Stanley C. Mankin, a longtime trainer on the Nebraska circuit who campaigned multiple stakes winner and fan favorite Skunktail, died June 13 in Grand Island, Neb. He was 72.
The most intriguing race on a loaded Santa Anita Park card May 23 might be the opening stakes on "California Gold Rush Day" at the Southern California track.
Kate's Main Man, the 2010 national claimer of the year who ranks third among Iowa-breds in career earnings, is one of three inductees to the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place Aug. 2.
Recent grade I winner Willy Beamin is part of a 10-horse field that includes fellow shippers Prospective and and Daddy Nose Best on the biggest day of the season at Remington Park Sept. 30.
Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.
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Kate's Main Man, third behind Win Willy in a stakes at Oaklawn Park last month, turned the tables on his rival with a front-running win in the $100,000 Essex Handicap under clear skies at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13.
Odds-on choice Win Willy unleashed his terrific stretch kick to win the $75,000 Fifth Season Stakes by a neck over Stachys with a well-timed ride from Cliff Berry at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bach's Homebrew||Larry L. Staroscik||
|Corporate Chapel||Stanley C. Mankin||
|Diamond Joe||Chuck Turco||
|Joy Boy||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Kate's Main Man||Randy L. Morse||
|Ransom Roberto||Boyd Caster||
|Unsaddled Glory||Larry D. Donlin||
|Wild Jacob||Stanley C. Mankin||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Real Good Deal S.||DMR|
|Honorable Miss H. (gr. II)||SAR|
|Eternal Search S.||WO|
|Prairie Gold Lassie S.||PRM|
|Iowa Registered and Foaled Three Year Old Colt and Gelding Route H.||PRM|