Alto Racing's Winning Cause got up in the final strides of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) April 20 at Keeneland, earning 20 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Pick of the Litter
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2010
|Trainer||Dale L. Romans|
|Owner||Crossed Sabres Farm|
|Breeder||Gabriel Duignan, Crosshaven Bloodstock & Vision Thoroughbreds|
|Pick of the Litter View Five-Cross Pedigree||Kitten's Joy||El Prado (IRE)|
|Eagle Sound||Fusaichi Pegasus|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Paramount Sales, agent||($14,000)|
|Yearling||Carolyn R. Vogel||Paramount Sales, agent||$150,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
The April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) offers 20 points and a potential place in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starting gate, but not all contenders in the last-minute prep will aim for the first Saturday in May.
Magdalena Racing's Pure Fun, seeking to secure enough points to get into the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is set to challenge males in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland.
- By Pete Denk
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