Sent off at odds of 5-2, Mike Tarp's American County went wire-to-wire to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2005
- FL -Bred
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Owner||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and JMJ Racing Stable|
|Breeder||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable|
|Blitzing View Five-Cross Pedigree||Montbrook||Buckaroo|
|We Are Strike Ng||Twilight Agenda|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($140,000)|
|Broodmare||Nathan McCauley||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$20,000|
|Broodmare||Paramount Sales, agent||($67,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Although the Sunshine Millions races feature horses bred in Florida and California, the likely favorite for the Sunshine Millions Oaks will be shipping in from Louisiana's Fair Grounds with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan along to ride for trainer Steve Asmussen.
The inaugural "Santa Sprint Saturday" package at Fair Grounds turned into a two-man show Dec. 22, as trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan combined to win all four $100,000 dirt stakes and racked up a whopping six victories on the 10-race card.
In a dramatic finish with three horses on the wire, Saratoga's opening day feature Wednesday went to Subtle Aly, who just edged a game I Promise and Blitzing in the $111,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies.
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|