Ben Ali S. (G3)

Race 8 at Keeneland on April 18, 2010

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 4:35 PM
  • 1:49.60
4   Dubious Miss $6.60 $4.00 $3.00
7   Kiss the Kid $9.00 $5.20
5   Giant Oak $4.20
$2 Exacta (4-7) $58.80
$2 Trifecta (4-7-5) $314.80
$2 Superfecta (4-7-5-3) $1060.40
Order of Finish

Dubious Miss

E Dubai  – Cryptoclover


  • J:Calvin H. Borel
  • T:Paul J. McGee
  • B:David P. Holloway
  • O:David P. Holloway Racing, Inc. (David P. Holloway)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: E Dubai , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Lifetime: 343 yearlings sold, median $12,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Mountain Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.

Kiss the Kid

Lemon Drop Kid  – Black Tie Kiss


  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Amy Tarrant
  • B:Jayeff B Stables
  • O:Hardacre Farm, LLC (Amy Tarrant)
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 653 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Danzig , Bay, 1977.
  • Sale History: 2004 KEESEP, $270,000.

Giant Oak

Giant's Causeway  – Crafty Oak


  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Neil L. Pessin
  • B:Virginia H. Tarra Trust
  • O:Virginia H. Tarra Trust (Virginia H. Tarra)
  • Margin:3
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 957 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Crafty Prospector , Chestnut, 1979.

Just as Well

A.P. Indy  – No Matter What


  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Jonathan E. Sheppard
  • B:Augustin Stable
  • O:Jonathan E. Sheppard


Lycius  – Gioia


  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A.
  • O:Haras Santa Maria de Araras (Julio Bozano)

Big Top

Giant's Causeway  – Thorough Fair


  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Nicholas P. Zito
  • B:Shell Bloodstock
  • O:My Meadowview Farm (Leonard Riggio)

Ready Set

Touch Gold  – Party Cited


  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:Ronny W. Werner
  • B:Rancho San Peasea S. A.
  • O:Lael Stables (Roy Jackson)

Timber Reserve

Forest Camp  – Fountain Square


  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:John C. Kimmel
  • B:Mike Harris & Westwind Farms
  • O:Circle E Racing (Lee Einsidler), Caesar P. Kimmel and Philip J. Solondz
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  • Wise Dan wins the Ben Ali Stakes.

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