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Breeders' Cup 2017

Cyber Secret, Donoharm Head Fifth Season

Cyber Secret TP 615 X 400
Photo: Pat Lang Photography

Charles J. Cella’s Cyber Secret, winner of the 2013 Razorback and Oaklawn Handicaps, and Donoharm, winner of the 2013 Fifth Season Stakes and Essex Handicap at Oaklawn, are both looking to get the 2014 meet off to fast start with a victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile race for 4-year-olds and upward drew a field of 13.

 

Cyber Secret was undefeated in four starts at Oaklawn last year, winning two allowance starts before his stakes triumphs. After finishing second in the Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3, but getting disqualified, the Broken Vow horse was given a breather and did not resurface until Nov. 9 when he finished second in an allowance. In his most recent start, he set a track record at Turfway Park in winning the Prairie Bayou Stakes.

 

Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch’s Donoharm was winning his fifth straight start when he captured the Essex Handicap. He unfortunately didn’t fire in his next start and finished eighth behind Cyber Secret in the Razorback. Most recently he returned from a sixth-month break to finish fourth in the Delta Mile and has been training forwardly for his attempt at a Fifth Season repeat.

 

“He had a great season at Oaklawn last year,” said trainer Bret Calhoun. “He had a great work over the surface the other day and we’re all very optimistic.”

 

Other notable Fifth Season starters include Texas Bling, who competed in all of Oaklawn’s 3-year-old races last year, graded stakes winner Stealcase, and stakes winners Right to Vote and Jaguar Paw.

 

The complete field for the Fifth Season, in post-position order, with riders: Ted’s Folly, Ramon Vazquez;  Texas Bling, Jeremy Rose; Stachys, Luis Quinonez; Dipsy Drew, Jon Court; Drogue, Calvin Borel; Joy Boy, Francisco Torres; Cyber Secret, Robby Albarado; Stealcase, Eurico Da Silva; Jaguar Paw, Channing Hill; Occasional View, Terry Thompson; Right to Vote, Ricardo Santana Jr.; Donoharm, Cliff Berry, and Big Town, Noberto Arroyo Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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