A big weekend of exciting finishes across the globe, from Hong Kong and Australia to North America. view slideshow
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Tabor, Michael B., Smith, Derrick and Magnier, Susan|
|Breeder||William L. Currin|
|Gala Award View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bernardini||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Demi O'Byrne||Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. & Mrs. William Currin||$1,550,000|
If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Swale Stakes, Palm Beach Stakes, and of course the Gotham Stakes. watch video
"It is a big jump and I think it says a lot about his quality," trainer Todd Pletcher said of Gala Award's grass win. "I'm not going to rule out something like the dirt or the Blue Grass (gr. I)."
Sophomore son of Stormy Atlantic has won four of five starts for trainer Chad Brown, including a wire-to-wire season debut by a head over grade I winner We Miss Artie in the Jan. 19 Kitten's Joy Stakes.
Edison, 3-year-old son of Bernardini who cost $950,000 last March, graduated in a front-running style on the Gulfstream Park turf in his second maiden special weight start Jan. 26.