Although the Sunshine Millions races feature horses bred in Florida and California, the likely favorite for the Sunshine Millions Oaks will be shipping in from Louisiana's Fair Grounds with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan along to ride for trainer Steve Asmussen.
- Gray or Roan Filly
- Born 2005
- FL -Bred
|Trainer||Richard A. Violette, Jr.|
|Owner||Klaravich Stables Inc. & William Lawrence|
|Phantom Income View Five-Cross Pedigree||Montbrook||Buckaroo|
|Catch the Ghost||Silver Ghost|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Nick de Meric, agent||Janie Roper, agent||$77,000|
|Two-year-old||Klaravich Stable & William Lawrence||Nick de Meric, agent||$200,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Lane's End, agent||($95,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Phantom Income and Preachin Man won divisions of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors Futurity at Meadowlands on the night of Sept. 29.
It's still early in the 2-year-old season, but it seems that Bob Baffert already has a slight leg up on the rest of the competition, as the trainer has a pair of good-looking prospects, both by 2002 Juvenile champion Vindication. One of them, More Happy, will headline a field of 10 in the 116th running of the $250,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 2 at Saratoga, the nation's first Grade I event of the year for 2-year-olds.
The Aug. 15 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga has attracted nine entrants, and they have combined for 11 wins from 16 starts, with none finishing out of the money.