Darley stallion Bernardini -- winner of the 2006 Preakness -- is the sire of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rasid al Maktoum's homebred bay colt, who launched his career with a victory on the final weekend of the 2011 Saratoga race Course season. He finished second to Union Rags in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont. Alpha was fractious in the gate of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and was in contention for a half-mile but slowed and finished 11th. He returned to competition on January 7 at Aqueduct and won the Count Fleet Stakes by 2½ lengths. On February 4 at Aqueduct, he came from off the pace to win the Grade 2 Withers by 3¼ lengths before finishing second to Gemologist in the Wood Memorial Stakes in his final prep for the Kentucky Derby. Alpha never threatened while finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby.

Lifetime Stats

2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

September 05, 2014Left Bank S.BELMONT PARK 5
August 17, 2014Alydar S.SARATOGA 3
February 15, 2014Mac Diarmida S.GULFSTREAM PARK25
November 30, 2013Hawthorne Gold Cup H.HAWTHORNE24
November 01, 2013Breeders' Cup Dirt MileSANTA ANITA PARK18
September 28, 2013Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational S.BELMONT PARK16
August 31, 2013Woodward S.SARATOGA11
August 03, 2013Whitney Invitational H.SARATOGA16
July 06, 2013Suburban H.BELMONT PARK24
March 30, 2013Godolphin Mile Sponsored by EtisalatMEYDAN RACECOURSE25
February 07, 2013Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 Sponsored by TabloidMEYDAN RACECOURSE212
November 03, 2012Breeders' Cup ClassicSANTA ANITA PARK112
September 22, 2012Pennsylvania DerbyPARX RACING26
August 25, 2012Travers S.SARATOGA11
July 28, 2012Jim Dandy S.SARATOGA21
May 05, 2012Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! BrandsCHURCHILL DOWNS112
April 07, 2012Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial S.AQUEDUCT12
February 04, 2012Withers S.AQUEDUCT31
January 07, 2012Count Fleet S.AQUEDUCT 1
November 05, 2011Grey Goose Breeders' Cup JuvenileCHURCHILL DOWNS111
October 08, 2011Champagne S.BELMONT PARK12
September 03, 2011 SARATOGA 1