Omnisurface Watch

Mine That Bird, Omnisurface Star?

Posted in Omnisurface Watch on July 4th, 2010 by dana – Comments Off

(Sarah K. Andrew)

2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird makes the first start of his 4-year-old campaign today in the Grade 2 Firecracker Handicap at Churchill Downs. This will be his first attempt at turf.

You may remember that Mine That Bird spent his 2-year-old campaign at Woodbine running on synthetics and won several stakes races including the Grade 3 Grey. His only win on dirt came over the slop, but can he also get a graded win on turf? We’ll see!

Update: Mine That Bird was off the board but Prioress winner Franny Freud is an Omnisurface Star! We’ll add her in a bit.

Is Evening Jewel Next?

Posted in Omnisurface Watch on May 30th, 2010 by dana – Comments Off

(Jamie Newell)

Evening Jewel, the 3-year old filly who gave champion Blind Luck a run for her money in the Kentucky Oaks, is set to try turf for the first time on Monday in the Grade 2 Hollywood Honeymoon at Hollywood Park.

She’s won the Grade 1 Ashland on synthetic and, as mentioned earlier, placed to Blind Luck on dirt. Best of luck to her in her first attempt on turf!

Update: She did it! Evening Jewel is our latest Omnisurface Star!