In Tune proved up to the challenge of stepping into stakes company as she outlasted House Rules in the stretch to win the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
|Trainer||William I. Mott|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Breeder||B. Flay Thoroughbreds|
|America View Five-Cross Pedigree||A.P. Indy||Seattle Slew|
|Butterfly Blue (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Denali Stud, agent||($725,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.
Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria, the lone filly with stakes experience in the field, heads the six-horse lineup for the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Aqueduct.
The 2010 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winner Americain will commence his stud career at Calumet Farm, it was announced Nov. 22.
Nearly every domestic yearling sale in 2009 has suffered sharp declines, but in England, Ireland, and France, auctions of young horses generally have turned in stronger performances.
|Will Take Charge|
|Vicar's in Trouble|