Breeding & Sales News
$330,000 Unbridled's Song colt leads F-T Midlantic opener
Joseph H. Moss purchased a colt by Unbridled's Song for the top price of $330,000 at Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Maryland. Cataloged as Hip No. 128, the Kentucky-bred was offered by De Meric Sales, agent.
Nick De Meric had bought the April 17 foal for $250,000 last August at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga. The bay juvenile worked one furlong in :10 3/5 at Wednesday's under tack show.
The session topper is the second registered foal from the unraced Dixie Union mare Winning Bet, a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Finder's Fee (Mr. Prospector); Tax Ruling (Dynaformer), two-time winner of the Iroquois Hurdle (NSA-G1); multiple Grade 2-placed Treasure Island (Danzig); and the stakes-placed New Way (Danzig). Winning Bet is also a half-sister to the dams of Grade 2 scorer T.D. Vance (Rahy) and current multiple Grade 3 hero Optimizer (English Channel), who recently placed in the May 4 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) and in Saturday's Dixie S. (G2).
The colt's second dam is Grade 1 heroine Fantastic Find (Mr. Prospector), the product of a blueblood Phipps family. Her immediate relatives include champion and noted broodmare Heavenly Prize (Seeking the Gold); multiple Grade 1 star Dancing Spree (Nijinsky II), winner of the 1989 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1); and Grade 1 winners Furlough (Easy Goer), Oh What a Windfall (Seeking the Gold) and Dancing Forever (Rahy).
Shortly afterward, TAHRIR SQUARE (Offlee Wild) nearly equaled that price when commanding $320,000 from Ed Savant. The May 3 foal, who drilled a quarter-mile in :21 3/5 for Eddie Woods, agent, at the under tack show, sported Hip 145.
The Kentucky-bred dark bay was produced by the unraced Alittlebitearly (Thunder Gulch), a half-sister to such notables as Group 3 winning-sire Bertolini (Danzig) and stakes heroine Amelia (Dixieland Band), the dam of Grade 3 scorer Kindergarden Kid (Dynaformer) and 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) runner-up He's Had Enough (Tapit).
Alittlebitearly is out of Grade 2 queen Aquilegia (Alydar), who is herself a full sister to champion Althea and to Grade 2 victress Aishah, both top producers. The juvenile's third dam is Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee (Never Bend). Among her reams of descendants is Group 1 star and influential sire Green Desert (Danzig).
Woods also offered a Distorted Humor colt, Hip 137, who went for $240,000 to trainer Gary Contessa on behalf of Wounded Warrior. Originally sold for $180,000 as a yearling at Saratoga, the Kentucky-bred sped his furlong in :10 2/5 last Wednesday.
The January 26 foal is the first from Group 3 heroine African Skies (GB) (Johannesburg), a half-sister to stakes winner Nakheel (Sadler's Wells). African Skies scored her signature win in the 2008 Princess Margaret (Eng-G3) as a juvenile.
The juvenile's second dam, Matiya (Ire) (Alzao), captured the 1996 Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-G1) and placed in two other classics, the One Thousand Guineas (Eng-G1) and Prix de Diane (Fr-G1). Matiya is a daughter of Group 1-placed stakes victress Purchasepaperchase (Young Generation), who is also responsible for Group 3-placed stakes winner Carambola (Ire) (Danehill) and multiple South African Group 1-placed Toreador (Danehill).
A Pure Prize filly likewise brought $240,000 to tie for third on the leaderboard. Oaklawn Park President Charles J. Cella snapped up Hip 167 from the consignment of Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
The Maryland-bred, who clocked :10 3/5 for one furlong, is a full sister to 2011 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship winner Plum. They are out of the multiple stakes-placed Bamba (Not for Love).
The May 5 chestnut counts as her second dam the multiple stakes winner Munchkin Michele (Naked Sky), fourth in the 1987 Little Silver H. (G3) when that result counted as black-type.
At the conclusion of Monday's trade, Fasig-Tipton reported double-digit gains in both average and median. The $59,793 average represented a 27 percent spike from last year's $47,067, while the median rose 18.5 percent, from $27,000 to $32,000.
The opening-day gross of $7,235,000 was off less than 1.5 percent from the $7,342,500 raked in a year ago, despite a much slimmer catalog. In 2012, 270 horses were cataloged for day one, and 156 were sold. On Monday, only 215 were cataloged, and 121 changed hands.
The two-day sale concludes Tuesday, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT).
For the catalog, complete results and live video of the auction, log onto fasigtipton.com.
Triple Crown News & Notes
Palace Malice will keep Smith, shed blinkers for Belmont
"Who knows which horse will relish a mile and a half; but his pedigree and his disposition -- sans blinkers -- would give Palace Malice as good a shot as any of them."
Palace Malice had just missed in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes prior to the Derby. Earlier this season, he was a close third in the Grade 2 Risen Star at Fair Grounds, edging eventual Preakness upsetter Oxbow.
Palace Malice is from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who was outdueled by the filly Rags to Riches in the 2007 Belmont.
Pletcher will field several other Belmont runners, including Louisiana Derby hero and Kentucky Derby third-placer Revolutionary and Arkansas Derby winner Overanalyze, who was 11th in the Run for the Roses.
Encke among latest positive tests for al Zarooni; bin Suroor trainees all clear
Godolphin and, via his solicitors, al Zarooni have been informed of the test results. Both Godolphin and al Zarooni have also been notified that they have the option within the Rules to ask that the relevant samples be subjected to B sample analysis. Both parties have until May 23 to confirm if they wish to take up this option.
In line with the restrictions imposed on the 15 horses identified as having been administered anabolic steroids in the initial investigation, and subject to confirmation should the B samples be sent for counter-analysis, the seven horses will be suspended from running in Britain for a period of six months from the date the samples were taken. As such the above horses would not be permitted to resume racing until October 29, 2013. Any of these horses may be subjected to further sampling, as directed by the BHA, prior to them resuming racing.
The BHA has also notified Godolphin that the application for bin Suroor to take charge of Moulton Paddocks will now be processed. Under the Rules of Racing, horses must be in the care of a licensed trainer for 14 days before they are permitted to run.
Following the eight-year disqualification awarded by the Disciplinary Panel, al Zarooni lodged an appeal against the severity of the penalty. No date has been set for the Appeal Board hearing as yet but the BHA can confirm that it will not take place until the final week in June, at the earliest.
"We will not be taking any separate action in respect of these additional positive results whilst Mr. al Zarooni's appeal process is ongoing," said Adam Brickell, director of Integrity, Legal and Risk for the BHA.
"In the meantime, the latest findings from HFL Sport Science will form the subject of further interviews as part of the BHA's continuing investigation. From the outset, one of the aims of the investigation, in addition to trying to understand the environment within which such serious breaches came to be committed, has been to identify what measures are needed to ensure the yard operates in accordance with the Rules in future. The findings will be shared with Godolphin and will also assist the BHA with regard to the future licensing of the yard."
BHA Chief Executive Paul Bittar also commented on the developments.
"These test results endorse the swift action and measures taken by the BHA in this matter," Bittar said. "Whatever the outcome of his appeal before the independent Appeal Board, the gravity and scale of the infringements warranted Mahmood al Zarooni being removed from control of the yard as quickly as possible.
"We welcome the news that Saeed bin Suroor's horses tested negative and this clears the way for him to now take charge of Moulton Paddocks."
Godolphin issued a statement from racing manager Simon Crisford on the stable's website.
"It is obviously very disappointing that seven further horses have tested positive for stanozolol," Crisford said.
"These results highlight why H.H. Sheikh Mohammed took the decision to lock down the stables at Moulton Paddocks until every Godolphin horse in training at Newmarket had been tested.
"All of Saeed bin Suroor's horses have tested clear and we are working with the BHA to put everything back in order at Moulton Paddocks."
Prominent racetrack official Noe dies at 84
Kenneth "Kenny" Noe Jr., former president, chief executive officer and chairman of The New York Racing Association (NYRA) board, died Sunday at the age of 84.
Noe, who served as a racing secretary and steward at NYRA during the 1970s, was hired as president and general manager of the organization in October 1994. In September 1995 he was elevated to chairman of the board of trustees, and in December of 1996 was named chairman and chief executive officer. He resigned as board chairman and CEO in October 2000.
A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Noe held a variety of positions in the racing industry at more than a dozen tracks. In addition to New York, Noe served as racing secretary at a number of major venues in the East and Midwest including Hialeah, Garden State Park, Arlington Park and Washington Park. He also spent 11 years as the president and general manager of Calder Race Course from 1979-90.
A past director of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Noe was also a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau, and the Miami Heart Institute.
He is survived by his son Jeff and daughter Holly. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Triple Crown News & Notes
Lukas back on top following Oxbow's Preakness win
Lukas and his nine-horse contingent, that also included Dixie upsetter Skyring and his personal pony, were on the highway before dawn Sunday morning, heading back to their home base at Churchill Downs. Then it's on to the Belmont Stakes in three weeks with Oxbow and possibly seventh-place finisher Will Take Charge. Titletown Five, Lukas' third Preakness entrant who finished last, will run in shorter races for the rest of his three-year-old campaign.
"I've always rode with the horses all my career," said Lukas, who now has six Preakness winners, one behind Robert Walden for the all-time record in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. "I used to go on the airplanes and stand there with them all the time. We don't fly much anymore."
He's "the man on the van" these days, having ridden in a pickup truck for more than 12 hours to Pimlico on Tuesday and scheduled to follow the same routine back home Sunday.
"I'll get him home at feeding time just about," Lukas explained. "By the time I get him home and give him a bath it'll be right about 5 o'clock (EDT). They put a bucket seat where I ride on kind of an air-ride slide thing. It's like riding in a boat somewhere on the waves."
"I was trying to be politically correct all week, but I thought (Oxbow) was the toughest horse. I thought if there was some adversity or something went wrong, he had the best chance to overcome," Lukas admitted. "Will Take Charge is so big that he has to get a clear run. He can't check, stop, take a bump or anything. The other horse (Titletown Five) we knew was going to need a career quantum leap forward."
Orb doing well after Preakness fourth
McGaughey will monitor Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's homebred colt's training at Belmont Park before deciding his status for the Belmont Stakes on June 8.
"I want to see him bounce back and see his soundness level and his energy level," he explained. "I think there are a lot of good wins down the road for him."
After Orb arrived at Belmont Park at 11:30 a.m., McGaughey reported that his charge had shipped back home well.
"He was already in his stall when I got back here and seemed to be fine," he said. "We'll walk him a good while this afternoon and just kind of see what we have. The Belmont Stakes is on our radar screen.
"I talked to Mr. Janney this morning. He and Mr. Phipps had talked on their way to the airport. We just all came to the conclusion that we should just watch Orb and see. I think everything is in good shape. We'd like to run.
"But yesterday took a little bit out of him and he's already run five times this year and it's only the middle of May. I'd sure like to have him fresh for Saratoga and a Jim Dandy/Travers kind of a go.
"He's just going to have to tell us what we want to see. If he's jumping out of his skin, we're going to bring him over here (to run in the Belmont Stakes).
"I might know in about a week. I just have to wait and see. Everything's gone great all year until yesterday. But I don't anticipate any problems. I don't think he's knocked out by any means."
Pletcher's armada massing for Belmont Stakes
After bypassing the Preakness, trainer Todd Pletcher has a deep group of contenders for the June 8 Belmont Stakes.
"We have a few candidates, but we haven't firmed up the line-up just yet," Pletcher said.
Two of his Derby also-rans, Overanalyze and Palace Malice, breezed at Belmont Park Sunday, as did the filly Unlimited Budget.
Palace Malice sped a half-mile on the good training track in :47.49, while Overanalyze covered the same ground in :47.50. The colts posted the day's second and third-best times, respectively, at the trip. Unlimited Budget clocked :49.
"Overanalyze breezed this morning and breezed well," Pletcher said. "We are planning to run him. We breezed Palace Malice and talked to (Cot) Campbell (of Dogwood Stable). We plan to run him.
"Revolutionary will have two breezes starting next Sunday. We plan to run him.
"Mike Repole is going to be the key to how many other horses we run. He has several possibilities (in addition to Overanalyze).
"Unlimited Budget breezed this morning, and she is possible. Micromanage is here and will breeze next Sunday, and we'll make a decision after that."
WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, winner of the Withers in February at Aqueduct and the Louisiana Derby in March at Fair Grounds, was Pletcher's highest finisher in the 2013 Kentucky Derby, reporting home third, beaten 3 1/2 lengths by Orb.
Overanalyze, victorious in the Arkansas Derby in April at Oaklawn, was 11th in the Derby, with Blue Grass runner-up Palace Malice tiring to 12th after setting a fast pace.
Unlimited Budget, third in the Kentucky Oaks on May 3, would be attempting to emulate Rags to Riches, who in 2007 became the first filly since 1905 to win the Belmont. Rags to Riches is Pletcher's only Belmont Stakes winner to date. Micromanage is exiting a neck victory in an optional claimer on May 11 at Monmouth Park.
Pletcher is a former assistant to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who on Saturday picked up his sixth Preakness victory when he sent out Oxbow to a front-running win under Gary Stevens.
"I was very happy for Wayne and Gary; it was a tremendous accomplishment for both of them," Pletcher said. "I thought Gary rode a very, very smart race and took advantage of the pace scenario, and the horse delivered a big performance."
Oxbow, the Preakness Stakes winner, departed Pimlico before dawn on Sunday and vanned to Lukas' barn at Churchill Downs, according to Pimlico officials. The colt is expected to aim for the Belmont Stakes.
According to NYRA Stakes Coordinator Andrew Byrnes, Oxbow currently is slated to face Freedom Child, Golden Soul, Overanalyze, Palace Malice and Revolutionary. Bob Baffert will run either Code West or Power Broker. Orb and Itsmyluckyday are possible.
Itsmyluckyday justifies Plesa's faith, now targeting Haskell
Itsmyluckyday, who was scheduled to ship to Monmouth Park Sunday, is a far more definite candidate to run in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational at the New Jersey track on July 28.
"The Haskell is on my list. God willing, that's a certainty," Plesa said.
Majority of Preakness field bypassing Belmont Stakes
Trainer Doug O'Neill and his fifth-place Preakness finisher Goldencents will not be going on to the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Team O'Neill and the colt departed Pimlico early Sunday morning to return to Southern California.
Champion Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) continued his preparations for the June 18 Queen Anne S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot with a piece of exercise at David Lanigan's Berkshire complex on Monday. Trainer Graham Motion posted a photo of the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) hero, and last-out Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) star, powering up the Whitcombe gallop in Lambourn. To follow Animal Kingdom's build-up to his career finale, visit his "Ascot Diaries" website...
Declan's Warrior (Majestic Warrior), the once-beaten colt who narrowly prevailed in last month's Bay Shore (G3), will break outside four rivals in Wednesday's $85,000 Gygistar for three-year-olds at Belmont Park, a potential seven-furlong prep for the Woody Stephens (G2) on June 8. The late-closing Declan's Warrior was aided by a fast pace in the Bay Shore, which he won by a head, but might find himself at a disadvantage here given the lack of early speed on paper. Happy My Way (Wilko), up the track in the April 27 Big Drama at Calder after failing to make the lead, had shown more early foot in his prior two starts and could be the one to catch. Second choice on the morning line is Battier (Tale of the Cat), first or second in all six starts and recent winner of the restricted Fit to Fight at Aqueduct. Stepping back up in class is the multiple stakes-placed Tenango (Lion Heart), who comes off a 12 3/4-length romp versus starter allowance/optional claiming foes...
Monday's renewal of the Mehl-Muhlens Rennen (Ger-G2), or German Two Thousand Guineas, looked almost certain to head overseas beforehand, but arguably would have gone the way of the chief domestic hope Global Bang (Manduro) if he had not blown the start and gifted the race to the sole French raider Peace at Last (Oasis Dream). Having made his racecourse bow when third behind Prix de Pontarme scorer Mutin (Kentucky Dynamite) in a seven-furlong debutantes event at Chantilly in July, the Henri-Alex Pantall trainee was slow to make an impact in the better races and signed off at two with just a seven-furlong conditions win at Compiegne, albeit in impressive fashion. Returning to be second to the useful Etalondes (Royal Applause) over 7 1/2 furlongs at Deauville March 8, the bay was again behind Mutin when fifth over one mile at Saint-Cloud at the end of that month before filling fourth spot behind another highly-regarded sophomore in Saint Thomas (Dansili) back over that same track and trip last time May 4. Held up early with only the detached Global Bang behind, he followed the move of Godolphin's Tawhid (Invincible Spirit) as that rival struck the front 1 1/2 furlongs from home and the eventual runner-up made a dramatic move out wide. Mastering that duo with 100 yards remaining, the outsider was driven out to assert as Global Bang's earlier exertions took their toll. This was the second high-profile success in Germany for the Pantall stable after Beatrice (Dr Fong), another who was seemingly exposed in her native France beforehand, took Cologne's Schwarzgold-Rennen (Ger-G3) earlier this month, and owner Guy Heald was also surprised by the outcome. "I am overjoyed, but I did not expect him to win," he said. Global Bang's trainer Mario Hofer commented, "I am really pleased with his performance, but he left it a little too late."...
Telescope (Galileo), who came through a Sunday workout at Newmarket in good condition, will van to Lingfield for a racecourse gallop Wednesday in a bid to be ready for the June 1 Epsom Derby (Eng-G1). The Sir Michael Stoute trainee was forced out of last week's intended seasonal reappearance in the Dante (Eng-G2) at York after abrasions on his legs became infected. "Telescope is in good form (Monday) morning following yesterday's work," tweeted Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. "(Trainer) Sir Michael (Stoute) confirms that he will now head to Lingfield on Wednesday. Telescope will work at 1 p.m."...
Group 3 winner Fantastic Moon (Dalakhani) heads eight possibles for the £40,000 Cocked Hat S. over 11 furlongs at Goodwood on Friday, the second day of the May Festival. Jeremy Noseda's charge could clash with Dee S. (Eng-G3) runner-up Contributer (High Chaparral), trained by Ed Dunlop, Sir Henry Cecil's Disclaimer (Dansili) and Feel Like Dancing (Galileo) from the stable of John Gosden, who has won the last two renewals. The Cocked Hat has been a good pointer to future stars in the past with the last three winners -- Michelangelo (Galileo) (2012), Masked Marvel (Montjeu) (2011) and the ill-fated Rewilding (2010) -- all going on to win or place at Group 1 level...
Cameron Highland (Galileo) is on course to start his season on the final day of the May Festival at Goodwood Saturday, in either the £40,000 Festival S. over just short of 10 furlongs or the £40,000 Tapster S. over 12 furlongs. The Roger Varian trainee disappointed when last seen out in the Arc Trial (Eng-G3) at Newbury in September but had previously landed a listed contest at Windsor by 4 1/2 lengths. "Cameron Highland is a very likely runner in one of the races, but I haven't decided which race yet," Varian said. "He is versatile in regards to trip and ground so we will just have a look at the entries and weigh it up closer to the time. He has been in great form and I am very happy with him. He has strengthened up over the winter and I think he has improved. I think we can safely put a line through his run at Newbury because it didn't compare to any of his previous runs and I imagine he had just gone over the top after a long season. If you ignore that, he looked quite a nice horse and we were minding him a bit last year because we always thought he would be a better four-year-old. Hopefully, we will be proved right." A total of 16 entries have been received for the Festival, headed by the Luca Cumani-trained pair of Afsare (Dubawi), runner-up in the Arlington Million (G1) last August, and French import Mobaco (Slickly), a Group 3 scorer at Marseille Borely on his latest start in October. Beatrice Aurore (Danehill Dancer), who won the Height of Fashion S. at Goodwood in 2011, could have her first start for Ed Dunlop, while the Hughie Morrison-trained Coquet (Sir Percy), who landed the same contest last year, could return to the West Sussex course after finishing sixth on her reappearance in the Daisy Warwick S. The Tapster has attracted 11 entries including Frankel's full brother Noble Mission (Galileo), who landed the Gordon (Eng-G3) over the course and distance at Glorious Goodwood in 2012, as well as classy pair Vow (Motivator) and Songcraft (Singspiel)...
Centennial Farms' Paso Doble (Bold N' Flashy) was much the best as the 8-5 favorite in Monday's $121,577 New Providence Stakes at Woodbine. The Mark Casse pupil stalked the pacesetter, loomed up three-wide at the top of the stretch, took over the lead a furlong out and prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths. The seven-year-old gelding covered six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 over the Polytrack with Eurico Da Silva aboard. The chestnut won this race back in 2011 and was exiting a nose second in an allowance against Ontario-breds over the track last month. With Monday's score, Paso Doble captured his third stakes win and now has a career line which reads 36-9-9-5, $681,348...
Arlington Park on Friday will unveil "Arlington University" (AU), a one-stop location where fans new and old alike can ask questions and receive individual and small group interaction from the track's group of experts -- the university "professors." An expansion of Arlington's popular "Learn to Win" program that the track has held on selected days for several years, Arlington University will be housed in the west end of the Million Tent located in the Park area. AU will be open, weather permitting, beginning 30 minutes before the day's 1ST race every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The AU staff will work with customers who want to learn how to read the Daily Racing Guide (track program) as well as how to make simple wagers that will help them maximize the bang for their buck and hopefully cash a few tickets. The University staff will be on hand to help customers get familiar with wagering at its own dedicated self-service mutuel machines. In addition, the University staff will take small groups to the paddock area where the horses are saddled as well as bring some of the human stars of the game -- jockeys and trainers -- to the University area to meet and greet race fans. AU will also employ Joe Kristufek and Brian W. Spencer, handicappers from the award-winning horseplayernow.com, the creators of Night School--- the industry's on-line fan education initiative-- to augment the regular staff on major race days and major promotional days, July 4 and Million Preview Day, July 13. Kristufek and Spencer's complete schedule of appearances can be found at arlingtonpark.com as well as on the Horseplayer Now site.
On the California worktab
Multiple Grade 1 hero Game on Dude (Awesome Again), who extended his winning streak to four in the Charles Town Classic (G2), worked a half-mile in :50 3/5 over the fast main track at Santa Anita on Monday.
Grade 1 scorer Drill (Lawyer Ron), fourth in the San Simeon (G3) last month, smoked four furlongs in a bullet :47 3/5.
Grade 3 victor Den's Legacy (Medaglia d'Oro), sixth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) last out, was clocked in :48 1/5.
Grade 2 winner Know More (Lion Heart), sixth in an allowance race on December 28, zipped three-eighths in :36 3/5.
Grade 2-placed Smart Ellis (Smarty Jones), third in the San Juan Capistrano H. (G2) last time out, covered a half-mile in :50 2/5.
Schiaparelli (Ghostzapper), runner-up in the Las Cienegas (G3) last month, traveled five-eighths in 1:01 4/5.
Multiple Grade 1 queen Lady of Shamrock (Scat Daddy), runner-up in the Santa Barbara H. (G2) last time out, toured seven furlongs in 1:25 1/5 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park in preparation for the Gamely (G1) on Memorial Day.
Grade 1 victress Teddy's Promise (Salt Lake), recent winner of the Time to Leave Stakes earlier this month, worked a half-mile in :49 2/5.
Grade 2 winner Reneesgotzip (City Zip), not seen since running second by a neck in the La Brea (G1) back in December, went three furlongs in :38 4/5.
Grade 2 scorer My Gi Gi (E Dubai), unraced since crossing the wire fifth in the Rodeo Drive (G1) on September 29, strolled five furlongs in 1:02.
Grade 2 queen More Chocolate (Malibu Moon), fifth in the La Troienne (G2) last out, was clocked in 1:01 3/5. Scratched from Saturday's Marjorie Everett (G2), the John Sadler filly will await the June 15 Vanity H. (G1).
Grade 3 victor Majestic City (City Zip), last seen finishing sixth in the Oceanside back in July, fired a five-furlong bullet in :59 3/5. He posted the best of 29 works at the distance.
Grade 3 hero Kettle Corn (Candy Ride), most recently second in the Mervyn LeRoy H. (G2), stopped the watch in 1:01 1/5.
Customer Base (Lemon Drop Kid), runner-up in the Autumn Miss (G3) in October, covered four furlongs in :49 1/5.
Rosengold (Stormello), recent scorer of the Pasadena S., was clocked in the same time.
Stakes scorer Explain (Broken Vow), winner of an allowance earlier this month, reeled off a half-mile in :48 4/5.
Jubliant Girl (Henrythenavigator), winner of the Runway S. last month, traveled five furlongs in 1:01 1/5.
Stakes victress Little Emily (Castledale), unplaced in her three starts this year, covered four panels in :50 1/5.
Stakes victor Derby Gold (Bertrando), unplaced in his last four starts, stopped the clock in :47 3/5.
On the Kentucky worktab
Delaunay (Smoke Glacken), a winner of six straight including an explosive four-length tally in the Churchill Downs (G2), covered four furlongs in :50 1/5 over the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Monday.
Sunland Park Oaks winner Midnight Lucky (Midnight Lute), fifth in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) earlier this month, blitzed six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 in advance of the Acorn (G1) on Memorial Day.
San Fernando (G2) winner Fed Biz (Giant's Causeway), a head second in the Thunder Road last time, finished in the same time. The Metropolitan H. (G1), also on Memorial Day, might be next.
Multiple Grade 3 queen Tiz Miz Sue (Tiznow), runner-up in the Apple Blossom H. (G1) last out, traveled five furlongs in :59 3/5 in advance of the Ogden Phipps (G1) on Memorial Day.
Multiple Grade 2 victor Prayer for Relief (Jump Start), runner-up in the Texas Mile (G3) in his season debut, covered four furlongs in :49 4/5. He might returned to Lone Star Park for its eponymous Grade 3 handicap on Memorial Day.
Grade 1 veteran Regally Ready (More Than Ready), fourth in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) last time, strolled five furlongs in 1:01.
Federico Tesio winner Abstraction (Pulpit) sped in a bullet :59 2/5.
Vuitton (Smart Strike), photo-finish winner of the Carousel last time, breezed four furlongs in :49 3/5.
Troilus (Speightstown), sidelined since February 2012 when runner-up in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G2), worked in :49.
Dark Cove (Medaglia d'Oro), comfortable winner of the Elkhorn (G2) last out, toured in :48 4/5 on the fast dirt at Churchill Trackside. Saturday's Louisville H. (G3) might be on the agenda.
Grade 3-winning turf dasher Great Attack (Greatness), 11th in the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-G1) when last seen in March, stopped in 1:01 3/5 for five-eighths on the Keeneland Polytrack.
Stakes winner Sisterhood (Kitten's Joy), a neck second in the Doubledogdare (G3) last time, traveled six panels in 1:13 2/5.
Grade 2-placed stakes winner Seruni (Saint Liam), an allowance winner most recently, breezed a half-mile in :48 4/5.
On the New York worktab
Authenticity (Quiet American), winner of the La Troienne (G2) last time, covered four furlongs in :48 1/5 over the fast dirt at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track on Monday. The Ogden Phipps (G1) on Memorial Day is under consideration.
Multiple Grade 3 winner Fort Loudon (Awesome of Course), fourth in the Carter H. (G1) last time, sped in :47 4/5. The Metropolitan H. (G1) on Memorial Day is next.
Multiple stakes winner Fusaichiiswonderful (Fusaichi Pegasus), runner-up by a half-length in the Eight Belles (G3), earned the bullet with a move in :47 2/5.
Grade 3 winner Upgrade (Saint Liam), third in Jacques Cartier last time, worked in :49 2/5.
On the Maryland worktab
Spiral (G3) third-placer Giant Finish (Frost Giant), 10th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) last time, breezed four furlongs in :50 2/5 on the fast dirt at Fair Hill on Monday.
NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS
NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS
North American Maiden Winners
*all times Eastern
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A horse racing website is currently hiring for part-time positions as a Customer Service Representative in Lexington, Kentucky. Must be available nights and weekends. Some weekdays may also be available. Computer literacy required, horse racing knowledge and customer service experience a plus. To schedule an interview, email or send your résumé to the following: Nancy.Kanaval@brisnet.com, P.O. Box 4097, Lexington, KY 40544.