After disappointing his connections with an uncharacteristically poor showing in the $5-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I), Kip Deville returns to Belmont Park in hopes of reprising one of his most authoritative victories in the $100,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on June 14.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||James A. Jerkens|
|Breeder||Robert B. Trussell Jr.|
|Thou Swell View Five-Cross Pedigree||Aptitude||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Four Star Sales, agent||($65,000)|
|Yearling||Nick de Meric, agent||Four Star Sales, agent||$50,000|
|Two-year-old||Fred Papert||Nick de Meric, agent||$250,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
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