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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Mar 22 2014 Spiral Turfway Park III 1 1/8 Miles (S) 1 REPLAY
Oct 5 2013 Breeders’ Futurity Keeneland I 1 1/16 Miles (S) 1 N/A


Todd Pletcher


Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and also trained Kentucky Oaks winners Rags to Riches (2007) and Princess of Sylmar (2013). He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Texas native has also been the leading American conditioner by money won nine times since 2004. He's conditioned multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank – and has saddled a co-record five starters in the Kentucky Derby twice before (2007 & 2013). Pletcher ranks second by Kentucky Derby starters with 40, trailing only living-legend D. Wayne Lukas.

Javier Castellano


Castellano began his riding career in 1996 in his native country of Venezuela. In 1997 he came to the United States to ride and had his first winner at Calder that same year. He scored his biggest victories with Ghostzapper in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic and Bernardini in the 2006 Preakness. Other top horses include Union Rags, Stay Thirsty, Hilda's Passion, Red Rocks, and Telling.

Ken & Sarah Ramsey


Ken and Sarah Ramsey are natives of Artemus, Kentucky and are longtime horse lovers. Ken’s first glimpse of the Twin Spires came at age 5 when his family took a trip to Louisville and since that day he has always wanted to win the Kentucky Derby. The Ramsey’s have won numerous owners titles at racetracks across the country and have owned such stakes winners as Kitten’s Joy, Roses in May, Precious Kitten, and Pleasant Prince.


Artie Schiller-Athena's Gift, by Fusaichi Pegasus

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We Miss Artie is by the high-class turf horse Artie Schiller, winner of the 2005 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Artie Schiller's resume also features a course record-setting romp in the 2004 Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park, along with major scores in the Maker's Mark Mile and Bernard Baruch.

By the Sadler's Wells stallion El Prado (also the sire of Kitten's Joy), Artie Schiller has tended to sire horses of a similarly turf-friendly profile. His talented daughter My Conquestadory beat the boys in the Summer Stakes on turf and then added the Alcibiades on Polytrack; his Australian Group 1 hero Laser Hawk and multiple Grade 2 veteran Mr. Commons likewise excelled on turf.

We Miss Artie is the second foal out of Athena's Gift, who also scored both of her career wins on the grass. Her first foal, Speed Goddess, won over Woodbine's Polytrack.

Athena's Gift is a daughter of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus. Among his leading progeny are Australian champion Haradasun, subsequently a Group 1 winner at Royal Ascot; 2005 Haskell victor Roman Ruler; and Grade 1 winners Bandini and Champ Pegasus.

Athena's Gift was produced by Grade 2-placed stakes victress Russian Bride, who is also responsible for the multiple Grade 2-placed Rushin' to Altar. Further back, this is the family of 1994 German Oaks winner Risen Raven.

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