Kid Grindstone used a big finish to surprise the even-money favorite Arch Hall in deep stretch, winning the $100,000 Fifth Season (gr. III) for older horses at odds of 9-1 in his graded stakes debut Wednesday at Oaklawn Park.
- Bay Horse
- Born 2000
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|Owner||Allen E. Paulson Living Trust (Michael J. Paulson)|
|Breeder||Allen E. Paulson|
|Stratostar View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pulpit||A.P. Indy|
|Campagnarde (ARG)||Oak Dancer (GB)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Narvick International, agent for The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust||($350,000)|
|Racing or stallion prospect||Kenny McPeek, agent for Mike Kisber||Magdalena Farm, agent||$32,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Wilko, a 4-year-old who has been winless since upsetting Afleet Alex in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), is a surprise entrant in Santa Anita's $250,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) on Sunday after also being named for Saturday's Strub Stakes (gr. II).
Alumni Hall will take a pass at Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) and will instead go in an allowance race according to trainer Neil Howard in a press release from Turfway Park. The 5-year-old son of A.P. Indy out of the Alydar mare Private Status worked five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Wednesday morning at Belmont Park.
Farish, Elkins & Webber's Alumni Hall, far back early, took command in mid-stretch to win the $75,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap by 2 ½ lengths on Saturday at Arlington Park.