Breeding & Sales News
Two colts bring $1.6 million at OBS juvenile sale
Sons of Giant's Causeway and Tapit each brought final bids of $1.6 million within minutes of each other at Tuesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
The first through the ring, a February 29 colt by Giant's Causeway, was gaveled down to Stonestreet Stables. From the consignment of Northwest Stud, the Kentucky-bred sported Hip No. 343.
Produced by the Grade 2-placed stakes winner Rebridled Dreams (Unbridled's Song), the colt is a half-brother to 2010 Breeders' Futurity (G1) winner J. B.'s Thunder (Thunder Gulch) and the multiple English stakes winner and multiple Group 3-placed Doncaster Rover (War Chant).
The juvenile, who previously sold for $550,000 as a Keeneland September yearling, worked one-furlong in :10 1/5 at the under tack show.
The co-sale topper, a Tapit colt, was obtained by Al Shaqab Racing from Eddie Woods, agent. The April 16 Kentucky-bred toured the ring as Hip 350.
Produced by the winning Rhumb Line (Mr. Greeley), the colt is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 queen Zazu and the Grade 2-winning Flashback. His half-siblings include stakes winner Corinthian's Jewel (Corinthian) and the Group 2-placed Art Princess (Officer).
The juvenile worked one furlong in :10 2/5 at the under tack show.
Demi O'Byrne, representing Coolmore, was the final bidder at $1.3 million for Hip 230, a Malibu Moon colt consigned by Bobby Dodd, agent.
The April 17 Kentucky-bred, produced by the unraced Layreebelle (Tale of the Cat), is a half-brother to a pair of 2014 stakes winners. The four-year-old filly Spellbound (Bernardini) captured the La Canada S. (G2) at Santa Anita by a neck on January 19, while the three-year-old colt Kid Cruz (Lemon Drop Kid) was a convincing four-length winner of the $100,000 Private Terms S. at Laurel on March 8.
The juvenile, whose second dam is Grade 3 winner Voodoo Lily (Baldski), worked one furlong in :10 at the under tack show. He previously brought $200,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.
Business was up across the board at the conclusion of trading Tuesday, as 198 two-year-olds sold for $37,817,500, an increase of 31.3 percent over last year when 185 juveniles grossed $28,794,000. The average was up 22.7 percent, from $155,643 to $190,997, while the median rose 10 percent, from $125,000 to $137,500.
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Gulfstream will be first to use Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund
The Jockey Club and The Stronach Group jointly announced on Tuesday that Gulfstream Park will become the first racetrack to use the "Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund," which was announced at the 2013 Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing last August.
The fund provides for financial assistance from The Jockey Club to help defray qualifying expenses associated with out-of-competition testing programs. In both 2014 and 2015, The Jockey Club is making available up to $250,000 in funding.
"We owe it to our horsemen and our fans to provide fair competition," said Tim Ritvo, president, COO and general manager of Gulfstream Park, a property of The Stronach Group. "Out-of-competition testing is a way for Gulfstream Park to achieve that and the Florida Derby will be the first race in our program."
"The Jockey Club strongly believes that out-of-competition testing promotes the integrity of Thoroughbred racing and over time will better the breed," said James L. Gagliano, president and COO of The Jockey Club. "We are extremely pleased that Gulfstream Park has stepped forward to become the first to participate in this program and we look forward to working with other interested tracks that wish to take advantage of it."
A Thoroughbred racetrack's participation in the Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund is voluntary. Thoroughbred racetracks that elect to participate in the fund may receive reimbursement to defray some of the costs associated with out-of-competition testing subject to certain criteria.
Racetracks interested in participating in the Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund and obtaining the eligibility criteria should contact The Jockey Club for more information.
The Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund is also available to state regulatory authorities seeking to enhance their existing testing programs by applying directly to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) for funds.
Turfway to increase allowance, maiden special weight purses
Turfway Park will increase purses for allowance and maiden special weight races through the end of the current meet, racing director Tyler Picklesimer announced on Wednesday.
The increases reflect Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF) money available for those categories.
KTDF money already allotted to eligible races will be increased by 50 percent; for example, the previous maiden special weight purse of $20,500 included a $12,000 KTDF supplement. Going forward, the purse will be $26,500 and include an $18,000 KTDF supplement.
"Due to the unusual number of weather-related cancellations this year, we would have ended the meet with a large surplus of KTDF money," Picklesimer said. "After meeting with the KTDF Advisory Committee, we were encouraged to offer the additional KTDF funds during the current meet's remaining allowance and maiden special weight races, which are the only races to which we can add it. That will allow Kentucky-bred horses the opportunity to earn more for their owners and trainers and allow horsemen to make up some of the opportunities for income lost to this difficult winter."
"Anything we can do to make racing more lucrative at Turfway is positive," Turfway Park general manager Chip Bach said. "This decision helps mitigate the impact the winter had on our horsemen. We believe this added incentive will increase interest in the race days remaining this meet."
Turfway scheduled live racing on Fridays and Saturdays in March, with Sundays approved as optional days. The track has already used one optional day, March 2, and plans to race an additional Sunday, March 30, to close out the winter/spring meet.
Hong Kong trials held for Dubai hopefuls
Five members of a formidable Hong Kong contingent aiming for the Dubai World Cup meeting March 29 took part in barrier trials Tuesday morning at Sha Tin.
The day's second heat was contested over 1600 meters and was won by Blazing Speed, upset winner of the Stewards' Cup in January, who has a spot in the field for the Dubai Duty Free going 1800 meters on the grass. Soon in front for Matt Chadwick, the five-year-old went along at a decent clip chased by Same World, the only member of this five-horse gathering not ticketed for the Middle East. Akeed Mofeed and Hong Kong Horse of the Year Military Attack, both headed to the Dubai World Cup, were next, and the longer-winded Dominant caboosed the field at one pace.
Positions remained unchanged as they raced well away from the rail into the stretch, and Blazing Speed was able to hold his rivals at bay by 1 1/2 lengths. Akeed Mofeed pulled fairly hard and was never asked for an effort before galloping out alongside Blazing Speed in the next furlong.
"He came out good and I took him back, and he was following Same World," jockey Douglas Whyte said. "He didn't spit the bit, it took me a long time to get him settled -- he was a bit fired up. Having said all that, he was full of himself at the line and he hit the line with a lot of purpose. The horse himself feels great, he feels terrific and he's thriving in his work, I just hope that that trial knocks a little bit of wind out of his sails and he goes there (to Dubai) more composed."
Military Attack quickened well enough for fourth ahead of Dominant, who galloped along evenly in his prep for the Dubai Sheema Classic.
"Military Attack gave me such a great feel this morning and I just did what the trainer asked and took it easy with him," said jockey Joao Moreira of the Hong Kong Gold Cup victor. "I didn't really push him out, I just keep it for the races. He's doing well and I'm very happy with him."
In the day's first trial, short-track specialist Amber Sky prepped neatly for the Al Quoz Sprint by running his five rivals off their feet up the 1000-meter straight. In front in a flash for Moreira, Amber Sky made the running on the near-side rail and flopped back and forth across his leads, but covered the distance in a fleet :58.04.
"Amber Sky's barrier trial was fantastic," said Moreira of the four-year-old, last seen winning the Centenary Sprint Cup on January 26. "He bolted in this morning. I just tried to do what the trainer asked me to do and took it easy with him. I just sat on top of him and was as quiet as I could be. He's just a classy horse and he gave me such a great feel this morning."
Nine fillies to dash six furlongs in Cicada
McLaughlin also entered Sustainable in the Cicada. Sustainable broke her maiden by a nose in her third start, a 5 1/2-furlong race on December 31 at Aqueduct, and enters the Cicada off a second, beaten 10 1/4 lengths by Gracer, in the Dearly Precious.
"Sustainable broke her maiden and then ran well (when second to Gracer)," Maguson said. "This is a nice spot for her."
Miss Behaviour is set to return to New York from Maryland after making a pair of starts at Belmont Park in the fall. She remained unbeaten in three starts when she took the Matron by one length in September before suffering her first loss when second by three-quarters of a length in the Sharp Cat overnight stakes in October. After finishing fifth in the one-mile Delta Downs Princess in November, she was shut down for the remainder of the year with the intention of focusing on sprint races in 2013. The Cicada will be her three-year-old debut.
"We turned her out (after the Delta Downs Princess) because she had some nagging problems," trainer Phil Schoenthal said. "We think six furlongs is her ideal distance, and we're trying to find the right spots for her. We're Maryland guys, so the Miss Preakness (in May at Pimlico) is our first main goal, and we want to get two races in her before then, with races like the Prioress and the Test possible later in the year."
Schoenthal said he and the owners tried to change Miss Behaviour's running style in the Sharp Cat and Delta Princess, which he admits was a mistake. She'll return to her front-running ways in the Cicada, Schoenthal said.
"We want her to show the speed she has (in the Cicada)," Schoenthal said. "In her last race in New York and in the Delta Princess we tried rating her from just off the pace, but it proved to not be a good idea. It was a case of an owner and a trainer trying to change nature."
The third choice on the morning line is Jonesin for Jerry, who comes in off a triumph in an allowance at Laurel. After opening her 2013 campaign with a third in the Marshua and a fifth in the Wide Country, she drew off by 5 3/4 lengths when dropped into an allowance on February 28. As a two-year-old, she won the restricted Maryland Million Lassie.
The field also includes Inspired Say Eye, Go West Marie, Red Minx, Alpaca Fina, and Rock Me Mama.
Honor Code entered in Gulfstream allowance
As the Remsen winner, Honor Code will carry the top weight of 124 pounds in the $75,000 allowance. Javier Castellano, aboard for both of his stakes efforts, will guide him from post 4.
Fellow Triple Crown nominee Social Inclusion just began his career on the Fountain of Youth undercard, wiring a six-furlong maiden by 7 1/2 lengths. The Manuel Azpurua pupil set fast fractions of :22, :44 3/5 and :56 3/5 en route to finishing in 1:09 1/5. The Pioneerof the Nile colt now steps up in class and trip, but looms as the controlling speed from the rail. Luis Contreras retains the mount.
The only other Triple Crown nominee in the five-horse field is We're All Set, whose most notable result was a distant third in last October's In Reality division of the Florida Stallion Stakes. The Bill Kaplan runner has been well beaten in his last three, all in salty Gulfstream allowances. Fourth to Coup de Grace and Hy Kodiak Warrior in a one-mile contest on December 15, We're All Set was third to Top Billing and Surfing U S A on January 25 and fifth to Constitution, Tonalist and Mexikoma on February 22. The latter two came at this 1 1/16-mile trip.
Rounding out the quintet are Specialnightaction, 10th in a turf event where he ran for a $75,000 tag, and Ta Bueno, sixth in a $25,000 claimer in his latest.
Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) continued preparations for his 2014 debut on Tuesday, breezing five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 over the Polytrack at Keeneland. A seven-year-old gelding, the six-time Eclipse winner is targeting the Maker's 46 Mile (G1) on April 11. Wise Dan exits a second straight victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita and the Kentucky-bred has earned more than $6.2 million under the direction of trainer Charles LoPresti, who also sent out stablemate Successful Dan (Successful Appeal) for a five-furlong breeze. Unraced a third in the Woodward (G1) in late August, the multiple Grade 2-winning gelding was timed in 1:00 3/5. Successful Dan is a year older than half-brother Wise Dan...
Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) winner Rise Up (Rockport Harbor), who wound up seventh following a tardy start in his 2014 debut, the February 22 Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds, breezed five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 over the fast track at Fair Grounds Tuesday. It was the fastest of 18 works at the distance. A three-time stakes victor last year, including a six-length romp in the Delta Jackpot, the colt could make his next start in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 29. "Rise Up came out of the Risen Star in good shape, but we didn't learn a lot about him because he didn't break well," trainer Tom Amoss said recently. "His race was over as soon as he left the gate. I have no idea why he didn't break well, but now we're kind of painted into a corner with him (having to earn points in his final prep race)."...
William Shively's Dixiana Farm has become the signature sponsor of two prominent turf stakes at Keeneland -- the Elkhorn (G2), to be held April 25, and the Bourbon (G3), scheduled for October 5. Purse money for each stakes has been increased $100,000, from $150,000 in 2013 to $250,000. "Dixiana Farm is an invaluable member of the Keeneland family, and we are very proud of our strong partnership," said Keeneland Vice President of Racing Rogers Beasley. "Bill Shively shares with Keeneland a deep commitment to the Thoroughbred industry as well as the Central Kentucky community." The Elkhorn, for four-year-olds and up at 1 1/2 miles on the grass, annually attracts many of the sport's top distance specialists. The Elkhorn is named for Elkhorn Creek, an 86-mile-long stream that runs through Fayette, Scott, Woodford and Franklin counties in Central Kentucky. Fittingly, Elkhorn Creek runs through Dixiana Farm. The Bourbon, for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, is part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, serving as an automatic qualifying race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). The Bourbon is named in recognition of Bourbon County, located northeast of Lexington and home to some of North America's most prominent Thoroughbred farms. Dixiana Farm, one of the oldest and most storied Thoroughbred farms, was founded by Barak G. Thomas, a former Confederate soldier, in 1877. Thomas took the breeding world by storm with his two colts Himyar, and his son, Racing Hall of Fame member and influential sire, Domino. Dixiana has been owned by a number of prominent personalities, most notably James Ben Ali Haggin, who incorporated the land as part of his Elmendorf Farm; New York magnate James Cox Brady; and Charles Fisher and later his daughter, Mary V. Fisher, an accomplished gaited show horse competitor. Shively, a Keeneland Director and prominent Keeneland sales consignor and buyer, purchased Dixiana Farm in 2004. In 2009, he acquired Domino Stud, the half of the original Dixiana Farm that was sold in 1947. As a result, the historic farm was restored to its original acreage under one owner for the first time in more than 60 years. Dixiana previously sponsored the Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland.
NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS
North American Maiden Winners
MARCH 12, 2014
Hall of Fame missing an Old Hat
by Vance Hanson
Among the four Thoroughbred finalists on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot, announced last week by the National Museum of Racing, is Ashado, who was named champion three-year-old filly in 2004 and champion older mare in 2005.
Whether Ashado is inducted this year or at some future time, she would join a lengthy list of fillies and mares in the Hall of Fame who secured divisional championships in multiple years. Members of this group currently include Azeri, Bayakoa, Bed o' Roses, Bewitch, Cicada, Desert Vixen, Flawlessly, Gallant Bloom, Gamely, Go for Wand, Miesque, Paseana, Ruffian, Shuvee, Susan's Girl, Ta Wee, Tosmah and Two Lea.
Though there is a stakes run annually at Gulfstream Park in her honor, few apparently remember how good Old Hat was. One possible explanation is that she rarely competed on the turf's biggest stages. Old Hat raced in New York only twice, losing by wide margins to Hall of Famers Tosmah and Affectionately, and not at all in California. Suffice it to say her performances in the 1964 Maskette Handicap and 1965 Top Flight Handicap do not begin to tell the whole story.
Old Hat raced 80 times, winning 35 starts and placing in 27 others. In her last three seasons of racing, when she was at her peak, Old Hat was first or second in 29 of 38 starts and was out of the money just five times. Two of those unplaced efforts were on turf, a surface she never quite mastered.
Old Hat broke into the national consciousness in 1963 in an abbreviated (by her standards) campaign which saw her beat or finish ahead of that year's champion older filly, Cicada, twice in three meetings. Though she was getting weight in both instances, it was no small feat to upset a horse who would become the first filly to win championships at ages two, three and four.
In 1964 Old Hat was named champion older mare in the Thoroughbred Racing Association (TRA) poll based on wins in the Delaware Handicap (at the time the richest race in the country for fillies and mares), the Spinster and the Falls City Handicap. She also finished second in the Arlington Matron and Maskette to Tosmah, a three-year-old rival who was named divisional champion in both major polls as well as Daily Racing Form's "Handicap Mare" category, which three-year-olds were eligible to be considered for at the time.
It was in 1965, at age six, when Old Hat clearly establish her Hall of Fame credentials. Not only did she defeat members of her own sex in the Columbiana, Black Helen, Suwannee River, and Arlington Matron, but she also defeated males twice, including the one who would be voted Horse of the Year in the DRF poll.
Old Hat was no stranger to facing and beating males. Prior to 1965, she had won four of six starts against males, albeit all in allowance sprints. But in her second championship season, she proved her mettle three times in stakes company against the boys.
In her first attempt, the seven-furlong Appleton Handicap at Gulfstream, she was beaten a mere neck by Ampose while conceding that foe, who subsequently won the 1 1/4-mile Gulfstream Park Handicap, seven pounds. Later in the year, in the Michigan Mile and One-Eighth Handicap at Detroit, Old Hat defeated Roman Brother by a half-length. Old Hat carried 115 pounds to Roman Brother's 118, essentially equal weight on the scale when the three-pound sex allowance is considered.
Roman Brother, a leading three-year-old the previous year, would go on to win the Woodward, Manhattan Handicap and Jockey Club Gold Cup by a combined margin of 23 lengths. In a close vote, he was named 1965 Horse of the Year in the DRF poll.
Old Hat's third and final stakes attempt against males that season was in the Fayette Handicap at Keeneland. Again carrying equal weight on the scale with her closest pursuer, she won by a neck over Lt. Stevens, later to be famous as the broodmare sire of Hall of Famer Alysheba.
Two disappointing efforts prevented Old Hat from being a serious Horse of the Year candidate in 1965. In her final appearance in New York, Old Hat conceded seven pounds to Affectionately in the Top Flight, and that rival got an easy lead which she never surrendered. And 12 days after winning the Fayette, Old Hat ran a puzzling fourth in the Spinster at odds of 2-5. Nonetheless, Old Hat was awarded champion older mare honors by both the DRF and TRA.
"Hattie" was not in championship form in 1966, but her campaign had its moments. The highlights included a second win in the Falls City at Churchill Downs and a second-place effort in the Spinster, where she finished between Open Fire and Summer Scandal, the respective DRF and TRA champion older mares of the year. Old Hat's racing career ended following an allowance score against males at Tropical Park on December 2, 1966. She died in 1987 at the age of 28.
Old Hat was the quintessential champion mare of an earlier era. She was durable, excessively so by modern standards, a winner going short and long over 10 different racetracks, and was one of the very few fillies in history to have defeated the best male of her year straight up. It's these attributes that make her worthy of induction into the Hall of Fame.
SANTA ANITA NOTEBOOK
MARCH 12, 2014
by John Mucciolo
San Carlos S. (G2): Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Sweetwater Stables' SAHARA SKY (Pleasant Tap) had only two runners beaten in midstretch but rallied with a fury to roll past his foes to a half-length tally beneath Joel Rosario. The six-year-old endured seven-eighths on the fast main oval in 1:20 4/5.
Las Flores S. (G3): Trainer Wesley Ward's JUDY THE BEAUTY (Ghostzapper) tracked the pace early and showed her class late in drawing away from this field beneath John Velazquez, who came out to ride her. The five-year-old mare, who was a game second in the Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) in her previous run, sped six panels in 1:08 1/5 while 4 3/4 lengths clear at the finish.
From a total of 36 races held at the Arcadia, California racetrack during the past week, favorites won at a 28 percent clip and the top two betting choices combined for 64 percent of the wins. From 24 frays contested on the dirt oval, seven animals won in wire-to-wire fashion (29 percent), while three of the 12 grassy tilts were taken all the way on the front end (25 percent).
The Thursday card produced four winners leading at every call on the dirt from six races, but a trio of those was very logical. There was some talk of a bias on the main strip because of the very fast times produced Saturday, but we saw plenty of horses showing a nice turn of foot on the oval and will squash that talk. For the week, three of the wire jobs came in route races, and the other four in one-turn events.
HORSES TO WATCH
5TH -- The Melody Conlon-trained TOMMY'S STYLIN (Thewayyouare) had a poor post and equally poor start at first asking, but the sophomore colt recovered and finished a close third in what we thought was a fine debut try. We're not sure what was in this field quality-wise, but we will give the colt a big chance to graduate in his return.
7TH -- We were big fans of JOELITO (Rock Hard Ten) during his three-year-old campaign and we have a hunch he will evolve into a stakes player again this season following this finale allowance tally. The colt showed nice improvement in his second start for the Jerry Hollendorfer barn and topped what we thought was a solid little field under Corey Nakatani.
7TH -- HEAVENS STAIRWAY (Decarchy) broke best and never looked back in posting a most facile 2 3/4-length score for conditioner Joshua Litt. The smart and speedy filly left no doubt under Victor Espinoza and will always be a major player in these ranks.
1ST -- We had a hunch that SATIRICAL (Distorted Humor) was live in this debut and the filly made us look good with a fine closing score at first asking. The Richard Mandella trainee, who is out of a full-sister to champion Funny Cide and is a half-sister herself to multiple graded victor Rule, appears to have a very bright future.
3RD -- PASS THE PICO (Exchange Rate) was well behind a clear leader on an oval that might have been playing well to speed horses, so the late run that saw the gelding finish more than seven lengths clear of third has to be considered a big effort. We'll tab the Julio Canani pupil going forward.
5TH -- MIDNIGHT HAWK (Midnight Lute) had no chance with the impressive winner of this race, though the Bob Baffert charge was still tons second best in the field and the sophomore has been very honest to this point of his career. We'd never count him out with his talent and consistency.
6TH -- DIVERSY HARBOR (Curlin) remained unbeaten by making the maiden-to-stakes, and sprint-to-route jump, for conditioner Tom Proctor. This sophomore miss has now rallied from way back at the top of the lane and is a very exciting prospect on the lawn.
1ST -- KEYBOARD COURAGE (Speightstown) rallied from off the pace this time but the result was the same, as the Peter Miller won for the second straight time, being geared down late. We were very surprised no claims were put in on the class dropper and he will be tough right back in a similar spot.
6TH -- MYTHICAL STORM (Fusaichi Pegasus) was done no favors drawing the rail in this debut run going down the hill, but the Mark Glatt trainee rallied from last-to-first and won going away like a good thing. The California-bred three-year-old could surely be one to watch with expected improvement.
A Look Ahead
Saturday's feature at Santa Anita is the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, while the Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes tops the Sunday card.
MARCH 11, 2014
Taking on the Twinspires.com Mob to Win $1 million
by Ed DeRosa
If you're one of the TwinSpires.com players still alive for the $1-million prize in our Road to the Kentucky Derby SHOWdown game, then you probably feel like the "one" Bob Sagat is always cheerleading against a mob of diminishing stature.
Going into the Rebel Stakes this weekend, the game is one versus 81, as each of the remaining 82 players hope to outlast the 81 others for the $1-million top prize as well as the best chance at 2015 Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets plus more shares in the $10,000 prize pool.
The 82 players going into the Rebel represent 3.5 percent of the starting group, for an average attrition rate in each of the 8 races of 65.9 percent. The favorite hit the board in seven consecutive races before finishing fourth in the Tampa Bay Derby.
If this average attrition rate continues, then there is a 56 percent chance that at least one person will be alive for the $1 million going into the Kentucky Derby and a 42.4 percent chance that at least one person will score the top prize.
Personally, I'm five-for-eight, having missed the Risen Star (Rise Up), the Gotham (Harpoon), and the Tampa Bay Derby (Hy Kodiak Warrior). Five-for-eight doesn't sound great when 3.5 percent of players are still a perfect eight-for-eight, but it's actually the most likely outcome from eight trials with any one success having a 65.9 percent chance of occurring.
And while eight-for-eight is fantastic, it's statistically more likely than someone going zero-, one, or two-for-eight combined.
One aspect of SHOWdown that did conclude this past weekend was our "last longest" Twitter contest in which @JBOswald68 and @fakemaven split the $500 prize after both advanced past the San Felipe Stakes with Midnight Hawk and California Chrome, respectively, but were eliminated in the Tampa Bay Derby with Conquest Titan and Cousin Stephen, respectively.
(through March 10, 2014)
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