Our friend/client, Jim Miller's Aurelia's Belle earned the second graded-stakes win of her career in her turf debut when she was placed first after a disqualification in the G3 Regret Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on Saturday night.

Saturday, Belmont Park - LONGINES JUST A GAME S.-GI, $750,000, BEL, 6-7,
4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:32 2/5, fm.
1--COFFEE CLIQUE, 121, f, 4, by Medaglia d'Oro
1st Dam: Miss Chapin, by Royal Academy
O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Mrs Jerry Amerman (KY);T-Brian Lynch; J-J Castellano. $400,000. Lifetime Record: 11-6-1-1, $817,488.

Many of our friends/clients had a successful Saturday.

CALIFORNIA CHROME won the Preakness @ Pimlico and will go to Belmont with hopes of winning the Triple Crown.  Congratulations to O/B Perry Martin & Steve Coburn & trainer Art Sherman.

UTLEY (Smart Strike/No Matter What) won the Longines Dixie S. (G2) @ Pimlico for O/B George Strawbridge, Jr.  Named after Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, both player & horse have earned victories.

AGELESS won the The Very Fine S. @ Pimlico for owners Lael Stable.

Good luck on Saturday to our friends/clients Steven Coburn, Perry Martin & Lynn Schiff.

Saturday, Pimlico Race Course
PREAKNESS S.-GI, $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 3/16m
PP   HORSE                    SIRE                      ML
3      California Chrome    Lucky Pulpit          3-5
O/B-Steven Coburn & Perry Martin (CA); T-Art Sherman; J-Victor Espinoza.
Lifetime Record: 11-7-1-0, $2,552,650.
Last Start: WON GI Kentucky Derby May 3

Congratulations to our clients Steven Coburn & Perry Martin.

1st Dam: Love the Chase, by Not for Love
2nd Dam: Chase It Down, by Polish Numbers
3rd Dam: Chase the Dream, by Sir Ivor
O/B-Steven Coburn & Perry Martin (CA); T-Art Sherman; J-Victor Espinoza. $1,417,800.

Lifetime Record: 11-7-1-0, $2,552,650.

OAKS DAY results for our friends/clients:

RIA ANTONIA (Lynn Schiff breeder) finished 6th, AURELIA'S BELLE (Jim Miller owner) finished 9th, both fillies came out of the race well.  It was a beautiful Lilies day with sunshine and lots of celebration. 

John & Jerry Amerman also had a winner on Saturday @ Churchill Downs with 2000 f. COFFEE CLIQUE in the G2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S.  The Amerman's 2011 colt SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS finished 2nd in the Desert Code Stakes @ Santa Anita. Both of these outstanding racehorses are out of their mare MISS CHAPIN.

Best of luck to Lynn Schiff, breeder of RIA ANTONIA & Jim Miller, owner of AURELIA'S BELLE.

Friday, Churchill Downs
LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS-GI, $1,000,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m
PP   HORSE                SIRE                       ML
2      Ria Antonia          Rockport Harbor    10-1 ($9,000 yrl ‘12 FTKOCT)
O-Christopher T Dunn & Loooch Racing Stable; B-Lynn B Schiff (KY); T-Bob
Baffert; J-Mike Smith. Lifetime Record: 7-2-1-0, $1,244,140.
Last Start: 2nd GI Santa Anita Oaks Apr. 5

Breeder, Lynn Schiff (Clover Hill Farm) is excited for the Kentucky Oaks.


Jim Miller, owner of Kentucky Oaks Contender AURELIA'S BELLE is looking forward to the 1st Friday in May.


AGELESS (Successful Appeal/Special One) owned by our friends/clients, Roy & Gretchen Jackson (Lael Stable) won the Giant's Causeway Stakes, $100,000 @ Keeneland on Saturday. "It's been a while since we had a winner here", said Roy Jackson.  "It's always great to win a race here because it is so competitive.  We're thrilled."  Nicoma Bloodstock purchased AGELESS on behalf of Lael Stable in 2010 at the Keeneland Sept. Sale.

Congratulations to the Jackson's!