The top end of the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training proved a mirror image of the auction's first two sessions and a sale record was set for the third consecutive day June 18.
Impeded in deep stretch in her career debut, Office Drama was elevated to the victory in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs June 14 and became the first winner for 2010 champion sprinter Big Drama.
A Florida-bred daughter from the first crop of Big Drama ripped a quarter of a mile in :20 3/5 at Ocala Training Center April 16 to top the fourth under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale.
Jockey Federico Mata emerged relatively unscathed from a spill he took during the first under tack preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training at the Ocala Training Center on March 11.
Big Drama, the Eclipse Award-winning champion sprinter in 2010, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., for a live-foal fee of $10,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale concluded its three-day run Aug. 28 with a second day of open session declines.
Big Drama generated plenty of headlines during a stellar racing career, and the 2010 champion sprinter and multimillionaire is now a distinguished young stallion.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.
Paul and Andrena Van Doren's Rise Up continued to impress with a sparkling gate-to-wire victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.
Eclipse Award champion and Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Big Drama heads HallMarc Stallion's 2014 roster.
All-sources handle for the season was $141,735,025, up 12.52% compared with the 2011-12 meeting that produced $125,963,850. This year's daily average handle from all sources was $1,629,138, or 13.81% higher.
Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five, all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members elected to the Calder Hall of Fame.
Champion sprinter Big Drama was represented by his first foal when a filly produced from multiple stakes winner Bucky's Prayer (by Meadow Prayer) was born Jan. 11 at Hal Queen Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Goldencents went wire-to-wire in the $1 million Delta Jackpot (gr. III) at Delta Downs Nov. 17, setting quick early fractions and responding with something more to hold off a late run from 9-5 favorite Bern Identity.
- By Tom LaMarra
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Bern Identity turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Nov. 10 in preparation for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) in a week's time at the Vinton, La., track for trainer Kelly Breen.
Odds-on favorite Bern Identity made quick work of seven rivals in the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs Oct. 20 in preparation for next month's $1 million Delta Jackpot (gr. III).
Highlighted by the $1 million Delta Jackpot (gr. III), Delta Downs has announced a stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes with purses totaling $4.64 million during the 2012-2013 meet.
Churchill Downs announced major changes in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and Kentucky Oaks June 14, with a points system that rewards top finishes in selected races from this fall through the 2013 edition of the classics.
General Quarters, a two-time grade I winner, will enter stud at Stonewall Farm Ocala (Marc Haisfield, managing member) near Ocala, Fla.
Making his stakes debut, career claimer Jimanator outdueled odds-on favorite Mambo Meister to win the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 26 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Harold Queen's homebred champion sprinter Big Drama will enter stud in 2012 for $10,000 at Stonewall Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Florida breeder/owner Harold Queen has retired his homebred Eclipse Award winner and Breeders' Cup winner Big Drama.
Trainer David Fawkes has two for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I): last year's winner Big Drama and Apriority.
Harold Queen's homebred Big Drama was made the 5-2 morning line favorite to repeat in the Nov. 5 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). He'll break from post 8 in a field of 9.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Big Drama||David Fawkes||
|Kick On||Joseph Petalino||
|Retap||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Skipadate||Dale L. Romans||
|Stimulus Plan||Jerry L. Balo||
|Terrain||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Three Part Harmony||Peter R. Walder||
|Trinity Magic||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Valid Message||Tim G. Williams||
|West Side Bernie||Kelly J. Breen||
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