Hanshin Cup H. (G3)

Race 9 at Arlington Park on May 29, 2010

  • Grade III
  • 1 mile
  • All Weather Track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:14 PM
  • 1:38.16
4   Country Flavor $44.40 $20.20 $9.00
7   Tybalt $5.20 $3.80
6   Gran Estreno (ARG) $3.20
$2 Exacta (4-7) $236.00
$2 Trifecta (4-7-6) $1,151.20
$2 Superfecta (4-7-6-5) $4,042.40
Order of Finish

Country Flavor

Empire Maker  – Allspice


  • J:Inez Karlsson
  • T:Greg Geier
  • B:Jim Taefel, L.L.C.
  • O:Jim Tafel LLC (James B. Tafel)
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Empire Maker , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 235 yearlings sold, median $165,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Coronado's Quest , Chestnut, 1995.


Storm Cat  – Tuzla (FR)


  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:Michael Stidham
  • B:Stonerside Stable
  • O:Darley Stable (J. Bell, et al)
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Storm Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1983. Lifetime: 462 yearlings sold, median $325,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Panoramic (GB) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1987.

Gran Estreno (ARG)

Lucky Roberto  – Great Stampa (ARG)


  • J:E. T. Baird
  • T:Michael Stidham
  • B:Luther, Eduardo Carlos
  • O:Feel The Thunder Stable (Martin Nixon)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Lucky Roberto , Dark Bay or Brown, 1996. Lifetime: 2 yearlings sold, median $4,200.
  • Broodmare Sire: Senor Pete , Bay, 1987.

Victory Notion

Victory Gallop  – Paris Notion


  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:Jeff Talley
  • B:Ann Marie Farm
  • O:Texas Toyco LLC (Sid Karmia)


Cherokee Run  – Cold Awakening


  • J:Eduardo E. Perez
  • T:Louie J. Roussel, III
  • B:Charles Jacobi
  • O:Louie J. Roussel, III and Ronald Lamarque

Mad Flatter

Flatter  – Miss Pangea


  • J:Florent Geroux
  • T:Jeffrey D. Thornbury
  • B:Bonnie Heath Farm, LLC
  • O:Bonnie Heath Farm, LLC, Holiday Stable, LLC, Bright Brook Farm and Hinkle Farms


Double Honor  – Pledge Mom


  • J:M. Clifton Berry
  • T:Hugh H. Robertson
  • B:Homewrecker Racing LLC
  • O:Homewrecker Racing Stable (Ron and Ricki Rashinski)

Brothers Nicholas

Smart Strike  – Lady Nicholas


  • J:Eduardo E. Perez
  • T:Louie J. Roussel, III
  • B:Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds, Blackburn, Lamantia & Halecky
  • O:Louie J. Roussel, III


Slew City Slew  – Wee Portion


  • J:Julio E. Felix
  • T:Charles Livesay
  • B:Pam Marcum
  • O:Pam Marcum
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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    Hogy Holds His Own in Sharp Hanshin Cup Tally

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  • Hip #645, colt; Big Brown - Cold Awakening, by Dehere, brought $825,000 on Sept 12.

    Big Brown Colt Commands $825,000 at Keeneland

    A colt by 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown commanded $825,000 from Demi O'Byrne during the third session of the Keeneland September sale. He was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.

  • Mad Flatter heads the field for the co-featured Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap.

    Florida Million Program Set at Calder

    Mad Flatter, winner of the Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) last month, heads the field for the co-featured $150,000 Carl G. Rose Classic Handicap on the annual Florida Million program at Calder Casino and Race Course.

  • Mad Flatter takes the Spend a Buck again.

    Mad Flatter Repeats in Spend a Buck

    Bonnie Heath Farm's homebred Mad Flatter won the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) for the second straight year when he held off Mambo Meister by a length Oct. 15 at Calder Casino & Race Course.

  • Gran Estreno

    Stidham Pair Looks Tough in FG Handicap

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  • Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap Strike Again takes on 8 in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap.

    Rivals Battle in Col. Bradley Handicap

    Strike Again and Gran Estreno, separated by less than a length last month, are among the top choices for the $100,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Mad Flatter cruises to victory in the Spend a Buck.

    Mad Flatter Coasts to Win in Spend a Buck

    Mad Flatter took a commanding lead after three-quarters of a mile and coasted to a 6 1/4-length victory over defending champion Mambo Meister on Oct. 16 in the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) at Calder.

  • Gran Estreno outfinishes Giant Oak and Mad Flatter to repeat in the Washington Park Handicap.

    Gran Estreno Repeats in Washington Park

    Blocked in the stretch, Gran Estreno exploited an unexpected opening at the rail to win the $120,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) for the second year in a row at Arlington Park Sept. 4.

  • 2009 Washington Park Handicap winner Gran Estreno tries for a repeat in 2010.

    Gran Estreno Defends Washington Park Title

    Gran Estreno, who posted a mild upset when winning the 2009 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), returns in search of a repeat as part of a seven-horse field in the $150,000 race Sept. 4 at Arlington Park.

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