Elysea's World (IRE)|