Play the King S. (G2T)

Race 8 at Woodbine on August 26, 2012

  • Grade II
  • 7 furlongs
  • Turf
  • $201,560
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:21.62
Payoffs
2   Big Band Sound $7.80 $4.10 $3.00
8   Riding the River $5.80 $3.60
11   Delegation $4.30
$2 Exacta (2-8) $29.70
$2 Trifecta (2-8-11) $320.40
$2 Superfecta (2-8-11-3) $1,577.30
Order of Finish
1

Big Band Sound

Bernstein  – Ensnare

5YO Horse

$120,936
  • J:Tyler Pizarro
  • T:Daniel J. Vella
  • B:Richard Shultz
  • O:Kendel D. Standlee
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Bernstein , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 400 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold , Bay, 1985.
  • Sale History: 2009 FTF2YO, $60,000.
2

Riding the River

Wiseman's Ferry  – Glow Ruby Go

5YO Gelding

$40,312
  • J:Todd Kabel
  • T:David Cotey
  • B:Juliana Orem
  • O:Dominion Bloodstock, HGHR Inc. and Linmac Farm
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Wiseman's Ferry , Chestnut, 1999. Lifetime: 83 yearlings sold, median $6,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rubiano , Gray or Roan, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2008 FTKFYR, $3,500.
3

Delegation

Speightstown  – Cindy's Hero

3YO Gelding

$20,156
  • J:Jermaine V. Bridgmohan
  • T:Mark E. Casse
  • B:Tom Baxter & Elizabeth Baxter
  • O:Gary Barber
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Speightstown , Chestnut, 1998. Lifetime: 496 yearlings sold, median $130,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sea Hero , Bay, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEESEP, $62,000; 2011 FTFMAR, $150,000.
4

Artic Fern

Langfuhr  – Wood Fern

5YO Gelding

$12,094
  • J:Justin Stein
  • T:Michael Keogh
  • B:Gustav Schickedanz
  • O:Gustav Schickedanz
5

Grand Adventure

Grand Slam  – Val Marie

6YO Horse

$4,031
  • J:Patrick Husbands
  • T:Malcolm Pierce
  • B:Gulf Coast Farms LLC
  • O:Sam-Son Farms
6

Stormy Rush

Stormy Atlantic  – Willow Rush

4YO Colt

$2,016
  • J:Jesse M. Campbell
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:Gulf Coast Farms LLC
  • O:Harvey, Robert, Wortzman, Alan and Ledson George Philip
7

Clement Rock

Strong Hope  – Ellesmere

4YO Colt

$2,016
  • J:Omar Moreno
  • T:Mark E. Casse
  • B:Eugene Melnyk
  • O:Melnyk Racing Stables, Inc.
8

Jaguar Paw

Giant's Causeway  – Molto Vita

5YO Horse

$2,016
  • J:Steven Ronald Bahen
  • T:Rachel Halden
  • B:John D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock Services LTD.
  • O:Gunther, John D. and Eurowest Bloodstock Services
9

Smokey Fire

Smoke Glacken  – Destroy

7YO Gelding

$403
  • J:Eurico Rosa Da Silva
  • T:Sid C. Attard
  • B:Mel P. Lawson
  • O:Jim Dandy Stable
SCR
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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