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Mar 8 2014 Honeybee Oaklawn Park III 1 1/16 Miles 3 N/A


Tom Proctor


Tom Proctor is the son of the late Willard Proctor, a renowned trainer, who trained more than 70 stakes winners.  Willard trained for Glen Hill Farm until Tom took over. Tom's brother, Hap, manages the farm.

Jose Lezcano


Jose attended the Laffit Pincay Jockey School in his native Panama before coming to the United States in 2003. He has been ranked among the leading riders in the nation for the past several years and has racked up leading rider titles at Monmouth Park, Meadowlands, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park. He is the regular rider of Champion filly Royal Delta and Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve. He finished second in the Kentucky Derby aboard Ice Box . Jose won with his first Breeders Cup mount aboard Maram in the Breeders Cup Juvenile fillies Turf. Other top mounts include Deputy Glitters, Fly Down, Keertana and Winter Memories.

Niall Racing


Niall Racing is owned by father-son duo Timothy and Patrick Turney.  Tim Turney has been involved with various aspects of racing, including racing syndicates, for most of his life.  Tim Turney resides in Kentucky with his wife, Lisa, where they own and operate Shamrock Glen.  The Turneys breed and foal about 50 horses at Shamrock Glen.


Curlin--Lizzy's Bluff, by Pine Bluff

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Please Explain is by dual Horse of the Year and $10 million earner Curlin, who captured the Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2007 before going on the next year to add the Group 1 Dubai World Cup to his impressive resume.

Curlin had his first classic-winning offspring just last year when Palace Malice captured the Belmont Stakes. Palace Malice opened 2014 with a gutsy head win in the Gulfstream Park Handicap in early March.

Please Explain’s dam is the unraced Pine Bluff mare Lizzy’s Bluff, making her a half-sister to multiple stakes-placed Nicklaus Way. Lizzy’s Bluff is herself a half-sister to dual Grade 1-winning multi-millionaire Borrego.

Please Explain’s third dam is multiple Grade 3-placed stakes winner Cup of Honey, whose progeny include Canadian champion Truth of It All and multiple Grade 1 queen I Ain’t Bluffing. The latter mare is herself the dam of Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Acting Happy.

Farther back in Please Explain’s female family one can find champion two-year-old filly Smart Deb.

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