Lucky Player outfought stablemate Bold Conquest through the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $115,500 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and give trainer Steve Asmussen the winning exacta Sept. 6.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2012
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
|Jockey||Corey J. Lanerie|
|Owner||Zayat Stables, LLC|
|Breeder||Richard D. Maynard|
|Mr. Z View Five-Cross Pedigree||Malibu Moon||A.P. Indy|
|Stormy Bear||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Maynard Farm, agent||($60,000)|
|Yearling||Patrice Miller/EQB, agent for Zayat Stables||Maynard Farm, agent||$135,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
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Team D's Big Trouble, an easy 4 1/2-length debut maiden winner at Belmont Park, won the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course by a neck over Mr. Z.
The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.