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!

On Friday evening at the Sovereign Awards, RIA ANTONIA (Rockport Harbor/Beer Baroness) bred by Lynn Schiff's Clover Hill Farm won the 2013 Champion 2 Year Old Filly award.  Mill Ridge Sales sold the filly for Lynn Schiff in 2012 at the Fasig Tipton October Sale.

Also, on Friday at Oaklawn Park, STANWYCK (Empire Maker/Set Them Free) O/B Jerry & Ann Moss finished 3rd in the G1 Apple Blossom.

At Keeneland on Saturday, Canadian Champion 2 yr. old OCCASIONAL VIEW (Silver Deputy/Celebrate) B-George Strawbridge Jr. won the Commonwealth S - G111.

Last Saturday -

CALIFORNIA CHROME won the Santa Anita Derby (G1), next race The Kentucky Derby on May 3.

RIA ANTONIA finished 2nd in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) beaten by 2 lengths, she is a Kentucky Oaks contender.