Trainer Gary Contessa, fresh off a win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) on Friday, started the stakes program at Pimlico Saturday with a victory in the Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III). But, under very different circumstances.
- Bay Horse
- Born 2003
Seven older sprinters will try to earn their first graded stakes score May 17 at Pimlico Race Course when they do battle in the $100,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) the first of 10 blacktype races on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day.
The $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), one of five stakes on the Saturday race card at Turfway Park, received a boost when John Kimmel reported Monday he will send Woodward Stakes (gr. 1) winner Premium Tap to the top race.
|Trainer||Scott A. Lake|
|Owner||Ben Mondello & Adam Russo|
|Breeder||Dark Hollow Farm|
|Cognac Kisses View Five-Cross Pedigree||Dixie Union||Dixieland Band|
|Safe At the Plate||Double Zeus|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Timothy Schneider||Robert N. Scanlon, agent||$125,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.