Pleasant Prince, making his first start since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is the 6-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Ohio Derby (gr. III) at Thistledown July 31.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2007
|Trainer||Wayne M. Catalano|
|Jockey||Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.|
|Owner||Yates, Darrell and Evelyn|
|Breeder||G. Watts Humphrey Jr.|
|Dixie Band View Five-Cross Pedigree||Dixie Union||Dixieland Band|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||M.W. Miller III, agent||Lane's End, agent||$50,000|
|Two-year-old||Darrell Yates||M.W. Miller III, agent||$60,000|
Paul Pompa Jr.'s D' Funnybone handled a field of 3-year-olds at the same distance and over the same Gulfstream Park strip last month in his season debut, and now the colt is favored to do the same in the $150,000 Swale Stakes
With a spot in the $2-million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on the line, an overflow field of 14 was drawn for the $500,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 10 at Keeneland.
Odds-on choice Dixie Band remained undefeated in three starts when he won the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) by 1 3/4 lengths at Arlington Park Sept. 5.
Undefeated Dixie Band, winner of the Spectacular Bid Stakes last month and perfect in two starts on the Arlington Park Polytrack, heads a field of seven 2-year-olds entered for the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) Sept. 5.