Oaklawn Report #12

Delta Flower is our First Star of the Week

Delta Flower is our First Star of the Week

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Sea N Suds (AR) – It was Arkansas Bred Stakes week at Oaklawn, and Sea N Suds stole the show on Sunday winning the Rainbow Stakes by a nose.  After a tough trip from the rail, Sea N Suds was able to get to the outside down the stretch and wear down Devilishly Clever and He Is a Roadster.  For the third straight race the horse demonstrated toughness and heart, two qualities that are great to have no matter what state you were bred in!  With Kelly Von Hemel as trainer, you would think Prairie Meadows will be the next time we see this one.

– 2nd Star:  Delta Flower (AR) – She was the easiest of winners Saturday in the Rainbow Miss Stakes, as she broke sharp and never looked back winning wire to wire by almost four lengths.  The race just confirmed her talents, as the race before was a blowout maiden score.  This one might have enough talent to try out-of-state company next time out if they can find the right spot.

– 3rd Star: Mallard’s Bro (AR) – He may be our third star, but there is no doubt his win was the most dramatic of the week!  After hanging out toward the back of the back the entire race, Mallard’s Bro gained momentum in the stretch, and was just able to nose past Devil and a Half at the wire.  The win was his first in three tries this year, and it was his first win ever at Oaklawn.  He’s now earned over 100k for his career, and will most likely resurface at Louisiana Downs next time out.

Flop of the Week

Trace Creek (AR) – He ended up being the favorite in the Arkansas Breeders’ Stakes on Friday after a ton of hype, but in the ended he was a well beaten 9th.  Considering you don’t get many chances to run against Arkansas breds once Oaklawn closes, this one has to be disappointing to the connections.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Federico Villafranco 68 22 16 7 $485,977 32% 45 66%
2 Steven M. Asmussen 114 21 26 11 $1,201,073 18% 58 51%
2 Chris Richard 73 21 11 8 $541,046 29% 40 55%
4 Cody Autrey 98 18 19 16 $538,449 18% 53 54%
5 Chris A. Hartman 71 16 13 10 $483,040 23% 39 55%
6 Brad H. Cox 57 14 9 9 $491,636 25% 32 56%
7 Joseph R. Martin 70 12 8 13 $247,560 17% 33 47%
8 Ron Moquett 93 11 10 6 $434,332 12% 27 29%
9 Randy L. Morse 66 10 9 4 $351,636 15% 23 35%
10 D. Wayne Lukas 82 9 8 10 $484,433 11% 27 33%
10 W. Bret Calhoun 41 9 3 6 $397,106 22% 18 44%
10 Roger A. Brueggemann 43 9 7 5 $268,497 21% 21 49%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 234 43 40 20 $1,934,943 18% 103 44%
2 David Mello 187 32 30 22 $795,855 17% 84 45%
3 Norberto Arroyo, Jr. 217 31 30 32 $1,095,486 14% 93 43%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 135 24 18 18 $630,021 18% 60 44%
5 Terry J. Thompson 168 23 13 19 $733,526 14% 55 33%
6 Ken S. Tohill 130 20 22 16 $615,428 15% 58 45%
7 M. Clifton Berry 114 18 9 12 $671,071 16% 39 34%
7 Jon Kenton Court 142 18 15 18 $587,884 13% 51 36%
9 Luis S. Quinonez 144 17 15 15 $644,302 12% 47 33%
10 Channing Hill 110 15 14 13 $744,895 14% 42 38%
10 Jareth Loveberry 146 15 18 14 $398,067 10% 47 32%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 66 21 16 7 $475,117 32% 44 67%
2 Maggi Moss 41 13 8 5 $263,775 32% 26 63%
3 Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 53 12 9 4 $327,050 23% 25 47%
4 Steve Landers 59 11 10 10 $206,147 19% 31 53%
5 Ulwelling, Al and Bill 30 7 4 2 $165,570 23% 13 43%
6 Zayat Stables, LLC 26 6 1 3 $236,934 23% 10 38%
6 William Stiritz 46 6 3 1 $205,026 13% 10 22%
6 Martin Brothers, Inc. 28 6 3 2 $89,373 21% 11 39%
9 Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 19 5 6 3 $260,437 26% 14 74%
9 Craig Drago 18 5 1 4 $168,795 28% 10 56%
9 Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC 28 5 3 5 $134,984 18% 13 46%
9 N P H Stable 11 5 1 2 $73,407 45% 8 73%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Fantasy Stakes (Grade 3) – 3 Year Old Fillies – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $400,000

– Sunday: The Carousel Stakes – 4 Year Old Fillies and Mares – 6 Furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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Oaklawn Report #11

Brewing Wins the Gazebo Stakes

Brewing Wins the Gazebo Stakes

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Brewing (FL) – Isn’t it strange that Brewing became the first D Wayne Lukas three-year old to earn our first star of the week?  If I would have told you that before the meet I probably would have been laughed at by everyone, including his trainer!  However, Brewing has come on in a big way at Oaklawn, winning a maiden race and then the Gazebo Stakes in easy wire to wire fashion.  His running style suggests six furlongs could be his limit, and it looks like the Bachelor Stakes on closing weekend is where he will be pointed to next.

– 2nd Star: Glacken Too (FL) – This one hasn’t run a bad race yet, although his Sunday allowance win was definitely the best race of his young career.  The win was in wire to wire fashion, as he pulled away from all competition late to win by just over two lengths in the end.  Just like Brewing, a race like the Bachelor or Northern Spur Stakes could be a nice fit for this horse next time out.

– 3rd Star: Jake Mo (KY) – Jake Mo certainly is no stranger to Oaklawn as he ran in the Smarty Jones, Southwest, Rebel, and Arkansas Derby in 2012, and also ran here twice in 2o13.  What he has been a stranger to at Oaklawn is the winners circle, but that changed Friday when he won the feature race of the day.  The win gives Jake Mo two wins in a row, and now he could be pointed back to stakes competition next time out.  He had went a long time in between wins, but has found his form once again.

Flop of the Week

Dunkin Bend (KY) – His seventh place effort in the Gazebo Stakes this Saturday was very disappointing, especially considering the fact that projected heavy favorite Boji Moon had scratched from the race.  After the race is was found that Dunkin Bend has a breathing issue that will require surgery, so that explains the poor effort.  Still, he’s no doubt the flop of the week.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Steven M. Asmussen 105 21 25 9 $1,179,147 20% 55 52%
1 Federico   Villafranco 63 21 14 7 $457,337 33% 42 67%
3 Chris   Richard 69 20 10 7 $519,636 29% 37 54%
4 Cody   Autrey 91 18 18 13 $517,179 20% 49 54%
5 Chris A. Hartman 65 15 13 7 $460,616 23% 35 54%
6 Ron   Moquett 86 10 10 6 $413,257 12% 26 30%
7 Brad H. Cox 47 9 6 9 $341,936 19% 24 51%
7 Joseph R. Martin 63 9 8 13 $185,270 14% 30 48%
9 D. Wayne Lukas 76 8 8 10 $471,538 11% 26 34%
9 W. Bret Calhoun 40 8 3 6 $360,506 20% 17 43%
9 Randy L. Morse 58 8 8 3 $292,569 14% 19 33%
9 Roger A. Brueggemann 39 8 7 4 $250,197 21% 19 49%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 214 40 39 17 $1,817,137 19% 96 45%
2 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 202 31 29 29 $1,066,049 15% 89 44%
3 David   Mello 170 30 25 20 $735,322 18% 75 44%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 121 21 17 18 $575,834 17% 56 46%
5 Terry J. Thompson 153 19 12 18 $637,276 12% 49 32%
6 Ken S. Tohill 114 18 20 12 $558,890 16% 50 44%
7 Jon Kenton Court 128 16 12 17 $504,569 13% 45 35%
8 Channing   Hill 105 15 13 13 $729,360 14% 41 39%
8 M. Clifton Berry 106 15 8 12 $557,944 14% 35 33%
8 Luis S. Quinonez 130 15 14 15 $549,174 12% 44 34%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 61 20 14 7 $446,477 33% 41 67%
2 Maggi   Moss 37 12 7 4 $241,975 32% 23 62%
3     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 48 11 9 3 $307,840 23% 23 48%
3 Steve   Landers 56 11 9 9 $190,867 20% 29 52%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 26 7 4 2 $162,582 27% 13 50%
6     Zayat Stables, LLC 23 6 1 3 $235,059 26% 10 43%
6     Martin Brothers, Inc. 27 6 3 2 $88,448 22% 11 41%
8     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 18 5 6 2 $257,437 28% 13 72%
8 William   Stiritz 41 5 3 1 $192,398 12% 9 22%
8 Craig   Drago 17 5 1 4 $168,555 29% 10 59%
8     Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC 24 5 3 3 $124,914 21% 11 46%
8     N P H Stable 11 5 1 2 $73,407 45% 8 73%

Preview to Next Week

– Friday: Arkansas Breeders Open Division Stakes – 3 Year olds and upward (Arkansas Bred) – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $75,000

– Saturday: Rainbow Miss Stakes – 3 Year Old Fillies (Arkansas Bred) – 6 furlongs – Purse: $75,000

– Sunday: Rainbow Stakes – 3 Year Old Colts (Arkansas Bred) – 6 furlongs – Purse: $75,000

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Oaklawn Report #10

Close Hatches won the Azeri Stakes this Weekend

Close Hatches won the Azeri Stakes this Weekend

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Close Hatches (KY) – She shipped in and stole the show from the three year olds!  Sometimes horses struggle with the Oaklawn surface when shipping, but Close Hatches proved to be a champion Saturday when winning the Azeri Stakes and turning back several worthy challengers in the stretch run.  When you consider her race record, and also considering when she did lose last year it was to some seriously good horses, this one could be turning into a super star.  You’d think they’ll come back now for the Apple Blossom, and unless someone ships in with some serious class it could be lights out for everyone else who enters.

– 2nd Star: Hoppertunity (KY) – It’s a Rebel Stakes that we’ll be talking about for a long time, but through all the bumping, grinding, and controversy it was Hoppertunity who came out on top.  Is Hoppertunity the best horse moving forward?  That’s certainly up for debate, but it also doesn’t matter when it comes to this particular race.  All the credit must be given to jockey Mike Smith for this one as he made things as difficult as possible for Tapiture and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.  Santana rode a brave race himself, but the veteran Smith did just enough to make the difference.  Hopefully we’ll see the top four finishers of this one all come back for the Arkansas Derby.

– 3rd Star: Golden Lad (KY) – Pletcher’s success at Oaklawn isn’t as strong as many of the other tracks he comes too, but Golden Lad broke that trend as he dominated the Razorback Handicap over a field that looked evenly matched.  The field is probably not the best Grade 3 you’ll find, but it still included several horses that like Oaklawn and were highly touted.  Who knows where he’ll pop up next, it could be virtually anywhere.  It would be nice to see him back in a month to run in the Oaklawn Handicap…but will he come to challenge Will Take Charge?

Flop of the Week

Govenor Charlie (KY) – He was bet down to the 2-1 favorite and thought of by most as being the better of the two Baffert horses that had shipped in for the weekend, but Govenor Charlie didn’t run a step in the Razorback step.  He was out-ran from the beginning, and never got into the race at any point.  With the track starting to play strangely his connections could point to that as an excuse, but to me it looks like he’s not a true two turn horse.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Steven M. Asmussen 92 21 20 6 $1,117,655 23% 47 51%
2 Chris   Richard 61 19 5 6 $472,416 31% 30 49%
2 Federico   Villafranco 58 19 13 7 $394,153 33% 39 67%
4 Cody   Autrey 81 17 16 11 $477,911 21% 44 54%
5 Chris A. Hartman 59 15 10 6 $441,515 25% 31 53%
6 Ron   Moquett 76 9 9 6 $389,282 12% 24 32%
6 Brad H. Cox 43 9 6 7 $335,329 21% 22 51%
8 D. Wayne Lukas 72 7 8 10 $410,471 10% 25 35%
8 Kellyn   Gorder 30 7 5 2 $285,976 23% 14 47%
8 Randy L. Morse 54 7 8 3 $278,087 13% 18 33%
8 David R. Vance 28 7 4 1 $162,441 25% 12 43%
8 Joseph R. Martin 58 7 7 11 $156,050 12% 25 43%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 195 37 34 14 $1,721,982 19% 85 44%
2 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 183 28 27 24 $973,504 15% 79 43%
2 David   Mello 149 28 18 19 $658,411 19% 65 44%
4 Ken S. Tohill 99 18 16 10 $526,001 18% 44 44%
5 Ramon A. Vazquez 108 17 17 16 $492,874 16% 50 46%
6 Terry J. Thompson 135 16 12 16 $555,867 12% 44 33%
7 Channing   Hill 98 14 11 13 $691,055 14% 38 39%
7 Alex   Birzer 165 14 20 14 $530,800 8% 48 29%
7 Jon Kenton Court 112 14 11 14 $412,090 13% 39 35%
10 Luis S. Quinonez 121 13 13 15 $489,342 11% 41 34%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 56 18 13 7 $383,293 32% 38 68%
2 Maggi   Moss 32 12 3 4 $226,655 38% 19 59%
3 Steve   Landers 51 10 9 8 $175,719 20% 27 53%
4     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 43 8 8 3 $244,740 19% 19 44%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 24 6 4 2 $149,162 25% 12 50%
6     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 15 5 5 2 $238,737 33% 12 80%
6 William   Stiritz 40 5 3 1 $191,852 13% 9 23%
6     Zayat Stables, LLC 21 5 1 3 $174,792 24% 9 43%
6 Craig   Drago 15 5 0 4 $162,780 33% 9 60%
6     Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC 22 5 3 3 $124,436 23% 11 50%
36     N P H Stable 11 5 1 2 $73,407 45% 8 73%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Gazebo Stakes – Three Year Olds – Six Furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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Racing Dudes Thursday Betting Plan

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Over the last few weeks we’ve had several comments, tweets, and emails asking if we could narrow down our picks to our top two or three selections, or who we really like compared to just who we are so-so about.  So today we’ve decided to try something new.  The “Racing Dudes Betting Plan” gives you all the horses we like on a given day, and suggestions on how to bet them.  So without further ado, here is the betting plan for this Thursdays action…

NOTE: The betting amounts posted are what I would personally use.  You may want to raise or lower the amounts suggested to better reflect the bankroll you will be working with.  Don’t bet the rent money!!

Aqueduct Race 3: #4 Appearance (1:18 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: The team of Taylor Rice and David Jacobson have been hot at Aqueduct, and this one ran a pretty solid second here last time out.  Could be a nice bankroll builder to start out the day.

RESULTS: Winner!!  Paid $4.70, $2.50.  Total Profit: $92.50, ROI: 61.7%

Oaklawn Park Race 1: #1 Jungle Princess and #1A Maybelle Slew (1:30 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Two Richard horses here…hard to not take a shot with these two.  Even money would still be playable, but keep a close eye on the price.  With these powerful connections the odds could go down quickly.

RESULTS: Second.  Paid $2.20.  NO BET DUE TO LOW ODDS!!  Total Profit: $92.50, ROI: 61.7%

Aqueduct Race 6: #2 Very Cherry Candy (2:45 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Was third last time in his first try over the Aqueduct surface after winning the race before at Gulfstream.  Enters in a similar level today, and might be better equipped to handle the track.

RESULTS: Winner!!  Paid $6.30, $3.30. Total Profit: $265, ROI: 88.3%

Golden Gate Race 1: #1 Quick Cenizas (2:45 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Russell Baze always wins the opener at Golden Gate!  All systems set on go here, but much like the Richard horses at Oaklawn, you have to worry somewhat about the odds.  Even money is playable, anything lower is dicey.

RESULTS: Second. Paid $3.00.  Total Profit: $265, ROI: 58.9%

Oaklawn Park Race 4: #2 Thingamajigger (2:52 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: It’s that time of year at Oaklawn where Asmussen makes his presence felt, and he has several live horses on the card.  This horse was a solid second last time out so we know he gets over the Oaklawn track ok.

RESULTS: Winner!!  Paid $4.40, $2.80.  Total Profit: $365, ROI: 48.7%

Santa Anita Race 1: #3 Atta Boy Pete (3:00 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: He returns to Santa Anita today after running a terrible sixth at Golden Gate last time out.  This track seems to be to his liking and he’s back to the level he runs best at.  Hopefully that poor last race gives us a decent price.

RESULTS: Third. Paid $0. Total Profit: $215, ROI: 23.9%

Oaklawn Park Race 6: #10 Justa Runner (3:46 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: In this race is the highly anticipated 4-year-old debut of Big Lute, but Hobby isn’t great with horses off a long layoff so I do believe he’s beatable today.  Justa Runner looks like the right horse to beat him with, and should be a decent price.

RESULTS: Third. Paid $0. Total Profit: $65, ROI: 7.2%

Fair Grounds Race 6: #7 Ben’s Juliette (3:55 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: She’s in the capable hands of Brad Cox and has been knocking on the door lately.  This should be the right group for her to break through today.

RESULTS: Off the board. Paid $0. Total Profit: (-85), ROI: -8.1%

Fair Grounds Race 7: #3 Pistolpackinsenora (4:25 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Just a solid Louisiana runner who has solid connections.

RESULTS: Winner!!  Paid $3.40, $2.80. Total Profit: (-10), ROI: -.8%

Santa Anita Race 4: #1 Winding Way (4:32 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Big time class dropper and Stevens stays on to ride.  That’s enough for me to take a shot.

RESULTS: Second. Paid $2.60. Total Profit (-30), ROI: -2.2%

Oaklawn Park Race 9: #7 Wizardly (5:10 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: He was ever so close last time out, and today should be the day.  However, another where the odds could drop too low…

RESULTS: Second. Paid $3.00. Total Profit: (-30), ROI: -2%

Fair Grounds Race 9: #1 Tight Britches (5:25 CT)

Suggested Bet: $20 Across the Board

Analysis: Winner of six straight races and morning line of 9/2??  This will be a jump up in class, but he’s worth an across the board wager today.  We’ll see if his Delta, Fair Meadows, and Will Rogers form can translate to Fair Grounds.

RESULTS: SCRATCHED. Total Profit: (-30), ROI: -2%

Delta Race 6: #6 Webster (7:30 CT)

Suggested Bet: $50 Win/$100 Place

Analysis: Field of ten here makes this one likely to be a decent price, and will also make for a bigger place payout if we’re lucky.  A lot of times a huge price comes in with favorites finishing second at Delta.  If that’s the case here, this wager will still be profitable.

RESULTS: Winner!! Paid $7.80, $4.40.  Total Profit: $235, ROI: 14.2%

Delta Race 9: #2 Little Face (8:51 CT)

Suggested Bet: Late pick 4 single:  TICKET: .50 cent pick 4:  2/5,6/1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10/3,4,6,9 = $36

Analysis: This one is very close to being the best bet of the day, and we could find some value in the other three races.  Since #2 Little Face is sure to be a short price in race 9 we can’t make money on him with straight wagers, so why not take a swing and pair him up with some price horses in the late pick four.

RESULTS: Single wins, but pick 4 does not cash.  Total Profit: $199, ROI: 11.8%

Oaklawn Report #9

Euphrosyne "Wins" the Honeybee Stakes

Euphrosyne “Wins” the Honeybee Stakes

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Work All Week (IL) – All this guy does is win races!  Saturday’s Hot Springs Stakes was his first Stakes race outside of Illinois bred company, but that didn’t matter as he scored a decisive win over a fast closing Alsvid and Apprehender.  The win makes this horse an incredible nine for eleven lifetime, and a winner of six straight races.  Now that he’s passed this latest test, you’d have to think graded stakes company could be next in the Count Fleet Handicap at Oaklawn during the Racing Festival of the South.

– 2nd Star: Euphrosyne (KY) – It was a wild running of the Honeybee Stakes this Saturday, and in the end it was Euphrosyne who got the money via a disqualification of Sugar Shock.  Sugar Shock looked like she was going to be the winner deep into the stretch, but then took a severe right turn and nearly ran over Euphrosyne, which made for a clear decision for the stewards.  It was one of the more curious stretch runs in race history, and could set up for an interesting rematch later on down the road.  However for now, Euphrosyne sits atop the leader board of Oaklawn three-year old fillies.

– 3rd Star: Carve (KY) – What a comeback race for Carve!  The hard knocking honest horse had a nice 2013 running well in several graded stakes races, but Sunday’s allowance win at Oaklawn may have been his best race yet.  It’s clear the horse has improved since last uear, and you have to wonder if a race like this one could spring-board him into the Oaklawn Handicap next time out.  The waters would obviously be deeper in that one, but after his last race it’s clear that he could be ready for the challenge.

Flop of the Week

Taris (KY) – The Maryland shipper came in hyped, and surprisingly the tote board hinted that she was more highly thought of than Florida shipper Please Explain.  Neither of the shippers were able to get the job done in the Honeybee, but Taris was by far the lesser of the two.  After seemingly having a perfect trip up front, Taris faded badly and finished sixth. Maybe the class jump was too high, or perhaps she didn’t handle the track.  Either way, it was a big disappointment for a highly thought of horse.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Steven M. Asmussen 75 18 17 5 $904,259 24% 40 53%
1 Chris   Richard 55 18 4 6 $456,308 33% 28 51%
1 Federico   Villafranco 54 18 12 7 $348,153 33% 37 69%
4 Cody   Autrey 78 17 16 11 $476,851 22% 44 56%
5 Chris A. Hartman 54 13 10 5 $389,600 24% 28 52%
6 Brad H. Cox 41 9 5 7 $305,129 22% 21 51%
7 Ron   Moquett 65 8 8 5 $360,729 12% 21 32%
8 D. Wayne Lukas 64 7 6 10 $366,557 11% 23 36%
9 Mark E. Casse 42 6 4 7 $328,548 14% 17 40%
9 Randy L. Morse 48 6 8 3 $236,269 13% 17 35%
9 Roger A. Brueggemann 35 6 7 4 $212,813 17% 17 49%
9 David R. Vance 23 6 3 1 $145,102 26% 10 43%
9 Michael E. Biehler 23 6 3 2 $141,262 26% 11 48%
9 Joseph R. Martin 50 6 6 9 $135,697 12% 21 42%
9 J. R. Caldwell 27 6 4 6 $96,517 22% 16 59%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 167 33 31 12 $1,493,095 20% 76 46%
2 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 163 28 25 22 $907,067 17% 75 46%
3 David   Mello 123 23 15 17 $539,475 19% 55 45%
4 Terry J. Thompson 124 15 11 15 $532,518 12% 41 33%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 96 15 14 16 $419,302 16% 45 47%
6 Alex   Birzer 147 13 18 12 $492,490 9% 43 29%
6 Luis S. Quinonez 106 13 11 13 $462,483 12% 37 35%
8 Channing   Hill 88 12 9 10 $581,464 14% 31 35%
8 Ken S. Tohill 82 12 15 9 $419,523 15% 36 44%
10 Jon Kenton Court 96 11 10 12 $341,772 11% 33 34%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 52 17 12 7 $337,293 33% 36 69%
2 Maggi   Moss 31 11 3 4 $215,855 35% 18 58%
3 Steve   Landers 49 10 9 8 $174,739 20% 27 55%
4     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 40 8 7 3 $239,935 20% 18 45%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 21 6 2 1 $135,662 29% 9 43%
6     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 15 5 5 2 $238,737 33% 12 80%
6 William   Stiritz 38 5 3 1 $191,568 13% 9 24%
6     Zayat Stables, LLC 19 5 1 2 $168,488 26% 8 42%
6 Craig   Drago 13 5 0 3 $158,205 38% 8 62%
10 John C. Oxley 24 4 2 4 $216,169 17% 10 42%
10     Poindexter Thoroughbreds LLC 18 4 3 2 $106,690 22% 9 50%
10     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 24 4 3 2 $99,016 17% 9 38%
10     Martin Brothers, Inc. 21 4 2 2 $62,147 19% 8 38%
10     N P H Stable 10 4 1 2 $54,507 40% 7 70%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Rebel Stakes (Grade 2) – 3 Year Olds – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $600,000

– Saturday: The Razorback Handicap (Grade 3) – 4 Year Old Males and Upward – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $200,000

– Saturday: The Azeri Handicap (Grade 3) – 4 Year Old Fillies and Mares and Upward – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $200,000

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Oaklawn Report #8

Oaklawn Park

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Valid Commander (AR)  – The Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes was the only stakes race carded this weekend at Oaklawn, and it was Valid Commander who made the most of his opportunity to shine.  He was able to take advantage of a fast speed duel out front between Humble Smarty and Mallet, and got the perfect stalking trip to win by a length at odds of 8-1.  Even though this was an Arkansas Bred Stakes race, the time was fairly fast so perhaps Valid Commander could be finding his groove.  The win was his second in a row, and first stakes win of his career.

– 2nd Star: Back Forty (KY) – Thursday’s feature allowance race could have been the toughest race of the week, but Back Forty was able to handle the field nicely to win by three-quarters of a length over Frederico.  Back Forty has now won three of six races at Oaklawn, which easily looks to be his favorite track.  Look for him in another Oaklawn allowance next time out, or perhaps a small stakes at Delaware where he also excels.

– 3rd Star: Adrianne G (KY) – After finishing fourth in a Stakes last time out at the Fair Grounds, Adrianne G returned to allowance company at Oaklawn Saturday was victorious for the third time in four starts.  She held a perfect stalking position early on, and was able drive clear with ease in the stretch to win by a little over one and half lengths.  The win could propel her into Stakes company again next time out.

Flop of the Week

Bull Dozer (FL) – The local fan favorite couldn’t put on a show for all his fans on Thursday, as he was the well beaten heavy favorite in the feature allowance race.  The track was playing strangely on Thursday which could have caused some problems.  You can bet he’ll regroup and will probably be backed pretty well next time out.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris   Richard 49 17 4 4 $422,970 35% 25 51%
2 Steven M. Asmussen 65 16 13 5 $728,199 25% 34 52%
2 Federico   Villafranco 50 16 11 7 $319,766 32% 34 68%
4 Cody   Autrey 67 15 12 9 $400,691 22% 36 54%
5 Chris A. Hartman 47 11 8 5 $299,522 23% 24 51%
6 Brad H. Cox 35 8 5 6 $257,569 23% 19 54%
7 Ron   Moquett 62 7 8 5 $322,827 11% 20 32%
8 D. Wayne Lukas 56 6 6 10 $336,541 11% 22 39%
8 David R. Vance 22 6 3 1 $137,602 27% 10 45%
8 J. R. Caldwell 21 6 3 6 $91,084 29% 15 71%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 146 27 24 12 $1,202,368 18% 63 43%
2 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 137 25 20 17 $774,538 18% 62 45%
3 David   Mello 106 20 13 12 $465,051 19% 45 42%
4 Terry J. Thompson 109 14 10 13 $471,354 13% 37 34%
5 Ramon A. Vazquez 82 13 12 14 $376,374 16% 39 48%
6 Channing   Hill 79 11 8 9 $515,234 14% 28 35%
6 Luis S. Quinonez 96 11 11 13 $416,695 11% 35 36%
6 Alex   Birzer 127 11 15 12 $400,931 9% 38 30%
9 Alex   Canchari 85 10 12 12 $353,575 12% 34 40%
9 Ken S. Tohill 71 10 12 9 $323,045 14% 31 44%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 74 10 9 9 $210,610 14% 28 38%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 48 15 11 7 $308,906 31% 33 69%
2 Maggi   Moss 27 10 3 3 $195,567 37% 16 59%
3 Steve   Landers 42 9 7 7 $151,779 21% 23 55%
4     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 36 7 6 3 $171,012 19% 16 44%
5 William   Stiritz 31 5 2 0 $171,071 16% 7 23%
5     Zayat Stables, LLC 15 5 1 2 $161,773 33% 8 53%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 19 5 2 1 $115,852 26% 8 42%
8 John C. Oxley 23 4 2 4 $214,309 17% 10 43%
8     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 13 4 5 1 $198,137 31% 10 77%
8     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 23 4 3 2 $97,666 17% 9 39%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Honeybee Stakes (Grade 3) – 3 Year Old Fillies – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $150,000

– Saturday: The Hot Springs Stakes – 4 Year Olds and Upward – Six Furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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Oaklawn Report #7

Aireofdistinction Takes the Spring Fever

Aireofdistinction Takes the Spring Fever

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Aireofdistinction (KY) – Even though Oaklawn only had one stakes race this week, Aireofdistinction made it count!  Race caller Frank Mirahmadi pretty much gave up on her at the top of the stretch, but out of nowhere Aireofdistinction re-rallied and took the Spring Fever by a nose over Chortle in a photo finish.  The win gives Aireofdistinction four victories in a row, and could propel her into a graded stakes try next time out.

– 2nd Star: Donoharm (KY) – Last year’s Fifth Season and Essex winner was back in the winners circle Sunday, winning an allowance race by a length and a half over Flashy Sunrise.  It’s a win that is long over due as his form hasn’t been great since those two big wins last year.  Perhaps he’s back on track now, and could possibly be pointing towards a run in the Razorback or Oaklawn Handicap next.

– 3rd Star: Unstoppable Colby (KY) – The Lukas/Zayat team has been hot this of late at Oaklawn, and the maiden special weight win by Unstoppable Colby might be the most significant.  Thursday’s mile and one-sixteenth victory came in wire to wire fashion as he turned back two hard closing rivals to win by a little less than a length.  We know he’ll be in a stakes next time out, it’s just a matter of which one they choose.  We’ll see if his second attempt to earn derby points works out better than his first.

Flop of the Week

Broken Blues (KY) – It’s probably a little unfair that she lands in this spot, but there really wasn’t any other horse to put here this week.  Broken Blues was a disappointing favorite in a Thursday allowance race, but may have simply been a little outclassed.  We aren’t going to give her too hard of a time for that performance.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris   Richard 47 17 4 3 $421,050 36% 24 51%
2 Federico   Villafranco 46 14 9 7 $280,966 30% 30 65%
3 Steven M. Asmussen 58 13 12 5 $656,279 22% 30 52%
3 Cody   Autrey 57 13 10 7 $365,496 23% 30 53%
5 Chris A. Hartman 40 10 7 4 $278,789 25% 21 53%
6 Brad H. Cox 34 7 5 6 $244,369 21% 18 53%
7 D. Wayne Lukas 50 6 6 7 $319,321 12% 19 38%
7 Ron   Moquett 56 6 8 4 $278,483 11% 18 32%
9 Philip A. Sims 29 5 4 5 $270,544 17% 14 48%
9 Randy L. Morse 39 5 7 3 $206,676 13% 15 38%
9 Scott   Becker 28 5 2 0 $169,861 18% 7 25%
9 Roger A. Brueggemann 29 5 4 3 $135,520 17% 12 41%
9 Michael E. Biehler 19 5 3 2 $121,118 26% 10 53%
9 David R. Vance 19 5 2 1 $116,452 26% 8 42%
9 J. R. Caldwell 17 5 1 6 $71,164 29% 12 71%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 126 22 22 11 $1,030,654 17% 55 44%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 118 22 17 13 $684,843 19% 52 44%
3 David   Mello 92 17 11 11 $410,456 18% 39 42%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 81 13 12 14 $376,302 16% 39 48%
5 Terry J. Thompson 98 12 8 11 $399,362 12% 31 32%
6 Channing   Hill 75 11 8 9 $513,428 15% 28 37%
7 Luis S. Quinonez 88 10 9 11 $380,755 11% 30 34%
7 Alex   Birzer 113 10 14 11 $369,534 9% 35 31%
9 Ken S. Tohill 60 9 10 7 $295,201 15% 26 43%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 61 9 6 9 $178,070 15% 24 39%
11 M. Clifton Berry 59 8 5 11 $324,912 14% 24 41%
11 Alex   Canchari 79 8 11 12 $278,635 10% 31 39%
11 Jon Kenton Court 71 8 8 8 $239,834 11% 24 34%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 44 13 9 7 $270,106 30% 29 66%
2 Maggi   Moss 25 10 3 2 $193,647 40% 15 60%
3     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 34 7 4 3 $161,412 21% 14 41%
3 Steve   Landers 35 7 5 5 $118,459 20% 17 49%
5 William   Stiritz 28 5 2 0 $169,861 18% 7 25%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 17 5 2 1 $115,518 29% 8 47%
7     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 13 4 5 1 $198,137 31% 10 77%
7     Zayat Stables, LLC 12 4 1 1 $138,573 33% 6 50%
7     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 21 4 2 1 $83,866 19% 7 33%
10 John C. Oxley 22 3 2 4 $178,309 14% 9 41%
10 Craig   Drago 9 3 0 2 $90,975 33% 5 56%
10     Martin Brothers, Inc. 14 3 0 1 $40,571 21% 4 29%
10     N P H Stable 7 3 1 0 $37,907 43% 4 57%
10     Mongo Racing 4 3 0 1 $35,400 75% 4 100%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: Downthedustyroad Breeders’, 3-Year Old & Up, Filly & Mare (Arkansas Breds), 6 Furlongs, Purse: $75,000

– Sunday:  Nodouble Breeders’, 3-Year Old & Up, Colts & Geldings (Arkansas Breds), 6 Furlongs, Purse: $75,000

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Oaklawn Report #6

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Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Tapiture (KY) – The first major step towards Kentucky was taken Monday as Tapiture looked like the real deal winning the Southwest by four and a half lengths over Strong Mandate.  Jockey Ricardo Santana was able to give him a dream trip as he broke well and saved all the ground racing along the rail the entire race.  The win makes him a two-time Graded Stakes winner, and should set him up for the Rebel and Arkansas Derby as we go down the Triple Crown Trail at Oaklawn.

– 2nd Star: Don’t Tell Sophia (KY) – As expected Don’t Tell Sophia was dominant once again this Saturday.  She’s winning races like a freak right now, but can she keep doing it when the competition gets a little steeper?  She’s simply in a class by herself when it comes to the older fillies and mares on the Oaklawn grounds right now.  However, On Fire Baby is getting closer to race which could make the Azeri Stakes very interesting in March.

– 3rd Star: Apprehender (KY) – On any other week this would have been the performance of the week!  Coming off a ten month layoff Apprehender was able to put away a stellar field and win the King Cotton Stakes in an eye-popping time of 1:10 flat.  Apprehender has always shown a lot of class, but showed a bit of maturity for the first time Saturday as we was able to sit behind horses and save his energy for the stretch run.  The win makes it two King Cotton’s in a row for the horse, and puts him on path for the Grade 3 Count Fleet Handicap at the end of the meet.

Flop of the Week

Win Willy (KY) – Very sad that this horse ends up here.  The Oaklawn legend was dead last in the Essex Stakes Saturday, and never showed any interest the entire race.  Obviously should have been retired after last year, but Win Willy has been thrown into the fire once again only this time it looks like he’s given up.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris   Richard 37 15 2 1 $369,381 41% 18 49%
2 Cody   Autrey 46 12 8 4 $331,030 26% 24 52%
2 Federico   Villafranco 39 12 5 7 $215,351 31% 24 62%
4 Chris A. Hartman 36 9 7 4 $265,289 25% 20 56%
5 Steven M. Asmussen 48 8 10 5 $537,172 17% 23 48%
6 Brad H. Cox 31 7 5 5 $240,539 23% 17 55%
7 Ron   Moquett 46 6 8 4 $270,590 13% 18 39%
8 Randy L. Morse 33 5 6 3 $200,714 15% 14 42%
8 Roger A. Brueggemann 26 5 3 3 $122,220 19% 11 42%
8 David R. Vance 17 5 2 1 $115,775 29% 8 47%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 104 17 18 10 $885,152 16% 45 43%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 94 17 14 9 $549,543 18% 40 43%
3 David   Mello 73 16 9 7 $364,809 22% 32 44%
4 Terry J. Thompson 82 11 8 9 $370,080 13% 28 34%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 69 11 8 11 $293,421 16% 30 43%
6 Channing   Hill 62 10 7 7 $477,073 16% 24 39%
7 Alex   Birzer 93 9 9 10 $303,044 10% 28 30%
8 Ken S. Tohill 54 8 10 7 $281,526 15% 25 46%
9 Israel   Ocampo 61 7 8 8 $259,920 11% 23 38%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 48 7 4 9 $137,625 15% 20 42%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 37 11 5 7 $204,491 30% 23 62%
2 Maggi   Moss 19 8 2 1 $152,147 42% 11 58%
3     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 30 7 3 3 $148,053 23% 13 43%
3 Steve   Landers 27 7 4 3 $107,843 26% 14 52%
5     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 12 4 4 1 $186,537 33% 9 75%
5     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 16 4 1 0 $76,816 25% 5 31%
7 John C. Oxley 20 3 2 3 $169,759 15% 8 40%
7 William   Stiritz 22 3 2 0 $129,381 14% 5 23%
7     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 15 3 2 1 $91,818 20% 6 40%
7 Craig   Drago 8 3 0 2 $90,775 38% 5 63%
7     N P H Stable 7 3 1 0 $37,907 43% 4 57%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Spring Fever Stakes – Fillies and Mares four-year olds and upward – Five and One-half furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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Oaklawn Report #5

Weather Ruined this Week but Strong Mandate Headlines a Huge Week Ahead

Weather Ruined this Week but Strong Mandate Headlines a Huge Week Ahead

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Cody Autrey 35 10 7 3 $290,963 29% 20 57%
1 Chris   Richard 25 10 2 0 $244,706 40% 12 48%
3 Federico   Villafranco 29 9 4 6 $144,041 31% 19 66%
4 Chris A. Hartman 23 8 3 2 $170,857 35% 13 57%
5 Steven M. Asmussen 35 5 9 2 $273,264 14% 16 46%
5 Roger A. Brueggemann 21 5 3 3 $117,712 24% 11 52%
5 David R. Vance 14 5 1 1 $109,235 36% 7 50%
8 Randy L. Morse 27 4 4 3 $141,666 15% 11 41%
8 Brad H. Cox 24 4 3 4 $113,169 17% 11 46%
10 Mark E. Casse 22 3 3 3 $149,772 14% 9 41%
10 Philip A. Sims 15 3 1 3 $140,634 20% 7 47%
10 D. Wayne Lukas 32 3 4 7 $130,470 9% 14 44%
10 Ron   Moquett 28 3 5 2 $130,424 11% 10 36%
10 Scott   Becker 18 3 1 0 $119,678 17% 4 22%
10 Ingrid   Mason 19 3 4 4 $81,327 16% 11 58%
10 Gary G. Hartlage 8 3 0 1 $66,021 38% 4 50%
10 Joseph R. Martin 20 3 0 4 $44,145 15% 7 35%
10 Paul E. Holthus 7 3 1 0 $37,431 43% 4 57%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 63 13 12 5 $444,254 21% 30 48%
2 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 71 10 14 5 $467,550 14% 29 41%
2 Terry J. Thompson 58 10 6 7 $324,099 17% 23 40%
2 David   Mello 52 10 8 4 $200,063 19% 22 42%
5 Alex   Birzer 72 8 7 8 $227,372 11% 23 32%
6 Ken S. Tohill 39 7 5 5 $190,483 18% 17 44%
6 Ramon A. Vazquez 43 7 5 8 $170,267 16% 20 47%
8 Israel   Ocampo 47 6 6 7 $201,748 13% 19 40%
9 Channing   Hill 44 5 6 6 $276,823 11% 17 39%
9 Calvin H. Borel 36 5 3 1 $213,439 14% 9 25%
9 Luis S. Quinonez 57 5 6 6 $211,645 9% 17 30%
9 Seth B. Martinez 28 5 3 5 $132,030 18% 13 46%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 32 5 1 7 $85,006 16% 13 41%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 27 8 4 6 $133,181 30% 18 67%
2 Maggi   Moss 12 6 2 0 $128,189 50% 8 67%
2     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 25 6 3 3 $126,212 24% 12 48%
4 Steve   Landers 23 5 4 2 $84,723 22% 11 48%
5     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 9 4 3 1 $170,680 44% 8 89%
5     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 12 4 0 0 $64,928 33% 4 33%
7 John C. Oxley 15 3 1 2 $125,674 20% 6 40%
7 William   Stiritz 18 3 1 0 $119,678 17% 4 22%
7     N P H Stable 5 3 1 0 $37,090 60% 4 80%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The King Cotton Stakes – 4 Year Olds and Upward – 6 furlongs – Purse: $100,000

– Saturday: The Essex Handicap – 4 Year Olds and Upward – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $100,000

– Sunday: The Bayakoa Stakes – 4 Year Old Fillies and Upward – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $100,000

– Monday: The Southwest Stakes – 3 Year Olds – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $300,000

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Oaklawn Report #4

Aragorn Ami Surprises in the Martha Washington

Aragorn Ami Surprises in the Martha Washington

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Aragorn Ami (ON) – She came to Oaklawn with just one lifetime race, but that’s all she needed!  Aragorn Ami captured the first of three Kentucky Oaks prep races at Oaklawn, as she took the Martha Washington by a length.  Considering this was only her second lifetime start you would think that leaves room for a little improvement as well which is even better news for all her connections.  With the filly race being wide open this year, Aragorn Ami has tossed her name into the discussion moving forward.

– 2nd Star: Boji Moon (IA) – This was just a ridiculous performance!  After trying to stretch Boji Moon out a couple of times, trainer Chris Richard entered him back in a six furlong race and it worked out very well.  Even though he was facing older rivals, Boji Moon was dominant in winning an allowance race Saturday as he easily won while completely in hand.  You would have to think the race sets him up for Stakes company next time out considering he left plenty in the tank in this race.  Oaklawn has a couple of shorter three year old stakes that he could be looking at down the road.  At the six furlong distance it will be hard for anyone to beat him.

– 3rd Star: Right to Vote (KY) – Friday’s feature contained three horses that have won Stakes races at Oaklawn in the past, but it was Right to Vote that ended up getting the money in a stylish performance.  The win was his first at Oaklawn in three tries, but more importantly the win came around two turns.  That means Right to Vote has thrown his name into the older male division mix at Oaklawn, with races like the Essex, Razorback, and the Oaklawn Handicap within his reach.  The emergence of Right to Vote gives trainer Ron Moquett a duel threat in the older male division as he conditions top sprinter Gentleman’s Bet as well.

Flop of the Week

Kiss Moon (KY) – She came into the Martha Washington undefeated, and was bet down to favoritism, but was a complete no-show finishing seventh.  Maybe she bounced a bit off that nice performance on opening weekend, or maybe the competition got to her.  You should never give up on a three-year old this time of year, but she’ll need to show a lot more next time out.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Cody Autrey 35 10 7 3 $290,963 29% 20 57%
1 Chris   Richard 25 10 2 0 $244,706 40% 12 48%
3 Federico   Villafranco 29 9 4 6 $144,041 31% 19 66%
4 Chris A. Hartman 23 8 3 2 $170,857 35% 13 57%
5 Steven M. Asmussen 35 5 9 2 $273,264 14% 16 46%
5 Roger A. Brueggemann 21 5 3 3 $117,712 24% 11 52%
5 David R. Vance 14 5 1 1 $109,235 36% 7 50%
8 Randy L. Morse 27 4 4 3 $141,666 15% 11 41%
8 Brad H. Cox 24 4 3 4 $113,169 17% 11 46%
10 Mark E. Casse 22 3 3 3 $149,772 14% 9 41%
10 Philip A. Sims 15 3 1 3 $140,634 20% 7 47%
10 D. Wayne Lukas 32 3 4 7 $130,470 9% 14 44%
10 Ron   Moquett 28 3 5 2 $130,424 11% 10 36%
10 Scott   Becker 18 3 1 0 $119,678 17% 4 22%
10 Ingrid   Mason 19 3 4 4 $81,327 16% 11 58%
10 Gary G. Hartlage 8 3 0 1 $66,021 38% 4 50%
10 Joseph R. Martin 20 3 0 4 $44,145 15% 7 35%
10 Paul E. Holthus 7 3 1 0 $37,431 43% 4 57%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 63 13 12 5 $444,254 21% 30 48%
2 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 71 10 14 5 $467,550 14% 29 41%
2 Terry J. Thompson 58 10 6 7 $324,099 17% 23 40%
2 David   Mello 52 10 8 4 $200,063 19% 22 42%
5 Alex   Birzer 72 8 7 8 $227,372 11% 23 32%
6 Ken S. Tohill 39 7 5 5 $190,483 18% 17 44%
6 Ramon A. Vazquez 43 7 5 8 $170,267 16% 20 47%
8 Israel   Ocampo 47 6 6 7 $201,748 13% 19 40%
9 Channing   Hill 44 5 6 6 $276,823 11% 17 39%
9 Calvin H. Borel 36 5 3 1 $213,439 14% 9 25%
9 Luis S. Quinonez 57 5 6 6 $211,645 9% 17 30%
9 Seth B. Martinez 28 5 3 5 $132,030 18% 13 46%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 32 5 1 7 $85,006 16% 13 41%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The King Cotton Stakes – 4 Year Olds and Upward – 6 furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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