Arlington Million

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July 12, 2014 - BEL

Bolwing Green

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June 7, 2014 - BEL


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May 3, 2014 - CD

Turf Classic

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April 5, 2014 - Kee


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Todd Pletcher


Todd Pletcher won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010. He has trained multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank.

Gary Barber


Gary Barber was born in  Johannesburg, South Africa and currently resides in Los Angeles.  He has three daughters.  Barber studied commerce at Wits University in South Africa on a soccer scholarship.  Always a horse racing fan, Barber in 1982 won an all-expense-paid trip to the Arlington Million from South Africa by picking four horses correctly in order to win a Rand Daily Mail handicapping competition.



Boisterous' sire, Distorted Humor, is popularly associated with dirt runners. The multiple Grade 2-winning son of Forty Niner is best known for siring champion Funny Cide, hero of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness; 2005 Travers victor Flower Alley (himself the sire of this year's Derby/Preakness winner I'll Have Another); Drosselmeyer, winner of the 2010 Belmont Stakes and 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic; and fellow dirt stars Hystericalady, Commentator and Any Given Saturday.

But Distorted Humor is also responsible for a number of major turf winners. Chief among his grass aficionados are Pathfork, the Irish champion two-year-old colt of 2010; recent Prix Jean Prat victor Aesop's Fables; 2004 Australasian Oaks queen Rinky Dink; Australian champion hurdler Some Are Bent; Hong Kong's Hello Pretty; and Americans Fourty Niners Son (third in the 2005 Million), Bit of Whimsy and Justenuffhumor.

Boisterous hails from a productive line of Phipps homebreds. He is closely related to a Grade 1-winning dirt horse in Gold Fever, who scored his signature win in the 1996 NYRA Mile. Gold Fever, by Forty Niner, is a half-brother to Boisterous' dam, Emanating. A dual surface type herself, Emanating captured a minor stakes on dirt and finished third in the Test, and later placed in the Lake Placid and All Along on turf.

Emanating is by Cox's Ridge, the winner of the 1978 Metropolitan Mile and sire of such champions as Life's Magic, Vanlandingham and Cardmania, and broodmare sire of Stephen Got Even and champion sprinter Orientate. Emanating is out of Lead Kindly Light, a Grade 3 winner on turf and herself a half-sister to Grade 3 victor Out of Place. Other family members include Grade 1 hero Bellamy Road and multiple Grade 1 victress Versailles Treaty, the dam of Grade 2 scorer Saarland. 

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