Friday, November 23, 2012
RACE 3, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, SIX FURLONGS, 12:56 P.M.
GALICO (chestnut colt, Mr. Greeley—Safari Queen, by Lode) is out of a mare who won Group 1 races on dirt and turf in Argentina en route to being named that country’s Champion Two-Year-Old filly. After coming to the United States, Safari Queen won the Grade 2 Long Island Handicap, Grade 3 Orchid Handicap, and Grade 3 Bewitch on the grass and took an off-the-turf edition of the Grade 2 La Prevoyante. Galico is the second foal and first to race out of Safari Queen, a full-sister to Argentine group-placed runners Safari Lady and Safari River.
Owner: Arindel Farm
Trainer: George Weaver
Jockey: Eddie Castro
ABLE BAKER CHARLIE (dark bay/brown colt, Indian Charlie—Plaid, by Deputy Commander) is out of a mare who won five route stakes and was third in the Grade 3 Gardenia Handicap. Dance for Dixie has one other foal of racing age, Starship Sapphire, whose lone victory to date came in a maiden claimer at River Downs.
Owner: Crossed Sabres Farm
Trainer: John Hertler
Jockey: Keiber Coa
Sales history: $100,000 Keeneland November weanling
GLOBAL ASSET (bay colt, Indian Charlie—Dance for Dixie, by Unaccounted For) is a half-brother to Summer Doldrums, who won the Whirlaway on dirt, the Grade 3 Colonial Turf Cup on the grass, and the Presque Isle Mile over a synthetic surface. Their dam was third in the listed Pocahontas as a 2-year-old and is half-sister to listed stakes winner Cielo Girl.
Owner: Lewis Lee
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez
Sales history: $225,000 Keeneland September yearling