Merkel

  • Chestnut Colt
  • Born 2006
  • KY-Bred
  • Trainer:

    Steven M. Asmussen

  • Jockey:

    Shaun Bridgmohan

  • Owner:

    Heiligbrodt Racing Stable (L. William Heiligbrodt)

  • Breeder:

    Robert B. Berger & James E. Ballard

Merkel

Forest Wildcat Storm Cat
Victoria Beauty
Lady Blockbuster Silent Screen
Dunvegan Dancer
Five-Cross Pedigree
Sale / Hip / Type Buyer / Consignor Price

FTSAUG2007

Hip 36 | Yearling
  • Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
  • Warrendale Sales, agent
$150,000
  • Run Away and Hide draws off in the Kentucky Stakes.

    Run Away and Hide Scores Kentucky Stakes

    Run Away and Hide stalked the early pace, took over just at the top of the lane, and drew clear to post a 2 1/2-length victory in the Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Aims for Sixth Ky. Stakes Win

    The Kentucky Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds has been the exclusive property of trainer Steve Asmussen for the past five years. Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Merkel will attempt to run the string to six May 1, when he faces seven foes in the $150,000, five-furlong race. A son of Forest Wildcat, Merkel will break from the rail under Shaun Bridgmohan. Asmussen scored in this race with Posse (2002), Cuvee (2003), Lunarpal (2004), Datrick (2006), and Rated Fiesty (2007), with all but Cuvee being owned by Heiligbrodt.

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