Sam F. Davis S.
( 8.5f ,)
ANY GIVEN SATURDAY
(DK B/ h,
Distorted Humor Weekend in Indy , by A.P. Indy
BRacehorse Management, LLC, KY.; OWinStar Farm LLC; TTodd A. Pletcher
All I Can Get
Slew City Slew Dr. McQuade , by Magic Banner
BMichael McQuade, MI.; OMichael McQuade; TGerald S. Bennett
Trippi A Lot of Drops , by Numerous
BKenneth H. Davis, FL.; OJames W. Steil; TJoseph G. Calascibetta
Any Given Saturday moved one step closer to racing on the biggest Saturday of them all with an easy 23/4 length victory over All I Can Get in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 17. The 3-year-old colt, who was making his first start since finishing second by a half-length to Tiz Wonderful in the Nov. 25 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II), has now won three of four starts.
Todd Pletcher trains the son of Distorted Humor for Kenny Troutt and Bill Casner’s WinStar Farm. Any Given Saturday came with high expectations as he was purchased for $1.1 million by Buzz Chace, agent, at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale from consignor Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
WinStar and Pletcher traveled a similar path last year with Bluegrass Cat. The homebred son of Storm Cat won the 2006 Sam F. Davis before finishing second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Belmont Stakes. Bluegrass Cat won the Haskell Invitational Stakes and ran second in the Travers Stakes. All four races are grade I events.
Any Given Saturday was bred in Kentucky by Racehorse Management, a division of WinStar, and is out of the winning A. P. Indy mare Weekend in Indy. Out of the stakes-winning Spectacular Bid mare Whow, Weekend in Indy is a half-sister to Second of June. The Louis Quatorze colt won the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and was one of the leading Kentucky Derby prospects of 2004 before fracturing his left leg. After making several comebacks, he finished second in the 2006 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) but was euthanized last September after fracturing his right hind ankle during a workout.
Troutt’s wife, Lisa, purchased Weekend in Indy for $290,000 at the 2000 Keeneland November mixed sale from Lane’s End, agent. Weekend in Indy was carrying her first foal at the time, and the resulting Carson City filly, Bohemian Lady, won the Cicada Stakes (gr. III) and finished second in the Top Flight Handicap (gr. II). After producing Bohemian Lady, Weekend in Indy aborted two years to the cover of Lemon Drop Kid before producing Any Given Saturday. She has a yearling full sister to Any Given Saturday, but aborted a full sibling in 2005 and delivered a dead foal by Distorted Humor in 2007.
Distorted Humor is the sire of 48 stakes winners including additional 2007 added-money winner Don Dandy (PR-I). The 14-year-old son of Forty Niner stands at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., for a fee of $225,000.—A.H.