Tale of Ekati, off since winning the Hill 'N' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) by disqualification last November, will make his return to the racetrack in the $150,000 Richter Scale Sprint (gr. II) Feb. 14 at Gulfstream.
Now a Victor
- Bay Colt
- Born 2004
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Michael J. Trombetta|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Three Diamonds Farm, Veratti, Robert, Joseph Besecker|
|Breeder||Brereton C. Jones|
|Now a Victor View Five-Cross Pedigree||Yankee Victor||Saint Ballado|
|Try a Gator Girl||Copelan|
|Gain a Star|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Future Bloodstock||Brereton C. Jones, agent||$75,000|
|Yearling||Brian Morgan, agent||Paramount Sales, agent||$127,000|
|Two-year-old||Leprechaun Racing, agent||($175,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Four Roses Thoroughbreds' Anak Nakal, who was prominent on the Triple Crown trail in 2008 and later won the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), will make his 4-year-old debut against 13 rivals during Gulfstream Park's opening day $100,000 Hal's Hope Handicap (gr. III) Jan. 3.
Now a Victor stalked the pace under John Velazquez and then wore down longtime leader Shopton Lane in the final sixteenth of a mile to take the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) by a length on the main track at Aqueduct on Nov. 24.
Though making just his second start since February, Ontario-bred Buffalo Man could be the one to beat in the $100,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct.
There's no Zanjero in the field, so Bwana Bull figures to be the colt to beat in the $250,000 Pegasus (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Monmouth Park Oct. 27. The race kicks off the three stakes supporting the eight-race Breeders' Cup series that day.