Went the Day Well gave trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International—in 2012 with co-owner Mark Ford—their second straight ticket to the Kentucky Derby (G1) via the Spiral Stakes (G3). John Velazquez was in the irons. Bumped at the start, Went the Day Well closed wide from 17th to be 4th in the Kentucky Derby, beaten less than three lengths. In 2011 the connections' Animal Kingdom took the Spiral, the Derby, and champion 3-year-old honors.
In Lingerie was never challenged in the Bourbonette Oaks (G3), increasing her lead from one length at the first quarter to six lengths at the wire. John Velazquez was aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher and owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber. In Lingerie followed with a G2 win in the Black-Eyed Susan and four months later earned G1 status in the Spinster Stakes.
Owner/trainer Fred Seitz made a last-minute call to enter Flashy Dresser in the Rushaway Stakes and the colt proved him right. He won by half a length in just his second career start while stretching out to two turns and dueling from the six-furlong mark to the wire. Luis Contreras was the winning rider.
Hogy drifted out in the stretch of the Hansel Stakes but had plenty of margin to play with, winning by 6 3/4 lengths. Tanner Riggs was up for trainer Joel Berndt and owner Alice Mettler.