On Aug. 30, Wise Dan will face a solid field in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) as the 127-pound highweight while making his long-awaited return after May 16 colic surgery.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2008
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's two-time grade I winner Big Blue Kitten was guided out of a pocket in the stretch and completed a last-to-first rally in the $100,000 Lure Stakes in his 2014 debut Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
Front-running Sayaad, making his first appearance in more than eight months, drew away from favored Kharafa in the stretch to capture the $147,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes on a yielding turf July 4 at Belmont Park.
Za Approval, runner-up to Wise Dan in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), tops the seven-horse field that will contest the Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.
|Trainer||William I. Mott|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Owner||Brous Stable LLC, Barber, Gary, and Wachtel Stable|
|Breeder||Buck Pond Farm, Inc. & Tew, LP|
|Bio Pro View Five-Cross Pedigree||War Front||Danzig|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Buck Pond Farm, agent||($57,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.