Stalking Red Lead soared past the leaders in deep stretch for jockey Martin Bourdieu to tally by 2 1/4 lengths in the $114,400 Sunland Park Handicap April 18.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2004
Herman Heinlein's Soldier's Dancer and Paul Pompa Jr.'s This Ones for Phil won Sunshine Millions races last year and the two Florida-bred geldings are back for more on Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.
Phoenix-based Tie Rod duplicated his success in the Rattlesnake Stakes last month with a 2 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Turf Paradise Derby for 3-year-olds Saturday.
Tie Rod, who counts a romping victory in the Rattlesnake Stakes among his three lifetime triumphs, leads the local Arizona contingent in Saturday's $100,000 Turf Paradise Derby for 3-year-olds in Phoenix.
Tie Rod proved deadly in the Jan. 26 Rattlesnake Snakes, the final prep for the Turf Paradise Derby in February.
|Trainer||Justin R. Evans|
|Owner||Francone, Guy and Stable H.M.A.|
|Tie Rod View Five-Cross Pedigree||Old Topper||Gilded Time|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Joe Johnson & John Pendergrast||Green Acres Stables, agent for Dawn Lucas and Lois Meidinger||$33,000|
|Hard Not to Like|