VERRAZANO

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  • MORE THAN READY
  • ENCHANTED ROCK
  • GIANT'S CAUSEWAY
  • Kentucky
  • Colt
  • Bay
  • 2010
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VERRAZANO SOLD AS RACING/STALLION PROSPECT 

With the deal for Verrazano to continue the next phase of his career for new connections complete, it’s a good time to reflect on a career that saw the Let’s Go color-bearer establish himself as the most spectacular three-year-old of his crop.

A $250,000 yearling, Verrazano owns a pedigree that had auspicious connections to previous Let’s Go stars, as he is by More Than Ready, who sired Let’s Go’s classic and Breeders’ Cup placed Ready’s Echo, out of Enchanted Rock, the dam of El Padrino.

Making his debut on January 1, Verrazano, immediately stamped himself as a horse to watch, taking a Gulfstream Park maiden over 6½ furlongs by 7¾ lengths in 1:16.2, after speeding through three-quarters in 1:09.4. Returning in a one mile allowance, Verrazano tallied by a remarkable 16¼ lengths running a 105 Beyer Speed figure. 

Making his stakes debut in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), Verrazano took command after a half-mile and dominated thereafter, recording a facile three lengths victory over a field that included grade one winner Java’s War, graded winners Honorable Dillon and Falling Sky, stakes winners Dynamic Sky and Purple Egg.

The Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) saw Verrazano tackle another formidable undefeated runner in Vyjack, winner of three straight stakes, including the Jerome Stakes (gr. III) and Gotham Stakes (gr. II). Taking command after the six furlong mark, Verrazano repelled Vyjack’s challenge, then held the late-closing Normandy Invasion at bay without ever being fully extended. The performance catapulted Verrazano to a position among them contender for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favoritism. The bay duly made the trip to the twin towers, but a combination of the wet-track and near-suicidal fractions ended hopes of classic glory.

Six weeks later, Verrazano returned in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. II), leading throughout to deliver a 9¼ length drubbing to a field that included the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) second, Itsmyluckday.  That effort, however, was merely a prologue to what turned out of be one of the performances of 2013. In the $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational Stakes, Verrazano tracked the early pace of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) hero Oxbow, before putting that classic winning rival away just before the turn for home.  Three lengths clear at the head of the stretch, and despite running on an extraordinary deep and tiring, Verrazano actually accelerated through the last furlong before crossing the line 9¾ lengths clear of the runner-up, the grade one winning Power Broker. In addition to Oxbow and Power Broker, Verrazano’s defeated opponents included the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) second Golden Soul. The visual impression created by Verrazano’s remarkable effort in the Haskell was confirmed by speedfigure of 116 awarded by the Beyer Organization.

There is no doubt that Verrazano was feeling the effects of his exertions when he failed to fire in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), but despite that factor, and the fact that an extremely demanding season saw him make ten starts in 11 months, Verrazano still saw out the year with highly-creditable efforts against older horses with a fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) – after a very rough trip – and Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I).

In his ten starts representing Let’s Go, Verrazano won six times, capturing four graded stakes and two grade one contests. At season’s end, his Beyer Speed figure remained as the fastest by any three-year-old in 2013, and the fastest by a horse of that age since Uncle Mo.

Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano is entered in the 8th race at Aqueduct on Saturday, November 30th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano is entered in the 8th race at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 1st.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano is entered in the 12th race at Saratoga on Saturday, August 24th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Displaying tremendous power and athleticism, Verrazano romped by a record 9 3/4 lengths...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano has been entered in the 13th race at Monmouth Park on Sunday, July 28th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Let's Go Stables and our partners at Ashford Stud are happy to announce...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano rolled home an easy 9 1/4 length winner this past Sunday in the Pegasus S. (G3)
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano has been entered in the 11th race at Monmouth Park on Sunday, June 16th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano finished 14th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano has been entered in the 11th race at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 4th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
As the post time 4-5 favorite, Verrazano captured the Wood Memorial S. (G1)...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano has been entered in the 11th race at Aqueduct on Saturday, April 6th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano continued his unbeaten ways over the weekend...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano is entered in the 10th race at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, March 9th.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano cruised to vcitory in the 5th race at Gulfstream Park...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano is enterd in the 5th race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, February 2nd.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
The international publication, Thoroughbred Daily News, named Verrazano a "TDN Rising Star" ...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Verrazano looked very impressive winning his debut...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Verrazano is entered in the 2nd race at Gulfstream Park on Tuesday, January 1st.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Two-Year-Olds Pick It Up in Florida ...
MORE THAN READY (USA)
dkb/br. 1997
SOUTHERN HALO (USA)
b. 1983
HALO (USA)
blk. 1969 [BC]
HAIL TO REASON (USA)
br. 1958 [C]
TURN-TO (USA) b. 1951 [BI]
NOTHIRDCHANCE (USA) b. 1948
COSMAH (USA)*
b. 1953
COSMIC BOMB (USA) br. 1944
ALMAHMOUD (USA) ch. 1947 *
NORTHERN SEA (USA)
b. 1974
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
  NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
SEA SAGA (USA)
ch. 1968
SEA-BIRD (FR) ch. 1962 [S]
SHAMA (USA) b. 1961 *
WOODMANS GIRL (USA)
b. 1990
WOODMAN (USA)
ch. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
PLAYMATE (USA)
ch. 1975
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
BECKY BE GOOD (USA)
b. 1981
NASKRA (USA)
b. 1967
NASRAM (USA) b. 1960
ISKRA (FR) ch. 1961
GOOD LANDING (USA)
b. 1965
FIRST LANDING (USA) b. 1956
BEST SIDE (USA) b. 1952
ENCHANTED ROCK (USA)
ch. 2004
GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)
ch. 1997 [C]
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
MARIAH'S STORM (USA)
b. 1991
RAHY (USA)
ch. 1985
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)   ch. 1974 [BC]
GLORIOUS SONG (CAN) b. 1976 *
IMMENSE (USA)
b. 1979
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
IMSODEAR (USA) b. 1967 *
CHIC SHIRINE (USA)
b. 1984
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) b. 1946
TOO CHIC (USA)
b. 1979
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
ch. 1974 [BC]
  RED GOD (USA) ch. 1954
RUNAWAY BRIDE (GB) b. 1962
REMEDIA (USA)*
b. 1971
DR. FAGER (USA) b. 1964 [I]
MONADE (FR) b. 1959 *
Year Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2014 4 3 0 1 1 $186,713
2013 3 10 6 0 1 $1,691,300
Totals:   13 6 1 2 $1,878,013
Date Track RaceType Finish Earnings
7/5/2014 Sandown Coral Eclipse S. (G1) 9 $0
6/17/2014 Ascot Queen Anne S. (G1) 2 $147,995
5/17/2014 Newbury Lockinge S. (G1) 3 $38,718
11/30/2013 Aqueduct Cigar Mile H. (G1) 3 $75,000
11/1/2013 Santa Anita Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) 4 $60,000
8/24/2013 Saratoga Travers S. (G1) 7 $5,000
7/28/2013 Monmouth Haskell Invitational S. (G1) 1 $600,000
6/16/2013 Monmouth Pegasus S. (G3) 1 $90,000
Verrazano Wins at Gulfstream Park

3-year-old colt Verrazano draws off in the stretch to win maiden special weight race by 7 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park on January 1st.

Verrazano Romps in the Haskell (G1)

Verrazano and jockey John Velazquez win the Haskell Invitational S. (G1) by a record 9 3/4 lengths at Monmouth Park

Verrazano Wins at Gulfstream Park

3-year-old colt Verrazano wins allowance race by daylight at Gulfstream Park on February 2nd.

Verrazano Wins Wood Memorial S. (G1)

As the post time 4-5 favorite, Verrazano captured the Wood Memorial S. (G1) by three quarters of a length at Aqueduct on Saturday, April 6th to remain undefeated and atop the 3-year-old national rankings.

Verrazano Wins Pegasus S. (G3)

Verrazano rolled home an easy 9 1/4 length winner in the Pegasus S. (G3) at Monmouth Park.

Verrazano Wins Tampa Bay Derby (G2)

3-year-old colt Verrazano (More Than Ready) remains unbeaten winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G2)



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