Lady Shakespeare and Long Approach are among the most accomplished turf stakes performers and the likely favorites in a full field of 12 entered in the $125,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 6 at Gulfstream.
- Chestnut Mare
- Born 2003
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Eric R. Reed|
|Jockey||Cornelio H. Velasquez|
|Lemonette View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lemon Drop Kid||Kingmambo|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Castleton Group, agent||($195,000)|
|Broodmare prospect||Gordian Troeller Bloodstock||Ecurie Christiane Head||$50,862|
|Broodmare prospect||Voute Sales. agent, agent||($88,862)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Tommy Trojan Stables||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$90,000|
|Broodmare||Nancy K. Polk||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$185,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
In charge most of the way for jockey Javier Castellano, odds-on choice Criticism scored an authoritative repeat victory in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) over a yielding turf course at cloudy Aqueduct in her final start for Darley Stable Nov. 1.
Darley Stable's Criticism, a three-time graded stakes winner this year, holds a big edge over six contenders in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), the Nov. 1 feature at Aqueduct.
Magical Fantasy looks for her fourth consecutive graded stakes win for trainer Paddy Gallagher as the probable favorite in Oak Tree's $300,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Oct. 10.
Brushwood Stable's Mushka took over approaching the quarter-pole, opened a clear lead in the stretch, and held on for a 1 1/4-length victory in the $110,500 Glen Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 7 at Saratoga.
Immortelle, Lavender Sky and Foxysox, second through fourth, respectively, in an extremely tight finish to the Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, return to action in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) April 19 at Santa Anita.