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.

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER - CALIFORNIA CHROME, 126, c, 3, by Lucky Pulpit
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.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84541/ria-antonia-napravnik-aboard-breezes

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

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/84516/aurelias-belle-helps-owner-realize-dream

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!

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