When Carleigh Fedorka joined the Chesapeake Farm staff in front of a TV to watch a promising homebred earn his first career victory by 13 3/4 lengths in March 2009, she had no idea how deeply she'd eventually be connected to the big gray gelding.
- Gray or Roan Gelding
- Born 2006
Ben's Cat will be back to defend his crown against nine rivals in the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on the night of July 28, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Roman Tiger, whose two stakes wins this year include a triumph in the Tampa Bay Stakes, headlines a field of nine in the Sussex Stakes at the same 1 1/16-mile distance as the Tampa Bay Stakes.
Three grade I winners--To Honor and Serve, Jersey Town, and Boys at Tosconova--headline the $150,000 Westchester (gr. III) April 28, the first of 35 stakes at Belmont Park's 2012 spring/summer meet.
A sharp claim a year ago, Marilyn's Guy notched his first graded stakes victory March 17 at Aqueduct when he held off a game effort by San Pablo to win by a neck in the $150,000 Excelsior (gr. III).
Burning Sands Stable's San Pablo has been nearly flawless for more than a year, and now he will try to take his game to the next level in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 17 at Aqueduct.
|Trainer||Scott A. Lake|
|Jockey||Jose Luis Flores|
|Owner||Joseph E. Besecker|
|Breeder||Chesapeake Farm & Mary R. Odom|
|Marilyn's Guy View Five-Cross Pedigree||Yonaguska||Cherokee Run|
|Marilyn Merlot||Unbridled's Song|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Chesapeake Farm, agent||($42,000)|
|Yearling||Chesapeake Farm, agent||($19,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.