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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

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Hall of Fame announces 10 finalists for 2015 class

Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley.

Espinoza, Nakatani, Black Tie Affair, Lava Man, Leatherbury and Whiteley are first-time finalists. Hall of Fame voters may select as many candidates as they believe are worthy of induction to the Hall of Fame. The four candidates with the highest vote totals will be elected.

The finalists were selected by the Hall of Fame's 14-member Nominating Committee from a total of 68 initial candidates suggested by turf journalists, Thoroughbred industry participants and racing fans. To be eligible, trainers must have been active for 25 years, while jockeys must have been active for 20 years. Thoroughbreds are required to be retired for five calendar years before becoming eligible. All candidates must have been active within the past 25 years. The 20- and 25-year requirements for jockeys and trainers, respectively, may be waived, but a five-year waiting period is then observed before they become eligible. Candidates not active within the past 25 years are eligible through the Historic Review process.

The results of the voting on contemporary candidates will be announced on April 20. The induction ceremony will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 7 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Antley won 3,480 races and had purse earnings of $92,261,894 in a career that spanned from 1983 until his death in 2000 at the age of 34. He won 127 graded stakes races and 293 overall stakes. The leading North American rider by wins in 1985 with 469, Antley was a two-time Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, taking the Run for the Roses with Strike the Gold in 1991 and Charismatic in 1999. He also won the Preakness (G1) with Charismatic. He ranked in the top 10 nationally in wins each year from 1984 through 1987.

On October 31, 1987, Antley won nine races when he had four victories at Aqueduct and five at the Meadowlands. He also had a streak of 64 consecutive days with at least one win in 1989.

Espinoza, 42, began his career in 1993 and has won 3,188 races through Feb. 24. He ranks 19th all time in earnings with $171,130,260. A two-time winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Espinoza has won 209 graded stakes and 412 overall stakes. He has ranked in the top 10 nationally in earnings six times since 2000, including a peak position of No. 3 in 2004 and 2006. Espinoza won 19 graded stakes in 2014, including nine Grade 1s. He won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Santa Anita Derby (G1), Hollywood Derby (G1) and San Felipe (G2) with Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit). His other Grade 1 wins in 2014 included the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Starlet with champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) and the FrontRunner and Del Mar Futurity with champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile).

In 2002, Espinoza won the first two legs of the Triple Crown with War Emblem. At Del Mar, Hollywood Park and Santa Anita, Espinoza has won two riding titles at each track. He won a Del Mar record seven races on September 4, 2006.

Nakatani, 44, has won 3,766 races and ranks 11th all time in earnings with $224,484,846 through February 24. He began his career in 1988 and has won 332 graded stakes and 599 overall stakes. A winner of 10 Breeders' Cup races -- including three consecutive editions of the Sprint (G1) from 1996 through 1998 -- Nakatani ranks seventh all time in stakes wins at Santa Anita with 131 and ninth in overall wins there with 1,031. During the 2006-07 Santa Anita meet, Nakatani won 19 stakes, tying the record of Hall of Famer Laffit Pincay Jr. He has ranked in the top 10 nationally in earnings nine times in his career.

Hall of Fame finalist Lava Man was a star older horse in California on all surfaces (Alex Evers/Horsephotos.com)

Nakatani won five Grade 1 races aboard Lava Man and has multiple stakes wins with champions Shared Belief (Candy Ride) and Sweet Catomine. He has won four riding titles at Oak Tree, three at Del Mar, two at Santa Anita and one at Hollywood Park.

Perret, 64, won 4,415 races and had purse earnings of $113,837,299 in a career that spanned from 1967 through 2005. He was North America's leading apprentice jockey in earnings in 1967 and won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in 1990. In 1987, Perret rode Bet Twice to a 14-length victory in the Belmont S. (G1), denying the Triple Crown hopes of Alysheba. During his Eclipse Award year of 1990, Perret won the Kentucky Derby with Unbridled and Grade 1s with Housebuster, Safely Kept, Rhythm and With Approval.

Along with four Breeders' Cup victories, Perret also won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1988.

Black Tie Affair was bred in Ireland by American businessman Stephen D. Peskoff. Initially owned by Edward P. Swyer, Black Tie Affair was sold as a three-year-old to Jeffrey Sullivan for $125,000. He was trained by Walter Reese at age two and Ernie Poulos for the remainder of his career.

The Eclipse Award winner for Horse of the Year and champion older male in 1991, Black Tie Affair posted a career record of 18-9-6 from 45 starts with earnings of $3,370,694. Black Tie Affair won a total of 12 stakes races, including 11 graded events. In 1991, he closed his career with six consecutive wins (all in graded races), including a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) in which he defeated Twilight Agenda, Unbridled, Strike the Gold and Summer Squall. Black Tie Affair's wins that year also included the Stephen Foster H. (G3), Michigan Mile and One-Eighth H. (G2), Cornhusker H. (G3), Philip H. Iselin H. (G1) and Washington Park H. (G2) and the Commonwealth (G3).

Kona Gold was bred in Kentucky by Carlos Perez at Twilite Farm and sold for $35,000 at Keeneland to a partnership that included trainer Bruce Headley, Irwin and Andrew Molasky and Michael Singh's High Tech Stable.

The Eclipse Award winner for champion sprinter and runner-up for Horse of the Year as a six-year-old in 2000, Kona Gold posted a career record of 14-7-2 from 30 starts with earnings of $2,293,384. During his championship year, Kona Gold won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Ancient Title H. (G2), Bing Crosby H. (G2), Potrero Grande H. (G2) and Palos Verdes H. (G2). In winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint, Kona Gold broke the Churchill Downs and Breeders' Cup record for six furlongs with a time of 1:07.77. A five-time Breeders' Cup Sprint participant, Kona Gold won the Bing Crosby and Potrero Grande again in 2001. He also had multiple victories in the El Conejo H. (G3), including a Santa Anita track record in 1999. Kona Gold's other major wins included the San Carlos H. (G1) and Los Angeles H. (G3).

Lava Man was bred in California by Lonnie Arterburn, Eve Kuhlmann and Kim Kuhlmann. Arterburn trained Lava Man until he was claimed during his three-year-old season for $50,000 by trainer Doug O'Neill for STD Racing Stable and partner Jason Wood.

King Leatherbury has been a legend on the backstretches of Maryland for decades (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Lava Man posted a career record of 17-8-5 from 47 starts with earnings of $5,268,706. Among California-bred horses, only Hall of Famers Tiznow and Best Pal have higher career earnings. Lava Man won three consecutive editions of the Hollywood Gold Cup ([G1] 2005-07), matching a feat Hall of Famer Native Diver accomplished from 1965 through 1967. Lava Man also won back-to-back runnings of the Santa Anita H. (G1) in 2006 and 2007. His other significant wins included the Pacific Classic (G1) and Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (G1). With his victory in the Whittingham in 2006, Lava Man became the first horse since Vanlandingham 21 years earlier to win a Grade 1 on both dirt and turf in the same year. Lava Man was also the first horse to win the Hollywood Gold Cup, Santa Anita H. and Pacific Classic in the same year (a feat since equaled by Game On Dude).

Xtra Heat was bred in Kentucky by Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm and sold as a two-year-old for $5,000 at Maryland's Timonium sale to trainer John Salzman Sr. and partners Ken Taylor and Harry Deitchman.

The Eclipse Award winner for champion three-year-old filly in 2001, Xtra Heat compiled a career record of 26-5-2 from 35 starts and earnings of $2,389,635. Xtra Heat won a total of 25 stakes races, 10 of which were graded events. She registered two six-race win streaks and had two victories in the Barbara Fritchie H. (G2) and Endine S. (G3). Xtra Heat's wins included the Prioress (G1) as well as the Vagrancy H. (G2) and Genuine Risk H. (G2) and the Astarita (G2) and Beaumont (G2).

Leatherbury, 81, won his first race at Florida's Sunshine Park in 1959 and currently ranks fourth all time with 6,449 wins. He has won 52 training titles in Maryland (26 each at Pimlico and Laurel) and four at Delaware Park and has career purse earnings of $62,792,375. Leatherbury led all North American trainers in wins in 1977 and 1978 and won 300 or more races each year from 1975 through 1978. He ranked in the top three in North American wins each year from 1975 through 1980 and has finished in the top 10 nationally in wins 18 times and in earnings four times. Leatherbury has won 23 graded stakes races and 153 overall stakes.

In 1987, Leatherbury won the Hempstead H. (G1) with Catatonic and in 1994 won the Philip H. Iselin with Taking Risks. Leatherbury also bred, owns and trains Ben's Cat, a winner of $2.3 million. Ben's Cat has won 22 stakes to date, including four graded events. Other top winners trained by Leatherbury include Ah Day (winner of 10 stakes) and Thirty Eight Paces (winner of six stakes).

Whiteley, 70, the son of Hall of Fame trainer Frank Whiteley Jr., trained the champions Revidere, Waya and Just A Game II and won 678 races in a career that spanned from 1970 through 1995. He won 33 percent of his starts (678-for-2,068) and had purse earnings of $11,837,823. Whiteley won 45 graded stakes races and 62 overall stakes. He won the 1979 Belmont S. with Coastal, thwarting the Triple Crown hopes of Spectacular Bid.

Other notables trained by Whiteley included Highland Blade, Tiller, French Colonial, Instrument Landing and Bailjumper.

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Breeding & Sales News

Uncle Mo, Kitten's Joy colts drill in :10 at F-T under tack show

Two juveniles drilled a furlong in a bullet :10 at Monday's under tack show for Fasig-Tipton's Florida Sale, each working on a different surface at Gulfstream Park. A colt from the first crop of champion Uncle Mo sped on the dirt, while a son of Kitten's Joy motored on the turf.

The Uncle Mo colt is offered by McKathan Brothers, agent, as Hip No. 58. A $120,000 Keeneland September yearling, the April 24-foaled bay is out of the winning Naughty Mambo (Kingmambo), who is a half-sister to Canadian co-champion two-year-old filly Negligee (Northern Afleet). His fifth dam is matriarch Bold Example (Bold Lad).

The Kitten's Joy colt is a half-brother to exciting Japanese dirt sophomore Golden Barows (Tapit), a $450,000 purchase by Katsumi Yoshida at this very sale in 2014. Most recently victorious in the February 22 Hyacinth S., Golden Barows is a candidate for the March 28 U.A.E. Derby (UAE-G2). Both chestnuts were produced by multiple stakes victress Mother Russia (Mayakovsky). Cataloged as Hip 53, the February 14 juvenile is consigned by Kings Equine, agent.

A Cowboy Cal half-brother to Grade 1 stars Executiveprivilege (First Samurai) and Hoppertunity (Any Given Saturday) worked a quarter in :22, the only juvenile to traverse that distance. The February 20 foal sported Hip 69 for Northwest Stud. Out of Grade 2-placed Refugee (Unaccounted For), the bay counts Hall of Famer Davona Dale (Best Turn) as his third dam.

With a catalog 175-strong, the single-session Florida Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m. (EST), in Gulfstream's walking ring.

Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning commented on the sale's move to Gulfstream for 2015. It was previously held at Calder, followed by a few years at Palm Meadows and a stint at Adena Springs South in 2014.

"For more than 60 years, Fasig-Tipton has conducted a premier sale of two-year-olds in South Florida," Browning said. "In 2015, we are thrilled to be returning to the Miami area and moving into a new home at Gulfstream Park during its prestigious winter championship meet. The location and facilities at Gulfstream are ideal for conducting a world class two-year-old sale.

"Buyers will find outstanding quality at a variety of price ranges in this year's catalog, as well as have the added benefit of watching sale horses train over a track that they could very well race over later this year. This year's sale is an event not to be missed by any major buyer."

Gulfstream and Fasig-Tipton have announced that a $1 million bonus will be paid to the owner of the 2016 Florida Derby (G1) winner if the winning horse is a graduate of Wednesday's sale. In order to be eligible for the $1 million bonus, the horse must be offered for sale on March 4, 2015. Horses withdrawn or scratched from the sale will not be eligible for the bonus. In the unlikely event of a dead heat between multiple sale graduates, the bonus will be divided equally between the owners of the eligible horses.

"This bonus is a unique way to celebrate Gulfstream Park's partnership with Fasig-Tipton," The Stronach Group's COO and Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo said. "Gulfstream is known for its world-class racing and by the many classic and Grade 1 champions produced by the Florida Derby, and Fasig-Tipton's March sale is the premier two-year-old sale. We think this initiative will also be fun for fans as they follow the horses through the sales ring and throughout their racing careers."

"This bonus should create even more interest in the sale and the 2016 Triple Crown trail," Browning noted. "It is another wonderful reason to buy a horse on March 4 at Gulfstream Park."

For the complete catalog, updates, under tack show videos and live broadcast of the auction, log onto fasig-tipton.com.

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Wise Dan, Main Sequence top Woodford Reserve nominations

Two-time winner Wise Dan is not back in full training yet, but he's rejoined trainer Charlie LoPresti's barn (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) and 2014 Eclipse Award turf and older male champion Main Sequence (Aldebaran) are the brightest lights among 74 older grass stars on the roster of early nominations to compete in the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2.

Should Mort Fink's homebred Wise Dan be entered in this year's renewal of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, he would seek an unprecedented third straight victory -- and a record third win overall -- in the 1 1/8-mile grass race for four-year-olds and up that has become one of the United States' most important turf races since its debut in 1987. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is positioned each year as the race that immediately precedes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby (G1) on the 13-race Derby Day racing program that his year will include seven stakes events.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is scheduled to be televised as part of NBC's broadcast of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby.

The 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic attracted 74 nominees during its early nomination phase, compared to 90 a year ago. Early nominations to the Turf Classic were due by February 21 and each required a payment of $100.

Late nominations for the race are now being accepted. The deadline for late nominations is 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern) on Wednesday, April 8, and each nomination during the late phase must be accompanied by a payment of $1,000. Supplemental nominations to the race may be made at the time of entry on Wednesday, April 29, and each will require payment of a $15,000 fee. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is limited to 14 starters, with two "also-eligible" entrants.

Wise Dan, an eight-year-old gelding trained by Charlie LoPresti, was unbeaten in four 2014 races, but his perfect campaign was interrupted twice by health concerns. After season-opening victories in Keeneland's Maker's 46 Mile (G1) and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, he suffered a bout with colic that required emergency surgery. He returned to action in the late summer with wins in the Bernard Baruch (G2) at Saratoga and Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Wise Dan was being pointed toward a third consecutive victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), but an October ankle injury ended the season for the chestnut.

Wise Dan held off Juddmonte Farm's homebred Seek Again (Speightstown) to win the 2014 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, one of 15 wins in 16 turf outings during his stellar career. Last year's Woodford Reserve victory enabled Wise Dan to join Einstein (2008-09) as the race's only two-time winners. His career record heading into 2015 stands at 23-2-0 in 31 races and he has earned $7,552,920. Along with his pair of gold "Horse of the Year" Eclipse Award statuettes, Wise Dan has four other Eclipse Awards -- two each in the categories of turf champion and top older male.

Flaxman Holdings Ltd.'s Main Sequence, who started his career in England and is unbeaten in five stakes races since his stateside debut last July, completed his championship season with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Turf (G1). He opened his 2015 campaign with a victory in the Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park on February 21. The six-year-old is trained by Graham Motion, who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom and is seeking his first triumph in the Woodford Reserve.

Main Sequence has an upcoming mission in Dubai (Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Main Sequence dazzled in his U.S. bow when he rallied for a narrow victory in the United Nations (G1) at Monmouth Park. He followed his successful debut with dramatic late-running victories in the Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) at Saratoga and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) at Belmont Park prior to capping his unbeaten season in the Breeders' Cup Turf. His five triumphs in the U.S. boosted the career record for Main Sequence to 9-3-3 in 19 races and lifted his bankroll to $3,418,591.

Prominent among the other stars nominated to the 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic are 2014 runner-up Seek Again, Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake (Powerscourt), Phipps Stable's Imagining (Giant's Causeway), Terry Hamilton's rising star Heart to Heart (English Channel)and David Heerensperger and Jose Nelson's Winning Prize (Pure Prize).

Seek Again lost by a head to Wise Dan in last year's renewal. One of four Woodford Reserve nominees from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer and all-time Churchill Downs win leader Bill Mott, Seek Again won Saratoga's Fourstardave Handicap (G2) in 2014. Mott won the Woodford Reserve with turf champion Paradise Creek in 1994 and Claiborne Farm's Stroll in 2004.

Finnegans Wake showed an affinity for new surroundings when he moved to the Southern California barn of trainer Peter Miller last fall and has crafted a 3-1-0 record in five races on the West Coast. Those triumphs include a current three-race streak in Del Mar's Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) in late 2014 and a pair of Grade 2 wins this year in Santa Anita's San Gabriel and San Marcos.

Imagining won the 2014 Man O' War (G1) at Belmont Park and lost by a head to champion Main Sequence in the Sword Dancer for trainer Shug McGaughey, who won the 1999 Woodford Reserve with Claiborne Farm's superstar Lure. Heart to Heart, a fan favorite because of the distinctive and prominent heart-shaped star on his face, reeled off three consecutive wins in 2014 that included the Better Talk Now at Saratoga and Churchill Downs' Jefferson Cup (G3) and Commonwealth Turf (G3). The Brian Lynch trainee ended his year with a fourth-place run in Santa Anita's Mathis Brothers Mile (G2). Winning Prize won the 2014 Kilroe Mile (G1) and Arcadia (G2) at Santa Anita for trainer Neil Drysdale.

Other 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic nominees include Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood's Avanzare (Grand Reward), winner of the 2015 Arcadia; Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy), winner of the Sword Dancer and United Nations in 2013; John Wentworth's Fair Grounds Handicap (G3) winner Chocolate Ride (Candy Ride); the Ramseys' John B. Connally (G3) winner Coalport (Kitten's Joy); Let's Go Stable's W.L. McKnight (G3), Kent (G3) and American Derby (G3) winner Divine Oath (Broken Vow); Glen Hill Farm's homebred Enterprising (Elusive Quality), winner of Del Mar's La Jolla (G3); Glen Hill's Global View (Galileo), winner of Churchill Downs' 2014 American Turf (G2); Wachtel Stable and George J. Kerr's Canadian Turf (G3) winner Long on Value (Value Plus); St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend (Tapit), winner of the Hill Prince (G3), Saranac (G3) and Tampa Bay Derby (G3) for Motion; Gainesway Stable's Villandry (Mr. Greeley), the winner of Churchill Downs' River City Handicap (G3); and Diamond M Stable's War Dancer (War Front), winner of Churchill Downs' Louisville Handicap (G3) for trainer Kenny McPeek.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic's early nominees include a pair of prominent females in the Ramseys' Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy), the six-year-old winner of Belmont Park's Flower Bowl (G1) and runner-up to champion Dayatthespa in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) in 2014 for trainer Chad Brown, and G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing's Personal Diary (City Zip), a four-year-old homebred who won last summer's Del Mar Oaks (G1) for trainer Vicki Oliver.

Todd Pletcher nominated 13 grass stars to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic to lead all trainers. Brown nominated five horses, while Mark Casse, Kiaran McLaughlin, Motion and Mott each made four horses eligible.

The Ramseys, who earned Eclipse Awards in 2014 as America's top owner and breeder, led all owners with seven nominations. Shadwell Stable was next with four, one more than Charles Fipke and John Oxley.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic made an auspicious debut in 1987 when reigning Eclipse Award turf champion Manila took its inaugural running. Manila had won a memorable running of the Breeders' Cup Turf the previous year, defeating luminaries that included Theatrical, Estrapade and European star Dancing Brave. Along with Manila and Wise Dan, American turf champions that have competed in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic include Paradise Creek, who won the race during his 1994 championship campaign, and 1992 Eclipse Award champion Sky Classic, runner-up to Cudas in that year's Turf Classic renewal. Two-time winner Einstein, a versatile Brazilian-bred son of 1985 Kentucky Derby winner Spend A Buck, was a finalist for the Eclipse Award for and a finalist for turf champion in 2008 and top older male in 2008 and 2009.

Priscilla Vaccarezza's Little Mike won the race in 2012, a year during which the Dale Romans-trained gelding also won the Arlington Million (G1) and Breeders' Cup Turf and was one of three finalists for U.S. turf champion.

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Hall of Fame announces 10 finalists for 2015 class

Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds Black Tie Affair, Kona Gold, Lava Man and Xtra Heat; and trainers King Leatherbury and David Whiteley.

Espinoza, Nakatani, Black Tie Affair, Lava Man, Leatherbury and Whiteley are first-time finalists. Hall of Fame voters may select as many candidates as they believe are worthy of induction to the Hall of Fame. The four candidates with the highest vote totals will be elected.

The finalists were selected by the Hall of Fame's 14-member Nominating Committee from a total of 68 initial candidates suggested by turf journalists, Thoroughbred industry participants and racing fans. To be eligible, trainers must have been active for 25 years, while jockeys must have been active for 20 years. Thoroughbreds are required to be retired for five calendar years before becoming eligible. All candidates must have been active within the past 25 years. The 20- and 25-year requirements for jockeys and trainers, respectively, may be waived, but a five-year waiting period is then observed before they become eligible. Candidates not active within the past 25 years are eligible through the Historic Review process.

The results of the voting on contemporary candidates will be announced on April 20. The induction ceremony will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 7 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT). The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Antley won 3,480 races and had purse earnings of $92,261,894 in a career that spanned from 1983 until his death in 2000 at the age of 34. He won 127 graded stakes races and 293 overall stakes. The leading North American rider by wins in 1985 with 469, Antley was a two-time Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, taking the Run for the Roses with Strike the Gold in 1991 and Charismatic in 1999. He also won the Preakness (G1) with Charismatic. He ranked in the top 10 nationally in wins each year from 1984 through 1987.

On October 31, 1987, Antley won nine races when he had four victories at Aqueduct and five at the Meadowlands. He also had a streak of 64 consecutive days with at least one win in 1989.

Espinoza, 42, began his career in 1993 and has won 3,188 races through Feb. 24. He ranks 19th all time in earnings with $171,130,260. A two-time winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Espinoza has won 209 graded stakes and 412 overall stakes. He has ranked in the top 10 nationally in earnings six times since 2000, including a peak position of No. 3 in 2004 and 2006. Espinoza won 19 graded stakes in 2014, including nine Grade 1s. He won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Santa Anita Derby (G1), Hollywood Derby (G1) and San Felipe (G2) with Horse of the Year California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit). His other Grade 1 wins in 2014 included the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Starlet with champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) and the FrontRunner and Del Mar Futurity with champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile).

In 2002, Espinoza won the first two legs of the Triple Crown with War Emblem. At Del Mar, Hollywood Park and Santa Anita, Espinoza has won two riding titles at each track. He won a Del Mar record seven races on September 4, 2006.

Nakatani, 44, has won 3,766 races and ranks 11th all time in earnings with $224,484,846 through February 24. He began his career in 1988 and has won 332 graded stakes and 599 overall stakes. A winner of 10 Breeders' Cup races -- including three consecutive editions of the Sprint (G1) from 1996 through 1998 -- Nakatani ranks seventh all time in stakes wins at Santa Anita with 131 and ninth in overall wins there with 1,031. During the 2006-07 Santa Anita meet, Nakatani won 19 stakes, tying the record of Hall of Famer Laffit Pincay Jr. He has ranked in the top 10 nationally in earnings nine times in his career.

Hall of Fame finalist Lava Man was a star older horse in California on all surfaces (Alex Evers/Horsephotos.com)

Nakatani won five Grade 1 races aboard Lava Man and has multiple stakes wins with champions Shared Belief (Candy Ride) and Sweet Catomine. He has won four riding titles at Oak Tree, three at Del Mar, two at Santa Anita and one at Hollywood Park.

Perret, 64, won 4,415 races and had purse earnings of $113,837,299 in a career that spanned from 1967 through 2005. He was North America's leading apprentice jockey in earnings in 1967 and won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in 1990. In 1987, Perret rode Bet Twice to a 14-length victory in the Belmont S. (G1), denying the Triple Crown hopes of Alysheba. During his Eclipse Award year of 1990, Perret won the Kentucky Derby with Unbridled and Grade 1s with Housebuster, Safely Kept, Rhythm and With Approval.

Along with four Breeders' Cup victories, Perret also won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1988.

Black Tie Affair was bred in Ireland by American businessman Stephen D. Peskoff. Initially owned by Edward P. Swyer, Black Tie Affair was sold as a three-year-old to Jeffrey Sullivan for $125,000. He was trained by Walter Reese at age two and Ernie Poulos for the remainder of his career.

The Eclipse Award winner for Horse of the Year and champion older male in 1991, Black Tie Affair posted a career record of 18-9-6 from 45 starts with earnings of $3,370,694. Black Tie Affair won a total of 12 stakes races, including 11 graded events. In 1991, he closed his career with six consecutive wins (all in graded races), including a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) in which he defeated Twilight Agenda, Unbridled, Strike the Gold and Summer Squall. Black Tie Affair's wins that year also included the Stephen Foster H. (G3), Michigan Mile and One-Eighth H. (G2), Cornhusker H. (G3), Philip H. Iselin H. (G1) and Washington Park H. (G2) and the Commonwealth (G3).

Kona Gold was bred in Kentucky by Carlos Perez at Twilite Farm and sold for $35,000 at Keeneland to a partnership that included trainer Bruce Headley, Irwin and Andrew Molasky and Michael Singh's High Tech Stable.

The Eclipse Award winner for champion sprinter and runner-up for Horse of the Year as a six-year-old in 2000, Kona Gold posted a career record of 14-7-2 from 30 starts with earnings of $2,293,384. During his championship year, Kona Gold won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Ancient Title H. (G2), Bing Crosby H. (G2), Potrero Grande H. (G2) and Palos Verdes H. (G2). In winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint, Kona Gold broke the Churchill Downs and Breeders' Cup record for six furlongs with a time of 1:07.77. A five-time Breeders' Cup Sprint participant, Kona Gold won the Bing Crosby and Potrero Grande again in 2001. He also had multiple victories in the El Conejo H. (G3), including a Santa Anita track record in 1999. Kona Gold's other major wins included the San Carlos H. (G1) and Los Angeles H. (G3).

Lava Man was bred in California by Lonnie Arterburn, Eve Kuhlmann and Kim Kuhlmann. Arterburn trained Lava Man until he was claimed during his three-year-old season for $50,000 by trainer Doug O'Neill for STD Racing Stable and partner Jason Wood.

King Leatherbury has been a legend on the backstretches of Maryland for decades (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Lava Man posted a career record of 17-8-5 from 47 starts with earnings of $5,268,706. Among California-bred horses, only Hall of Famers Tiznow and Best Pal have higher career earnings. Lava Man won three consecutive editions of the Hollywood Gold Cup ([G1] 2005-07), matching a feat Hall of Famer Native Diver accomplished from 1965 through 1967. Lava Man also won back-to-back runnings of the Santa Anita H. (G1) in 2006 and 2007. His other significant wins included the Pacific Classic (G1) and Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (G1). With his victory in the Whittingham in 2006, Lava Man became the first horse since Vanlandingham 21 years earlier to win a Grade 1 on both dirt and turf in the same year. Lava Man was also the first horse to win the Hollywood Gold Cup, Santa Anita H. and Pacific Classic in the same year (a feat since equaled by Game On Dude).

Xtra Heat was bred in Kentucky by Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm and sold as a two-year-old for $5,000 at Maryland's Timonium sale to trainer John Salzman Sr. and partners Ken Taylor and Harry Deitchman.

The Eclipse Award winner for champion three-year-old filly in 2001, Xtra Heat compiled a career record of 26-5-2 from 35 starts and earnings of $2,389,635. Xtra Heat won a total of 25 stakes races, 10 of which were graded events. She registered two six-race win streaks and had two victories in the Barbara Fritchie H. (G2) and Endine S. (G3). Xtra Heat's wins included the Prioress (G1) as well as the Vagrancy H. (G2) and Genuine Risk H. (G2) and the Astarita (G2) and Beaumont (G2).

Leatherbury, 81, won his first race at Florida's Sunshine Park in 1959 and currently ranks fourth all time with 6,449 wins. He has won 52 training titles in Maryland (26 each at Pimlico and Laurel) and four at Delaware Park and has career purse earnings of $62,792,375. Leatherbury led all North American trainers in wins in 1977 and 1978 and won 300 or more races each year from 1975 through 1978. He ranked in the top three in North American wins each year from 1975 through 1980 and has finished in the top 10 nationally in wins 18 times and in earnings four times. Leatherbury has won 23 graded stakes races and 153 overall stakes.

In 1987, Leatherbury won the Hempstead H. (G1) with Catatonic and in 1994 won the Philip H. Iselin with Taking Risks. Leatherbury also bred, owns and trains Ben's Cat, a winner of $2.3 million. Ben's Cat has won 22 stakes to date, including four graded events. Other top winners trained by Leatherbury include Ah Day (winner of 10 stakes) and Thirty Eight Paces (winner of six stakes).

Whiteley, 70, the son of Hall of Fame trainer Frank Whiteley Jr., trained the champions Revidere, Waya and Just A Game II and won 678 races in a career that spanned from 1970 through 1995. He won 33 percent of his starts (678-for-2,068) and had purse earnings of $11,837,823. Whiteley won 45 graded stakes races and 62 overall stakes. He won the 1979 Belmont S. with Coastal, thwarting the Triple Crown hopes of Spectacular Bid.

Other notables trained by Whiteley included Highland Blade, Tiller, French Colonial, Instrument Landing and Bailjumper.

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Wise Dan, Main Sequence top Woodford Reserve nominations

Two-time winner Wise Dan is not back in full training yet, but he's rejoined trainer Charlie LoPresti's barn (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport Photos)
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan (Wiseman's Ferry) and 2014 Eclipse Award turf and older male champion Main Sequence (Aldebaran) are the brightest lights among 74 older grass stars on the roster of early nominations to compete in the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2.

Should Mort Fink's homebred Wise Dan be entered in this year's renewal of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, he would seek an unprecedented third straight victory -- and a record third win overall -- in the 1 1/8-mile grass race for four-year-olds and up that has become one of the United States' most important turf races since its debut in 1987. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is positioned each year as the race that immediately precedes the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby (G1) on the 13-race Derby Day racing program that his year will include seven stakes events.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is scheduled to be televised as part of NBC's broadcast of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby.

The 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic attracted 74 nominees during its early nomination phase, compared to 90 a year ago. Early nominations to the Turf Classic were due by February 21 and each required a payment of $100.

Late nominations for the race are now being accepted. The deadline for late nominations is 11:59 p.m. (all times Eastern) on Wednesday, April 8, and each nomination during the late phase must be accompanied by a payment of $1,000. Supplemental nominations to the race may be made at the time of entry on Wednesday, April 29, and each will require payment of a $15,000 fee. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is limited to 14 starters, with two "also-eligible" entrants.

Wise Dan, an eight-year-old gelding trained by Charlie LoPresti, was unbeaten in four 2014 races, but his perfect campaign was interrupted twice by health concerns. After season-opening victories in Keeneland's Maker's 46 Mile (G1) and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, he suffered a bout with colic that required emergency surgery. He returned to action in the late summer with wins in the Bernard Baruch (G2) at Saratoga and Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Wise Dan was being pointed toward a third consecutive victory in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), but an October ankle injury ended the season for the chestnut.

Wise Dan held off Juddmonte Farm's homebred Seek Again (Speightstown) to win the 2014 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, one of 15 wins in 16 turf outings during his stellar career. Last year's Woodford Reserve victory enabled Wise Dan to join Einstein (2008-09) as the race's only two-time winners. His career record heading into 2015 stands at 23-2-0 in 31 races and he has earned $7,552,920. Along with his pair of gold "Horse of the Year" Eclipse Award statuettes, Wise Dan has four other Eclipse Awards -- two each in the categories of turf champion and top older male.

Flaxman Holdings Ltd.'s Main Sequence, who started his career in England and is unbeaten in five stakes races since his stateside debut last July, completed his championship season with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Turf (G1). He opened his 2015 campaign with a victory in the Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park on February 21. The six-year-old is trained by Graham Motion, who won the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom and is seeking his first triumph in the Woodford Reserve.

Main Sequence has an upcoming mission in Dubai (Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Main Sequence dazzled in his U.S. bow when he rallied for a narrow victory in the United Nations (G1) at Monmouth Park. He followed his successful debut with dramatic late-running victories in the Sword Dancer Invitational (G1) at Saratoga and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) at Belmont Park prior to capping his unbeaten season in the Breeders' Cup Turf. His five triumphs in the U.S. boosted the career record for Main Sequence to 9-3-3 in 19 races and lifted his bankroll to $3,418,591.

Prominent among the other stars nominated to the 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic are 2014 runner-up Seek Again, Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch's Finnegans Wake (Powerscourt), Phipps Stable's Imagining (Giant's Causeway), Terry Hamilton's rising star Heart to Heart (English Channel)and David Heerensperger and Jose Nelson's Winning Prize (Pure Prize).

Seek Again lost by a head to Wise Dan in last year's renewal. One of four Woodford Reserve nominees from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer and all-time Churchill Downs win leader Bill Mott, Seek Again won Saratoga's Fourstardave Handicap (G2) in 2014. Mott won the Woodford Reserve with turf champion Paradise Creek in 1994 and Claiborne Farm's Stroll in 2004.

Finnegans Wake showed an affinity for new surroundings when he moved to the Southern California barn of trainer Peter Miller last fall and has crafted a 3-1-0 record in five races on the West Coast. Those triumphs include a current three-race streak in Del Mar's Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) in late 2014 and a pair of Grade 2 wins this year in Santa Anita's San Gabriel and San Marcos.

Imagining won the 2014 Man O' War (G1) at Belmont Park and lost by a head to champion Main Sequence in the Sword Dancer for trainer Shug McGaughey, who won the 1999 Woodford Reserve with Claiborne Farm's superstar Lure. Heart to Heart, a fan favorite because of the distinctive and prominent heart-shaped star on his face, reeled off three consecutive wins in 2014 that included the Better Talk Now at Saratoga and Churchill Downs' Jefferson Cup (G3) and Commonwealth Turf (G3). The Brian Lynch trainee ended his year with a fourth-place run in Santa Anita's Mathis Brothers Mile (G2). Winning Prize won the 2014 Kilroe Mile (G1) and Arcadia (G2) at Santa Anita for trainer Neil Drysdale.

Other 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic nominees include Donato Lanni and John F. Youngblood's Avanzare (Grand Reward), winner of the 2015 Arcadia; Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy), winner of the Sword Dancer and United Nations in 2013; John Wentworth's Fair Grounds Handicap (G3) winner Chocolate Ride (Candy Ride); the Ramseys' John B. Connally (G3) winner Coalport (Kitten's Joy); Let's Go Stable's W.L. McKnight (G3), Kent (G3) and American Derby (G3) winner Divine Oath (Broken Vow); Glen Hill Farm's homebred Enterprising (Elusive Quality), winner of Del Mar's La Jolla (G3); Glen Hill's Global View (Galileo), winner of Churchill Downs' 2014 American Turf (G2); Wachtel Stable and George J. Kerr's Canadian Turf (G3) winner Long on Value (Value Plus); St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend (Tapit), winner of the Hill Prince (G3), Saranac (G3) and Tampa Bay Derby (G3) for Motion; Gainesway Stable's Villandry (Mr. Greeley), the winner of Churchill Downs' River City Handicap (G3); and Diamond M Stable's War Dancer (War Front), winner of Churchill Downs' Louisville Handicap (G3) for trainer Kenny McPeek.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic's early nominees include a pair of prominent females in the Ramseys' Stephanie's Kitten (Kitten's Joy), the six-year-old winner of Belmont Park's Flower Bowl (G1) and runner-up to champion Dayatthespa in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) in 2014 for trainer Chad Brown, and G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing's Personal Diary (City Zip), a four-year-old homebred who won last summer's Del Mar Oaks (G1) for trainer Vicki Oliver.

Todd Pletcher nominated 13 grass stars to the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic to lead all trainers. Brown nominated five horses, while Mark Casse, Kiaran McLaughlin, Motion and Mott each made four horses eligible.

The Ramseys, who earned Eclipse Awards in 2014 as America's top owner and breeder, led all owners with seven nominations. Shadwell Stable was next with four, one more than Charles Fipke and John Oxley.

The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic made an auspicious debut in 1987 when reigning Eclipse Award turf champion Manila took its inaugural running. Manila had won a memorable running of the Breeders' Cup Turf the previous year, defeating luminaries that included Theatrical, Estrapade and European star Dancing Brave. Along with Manila and Wise Dan, American turf champions that have competed in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic include Paradise Creek, who won the race during his 1994 championship campaign, and 1992 Eclipse Award champion Sky Classic, runner-up to Cudas in that year's Turf Classic renewal. Two-time winner Einstein, a versatile Brazilian-bred son of 1985 Kentucky Derby winner Spend A Buck, was a finalist for the Eclipse Award for and a finalist for turf champion in 2008 and top older male in 2008 and 2009.

Priscilla Vaccarezza's Little Mike won the race in 2012, a year during which the Dale Romans-trained gelding also won the Arlington Million (G1) and Breeders' Cup Turf and was one of three finalists for U.S. turf champion.

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Mutuel field completes hat trick in KDFW Pool 3

The mutuel field (#24), or "All Others," on Sunday became the favorite for the first three pools of Churchill Downs' 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) when closing as the 4-1 choice in Pool 3.

American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) (#1) attracted the lowest price among the individual interests when closing at 8-1. The Bob Baffert pupil has been working up a storm at Santa Anita Park to ready for his expected three-year-old bow in the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park on March 14.

In Pool 1, the honor of favorite individual belonged to undefeated Dortmund (Big Brown), whose final odds were 9-1. On Sunday, the chestnut (#6) closed at those same odds to be the only other individual betting interest at single-digit odds. The Baffert trainee is expected to line up next Saturday, March 7, in the $400,000 San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Wagering was suspended on The Great War before the final day of KDFW Pool 3 opened Sunday.

Wagering on Pool 3 of the KDFW was offered at Churchill Downs and racetracks throughout North America; on the web via TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Inc.; and at other simulcast centers and off-track wagering sites.

No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but betting will be suspended immediately on a wagering interest in any KDFW pool if Churchill Downs determines that injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during a pool would prevent a horse from competing in the race.

Free Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances for wagering interests in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager were available and Brisnet also has complimentary past performances for all Triple Crown nominees.

The fourth and final Pool of the 2015 KDFW is scheduled for March 27-29.

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Public tabs field as 7-2 choice in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

The mutual field (#24), or "All Other 3YO Fillies," was made the 7-2 favorite when wagering closed on the only 2015 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) Sunday.

I'm a Chatterbox's (Munnings) (#11) eight-length romp in the Silverbulletday S. and 2 1/2-length victory in the Rachel Alexandra S. (G3) in her past two races at Fair Grounds helped make her the betting public's individual favorite at 6-1.

Assigned 8-1 odds on the morning-line for the wager, the Larry Jones lass beat out both champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) (#22) and Condo Commando (Tiz Wonderful) (#4), who each closed at 7-1 as the only other individual interests at single-digit odds.

Take Charge Brandi was the actual third favorite of the 2015 KOFW, as she would pay $16.80 if she captured the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is mulling either the $150,000 Honeybee S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, March 7, or the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) against the boys on Saturday, March 14, for his charge's next start.

Condo Commando's backers would earn $17.60 for a $2 wager if the Rudy Rodriguez trainee should take the "Run for the Lillies."

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Mutuel field completes hat trick in KDFW Pool 3

The mutuel field (#24), or "All Others," on Sunday became the favorite for the first three pools of Churchill Downs' 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) when closing as the 4-1 choice in Pool 3.

American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) (#1) attracted the lowest price among the individual interests when closing at 8-1. The Bob Baffert pupil has been working up a storm at Santa Anita Park to ready for his expected three-year-old bow in the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park on March 14.

In Pool 1, the honor of favorite individual belonged to undefeated Dortmund (Big Brown), whose final odds were 9-1. On Sunday, the chestnut (#6) closed at those same odds to be the only other individual betting interest at single-digit odds. The Baffert trainee is expected to line up next Saturday, March 7, in the $400,000 San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Wagering was suspended on The Great War before the final day of KDFW Pool 3 opened Sunday.

Wagering on Pool 3 of the KDFW was offered at Churchill Downs and racetracks throughout North America; on the web via TwinSpires.com, the official online wagering site of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Inc.; and at other simulcast centers and off-track wagering sites.

No scratches or betting refunds are permitted in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but betting will be suspended immediately on a wagering interest in any KDFW pool if Churchill Downs determines that injury, illness or other circumstance revealed during a pool would prevent a horse from competing in the race.

Free Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances for wagering interests in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager were available and Brisnet also has complimentary past performances for all Triple Crown nominees.

The fourth and final Pool of the 2015 KDFW is scheduled for March 27-29.

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Wagering suspended on The Great War in KDFW Pool 3

The Great War was unable to duplicate his 96 Rock S. tour de force when bleeding in the Battaglia and is off the Derby trail (Turfway Park/Coady Photography)

Trainer Wesley Ward confirmed to Churchill Downs Racetrack officials that The Great War (War Front) is no longer a candidate for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the track has suspended wagering on the colt, listed as #21, in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

Betting on The Great War was suspended prior to the star of Sunday's third and final day of the third of four KDFW pools. The pool is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. (EST). The accompanying Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW), a three-day wagering pool also in its final day, will close 30 minutes after the Derby Future pool at 6:30 p.m.

Owned by Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, The Great War finished 10th as a heavy favorite in Saturday evening's John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfway Park. The official Equibase chart of the race notes that Ward's colt bled when he faded from second to finish last in the 1 1/16-mile race over Turfway's synthetic Polytrack course.

In a telephone discussion with Churchill Downs' Director of Racing and Racing Secretary Ben Huffman on Sunday, Ward confirmed that The Great War was no longer being considered for Kentucky Derby 141, but offered no other specific information.

The Great War has a career record of 4-1-0 in 10 races with earnings of $250,106. He finished fourth while making his U.S. debut in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) for Irish-based trainer Aidan O'Brien before he was moved to Ward's stable.

The bay colt, a listed winner in Ireland, captured his sophomore bow in the 96Rock S. at Turfway by 7 1/4 lengths on January 31.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, launched in 1999, provides racing fans with the opportunity to bet on contenders for the Kentucky Derby well in advance of the race and at odds that could be much more attractive than those available on Derby Day. No scratches or refunds are allowed in the wager.

Wagering on any KDFW betting interest will be suspended immediately should Churchill Downs officials confirm that the individual horse will not participate in the Kentucky Derby because of injury, illness or other circumstance.

The 141st Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Churchill Downs.

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Public tabs field as 7-2 choice in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

The mutual field (#24), or "All Other 3YO Fillies," was made the 7-2 favorite when wagering closed on the only 2015 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) Sunday.

I'm a Chatterbox's (Munnings) (#11) eight-length romp in the Silverbulletday S. and 2 1/2-length victory in the Rachel Alexandra S. (G3) in her past two races at Fair Grounds helped make her the betting public's individual favorite at 6-1.

Assigned 8-1 odds on the morning-line for the wager, the Larry Jones lass beat out both champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) (#22) and Condo Commando (Tiz Wonderful) (#4), who each closed at 7-1 as the only other individual interests at single-digit odds.

Take Charge Brandi was the actual third favorite of the 2015 KOFW, as she would pay $16.80 if she captured the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is mulling either the $150,000 Honeybee S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, March 7, or the $750,000 Rebel S. (G2) against the boys on Saturday, March 14, for his charge's next start.

Condo Commando's backers would earn $17.60 for a $2 wager if the Rudy Rodriguez trainee should take the "Run for the Lillies."

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The Jockey Club has announced that the 2015 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com. The online Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America. It also features a directory of state, national and international organizations. Links to the Breeding Statistics report that is released by The Jockey Club each September and the Report of Mares Bred information that is published by The Jockey Club each October can be found in the Breeding section of the Fact Book. The 2015 editions of State Fact books, which feature detailed breeding, racing and auction sales information specific to numerous states and Canadian provinces, are also available on The Jockey Club website. The State Fact Books are updated monthly...

Indiana Grand has released its 2015 stakes schedule for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet. The schedule includes 37 stakes worth more than $4 million in purses for the 120-day race meet, which begins April 21. Highlighting the 2015 stakes schedule is the 21st running of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2), which will move away from its traditional fall date to July 18. The Indiana Derby is the state's richest Thoroughbred race and will be complemented by four other stakes on the racing program, including the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G2). "We have been considering a date change for our Indiana Derby the past few years, mainly to avoid inclement weather, and we found the perfect spot in mid-July," said Kevin Greely, director of racing. "By moving the Indiana Derby to the summer, it will give racing fans the opportunity to enjoy the race during warmer weather and it will also give Indiana Grand the opportunity to create a multi-day festival leading up to the big race. We have added an additional day of racing that week, and will offer more than $1.6 million in purses for 12 stakes over four days." In addition to the Indiana Derby, the top turf stakes of the season, the $200,000 Centaur S. for three-year-olds will be run September 9. The Centaur will be joined by three other stakes that day, including the $200,000 Indiana Grand S. for three-year-old fillies on the turf...

Blue Diamond S. (Aus-G1) hero Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) will not take part in the Golden Slipper S. (Aus-G1) March 21, a race for which he would have been required to be supplemented. Speaking on RSN radio Tuesday, Peter Snowden, who trains the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum homebred in partnership with son Paul, explained, "It's not the late fee, it's more he reached his grand final on Saturday. To me it's too much to ask a horse to back up in three weeks time. To bring him back up again would be too arduous." The conditioner also expressed doubts regarding the 1200-meter trip for the Golden Slipper -- identical to the Blue Diamond, in which the colt missed the break. "I think the speed would be too solid. He can't get going quick enough and I would think 1400 (meters) or a mile would suit him better," Snowden said. "With that in mind, I would think the Sires' (Sires' Produce S. [Aus-G1] April 4) will suit much better. It's five weeks away and he'll be better at Randwick." The latest order of entry for the Golden Slipper was revealed Monday, with Blue Diamond runner-up Reemah (Redoute's Choice) and third Lake Geneva (Fastnet Rock) proving the major movers courtesy of their additional earnings of A$180,000 and A$90,000 respectively. The powerful Godolphin stable remains dominant in the order of entry, with Skyline S. (Aus-G2) victor Exosphere (Lonhro) now exempt from ballot and seven other juveniles appearing among the top 20 by earnings...

Gordon Lord Byron (Byron) is unlikely to take up his engagement at Dundalk Friday, with a flight to Hong Kong booked for midweek. Tom Hogan is looking forward to saddling his multiple Group 1 winner in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-G1) at Sha Tin March 15, a seven-furlong event granted international status for the first time this year. The trainer has taken his stable star to Ireland's only all-weather circuit on a couple of occasions to gallop as part of his preparations and the seven-year-old was given a surprise entry in this week's Value Centre Race, a conditions race over a mile with fast-track qualifier status for All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield on Good Friday. Hogan has revealed that is merely a back-up plan should his trip to Hong Kong fall through. "He's in Newmarket as we speak, he worked this morning on the Al Bahathri and Wayne Lordan rode him," Hogan said. "The plan as it stands is for him to catch a ferry to Amsterdam tonight and then fly to Hong Kong Wednesday. These things are never 100 percent certain, but if everything goes according to plan that is what will be happening. If for some reason there is a hitch with the traveling and he doesn't travel to Hong Kong, he'll turn up in Dundalk Friday. He's been to Dundalk a couple of times to work, just to keep him happy, and he seems in good form."

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding an educational Pedigree & Conformation Clinic on March 11-12 at Ocala Breeders' Sales in Ocala, Florida. The clinic, sponsored by The Blood-Horse, will feature discussions and interactive workshops from various industry leaders. Activities include conformation workshops with two consignors at the OBS Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, observation and discussion of the OBS sale breeze show, farm visit and conformation evaluation of stallions and foals at Woodford Thoroughbreds, and a lecture on pedigree theories and planning matings. Speakers include Tammy Gantt with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, veterinarian Donnie Slone Jr. of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Scott Kintz of Woodford Thoroughbreds, Eddie Woods of Eddie Woods Training Center, Danzel Brendemuehl of Classic Bloodstock and pedigree analyst Avalyn Hunter. The 2015 schedule and registration are available at www.toba.org. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA now to take advantage of the discount...

Pimlico will once again host the popular Canter For The Cause on May 3, allowing the public to walk, trot or canter their favorite horse on the same track that hosted Seabiscuit and Secretariat. This extraordinary opportunity will be available between 6-11 a.m. (EDT). Canter For the Cause is just one of several events supporting Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland leading up to Black-Eyed Susan Day's "Ultimate Girls Day Out," celebrating the spirit and strength of women on May 15. Canter For The Cause will let horse owners walk, trot or canter their horse or pony on Pimlico's historic main track; a track that has played host to Fans can also walk their horse through the starting gate, ride at their own pace, and pose for photo opportunities in the winner's circle. Each group will be led by a Pimlico outrider. "This is a great opportunity for our region's horse owners and horse lovers to celebrate the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day while giving back to Thoroughbred aftercare and Susan G. Komen Maryland," said Sal Sinatra, General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. "It's also a great opportunity for all of us at the Maryland Jockey Club to meet so many people who share our love and passion for the horse." There is a $50 entry fee for horses and a $25 entry fee for ponies. Proof of a negative Coggins test is required for all horses. Riders must wear approved helmets and sign a waiver. Riders 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No colts, stallions or ridglings will be allowed. Entries close and will not be accepted after April 27. For any questions, please contact Regina Welsh at 410-340-2347 or reginawelsh@gmail.com. Riders can call the Pimlico Ticket Office at 877-206-8042 to pay by credit card or mail a check to Canter For The Cause, 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215.

Wagering suspended on The Great War in KDFW Pool 3

The Great War was unable to duplicate his 96 Rock S. tour de force when bleeding in the Battaglia and is off the Derby trail (Turfway Park/Coady Photography)

Trainer Wesley Ward confirmed to Churchill Downs Racetrack officials that The Great War (War Front) is no longer a candidate for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the track has suspended wagering on the colt, listed as #21, in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

Betting on The Great War was suspended prior to the star of Sunday's third and final day of the third of four KDFW pools. The pool is scheduled to close at 6 p.m. (EST). The accompanying Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW), a three-day wagering pool also in its final day, will close 30 minutes after the Derby Future pool at 6:30 p.m.

Owned by Joseph Allen, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, The Great War finished 10th as a heavy favorite in Saturday evening's John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfway Park. The official Equibase chart of the race notes that Ward's colt bled when he faded from second to finish last in the 1 1/16-mile race over Turfway's synthetic Polytrack course.

In a telephone discussion with Churchill Downs' Director of Racing and Racing Secretary Ben Huffman on Sunday, Ward confirmed that The Great War was no longer being considered for Kentucky Derby 141, but offered no other specific information.

The Great War has a career record of 4-1-0 in 10 races with earnings of $250,106. He finished fourth while making his U.S. debut in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) for Irish-based trainer Aidan O'Brien before he was moved to Ward's stable.

The bay colt, a listed winner in Ireland, captured his sophomore bow in the 96Rock S. at Turfway by 7 1/4 lengths on January 31.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager, launched in 1999, provides racing fans with the opportunity to bet on contenders for the Kentucky Derby well in advance of the race and at odds that could be much more attractive than those available on Derby Day. No scratches or refunds are allowed in the wager.

Wagering on any KDFW betting interest will be suspended immediately should Churchill Downs officials confirm that the individual horse will not participate in the Kentucky Derby because of injury, illness or other circumstance.

The 141st Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, at Churchill Downs.

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The Jockey Club has announced that the 2015 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com. The online Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America. It also features a directory of state, national and international organizations. Links to the Breeding Statistics report that is released by The Jockey Club each September and the Report of Mares Bred information that is published by The Jockey Club each October can be found in the Breeding section of the Fact Book. The 2015 editions of State Fact books, which feature detailed breeding, racing and auction sales information specific to numerous states and Canadian provinces, are also available on The Jockey Club website. The State Fact Books are updated monthly...

Indiana Grand has released its 2015 stakes schedule for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet. The schedule includes 37 stakes worth more than $4 million in purses for the 120-day race meet, which begins April 21. Highlighting the 2015 stakes schedule is the 21st running of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2), which will move away from its traditional fall date to July 18. The Indiana Derby is the state's richest Thoroughbred race and will be complemented by four other stakes on the racing program, including the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G2). "We have been considering a date change for our Indiana Derby the past few years, mainly to avoid inclement weather, and we found the perfect spot in mid-July," said Kevin Greely, director of racing. "By moving the Indiana Derby to the summer, it will give racing fans the opportunity to enjoy the race during warmer weather and it will also give Indiana Grand the opportunity to create a multi-day festival leading up to the big race. We have added an additional day of racing that week, and will offer more than $1.6 million in purses for 12 stakes over four days." In addition to the Indiana Derby, the top turf stakes of the season, the $200,000 Centaur S. for three-year-olds will be run September 9. The Centaur will be joined by three other stakes that day, including the $200,000 Indiana Grand S. for three-year-old fillies on the turf...

Blue Diamond S. (Aus-G1) hero Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) will not take part in the Golden Slipper S. (Aus-G1) March 21, a race for which he would have been required to be supplemented. Speaking on RSN radio Tuesday, Peter Snowden, who trains the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum homebred in partnership with son Paul, explained, "It's not the late fee, it's more he reached his grand final on Saturday. To me it's too much to ask a horse to back up in three weeks time. To bring him back up again would be too arduous." The conditioner also expressed doubts regarding the 1200-meter trip for the Golden Slipper -- identical to the Blue Diamond, in which the colt missed the break. "I think the speed would be too solid. He can't get going quick enough and I would think 1400 (meters) or a mile would suit him better," Snowden said. "With that in mind, I would think the Sires' (Sires' Produce S. [Aus-G1] April 4) will suit much better. It's five weeks away and he'll be better at Randwick." The latest order of entry for the Golden Slipper was revealed Monday, with Blue Diamond runner-up Reemah (Redoute's Choice) and third Lake Geneva (Fastnet Rock) proving the major movers courtesy of their additional earnings of A$180,000 and A$90,000 respectively. The powerful Godolphin stable remains dominant in the order of entry, with Skyline S. (Aus-G2) victor Exosphere (Lonhro) now exempt from ballot and seven other juveniles appearing among the top 20 by earnings...

Gordon Lord Byron (Byron) is unlikely to take up his engagement at Dundalk Friday, with a flight to Hong Kong booked for midweek. Tom Hogan is looking forward to saddling his multiple Group 1 winner in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-G1) at Sha Tin March 15, a seven-furlong event granted international status for the first time this year. The trainer has taken his stable star to Ireland's only all-weather circuit on a couple of occasions to gallop as part of his preparations and the seven-year-old was given a surprise entry in this week's Value Centre Race, a conditions race over a mile with fast-track qualifier status for All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield on Good Friday. Hogan has revealed that is merely a back-up plan should his trip to Hong Kong fall through. "He's in Newmarket as we speak, he worked this morning on the Al Bahathri and Wayne Lordan rode him," Hogan said. "The plan as it stands is for him to catch a ferry to Amsterdam tonight and then fly to Hong Kong Wednesday. These things are never 100 percent certain, but if everything goes according to plan that is what will be happening. If for some reason there is a hitch with the traveling and he doesn't travel to Hong Kong, he'll turn up in Dundalk Friday. He's been to Dundalk a couple of times to work, just to keep him happy, and he seems in good form."

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding an educational Pedigree & Conformation Clinic on March 11-12 at Ocala Breeders' Sales in Ocala, Florida. The clinic, sponsored by The Blood-Horse, will feature discussions and interactive workshops from various industry leaders. Activities include conformation workshops with two consignors at the OBS Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, observation and discussion of the OBS sale breeze show, farm visit and conformation evaluation of stallions and foals at Woodford Thoroughbreds, and a lecture on pedigree theories and planning matings. Speakers include Tammy Gantt with the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, veterinarian Donnie Slone Jr. of Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital, Scott Kintz of Woodford Thoroughbreds, Eddie Woods of Eddie Woods Training Center, Danzel Brendemuehl of Classic Bloodstock and pedigree analyst Avalyn Hunter. The 2015 schedule and registration are available at www.toba.org. TOBA members receive a discounted rate for each clinic and non-members can join TOBA now to take advantage of the discount...

Pimlico will once again host the popular Canter For The Cause on May 3, allowing the public to walk, trot or canter their favorite horse on the same track that hosted Seabiscuit and Secretariat. This extraordinary opportunity will be available between 6-11 a.m. (EDT). Canter For the Cause is just one of several events supporting Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland leading up to Black-Eyed Susan Day's "Ultimate Girls Day Out," celebrating the spirit and strength of women on May 15. Canter For The Cause will let horse owners walk, trot or canter their horse or pony on Pimlico's historic main track; a track that has played host to Fans can also walk their horse through the starting gate, ride at their own pace, and pose for photo opportunities in the winner's circle. Each group will be led by a Pimlico outrider. "This is a great opportunity for our region's horse owners and horse lovers to celebrate the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day while giving back to Thoroughbred aftercare and Susan G. Komen Maryland," said Sal Sinatra, General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. "It's also a great opportunity for all of us at the Maryland Jockey Club to meet so many people who share our love and passion for the horse." There is a $50 entry fee for horses and a $25 entry fee for ponies. Proof of a negative Coggins test is required for all horses. Riders must wear approved helmets and sign a waiver. Riders 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No colts, stallions or ridglings will be allowed. Entries close and will not be accepted after April 27. For any questions, please contact Regina Welsh at 410-340-2347 or reginawelsh@gmail.com. Riders can call the Pimlico Ticket Office at 877-206-8042 to pay by credit card or mail a check to Canter For The Cause, 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215.

Trainer Stats

BRIS TRAINER STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer   Starts   Wins   Win %
Ray Spencer   35   14   40
Hamilton A. Smith   30   12   40
Danny Gargan   16   6   38
Michael C. Pappada   16   6   38
Sam Dronen   17   6   35
Larry R. Reed   17   6   35
Jorge Navarro   74   26   35
Elliot Sullivan   37   13   35
Ramon Preciado   69   23   33
Timothy H. Shea   24   8   33
George R. Bryant   21   7   33
Bernard S. Flint   21   7   33
Pedro Hernandez-Sandoval   18   6   33
Kevin S. Patterson   15   5   33
Gary Welsh   15   5   33
J. Larry Jones   53   17   32
J. Jay Kruljac   25   8   32
Gary P. Gullo   38   12   32
Tim P. Padilla   19   6   32
Herold O. Whylie   19   6   32
John F. Martin   51   16   31
Kent Knudsen   16   5   31
Raymond Odom, Sr.   16   5   31
Joe Sharp   68   21   31
Henry Dominguez   39   12   31

Results

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

MNR, 8TH, ALW, $25,100, 3YO/UP, 5F, 3-1.
3—JASIZZLE, g, 6, Jazil--Silky Bay, by Stravinsky. O-Tommy Ray Mills, B-Tommy Ray Mills & Lisa Dawn Mills (KY), T-Tommy Ray Mills, J-Luis M. Quinones, $15,060.
2—Candy At My Place, g, 5, Candy Ride (ARG)--Pola's Place, by Out of Place. O-John O'Meara, B-John O'Meara, Charlie Goldberg &Richard Rosee (KY), $5,020.
4—Inherently, g, 6, Dehere--Zia Philomena, by Coronado's Quest. ($20,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Hays, Billy, Hays, Donna and Hays, Justin, B-E Mercaldo, R Mercaldo & J Perrotta (KY), $2,510.
Winning Time: :56 (gd)
 
HOU, 10TH, ALW, $21,000, 4YO/UP, F/M, 5FT, 3-2.
5—JOHNLOUISCLASSICAL, m, 5, Valid Expectations--Kristy's Regency, by Regal Classic. O-John L Pierce, II, B-John L Pierce II (TX), T-George R. Bryant, J-David Cabrera, $12,300.
7—Queen's Bling, f, 4, Too Much Bling--Penny Lake, by Salt Lake. ($16,500 '12 TEXAUG). O-Sonja Dupuy, B-Daniel Shifflett & Jim Taylor (TX), $4,100.
8—I'mlittlebitfamous, m, 6, Famous Forest--Autumn Sky, by Skywalker. O-Katherine Wright, B-Leroy James Pollok (TX), $2,255.
Winning Time: :58 (fm)
 
HOU, 9TH, ALW, $21,000, 3YO, F, 6F, 3-2.
2—BELLA PAELLA, f, 3, Bellamy Road--Smooth Brandy, by Awesome Again. ($7,500 '13 TEXAUG). O-Jose Luis Espinoza, B-Center Hills Farm & Fred and Susan D (OK), T-Jerenesto Torrez, J-Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez, $12,480.
7—Beau's Angel, f, 3, Speightstown--Annie Savoy, by Langfuhr. O-Hal Browning, B-Hal Browning (KY), $4,160.
3—G's Cabo Tryst, f, 3, Mr. Trieste--Cabo Sunrise, by Elusive Quality. ($8,000 '13 TEXAUG). O-Thomas Galvin, B-James E Helzer (OK), $2,288.
Winning Time: 1:12 4/5 (gd)
 
MNR, 7TH, ALW, $18,400, 3YO/UP, 1M, 3-1.
7—HATHRAAN, g, 5, Ghostzapper--Thaminah, by Danzig. ($1,500 2013 KEENOV). O-Israel J Garcia, B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY), T-Israel J. Garcia, J-T. D. Houghton, $11,224.
5—Big Daddy Bill, g, 7, Milwaukee Brew--Gist, by Cherokee Run. O-Daryl G Ezra, B-Adena Springs (FL), $3,680.
3—South to the Sea, g, 6, Johannesburg--Dance to the Sea, by Gone West. ($17,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Hays, Billy, Hays, Donna and Hays, Justin, B-Sam-Son Farm (ON), $1,840.
Winning Time: 1:37 4/5 (gd)

Trainer/Jockey Stats

BRIS TRAINER/JOCKEY STATS FROM PAST 60 DAYS

Trainer/Jockey Combo   Starts   Wins   Win %
Gary P. Gullo/Angel Cruz   16   8   50%
Jorge Navarro/Edgard J. Zayas   21   10   48%
Monica Ortega/Jesus Osuna   21   10   48%
Chad C. Brown/Javier Castellano   24   11   46%
Hamilton A. Smith/Jevian Toledo   18   8   44%
Ray Spencer/Donald Edward Simington   33   14   42%
Richard Baltas/Rafael Bejarano   19   8   42%
Thomas M. Amoss/Gerard Melancon   32   13   41%
Keith G. Bourgeois/Colby J. Hernandez   16   6   38%
Michael C. Pappada/Christian P. Pilares   16   6   38%
Tommy C. Short/Deshawn L. Parker   16   6   38%
Justin R. Evans/Ry Eikleberry   90   33   37%
Elliot Sullivan/Edgar Paucar   28   10   36%
Joe Sharp/Miguel Mena   34   12   35%
W. Bret Calhoun/M. Clifton Berry   17   6   35%
Kim Hammond/Jack Gilligan   17   6   35%
Jamie Ness/Antonio A. Gallardo   40   14   35%
David Jacobson/Irad Ortiz, Jr.   20   7   35%
Michael J. Maker/John McKee   20   7   35%
Brandon L. Kulp/Angel R. Rodriguez   23   8   35%
Samuel Breaux/Diego Saenz   41   14   34%
Ramon Preciado/Pablo Fragoso   27   9   33%
Edward Clouston/T. D. Houghton   24   8   33%
Todd W. Fincher/Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr.   18   6   33%
Jeff Bonde/Dennis Carr   15   5   33%
Gary Morris, Sr./Kassie Guglielmino   15   5   33%

Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Tuesday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Mahoning Valley   (3rd) Queen's Escort, 3-1
    (8th) Pleasuretown, 6-1
Mountaineer   (2nd) Watchin in the Babes, 5-1
    (4th) Young Forever, 8-1
Parx Racing   (3rd) Glass Zealing, 7-2
    (7th) Cash Payout, 7-2
Sam Houston   (9th) Lazer Blaze, 8-1
    (10th) Final Time, 6-1
Turf Paradise   (1st) Impeccably, 4-1
    (6th) Mojave Mandate, 9-2

North American Maiden Winners
Attila's Storm--Miles of Aisles by Favorite Trick; WORRYBOUTURSELF, g, 3, SUN, Mcl 7500, 3-2, 6f, 1:10 1/5. B-R D Hubbard (NM.). $15,500 '13 RUIAUG.
Goods--Princess Buddha by Buddha; SHELLY'SPRINCESS, f, 3, MNR, Msw, 3-1, 5f, :58 2/5. B-Dennis Behrmann (IN.).
Henrythenavigator--Nicole's Dream (MSW$826,454), by Northern Trend; ESTELLARA, f, 3, GG, Msw, 3-1, 6f, 1:10 . B-Dare To Dream Stable LLC (KY.). $52,000 '13 KEEJAN; $50,000 '13 KEESEP; $75,000 2014 BESMAR.
Sky Mesa--Two Hearts by Deputy Minister; SKY HEART, c, 3, SA, Mcl 30000, 3-1, 6 1/2f, 1:16 1/5. B-John C. Oxley (KY.).
Afleet Alex--Andover Lady by Kris S.; AFLEET'S HOT COPY, c, 4, HOU, Mcl 32000, 3-2, 6 1/2f, 1:21 1/5. B-Tracy Farmer (KY.). $35,000 '12 KEESEP. *Full to Called to Serve (G3$491,168).
Bob and John--Runthruthejungle by High Yield; JUNGLE LASS, f, 4, TUP, Moc 30000, 3-2, 1m, 1:42 . B-Belvedere Farm Inc. (KY.).
Golden Ransom--Mauk Place by Out of Place; PESKY, f, 4, SUN, Mcl 7500, 3-2, 5 1/2f, 1:04 1/5. B-R Legacy Racing (NM.).
Majestic Warrior--Ampsterdam by Grand Slam; E LIZZY, f, 4, PRX, Mcl 10000, 3-2, 1m, 1:45 . B-BryLynn Farm, Inc. (FL.). $16,000 '12 FTKOCT.
Tapit--Habibti (MG1$564,851), by Tabasco Cat; SIDAAM, g, 4, SUN, Msw, 3-2, 1m, 1:37 4/5. B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY.). $25,000 2014 KEENOV. *1/2 to Eldaafer (G2$1,031,835).
One Way Love--Gray Oaks Day by With Approval; GRAY DAY LOVER, g, 5, HOU, Mcl 10000, 3-2, 7f, 1:26 2/5. B-Stepping Stone Farm (ON.).
Action This Day--Purely Promising by Pure Prize; PURE ACTION, g, 6, MVR, Mcl 5000, 3-2, 6f, 1:14 4/5. B-Windwoods Farms (KY.).
Box Buster--Creole Jazz by Creole Dancer; DANNY'S DON, g, 6, SUN, Mcl 6500, 3-2, 4 1/2f, :51 1/5. B-Dorothy Susan Boegner (MS.).

Sire Lists
LEADING SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB CFls StrsWnrs/% SWs/%SPI 2015
Earnings
1 Tapit 2001 8 862 135 43/31 5/3 2.92 $2,120,421
2 Medaglia d'Oro 1999 8 999 119 33/27 9/7 2.43 $1,467,773
3 Street Sense 2004 5 535 111 31/27 7/6 2.29 $1,433,914
4 Candy Ride (ARG) 1999 8 906 121 26/21 4/3 2.03 $1,367,253
5 Giant's Causeway 1997 12 1913 145 36/24 6/4 2.63 $1,233,681
6 Distorted Humor 1993 14 1245 109 34/31 2/1 2.71 $1,228,952
7 Dubawi (IRE) 2002 7 690 65 20/30 7/10 2.43 $1,196,044
8 Speightstown 1998 8 709 87 23/26 5/5 2.34 $1,142,748
9 Curlin 2004 4 406 94 22/23 3/3 2.11 $1,078,362
10 Lemon Drop Kid 1996 12 1066 114 28/24 1/0 2.04 $1,016,821

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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Sire Lists
LEADING BROODMARE SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB DmsSps/% StsWnrs SWsBSPI ABSPI Earnings
1 Storm Cat 1983 191 66/34 235 40 7 2.04 0.81 $1,880,961
2 A.P. Indy 1989 174 61/35 229 52 7 2.02 0.80 $1,835,772
3 Unbridled's Song 1993 170 51/30 222 53 3 1.64 0.84 $1,787,151
4 Seeking the Gold 1985 141 41/29 173 37 5 2.21 0.88 $1,664,154
5 Distorted Humor 1993 108 31/28 140 43 5 1.62 1.00 $1,386,700
6 Thunder Gulch 1992 110 38/34 150 43 4 1.3 0.80 $1,257,048
7 Dixieland Band 1980 127 39/30 160 40 4 1.68 1.04 $1,197,937
8 Deputy Minister 1979 135 41/30 176 37 2 1.96 1.01 $1,177,675
9 Mr. Greeley 1992 109 20/18 136 29 4 1.21 0.75 $1,083,614
10 Touch Gold 1994 103 26/25 135 28 3 1.27 0.78 $1,045,974
LEADING SECOND-CROP SIRES BY LIFETIME EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB FlsSts %StsWnrs %WnrSWs %SWEarnings
1 Quality Road 2006 120 56 46 20 16 3 2 $1,831,564
2 Super Saver 2007 123 61 49 24 19 4 3 $1,813,885
3 Munnings 2006 107 59 55 34 31 4 3 $1,695,850
4 Lookin At Lucky 2007 108 44 40 25 23 4 3 $1,620,915
5 Lope De Vega (IRE) 2007 64 57 89 25 39 4 6 $1,287,491
6 Majesticperfection 2006 85 43 50 24 28 2 2 $1,264,144
7 Kantharos 2008 51 30 58 18 35 1 1 $1,058,992
8 Siyouni (FR) 2007 66 44 66 21 31 4 6 $1,038,669
9 Temple City 2005 105 43 40 14 13 3 2 $1,035,342
10 Showcasing (GB) 2007 64 59 92 32 50 5 7 $1,009,906
LEADING THIRD-CROP SIRES BY LIFETIME EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB FlsSts %StsWnrs %WnrSWs %SWEarnings
1 Mastercraftsman (IRE) 2006 180 168 93 77 42 12 6 $6,822,422
2 Sea the Stars (IRE) 2006 146 110 75 62 42 11 7 $5,810,889
3 Pioneerof the Nile 2006 158 97 61 54 34 7 4 $5,143,558
4 Le Havre (IRE) 2006 163 101 61 40 24 6 3 $3,799,283
5 Thewayyouare 2005 115 90 78 41 35 4 3 $3,462,921
6 Old Fashioned 2006 163 90 55 51 31 5 3 $3,419,777
7 Colonel John 2005 195 116 59 58 29 3 1 $3,213,061
8 Dunkirk 2006 184 108 58 57 30 6 3 $3,092,967
9 Zensational 2006 138 93 67 55 39 3 2 $2,687,906
10 Two Step Salsa 2005 84 51 60 32 38 2 2 $2,583,096
LEADING ALL-WEATHER SIRES BY CURRENT YEAR EARNINGS
RNK SIREYB StrSts WnrSWnr WnsSWns %WSEarnings
1 Elusive City 2000 52 111 18 11 22 12 20 $290,639
2 Verglas (IRE) 1994 48 91 13 9 17 11 19 $218,007
3 Street Boss 2004 11 21 2 1 2 1 10 $183,463
4 Tribal Rule 1996 27 54 10 0 12 0 22 $182,451
5 Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) 2004 50 99 8 5 10 6 10 $182,059
6 Invincible Spirit (IRE) 1997 48 95 8 4 9 4 9 $161,786
7 Teofilo (IRE) 2004 36 68 9 6 13 8 19 $161,721
8 Footstepsinthesand (GB) 2002 39 60 8 6 9 7 15 $157,443
9 Kodiac (GB) 2001 41 83 11 8 16 11 19 $152,471
10 Shamardal 2002 29 56 9 5 11 7 20 $143,964

(North American statistics in above lists updated through March 1)

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN BLOODSTOCK JOURNAL SIRE LISTS

YB-Year of birth   C-Number of foal crops of racing age
Fls-Number of foals   Sts-Number of starters
%Str-Percentage of starters from foals   Wnrs-Number of winners
%Wnr-Percentage of winners from foals   SWs-Number of stakes winners
2yo-Number of two-year-old named foals   Dms-Number of dams
SPs-Number of stakes producers   %SP-Percentage of stakes producers
CumEarnings-Lifetime earnings   SPI-Sire Production Index
BSPI-Broodmare Sire Production Index   ABSPI-Adjusted Broodmare Sire Production Index
%SW-Percentage of stakes winners from foals   C2yo-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-olds
CWnr-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-old winners   CSW-Lifetime (cumulative) number of two-year-old stakes winners

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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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.