Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) winner Pluck headlines the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), as opening day of the 2011 Keeneland spring meet kicks off on Friday, April 8.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Roger L. Attfield|
|Owner||Harvey, Robert, Wortzman, A. and Ledson George Philip|
|Breeder||Gulf Coast Farms LLC|
|Stormy Rush View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormy Atlantic||Storm Cat|
|Willow Rush||Wild Rush|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($45,000)|
|Two-year-old||R. Harvey, agent for Allan Wortzman||Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent||$210,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Rogue Romance, last on the turn for home, devoured his 11 juvenile rivals in the stretch to win as much the best in the $100,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Keeneland turf Oct. 10.
Machisa and Z Appeal, both stakes winners on turf, top a full field of a dozen 2-year-olds for the $100,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 10 at Keeneland.
Slight favorite Pluck used a powerful stretch kick to run down the field in the $243,176 Summer Stakes Presented by TVG (Can-IIIT) Sept. 18 at Woodbine, earning a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) this fall.
The nation's leading trainer, Todd Pletcher, who has won the Summer Stakes (Can-IIIT) twice and the Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) once, will have solid chances to record victories in both of Woodbine's 2-year-old races Sept. 18
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|