Derby Contenders

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Nov 24 2012 Golden Rod Stakes Churchill Downs II 1 1/16 M 1 REPLAY
Oct 6 2012 Mazarine Stakes Woodbine III 1 1/16 M 2 N/A

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Bernie Flint

Trainer

Bernie was a former detective with the New Orleans Police before retiring to devote his attention to horse racing. He has trained over 3000 winners, been leading trainer at 9 racetracks including Churchill Downs, Keeneland, Oaklawn and Turfway Park where he won a record 20 training titles. His first major stakes win came in the 1984 Lexington stakes when his He Is A Great Deal upset eventual Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. Other top horses he has trained include, Swept Away, Outofthebox, Hurricane Bertie and Runway Model.

Rosie Napravnik

Jockey

Rosie hails from a strong horse background. Her father is a farrier and her mother a show horse trainer. She began riding ponies at age 2 and by the time she was 7 knew she wanted to be a jockey. She began riding races in 2005 and has already won more than 1500 races, 3 consecutive riding titles at The Fairgrounds Racecourse, and ridden an undefeated Eclipse Champion in Shanghai Bobby. She became the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2012 aboard Believe You Can. In 2011 she rode Pants on Fire in the Kentucky Derby to a 9th place finish, the best by a female jockey to date. She has won additional riding titles at Laurel Park and Pimlico. Other top horses she has ridden include Mark Valeski, Palace Malice and Joyful Victory.

Naveed Chowhan

Owner

Dr. Chowhan grew up in Pakistan where his love for horses began at an early age as a rider. He went to medical school in the Carribean before coming to the United States. He bought his first race horse in 1988 and owns a small breeding farm on River Road in Louisville Kentucky. One of his stable's best runners was graded stakes winner Runway Model.

Pedigree

Spring at Last has quite a few Oaks hopefuls this year, one of whom already owns winning experience at Churchill Downs in Seaneen Girl. The chestnut miss captured a Grade 2 event under the Twin Spires to close out her juvenile campaign in November.

Spring at Last never competed in Kentucky, but did manage to score in a Grade 1 in Florida and a Group 2 in Dubai.

He entered stud in 2009 and his first crop has already produced not only Seaneen Girl but Grade 1 winner Spring in the Air and Grade 2 victress Spring Venture, both Oaks contenders.

Seaneen Girl’s dam is the Afternoon Deelites mare Afternoon Krystal, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-placed stakes winner Red Raymond.

Seaneen Girl is from the same female line as Italian highweight and Group 1 hero Silvernesian as well as Grade 1 queen May Day Eighty.

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