Three of the top five finishers from the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 21 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 25.
Coach Jimi Lee
- Chestnut Gelding
- Born 2000
- KY -Bred
Summerplace Farm's homebred Kelly's Landing found running room along the inside to rally for a one-length victory over an unlucky Areyoutalkintome in Keeneland's $268,600 Phoenix Breeders' Cup (gr. III) Saturday.
Elusive Jazz returns to Keeneland to defend his title in the $250,000 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 7. Last year's winner, who has only raced twice in 2006, will face 10 others in the six furlong test. Bobby Barnett trains the 5-year-old for Stony Oak Farm.
Keith McKinney's Gold Storm, winner of the 2004 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint, took home the trophy a second time when he won the 2006 renewal of the $150,000 race by 1 1/2 lengths in stakes record time of 1:08.39 for the six-furlong dash.
Ray Larkin's 23-1 shot Siphon City nursed an early lead in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) and surprisingly drew away to win by six lengths in Altoona, Iowa, Saturday night.
Sterling Gold let entry mate Korbyn Gold set a quick early pace and used his late-running style to take over in the stretch with Rodney Prescott aboard, posting a 2 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Don Bernhardt Stakes at Ellis Park.
Team Valor Stables and Robert J. Wilson's Added Edge won the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Mile Saturday night by the slimmest of margins over Coach Jimi Lee.
Gold Storm survived a three-horse speed battle to win the $147,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint on Saturday at Arlington Park.
Lloyd Madison Farms IV LLC's multiple graded stakes winner Champali figures to be a short-priced favorite in a small field of five for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint at Arlington Park.
Veteran campaigner Crafty Shaw reached the front on the final turn and refused to yield to pressure from Apt to Be to record his 15th career win in Saturday's $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
Apt to Be, who races in the colors of Arlington Park chairman Richard L. Duchossois, has accepted co-starting highweight of 119 pounds, along with Crafty Shaw, in defense of his title in the grade III Hanshin Cup Saturday at Arlington.
After a disappointing experience on the Triple Crown trail last year, Michael Tabor's Lion Tamer may be ready to emerge as one of the nation's top sprinters following his victory Saturday in the $200,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Mac Fehsenfeld's Valid Video, winner of the Sunshine Millions Dash last year at Gulfstream, was installed the 9-5 favorite in the early line for Saturday's $200,00 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Championship Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Alke kept the pressure on Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Cajun Beat from the outset, poking a head in front in the stretch and going on to his fourth straight win in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Trainer James DiVito will send 3-year-old gelding Coach Jimi Lee in search of his third straight win while taking on some of the best sprinters in the country in Saturday's $100,000 Mr. Prospector Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
James P. DiVito and Lee Battaglia's Coach Jimi Lee took advantage of a fast Hawthorne track Friday, shattering both the 25-year-old track and the state of Illinois record for six furlongs.
Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park earlier this year, returns as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III). He'll face 11 rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds. The last of five stakes on the card, the Sprint has a post time of 6:33 p.m. EST.
Posse, ridden by Corey Lanerie, wore down Bossanova in the final strides for a half-length victory in Saturday's $111,900 Matt Winn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Irving and Marjorie Cowan's First Blush, with Jorge Chavez riding, stormed from out of the pack to win Friday's $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on opening day at Gulfstream Park.
Arlington Park invader Coach Jimi Lee surprised racing fans at Hoosier Park by taking the $100,000 Hoosier Juvenile Saturday at Hoosier Park.
|Trainer||James P. DiVito|
|Jockey||Julio E. Felix|
|Owner||Battaglia, Lee and Divito, James P.|
|Coach Jimi Lee View Five-Cross Pedigree||Roar||Forty Niner|
|Princess Lili||My Gallant|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Bluewater Sales, agent||($30,000)|
|Yearling||Silver Oaks Farm, Brenda Jones||($19,000)|
|Two-year-old||James DiVito||Jessie and Stacy Longoria, agent||$15,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.