The withdrawal of Boys At Tosconova leaves a wide open field of nine sophomores to contest the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 30, the first major step toward the Florida Derby (gr. I) this spring.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Edward K. Auwarter|
|Jockey||Victor H. Molina|
|Owner||Par 3 Stables|
|Breeder||Joe Mulholland Jr., John Mulholland & Karen Mulholland|
|Printing Press View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Wonder Star||Mountain Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Albert Davis||Select Sales, agent||$17,000|
|Two-year-old||Buzz Chace, agent||Old South Farm||$80,000|
Zayat Stables' Black N Beauty probably earned himself a ticket to the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) with a solid victory in a $51,500 allowance test for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.
Three of the most impressive maiden winners this summer -- Boys At Tosconova, Stay Thirsty, and Wine Police -- headline a field of seven in the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), the marquee event for juveniles at Saratoga.
Printing Press, dam of multiple grade I winner Lite Light, was euthanized earlier in the month because of complications from the infirmities of old age.