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Prep Race HistoryDownload Past Performances
|Apr 3 2010||Illinois Derby Hawthorne||III||1 1/8 Mile||1||N/A|
|Mar 13 2010||San Felipe Santa Anita Park||1 1/16 Mile||4||N/A|
|Feb 13 2010||Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita Park||II||1 1/16 Mile||3||N/A|
|Nov 21 2009||Hollywood Prevue Hollywood Park||III||7F||1||REPLAY|
He made his first appearance in the Run for the Roses in 2008 with Colonel John finishing sixth. One of his most notable wins to date was training WinStar Farm’s Well Armed to a record breaking 14-length victory in the Dubai World Cup in 2009.
WinStar Farm LLC.
In 2010, WinStar experienced its first victory in the Kentucky Derby with Super Saver. That same year Drosselmeyer, was the surprise winner of the Belmont Stakes and would go on to capture the Breeders Cup Classic in 2011. Their first Derby starter came in 2006 with a second place finish by Bluegrass Cat. In 2008 both Colonel John and Court Vision made a Run for the Roses, as did Mr. Hot Stuff in 2009.
WinStar Farms LLC. and Dr. William Lockridge
Primary owners are Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt. The Troutt family resides in Dallas, Texas, while the Casner’s make their home in Flower Mound, Texas.
- American Lion is a son of Horse of the Year and dual Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) king Tiznow
- Tiznow’s only non top-three finish came in his initial start in 2000, when he ran sixth
- The stallion raced exclusively in graded events once breaking his maiden
- Tiznow’s most successful offspring include Canadian champion mare and $1.1 million earner Bear Now, champion juvenile filly Folklore and Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) hero Well Armed
- Tiznow’s progeny have won from five furlongs to 1 ½ miles, with an average winning distance of 7 ½ furlongs
- American Lion’s dam is the once-raced Storm Tide
- His second dam is Grade 1 winner City Band
- American Lion’s broodmare sire is Grade 1 winner Storm Cat
- Another Tiznow/Storm Cat daughter cross was responsible for Folklore
- Other daughters of Storm Cat have produced Grade 1 winners Sky Mesa, Buddha, Magnificent Song and Speightstown
- With both Tiznow and Storm Cat in his corner, American Lion should have no trouble getting the Derby distance of 1 ¼ miles
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