Two-time graded stakes winner Silver Max appears the one to collar in the $125,000 Arlington Classic, which kicks off the "Mid-America Triple" on turf for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park May 26.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Chris A. Hartman|
|Jockey||Ken S. Tohill|
|Owner||Black Hawk Stable|
|Breeder||Waterville Lake Stables Ltd LLC|
|No Spin View Five-Cross Pedigree||Johannesburg||Hennessy|
|Dash for Money||General Meeting|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Leonard Blach||William B. Harrigan, agent||$50,000|
One need only scan the names of multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainers Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Steve Asmussen to realize that in 2012, New Mexico's $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) has come of age.
Oaklawn Park's road to the Triple Crown, which culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) this spring, begins Jan. 16 with the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes.
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