Grade I winner The Pizza Man towers over his field in the Stars and Stripes, but only if he can regain his form of a year ago when he won the Arlington Million. He is winless in two starts this season.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2010
West Point Thoroughbreds' grade I winner Twilight Eclipse is scheduled to kick off his fifth season of racing in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
Three graded stakes winners will look to claim their second victories in that category in the $300,000 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 12 at Kentucky Downs.
European invaders Brown Panther and Hillstar will be well-backed as part of a competitive field of 10 expected for the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 19.
A world record holder at 1 1/2 miles on turf who just missed winning the United Nations last month, Twilight Eclipse looks ready for a peak effort in Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.
The Pizza Man almost always delivers, and he did so again in a front-running half-length tally in the marathon Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) for his first graded stakes win July 12 on the Arlington International turf.
|Trainer||Dale L. Romans|
|Jockey||Corey J. Lanerie|
|Owner||Peacock Stable (Tom Hammond)|
|Breeder||Bluegrass Hall, LLC|
|O'Prado Ole View Five-Cross Pedigree||English Channel||Smart Strike|
|Mexican Moonlight||El Prado (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Julie Cauthen, agent for Donegal Racing||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent||$40,000|