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Meet the Thoroughbreds Going to Rolex

Good friend of EN, CANTER Mid-Atlantic Vice President and "OTTB Angel" Allie Conrad is back this year with a complete roster of both raced and unraced Thoroughbreds who will be competing at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch at Millbrook. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The accepted entry list for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is in ink, and once again there’s a strong showing of Thoroughbreds in the 2016 field. Let’s get to know them! You can click each Thoroughbred’s registered name to see the detailed bloodlines and racing history (if available).

OFF-TRACK THOROUGHBREDS

Anthony Patch – Owned and ridden by Laine Ashker – USA
Alex’s Castledream (NJ), 1999 gelding, by Castle Guard, out of Aimee Alexis by Right Mind
Race Record: 10 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 0 show, $815 earnings

A.P. Prime – Ridden by Leah Lang-Gluscic – Owned by CML Horses – USA
A. P. Prime (KY), 2005 gelding, by Aptitude, out of Czarina Kate by The Prime Minister
Race Record: 31 starts – 2 wins – 4 place – 5 show, $20,175 earnings

Blackfoot Mystery – Ridden by Boyd Martin – Owned by Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate – USA
Blackfoot Mystery (KY), 2004 gelding, by Out of Place, out of True Mystery by Proud Truth
Race Record: 3 starts – $1,200 earnings
Fun fact: Blackfoot Mystery raced for trainer Jesus Mendoza at Hollywood Park. After racing three times without breaking his maiden, Jesus called Leigh Gray of Thoroughbred Rehab Center, an accredited organization of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, to see if she might be interested in a “sporty chestnut.” Leigh came out to see him and adopted the horse from Jesus that day. After being campaigned by Lisa Peecook, Kelly Prather and now Boyd Martin, “Big Red” is on his way to his first CCI4*.

Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Donner – Ridden by Lynn Symansky – Owned by Donner Syndicate – USA
Smart Gorky (NY), 2003 gelding, by Gorky Park (FR), out of Smart Jane by Smarten
Race Record: 6 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 0 show, $2,870 earnings

F.I.S. Prince Charming – Ridden by Lisa Barry – Owned by rider and Denise Barry – USA
Waitui Jo (NZ), 2003 gelding, by His Royal Highness (NZ), out of Mystic (NZ) by Defensive Play
Race Record: 2 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 0 show, $0 earnings

Fly Me Courageous – Ridden by Sara Kozumplik Murphy – Owned by Edy Rameika – USA
Truly Improper (TX), 2005 gelding, by Truluck, out of Proper Eight by Proper Reality
Race Record: 10 starts – 0 win – 1 place – 0 show, $3,630 earnings

Lisa Barry and F.I.S. Prince Charming at the 2015 Eventing Prix Invitational. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Lisa Barry and F.I.S. Prince Charming. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Frankie – Ridden by Ryan Wood – Owned by Steve and Karri Guy – AUS
Pass This (NJ), 2004 gelding, by Pass or Punt, out of Once Wild
Race Record: 19 starts – 2 wins, $99,000 earnings

Gleaming Road – Owned and ridden by Anna Collier – USA
Pistol Pakin Pete (WA), 2003 gelding, by Cahill Road, out of Aspiring Proof by Proof
Race Record: 22 starts – 3 wins – 3 place – 3 show, $19,383 earnings

Houdini – Owned and ridden by Katie Ruppel – USA
Rocky Times (WV), 2004 gelding, by Hot Rock, out of Nancy’s Star by Big Sal
Race Record: 5 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 1 show, $1,180 earnings
Fun fact: Houdini graduated from Thoroughbred Placement Resources in Maryland, another accredited organization of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Katie Ruppel and Houdini. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Katie Ruppel and Houdini. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Irish Rhythm – Owned and ridden by Rachel McDonough – CAN
Daniel Alexander (ON), 1999 gelding, by Vice Chancellor, out of Dawnsari by Dawn Flight
Race Record: 43 starts – 1 win – 3 place – 4 show, $25,923 earnings

Madison Park – Owned and ridden by Kyle Carter  CAN
Magic Retribution (WA), 1998 gelding, by Monaco Magic, out of Mistress of Mine by Band Practice
Race Record: 11 starts – 1 win – 0 place – 0 show, $2,744 earnings

More Inspiration – Owned and ridden by Holly Jacks-Smither – CAN
More Inspiration (CAN), 2006 gelding, by Inspired Prospect, out of Gentle Buck by Buckley Boy
Race Record: 28 starts — 4 wins, $55,000 earnings

Holly Jacks-Smither and More Inspiration. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Holly Jacks-Smither and More Inspiration. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Parker – Owned and ridden by James Alliston – GBR
Eastside Park (NJ), 2002 gelding, by Marquetry, out of Hello Mom by Caveat
Race Record: 15 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 3 show, $8,145 earnings

Santino – Ridden by Holly Payne Caravella – Owned by Beth Groblewski – USA
Santino (MT), 2003 gelding, by Son’s Corona, out of Equate by Raja Baba
Race Record: 15 starts, $5,000 earnings

Tactical Maneuver – Owned and ridden by Ashley Johnson – USA
Shykees Thunder (FL), 2005 gelding, by Thunder Gulch out of Chelle Spendabuck by Dare and Go
Race Record: 12 starts, $4,500 earnings

Ashley Johnson and Tactical Maneuver. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Ashley Johnson and Tactical Maneuver. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The Dark Mark – Ridden by Allie Knowles – Owned by Jennifer Smith – USA
(USA) 2007 gelding, Jockey Club name unknown, tattoo unreadable

Tsunami – Owned and ridden by Sally Cousins – USA
Tsu Tsu Ro (PA), 1999 mare, by Roanoke, out of Tsu Tsu Slew by Tsunami Slew
Race Record: 24 starts – 3 wins – 2 place – 4 show, $35,170 earnings

Rise Against – Owned and ridden by Bunnie Sexton – USA
Trabuco Kid (CA), 1999 gelding, by Far Out East, out of April Betty by Distant Land
Race Record: 4 starts – 0 win – 0 place – 0 show, $0 earnings

Bunnie Sexton and Rise Against. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Bunnie Sexton and Rise Against. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Simply Priceless – Ridden by Elisa Wallace – Owned by Simply Priceless Syndicate – USA
Kalinga Damo (AUS), 2001 gelding, by Waterford Road, out of Faux Franc (AUS) by Twig Moss (FR)
Race Record: 10 starts – 0 win – 0 show – 1 place, $711 earnings

Sound Prospect – Ridden by Allie Knowles – Owned by Sound Prospect – USA
Sound Prospect (KY), 2002 gelding, by Eastern Echo, out of Miners Girl by Miner’s Mark
Race Record: 13 starts – 0 win – 2 place – 1 show, $2,546 earnings

Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Allie Knowles and Sound Prospect. Photo by Jenni Autry.

UNRACED/UNREGISTERED/UKNOWN

Cecelia – Ridden by Daniela Moguel – Owned by Aurelio Quinzaños & Jorge Eduardo Mtz. Castrejon – MEX
Constock (NZL), 2003 mare, by Connecticut, out of Penny Stock

FYI – Ridden by Lillian Heard – Owned by Venesa Crumpley – USA
FYI (USA), 2001 gelding, by Babamist out of Guinevere’s Gift
Unregistered

In It To Win It – Ridden by Avery Klunick – Owned by rider and and Chip Klunick – USA
In It To Win It (NZL), 2001 gelding

Kelecyn Cognac – Ridden by Waylon Roberts – Owned by Anthony Connolly and L. Skye Levely – CAN
Kelecyn Cognac (AUS), 2003 gelding

McLovin – Ridden by Ryan Wood – Owned by Heather Sinclair – AUS
McLovin (USA), 2004 gelding, by Dixieland Band, out of Too Sheik

Ryan Wood and Mclovin

Ryan Wood and McLovin. Photo by Rare Air Eventing Photography.

Never Outfoxed – Ridden by Holly Payne Caravella – Owned by Fox Syndicate – USA
Never Outfoxed (FL), 2006 Gelding, by Veronica’s Sir, out of Caroverse by Opening Verse

Novelle – Owned and ridden by Angela Grzywinkski – USA
Cupid’s Tart (KY), 2002 mare, by Frisk Me Now, out of Teetawk by Lil E. Tee

Petite Flower – Ridden by Buck Davidson – Owned by Caroline and Sherrie Martin – USA
Unregistered (PA), 2002 mare, by Amber’s Lust, out of Tears of a Loss (IRE) by Prince Rupert (FR)

Buck Davidson and Petite Flower. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Buck Davidson and Petite Flower. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Quantum Solace – Ridden by Caroline Martin – Owned by rider and Sherrie Martin – USA
Quantum Solace (ARG), 2005 gelding

Steady Eddie – Ridden by Boyd Martin – Owned by Gretchen Wintersteen, Pierre Colin and Denise Lahey – USA
Steady Eddie (AUS), 2003 gelding, by Jetball out of Tudnela

Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Caroline Martin and Quantum Solace. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Best of luck to all. Go Thoroughbreds!