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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Apr 7 2012 Central Bank Ashland Keeneland I 1 1/16 Miles (S) 1 REPLAY
Nov 26 2011 Golden Rod Churchill Downs II 1 1/16 Miles 7 REPLAY

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George R. Arnold, II.

Trainer

George " Rusty" Arnold is a third generation horseman and worked on the family farm before getting the bug to go to the race track. He began training in 1975 and promptly won his first race that summer. He has conditioned well over 1500 winners and is one of the all time leading trainers at Keeneland.He moved the stable to New York in 1980 and got a big break when asked to train for John Ed Anthony at that time. He bases his stables at Keeneland and Churchill throughout the year and Florida in the winter months. When not at the barn he enjoys playing golf. Some of his stable stars include, It's Tea Time, Tricky Creek, Wavering Monarch, Victory Ride and Karelian.

James Graham

Jockey

Born in Dublin, Ireland, James knew from an early age he wanted to be a jockey. At 15, he entered Ireland’s Jockey School and after completing the program he began grooming and galloping horses. In 2002, he came to the U.S. and won his first race in 2003 at River Downs. James has ridden numerous graded stakes winners including Hot Cha Cha, Daisy Devine, and Taajaweed. He rode Daisy Devine to a 7th place finish in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.

Alex G. Campbell Jr.

Owner

Alex Campbell has been involved in horse racing for over 50 years. He he has served on the board of the Breeder's Cup and has been a top breeder in Kentucky for many years. He retired from the Tobacco business in 1989 and was chairman of the Triangle Foundation which raised funds to develop the Thoroughbred Park in Lexington with life size statues of racehorses and jockeys. He was a partner in the ownership of Kentucky Oaks winner Goodbye Halo. Alex has bred and raised many stakes runners including Queen's Court Queen, Mr. Purple, Awesome Ashley, It's Tea Time, Rootentootenwooten and Dreamy Mimi.

  • Photo: Coady Photography

  • Photo: Coady Photography

  • Photo: Coady Photography

Pedigree

Karlovy Vary surprised at 15-1 in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on April 7 to earn a spot in the Kentucky Oaks starting gate, but the bay filly is merely following in the hoofsteps of other Dynaformer progeny. 

The stallion wasn’t a world beater on track, though he did set/equal a pair of records while earning more than $670,000 in purse money. The dark bay had his best year in 1988, when he captured a pair of Grade 2s and a listed event. 

Dynaformer has more than earned his $150,000 stud fee at stud, though, siring multiple European champions/highweights as well as Grade 1 winners like Perfect Drift, Film Maker and Riskaverse, but is probably best known as the sire of 2006 Kentucky Derby hero Barbaro. 

Dynaformer’s offspring have averaged a winning distance of 8.7 furlongs, scoring as short as a half-mile and as far as 3 1/4 miles. 

The stallion had done well when crossed with the Seattle Slew sire line, resulting in the likes of Grade 2 victress Dynaslew and Grade 3 winner Drum Major. 

Karlovy Vary’s dam, The Right Pew, is by Pulpit and a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 queen Great Intentions. 

Karlovy Vary’s third dam is the Hoist the Flag mare Harbor Flag, who produced Grade 3 winner and sire Country Light as well as stakes-placed Vue, who is herself the dam of champion War Pass and Grade 1 winner Oath. 

Karlovy Vary's fifth dam is 1957 champion three-year-old filly Bayou, who is a full sister to 1970 Broodmare of the Year Levee and a half-sister to 1968 Broodmare of the Year Delta. Bayou is the granddam of dual champion and sire Slew O' Gold as well as 1979 Belmont Stakes hero Coastal.

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