Multiple graded-stakes winner Protonico leads the cast of older horses going 1 1/16 miles in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 2.
Irish You Well
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2011
Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland.
As part of Donegal Racing, Amanda Gillman often goes to the track with her mother Paula when one of their horses is in action, and accompanies them to the saddling paddock, flanking the runner's right side.
Lexie Lou, Shared Belief, Itsmyluckyday, Irish You Well, Clearly Now, and more! view slideshow
Donegal Racing's Irish You Well took the lead at the top of the stretch to capture the $105,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 5, punching his ticket to the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in three weeks.
His development slowed by a lung infection, Tonalist showed he can be a major contender in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) next month when he crushed the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 10 on a sloppy track at Belmont Park.
Looking ahead to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher sends out Commissioner and Matterhorn in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes for 3-year-olds May 10, kicking off a big weekend of stakes action at Belmont Park.
Dynamic Impact continued trainer Mark Casse's big spring April 19, edging 2-5 favorite Midnight Hawk by the narrowest of noses in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course.
|Trainer||Wayne M. Catalano|
|Breeder||Dell Hancock & Bernie Sams|
|Irish You Well View Five-Cross Pedigree||Broken Vow||Unbridled|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Jerry Crawford & Donegal Racing||Claiborne Farm, agent||$170,000|
|The Pizza Man|