Rose Mary Chandler, owner/breeder of 2011 Texas Horse of the Year Skip a Smile, and the owners and breeders of five other Texas-bred divisional champions were honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2005
Taptam, one of two contenders entered by Bret Calhoun, will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III), the featured race of the Ellis Park summer meet.
Taptam, runner-up to Zenyatta last out, and Peruvian-bred Morena, who finished third behind runner-up Rachel Alexandra recently and second in this race a year ago, are among a field of 10 entered for the Obeah Stakes.
Zenyatta tied Citation and Cigar with her 16th consecutive win April 9 in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I), blowing past her four rivals under Mike Smith at Oaklawn Park for another easy victory.
Compared to what it was supposed to look like, the field for the April 9 Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap (gr. I) is a major disappointment. A field of only five, led by undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta, was drawn.
|Trainer||W. Bret Calhoun|
|Owner||Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch|
|Breeder||Wayne R. Sanders|
|Taptam View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pleasant Tap||Pleasant Colony|
|Salty Tam||Salt Lake|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Legacy Bloodstock, agent||($225,000)|
|Broodmare||Calumet||Eaton Sales, agent||$145,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.