Archive for June 3rd, 2012

Belmont Stakes 2012 Bloodlines: I’ll Have Another

Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with I’ll Have Another.

I'll Have Another

Can I’ll Have Another sweep the Triple Crown? – photo by Eclipse Sportswire

I’ll Have Another’s sire Flower Alley (by Distorted Humor) raced 14 times from 2004-06. He was on the Triple Crown trail in 2005, finishing 1st in the G2 Lane’s End, 2nd in the G2 Arkansas Derby, and 9th in the G1 Kentucky Derby. He blossomed late in his 3yo season, winning the G1 Travers and landing the place in the G1 BC Classic. He earned more than $2.5 million in his career and in addition to I’ll Have Another he is the sire of grade one winner Lilacs And Lace. His currently stands at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky.

Flower Alley’s sire Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) banked more than $769k in his career, winning such races as the G3 Salvator Mile, G2 Commonwealth, and G3 Ack Ack. He currently stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky for a stud fee of $100k. He has sired numerous stakes winners including Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner Funny Cide, Belmont Stakes/BC Classic hero Drosselmeyer, 2-time G1 Whitney hero Commentator, and G1 Haskell winner Any Given Saturday.

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Belmont Stakes 2012 Bloodlines: Guyana Star Dweej

Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Guyana Star Dweej.
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Guyana Star Dweej’s sire Eddington (by Unbridled) raced 17 times from 2003-05. He was on the Triple Crown trail in 2004, finishing 3rd in the G3 Gotham, G1 Wood Memorial, and G1 Preakness, and 4th in the Belmont Stakes. He blossomed as a 4yo, winning the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap and G1 Pimlico Special. He earned more than $1.2 million in his career and is probably best known as the sire of multiple graded stakes winner Secret Circle. His current stud fee is $5k.

Eddington’s sire Unbridled (by Fappiano) banked more than $4.4 million in his career, winning such prestigious races as the G1 Florida Derby, G1 Kentucky Derby, and G1 BC Classic in 1990. He finished 4th in the G1 Belmont Stakes.

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