Desert Party, hoping to justify the $2.1 million sales-topping price Darley Stable paid at Fasig-Tipton Calder's 2-year-olds in training sale in February, faces seven rivals in the $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) on closing day at Saratoga Sept. 1.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2006
- KY -Bred
|Jockey||Jose L. Alvarez|
|Owner||Giacopelli, Paul M. and Sanders, Carolyn P.|
|Breeder||WinStar Farm, LLC|
|Medaglia d'Onore View Five-Cross Pedigree||Medaglia d'Oro||El Prado (IRE)|
|Always Ready||Dixieland Band|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Donnie Kelly, agent||Denali Stud, agent||$40,000|
Steve Asmussen has an excellent chance to capture the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) for the third time in his career, as the leading training sends out the top two choices in the $150,000-added event July 5 at Churchill Downs.