On a big day for Frank Stronach, his 3-year-old homebred colt Rookie Sensation made things a little bigger by splitting horses in the stretch to post a victory in the $152,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2010
|Jockey||Mike E. Smith|
|Owner||Britt, Sam and House, Michael|
|Breeder||Doris E Tummillo|
|Gabriel Charles View Five-Cross Pedigree||Street Hero||Street Cry (IRE)|
|Star of Atticus||Atticus|
|Trip Around Heaven|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Federico Barberini, agent||Trackside Farm, agent||$19,000|
|Two-year-old||Mike House||Price Thoroughbreds||$160,000|
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