It's Tricky (horse)

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It's Tricky
Sire Mineshaft
Grandsire A.P. Indy
Dam Catboat
Damsire Tale of the Cat
Sex Filly
Foaled 2008
Country United States
Colour Bay
Breeder Stonerside Stable
Owner Godolphin Racing LLC
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin
Record 12: 8–3–0
Earnings $1,166,500
Major wins
Busher Stakes (2011)
Acorn Stakes (2011)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2011)
Top Flight Handicap (2012)
Distaff Handicap (2012)
Ogden Phipps Handicap (2012)

It's Tricky (foaled February 26, 2008 in Kentucky) is an American Thoroughbred racemare. She was sired by Mineshaft, who also sired the Kentucky Derby contender, Dialed In. She is out of the mare Catboat. Owned by Godolphin Racing LLC and trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, in 2011 she won the Busher Stakes, the Acorn Stakes and the Coaching Club American Oaks.[1]

2010 season[edit]

On November 28, 2010, It's Tricky won her first race a 6 furlong maiden race. She was ridden by Alan Garcia.

2011 season[edit]

On January 26, 2011, It's Tricky won the 1 mile 70 yards long allowance race with Eddie Castro.

On February 20, 2011, It's Tricky won the Busher Stakes going 1 mile 70 yards with Eddie Castro. She won by 8 lengths as a favourite. She was perfect in three starts.[2]

On April 2, 2011, It's Tricky finished 4th in the Gulfstream Park Oaks to R Heat Lightning. Her jockey was Alan Garcia.

On June 11, 2011, It's Tricky won the Acorn Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths over the favorite Turbulent Descent.[3]

On July 23, 2011, It's Tricky won the Coaching Club American Oaks. She beat the strong field of Joyful Victory, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes winner Royal Delta, Mother Goose Stakes winner Buster's Ready and Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty.[4]

2012 Season[edit]

On March 3, 2012, It's Tricky won the Grade II Top Flight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack under jockey Ramon Dominguez.

On April 14, 2012, It's Tricky won the Distaff Handicap as the favorite, and on May 28, 2012, she won the Ogden Phipps Handicap.


Career statistics[edit]

Finish Jockey Race 1st 2nd 3rd Time
2nd Beldame Invitational Stakes Royal Delta It's Tricky
3rd Personal Ensign Handicap Love And Pride It's Tricky
1st E. Castro Ogden Phipps Handicap It's Tricky Cash for Clunkers Awesome Maria 1:41.73
1st E. Castro Distaff Handicap It's Tricky C C's Pal Dontbeshy I’ll Buy 1:22.39
1st Ramon Dominguez Top Flight Handicap It's Tricky
1st E. Castro Coaching Club American Oaks It's Tricky Plum Pretty Royal Delta 1:49.15
1st E. Castro Acorn Stakes It's Tricky Turbulent Descent Her Smile 1:25:48
4th A. Garcia Gulfstream Oaks R Heat Lightning Island School Salary Drive 1:49:27
1st E. Castro Busher Stakes It's Tricky Daring Realty Portside 1:43:21
1st E. Castro Allowance It's Tricky Buster's Ready Le Mi Geaux 1:44:59
1st A. Garcia MSW It's Tricky Dattts Cool Kerffufle 1:10:84


Pedigree of It's Tricky (USA), Bay filly, 2008
A.P. Indy
Seattle Slew Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Weekend Surprise Secretariat
Lassie Dear
Prospectors Delite
Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Up The Flagpole Hoist The Flag
The Garden Club
Tale Of The Cat
Storm Cat Storm Bird
Yarn Mr. Prospector
Northern Fleet
Afleet Mr. Prospector
Polite Lady
Glenorthern Northern Fling