Merkel

  • Chestnut Colt
  • Born 2006
  • KY -Bred
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Connections

Trainer Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan
Owner Heiligbrodt Racing Stable (L. William Heiligbrodt)
Breeder Robert B. Berger & James E. Ballard

Pedigree

Merkel View Five-Cross Pedigree Forest Wildcat Storm Cat
Victoria Beauty
Lady Blockbuster Silent Screen
Dunvegan Dancer

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
FTSAUG2007
Hip 36
Yearling Heiligbrodt Racing Stable Warrendale Sales, agent $150,000

Asmussen Aims for Sixth Ky. Stakes Win

Asmussen Aims for Sixth Ky. Stakes Win

The Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds has been the exclusive property of trainer Steve Asmussen for the past five years. Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Merkel will attempt to run the string to six May 1, when he faces seven foes in the $150,000, five-furlong race. A son of Forest Wildcat, Merkel will break from the rail under Shaun Bridgmohan. Asmussen scored in this race with Posse (2002), Cuvee (2003), Lunarpal (2004), Datrick (2006), and Rated Fiesty (2007), with all but Cuvee being owned by Heiligbrodt.

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