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STEVIE WONDERBOY HIGH WEIGHT ON EXPERIMENTAL FREE HANDICAP; FOLKLORE TOP FILLY

Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Stevie Wonderboy received the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2005 Experimental Free Handicap, released today by The Jockey Club and accessible through http://www.jockeyclub.com.

The filly division is headed by Alberto VO5 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Folklore at 123 pounds.

The Experimental Free Handicap, published annually by The Jockey Club since 1935, is compiled for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. This year’s weighting committee of racing secretaries comprised Ben Huffman of the Keeneland Association and Fair Grounds, P.J. Campo of the New York Racing Association and Thomas S. Robbins of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The committee weighted a total of 85 males and 84 fillies. Eligible for weighting were all two-year-olds of 2005 that finished among the top four in graded or other unrestricted races with an added-value of at least $75,000 or higher, run in the continental United States.

The Merv Griffin Ranch Co.’s Stevie Wonderboy (Stephen Got Even – Heat Lightning, by Summer Squall) won three of his five starts last year for earnings of $1,028,940. In addition to his 1 ¼ length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, he was a five-length winner of the Del Mar Futurity. Stevie Wonderboy was bred in Kentucky by John Gunther, Tony Holmes and Walter Zent.

The 126 pounds assigned to Stevie Wonderboy is a standard top weight for Experimental colts and is equivalent to the assignment shared by last year’s co-high weights Declan’s Moon and Wilko.

Stevie Wonderboy is weighted two pounds higher than Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III’s First Samurai (Giant’s Causeway – Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band), a winner of four of his five starts last year, including the Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes. First Samurai finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to cap his two-year-old season with earnings of $682,575.

At 123 pounds is Darley Stable’s Henny Hughes (Hennessy – Meadow Flyer, by Meadowlake), winner of the Saratoga Special Stakes and Tremont Stakes and runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Champagne Stakes and Hopeful Stakes. Henny Hughes won three of his six starts and $644,820 in 2005.

Henny Hughes is weighted two pounds higher than Brother Derek (Benchmark – Miss Soft Sell, by Siyah Kalem), winner of the Hollywood Futurity and Norfolk Stakes for owner Cecil Peacock. Brother Derek won three of his five starts and $502,080 at age two.

In the filly division, the 123 pounds assigned to Folklore (Tiznow – Contrive, by Storm Cat) is the standard impost for top Experimental fillies and is one pound less than the assignment on last year’s high weight Sweet Catomine.

Bred in Kentucky by her owners Robert and Beverly Lewis, Folklore won four of her seven starts and $927,500 last year. In addition to her 1 ¼ length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, she won the Matron Stakes and Adirondack Stakes and was runner-up in the Spinaway Stakes and Astoria Stakes.

Folklore is weighted one pound higher than Adieu (El Corredor – Irene’s Talkin, by At the Threshold). Owned by Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith, Adieu won four of her six starts in 2005, including the Frizette Stakes, Spinaway Stakes and Astoria Stakes. She earned $554,470.

At 120 pounds is Brewer Racing Stable and Murray Smith’s Wild Fit (Wild Wonder – Grannies Feather, by At Full Feather), winner of the Del Mar Debutante Stakes and runner-up in both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and Oak Leaf Stakes. Wild Fit won two of her four starts last year and $432,600.

Among sires of Experimental horses, Dixie Union, Favorite Trick and Songandaprayer top the colts’ list with three representatives each, while Thunder Gulch heads the fillies’ list with four representatives. Combining the two lists, Songandaprayer, Thunder Gulch and Trippi are the leading sires with five representatives each. Of the 169 juveniles weighted, 94 were bred in Kentucky, 45 in Florida and 10 in California.

 

 

Colts

Weight Name Color Sire Dam Dam Sire State Breeder
126 Stevie Wonderboy ch Stephen Got Even Heat Lightning Summer Squall KY John Gunther, Tony Holmes & Walter Zent
124 First Samurai ch Giant's Causeway Freddie Frisson Dixieland Band KY John D. Gunther
123 Henny Hughes ch Hennessy Meadow Flyer Meadowlake KY Liberation Farm, Trackside Farm & CHO, LLC
121 Brother Derek b Benchmark Miss Soft Sell Siyah Kalem CA Mary H. Caldwell
119 Private Vow dk b/br Broken Vow Smooth as Silk Deputy Minister KY Mr. & Mrs. R. Witt & Mr. & Mrs. L. Scattaglia
119 Your Tent Or Mine b Forest Camp Shes Got the Look Prospector's Music KY R. C. Durr & George Budig
118 What a Song dk b/br Songandaprayer What a Knight Tough Knight FL Susan Kahn
115 Bluegrass Cat b Storm Cat She's a Winner A.P. Indy KY WinStar Farm, LLC
115 He's Got Grit dk b/br Songandaprayer Hollow Miss With Approval FL Curtis C. Green
115 Sorcerer's Stone dk b/br Gulch Magical Holiday Slew o' Gold KY Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds
114 Barbaro dk b/br Dynaformer La Ville Rouge Carson City KY Mr. & Mrs. M. Roy Jackson
114 Bob and John dk b/br Seeking the Gold Minister's Melody Deputy Minister KY Stonerside Stable
114 Dawn of War dk b/br Catienus Hillary Step Chimes Band KY Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
113 A. P. Warrior dk b/br A.P. Indy Warrior Queen Quiet American KY Jim Fleming
112 Bashert b Tiger Ridge Caught Ree Eastern Echo FL Bettina Gates
111 Yankee Master b Yankee Victor Ghazo Ghazi KY Brereton C. Jones & Fred Trainor
110 Half Ours gr/ro Unbridled's Song Zing Storm Cat KY Brilliant Stables
110 High Cotton b Dixie Union Happy Tune A.P. Indy KY W. S. Farish & O. M. Phipps
110 Laity b Pulpit Tour Forty Niner KY Claiborne Farm
110 Lawyer Ron ch Langfuhr Donation Lord Avie KY James T. Hines Jr.
110 Stream Cat dk b/br Black Minnaloushe Water Course Irish River (FR) KY Matthews Breeding and Racing, Ltd.
110 Within Reason ch Five Star Day Pretty Reason Fly So Free KY Thomas & Lakin
109 Bengal Lore b Tale of the Cat Sew and Sew Ogygian KY John Franks
109 Deputy G dk b/br Matty G French Lady French Deputy KY Spade Stable
109 Gin Rummy King dk b/br Double Honor Ginny Auxier Racing Star FL Farnsworth Farms
109 Hyte Regency gr/ro Diligence Silvery Lace Silver Buck FL Hyte Crowder
109 In Summation dk b/br Put It Back Fiesta Baby Dayjur FL Arthur I. Appleton
109 Political Force gr/ro Unbridled's Song Glitter Woman Glitterman KY Joseph Allen
109 Saint Augustus ch Saint Ballado Lorie Darlin West by West KY W. G. Lyster, III
109 Superfly dk b/br Fusaichi Pegasus Marozia Storm Bird KY Barnett Enterprises
108 Blazing Rate ch Exchange Rate Blazing Alarmiss Mr. Prospector FL Big C Farm
108 Catcominatcha ch Tale of the Cat Certainly a Star Red Ransom KY Thomas M. McCann
108 Fagan's Legacy gr/ro Monarchos Erie Dearie Kris S. KY Lynn Gallatin & Douglas Arnold
108 R Loyal Man ch More Than Ready Wildwife Wild Gale KY Tanya Lobsiger & Susan Forrester
107 Beacon Shine dk b/br Montbrook Unlimited Pleasure Valid Appeal FL Ocala Stud Farm
107 Flashy Bull gr/ro Holy Bull Iridescence Mt. Livermore KY Jerry Squyres & Liz Squyres
107 Mr. Silver gr/ro Concorde's Tune Clever Lou Tri Jet FL Manuel Estevez & Ocala Stud Farms
107 The Pharaoh ch Forest Camp Touche de Velours Meadowlake FL John A. DeVault III & Sue S. DeVault
107 Up an Octave dk b/br Brahms Afleet Change Time for a Change KY Dr. Jackie Huckabay, Jody Huckabay & Dr. Stuart Brown
106 Diabolical ch Artax Bonnie Byerly Dayjur KY Longleaf Pine Farm
106 Premier Dance dk b/br Premiership Vilshedance Vilzak FL Franks Farm
106 Red Raymond ch Deputy Commander Win Right Now Waquoit KY William H. Fires
106 Saint Daimon b Saint Ballado Daimon Strike Gold FL Hobeau Farm Ltd.
106 Too Much Bling gr/ro Rubiano Rose Colored Lady Formal Dinner OH Destiny Farm LLC
106 Union Course b Dixie Union Sweetest Smile Dehere KY Damara Farm
105 Almost Certain dk b/br Favorite Trick Wishes and Roses Greinton (GB) KY Bart Evans
105 Da Stoops dk b/br Distorted Humor Glamorous Lady Kingdom of Spain CA Malibu Valley Farms, Inc.
105 Jealous Profit ch Trippi Fast Profit Tejano FL Harold J. Plumley
105 Speed of Sound ch Phone Trick Lark Creek Meadowlake NY Barry R. Ostrager & Steven S. Mukamal
104 Church Service b Pulpit To Be Approved With Approval KY Joseph Allen
104 Genre (GB) b Orpen Blue Indigo (FR) Pistolet Bleu (IRE) GB T. E. Pocock
104 Southern Success ch Dixieland Band My Success A.P. Indy KY Robert E. Low & Lawana Low
103 Crafty Tricker b Favorite Trick Crafty Personality Crafty Prospector KY Elkhorn Oaks Inc., James F. Fortney & Martha O. Fortney
103 Desert Wheat b Wheaton Absoluta (IRE) Royal Academy LA Harry Rosenblum
103 Dr. Pleasure b Thunder Gulch Beautiful Pleasure Maudlin KY John C. Oxley
103 Honor Due ch Proud and True Atrial Flutter Lear Fan FL Donald R. Dizney
103 Master of Disaster ch Dance Master More d'Amour Tour d'Or FL Padua Stables
103 Old Thunder b Fusaichi Pegasus Enjoy the Moment Slew's Royalty KY Farfellow Farms Ltd.
103 One Union dk b/br Dixie Union Onceinabluemamoon Al Mamoon KY White Fox Farm
103 Out Our Way dk b/br New Way Insight to Cope Copelan OK Diamond G Ranch, Inc.
103 Plug Me In b Hold for Gold Karaoke Kid Fast Play KY Everest Stables Inc.
103 Rungius ch Cat Thief Remuda Gilded Time KY Mike G. Rutherford
103 Test Boy b Brahms Soundproof (IRE) Ela-Mana-Mou (IRE) KY Grapestock LLC
102 Cause to Believe gr/ro Maria's Mon Imaginary Cat Storm Cat KY Overbrook Farm
102 Congo King b Horse Chestnut (SAF) Sweet Nostalgia Mr. Redoy KY Whisperwood Farms
102 D' broken Speed gr/ro Broken Vow Velvet Panther Pentaquod KY Establo P. R. Speed
102 Disappearing Trick dk b/br Favorite Trick Missuma Procida KY Woodlynn Farm, Inc.
102 Ioway Indian b Indian Charlie Emily's Treat State Dinner IA Maureen Merkler
102 Kissin Knight b Kissin Kris Super Princess Super May FL John Franks
102 Say Tomorrow dk b/br Tomorrows Cat Belsay Leo Castelli NY Gene Bogash
102 Wait in Line b Line In The Sand Long Wait Classic Go Go FL Farnsworth Farms
102 Wedding Singer ch Songandaprayer Diamond of Forever Diamond Prospect FL Melvin James
101 Creve Coeur dk b/br Lion Hearted Imposing Light Majestic Light MD Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman
101 Don't Tell Mommy b Capote My Meggie Meg French Deputy KY Ro Parra
101 Might Be Hooked dk b/br Mighty Hooked On Candy Lit de Justice KY Jim Hawkins & Lois Hawkins
101 Nine Best ch Crafty Friend Kwik as a Wink De Niro KY Rabbit's Foot Stable
100 Big Lover ch Ecton Park Love On the Rail Meadowlake FL Farnsworth Farms
100 Cab ch Trippi Lovely Cabrini Cabrini Green FL John Waterman
100 Counterfeit Gold b Twining Counterfeit Bid Sheikh Albadou (GB) TX Jeffrey B. Keckley & Mary W. Keckley
100 Cousins Lew b Slew Gin Fizz Sofisticada Northern Jove FL Harold J. Plumley
100 Don Jaun Con b Suggest Nifty Slew Slewdledo CA Scott P. Strader
100 Mondavi gr/ro Maria's Mon Senate Appointee Storm Cat KY River Bend Farm, Inc. & W. L. Lyons Brown Jr.
100 Schoolin You dk b/br You and I Home School Pine Bluff WA Todd Paul Havens
100 Tizzys No Saint gr/ro Cee's Tizzy Karon's Relentless Saint Ballado CA Mario Zacco & Karon Zacco
100 Value Fund b Valid Expectations Velenta Theatrical (IRE) TX W. S. Farish

 

Fillies

Weight Name Color Sire Dam Dam Sire State Breeder
123 Folklore b Tiznow Contrive Storm Cat KY Robert Lewis & Beverly Lewis
122 Adieu b El Corredor Irene's Talkin At the Threshold KY Glencrest Farm LLC
120 Wild Fit gr/ro Wild Wonder Grannies Feather At Full Feather FL Hannahill Farm Inc.
117 Along the Sea b Anees Russian Flight (IRE) Siberian Express KY Buckram Oak Farm
117 Diamond Omi ch Giant's Causeway Hum Along Fappiano KY Barnett Enterprises
116 Diplomat Lady dk b/br Forestry Playcaller Saratoga Six KY Mike G. Rutherford
115 Wonder Lady Anne L b Real Quiet Ancho Wild Zone KY Dan White & Highland Farm
114 Balance b Thunder Gulch Vertigineux Kris S. KY Maverick Production, Limited
114 French Park gr/ro Ecton Park Alarming Prospect Darn That Alarm KY Marvin Delfiner
114 Original Spin b Distorted Humor We Love Granny Home At Last IL Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons
114 Private World ch Thunder Gulch Rita Rucker Dmitri KY Kentucky West, Inc.
114 Sensation b Dixie Union Ryn Mr. Prospector KY Hermitage Farm LLC
114 She Says It Best b Stormy Atlantic Bestsayes Marsayas FL Carl Bowling
113 Bully Bones ch Hesabull Anniversary Wish Beau's Eagle FL Meadowbrook Farms, Inc.
113 Fifth Avenue b Monarchos Shop Here Dehere FL Hobeau Farm Ltd.
113 Mystery Girl ch Stormy Atlantic A B C Amanda Alphabet Soup FL Carl Bowling
113 River's Prayer gr/ro Devon Lane Cozzy Flyer Cozzene CA Vessels Stallion Farm LLC
112 Better Now b Thunder Gulch Scenic Point Unbridled KY Lee Lewis
112 J'ray ch Distant View Bubbling Heights (FR) Darshaan (GB) NY Lawerence Goichman
111 Beau Dare b Military Gen Corp Purposes Beau Genius KY Mike Walts
111 Cinderella's Dream b Prime Timber Broadway Hoofer Belong to Me NY Sez Who Thoroughbreds, Inc.
111 Ex Caelis dk b/br Fusaichi Pegasus La Barberina Nijinsky II KY Barnett Enterprises
111 Miraculous Miss ch Mr. Greeley No Small Miracle Silver Deputy KY Dr. Akijiro O'Hara
111 Wait a While gr/ro Maria's Mon Flirtatious A.P. Indy KY W. S. Farish & W. Temple Webber Jr.
110 Bettarun Fast b Kelly Kip Split Decision Dispersal FL Shamrock Thoroughbreds, Helen Reynolds & Michael Reynolds
110 Effectual dk b/br Carson City Hooklineandsinker Skywalker KY Kim Nardelli, Rodney Nardelli & Casner Racing Stable
110 Indian Breeze b Indian Charlie Pulaski Countess Fluorescent Light KY Fred Caudill & J. Welch
110 Keeneland Kat ch Hennessy Meadow Victory Ogygian KY Liberation Farm, Oratis Thoroughbreds & Select Broodmare Fund 2000
110 Sabatini b Five Star Day Play Date Geiger Counter KY Hermitage Farm LLC
110 Sweet Fourty dk b/br Sweetsouthernsaint Majestic Fourty Majestic Venture FL Ocala Stud Farms & Three G Stables
109 Capozzene gr/ro Capote Lady Cozzene Cozzene KY Robert Berger
109 Stolen Prayer ch Songandaprayer Stolen Skates Overskate FL Melin, Oxenberg, Plesa, Jr.
108 Blissful Trip b Trippi Bright Bliss Well Decorated FL Ocala Stud Farm
108 Mykindasaint ch Saint Ballado Sabu Deputy Minister KY Monticule
108 Truart b Yes It's True Artistic One Copelan FL MR Stables, Lee Byrne & Richard Purcell
108 True Xena dk b/br Yes It's True Miss Xena Unbridled FL Tod Wojciechowski & Ella Jean Snyder
107 Golden Silk b Songandaprayer Sharp Call Sharpen Up (GB) FL Devil Eleven Stable
107 Love Locket b Thunder Gulch Love Lock Silver Ghost KY Chelston Ireland, Ltd.
107 Mia's Reflection dk b/br Halo's Image Mia's Hope Rexson's Hope FL Harold Rose
107 Sprightly gr/ro Wild Rush Worthy of Silver Silver Ghost ON Adena Springs
107 Trippi Street ch Trippi Ten Downing Street Alleged FL Centaur Farms, Inc.
106 Acceleration b Vision and Verse Epithet Gulch KY Kennelot Stables, Ltd.
106 Lil' Sister Swiss b Swiss Yodeler Nell's Key to Mint Sharper One CA Dr. Mikel C. Harrington & Patricia O. Harrington
106 Meetmeinthewoods ch General Meeting Star of the Woods Woodman CA Betty L. Mabee
105 Christmas Stocking gr/ro Ops Smile Christmas Shoes Valley Crossing MD Patricia Runyon
105 Dixie Dreamer ch Mutakddim Dixieland Fantasy Dixieland Band FL Donald R. Dizney
105 Performing Diva dk b/br Storm Cat Bunting Private Account KY W. Bruce Lunsford
105 Princess Sweet ch Precise End Princess Meadowlak Meadowlake NY Sez Who Thoroughbreds, Inc.
104 Capote's Crown b Capote Majesty's Crown Magesterial KY Avalon Farms
104 Coolwind dk b/br Forest Wildcat Scoop Gone West KY Jim Tafel. LLC
104 Dyna's Destiny b Dynaformer Arjunand Diesis (GB) KY Mill Ridge Farm Ltd. & Dr. John A. Chandler
104 Hosanna Hit dk b/br Formal Gold Solid Hit Time for a Change OK C. R. Trout
104 Lady Danza dk b/br Cryptoclearance Danzalert Gold Alert KY J. C. Davis Farm, Inc.
104 Nice Nelly dk b/br Seattle Slew Pleasant Temper Storm Cat KY WinStar Farm, LLC
104 Unobstructed View dk b/br Yes It's True Thimble Island Kissin Kris FL Leprechaun Racing & Sigmund Marguiles
104 Yaddo Cat dk b/br Forest Wildcat Kombat Kate Fit to Fight FL Luis de Hechavarria
103 A Sea Trippi b Trippi Best of the Sea Lord of the Sea FL Farnsworth Farms & Jack T. Hammer
103 Categorize ch Menifee Catechism St. Jovite KY Oak Cliff Breeders, Inc.
103 Cotton Bay dk b/br El Corredor One Bad Cat Mountain Cat KY Kenneth C. Roberts
103 Dance Daily ch Five Star Day Dance Alexa Southern Halo KY J. C. Davis Farm, Inc.
103 Diamond Spirit gr/ro Holy Bull Ransom Dance Red Ransom VA Edward P. Evans
103 Joint Effort ch Runaway Groom C. C. Princess Conquistador Cielo FL Donald R. Dizney
103 Lake Alice ch Mt. Livermore Comfort a Belle Red Ransom FL John Lankshear & Gainesway Farm
103 Lizzy's Township gr/ro Delaware Township Tarahumara Black Tie Affair (IRE) FL Wild Ride, LLC
103 Rasta Farian dk b/br Holy Bull Chic Corine Nureyev KY Helen K. Groves Revokable Trust
102 Art Show gr/ro Place Art Student El Prado (IRE) KY William Backer
102 Carrie With a C dk b/br Beau Genius Nevercomesagain Ascot Knight CA Dale Leach & Eunice Leach
102 Jb's Golden Regret ch Banker's Gold Golden Gazelle Meadowlake KY Hillcrest Farm Equine Holdings LLC
102 Miss Norman dk b/br Artax Cajun Cat Storm Cat KY Craig Beam
102 Pure Disco b Disco Rico V for Vera Concorde's Tune NJ Patricia Generazio
102 Warrior Girl b War Chant Carefree Cheetah Trempolino KY Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
101 Perilous Pursuit b Lemon Drop Kid Name of Love (IRE) Petardia (GB) KY Manganaro LLC
101 Slick Road ch Mud Route Slim 'n Fast Distinctive Cat CA Vladimir Popovich
100 Chestnut Lady ch Horse Chestnut (SAF) Its a Girl Thunder Gulch KY Lonnie R. Owens & Dr. Rodney Orr
100 Delicate Dynamite ch Old Trieste Majestic Dy Dynaformer KY Dr. & Mrs. R. Smiser West & Mr. & Mrs. MacKenzie Miller
100 India ch Hennessy Misty Hour Miswaki KY Summer Wind Farm
100 More Than Pretty dk b/br More Than Ready Pretty Livia Forest Wildcat KY Stacy Leppala & Aron Yagoda
100 My Lucky Free ch Mazel Trick Fair Margarita Crafty Prospector KY Richard O'Neill & Douglas Peterson
100 No Hear Say b Impeachment Si Si Sezyou Sezyou FL Anne Yates
100 Running Lass ch Running Stag Shannon's Storm Future Storm FL Farnsworth Farms
100 She's Indy Money ch A.P. Indy Nany's Sweep End Sweep KY WinStar Farm, LLC
100 Swap Fliparoo gr/ro Exchange Rate Fliparoo Buckaroo FL Hobeau Farm Ltd.
100 Talullah Lula ch Old Trieste McConnell Springs Deputy Minister KY Overbrook Farm
100 Walkonkaydeeavenue b Avenue of Flags Kaydee Classic Regal Classic CA Bonnie Bobbitt

 

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