In a result that could have implications later in the 3-year-old season, improving Bourbonize got up just in time to edge favored Knock Em Flat by a neck in the $100,000 Northern Spur Stakes April 12 at Oaklawn Park.
Knock Em Flat
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
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Tapiture, Strong Mandate, and Ride On Curlin butt heads once more at Oaklawn Park in the The $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) April 12, and they'll be joined by another new shooter from the Bob Baffert barn in Bayern.
|Jockey||Russell A. Baze|
|Owner||Britt, Sam and House, Michael|
|Breeder||Upson Downs Farm|
|Knock Em Flat View Five-Cross Pedigree||Flatter||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||H.H., agent||Upson Downs Farm, agent||$35,000|
|Two-year-old||Mike House & Sam Britt||Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent||$350,000|
|Hard Not to Like|