Ticker
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 3 hours ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 6 hours ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 6 hours ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 8 hours ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 8 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 5F in :58.80 (1/47) on Saturday at Santa AnitaPosted 8 hours ago
  • Deceptive Vision just holds off Lunar Surge to win the Doubledogdare.Posted 1 day ago

Fort Larned's Half-Brother Lent Debuts at Churchill Downs

Janis Whitham’s homebred Lent, a half-brother to 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner Fort Larned, will make his career debut in Friday’s seventh race at Churchill Downs.
 
“We’ll get him started and let him improve,” trainer Ian Wilkes said. “He’s a different horse than his brother – different conformation and different type of horse. I hope he can run as fast.”
 
Wilkes, who has saddled two winners at the 2013 Spring Meet, has won with six of 250 first-time starters in his career. But Wilkes is more concerned with races down the line than with getting a horse to win at first asking.
 
“It’s all about developing the horse to me and not putting everything into the horse’s first race,” Wilkes said. “I like to build some asset value in the horse and let him develop and let him be as good as he can be when he matures.”
 
A 3-year-old bay son of Pulpit, Lent also is a half-brother to Izarra, who finished second in the Oak Leaf (GI) and third in the Del Mar Debutante (GI) in 2007.
 
“He was very close to starting late in his 2-year-old year,” Wilkes said. “He had a little issue in an ankle, so we stopped on him and gave him some time. Now he’s ready to go.”
 
Lent’s older brother Fort Larned, who is being pointed toward the Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) on June 15, is scheduled to breeze five furlongs Friday morning prior to the renovation break.
 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories