Belmont Possible for Mr. Hot Stuff
Monday, May 18, 2009
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Mr. Hot Stuff has emerged from his 15th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby last weekend in good condition and is being considered for races on both coasts, trainer Eoin Harty said Thursday.

Owned by WinStar Stable, Mr. Hot Stuff is with Harty's stable at Keeneland. He could be sent to California for an allowance race or New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 6. Harty said he will assess the colt's condition before finalizing plans.

Mr. Hot Stuff, a 28-1 longshot in the Kentucky Derby, finished 23 lengths behind upset winner Mine That Bird. Mr. Hot Stuff was 18th for the first half-mile and was four wide on the final turn before passing a few rivals.

Harty said Mr. Hot Stuff emerged from the race "a little muddy, but none worse for the wear."

The Kentucky Derby was Mr. Hot Stuff's first start on a dirt surface. He had made seven starts on synthetic tracks in California, including a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby last month. The Kentucky Derby was Mr. Hot Stuff's third consecutive stakes appearance. He was third in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes in his stakes debut in February.

In the Santa Anita Derby on April 4, Mr. Hot Stuff finished two lengths behind Pioneerof the Nile, who was second in the Kentucky Derby.

Harty said Mr. Hot Stuff will not start again on a sloppy track, which is what the colt encountered in the Kentucky Derby.

"He seemed to struggle," Harty said.
Honorable Duty latest GSW for Distorted Humor title=
Distorted Humor

Honorable Duty latest GSW for Distorted Humor

Honorable Duty became Distorted Humor's 56th lifetime Graded Stakes Winner on Saturday when he captured the $125,000 Mineshaft H. (G3) at Fair Grounds...

[read more]

Undefeated Redesdale scores by four at Fair Grounds title=
Speightstown

Undefeated Redesdale scores by four at Fair Grounds

Impeccably-bred Redesdale, a 4-year-old son of Speightstown, chalked up his third win in as many starts with a stylish four-length allowance score Feb. 24 at Fair Grounds...

[read more]

Gemologist colt takes George Washington S. (G3) with ease title=
Gemologist

Gemologist colt takes George Washington S. (G3) with ease

Gemologist tallied his first graded stakes winner of 2017 on Feb. 19 when the 3-year-old colt Golden Diamond captured the George Washington S. (G3)...

[read more]

One Liner shines in $500,000 Southwest S. (G3) spotlight title=
One Liner

One Liner shines in $500,000 Southwest S. (G3) spotlight

One Liner came to Oaklawn Park for his first stakes outing in the $500,000 Southwest S., and the 3-year-old colt thrust himself squarely into the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) discussion with a 3 1/2-length victory...

[read more]

Appalachian Gem scores by 3 in Oaklawn MdSpWt title=
Gemologist

Appalachian Gem scores by 3 in Oaklawn MdSpWt

Gemologist, a top-three Second-Crop sire of 2017, got his eighth winner of the year on Monday at Oaklawn Park when Appalachian Gem tallied a three-length maiden special weight score...

[read more]

Astonishing stretch run carries Bodemeister filly to victory title=
Bodemeister

Astonishing stretch run carries Bodemeister filly to victory

Graceful Heart had seemingly nowhere to run at the top of the Tampa Bay Downs turf course stretch, but the 3-year-old daughter of Bodemeister found her way...

[read more]

Daria's Angel flies high in Fair Grounds MdSpWt title=
Gemologist

Daria's Angel flies high in Fair Grounds MdSpWt

Gemologist got his third and most impressive maiden winner of the week on Saturday at Fair Grounds...

[read more]

O Dionysus powers to victory in Miracle Wood S. title=
Bodemeister

O Dionysus powers to victory in Miracle Wood S.

Bodemeister's 3-year-old colt O Dionysus is now a two-time stakes winner following his three-length tally in Saturday's $75,000 Miracle Wood S. at Laurel Park...

[read more]

Two turns suits latest Bodemeister winner title=
Bodemeister

Two turns suits latest Bodemeister winner

Dharmaster made his two-turn debut Feb. 17 at Laurel Park, with the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister coming away with a one-length victory...

[read more]

Star Breeder of the Month: Santa Rosa Partners

Star Breeder of the Month: Santa Rosa Partners

Santa Rosa Partners is the breeder of up-and-coming 3-year-old colt Always Dreaming, who vaulted...

[read more]