European invader Queen's Trust denied Lady Eli a rousing finish to her fairytale comeback from laminitis, getting her nose down just in time to take the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
The stars will be out in force Saturday, as California Chrome, Arrogate, Tepin, Lady Eli, Flintshire, Frosted and a host of Aidan O'Brien horses, headed by iron filly Found, will be on display in what promises to be a memorable day of racing.
It took Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 5-year-old mare Al's Gal 26 starts to earn her first graded win, but it was a whopper Oct. 16 at Woodbine.
Don Alberto Stable's Guapaza, an import from Chile trained by Chad Brown, figures to take the Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) a long way Aug. 6 at Saratoga.
German-bred Olorda has found new life racing on the lead, as evidenced by a gate-to-wire win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares April 29, closing day of the spring meet at Keeneland.
Trainer Chad Brown finished as well as he could March 5 in the $150,000 The Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.
Multiple Chilean group I winner Dacita, who scored in her first U.S. stakes start last year, makes her 2016 debut against another Chilean import, Guapaza, both trained by Chad Brown.
|Trainer||Michael J. Maker|
|Owner||Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.|
|Breeder||Malone Racing LLC|
|Al's Gal View Five-Cross Pedigree||English Channel||Smart Strike|
|Dans La Ville (CHI)||Winning|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||John Greathouse Bloodstock||Paramount Sales, agent||$50,000|
|Yearling||Phase II Thoroughbreds||Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm||$30,000|
|Two-year-old||Gary Contessa, agent||Wavertree Stables, agent||$40,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||SF Bloodstock & New Gate Farm||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$800,000|