Mr. Nightlinger will make his seasonal debut in the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 11 at Keeneland, an event he won a year ago.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2005
|Jockey||Michael J. Luzzi|
|Breeder||Mrs. Gerald A. Nielsen|
|Rollers View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormy Atlantic||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Nick de Meric, agent||Summerfield Sales Agency, agent||$60,000|
|Two-year-old||Lael Stable||Nick de Meric, agent||$500,000|
Edmund Gann's Ikigai scored for the fifth time in eight starts and captured his first graded stakes, as he drew away for an easy 2 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
The $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park came up particularly strong with Summerplace Farm's 8-year-old gelding Kelly's Landing coming out for another season and Wind River Stable's 5-year-old Black Seventeen shipping in from California for the six-furlong dash on Jan. 17.