A new Ocala area farm named Sovereign Farm of Ocala will stand three stallions in 2013 in graded stakes winners Field Commission, Backtalk, and Motovato.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2005
Morning Line, winner of the seven-furlong Carter Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct in his last start, heads a field of seven in the Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park.
Mambo Meister, second in last year's Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT), is back for the opening-day feature at Calder Casino & Race Course April 25, where he will face Sunshine Millions Turf winner Jet Propulsion.
Graded stakes winners Cool Coal Man and Grasshopper drew the top weight assignments as part of a contentious field for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 13.
Motovato, winner of the Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III) in December, has been purchased by Team Valor International and Gary Barber from the Estate of Edmund Gann.
Even-money favorite Munnings shrugged off a more than four-month layoff and showed his class by recording a one-length score in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 13 in South Florida.
Munnings, who established himself as one of the nation's top 3-year-old sprinters a year ago, will make his first start as an older horse against a capable group in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. II)
Edmund Gann's 4-year-old colt rallies from last early to win seven-furlong Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III).
This Ones for Phil embarks on what trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. hopes is a top sprint division campaign in 2010 as the likely choice in the Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course and Casino Dec. 26.
Marty Wolfson, who saddled Edmund Gann's It's a Bird in last year's Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III), appears to have the solid favorite in the 2009 renewal with Gann's 4-year-old Motovato, a winner of three of four starts at the Calder Race Course meet.
The $250,000 Presque Isle Mile Sept. 13 has brought out an overflow field, led by the Phipps Stable's homebred Vacation.
Six horses coming out of the April 25 Sumter Stakes will make up the field for the $100,000 Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III), a 1 1/16-mile route on the dirt May 25 at Calder Race Course.
Grade II winners Early Flyer and Proud Citizen were represented by their first winners May 5.
|Trainer||Martin D. Wolfson|
|Owner||Team Valor International and Barber, Gary|
|Breeder||Elizabeth L. Jones & Brownell Alexander|
|Motovato View Five-Cross Pedigree||Proud Citizen||Gone West|
|Drums Of Freedom|
|Buffalo Bird Woman||Slew City Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Falling Springs Farm||Brereton C. Jones, agent||$150,000|
|Yearling||Mike Ryan, agent||Woods Edge Farm, agent||$75,000|
|Two-year-old||Niall Brennan Stables, agent||($55,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Mind Your Biscuits|
|Highland Reel (IRE)|
|Vale Dori (ARG)|