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
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.
The racing season is in full swing and on Saturday at Santa Anita Park we have friends/clients that will be participating.
Santa Anita Oaks (G1) - RIA ANTONIA (Rockport Harbor/Beer Baroness) - Breeder: Lynn Schiff
Santa Anita Derby (G1) - CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit/Love the Chase) - Owner/Breeder: Steven Coburn & Perry Martin, SCHOOLOFHARDROCKS (Rock Hard Ten/Miss Chapin) - Owner/Breeder: John & Jerry Amerman.
Our friend/client, Jim Miller won the Bourbonette Oaks on Saturday with his filly AURELIA'S BELLE. Nicoma Bloodstock purchased this filly on behalf of Jim Miller at the 2012 Keeneland Sept. Sale for $170,000. According to AURELIA'S BELLE's trainer, Wayne Catalano, her next stop is the Kentucky Oaks.
Our friend/client, George Strawbridge, Jr. bred a couple of fillies that raced well this past Saturday. They both finished 2nd in G2 races. KITTEN'S POINT (Kitten’s Joy/Rendezvous Point) was just nosed out in the G2 HONEY BEE @ Gulfstream Park & MAGIC UNION (Dixie Union/Magic Peak), stayed close to the winner Close Hatches, in the G11 AZERI @ Oaklawn Park. Nicoma Bloodstock assisted Mr. Strawbridge with the matings of these outstanding fillies.