Jockey Corey Lanerie and 13-1 shot Majestic Harbor made a steady rally on the outside rounding the second turn and put away a stiff stretch challenge to win the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs.
- Chestnut Gelding
- Born 2012
Salutos Amigos and Calculator, who both spent the winter in California but didn't meet up out there, will hook up back in New York as two late runners who should benefit from a hot early pace in the Carter.
Page McKenney, a 6-year-old route specialist, posted his first graded stakes victory and first in a sprint Feb. 15 when he wore down Majestic Affair to win the General George Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park.
Fresh off an upset win over the highly touted Daredevil in last month's Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, Ready for Rye enters the Bay Shore having won two of his four starts.
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Leave the Light On, winner of last fall's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been forced off the Kentucky Derby trail after suffering an ankle injury.
Majestic Affair lived up to his 2-5 odds when he romped to a 5 3/4-length win in the $100,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes over seven rival 3-year-olds Jan. 29 at Laurel Park.
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|Trainer||Chad C. Brown|
|Owner||Covello, James, Coleman, Thomas and Doheny Racing Stable|
|Majestic Affair View Five-Cross Pedigree||Majesticperfection||Harlan's Holiday|
|Act So Noble|
|Blumin Beauty||Blumin Affair|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Forbush Farm, agent||($42,000)|
|Yearling||Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, agent||($12,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.