Revved Up, Weigelia and American Miss are back to defend their titles in the $1.2 million Florida Million, eight races for Florida-bred horses to be contested at Calder Race Course Saturday.
- Chestnut Horse
- Born 2003
Chrysalis Stables' Silverfoot returns to defend his title Saturday in the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT), highlighting a stakes-filled card from Kentucky Downs.
Flatbird Stable's Rock Lobster shipped in from Maryland for trainer Michael Dickinson to surprise the field at odds of 8-1 in Sunday's $113,900 Saranac (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Saratoga Mellon Turf Course. It was Rock Lobster's graded stakes debut.
With turf division standouts Showing Up and After Market skipping the race, Sunday's $100,000-added Saranac for 3-year-olds on the Saratoga grass became a handicapper's delight.
Unbeaten After Market tries to stretch his winning streak to five when he faces a full field in the $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Delaware Park turf course Saturday.
Colonial Downs' early closing of their twin million dollar 3-year old turf races -- the Colonial Turf Cup and the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) --have drawn 107 nominations, including Barbaro, Bluegrass Cat and Steppenwolfer, top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presneted by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
|Trainer||Patrick L. Reynolds|
|Jockey||Garrett K. Gomez|
|Owner||Pompa, Jr., Paul, P.|
|Breeder||Luis De Hechavarria|
|Rock Lobster View Five-Cross Pedigree||Mt. Livermore||Blushing Groom (FR)|
|Tadwiga (GB)||Fairy King|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Flatbird Stable||Nick de Meric, agent||$49,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.