Escaping Oaklawn Park, stakes-winning Tanzanite Cat faces a pair of tough entrants from both Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher as part of a deep field for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 23 in New Mexico.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
|Jockey||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.|
|Owner||Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H.|
|Breeder||Charles H. Deters & Dr. John Peterson|
|Tanzanite Cat View Five-Cross Pedigree||Graeme Hall||Dehere|
|Win Crafty Lady|
|Gentle Wave||Mt. Livermore|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Andy Cant, agent||($4,500)|
|Yearling||Adrian Enriquez||Andy Cant, agent||$9,000|
|Two-year-old||Garry Simms, agent for James Driver||Thoroughbred Friends & Associates, agent||$150,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate returns to action for the first time since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park.
Trainers Steve Asmussen and Chris Hartman slipped in a pair of final workouts for their Southwest Stakes (gr. III) hopefuls between the first and second races on the program at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13.
James and Ywachetta Driver's Tanzanite Cat gave up the lead on the backstretch but took it back in mid-stretch and went on to a smooth victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20.
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