Azalea S. (G3)

Race 7 at Calder Race Course on July 11, 2009

  • Grade III
  • 6 furlongs
  • Dirt
  • $200,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:11.22
Payoffs
  First Passage $9.00 $4.20 $3.00
  Kays and Jays $4.40 $3.20
  Royal Card $4.20
$2 Exacta (9-7) $43.80
$2 Trifecta (9-7-3) $296.00
$2 Superfecta (9-7-3-4) $2,200.60
Order of Finish
1

First Passage

Giant's Causeway  – Win's Fair Lady

3YO

$119,040
  • J:Jermaine V. Bridgmohan
  • T:Martin D. Wolfson
  • B:ClassicStar 2004 Powerfoal Stable
  • O:Andrew Rosen
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 984 yearlings sold, median $140,342.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dehere , Bay, 1991.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $1,200,000.
2

Kays and Jays

Macho Uno  – Lovin Spoonful

3YO

$38,400
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Milan Kosanovich
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
  • Margin:3
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Macho Uno , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 361 yearlings sold, median $27,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dixieland Band , Bay, 1980.
  • Sale History: 2008 BARMAR, $120,000.
3

Royal Card

Chapel Royal  – Showmethegreencard

3YO

$19,200
  • J:Paco Lopez
  • T:Martin D. Wolfson
  • B:Guilherme Bombonato
  • O:Elite Racing Company
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Chapel Royal , Dark Bay or Brown, 2001. Lifetime: 265 yearlings sold, median $13,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: De Niro , Dark Bay or Brown, 1992.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSSYR, $27,000; 2008 OBSFEB, $175,000; 2009 KEENOV, $80,000; 2010 KEENOV, $135,000.
4

R Brown Sugar

Exchange Rate  – Winlocs Sistermary

3YO

$9,600
  • J:Jeffrey Sanchez
  • T:Kirk Ziadie
  • B:Harold J. Plumley
  • O:Richard N. Averill
5

Donttellmewhattodo

Strong Hope  – Tropic Depression

3YO

$5,760
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Martin D. Wolfson
  • B:Dinwiddie Farm
  • O:Suarez Racing Inc. & Paul LoDuca
6

Going to the Sun

Najran  – Gift Shoppe

3YO

$2,000
  • J:Javier Santiago
  • T:Michelle Lovell
  • B:Barbara Hunter
  • O:Agave Racing Stable
7

3YO

$2,000
  • J:Manoel R. Cruz
  • T:Manuel A. Estevez
  • B:Peter J. Mirabelli
  • O:Peter J. Mirabelli
8

Underground

Indian Charlie  – Goldminess

3YO

$2,000
  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Richard Nip & BDP Holdings
  • O:Hill N Dale Equine Holdings Inc.
9

3YO

$2,000
  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:Michelle Lovell
  • B:Millsap Stables Inc.
  • O:Agave Racing Stable
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