Ball Four

  • Bay Gelding
  • Born 2001
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Connections

Trainer Patrick L. Biancone
Jockey Joseph Talamo
Owner Flying Zee Stable
Breeder B. D. Gibbs Farm, LLC & Grand Slam Farm LLC

Pedigree

Ball Four View Five-Cross Pedigree Grand Slam Gone West
Bright Candles
Making Faces Lyphard
Go Solo

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
KEENOV2001
Hip 838
Weanling Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds Eaton Sales, agent $140,000
FTSAUG2002
Hip 96
Yearling Robert N. Scanlon, agent Eaton Sales, agent $125,000
FTNNOV2004
Hip 45
Racing or stallion prospect Joseph Brocklebank, agent Andrew Farm and Suren A. Hovsepian $110,000

Even Dozen to Clash in Californian

Even Dozen to Clash in Californian

Ball Four, who proved too tough for the previously undefeated Rail Trip on the front end in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) one month ago, is back as the 120-pound co-high weight for the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 13.

Lava Man Red-Hot Choice for Big 'Cap Repeat

Lava Man, the most prosperous claiming purchase in racing history, will be out to lay claim to another distinction on Saturday when the 6-year-old gelding will be an overwhelming favorite to win a second $1 million Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manual Indian Bingo & Casino (gr. I).

Preachinatthebar May Set 'Em Up in San Antonio

Mike Pegram's Preachinatthebar, whose most notable career accomplishment came in winning Santa Anita's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) three years ago, is expected to be a slight favorite to match that achievement in Sunday's $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at Santa Anita.

Ball Four Takes Turn At Bat in Native Diver

Ball Four, described as a sparring partner for many of his stablemates by trainer Patrick Biancone, will try to deliver a knockout punch of his own in Sunday's $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

Eccentric Gets His Way in Fayette Victory

Gary Tanaka's overlooked Eccentric slipped through along the inside to overtake Ball Four in the final furlong to win the $150,000 Fayette (gr. III) on Polytrack by three quarters of a length on closing day of the Keeneland fall meet Saturday.

Biancone to Train Runners at Turfway Park

Trainer Patrick Biancone will stable 24 of his charges at Turfway Park through October to train over the track's Polytrack surface. The horses are expected on the grounds Oct. 2. Among them are Stream Cat, Angara, Henny Hughes, Luas Line, Pomeroy, Ball Four, and Asi Siempre.

Kentucky Cup Fields Take Shape

As expected early in the week, fields for Turfway Park's Kentucky Cup Day of Champions Saturday remain a matter for discussion. Still, some trainers' plans have begun to jell.

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