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State of Play winning the 2011 Grade 2 With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga.
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What the Nation is saying about State of Play...

Back in training at Fair Hill .... welcome back.
Mark Bacon and Dana Wells’ Silver Max took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 5 1/2-length victory over Travel Advisory to win the 24th running of the $100,000 Transylvania (G3) for 3-year-olds on opening day of the 15-day Spring Meet at Keeneland.Read More
Team Valor International’s State of Play, winner of the With Anticipation (G2) last September at Saratoga, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Tuesday for the 24th running of the $100,000 Transylvania (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the turf Friday.Read More
  • ARBY · Not the ML favorite Friday. Barry Irwin and Graham Motion tag him turf specialist. Look for nice effort after his 5 week freshening from the Batagglia. · 743 days ago ·
Today's Derby contender works featured a four furlong move from G2 San Felipe runner-up Bodemeister. The Bob Baffert trainee goes next in The G1 Santa Anita Derby on April 7 or the G1 Arkansas Derby on April 14. Read More
graham motion does it again, i had animal kingdom last year in the spiral, had no clue how good or bad the horse was and i got a derby winner and i'll probably go with state of play in the derby if he gets there.
  • princedereve · are you nuts!!!! · 775 days ago ·
  • ARBY · SOP is clearly no AK . He is however a nice colt who won twice at Saratoga, won two stakes, is 3 for 5 lifetime and won on turf and AW. We'll let the Irwin/Motion team tell us what they think as his career moves forward. Motion likes the colt for sure. · 774 days ago ·
Graham Motion brought a horse to Turfway Park nearly a year ago to see whether he fit in the Kentucky Derby scheme. The answers he got were affirmative, even in May, when Animal Kingdom used a victory in the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes as a springboard to become the latest Derby winner. Read More
  • ARBY · After Sam Davis I said keep him on your radar. The Battaglia will let us know if he moves on to Turf only racing. He showed much at Saratoga on that surface. · 776 days ago ·
Today's Derby contender works featured a five furlong move from two-year-old champion Hansen. The G1 BC Juvenile winner, last seen setting the pace and holding the place in the G3 Holy Bull Stakes, will ship to Aqueduct for the March 3 Gotham Stakes. Read More
Last year at this time, Team Valor International was as close to winning the Kentucky Derby as the Indianapolis Colts were to winning the 2012 Super Bowl. Their three top 3-year-olds were all grass and/or synthetic horses, two of whom hadn't even started at 3. The other, Crimson China, had won an al...Read More
The road to Kentucky Derby 2012 made stops in Florida and Southern California on Feb 4 and the G3 Sam Davis and G2 Robert Lewis Stakes both produced surprising results.Read More
  • champion2011 · According to Jeremy Plonk on drf.com: GROOVIN SOLO (Myung Kwon Cho) finished third, but had his number taken down for the incident with LIAISON, which placed him last. Regardless of the placing, this was a decent effort as he exited a mile maiden win with a much more stern test. Moving in the right direction, he’s a horse who would not be a surprise to see peaking around the Santa Anita Derby. · 797 days ago ·
Keep this guy on your radar screen .... at least at this point.
Maiden Battle Hardened jumped into the Kentucky Derby discussion with a surprising win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes...Read More
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  • Floridaf · That is very true, but Santiva has also run 2nd in the G1 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity in his previous start. This is definitely not an orthodox trainer, though. · 803 days ago ·
  • Winplacsho · Didn't think Battle Hardened would get bet down to 9/2 from 12/1 morning line, but he ran his eye balls out from a extreme outside post in his previous race at GP. The way he rated Saturday was very encouraging since he didn't pass a horse in the stretch of his first 2 route races. · 801 days ago ·
The first graded route for Kentucky Derby 2012 hopefuls at Tampa Bay Downs is the G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes and Gulfstream Park shipper Reveron is the tepid 3-1 choice. Read More
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Friday, February 3  Today's Derby contender works featured an easy four furlong breeze from G2 Remsen runner-up Souper Speedy. His juvenile form was flattered when Remsen show finisher El Padrino came back with an impressive allowance route win at Gulfstrea...Read More
The Sam F. Davis kicks off Tampa Bay Downs' Road to the Roses...Read More
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  • Jinlie01 · Neck'N Neck def has a shot and probably decent betting odds as well. I like NNN and Prospective in the race on Sat. · 804 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · NNN's morning line odds are 5-1. State of Play, Ecabroni, NNN, Reveron, and Prospective are the only ones with single digit odds on the ML. · 804 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby 2012  workouts for Saturday, January 28   Today's Derby contender works featured a six furlong bullet from Creative Cause. The G1 Norfolk hero is expected to kick off his 2012 season in the G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita on Feb 19.  (# is HRN Kentucky Derby 2012 Ranking)...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Remember, he got kicked by a another horse during the week before the BCJ. Creative Cause is fan-friggin-tastic. · 810 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Saturday, January 21  Today's Derby contender works featured a five furlong breeze from G3 Holy Bull Stakes hopeful Consortium. The promising son of Bernardini, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, was last seen finishing 2nd to highly regarded colt Algorithms in ...Read More
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Tuesday, January 17  Today's Derby contender works featured a six furlong move from G1 CashCall Futurity runner-up Rousing Sermon. The California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit goes next in the G2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Feb 4.     (#...Read More
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Saturday, January 14  Today's Derby contender works featured a five furlong breeze from G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero Hansen. The undefeated colt has worked four times since his BC triumph and is expected to make his 3yo bow in the G3 Holy Bull on Jan 29. ...Read More
Kentucky Derby 2012 workouts for Saturday, January 7  Today's Derby contender works featured a five furlong move from Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero Hansen. The undefeated colt is expected to make his 2012 debut in the G3 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park on Jan 29.   (# is HRN Kentucky Derby...Read More

State of Play - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video04/06/12State of Play3rdKee91 1/16 mTTransylvania-G3 3 MSilver MaxTravel AdvisoryState of Play1:41.81
View Details03/03/12State of Play1stTP101 1/16 mSJohn Battaglia Memorial 3 MState of PlayIll ConceivedDynamical1:46.55
View DetailsView Video02/04/12State of Play7thTam111 1/16 mDSam F. Davis-G3 3 MBattle HardenedProspectiveReveron1:44.58
View DetailsView Video11/05/11State of Play12thCD41 1/16 mTBreeders' Cup Juvenile Turf-G1 2 MWroteExcaperFarraaj1:37.41
View DetailsView Video09/01/11State of Play1stSar91 1/16 mTWith Anticipation-G2 2 MState of PlayOptimizerDullahan1:43.97
View Details07/27/11State of Play1stSar55 1/2 fTMSW 2 MState of PlaySarkArthur1:02.99