2013 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2)

11/30/2013, Churchill Downs
Post Time:
5:35 PM ET
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
2 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2)...

Twelve of the last twenty Kentucky Derby winners have run in a stakes race as a two year old. Let's take a closer look at the top three finishers of last year's juvenile stakes. Read More
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  • SSilence86 · Storm Cat has yet to have one win the derby for him. Will this be the year his line wins it? · 101 days ago ·
  • LaurieRoss · Hard Spun has a 10F winner on dirt (Questing) & Charismatic is in Japan. He has only 1 SW as a broodmare sire, and that one is a winner at 9F. 2nd damsire of Wicked Strong is With Approval, MGSW at 10 - 12F. Candy Ride has no 10F SW over dirt. Storm Cat is the damsire of 3 SW at 10F over dirt. 2nd damsire Grenfall failed to win 2x at 10F, as did his daughters' best offspring (Twilight Agenda). There's more stamina on Wicked Strong's bottom line than Shared Belief's. I agree that Hard Spun isn't a true 10F horse, but under the right cirmstances, he can sire a 10F horse. · 100 days ago ·
Dobra Historia/Almost Famous/Notability
Laddie Boy / Notability / Tapiture.
A maiden going in, Tapiture rallied from just off the pace under jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. for an easy 4 ¼-length victory in the 87th running of the Kentucky Jockey Club.Read More
After an uncharacteristically slow start following his first Eclipse Award season as a trainer, Dale Romans gained momentum in the second half of 2013 largely on the strength of promising young horses in his barn.Read More
Hmm. Almost Famous / Laddie Boy. Could go 1-2. Almost Famous drew the rail, and Laddie Boy drew #7.
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Almost Famous, one of the nation’s most tantalizing 2-year-old prospects, landed post position No. 1 and heads a field of 10 juveniles entered for Saturday’s 87th running of the $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.Read More
He remains without a victory three starts into his career, but Ron Winchell’s Tapiture will run in Saturday’s 87th running of the $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) and the colt looms as an interesting contender in the 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-olds.Read More
Trainer Dale Romans, whose barn is filled with promising 2-year-olds that include Grade III Iroquois 1-2 finishers Cleburne and Smart Cover and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) participant Medal Count, will be looking for stakes success for another rising star when he sends Donegal Racing’s Culprit into ...Read More
Trainer Pat Byrne took a look at weather forecasts over the next few days and decided that Thursday was the best shot at good conditions for the final pre-race work for Chuck and Maribeth Sandford’s Almost Famous, a contender for the 87th running of the $150,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) on S...Read More
Promising 2-year-old Almost Famous came out of Saturday’s six-length allowance romp at Churchill Downs in perfect shape, so trainer Pat Byrne now has the $175,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (GII) on Nov. 30’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” racing program as the next and final stop of his juvenile cam...Read More
Looks to be an interesting race thus far. Time for the 2/3 year olds to take over untill the derby
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  • Sullivan · Having My Conquestadory on the Derby trail is interesting no doubt but something that never occurred to me. Rather, I thought this was a nice spot for her to end the season in · 165 days ago ·
  • sosotricksy · I almost has to end the season, especially if they want her on the derby trail. If she does enter and manages to win, why not try? · 165 days ago ·

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