Shea Stuart with Tut’s Revenge.
Coach Shea Stuart, in his first full summer time racing in Kentucky, has a three-horse steady. However two of these horses are scheduled to run in stakes this weekend on the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.
Stuart plans to run Tut’s Revenge in both Saturday’s $70,000 R.A. Cowboy Jones In a single day Stakes at a mile on grime or Sunday’s $100,000 Evan Williams Turf Mile, a race by which Tut’s Revenge was second final 12 months. Stuart additionally has Pyramid Princess for Sunday’s $100,000 Centennial Distaff Turf Mile, a race he hopes serves as a launching pad to working subsequent month at Kentucky Downs.
Each horses are owned by Iowa-based Declare to Fame Stable and are associated – in human phrases, Pyramid Princess could be Tut’s Revenge’s aunt.
Tut’s Revenge completed second by a neck within the $75,000 Jeff Corridor Memorial on July 24. Sunday’s $100,000 Twin Spires Turf Dash at 5 1/2 furlongs is a 3rd possibility for this weekend for the 6-year-old gelding. The 11-time profession winner additionally was second in an Ellis Park allowance final summer time, leaving him with three seconds in three begins on the observe, the defeats coming by two necks and a half-length.
“He ran good on the grime, so we have now numerous choices with him,” Stuart stated. “We have already run second in a stakes right here, and he received a stakes at Canterbury. We’ll see which race right here appears simpler, and attempt to run in the most effective spot the place we are able to get within the winner’s circle.
“He is superior. He’ll attempt 100% every time he goes on the market. He is simply actually cool to be round. Very joyful boy. Likes his associates. Loves peppermints – will get a couple of bag a day. He is proper there each race, and he likes it right here. Likes to observe the horses practice, watches the races each day.”
Pyramid Princess is out of the Elusive High quality mare Triple O’5, who already has produced three stakes-winners. That features Cat 5′ O, the mother of Tut’s Revenge.
The 4-year-old Pyramid Princess will make her stakes debut after profitable three of her 5 begins. She might be racing for the primary time since capturing a second-level allowance race March 5 at Sam Houston in Texas.
“She’s had three actually good works right here to date,” Stuart stated. “She was at Keeneland earlier than she got here right here. Hopefully she’s able to roll.”
The 38-year-old Stuart is a 3rd technology coach across the Midwest and Southwest. He works along with his dad, Clinton, the winner of 1,170 races and at present stabled at Minnesota’s Canterbury Park. Shea Stuart’s first enterprise to the Pea Patch was final summer time, when he was right here for a month with Tut’s Revenge, a triple stakes-winner who has earned of $457,972.
Both Tut’s Revenge or Pyramid Princess might give Stuart his first victory on the Pea Patch. Along with his third horse, My My Munny, ending fifth in an allowance race Sunday after an earlier runner-up effort, Stuart has 4 seconds out of 5 profession Ellis Park begins. He is hoping this meet proves the launching pad to a Kentucky base at Ellis Park whereas returning to Oaklawn Park for the winter.
“I am content material to simply have a small little steady,” stated Stuart, who’s anticipating so as to add a number of 2-year-olds to his Ellis steady quickly. “I do many of the work myself. I am attempting to get moved into Kentucky. It is fairly good as a result of I can keep right here and simply go into Sizzling Springs (Arkansas, for Oaklawn’s five-month meet). I really like the amenities right here. Knock on wooden, I’ve had nothing however good luck right here. It is a good place to coach. It is quiet. I find it irresistible right here.”
The Cowboy Jones Memorial pays tribute to the Ellis Park icon often called a lot for being a personality as for his driving, which included him simply falling simply wanting changing into the primary jockey to win a race in seven completely different many years. Jones died April 25 at age 79.
Saturday’s $70,000 stakes kicks off a giant weekend, with Ellis Park staging 4 $100,000 turf stakes on Sunday: Evan Williams Turf Mile, Centennial Distaff Turf Mile, Twin Spires Turf Dash and Laguna Distaff Turf Dash. Sunday is also RUNHAPPY Greenback Day.
Racing resumes Friday, Sept. 5, with a 12:50 p.m. CT publish. With 5 wins this previous weekend, Brian Hernandez has a 12-9 lead within the jockey standings over Gerardo Corrales midway via the meet. John Ortiz received Sunday’s first race with Frisco Line for his eighth win of the meet, giving him an 8-7 edge over Corridor of Famer Steve Asmussen for main coach. At 4-for-7, Doubledown Stables continues to high the proprietor standings.