Always First (GB)

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McKnight: Presious Passion Does It Again

McKnight: Presious Passion Does It Again

Just as he did when taking the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) in wire-to-wire fashion this summer at Monmouth Park, Patricia Generazio's Presious Passion sprinted to an early lead and never looked back, as the 5-year-old gelding took them all 12 furlongs to win the W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT) for the second consecutive year Dec. 13 on the Calder Race Course grass.

Presious Passion Seeks McKnight Repeat

Presious Passion Seeks McKnight Repeat

Grade I winner Presious Passion has not been in the best of form lately, but the 5-year-old gelding will try to get back to his winning ways in an event he scored in last year, the $150,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT). The 1 1/2-mile turf event is one of four graded stakes on Calder Race Course's $500,000 Grand Slam program Dec. 13 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Jazil Draws Outside Post in Elkhorn

Jazil Draws Outside Post in Elkhorn

Last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil is scheduled to make his turf debut against several accomplished grass runners in the April 27 Fifth Third Elkhorn (gr. IIIT) stakes on closing day of the Keeneland spring meet. Other top contenders in the $200,000 race are Ramazutti and last year's Elkhorn winner Pellegrino.

Grand Couturier One to Watch in Red Smith H.

Marc Keller's Grand Couturier, a 3-year-old who was only beaten 2 ¼ lengths in Longchamp's Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I), is one to watch in the overflow field entered for Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf course.

Sunset 'Cap Brings Down Hollywood Curtain

Sunset 'Cap Brings Down Hollywood Curtain

Runaway Dancer, who swept from last to win the May 14 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT), will attempt to repeat that dramatic effort in Sunday's $150,000 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), closing day feature of Hollywood Park's 64-day spring/summer meet.

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Connections

Trainer Thomas H. Voss
Jockey Robby Albarado
Owner Merriefield Farm
Breeder D. B. Clark and A. L. and Mrs Penfold

Pedigree

Always First (GB) View Five-Cross Pedigree Barathea (IRE) Sadler's Wells
Brocade (GB)
Pink Cristal (GB) Dilum
Crystal Fountain (GB)

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
TATHOU2002
Hip 65
Yearling C. Gordon-Watson Bloodstock Bugley Stud $329,007

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