Optimistic Gal S.

Race 3 at Churchill Downs on May 26, 2012

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • Dirt
  • $68,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:45.46
Order of Finish
1

Ice Cream Silence

Street Sense  – Double Scoop

3YO Filly

$41,100
  • J:Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
  • T:George R. Arnold, II
  • B:G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust - 2008
  • O:Humphrey, G. Watts and Louise Ireland Humphrey Revocable Trust 2008
  • Margin:5
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Street Sense , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Lifetime: 447 yearlings sold, median $70,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold , Bay, 1985.
2

Livi Makenzie

Macho Uno  – Greta's Joy

3YO Filly

$13,700
  • J:Greta Kuntzweiler
  • T:Ron Moquett
  • B:Scott Pierce & Bobby Langley
  • O:B J D Thoroughbreds LLC
  • Margin:19¼
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Macho Uno , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 361 yearlings sold, median $27,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Joyeux Danseur , Bay, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEESEP, $5,500; 2014 KEENOV, $190,000.
3

Scat Baby

Scat Daddy  – Rosieville

3YO Filly

$5,600
  • J:Calvin H. Borel
  • T:Rick Hiles
  • B:C. R. Trout
  • O:C. R. Trout
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Scat Daddy , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Lifetime: 498 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Boston Harbor , Bay, 1994.
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    Funny Proposition Takes Down Royal Delta

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