Robert LaPenta's March won a hard-fought battle by a slim nose in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II), the first of nine graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day under card.
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Cinco Charlie went gate to wire in an easy victory in the inaugural running of $100,000 William Walker Stakes April 25 on opening night of Churchill Downs' spring meeting.
Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that include two stakes wins, tops a field of six 3-year-olds for the first running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes, April 25, opening night of Churchill Downs spring meet.
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Jockey Robby Albarado and trainer Steve Asmussen teamed for a four-win day Dec. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Zayat Stables' Zee Bros pulled a 29-1 upset in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes Nov. 15 at Laurel Park after taking charge off the far turn and sprinting clear in the stretch.
A runner-up in his past two starts, New York-based Dads Caps will try to secure his first win since taking the Carter Handicap (gr. I) in April when the 4-year-old Discreet Cat colt starts in the De Francis Dash.
Eased just off the pace in the turn by red-hot jockey John Velazquez, Blofeld then rallied along the rail to win the $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Grade III winner Cinco Charlie is the only horse with stakes credentials in compact field for the six-furlong Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park Oct. 5.
Grade III winner Cinco Charlie and local standout Galiana won two of the four Delaware Certified stakes on Owner's Day at Delaware Park Sept. 13.
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z, runner-up by a neck last time out to Big Trouble in the Sanford Stakes (gr. III), gets a second chance at his first graded stakes win Aug. 10 in the $200,000 Toyota Saratoga Special (gr. II).
Team D's Big Trouble, an easy 4 1/2-length debut maiden winner at Belmont Park, won the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course by a neck over Mr. Z.
The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.
Cinco Charlie turned in his second impressive performance in as many career starts June 28 when leading all the way to win the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
After overwhelming seven other 2-year-olds in his 4 1/2-furlong debut at Churchill Downs, Cinco Charlie will stretch out to six furlongs for his stakes debut June 28 in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III).
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|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Owner||Heiligbrodt, L. William and Corinne|
|Cinco Charlie View Five-Cross Pedigree||Indian Charlie||In Excess (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Cary Frommer, agent||Candyland, agent||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||B & C Horses||Cary Frommer, agent||$190,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Hard Not to Like|