True and Blue S.

Race 2 at Aqueduct on January 9, 2013

  • STK
  • 6 furlongs
  • $75,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:09.10
Order of Finish
1

Head Heart Hoof

Intidab  – Trustees Gray

7YO Gelding

$45,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Rudy R. Rodriguez
  • B:Rhapsody Farm, Alan Alcon & Dora Alcon
  • O:Dubb, Michael, Grant, Stuart and Aisquith, Gary
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Intidab , Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. Lifetime: 22 yearlings sold, median $7,250.
  • Broodmare Sire: Flying Chevron , Dark Bay or Brown, 1992.
  • Sale History: 2006 NEWOCT, $19,000.
2

Royal Currier

Red Bullet  – Top of the League

5YO Gelding

$15,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Linda Rice
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:MAT Stables, LLC
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Red Bullet , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 91 yearlings sold, median $16,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Lite the Fuse , Bay, 1991.
  • Sale History: 2010 ADSSPR, $5,500.
3

4YO Colt

$7,500
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Paragon Farms, LLC
  • O:Mike McCarty
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Any Given Saturday , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Lifetime: 258 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEEJAN, $150,000; 2010 KEESEP, $75,000; 2011 KEEAPR, $240,000.
4

Be Bullish

Pure Prize  – Smart Holly

8YO Gelding

$3,750
  • J:Christopher P. DeCarlo
  • T:David Jacobson
  • B:Carol Schwartz & Herbert Schwartz
  • O:Christopher T. Dunn
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