More Than Ready's Room Service battles to dead heat in Grade 1 Ashland
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Room Service came from last after a half-mile to finish on even terms with Rosalind in Saturday's $500,000 Ashland S. (G1) at Keeneland.

Along with Ready Signal, who won the $75,000 Powder Break S. at Gulfstream Park, More Than Ready had two stakes winners on the day.

After languishing near the back of the 13-horse field for the first half-mile, Room Service began to advance well off the rail in the second turn. Shaun Bridgmohan took the 3-year-old filly very wide to avoid traffic coming into the short stretch.

Rosalind meanwhile, had gotten the jump earlier, and had a length lead with a furlong to run. Room Service began to eat into that lead, however, and the pair hit the wire together.

The two fillies completed the 1 1/16 miles on the fast main track in 1:43.38 to produce the first dead heat in a Grade 1 race at Keeneland.

“I thought I got nosed out,” said her trainer Wayne Catalano. “From the angle I had, I thought it was very, very close and it looked like I got nosed out. But when it took that long (to determine the winner) I said, ‘OK, I’ll settle for a dead heat now.’ ”

“She has matured and she is learning her job. I was very excited about the way she has settled down and learned how to do things instead of being young and excited."

Catalano said the Oaks decision would be up to the owners.

“I will talk to the owners. They like to run in these big races. That's what we are all in the game for. Mr. (Gary) West is here today and that is a beautiful thing. I don’t get to see him that often and to win a big race was great.”

Room Service received 70 points toward a spot in the starting gate in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on May 2 at Churchill Downs.

Room Service, bred in Kentucky by her owners Gary and Mary West, is out of the Old Trieste mare Dream Lady. Room Service has earned $336,565, with a record of 6-3-1-2. She took the Herecomesthebride S. (G3) earlier this year for her first stakes win.
Visit More Than Ready's Page More Than Ready
More Than Ready colt rallies to $125,000 Gazebo S. win title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready colt rallies to $125,000 Gazebo S. win

Bourne in Nixa went from the back of the pack to first in the final quarter mile to win Oaklawn Park's $125,000 Gazebo S. by 1 3/4-lengths for his first career stakes win...

[read more]

Gemologist filly wins second race in three weeks title=
Gemologist

Gemologist filly wins second race in three weeks

Schema scored her second straight win on Feb. 23 at Turfway Park with a front-running tally in a one mile allowance contest...

[read more]

Magicalmeister takes John Battaglia Memorial for first stakes win title=
Bodemeister

Magicalmeister takes John Battaglia Memorial for first stakes win

Magicalmeister's win in the John Battaglia Memorial S. at Turfway Friday night topped off a terrific day for Bodemeister...

[read more]

Classy Paynter colt shines in Oaklawn Park maiden score title=
Paynter

Classy Paynter colt shines in Oaklawn Park maiden score

Pryor was all business as he drew off to an impressive 5 3/4-length maiden special weight win on Presidents' Day at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Paynter fillies double up for maiden victories title=
Paynter

Paynter fillies double up for maiden victories

Paynter has risen to the #4 spot on the active North American Second-Crop Sire list after a pair of fillies by the young WinStar stallion broke their maidens at Fair Grounds and Laurel Park.

[read more]

Promising Paynter 3YO shines in Santa Anita Park debut title=
Paynter

Promising Paynter 3YO shines in Santa Anita Park debut

Westrock Stables' homebred Ike overcame a four-wide trip to score by a half-length in a Feb. 11 Santa Anita Park maiden special weight for 3-year-olds...

[read more]

Tiznow’s Red Ruby jumps onto Oaks Trail in big way title=

Tiznow’s Red Ruby jumps onto Oaks Trail in big way

Red Ruby, the fast-rising 3-year-old filly by Tiznow, threw her name into the 2018 Kentucky Oaks picture on Jan. 10th after her second straight daylight victory, this one coming in her stakes debut in the $125,000 Martha Washington S. at Oaklawn...

[read more]

Tiznow has top yearling at Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale title=
Tiznow

Tiznow has top yearling at Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale

Glenn Brok made the winning bid of $260,000 for a Tiznow colt at the Feb. 5-6 Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale in Kentucky

[read more]

Check Out the WinStar Farm Super Bowl Commercial

Check Out the WinStar Farm Super Bowl Commercial

[read more]

Champion Roy H kicks off 2018 with big win in Palos Verdes S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

Champion Roy H kicks off 2018 with big win in Palos Verdes S. (G2)

More Than Ready's 2017 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Roy H started 2018 in style with an easy 3 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Palos Verdes S. (G2) Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park...

[read more]