March 19, 1994 |
The thoroughbred farm that produced the last two Preakness winners will phase out its operation, beginning by disposing of much of its stock at Keeneland's Summer and Fall Sales. Loblolly co-owner John Ed Anthony said Friday that the dispersal is intended to dissolve the partnership with his former wife, Mary Lynn Dudley, and he plans to remain in racing and breeding and remain active at sales. Loblolly, based at Lake Hamilton, Ark.
April 12, 1993 |
Little Bro Lantis, a 28-1 shot, and Rams Fellow, a 54-1 shot, ran 1-2 from start to finish in the $75,000 Cicero Mile at Sportsman's Park near Chicago on Sunday. Fappiano's Star, a 16-1 shot, rallied from last in the field of 12 4-year-olds and up to finish third. Stalwars, the 2-1 favorite, faded to sixth. Little Bro Lantis, ridden by Heriberto Rivera Jr., ran the mile over a fast track in 1:37 1/5 and returned $59.20, $25 and $14. Rams Fellow, an 8-year-old, paid $43.80 and $13.60.
April 21, 1993 |
In a survey by the Louisville Courier-Journal, there are 16 definite starters and five others that might make it for the Kentucky Derby on May 1. The starters are Prairie Bayou, Personal Hope, Storm Tower, Dixieland Heat, Corby, Bull Inthe Heather, Union City, Wallenda, Rockamundo, Diazo, El Bakan, Kissin Kris, Sea Hero, Wild Gate, Truth Of It All and Mi Cielo. Other candidates are Grand Jewel, Tossofthecoin, Silver Of Silver, Foxtrail and Ragtime Rebel.
April 19, 1992 |
Pine Bluff defeated Lil E. Tee by a neck to win the $500,000 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. The heavily favored son of Danzig covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:49 2/5 in scoring his second consecutive victory. Owned by the Loblolly Stable and trained by Thomas Bohannan, Pine Bluff was fourth early and racing along a slow rail. Jerry Bailey moved the colt off of the rail before the leaders went into the far turn. Lil E.
April 27, 1993 |
The Kentucky Derby field will be close to the 20-horse limit. Probables include Prairie Bayou, Personal Hope, Union City, Storm Tower, Bull Inthe Heather, Wallenda, Sea Hero, El Bakan, Dixieland Heat, Tossofthecoin, Truth Of It All, Kissin Kris, Mi Cielo, Silver Of Silver, Rockamundo, Wild Gale, Ragtime Rebel, Ivory Frontier and the Allen Paulson-owned entry of Corby and Diazo. Marked Tree might also run, which would give John Ed Anthony's Loblolly Farm a second horse to go with Prairie Bayou.
May 17, 1992 |
Pine Bluff cleared up some confusion for his owner, John Ed Anthony, by winning the Preakness on Saturday. Rebounding from a disappointing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, Pine Bluff gave Anthony and his prestigious Loblolly Stable a second Triple Crown win, joining Temperance Hill's 1980 win in the Belmont Stakes. Anthony said he wasn't quite certain what kind of horse he had in Pine Bluff after the Kentucky Derby. "Confusion is a better word than loss of confidence," Anthony said.