Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Fitz Just Right's chances of capturing the lilies came to a halt when a chip was discovered in her right front ankle following a half-mile workout the morning of April 24 at Keeneland.
Fitz Just Right
- Bay Filly
- Born 2006
- FL -Bred
L and M Partners' Rachel Alexandra continued to show her readiness for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) by galloping a mile and a half under stout restraint from exercise rider Rudy Gallegos at Churchill Downs April 22.
Thomas Van Meter and Charles Kidder's Be Fair breezed five-eighths of a mile at Churchill Downs in a move that trainer D. Wayne Lukas described as "fantastic" the morning of April 20 over a track rated as sloppy with exercise rider Omar Golon up.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Justwhistledixie tuned up for an expected run in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:00 in company with stablemate Fitz Just Right on April 17 at Keeneland.
Stardom Bound, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2008, will have a new jockey when she attempts to get back on the winning track in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in Eclipse Award winner Garrett Gomez.
Hot Cha Cha, a 9-1 outsider making her stakes debut, seized the lead from favored Fitz Just Right leaving the eighth pole and drew away to a romping six-length win in the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 21.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Fitz Just Right tops a field of 10 3-year-old fillies hoping to grab their first graded earnings and make a late splash on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail in the $150,000 Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park.
A field of at least 10, headed by Lori and George Hall's West Side Bernie, appears likely for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park March 21.
Cape Royale led all the way to win the $150,000 Darley Ocala Breeders' Sale Championship for 3-year-old colts and geldings by 1 1/4 lengths Feb. 16. The race was the richest of five stakes held at the Ocala Training Center.
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Jockey||Michael J. Luzzi|
|Owner||West Point Thoroughbreds|
|Breeder||J&J Equine Investment|
|Fitz Just Right View Five-Cross Pedigree||Seattle Fitz (ARG)||Fitzcarraldo (ARG)|
|Hug a Slew|
|Light Line||Line In The Sand|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Paige Graham||Janie Roper, agent||$12,000|
|Yearling||Don R. Graham||Crossroads Sales Agency, agent||$27,000|
|Two-year-old||Buzz Chace, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds||Don R. Graham, agent||$160,000|
|Broodmare||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||($47,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.