Better Than Bonds

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  • Born 2002
  • FL -Bred
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Stronach, Frankel Win Again With 'Gizmo

Stronach, Frankel Win Again With 'Gizmo

Steady rain and sloppy track conditions did nothing to dampen the fortunes of Stronach Stables and trainer Bobby Frankel when the 4-year-old homebred Giant Gizmo scored a come-from-behind victory in the $166,050 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, giving them their second graded stakes win on the May 2 card.

Grasshopper Tackles Mineshaft

Grasshopper Tackles Mineshaft

Todd Pletcher trainee Magna Graduate has not scored a win since April 2007 and the Neil Howard-trained Grasshopper has not raced since a second-place finish in the Super Derby Sept. 22. Both are looking for a return to their winning ways in the $150,000 Mineshaft Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Feb. 9.

Calder A Fine Host for Pletcher, Velazquez

Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez swept two grade III turf stakes at Calder Race Course Saturday when the Chilean-bred Host won the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT). Two-year-olds Leona's Knight and Better Than Bonds also won stakes during Grand Slam I.

Connections

Trainer H. Graham Motion
Jockey Ramon A. Dominguez
Owner Robert Abbo Racing Stable LLC
Breeder L. Riley Mangum

Pedigree

Better Than Bonds View Five-Cross Pedigree Sweetsouthernsaint Saint Ballado
Sweetsoutherncross
Jabesh Vanlandingham
Chaldea

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
KEESEP2003
Hip 4125
Yearling Oxbow Racing Angus Glen Farm, agent $30,000
OBSAPR2004
Hip 127
Two-year-old Robert Abbo Oxbow Racing $67,000

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