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May 4 2013 139th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 M 2 REPLAY
Mar 30 2013 Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds II 1 1/8 M 4 REPLAY
Jan 19 2013 Lecomte Fair Grounds III 1M 70 Y 2 REPLAY


Dallas Stewart


Dallas Stewart has been a strong fixture on the Kentucky, Louisiana and New York racing circuits and won the 2000 training title at Keeneland. He spent 12 years under the tutelage of Hall Of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and was responsible for such champions as Lady's Secret, Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch and Serena's Song. Two of his biggest career wins came with Kentucky Oaks winner Lemon's Forever in 2006 and Breeders Cup winner Unbridled Elaine in 2001. Other top stakes horses he has conditioned include Dollar Bill, Macho Again, Kimberlite Pipe and Nasty Storm.

Robby Albarado


Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Albarado like many other jockeys got his start at a very young age riding in races at the local “bush” tracks. He has won nearly 4,200 races in his career and was the regular rider of Horse of the Year Curlin, who finished third in the Kentucky Derby before going on to win many prestigious races like The Preakness Stakes, The Stephen Foster Handicap, The Woodward, The Breeders’ Cup Classic, and the Dubai World Cup. Other top mounts include Mineshaft, Court Vision, and Endorsement.

Charles E. Fipke


Fipke is a geologist who discovered one of the largest diamond mines in Canada in 1991, the Ekati Mine which supplies more than 4 % of the world's diamond production. He currently lives in British Columbia and has been active in racing in Canada and North America since 1981. He won Canada's most prestigious race, The Queen's Plate, with his home bred Not Bourbon in 2008 and finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby in 2007 with Tale of Ekati who is named for the famous diamond mine he owns a share of. In 2011 his Perfect Shirl was an upset winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Churchill Downs and 2012 saw his G-1 winner Jersey Town add the G-1 Kelso to his resume. Other top horses Fipke has campaigned include Perfect Soul, Lady Shakespeare and Society's Chairman.


Perfect Soul--Hollywood Gold, by Mr. Prospector

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Golden Soul should thrive at 1 1/4 miles, but if his pedigree is any indication, he's likely to find his true home on turf.

His sire, Perfect Soul, ranked as the Canadian champion turf horse of 2003. Although the son of supersire Sadler's Wells won over as far as 1 3/8 miles, he excelled from a mile to nine furlongs. Perfect Soul especially loved Keeneland, where he landed the Shadwell Turf Mile and came back to set a course record in the Maker's Mark Mile. His two leading offspring are likewise turf aficionados, 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl and 2009 Breeders' Stakes scorer Perfect Shower.

Golden Soul is a half-brother to 2004 Kentucky Derby also-ran Quintons Gold Rush. Earning his way in by capturing the Lexington Stakes, Quintons Gold Rush was eased and failed to finish the Run for the Roses.

Their dam, the unraced Hollywood Gold, is a daughter of the renowned Mr. Prospector, whose classic influence extends well beyond siring 2000 Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Aside from siring such influential sons as Fappiano, Gone West, Forty Niner, Seeking the Gold, Kingmambo and Gulch, Mr. Prospector has left a legacy through his daughters, who have produced such standouts as Mineshaft, Pulpit, Tale of the Cat, Silver Deputy, Maplejinsky and Hollywood Wildcat. 

Hollywood Gold is herself out of French Oaks winner Lady in Silver, who finished second versus males in the 1989 Arlington Million. This thoroughly European family is also responsible for another French classic winner in Riverqueen.

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