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Animal Kingdom

Trainer:   H. Graham Motion
Jockey:   John Velazquez
Owner:   Team Valor International
Foaling Date:   3-20-2008
Pedigree:   Leroidesanimaux - Dalicia by Acatenango
Dosage Profile:   2-0-6-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.67   0.50  
2010 Record:   2 Starts: 1 - 1 - 0, $33,800
Best Beyer Figure:   103
Note:   He broke his maiden in his second start, at Keeneland on October 23, then did not start again until March 11, finishing a close second in a Gulfstream allowance on the turf. He made his stakes debut in the March 26 Vinery Spiral (G3) which he won by 2 3/4 lengths. Robby Albarado was set to ride, but he broke his nose in a race this week and was replaced with John Velazquez who was free once Uncle Mo was scratched. In the Kentucky Derby (G1) he sat 6 lengths off the pace midpack early, came out for room and closed with a rush to win the Roses by 2 3/4 lengths. Was 13th early but rallied late to just miss in the Preakness, finishing 2nd to Shackleford by a half length.

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