Sullimar Stable’s Get Stormy
will seek to become the second horse to defend his title when he goes postward
in the 26th running of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade
I) for 4-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course. Only
Einstein in 2008-09 repeated in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.
The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, which drew a field of 11, will go as
Saturday’s 10th race with a 4:44 p.m. post time.
Trained by Tom Bush, Get
Stormy has a 6-3-1-2 record at the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic distance of
nine furlongs. Fourth in his most recent start in the Maker’s 46 Mile (GI) at
Keeneland, Get Stormy will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez and break from post
The three horses that combined
to finish a length in front of Get Stormy last month at Keeneland also return
in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic: Data Link, Turallure and Doubles Partner.
Owned by Stuart Janney III,
Data Link earned his first stakes victory in the Maker’s 46 Mile. Trained by
Shug McGaughey, Data Link will be ridden by Alex Solis and break from post
Four D Stable’s Turallure, trained by Charles
Lopresti, fell a nose short of catching Court Vision here last fall in the TVG
Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI). Julien Leparoux has the mount on Turallure, who will
break from post position two.
WinStar Farm’s Double Partner,
winner of the Canadian Turf (GIII) in his 2012 debut, finished third in the
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic last year, beaten only a length. Javier
Castellano has the mount Saturday on Doubles Partner, who will break from post
The field for the Woodford
Reserve Turf Classic, from the hedge out, is as follows: Little Mike (Joe
Bravo, 120 pounds), Turallure (Leparoux, 120), Boxeur des Rues (Mario
Gutierrez, 118), Get Stormy (Dominguez, 124), Slim Shadey (GB) (David Flores,
122), Doubles Partner (Castellano, 120), Data Link (Solis, 124), Turbo
Compressor (Rafael Bejarano, 118), Al Khali (Corey Nakatani, 118), Brilliant
Speed (John Velazquez, 120) and Papaw Bodie (Joel Rosario, 120).