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American Lion

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by WinStar Farm LLC
Pedigree:
Tiznow  -  Storm Tide  by  Storm Cat
Rating:
 
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Older Comments about American Lion...

i dont think flores is the right jockey for american lion i think rosario or nakatani is the fit for him plus horses dont like the hot weather they like the cold they tried him on the turf and did not do to well they should try him on the nyra circuit for a few races plus they would have a better shot with him winning on the turf down there cause the turf is much softer than the cali tracks turf after talking to eoin harty he did not really like the hard turf surface and needs a change
In his first race since the 2010 Kentucky Derby, American Lion finishes fourth in his return to the races yesterday at Hollywood Park.
Apparently, American Lion is not retired after all. Saw him on Brisnet.com's Workout Patrol list for 5/25 (today). "Dual Grade 3 scorer AMERICAN LION (Tiznow), unraced since finishing 11th in the 2010 Kentucky Derby (G1), geared up for his four-year-old bow by clocking a half-mile in :50 1/5." ~ The Handicapper's Edge on Brisnet. So we might see him in action in mid- to late summer.
Saratoga Meet possible
Kings Bishop Possible
I think American Lion is still learning. I hope he comes back soon.
he is definatly one of my favorite kentucky derby hopefuls
Can't wait to see American Lion in action this weekend. Very tough race, but this is WinStar's year - at least for Derby preps.
Just to let everyone know, I somehow contacted the connections on their Youtube channel (tizdubai), and they said that American Lion is fine. They are either pointing to the San Rafael Stakes (GIII, Saturday, January 16, 2009) or the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (GII, Saturday, February 6, 2010).
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  • arazi · xMystix - That's great news. Thanks for researching! · 1828 days ago
  • xMystix · Your wecome! I'm a Tiznow fan, so I always try to keep track of his progeny as best as I can. By the way, the San Rafael Stakes is in 2010, not 2009 - a typing error on my part. · 1828 days ago
American Lion hasn't been seen on the worktab since the Hollywood Prevue on November 21st...so it looks like the connections have decided to back off on him for a little while.
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  • invasor · Rumor has it that American Lion will be taking and indefinite leave from professional horse racing after having been seen with several fillies in the Hollywood Park detention barn · 1835 days ago
  • cigar · No sense in pushing for the CashCall with bigger fish to fry if everything is not 100-percent. · 1835 days ago
Okay, so I have a question, and anyone can answer if they know (and that would be great!), but why isn't American Lion not running in the Cashcall Futurity? I was really looking forward to seeing him run when I'm finally back at home for Christmas break. Any news?
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  • arazi · Agree it's strange that they made no mention one way or another... nothing in their previous barn notes articles. · 1835 days ago
  • xMystix · Yeah, I know! I've been trying to keep up with it, being away at college and all, but I've seen nothing. Zip. Nada. I haven't seen any new news at all, even while searching on Google. Google only shows articles about the Hollywood Prevue. I've even checked the Disabled List on Dan Illman's blog at DRF.com, and there's no mentioning of American Lion. Here's the link: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=pODFSWAEZ_zckRzvcf5AOdA. So I have no idea. · 1835 days ago
American Lion is a very interesting one to watch. Figures might have been a little soft at Keeneland but just seems to have raw talent that will temper over time. Certainly bred for the distance.
  • cigar · He is... loved his debut and subsequent next start. I think the CashCall will tell us more, but it's good to be WinStar right now. · 1843 days ago
Been watching him since his first race. Tiznow is one of my favorite horses of all time, so of course I'll always hold a special place in my heart for his progeny. However, American Lion is quite good and very talented. If he can run and win the Hollywood Prevue goofing off in the stretch - ears flicking, looking about, acting greenly - then I wonder how he'll run and win while being professional; this is a very promising colt for Kentucky Derby 2010.
American Lion passed his first graded test in the Hollywood Prevue on Nov 21st. The Grade 1 CashCall Futurity on Dec 19th might be next. He has top connections in his corner and the pedigree to handle added ground. Part of my 1st Thoroughbred Fever Derby Top Ten blog (Nov 15th).
We saw this guy break his maiden at Keeneland and he looked great that day against a pretty solid group of maidens. Has a lot of potential.

American Lion - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details07/27/11American Lion10thDmr71 mileTWickerr Stakes 3+ MCalimoncoJohn Johny JakVictory Pete1:34.07
View DetailsView Video07/10/11American Lion4thHP37 fSAllow 4+ MGolden ItizRed Door DriveIndian Firewater1:22.68
View DetailsView Video05/01/10American Lion11thCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSuper SaverIce BoxPaddy O'Prado2:04.45
View DetailsView Video04/03/10American Lion1stHaw71 1/8 mDIllinois Derby-G3 3 MAmerican LionYawanna TwistBacktalk1:51.31
View DetailsView Video03/13/10American Lion4thSA91 1/16 mSSan Felipe Stakes-G2 3 MSidney's CandyInteractifCaracortado1:42.30
View DetailsView Video02/13/10American Lion3rdSA61 1/16 mSRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2 3 MCaracortadoDave in DixieAmerican Lion1:41.75
View DetailsView Video11/21/09American Lion1stHP87 fSBob Hope Stakes-G3 2 MAmerican LionGet My FixSeattle Ruler1:22.49
View DetailsView Video10/18/09American Lion1stKee97 fSMSW 2 MAmerican LionPositive SplitExxel1:22.22
View DetailsView Video09/13/09American Lion2ndAP76 fSMSW 2 MCall ShotAmerican LionBig Sky1:12.26