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While spot secure, Dream Shake could bypass Kentucky Derby

April 17th, 2021 by

Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation

While spot secure, Dream Shake could bypass Kentucky Derby

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With multiple horses bowing out this week, the updated Kentucky Derby leaderboard released Friday by Churchill Downs has Dream Shake listed as in the field for the 1 ¼-miles classic on May 1. Whether the assignment is accepted, however, remains to be determined.

Trainer Peter Eurton told HRN on Friday that Dream Shake would work on Saturday at Santa Anita for the first time since finishing third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) behind Rock Your World and Medina Spirit. It is scheduled to be a solo five-furlong drill under Flavien Prat, who was aboard in the Santa Anita Derby, but has the assignment on Hot Rod Charlie in the Kentucky Derby.

“I’m going to breeze tomorrow, then we’ll all sit down and make a decision,” Eurton said. “Probably the middle of next week.”

Dream Shake is already scheduled to ship to Churchill Downs the Tuesday before the Kentucky Derby. If the decision is made to bypass the main event, he would instead contest the $500,000 Pat Day Mile (G2) on the undercard, Eurton said.

Dream Shake is owned by a partnership that includes Exline-Border Racing, who in last year’s delayed Kentucky Derby was represented by Storm the Court, the champion 2-year-old of 2019 trained by Eurton. He finished sixth.

Also co-owned by SAF Racing and Richard Hausman, Dream Shake would be making just his fourth career start at Churchill Downs. The Twirling Candy colt was a splashy debut winner at Santa Anita on Feb. 7 and came back to be third behind Life is Good and Medina Spirit in the March 6 San Felipe (G2) at Santa Anita.

In the 1 1/8-miles Santa Anita Derby, Dream Shake was in the vanguard stalking pacesetter Rock Your World along the inside before flattening out in the stretch to finish 6 1/2-lengths adrift of the winner.

“I was pleased with both efforts,” Eurton said of Dream Shake’s runs in the San Felipe and Santa Anita Derby. “I thought he was stuck inside a little more than I would have like [in the Santa Anita Derby]. He runs much bigger when he’s outside. Other than that, I thought he had a relatively good trip and got a lot of education out of it. He’s still learning.”

Dream Shake would be Eurton’s third Kentucky Derby starter. In addition to Storm the Court, he also finished sixth in 2014 with Dance With Fate.

Churchill Downs’ lists Dream Shake among 16 horses ‘likely’ for the Kentucky Derby, which allows a maximum of 20 runners. The remaining four slots are open for Concert Tour, Caddo River, Highly Motivated and Crowded Trade. All four of those colts are listed as “possible.”

If any of those defect, waiting to slip-in in order of preference are O Besos, Get Her Number, King Fury, Hockey Dad and Keepmeinmind.


2021 Kentucky Derby (G1)

*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
Silks Horse / Sire Rating Trainer / Jockey Last Start Status
Essential Quality
B. Cox
1st, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Rock Your World
Candy Ride
J. Sadler
1st, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Hot Rod Charlie
D. O’Neill
1st, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Concert Tour
Street Sense
B. Baffert
3rd, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Known Agenda
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Florida Derby (G1) 
Medina Spirit
B. Baffert
2nd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
Super Stock
Dialed In
S. Asmussen
1st, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
Midnight Bourbon
S. Asmussen
2nd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Highly Motivated
Into Mischief
C. Brown
2nd, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Soup and Sandwich
Into Mischief
M. Casse
2nd, 2021 Florida Derby (G1) 
Like the King
Palace Malice
W. Ward
1st, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Caddo River
Hard Spun
B. Cox
2nd, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
M. Casse
1st, 2021 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) 
Dream Shake
Twirling Candy
P. Eurton
3rd, 2021 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
Into Mischief
B. Cox
6th, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) 
Hidden Stash
V. Oliver
4th, 2021 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) 
Dynamic One
Union Rags
T. Pletcher
2nd, 2021 Wood Memorial (G2) 
O Besos
G. Foley
3rd, 2021 Louisiana Derby (G2)
Get Her Number
Dialed In
P. Miller
4th, 2021 Arkansas Derby (G1) 
King Fury
K. McPeek
1st, 2021 Lexington (G3) 



Dream Shake finishes third in Santa Anita Derby in California

April 4th, 2021 by

By Dede Biles

A win eluded Dream Shake in the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

But the colt that spent time at the Aiken Training Track when he was younger turned in a respectable effort.

He finished third in the Kentucky Derby prep race at Santa Anita Park in California.

Rock Your World, ridden by Umberto Rispoli, was the winner by 4¼ lengths. The 4-5 favorite, Medina Spirit, finished second, 2½ lengths in front of Dream Shake.

Sent off as the 5-1 third betting choice in the field of nine 3-year-old thoroughbreds, Rock Your World covered 11/8 miles in 1:49.17.

Dream Shake, with Flavien Prat aboard, was the second betting choice at 4-1.

The colt stalked the pace from the inside early but never was able to grab the lead from the front-running Rock Your World.

“We had a good trip,” said Prat, who added that Dream Shake “was traveling well and the race went well.”

The colt had to break from the post position closest to the rail after Roman Centurian, who was in the No. 1 post, was scratched.

It “was not the best spot,” Prat said.

Dream Shake has won once in three career races. In his last outing prior to the Santa Anita Derby, he finished third in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita.

Medina Spirit was the San Felipe runner-up.

Cary Frommer trained Dream Shake while he was in Aiken as a yearling and a 2-year-old.

Peter Eurton currently trains the colt for Exline-Border Racing LLC, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman.

Dream Shake has earned $162,600 during his career.

Foxpointe Thoroughbreds purchased the colt for $32,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale in Kentucky and then he was sent to Frommer in Aiken.

Frommer, as agent, consigned Dream Shake last year to an Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. sale of 2-year-olds in training in June in Florida.

Marette Farrell purchased him for $75,000 for Exline-Border Racing.

Hronis Racing LLC and Talla Racing LLC’s Rock Your World was making his career debut on dirt in the Santa Anita Derby. He won his first two starts on grass.

Rock Your World came into the Santa Anita Derby off of a victory in the Pasadena Stakes on Feb. 27 at Santa Anita.

John Sadler is his trainer.

Aiken-trained Dream Shake set to run in Kentucky Derby prep race in California

April 2nd, 2021 by


Aiken-trained Dream Shake set to run in Kentucky Derby prep race in California 1

Cary Frommer trained Dream Shake, who is entered in the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park in California on Saturday, while the colt was in Aiken.

A colt that spent time at the Aiken Training Track is entered in a major prep race for the Kentucky Derby.

Dream Shake will break from the No. 2 post position Saturday in the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park in California.

Flavien Prat will be his rider.

Based on Dream Shake’s 7-2 morning line odds, he is the second betting choice in the field of 10 3-year-old thoroughbreds.

The favorite, at 5-2, for the 1⅛-mile race is Medina Spirit.

That colt finished second in the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe Stakes on March 6 at Santa Anita.

Life Is Good, the winner, beat Medina Spirit by eight lengths.

Bob Baffert, a member of thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, trains both Life Is Good and Medina Spirit.

An ankle injury discovered after a March 20 workout sidelined Life Is Good, who recently underwent surgery.

Dream Shake was third in the San Felipe, finishing 2¼ lengths behind Medina Spirit.

As a 20-1 longshot in his career debut, Dream Shake cruised to victory on Feb. 7 at Santa Anita.

He won the 6 ½-furlong race by 4¾–lengths.

Cary Frommer was Dream Shake’s trainer when he was at the Aiken Training Track.

He arrived there after Foxpointe Thoroughbreds purchased him for $32,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale in Kentucky.

At first, Dream Shake didn’t impress Frommer.

“He was very big and ‘growthy’ and awkward,” she said. “He was not attractive.”

But her opinion of the colt changed when Dream Shake breezed for the first time, which means he galloped at a much faster than usual pace for a short distance.

“He was a lovely mover,” Frommer said. “He just skimmed across the ground.”

That was early in 2020.

Not long afterward, Dream Shake’s physical appearance started to improve.

“He actually turned into quite a handsome boy,” Frommer said. “He changed from an ugly duckling into a swan.”

Frommer is known in the thoroughbred business as a pinhooker who buys and then resells young horses at public auctions.

But she didn’t have an ownership interest in Dream Shake.

The colt was offered in Frommer’s consignment in June of last year at an Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. sale of 2-year-olds in training in Florida.

Marette Farrell purchased him for $75,000 for Exline-Border Racing.

Prior to the auction, Dream Shake worked an eighth of a mile in 10⅕ seconds.

A minor physical flaw, which could be seen on X-rays, prevented the colt from bringing more money, Frommer believes.

Aiken Trials won't be held in 2021; March 13 event called off because of COVID-19

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Exline-Border Racing, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman currently are Dream Shake’s owners.

He is trained now by Peter Eurton.

The colt’s sire (father) is Twirling Candy.

NBC Sports will televise the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday as part of its “Road to Kentucky Derby” series during a two-hour program that will begin at 5:30 p.m. on NBCSN.

The 147th Kentucky Derby will be held May 1 at Churchill Downs.


March 7th, 2021 by

Following his impressive maiden win,  DREAM SHAKE earned his first black type running 3rd in the  SAN FELIPE S. at  Santa Anita.
DREAM SHAKE was a $75,000 sale to Exline at OBS April consigned by Cary Frommer.


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DREAM SHAKE was a $75,000 sale to Exline at OBS April  consigned by Cary Frommer
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MY BOY PADDY graduates in a MSW at Turfway

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Big MSW win for MY BOY PADDY (Paddy O’Prado) ridden in Aiken by Logan Bearden and trained by Justin Rivera. He obviously loved the synthetic surface at TurfwayPark. After a bump at the start he recovered, was perfectly placed between horses at the far turn and went clear for the win by 1  3/4  lengths for owner/breeder Jellicoe Creek. His earnings now stand at $31,939. Congratulations to all – great way to begin the new year!

ATT Grad Graded SW SIR ANTHONY wins the Allen Jerkens S at Gulfstream + ATT Grad PAULETTE wins at Hawthorne

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At 5, GSW SIR ANTHONY (Mineshaft–Mourette (MSP, $176,271), by Smart Strike, galloped to a win in the 2 mile marathon the listed H. ALLEN JERKENS S., at Gulfstream.  Of his 7 wins lifetime, 4 have been in stakes company, 2 in graded stakes company.
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Lifetime Record: GSW, 28-7-3-4, $493,550

On the same day, PAULETTE (Colonel John) pressed the pace in second and then cleared to win her third race by over 4 lengths. She is also trained by Anthony Miller and is owned by Aimee Bohlman

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