Derby/Oaks Bulletin: Tuesday, Apr. 23


Serengeti Empress | Coady

• Trainer Blaine Wright said via text Tuesday morning that Peter Redekop’s Anothertwistafate (Scat Daddy), runner-up in the GIII Lexington S. at Keeneland Apr. 13, would be flying back to his home base at Golden Gate in Northern California and train there for the GI Preakness S. Anothertwistafate earned a berth in the Preakness by winning the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Feb. 16.

Serengeti Empress (Alternation), heroine of the GII Rachel Alexandra S., fired a five-furlong bullet in :58.20 (1/30) at Churchill Tuesday morning. She was vanned off after finishing a distant seventh as the 1-5 favorite in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks Mar. 23. “She bled through the nostrils after the Fair Grounds Oaks,” said trainer Tom Amoss outside his barn, minutes after an endoscopic exam showed her lungs following a five-furlong workout were clear. Amoss added, “We’re a go, as long as she looks good tomorrow, and trains correctly, we’ll run in the [GI] Kentucky Oaks.”

• Medallion Racing and MyRacehorse have acquired an interest in GII Fair Grounds Oaks heroine and GI Kentucky Oaks candidate Street Band (Istan). She is trained by Larry Jones, who campaigns the homebred filly with his wife, Cindy Jones, and Ray Francis. “Our goal is to provide our investors with the very best of American racing, and there is no bigger stage than the Kentucky Oaks,” Medallion Racing Manager Phillip Shelton said. MyRacehorse Founder Michael Behrens added, “ is about giving fans the opportunities to have ownership in great horses with great horsemen. Street Band and her team are a perfect embodiment of exactly that.”

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