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Keeneland Barn Notes, Tues., Oct. 23

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ANIMAL KINGDOM RETURNS TO KEENELAND
GOLDEN TICKET NOT PRE-ENTERED FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC
GALLOPING OUT
FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS

 

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ANIMAL KINGDOM RETURNS TO KEENELAND

Upperline Outduels Ciao Bella to Win Rood & Riddle Dowager

LEXINGTON, KY (October 21, 2012) – Stone Farm, John Adger, Oak Crest Farm and trainer Michael Stidham’s Upperline prevailed after a protracted duel with Ciao Bella to win the 21st running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager for fillies and mares by three-quarters of a length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 19,134 at Keeneland.

Quotes - $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (L)

Mike Stidham (winning trainer of Upperline)

On Upperline winning her final race

“She’s been a superstar from the beginning. She’s been tough in all of her races, and we’re just happy that she was able to do it like this.

 “We’re just sorry we hadn’t started running her a mile and a half a long time ago. James (Graham) rode her great, and she’s a great mare.”

 

James Graham (winning rider)

Keeneland Barn Notes, Sun., Oct. 21

· NINE PROBABLES LINED UP FOR CLOSING-DAY FAYETTE
· MELBOURNE CUP-WINNING JOCKEY MAKES KEENELAND STOP
· WORK TAB
· GALLOPING OUT
· 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS

 

 NINE PROBABLES LINED UP FOR CLOSING-DAY FAYETTE

Favored Gypsy Robin Romps to Lexus Raven Run Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (October 20, 2012) – King 9 Stables, Gatewood Bell, Bret Jones and trainer Wesley Ward’s Gypsy Robin ran 12 rivals into the ground as she posted a front-running four-length triumph over Sacristy to win the 14th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 25,287 at Keeneland.

Quotes - $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2)

Gatewood Bell (co-owner of winner Gypsy Robin)

 “She loves the track. She’s trained here. She’s always run well here. She’s a really fast horse. The Hall of Famer (jockey John Velazquez) made her look good. It helps having him on her back; gives you confidence. She just ran awesome. (Trainer) Wesley (Ward) had her primed today, and she’s a good filly and she ran well.”

 

 On trainer Wesley Ward, who was not at the race

Keeneland Barn Notes, Sat., Oct. 20

· WISE DAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:00.40 FOR BREEDERS’ CUP MILE; OTHER BREEDERS’ CUP HORSES IN ACTION

· WORK TAB
· GALLOPING OUT
· FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
· 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS

 

WISE DAN WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:00.40

FOR BREEDERS’ CUP MILE; OTHER BREEDERS’ CUP HORSES IN ACTION

Angel Terrace and Miz Ida Take Divisions of Pin Oak Valley View

LEXINGTON, KY (October 19, 2012) – Augustin Stable’s Angel Terrace and Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Miz Ida won divisions of the 22nd running of the Pin Oak Valley View (G3) for 3-year-old fillies before a crowd of 16,574 on a damp Friday afternoon at Keeneland.

In the first division, Angel Terrace prevailed by a nose after dueling in the final 100 yards with Miss Cato (GB). It was two lengths back to Zapper Belle in third. Angel Terrace covered the 1 1/16 miles on a turf course labeled firm in 1:44.77.

Quotes - $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) (2nd division)

Steve Margolis (winning trainer of Miz Ida)

“This filly in her last few races has been so strong at the end. We figured out some things since she ran in the Edgewood (on May 4 at Churchill Downs in which she was seventh). She doesn’t want to sit that close (to the pace). Just let her break, let her get herself together and make her run when she’s ready.

 

On her late-running performance today

“She runs that way. Horses that have that come-from-behind race in them, you just have to let them run and kick in at the end.”

Quotes - $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) (1st division)

Jonathan Sheppard (winning trainer of Angel Terrace)

“It looked like a pretty tough spot, but she is a nice filly. She ran in a restricted stakes at Saratoga and she got beat about a length. (Angel Terrace was fourth in the one-mile Nani Rose on July 29.) She was in front after the wire; she absolutely flew through the stretch. I thought if she settled nicely and if the speed backed up I thought she had a shot to get a piece of it. In fact, I wasn’t really looking for the win. It was great.”

 

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