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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Mar 16 2013 Rebel Oaklawn Park II 1 1/16 M 3 REPLAY
Feb 2 2013 Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita Park II 1 1/16 M 2 REPLAY
Jan 5 2013 Sham Santa Anita Park III 1 M 2 REPLAY
Dec 15 2012 CashCall Futurity Hollywood Park I 1 1/16 M 3 REPLAY


Bob Baffert


Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert won the Kentucky Derby back-to-back in 1997 and 1998 with Silver Charm and Real Quiet, and again in 2002 with War Emblem. He has saddled 24 horses in the Run for the Roses through 2014. The silver-haired trainer has also captured the Preakness Stakes a record-tying five times and earned the Eclipse Award for outstanding trainer three times. Baffert has saddled two Kentucky Oaks winners, Silverbulletday and Plum Pretty. In total, he has sent out the winners of nine Triple Crown races and 10 Breeders’ Cup events. 

Westrock Stable


Owned by the father-son team of Scott and Joe Ford and partner John McKay. Both Scott and Joe were apart of Alltel. Scott served as the president and Chief Executive officer and Joe was CEO from 1987 until 2001. They were both apart of the epic buyout by Verizon Wireless in 2009.They currently manage Westrock Coffee Industries.The Ford duo had been apart of the Dogwood Stables syndicate, but in 2008 formed Westrock Stables to be more hands on in the business. Became a major player in the sales market. Campaigned Be Fair, Tidal Pool, Northern Giant and Hamazing Destint.  Scott is an accomplished rodeo team roper.


Medaglia d'Oro--Sunshine Song, by War Chant

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If Den's Legacy should prove capable at 1 1/4 miles, it will likely occur on turf or synthetic rather than dirt. Aside from his past performances, another indicator is his pedigree: he is a close relative of turf miler C. S. Silk.

Both are by Medaglia d'Oro, who won the 2002 Travers at the classic distance and missed narrowly in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes. Later an outstanding older horse, he garnered such prestigious events as the Whitney and Donn Handicaps. He was also twice runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Medaglia d'Oro's first crop was sensational, headlined by Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, who defeated males in the 2009 Preakness, Haskell and Woodward, and crushed the Kentucky Oaks by a record margin. Best known as a filly sire, he had another Kentucky Oaks winner in Plum Pretty (2011), along with top fillies Champagne d'Oro, Gabby's Golden Gal and turf star Marketing Mix. His only U.S. Grade 1-winning sons are Carter hero Warrior's Reward and current Derby contender Violence.

Den's Legacy is out of the unraced Sunshine Song, a War Chant mare. War Chant started out on the 2002 Kentucky Derby trail, but after a ninth in the Run for the Roses, he found his true home on turf, ending his career with a brilliant win in the Breeders' Cup Mile. Many of his top runners similarly tilt toward turf. Although his oldest daughters have just turned nine, he already appears as the broodmare sire of Kinglet, a classic winner on synthetic in Dubai, and up-and-coming dirt performer Csaba.

Sunshine Song is herself a half-sister to C. S. Silk; Remember the Sheikh, winner of the 2000 El Camino Real Derby on dirt; and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Memory Tap. Also close-up in the family is the prolific stakes winner Victorina, effective from sprints up to 1 1/16 miles.

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