Six horses have been added to the list of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds eligible to compete in the 2010 Triple Crown after their owners paid a required $6,000 fee during the late nominating period ending March 27.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2007
Trainer Bob Baffert says he just wants to get the standout son of Smart Strike through his final prep in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3 and get on to Kentucky.
The top three finishers in the Jan. 16 California Derby -- Ranger Heartley, Connemara, and Thomas Baines -- top the 10-horse field entered for the Feb. 20 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
Though somewhat erratic through the homestretch, Ranger Heartley held off odds-on choice Connemara to win the $100,000 California Derby by three-quarters of a length at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.
Connemara, undefeated in a pair of route tries for trainer Todd Pletcher last fall, makes his stakes debut against five rival 3-year-olds in the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.
|Trainer||Doug F. O'Neill|
|Jockey||Martin A. Pedroza|
|Owner||A J L Productions, LLC|
|Thomas Baines View Five-Cross Pedigree||Johannesburg||Hennessy|
|All the Rage|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kern/Lillingston Association||Cahermorris Stables||$99,757|
|Mind Your Biscuits|
|Highland Reel (IRE)|
|A Red Tie Day|