Strait of Dover, whose career has taken off since arriving in trainer Daniel Vella's barn at Woodbine, emerged as an early Queen's Plate favorite with his 6 1/2-length romp in the $156,206 Marine Stakes May 12.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2009
|Jockey||Alfredo Sanchez Sigala|
|Owner||Jose Luis Espinoza|
|Breeder||Galleria Bloodstock & Samac|
|Holiday Promise View Five-Cross Pedigree||Harlan's Holiday||Harlan|
|Christmas in Aiken|
|Cross Your Heart||Miswaki|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Parrish Farms||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$40,000|
|Two-year-old||WinStar Farm||Parrish Farms, agent||$160,000|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Jose Luis Espinoza||WinStar Racing, agent||$45,000|
Bob Baffert trainee Castaway is the most likely of the 11 horses entered in the April 21 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) that, should he win, could find himself in the starting gate on May 5 at Churchill Downs.
The $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 21 could have implications on starting berths in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 5.
Florida Derby (gr. I) runner-up Reveron is the top name among 49 horses nominated to $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland April 21.
El Padrino put the finishing touches on his preparations for the upcoming Floriday Derby (gr. I) with a half-mile workout in :49 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center March 25.
Went the Day Well did a good imitation of Animal Kingdom when he easily won the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 24, giving Team Valor International consecutive victories in the race.
A large and wide-open field of 12 was entered for Turfway Park's signature race and at least one of the winners should be moving on to Louisville six weeks from now.