Wishing Gate and Bad Debt figure prominently in the two Florida Sunshine Millions races on turf Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park, a pair of intriguing grass tests as Florida-breds get the spotlight.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2009
|Owner||Alastar Thoroughbred Company LLC and Valdes, Michael|
|Breeder||Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers Jr.|
|Star Channel View Five-Cross Pedigree||English Channel||Smart Strike|
|Reach the Top||Cozzene|
|Reach for It|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||GD Investments||The Acorn, agent for Whiteoaks||$70,000|
|Two-year-old||Off the Hook, agent||($175,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Multiple graded-stakes winner Boisterous heads a noteworthy field in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) for Phipps Stable and trainer Shug McGaughey June 9 at Monmouth Park.
American Derby winner Cozzetti seeks a return to winning ways in the $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park Sept. 22, but plenty of new rivals including Lucky Chappy, Miami Cat, and Optimizer are ready to take him on.
Howe Great, a graded winner who was originally entered in a stakes at Indiana Downs, instead will head to Belmont Park for the $150,000 Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) June 16.
Silver Max and Howe Great, two of the expected favorites for the $200,000 American Turf (gr. IIT), drew the outside posts in an overflow field May 4 at Churchill Downs.