Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1)

Race 8 at Keeneland on October 10, 2009

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • $500,000
  • 2 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:43.12
  Noble's Promise $27.80 $13.20 $8.20
  Aikenite $7.00 $5.20
  Roman Invasion $14.80
$2 Exacta (6-8) $209.20
$2 Trifecta (6-8-12) $4,363.00
$2 Superfecta (6-8-12-7) $25,493.20
Order of Finish

Noble's Promise

Cuvee  – The Devil's Trick


  • J:Willie Martinez
  • T:Kenneth G. McPeek
  • B:C. Kidder,Cole & B. Kidder
  • O:Chasing Dreams Racing 2008, LLC (Robert Brewster)
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Cuvee , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 192 yearlings sold, median $12,250.
  • Broodmare Sire: Clever Trick , Dark Bay or Brown, 1976.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEENOV, $10,000; 2008 OBSSYR, $25,000; 2011 FTKFMX, $125,000.


Yes It's True  – Silverlado


  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Brylynn Farm, Inc.
  • O:Dogwood Stable (W. Cothran Campbell)
  • Margin:3
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Yes It's True , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 575 yearlings sold, median $45,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2008 OBSSYR, $60,000; 2009 OBSFEB, $225,000.

Roman Invasion

Roman Ruler  – Princess V.


  • J:Joe Bravo
  • T:Kelly J. Breen
  • B:Lanni Bloodstock LLC, J. Zolezzi, Westport Management LLC & J. Smithwick
  • O:Lori and George Hall
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Roman Ruler , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 276 yearlings sold, median $23,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Memo (CHI) , Bay, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTKFMX, $95,000; 2008 KEESEP, $90,000.

Make Music for Me

Bernstein  – Miss Cheers


  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Alexis Barba
  • B:Richard Shultz
  • O:Ellen and Peter O. Johnson


Victory Gallop  – Rayelle


  • J:Elvis Trujillo
  • T:Gregory D. Sacco
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss
  • O:William C. Schettine

Stately Victor

Ghostzapper  – Collect the Cash


  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Michael J. Maker
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:F. Thomas Conway and Jack Conway


A.P. Indy  – Penny's Fortune


  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Eoin G. Harty
  • B:Andrew Rosen, Robert N. Clay & Forging Oaks, LLC
  • O:Darley Stable (Mohammed Al Maktoum)


Smarty Jones  – Apasionata Sonata


  • J:Robby Albarado
  • T:Thomas M. Amoss
  • B:Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc.
  • O:Gold Mark Farm, LLC (Theodore P. Bulmahn)


Songandaprayer  – Class Choice


  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:D. Wayne Lukas
  • B:Nursery Place & Robert Manfuso
  • O:Westrock Stables, LLC (Joe and Scott Ford)

Dixie Band

Dixie Union  – Tutorial


  • J:David Romero Flores
  • T:Wayne M. Catalano
  • B:G. Watts Humphrey Jr.
  • O:Darrell and Evelyn Yates

Hurricane Ike

Graeme Hall  – Parental Uproar


  • J:Jesus Lopez Castanon
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Stanley Boileau
  • O:Dawn and Ike Thrash

Callide Valley

Indian Charlie  – Cheri Chardoneigh


  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Eddie Kenneally
  • B:Dan Issel
  • O:Gary L. and Mary E. West Stables, Inc. (Gary L. and Mary E. West)

No Shenanigans

Value Plus  – Western Resolve


  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Moreau Bloodstock International, Inc. & Winter Racing Enterprise, Inc.
  • O:Let's Go Stable (Kevin Scatuorchio)

Wildcat Nation

Yes It's True  – Scarlet Tango


  • J:Terry J. Thompson
  • T:D. Wayne Lukas
  • B:Reiley McDonald
  • O:Legends Racing Stable (Olin Gentry, et al.)
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