California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
|Owner||Besecker, Joseph E. and Guerrero, Lisa|
|Classic Giacnroll View Five-Cross Pedigree||Giacomo||Holy Bull|
|Set Them Free|
|Classic Woman||Storm Bird|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Jay F. Young||Paramount Sales, agent||$12,000|
|Two-year-old||Joseph Besecker||Crane Thoroughbreds, agent||$27,000|
Todd Pletcher recorded his 1,000th career stakes winner when Protonico surged late under Joe Bravo to take the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx Racing on the Labor Day Pennsylvania card Sept. 1.
Ten 3-year-olds, some of which may have their sights on the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in three weeks, will battle in the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing.
Two highly regarded New York-breds lead a field of six 3-year-olds entered for the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on Feb. 1, both coming off impressive performances to tackle open company.
Odds-on choice Noble Moon proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. II) as the 3-year-old season started in New York Jan. 4 at frigid Aqueduct Racetrack.
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst preview the Jerome Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct. Watch Video
|Don't Tell Sophia|