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Current Odds: 9-2 B. h. 5, by Dynaformer - Ioya Two, by Lord At War (ARG)
Race HistoryDownload Past Performances
July 14, 2012 - AP
Stars and Stripes
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June 16, 2012 - AP
Black Tie Affair Handicap
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May 19, 2012 - AP
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Chris Block was born December 10, 1966, in Champaign, Ill. He was introduced to racing when his father, David, bought a claiming horse while Chris was in grade school. He went to school for Equine Management in Champaign. Chris worked for Bill Mott at Arlington, Canterbury and Churchill. Took out his trainer’s license in 1989 and saddled his first winner, La Fab, on May 2, 1991 at Sportsman’s Park.
Jeffrey Sanchez was born October 18, 1985 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father, Raul Sanchez, was a jockey in Puerto Rico and his uncle, Milton Figueroa, was also a rider and has been a maintenance team member at Calder Race Course for years. Sanchez entered the Puerto Rico's jockey school at age 17, and after completion rode in races at El Comandante racetrack for three months. He won two races there before coming to Gulfstream Park in 2005.
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Son of top turf sire Dynaformer is out of Ioya Two who was a Grade Three winner on this course and who has already produced solid Grade Three turf winner Amazing Results. Ioya Bigtime had been in poor form since closing well to finish second to leading older horse Wise Dan in last fall’s Fayette Stakes at Keeneland until springing an upset in the Stars And Stripes on this course in July over a mile and a half in his most recent start. Five-year-old now has a record of 7-2-0-3 on the Arlington main track for trainer Chris Block who wins with 17% of his runners in stakes races and who has won with 20% of his starters this meet and bay can be dangerous running from just off the pace over a distance that will suit him with Jeffrey Sanchez retaining the mount.