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Alpha (USA)

Age
9
Foal date
11/03/2009
Gender
Horse
Colour
Bay
Sire
Bernardini (USA)
Dam
Munnaya (USA)
Breeder
Darley
Official rating
Career earnings
$1,815,666.99
Starts23Wins6Placed3
DateResultRacecourseRace details
05/09/20145thBelmont Park (USA)Left Bank Stakes (Listed Race) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
17/08/20143rdSaratoga (USA)Alydar Stakes (Listed Race) (4yo+) (Dirt) 4yo+
15/02/20145thGulfstream Park (USA)Mac Diarmida Stakes (Grade 2) (4yo+) (Turf) 4yo+
30/11/20134thHawthorne (USA)Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (Grade 2) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
01/11/20138thSanta Anita (USA)Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
28/09/20136thBelmont Park (USA)Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
31/08/20131stSaratoga (USA)Woodward Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
11/08/20138thHoppegarten (GER)Hoppegartener Fliegerpreis der Poburski Dachtechnik Ost GmbH (Listed Race) 3yo+
03/08/20136thSaratoga (USA)Whitney Invitational Handicap (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
06/07/20134thBelmont Park (USA)Suburban Handicap (Grade 2) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
30/03/20135thMeydan (UAE)Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Etisalat (Group 2) (Tapeta) 3yo+
07/02/201312thMeydan (UAE)Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored By Tabloid (Group 2) (Tapeta) 3yo+
03/11/201212thSanta Anita (USA)Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1) (3yo+) (Dirt) 3yo+
22/09/20126thParx (USA)Pennsylvania Derby (Grade 2) (3yo) (Dirt) 3yo
25/08/20121stSaratoga (USA)Travers Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo) (Dirt) 3yo
28/07/20121stSaratoga (USA)Jim Dandy Stakes (Grade 2) (3yo) (Dirt) 3yo
05/05/201212thChurchill Downs (USA)Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (Grade 1) (3yo) (Dirt) 3yo
07/04/20122ndAqueduct (USA)Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial Stakes (Grade 1) (3yo) (Dirt) 3yo
04/02/20121stAqueduct (USA)Withers Stakes (Grade 3) (Dirt) 3yo
07/01/20121stAqueduct (USA)Count Fleet Stakes (Dirt) (Listed) 3yo
05/11/201111thChurchill Downs (USA)Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Grade 1) (2yo Colts & Geldings) (Dirt) 2yo
08/10/20112ndBelmont Park (USA)Champagne Stakes (Grade 1) (2yo) (Dirt) 2yo
03/09/20111stSaratoga (USA)Maiden Special Weight (Dirt) 2yo
Alpha (USA) Bernardini (USA) A.P. Indy (USA) Seattle Slew (USA)
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1989 Weekend Surprise (USA)
1980
2003 Cara Rafaela (USA) Quiet American (USA)
1986
1993 Oil Fable (USA)
1986
2009 Munnaya (USA) Nijinsky (CAN) Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
1967 Flaming Page (GB)
1959
1991 Hiaam (USA) Alydar (USA)
1975
1984 Kamar (CAN)
1976
Very smart; second to Union Rags in Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont but flopped in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile; won first two starts of 2012 at Aqueduct, the Listed Count Fleet Stakes and the Grade 3 Withers Stakes, before second in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at same venue; never in contention in the Kentucky Derby, but then won the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and Grade 1 Travers (dead-heated in latter), both at Saratoga; lost his way afterwards, including tried in Dubai, but back to best when taking the 2013 Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, again showing a liking for Saratoga, albeit was helped by an easy lead with blinkers on; below form since, including tried on turf at Gulfstream Park in the Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes in February 2014; stays 1m2f; acts on fast and sloppy dirt.