Multiple graded stakes winner It's a Bird returns to Florida for the first time since taking the Sunshine Millions Classic in January as the 122-pound high weight in the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic, the co-main event in the annual Florida Million program for state-breds at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 14.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2006
|Trainer||William A. Kaplan|
|Owner||Vicino Racing Stables, Inc.|
|Breeder||Steve Tucker & Edward Wiest|
|Temo's Dream View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pure Precision||Montbrook|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Eisaman Equine||Summerfield, agent||$18,000|
|Two-year-old||Vincino Racing Stables||Eisaman Equine, agent||$32,000|
Marty Wolfson, who saddled Edmund Gann's It's a Bird in last year's Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III), appears to have the solid favorite in the 2009 renewal with Gann's 4-year-old Motovato, a winner of three of four starts at the Calder Race Course meet.