Eight fillies and mares with graded stakes credentials are scheduled to enter the gate for the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IIT), but only one in the full field of 12 is 3 years old and she may be the one to beat.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
Hronis Racing's Elektrum outfinished three rivals late to earn her first graded stakes in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 8 at Del Mar.
Fanticola got the proverbial monkey off her back last time out, earning her first graded score in the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT), and will look to continue her success in the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 8.
Haras Phillipson's homebred Gaga A impressed in her U.S. debut, so trainer Neil Drysdale has elected to run the 6-year-old T. H. Approval mare in her first graded U.S. race July 11.
Louisiana-bred String King put away tough pacesetter Gentleman's Kitten and carried on to a well-earned victory Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, taking the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) to become a graded winner.
|Jockey||Christopher P. DeCarlo|
|Owner||Robert S. Evans|
|Breeder||Twin Creeks Farm, Tom Clark & Nancy Clark|
|Notte d'Oro View Five-Cross Pedigree||Medaglia d'Oro||El Prado (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Twin Creeks Farm||($120,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||R.S. Evans||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$450,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.