California-bred Sierra Sunset threw his name smack into the middle of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) mix March 15 at Oaklawn Park, dominating eight rivals to win by three lengths in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
- Bay Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Jockey||Joseph Rocco, Jr.|
|Owner||Lieblong, Alex and JoAnn|
|Breeder||Margaret E. Grimm Trust|
|Isabull View Five-Cross Pedigree||Holy Bull||Great Above|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Vision Sales||Blackburn Farm, agent for Lochness||$55,000|
|Two-year-old||Alex & JoAnn Lieblong||Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent for Vision Sales||$190,000|
Stone Bird will try to pull off the upset in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 15 at Oaklawn Park. Making his stakes debut, he will have to take down eight rivals, including Z Fortune and Anak Nakal.
Coming off his Delta Jackpot win, the Dixie Union colt looks to solidify Derby position Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.
Two colts by Holy Bull battled through the stretch at Oaklawn Park Jan. 21, and it was Kenneth Maier's Liberty Bull who earned a neck victory over Alex and Joann Lieblong's Isabull in the $50,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile.
There's plenty of bull, Holy Bull that is, represented among the dozen 3-year-olds entered for the $50,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, which kicks off the 3-year-old racing season at Oaklawn Park Jan. 21.
|Will Take Charge|
|Vicar's in Trouble|