SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013
Akeed Mofeed finds seam in time in HK Cup
Pan Sutong's highly-regarded Irish import Akeed Mofeed hadn't won since the
Hong Kong Derby back in March, but the Richard Gibson trainee once again
delivered on the big occasion in Sunday's Group 1 Hong Kong Cup. Trapped on the
inside for much of the stretch, Sha Tin maestro Douglas Whyte sensed a seam
developing, and Akeed Mofeed burst through time to deny Japanese pacesetter
Tokei Halo and French star Cirrus des Aigles. American hopeful Little Mike tired
to ninth after stalking early.
Whyte was capping a coveted Group 1 double, having steered comebacker
Glorious Days to triumph in the Hong Kong Mile one race earlier. Ironically,
Glorious Days had run down Gold-Fun, representing the same connections as Akeed
Mofeed. Whyte subsequently made up to Sutong and Gibson by masterminding the
winning trip in the Cup.
Tokei Halo was projected to go forward early, and so he did through splits of
:25 3/5, :50 2/5, 1:15 3/5 and 1:39 3/5 on the good-to-firm turf. Same World
slotted into second, Little Mike was in the clear in third. The rail-drawn Akeed
Mofeed was reserved in fifth, hemmed in by Cirrus des Aigles to his outside.
Hong Kong Horse of the Year Military Attack, in contrast, was unhurried near the
tail of the 12-horse field.
Entering the stretch, Tokei Halo was challenged by Cirrus des Aigles on the
outside. Akeed Mofeed tried to spear through on the fence, but Tokei Halo shut
the door on that maneuver, and Whyte had to sit and suffer. Cirrus des Aigles
could not maintain his position along Tokei Halo's flank, however, and as he
came out a bit, Akeed Mofeed finally had his opportunity.
Whyte angled his mount to the newfound daylight, and the race was over.
Quickening stylishly on the proverbial dime, Akeed Mofeed pulled one length
clear in a final time of 2:01 4/5.
Tokei Halo kept on doggedly for runner-up honors, a half-length ahead of
Cirrus des Aigles and the closing Military Attack, who came up a whisker short
of third. Great Britain's Side Glance checked in fifth, followed by Blazing
Speed, fellow Brit Grandeur, German shipper Neatico, Little Mike, Same World,
Endowing and Rainbow Chic.
Akeed Mofeed's first international Group 1 victory advanced his line to
14-5-2-1. Originally trained by John Oxx in Ireland, the Dubawi colt crushed a
Leopardstown maiden by five lengths and concluded his juvenile career with a
close second in the 2011 Beresford. He wasn't ready to resume at three until the
Irish Derby, when he wound up a remote fourth of five behind Camelot. Akeed
Mofeed romped in the Platinum at Cork in his only other start of 2012.
Exported to Hong Kong, Akeed Mofeed was a red-hot prospect for the local
Derby. Gibson put his new recruit on that trial, commencing with a third in a
January 12 handicap and a fast-finishing sixth in the February 17 Hong Kong
Classic Cup. After a commanding 2 1/2-length display in a March 2 handicap,
Akeed Mofeed justified favoritism in the March 17 Derby. He next tried an
international field in the April 28 Queen Elizabeth II Cup, but checked in fifth
to Military Attack.
Akeed Mofeed didn't put his best foot forward in his first two outings of the
new Hong Kong season this fall. Ninth in the October 1 National Day Cup and
seventh in the October 27 Sha Tin Trophy, he rebounded with a near-miss to
Endowing in the November 17 Jockey Club Cup. Akeed Mofeed was primed for a
career-best on Sunday, thus turning the tables on both Military Attack and
Endowing, and raising his sights for glory further afield.
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Glorious Days spearheads local sweep in HK Mile
Runner-up to the now-sidelined Ambitious Dragon in last year's Group 1 Hong
Kong Mile, Tom Brown's Syndicate's Glorious Days made light of a six-month
layoff, and post 13, on Sunday to keep the prize in local hands for the eighth
consecutive year. Masterfully brought to peak condition by trainer John Size,
and patiently ridden by Douglas Whyte, the Australian-bred gelding spearheaded
an all-Hong Kong trifecta, while Europeans Moonlight Cloud and Sky Lantern both
disappointed at Sha Tin.
Glorious Days had not been seen since finishing 11th in the June 2 Yasuda
Kinen at Tokyo to Lord Kanaloa, the brilliant winner of Sunday's Group 1 Hong
Kong Sprint earlier on the card. Size was in no hurry to force the issue when
the six-year-old needed time to come to himself, and the seven-time champion
trainer was rewarded with an overdue first victory in the Hong Kong
American shipper King Kreesa flashed his trademark speed through fractions of
:24 3/5 and :47 4/5 on the good-to-firm turf, but Helene Spirit pressed him
every step of the way. Favored Gold-Fun, boasting the best current form among
the local brigade, was parked in an ideal spot in third. Moonlight Cloud was
about midpack on the outside, Sky Lantern followed in her slipstream, and
Glorious Days was anchored behind her.
Helene Spirit shook off King Kreesa after six furlongs in 1:10 3/5, but
Gold-Fun was bearing down in the stretch. As the favorite charged forward and
threatened to extend his winning streak to four, it became apparent that
Moonlight Cloud and Sky Lantern would never land a blow.
Instead, Glorious Days kicked into high gear, and his turn of foot
overwhelmed Gold-Fun. The son of Hussonet won going away by three-quarters of a
length and stopped the clock in 1:33 3/5.
Deep closer Packing Whiz got up for third, a half-length ahead of Ireland's
Gordon Lord Byron, who replicated his fourth-place performance in the 2012 Mile.
Real Specialist, the winner's stablemate, crossed the wire fifth. Moonlight
Cloud, Helene Spirit, Dan Excel, Xtension, Pure Champion, Shamalgan, King Kreesa,
Australian raider Linton and a flat Sky Lantern rounded out the order of finish.
Glorious Days, who now sports a mark of 17-8-5-1, was scoring a breakthrough
at the international Group 1 level, and continuing his trend of running well
fresh. The winner of his lone start in New Zealand for Stephen McKee in March
2011, he kicked off his Hong Kong career with an impressive tally in a handicap
that November. Glorious Days remained perfect while climbing the class ladder in
his next three outings. He suffered his first loss when just headed by Lucky
Nine in the 2012 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup. After again missing narrowly in the
Chairman's Trophy and in the Champions Mile, Glorious Days shipped to Tokyo for
the Yasuda Kinen and wound up 14th.
Resuming in last fall's Sha Tin Trophy, Glorious Days finished second to the
mighty Ambitious Dragon. Size decided that blinkers could end his seconditis,
and the equipment change had the desired effect as he overturned the Dragon in
the Jockey Club Mile. The Dragon exacted revenge next time in the Hong Kong
Mile, but Glorious Days bounced back with a domestic Group 1 coup in the January
20 Stewards' Cup. He ended the 2012-13 Hong Kong season with a third to the
Dragon in the March 17 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup and a fourth to Dan Excel in
the May 5 Champions Mile, followed by another fruitless venture in the Yasuda
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Star Harbour basks in Sunshine State
|Star Harbour just held off the late charge of Jackson Bend
(yellow hat) to take the Sunshine State
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Star Harbour emerged from more than a two-month layoff to capture his
first stakes on Sunday in the $100,000
Sunshine State Stakes for state-breds at Gulfstream Park in his initial
start for trainer Bobby Dibona
The five-year-old horse battled in the early going with Cat Five
Hurricane, who poked a head in front after the first two furlongs to post an
opening quarter in :22 1/5. Star Harbour took back over control of the race to
run a half-mile in :44 3/5, as Cat Five Hurricane was eased up midturn.
Bahamian Squall, the 2012 winner of this stakes, stalked the
pace and was all out around the far turn but could not cut into Star Harbour's
lead. The son of Indian Charlie widened his advantage to two lengths in the
stretch, but that lead quickly diminished as Jackson Bend was mounting a late
charge on the outside. Star Harbour was shown the whip from jockey Paco Lopez
and held on by a half-length in the end.
The 8-5 favorite covered seven furlongs in 1:21 2/5 over the
fast main track and paid his bettors $5.20 for the win.
Jackson Bend took second and it was another 1 1/4 lengths back
to Bahamian Squall in third. Close It Out and Fort Loudon finished fourth and
fifth, respectively. Cat Five Hurricane was eased and had to be vanned off.
Star Harbour broke his maiden as a three-year-old at Belmont
Park in October 2011 in his fourth career start. He did not make his stakes
debut until earlier this year in the Florida Sunshine Million Sprint Stakes,
finishing fifth at this venue. He would cross the wire in seventh in the Sprint
Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs in April before coming in third the following month in
an optional claiming race at Belmont.
Star Harbour captured a claiming race by 12 lengths at Saratoga
on August 29 following a three-month layoff and was claimed by his current
owners, Marco Thoroughbred Corporation. The bay was exiting a third-place finish
in the Duck Dance Stakes at Belmont on October 6, and with Sunday's score he now
has a career line of 20-6-5-4, $337,635.
Bred in Florida by Peter and Anne Vegso, Star Harbour is out of
the stakes-winning Boston Harbor mare Snug Harbour, who is a half-sister to
stakes victor Tee Cat. His third dam is Grade 3 scorer Top of My Life and his
female family also includes Grade 1 winner For Once'n My Life.
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NORTH AMERICAN GRADED STAKES
|HOLLYWOOD STARLET S.
(G1), BHP, $500,500, 2YO, F, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||7||STREAMING, f, 2, Smart Strike--Teeming, by Storm Cat. O-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc (J G Sikura) and McGhee, Edward, B-Hill 'N' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc & Edward McGhee (KY), T-Bob Baffert, J-Martin Garcia, $260,000.
||2||Taste Like Candy, f, 2, Candy Ride (ARG)--My Success, by A.P. Indy. ($50,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Bad Boy Racing LLC and Whizway Farms, B-Robert E
& Lawana L Low (KY), $90,000.
||5||Untapable, f, 2, Tapit--Fun House, by Prized. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY), $60,000.
|Also Ran: Rosalind, Arethusa, Bajan, Be Proud, Concave.|
|Winning Time: 1:44 4/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 1HF, 1 1/4, NO.|
|Odds: 10.80, 2.50, 3.90.|
Streaming takes center stage in Hollywood Starlet
Although Streaming was a debut maiden winner for Hall of Fame trainer Bob
Baffert, the blueblood was overlooked at odds of 10-1 in Saturday's Grade 1,
Hollywood Starlet. But the Smart Strike lass out of a half-sister to
champions Rags to Riches upstaged her rivals, stamping herself as a rising star
in this last-ever running of the juvenile fillies' feature at Hollywood Park.
|Streaming was just supplemented to the Starlet off her debut maiden score
The betting public was focused on Rosalind, sent off as the 8-5 favorite in
the wake of her third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies; Taste Like Candy, a
5-2 chance who was a smashing winner first out for Hall of Famer Jerry
Hollendorfer; and Pocahontas heroine Untapable, a troubled eighth in the
Juvenile Fillies and the 7-2 third choice here.
Yet Streaming, who was only just supplemented to the Starlet off her November
15 premiere, outshone them all and stole the spotlight.
"We've really been high on this filly," Baffert said of the Hill 'n' Dale
Equine Holdings and Edward McGhee homebred.
"It was too late to get a race into her to run her in the Breeders' Cup,"
Baffert added. "I wasn't sure if I was going to run her in here because I didn't
nominate her. Her last two works showed she could really sit off a horse.
"When I saw her up there at 14-1 (before closing at 10-1), I told (owner)
John (Sikura) when you supplement ($10,000 plus an additional $10,000 to start),
you're supposed to be 8-5. You're always hoping they'll run like they train and
how they're bred.
"We've been lucky to win some Starlets (three) and especially with this being
the last one. She's really special. I think we saw something special today."
Taste Like Candy, stretching out from a 5 1/2-furlong maiden to two turns,
sped to the early lead. Streaming, likewise tackling a route for the first time,
was bumped by Arethusa at the start. But Streaming soon recovered beneath Martin
Garcia and moved up to prompt Taste Like Candy through fractions of :23 4/5 and
:47 4/5 on the Cushion Track. After ratcheting up the pressure on the leader
through six furlongs in 1:12 4/5, Streaming put her head in front. Untapable
commenced her rally into third on the far turn, but wasn't going well enough to
reach the top two.
Streaming continued to hold the upper hand at the top of the stretch, despite
Taste Like Candy's game attempt to come back on the inside. The farther they
went, the more powerful Streaming became, until she drew 1 1/2 lengths clear at
the wire in a final time of 1:44 4/5 for 1 1/16 miles. The overlay fueled a win
payout of $23.60.
|The Breeders' Cup form took a knock, with Rosalind (far left) and Untapable (second left) beaten by a pair of stakes debutantes
"My filly was really sharp," Garcia said, "and I just let her break and was
able to get a good position. I held my position outside and when I asked her to
go she gave me more. She was very impressive."
Taste Like Candy's connections were pleased with her runner-up performance.
"Well, I didn't expect to be on the lead," jockey Rafael Bejarano said, "but
my filly broke really sharp and when I saw that nobody wanted to go, I just went
to the lead. It was a real strong pace rounding the first turn, but I tried to
relax my filly. The winner was right behind me and chasing me and was always
running real strong."
"The winner did the same thing we did," Hollendorfer said, referring to
running in a Grade 1 after breaking her maiden. "I thought she ran even better
than she did last time, but we were second best. We're happy with this effort."
Taste Like Candy had 1 1/4 lengths to spare over Untapable, who saved third
from the closing Rosalind by a nose.
Even in defeat, Untapable proved that she'd turned the page from her
Breeders' Cup debacle.
"Coming into the stretch I loved her chances, but then she kind of evened
out," trainer Steve Asmussen said. "That's just where she's at right now. It's a
nice rebound from where she ran in the Breeders' Cup."
Arethusa, Bajan, Be Proud and the eased Concave concluded the order of
Now a perfect two-for-two, Streaming brandishes a bankroll of $287,000. The
Kentucky-bred bay opened her career in a six-furlong maiden at Hollywood,
rallying from just off the pace to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths.
|The regally-bred Streaming's value has now skyrocketed
Streaming boasts a superb pedigree. She is a half-sister to three stakes
performers -- Canadian stakes winner Cascading and the stakes-placed pair of
Distracting and Gifting. Their dam, the Storm Cat mare Teeming, is a winning
daughter of Grade 2 queen Better Than Honour.
Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour is famous for producing back-to-back
Belmont Stakes winners in Jazil (2006) and Rags to Riches (2007). Champion Rags
to Riches became the first filly to win the third jewel of the Triple Crown
since the dawn of the 20th century. She defeated Curlin, who ironically is by
Streaming's Sire, Smart Strike. Rags to Riches landed three other Grade 1s
during her Eclipse Award-winning campaign, sweeping the Las Virgenes, Santa
Anita Oaks and Kentucky Oaks.
Better Than Honour is also responsible for Casino Drive, the 2008 Peter Pan
hero who aimed to give his dam a Belmont three-peat, only to be scratched on the
morning of the race, and Irish highweight stayer Man of Iron, winner of the 2009
Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Streaming's third dam is 1982 Kentucky Oaks star Blush with Pride. She has
produced Group 3 scorer Turnberry Isle, by Deputy Minister and thus a full
brother to Better Than Honour; Group 2 winner Smolensk, herself the dam of
stakes scorers Martha's Moon and Can the Man, third-place finisher in last
summer's Del Mar Futurity; and Group 1-placed Maryinsky, who has foaled European
co-champion filly Peeping Fawn and French Group 1-winning sire Thewayyouare.
Streaming's fourth dam, Broodmare of the Year Best in Show, is the ancestress
of such luminaries as El Gran Senor, Try My Best, Xaar, Aldebaran and Spinning
(G2), BHP, $151,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||5||BROKEN SWORD, f, 3, Broken Vow--Katana (NZ), by Volksraad (GB). ($20,000 '11 KEESEP; $60,000 2012 PEGFEB). O-Mark Dedomenico LLC, Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George, B-SF Bloodstock LLC (KY), T-Jerry Hollendorfer, J-Joel Rosario, $90,000.
||3||Fiftyshadesofhay, f, 3, Pulpit--Quiet Kim, by Real Quiet. ($175,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E and Weitman, Paul, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $30,000.
||2||Warren's Veneda, f, 3, Affirmative--More Cal Bread, by Flying Continental. O-Benjamin C Warren, B-Benjamin C Warren (CA), $18,000.
|Also Ran: Champagneandcaviar, Curvy Cat, Spellbound, Magic Union, Charm the Maker, Charlie Em (GB).|
|Winning Time: 1:42 4/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 4 1/4, 5HF, 2 1/4.|
|Odds: 7.90, 1.10, 3.70.|
Broken Sword is sharp in Bayakoa triumph
|Broken Sword was the easiest of winners in the Bayakoa
Broken Sword took command of Saturday's Grade 2, $151,000
Handicap at Hollywood Park from the onset and never looked back in her
second straight wire job. Previously the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee led
gate-to-wire in an optional claimer at Golden Gate Fields, but the bay filly
graduated to the big leagues when finishing 1 1/16 miles over the Cushion Track
in 1:42 4/5 on Saturday.
Broken Sword lulled her Bayakoa rivals into a false sense of security while
under a snug hold from jockey Joel Rosario. The sophomore daughter of Broken Vow
set splits of :23 1/5, :46 2/5, 1:11 2/5 and 1:36 2/5 while maintaining a
sizeable margin over her nearest pursuers on the backstretch. Entering the
stretch, the bay lass was still going strong and had more than enough to
withstand the late run from even-money favorite Fiftyshadesofhay to score by 4
"I thought I was going
to be in front -- I knew she had speed," Rosaio said. "I tried to take the lead because I know
she likes to run like that. I knew it was a tough race, but hopefully we had
something left turning for home.
"She really did it easy. She was pinning her
ears back and forth. I was very comfortable turning for home and I thought we
had a pretty good chance to win."
Campaigned by Mark Dedomenico LLC, Hollendorfer and George Todaro, Broken
Sword was sent off the 7-1 fourth choice and returned $17.80 for the win.
"I didn't think we'd be out there on an easy lead like that," Hollendorfer
think (Fiftyshadesofhay) had some trouble on the break. That may have
contributed to our win."
Fiftyshadesofhay suffered trouble throughout the race and came flying down the
stretch once she and jockey Martin Garcia finally got clear. It was too little,
too late, though, to give trainer Bob Baffert a stakes double following
Streaming's Hollywood Starlet victory earlier on the card.
"She just broke
bad," jockey Martin Garcia lamented about Fiftyshadesofhay's trip. "She was a little nervous in the gate. The stumble just got me. All I could
do was try to make my run, but it was too late. I don't know if we were going to
beat the winner anyway. She was going pretty fast up there."
"She was acting up
in the gate a little bit. She just wasn't standing right," Baffert noted. "She's a little
immature and she gets a little excited. She got shuffled all the way back and
just had to make up too much. It's just bad luck. She ran well though. I'm
surprised she ran second, as far back as she was."
Warren's Veneda was another 5 1/2 lengths behind in third, while Champagneandcaviar completed the top four under the wire. Curvy Cat just missed
the superfecta by a head and was followed by Spellbound, Magic Union, Charm the
Maker and Charlie Em. Customer Base was withdrawn.
Broken Sword was actually making her second stakes start in this spot, which
improved her resume to read 8-3-0-3 and increased her bankroll to $156,660. The
filly made her racing debut in July 2012 at Pleasanton and was an impressive
first-out winner with an 11-length score in the Juan Gonzalez Memorial on dirt.
She wouldn't be seen in competition again until showing up for her sophomore bow
on April 28 at Golden Gate Fields, where she finished a neck third against
optional claiming company.
Broken Sword continued running against those types of horses for her next
three starts. She was fifth and third in her next two over Hollywood's turf,
then switched to Del Mar's green to fill the fifth spot yet again on August 21.
Another third followed on the grass, this time in an allowance at Golden Gate
Fields, before she returned to the winner's circle in her last effort on that
track's synthetic Tapeta.
"When this filly broke her maiden, we thought she could
be any kind of horse, then she didn't do what we wanted her to do right away.
Now she is. Sometimes they just turn around," Hollendorfer remarked.
Bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock LLC, Broken Sword has been purchased at
auction twice. She brought $20,000 as a Keeneland September yearling prior to
being bought for $60,000 from a 2012 February sale conducted by the North
American Thoroughbred Horse Company and Pegasus Equine Rehabilitation & Training
Broken Sword is out of the Volksraad mare Katana, who was named New Zealand's
2003 highweight filly at two. Katana is a half-sister to the dam of dual Group 3-placed listed winner
and fellow Volksraad-sired Smitten Kitten. Broken
Sword's fourth dam is Dreamy Jeannie, who is the grandam of multiple Australian
and New Zealand highweight and champion Mr. Tiz.
|TROPICAL TURF H.
(G3), CRC, $100,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8MT, 12-7.||2||SPEAKING OF WHICH (IRE), c, 4, Invincible Spirit (IRE)--Suitably Discreet, by Mr. Prospector. O-Moyglare Stud Farm, Ltd, B-Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd (IRE), T-Christophe Clement, J-Joe Bravo, $59,520.
||1||Tetradrachm, g, 4, Badge of Silver--Igraine, by Cherokee Run. O-Wachtel Stable, B-Mrs Jerry Amerman (KY), $19,200.
||4||Bad Debt, g, 6, Grand Reward--Pleasant Ring, by Pleasant Tap. O-Robert Leibner, B-Pennston Farms Inc (FL), $9,600.
|Also Ran: Heiko, Grand Tito, Paris Vegas, Reflecting, Exothermic, Live in Joy.|
|Winning Time: 1:50 (gd)|
|Margins: 1, 3/4, HF.|
|Odds: 4.60, 2.20, 2.60.|
Speaking of Which gets last word in Tropical Turf
Moyglare Stud's homebred Speaking of Which had been something of an
underachiever this season, but the Christophe Clement trainee finally broke
through with his first American graded victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000
Tropical Turf Handicap at Calder. Well handled by Joe Bravo, the Irish Group
3 veteran swept down the center of the course to outkick hedge-skimming 2-1
favorite Tetradrachm by a length.
|Speaking of Which, a promising three-year-old for Dermot Weld last season, might have turned the corner for Christophe Clement
(Joe Ganley/EquiSport Photos)
Speaking of Which was one of two Clement entrants, along with defending
champion Philly Ace. But Philly Ace had not run since his victory in the 2012
Tropical Turf, and he ended up being scratched from this projected comeback.
Pegged at 10-1 on the morning line, Speaking of Which was bet down to the
fourth choice at 9-2. The well-bred son of Invincible Spirit had shown real
talent for Dermot Weld in 2012. After romping in the Gallinule at the Curragh in
just his third career start, he concluded his Irish career with a third versus
older horses in the Kilternan at Leopardstown. Speaking of Which shipped to
Southern California for the Twilight Derby, where he looked home free before
being nailed by Grandeur at the wire. He had much worse luck next time in the
Hollywood Derby. Drafting just behind the leaders turning for home, he appeared
to clip heels, checked badly, and never recovered, just loping home last.
Speaking of Which subsequently joined Clement, but disappointed as the 7-5
favorite in the May 4 Fort Marcy. He rebounded from that last-of-six effort when
outclassing allowance foes at Monmouth on June 21. Back up in class for the July
13 Man o' War, Speaking of Which made an early move before fading to seventh.
The four-year-old was not seen again until the November 10 Three Coins Up at
Aqueduct, closing belatedly for fifth. Speaking of Which figured to improve off
that tightener, and he put it all together on Saturday.
"He always showed some turnout in Europe, and he showed some good races
here," assistant trainer Thomas Brandebourger said. "He worked very well this
last week, so we were pretty confident he was going to run a big race. He had a
great ride and he won easy, so that's a great race."
As expected, Heiko set up shop on the front end and carved out tepid splits
of :24 2/5, :50 and 1:14 1/5 on the good turf course. Bad Debt stalked in
second, with Tetradrachm well placed on the inside and Grand Tito in striking
range on the outside. Speaking of Which was nestled among horses in fifth, but
traveling superbly and giving the impression of a coiled spring.
Although Bad Debt accosted Heiko turning for home, Speaking of Which and
Tetradrachm were making smart headway into contention on either side of the
battling leaders. Tetradrachm had the advantage of saving all of the ground, but
Speaking of Which was building up irresistible momentum wider out. Speaking of
Which forged clear to finish 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 and rewarded his loyalists with
$11.20 to win.
|The Moyglare Stud homebred is a grandson of Canadian Hall of Famer Alywow
"Christophe is such a great horseman," Bravo said. "He said
'Joe, do me a favor. Just try to put him in the game early. He's got a very good
turn of foot. It just doesn't last that long,' and look what happened today. He
knows his horse. That's why you've got to love riding for the man.
"You can tell that this is a very good horse by what he's done over in
Europe," the rider added. "We've been trying to ask him to do a completely
different thing by trying to make up a lot of ground by sitting way back and
make a run."
Tetradrachm crossed the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of Bad Debt,
and Heiko checked in another half-length away in fourth. Next came Grand Tito,
Paris Vegas, Reflecting, Exothermic and Live in Joy. Main-track-only entrants
Csaba and Ducduc were withdrawn in favor of the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper one race
later, where Csaba scored and Ducduc ran last.
The Irish-bred Speaking of Which has now earned $187,903 from his 11-4-2-1
record. The dark bay is out of the unraced Mr. Prospector mare Suitably
Discreet, making him a half-brother to the Group 2-placed Capital Exposure.
Suitably Discreet is in turn a half-sister to Grade/Group 2 hero Century City,
who placed in the 2002 Irish Two Thousand Guineas and 2003 Breeders' Cup Mile,
as well as to stakes scorer Hidden Cat, dam of multiple stakes winner Global
Power and stakes scorer Pegasusbystorm.
Speaking of Which's second dam is Canadian Hall of Famer Alywow, who ranked
as Canada's Horse of the Year, champion turf horse and champion three-year-old
filly in 1994. Alywow was produced by Grade 3 victress Triple Wow, ancestress of
Grade 3 victress Wow Me Free and 2012 Premio Parioli (Italian Two Thousand
Guineas) winner Malossol. Further back in the family is current Pennsylvania
Governor's Cup hero Tightend Touchdown, a dead-heat second in the November 2
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
|MY CHARMER H.
(G3), CRC, $100,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/8MT, 12-7.||1||VALIANT GIRL (GB), f, 4, Lemon Drop Kid--Victoria Cross (IRE), by Mark of Esteem (IRE). O-Antoinette Oppenheimer, B-Hascombe and Valiant Studs (GB), T-H. Graham Motion, J-Matthew Rispoli, $58,280.
||7||Angelica Zapata, m, 5, Sharp Humor--Two Dot Slew, by Evansville Slew. O-Herman Van Den Broeck, B-Buck Pond Farm, Inc & Herman Van den Broeck (KY), $18,800.
||8||Strathnaver (GB), f, 4, Oasis Dream (GB)--River Belle (GB), by Lahib. (230,000gns '10 TATOCT). O-Andrew Stone, B-Mrs C R Philipson & Mrs H G Lascelles (GB), $9,400.
|Also Ran: Parranda, Rose to Gold, Somali Lemonade, Naples Bay, Sure Route (GB), Awesome Flower, Millennia, Team.|
|Winning Time: 1:52 3/5 (gd)|
|Margins: HF, NK, 3/4.|
|Odds: 42.80, 3.90, 5.00.|
Filly gives 'Valiant' effort in My Charmer
|Valiant Girl snuck through on the inside to upset the My Charmer
Antoinette Oppenheimer's Valiant Girl snuck through down on the hedge to pull
off a shocker in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000
Charmer Handicap at Calder Race Course as the 42-1 second longshot and paid $87.60,
$31.60 and $13.40 to her few supporters.
"We had been targeting this race," assistant trainer Dave Rock said. "She
shouldn't have been that much of a long shot."
The Graham Motion-trained four-year-old filly stalked the slow pace
down on the inside as eventual fifth-place finisher Rose to Gold led the field
through opening leisurely fractions of :25 4/5, :52 4/5 and 1:17 1/5.
Valiant Girl was up on the pace in the early stages but started to lose some
ground around the far turn. The 7-2 second choice Angelica Zapata emerged with
the lead at the top of the stretch and looked like she might put the race away.
But Valiant Girl dug in late to find an opening against the hedge and prevailed
by a half-length for the upset.
"She's the type of filly that will run off," jockey Matthew Rispoli said. "I
discussed it with Graham, and we decided that it would be best if we could cover
up behind horses and it just worked out the best for us."
Angelica Zapata came in second by a neck over Strathnaver in third. Parranda,
Rose to Gold, Somali Lemonade, 5-2 favorite Naples Bay, Sure Route, Awesome
Flower, Millennia and Team rounded out the order of finish.
Valiant Girl covered 1 1/8 miles over the good turf in 1:52 3/5 for her second stakes score. The daughter of Lemon Drop Kid
now has a career line which reads 14-4-1-1 and $130,847 in lifetime earnings.
Valiant Girl started her career in Great Britain, winning just once out of
five starts before shipping over to the states earlier this year to begin her
four-year-old campaign. In her second start of 2013 she captured an allowance race by a nose at Tampa
Bay Downs in March. The filly took down her U.S. stakes debut by a head in the Omnibus
on August 24 at Monmouth Park and followed that performance up the following
month with a disappointing eighth in her graded debut in the Flower Bowl
Invitational at Belmont. The bay was exiting a seventh-place finish in the
Dowager Stakes on October 20 at Keeneland.
Bred in Great Britain by Hascombe and Valiant Studs, Valiant Girl is out of
the winning Mark of Esteem mare Victoria Cross, which makes her a full sister to
multiple English Group 2 scorer Bronze Cannon. Her second dam is multiple
English Group 2-placed Glowing With Pride, who produced Grade 2 victor Prize
Giving. Valiant Girl's female family also includes multiple Grade 1 winner
and Italian highweight Alpride.
|FRED W. HOOPER H.
(G3), CRC, $100,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8M, 12-7.||4||CSABA, c, 4, Kitten's Joy--High Chant, by War Chant. O-Hollander, Bruce and Shapoff, Cary, B-Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey (KY), T-Philip A. Gleaves, J-Luis Saez, $58,900.
||5||Valid, g, 3, Medaglia d'Oro--Grand Prayer, by Grand Slam. ($500,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Crossed Sabres Farm, B-Edward P Evans (VA), $19,000.
||2||On the Loose Again, g, 4, Jump Start--French Lady, by French Deputy. ($33,000 '10 KEESEP). O-High Point Thoroughbred Partners, B-Spade Stable & John Omeara (KY), $9,500.
|Also Ran: Joshua's Comprise, Twin, Sr. Quisqueyano, I'm Steppin' It Up, Macho Bull, Notimetokill, Ducduc.|
|Winning Time: 1:52 4/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 1 1/4, 3/4, 4 3/4.|
|Odds: 1.10, 4.90, 4.80.|
Csaba repeats in Hooper
Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff's Csaba captured the Grade 3, $100,000
Hooper H. for the second consecutive year on Saturday, satisfying a legion
of supporters as the even-money favorite at Calder. Luis Saez guided the
|Csaba had to share the spoils in a dead-heat last year, but won outright this time
A dead-heat winner with Ducduc in the 1 1/8-mile race last year, the Phil
Gleaves-trained Csaba won outright the second time around, and showed good
determination edging away from runner-up Valid in deep stretch. That rival took
the lead with an eye-catching move on the far turn and battled gamely all the
way to the wire.
The pace was solid on the fast track, with I'm Steppin' It Up establishing
early splits of :23 1/5 and :47 3/5 with Sr. Quisqueyano chasing him in second.
Valid and Csaba stalked just behind the early leaders until advancing on the far
Valid struck first and passed the three-quarters mark in 1:12 a half-length
in front, but Csaba offered a strong turn of foot into the stretch and had
collared the leader by midstretch. He grinded out a 1 1/4-length decision and
stopped the teletimer in 1:52 4/5.
Csaba paid $4.20 to win while pocketing his seventh overall stakes victory.
"We had one big advantage," Hollander said, "besides my trainer, besides
everything else and the track: Luis Saez.
"When you put Luis on him, it's gold. Luis gets right down there with him."
"I tried to go in front," Saez said, "but there was too much speed in the
race so I had to grab hold of my horse and get a good position and wait. When we
came to the half-mile I had two horses in front of me so I had to find some room
outside because the front horse quit. When I put him out he responded to me well
and he won the race."
"Luis and I discussed it in the paddock -- we thought there would be some
speed," Gleaves said. "But he broke well and kept his position. He's a grinder,
he just grinds away."
Valid, the 9-2 fourth choice among 10 wagering interests, held the place by
nearly a length over the fast-finishing On the Loose Again. It was another 4
3/4-length gap back to Joshua's Comprise in fourth.
Twin, Sr. Quisqueyano, I'm Steppin' It Up, Macho Bull, Notimetokill and
Ducduc rounded out the order of finish.
By top sire Kitten's Joy, Csaba has now earned $551,480 from a 25-11-2-4
record. The bay earned his first stakes placing when third in the Grade 3 Palm
Beach on turf in March 2012 and his first stakes victory came four months later
in the El Kaiser at Calder. He also captured the Harlan's Holiday and Tropical
Park Derby last season and posted a nose second in the Grade 2 Hall of Fame.
Csaba opened 2013 with a victory in the Grade 3 Hal's Hope and also won the
Memorial in May at Calder. He finished second in the October 5 Quality Road at
Gulfstream two starts previously and entered Saturday's title defense off of a
runaway allowance score at Calder on November 16.
"He loves Calder. He's been here since he was a baby," Gleaves said. "We
brought him here as a two-year-old. He's an iron horse and he's a monster here."
"This is home for Csaba," Hollander added. "He's nine-for-12. He loves it
here. I'll run here any time I can. This is my baby."
Bred in Kentucky by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Csaba is the second registered
foal, and only stakes winner, out of the winning War Chant mare High Chant. His
second dam is Grade 3-placed stakes heroine Highfalutin. This is female family
of multiple Grade 1 queen Very Subtle, who beat the boys in the 1987 Breeders'
Cup Sprint, and Grade 1 diva Pool Land.
Nevada Kid wires Jewel; Ramseys collect two Claiming Crown
|Nevada Kid led gate-to-wire to take the CC Jewel
(Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography)
Nevada Kid led all the way home in Saturday's $192,000
the richest event among the eight races which comprised the 15th annual Claiming
Crown at Gulfstream Park. The event, which is billed as the Breeders' Cup for
blue-collar horses, was held for the second straight year at the Hallandale
Beach, Florida, venue.
Prior to Saturday, Nevada Kid had never run in anything but maidens, claiming
tests and allowances. The Nick Zito pupil didn't show any signs of being
intimidated by his rivals in the Jewel, even though some were open stakes
Nevada Kid shot clear from the gate under jockey Luis Saez and immediately
grabbed command of the 1 1/8-mile race. The four-year-old son of Silver Train
proceeded to set fractions of :24 2/5, :48 1/5, 1:12 2/5 and 1:37 all the while
hounded by last year's Jewel runner-up Dominant Jeannes. Bernie the Maestro, the
9-5 favorite, was following in third but could not keep up with the top two and
faded in the lane.
Nevada Kid maintained his momentum in the stretch while drifting out toward
the center of the track despite Saez's efforts to keep him straight. It didn't
matter in the end, as the bay colt crossed under the wire first in a time of
1:50 2/5 over the fast main track. He paid $12.80 as the 5-1 fourth choice in
the 10-horse field.
"He likes to run that way. We talked about it. The fence looks pretty good
right now. I love it when the drift because the change leads and get into that
second gear. They catch their breath," Zito remarked. "(Saez) did a great job
doing that. I love it when they do that. (Eddie) Belmonte used to do that. I'm
dating myself. I used to watch Belmonte ride like that. (Saez) actually reminds
me of Belmonte."
Campaigned by Hurricane Boys and Richard C. Pell, Nevada Kid earned his first
win in this spot since taking an optional claiming contest by five lengths in
mid-June at Belmont Park. This triumph improved his record to read 4-5-1 from 18
starts and he now shows a bankroll of $278,935.
|Deanaallen'skitten gave the Ramseys the first of two Claiming Crown wins on Saturday
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Earlier on the card, Deanaallen'skitten went widest of all around the turn of
but powered home to give Ken and Sarah Ramsey their first win in Saturday's
Claiming Crown. The Ramseys scored four of the seven races a year ago, and the
familiar red-and-white silks graced the winner's circle yet again in this year's
"I enjoy the Claiming Crown, because they put a lot of work and effort into
it, and it's kind of the blue collar guy's turn," Ken Ramsey said. "Although
they say, 'Ramsey's not blue collar now,' they didn't come any bluer than me a
few years back. I got fortunate and ended up making a little bit of money
selling my telephone business, and I plowed it back into horse racing, something
I love. It turned out well, and I can't complain. Life is good."
Deanaallen'skitten was three parts of a length clear of fellow closer and
longshot Rock on Baby on the wire after running 1 1/16 miles in 1:42 on the firm
turf. Javier Castellano was aboard the Chad Brown-trained six-year-old mare for
his second Claiming Crown win of the day, having earlier taken the Glass Slipper
Deanaallen'skitten was worth $3.80 as the 4-5 favorite in the Tiara after a
nose win in the Trevita and third-place run in the Speed Boat, both up in New
York. Now owning a 20-8-5-5 mark, the Kitten's Joy chestnut has racked up
$371,246 in career earnings.
Two races following the Tiara, Julien Leparoux guided the Ramseys' Major
Marvel to a 1 1/2-length score in the $125,000
for trainer Mike Maker. The Bernstein gelding extended his current winning skein
to seven straight when finishing 1 1/16 grassy miles in 1:43 3/5.
Major Marvel kept the pressure on leader Plainview down the backside but
never received a call, not even in the stretch as he was briefly headed by North
Star Boy, until the finish line. The seven-year-old bay was sent off the 8-5
favorite against his 13 rivals and gave back $5.40.
|Ken Ramsey led Major Marvel into the winner's circle following the CC Emerald
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Major Marvel avenged his head loss in the Emerald 12 months ago, and has also
scored in the Unbridled this season and last year's West Virginia House of
Delegates Speakers' Cup. He improved his resume to read 52-22-6-3, $693,128.
"We got two today," Ken Ramsey said after leading Major Marvel into the
winner's circle. "That's half of what we got last year, but I'm not complaining.
(Last year) that other horse ran a good race, but (Major Marvel) redeemed
himself this year.
"He's what you call a money machine, or maybe a running machine -- he's just
keeps on putting them out. This was a major win for us. I think it puts us over
the $12-million mark this year, so we're in pretty good shape, money-wise.
You've got stay in the black, you know -- you can't keep going in the red."
Centrique and Lexington Pearl gave owner Miller Racing LLC and trainer Marty
Wolfson a 1-2 finish in the $103,400
Glass Slipper. The former was 1 1/4 lengths in front of her stablemate on
the wire after running seven furlongs in 1:22 1/5 on the fast main track.
Centrique kept in close contact with early pacesetter One Fast Frog before
easily passing her rival rounding the turn. Lexington Pearl saved ground on the
backstretch but was angled out for the stretch run. Centrique just kept loping
along under Javier Castellano in the lane and easily scored as the 4-5 favorite
to return $3.80 for the win.
Wolfson saddled Starship Truffles to a four-length Glass Slipper win last
year, and that filly followed up with Grade 1 victory this season in the
Princess Rooney at Calder. Centrique ran in that race as well, but could only
manage a one-paced seventh following a fourth in the Ruffian Handicap and third
in the Musical Romance in the first two stakes attempts of her career.
|Centrique grabbed the spotlight in the CC Glass Slipper
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
"She ran faster than Starship did last year," Wolfson said. "I don't think
she's as good, but you never know. We didn't know Starship would win a Grade 1
or run in the Breeders' Cup, either."
The bay four-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon has since filled the show spot
in both the Nancy's Glitter Handicap and Bold World Handicap, and Saturday's win
improved her career record to 29-9-6-4, $323,180.
Mr. Amore Stable's Ribo Bobo cruised home an easy 2 1/2-length victor of the
after setting swift splits of :22 1/5, :44 4/5 and :57 before finishing up six
furlongs in 1:10 on the dirt.
The bay gelding ran under his own power on the front end with jockey Paco
Lopez aboard, and the five-year-old Jason Servis pupil never appeared
challenged, or winded for that matter, as he loped home to pay $3 as the 1-2
"I've run a lot of horses in a lot of big races, but I really like this
horse. I really wanted to win it," Servis admitted. "I think we've got to look
at the Sunshine Millions. Maybe another stakes, but I do think he's that type of
Ribo Bob had a nine-race win streak broken last out when a half-length second
in the Fabulous Strike. Along the way he captured the Maryland Million Sprint
Handicap and Icecapade, and now boasts a 15-5-3 line from 48 career races and
$569,655 in career earnings.
High Point Thoroughbred Partners' Goodtimehadbyall was a handful in the
Rapid Transit, both for the starters in the gate and his rivals on track.
The Jorge Navarro-trained five-year-old acted up badly in the stalls but finally
calmed enough for the gates to spring open.
Once on his way, Goodtimehadbyall settled into stride under Kendrick
Carmouche as Ghost is Clear battled it out with Kingsford Drive on the lead. The
eventual winner first seemed like he would try to squeeze through on the inside
rounding the turn but at the last minute changed his mind and went wide instead.
|Goodtimehadbyall seemed to enjoy himself in the CC Rapid Transit
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
The path change didn't hold the gelded son of Quiet American back, as he
effortlessly ran down 2-1 favorite Ghost is Clear to score by 4 1/2 lengths in a
final time of 1:22 for seven furlongs on the fast track.
"He had some back class. He had been in a Grade 3 when he was a young horse.
We just thought bringing him into a new program and giving him some easier
competition on the East Coast coming from Kentucky he might turn around," stable
manager Clay Sanders said. "We were actually pretty confident. Cutting back from
two turns to one turn is one of our favorite moves when we claim horses. We
thought the seven furlongs would fit him like a glove."
Goodtimehadbyall returned $12.80 for the win as the 5-1 fourth pick, and
boosted his lifetime record to 47-8-6-9, $379,233.
Larry M. Morse's Point Finish finished quite well in the $110,000
Horse to give Lopez his second win on Saturday's Claiming Crown card. The
four-year-old chestnut drew off in the lane to be four lengths the best on the
wire as the 7-2 second favorite.
Point Finish, who ran 8 1/2 furlongs on the fast dirt in 1:42 2/5, paid $9.60
for the win. The gelded son of Point Given was exiting a neck score at Indiana
Downs in mid-October and also finished fourth in his stakes bow, the Don
Bernhardt, at Ellis Park in July.
Trained by George Leonard III, Point Finish shows a 25-10-7-3 line and has
banked $239,237 for his career.
"I've been waiting for this race for a whole year," Leonard stated. "I always
thought he could handle the company if we could get lucky and get this far with
him, and it worked out perfect. Thanks to God, everything worked."
|Carolina Lizard (rail) withstood two game rivals and a claim of foul to get the Claiming Crown off to a rousing start in the inaugural Iron Lady
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Mrs. J. W. Abernethy's Carolina Lizard prevailed in a thrilling opener to the
Claiming Crown program, getting the win in a blanket finish on the wire of the
Lady before withstanding an objection from the rider of third-placer Daddys
Jockey Jose Lezcano claimed foul against Carolina Lizard and Pedro Monterrey
Jr. after Daddys Jewel was squeezed while trying to sneak through on the rail
rounding the turn. The chestnut filly angled out and was part of the three-horse
photo on the wire, which saw Carolina Lizard a neck in front of Courtney Ryan,
who was in turn was a nose up on Daddys Jewel. The stewards ruled there was
insufficient evidence and allowed the order of finish to stand.
Carolina Lizard rewarded her backers with a win payout of $71.80 as the 34-1
second longsest shot in the eight-horse field. The Saint Anddan four-year-old,
who is trained by Robert Posada, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 1/5 over the fast main
track to boost her scorecard to 22-5-5-4 and more than double her earnings to
"My filly was doing great," Posada said. "I thought she had a good chance
today. We've had her whole family and they're all heart."
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Mucho Macho Man breezes three furlongs at Gulfstream
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Mucho Macho Man breezed three
furlongs at Gulfstream Park early Saturday morning, marking his first workout
since capturing the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on November
The five-year-old son of Macho Uno was timed in :37 3/5 with regular exercise rider Nick Petro Jr. aboard.
"We just let him stretch his legs out a little bit,"
trainer Kathy Ritvo said. "He was off the rail. It went good."
Ritvo, owners Dean and Patti Reeves, and stable manager Finn
Green announced earlier in the week that Mucho Macho Man would remain in
training for the 2014 racing season, with a possible first start at Gulfstream
The Florida-bred horse, who defeated Will Take Charge by a
nose in the Classic after prepping with a 4 1/4-length victory in the Awesome Again at Santa Anita, showed his trainer all the right signs during his morning
"He was very happy. He was bouncing around," said Ritvo,
who expects her Classic winner to breeze again next Saturday.
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Rolph A. Davis' Spadina Road (Where's the Ring) stretched out in
distance and ran down even-money favorite Asserting Bear (Bear's Kid) late for
his first stakes win in the $117,500 Kingarvie at Woodbine on Saturday. "When he
trains, he always gallops out very strong," jockey Eurico Da Silva said. "Last
time, when he ran seven-eighths, I thought that was a good distance for him to
win, but it was not enough. Today, at a mile and a sixteenth, I was very
confident." The Robert Tiller-trained two-year-old gelding
mounted a charge four-wide around the far turn and got up in the final yards to
win by three-quarters of a length. The 4-1 second choice crossed the wire in
1:46 over the Polytrack. The dark bay broke his maiden at first asking by 6 1/2
lengths in July over this track and was exiting a runner-up finish in the Frost
King last month. With Saturday's win, Spadina Road more than doubled his
bankroll and now
has a record that stands at 5-2-1-1, $138,483...
|Spadina Road profited on the stretch-out to two turns in the Kingarvie
(WEG/Michael Burns Photography)
Trainer Eddie Kenneally and Marc Detampel's Ullapool (Langfuhr) went
gate-to-wire in the $100,000 Garland of Roses S. at Aqueduct on Saturday to
notch her first stakes tally. "She doesn't want company -- she likes do it by herself and
likes to be up there," assistant trainer Leonard Dunne said. "When she hears
horses behind her, her heart gets big. Like (jockey) Irad (Ortiz Jr.)
said, when he turned for home and the other (riders) were hitting them and
slapping it woke her up and she went on about her business." Ullapool did not receive
any pressure from the rest of the field as she cruised to an easy two-length
win. "They gave me instructions to try to put her on the lead," Ortiz said. "My
horse relaxed pretty good, and she just picked it up, as you saw, at the quarter-pole. I was just a passenger." The four-year-old gray stopped the teletimer in
1:11 going six furlongs on the muddy track. Her only other stakes appearance was
a ninth-place finish in the Test at Saratoga back in August 2012. "She had been
laid off a little while," Dunne said. "She was in the (restricted Chip overnight
stakes on November 6) and she got sick, and we had to scratch her. This came up
a little tougher, but the plan worked out good." Ullapool captured an allowance
on October 17 at Belmont in her comeback from a year-long layoff and now has a career
mark of 13-6-1-0, $271,911...
Mamdooha (Daaher) kicked off the stakes action at Laurel Park on
Saturday with a 4 1/2-length score in the $100,000 Gin Talking S. for
two-year-old fillies. The 3-5 favorite was no match for her rivals in her stakes
debut as she took over the lead in the stretch and pulled away late. The Kiaran
McLaughlin charge covered seven furlongs in 1:26 4/5 over the muddy track with
Eddie Castro up. The Shadwell Stable Kentucky homebred broke her maiden by four
lengths in her second start on November 3 at Aqueduct and now has a career line
that reads 3-2-1-0 and $110,200 in career earnings...
Later on the card at Laurel, Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch (Not
for Love) was much the best as the 3-5 favorite in the $100,000 Broad Brush S.
The Timothy Keefe trainee, who was the runner-up in this race last year,
prompted the pace on the outside before taking over in the stretch to come away
victorious by two lengths. "There
were a couple of horses in there today that had a lot of speed, so we knew that
they would try him early today," jockey Forest Boyce said. "His best races, yes
they have been when he is in front, but at some point you know they're coming
after him. I just keep him happy and try not to let him get too aggressive. He
was very settled today and he ran extremely fast the last three-eighths. I don't think
he's a one-dimensional horse. Sometimes the best game plan is to not have a game
plan at all." The chestnut went 1 1/8 miles in 1:53 over the muddy track.
"We worked on simulating the race with other horses in the morning in case he
had to race outside," Keefe said. "Peter Brown, his exercise rider, didn't
really have to ask him to go. He is such a smart horse, he knew just what to do.
The fractions were a little slower than we expected. He is really right now. The
race set up as we expected and he relaxed just off the pace. When Forest asked
him to go, he was ready." The winner of three straight stakes at Laurel,
Eighttofasttocatch took the October 19 Maryland Million Classic two back and was
entering this off a repeat win in the Jennings H. last month. The seven-year-old
gelding boosted his career earnings to $914,585 from a 46-15-7-4 line...
In the last stakes race on the Laurel card, Konrad M. Wayson's Joint
Custody (Outflanker) took the field gate-to-wire in the $100,000 Marylander.
The two-year-old gelding ducked in soon after the break but was quickly
corrected by jockey Wesley Ho. The John Robb trainee crossed the wire 1 3/4
lengths ahead of his next closest rival and covered seven furlongs in 1:25 1/5.
The gray was coming off a fourth-place finish in the James F. Lewis III S. at
this venue last month. "We are aiming for the Juvenile (Maryland Juvenile
Championship on December 28)," Robb said. "We had
confidence today. We schooled him the last time. We took him back and he learned
how to run in the dirt. His mother (Maryland stakes veteran Paying Off) loved the mud and he had a good mud number. I
told Wesley that he has as much speed as anything in here, to stay outside of
the rest of them and let them run on the deeper part of the track. In the
stretch he ended up going to the rail anyway. He looked good today." Joint Custody banked $60,000 for his
first stakes score to boost his bankroll to $122,980 from a line of 5-3-1-0...
Cool Cowboy (Kodiak Kowboy) broke from the gate last but took over the
lead shortly thereafter to wire Saturday's $69,000
Inaugural S. at Tampa Bay Downs in his stakes debut. "He got a bit restless waiting to get into the
gate, but once he gets in it's all business," jockey Eduardo Perez said. "The
post was good for us and the first jump, he was in the bridle. When we broke so
well, I was able to let him settle and wait on the leaders." The Dale Bennett
pupil ran away from the field
in the stretch to post a 3 1/2-length win in the six-furlong test over the fast
main track. The 1-2 favorite stopped the clock in 1:11. "He (Cool Cowboy) is
easy to train," said Bennett, who missed the 2012-13 Tampa Bay Downs meeting
because of an Equine herpes virus outbreak at Hawthorne in Illinois that
affected his stable. "He makes me look good. He's just fast, and you have to let
him run his race." The two-year-old colt broke his maiden by 10 lengths at Arlington back
on September 14. The chestnut finished fourth in an allowance race at Keeneland
next time out and was exiting a win in an optional claiming race at Hawthorne
last month. Bennett said Cool Cowboy was blowing hard afterward and he will wait
to see how he recovers before selecting his next race. "The (seven-furlong,
$100,000 Pasco on January 4 at Tampa Bay Downs) is definitely on our radar, but
I don't want to circle any races until (Cool Cowboy) tells me how he's doing,"
Bennett said. "Everything is contingent on him -- what point he is at and where
he is physically." Owned by Savoy Stable, Cool Cowboy now has a record that reads
5-3-1-0 and $80,335 in lifetime earnings...
|Cool Cowboy flaunted his supremacy as the 1-2 favorite, becoming the first stakes winner for freshman sire Kodiak Kowboy
In the other stakes at Tampa Bay, Peter A. Lawson's homebred My Sweet Dove (Hello Broadway) wired the
field in her stakes bow in Saturday's $83,500 Sandpiper S.
The two-year-old filly built up a three-length lead in the stretch but had to
hold off a late charge from 3-5 favorite Enquete (Indian Charlie) to prevail by
just a half-length. "When we got away from the other fillies early, I was able
to get her to relax," jockey Fernando De La Cruz said. "We weren't pressured
through the turn, so I was able to save something for the stretch." The Monte Thomas pupil crossed the wire in 1:11 2/5 going
six furlongs over the fast main track. "That's really not where I wanted to be,
but I told (De La Cruz) if she outbroke them and that's what they were giving
him, to take it," Thomas said. "She is extremely quick for a real big filly and
she has some natural speed, and if we can learn to control it, I think we're
going to have some fun with her," Thomas added. My Sweet
Dove broke her maiden by 5 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream last month in her second
career start. The chestnut now sports a career mark of 3-2-1-0, $92,800...
Besilu Stables' Miss Besilu (Medaglia d'Oro), a juvenile half-sister
to 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado), broke her maiden by
stealing Saturday's 1ST race at Gulfstream Park. Under a canny ride by Jose
Lezcano, the Bill Mott pupil got away with laughable fractions of :25, :53 and
1:18 1/5 on the firm turf, and accordingly had plenty in reserve for the
stretch. Miss Besilu held sway by 2 1/4 lengths while completing 1 1/16 miles in
1:47 3/5. "She broke very cleanly away from there, put herself out there (in
front) very easily and no one really wanted to take her on," assistant trainer
Kenny McCarthy said. "Jose said, 'Perfect.'" When asked if he was surprised by
the slow pace, McCarthy said, "I think you're never really surprised anymore,
but I was certainly happy to see them." Afterward, Ken Ramsey shouted from the
top of the scale house to McCarthy, "Kenny, I got outbid for that one." A $2.6 million weanling sold as part of the Edward Evans dispersal at Keeneland November, the Virginia-bred was making her second career start. Miss
Besilu tired to sixth in her October 27 debut on the dirt at Belmont, and
successfully switched to turf here. She is out of Grade 2-placed stakes heroine
Quiet Dance (Quiet American), who produced five stakes performers -- $4.4
million-earner Saint Liam, hero of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), Stephen
Foster H. (G1), Donn H. (G1) and Woodward (G1) during his championship campaign;
Grade 2 winner Quiet Giant (Giant's Causeway); Grade 3 victress
Congressionalhonor (Forestry); stakes scorer Dance Quietly (A.P. Indy); and
Grade 2-placed American Dance (A.P. Indy). Quiet Dance also factors as the
second dam of Grade 1 star Buster's Ready (More Than Ready)...
|Miss Besilu, a $2.6 million half-sister to Saint Liam, broke her maiden in her first turf try
(Adam Coglianese Photography)
Ihtsahymn (Ihtiram), racing exclusively in Western Australia, has now
won five of nine outings, and in Saturday's Kingston Town Classic, he recorded a
career high when beating some talented elders in his first try at the highest
level in the final Australian Group 1 of the year. A first-out winner over this
strip in March, the gelding next found the winner's circle in a Belmont Park
nursery June 8 before following up at the handicap level two weeks later.
Spelled for the Australian winter, Ihtsahymn returned in the October 19
Belgravia S. at Ascot, but could manage only seventh, and he checked in only one
position better in the Fairetha S. there Nov. 9. What appeared in the West
Australian Guineas (Aus-G2) November 23 was a different horse, as Ihtsahymn came
storming down the lane to win by a length and earned his first black-type score.
Trainer Fred Kersey indicated after that effort that it was the added distance
that helped his charge, and his theory appeared validated with Saturday's
victory. Settling in fourth early under jockey Steve Parnham, Ihtsahymn hit the
lead with 300 meters remaining and managed to hold off a late charge from
defending race winner Luckygray (Bradbury's Luck), who did not find luck on his
side, and was shuffled back to the rear of the field early. It was the third
victory in this race for Parnham. Kersey, who said he could take his charge to
Melbourne next year, told
racenet.com.au: "I have got to say I was a little apprehensive about it,
because it was a huge rise in class. I guess, at the end of the day, the weight
made the difference (in the decision to run Ihtsahymn). At the end of the day, (Luckygray)
is a great horse and to head him off -- even with a (15-pound) pull in the
weights -- is a great thrill." Ihtsahymn is the second Group 1 winner for his
sire, Ihtiram, best known as the sire of six-time Group 1 winner Miss Andretti...
Justin Snaith sent four postward for Saturday's Cape Fillies Guineas
(SAf-G1), which he had already annexed on three occasions in the past six years,
and duly lifted the prize again with the favorite amongst the quartet in In
the Fast Lane (Jet Master). Having swooped late to take the Fillies'
Championship (SAf-G2) here at Kenilworth last time November 9, the bay repeated
the dose under a confident ride from Richard Fourie. Held up in rear early, she
delivered another telling surge down the outer to overhaul Lanner Falcon (Trippi)
in the final yards and draw away to score in convincing fashion...
Unbridled's Note (Unbridled's Song), who was defeated by less than two
lengths when fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, will make his Hollywood
Park debut in the $100,000 Hollywood Turf Express on Sunday. The
six-furlong grass contest has attracted a field of five, including graded
performers Boat Trip (Harlan's Holiday) and Chips All In (North Light).
Unbridled's Note is the star attraction in the race, though, having earned two
of his four lifetime wins on turf. One of those came in the 2012 Eddie D (G3),
which saw Chips All In prevail by a nose and a half-length, respectively, over
Boat Trip and Unbridled's Note this time around. All three showed back up for
the BC Turf Sprint on on November 2, with Unbridled's Note posting the best
finish while only 1 3/4 lengths behind repeat winner Mizdirection. The
four-year-old colt actually ran second to Mizdirection in last year's BC Turf
Sprint and followed that up with a third in the Malibu (G1). Corey Nakatani has
the call on Unbridled's Note. Chips All In and Boat Trip finished ninth and
12th, respectively, in the Turf Sprint...
Grade 1 veteran Jackson Bend (Hear No Evil) has been unable to visit the
winner's circle in nine starts since a nose win in the 2012 Carter H. (G1), but
that could all change on Sunday as the six-year-old chestnut faces five rivals
in the $100,000 Sunshine State at Gulfstream Park. Jackson Bend was
unplaced in three races after the Carter and subsequently retired, but since
coming back to the track has gone 0-1-3 from six outings. Included in those were
a second in the Forego (G1) at Saratoga and a third in the Smile Sprint H. (G3)
over the summer. Trainer Stanley Gold will send out Jackson Bend off a failed
attempt at stretching out most recently with Javier Castellano in the irons.
"He had a number of excuses, but I'm not going to make any," Gold said of his
subpar fifth in the Sunshine Millions Classic Preview. "I'm just drawing a line
through it and see what he does Sunday. Sometimes everything goes perfect and
sometimes everything happens that you don't want to happen. He went up in good
shape and he came back in good shape. He just didn't get to run his race, and
I'm going to draw a line through it. I think, ideally, one turn is good for him
because he wants to make a late run, and they naturally go faster early going
short." Also entered in the Sunshine State are Bahamian Squall (Gone West), Fort
Loudon (Awesome of Course) and Close It Out (Closing Argument), the respective
top three from last year's running of the seven-furlong affair. Bahamian Squall
would go on this season to take the Smile Sprint and place in the Alfred G.
Vanderbilt H. (G1) and Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (G3). "I think he's
as good now or even better than he was when he won this race a year ago,"
trainer David Fawkes said. "He's a lot more mature, all business now. He's much
more focused." The four-year-old most recently finished sixth in the Breeders'
Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. "He's doing really well," Fawkes added. "He came out
of the Breeders' Cup well. I think he ran hard but they got away from him a
little too far early in the race. He needs to be more forwardly placed. I think
he'll be a lot closer on Sunday. I believe seven furlongs is going to be better
Ami's Holiday (Harlan's Holiday) and Jose Sea View (Badge of Silver) head
Sunday's C$125,000 Display at Woodbine as the only two runners with prior
stakes experience. The former holds an edge on Jose Sea View, having captured
the Grey (Can-G3) going the Display distance of 1 1/16 miles on October 6. The
Josie Carroll-trained bay was unable to build on that effort, though, when a
one-paced fifth last out in the Coronation Futurity. Jose Sea View broke his
maiden at Woodbine, traveled south of the border to take the Fitz Dixon Jr.
Memorial Juvenile at Presque Isle Downs, then ran in midpack when trying
Aqueduct's Nashua (G2) on November 3 for conditioner Reade Baker. Luis Contreras
has the call on Ami's Holiday, while Emma-Jayne Watson will be aboard Jose Sea
View. Those lining up against the pair include Man Cave (Leonnatus Anteas), a
nice allowance winner most recently going a mile and 70 yards, and Coltimus
Prime (Milwaukee Brew), an eight-length maiden victor two weeks ago...
Apprentice rider Vanessa Fry, a 25-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native,
notched her first career victory in her eighth lifetime ride in the
finale Saturday at Fair Grounds. With one mount scheduled on the card, Fry
waited patiently through the first 10 races of the day for her ride aboard Half
Moon Stables' H M Rising (Costa Rising) for trainer Theodore Arndt in the
$12,500 state-bred maiden claiming event. A twice-started maiden, H M Rising was
sent to post at 49-1, making Fry's rail-skimming ride and first trip to the
charmed circle worth a memorable $100 bill. Fry made her riding debut in the
closing days of Arlington Park's meet in Chicago and then rode six horses in the
early weeks of the Fair Grounds meet after moving her tack to New Orleans with
agent Doug Bredar. Stopped frequently on her way back to the jockeys'
room after the race, Fry received enthusiastic congratulations from trainers,
riders and fans alike. As she headed into the inevitable rite of passage that
comes from fellow riders on occasion of an apprentice jockey's first win (in
this case, the entire jockey colony waiting for her with powder and multiple
buckets of water), she was asked to comment. "If I could tell them one thing,
it's that I thank God for this." Fry is slated for two mounts on Sunday's
NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS
|KINGARVIE S., WO, $117,500, 2YO, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||7||SPADINA ROAD, g, 2, Where's the Ring--Scarlet's Castle, by Sea Wall. (C$76,000 '12 ONTSEP). O-Rolph A Davis, B-Minshall Farms (ON), T-Robert P. Tiller, J-Eurico Rosa Da Silva, $70,500.
||5||Asserting Bear, c, 2, Bear's Kid--Star Guest, by Assert (IRE). (C$50,000 '12 ONTSEP). O-Bear Stables, Ltd, B-John Carey (ON), $23,500.
||8||Spin the King, c, 2, Giant Gizmo--Muriel, by Bold Executive. (C$50,000 '12 ONTSEP). O-J M Stritzl Stable, B-Paradox Farm, Inc (ON), $11,750.
|Also Ran: Latin Piper, Milwaukee Flash, Iron Wolf, Brew On the Beach, Butilovesyababe.|
|Winning Time: 1:46 (ft)|
|Margins: 3/4, 4, HF.|
|Odds: 4.05, 1.05, 6.40.|
|PAT WHITWORTH ILLINOIS DEBUTANTE S., HAW, $106,375, 2YO, F, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||4||LAKOTADREAMCATCHER, f, 2, Fort Prado--Lakota Girl, by Smoke Glacken. O-Lakota Stable, B-Lakota Stable (IL), T-Dee Poulos, J-Timothy Thornton, $63,825.
||6||Sasy Ms Elizabeth, f, 2, Giacomo--Denoun n Deverb, by Denouncer. O-Hellman, Leroy, Ninnis, Betty and Ninnis, Tom, B-Ken Fisher, Tom Ninnis & Betty Ninni (IL), $21,275.
||1||Tangueray Miss, f, 2, Cowboy Cal--Cat Tango, by Regal Classic. O-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Judy Campbell & Pam Davis (IL), $11,701.
|Also Ran: Pistols Drawn, Prairie Vista, Bylia, Lady Silvette.|
|Winning Time: 1:48 4/5 (ft)|
|Margins: HF, 3 1/4, 4 1/4.|
|Odds: 14.40, 0.80, 4.80.|
|GARLAND OF ROSES S., AQU, $100,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 12-7.||4||ULLAPOOL, f, 4, Langfuhr--Grey Traffic, by Numerous. O-Kenneally, Eddie and Detampel, Marc, B-Peachtree Stable (FL), T-Eddie Kenneally, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $60,000.
||1||Delightful Quality, f, 4, Elusive Quality--Contrive, by Storm Cat. O-Darley Stable, B-Darley (KY), $20,000.
||7||Baby J, f, 3, J Be K--Lavender Baby, by Rubiano. ($37,000 '11 FTKJUL). O-Paul P Pompa, Jr, B-Mrs O M Patrick (KY), $10,000.
|Also Ran: Miss Mischief, My Wandy's Girl, Crespano.|
|Winning Time: 1:11 (my)|
|Margins: 2, 3/4, 3 3/4.|
|Odds: 1.50, 3.80, 6.40.|
|GIN TALKING S., LRL, $100,000, 2YO, F, 7F, 12-7.||6||MAMDOOHA, f, 2, Daaher--Marraasi, by Rahy. O-Shadwell Stable, B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY), T-Kiaran P. McLaughlin, J-Eddie Castro, $61,000.
||4||Tupancy Links, f, 2, Kodiak Kowboy--Oral Argument, by Outofthebox. ($19,000 '12 FTKOCT; $27,000 '12 KEEJAN; $22,000 2013 FTMMAY). O-Herbert B Mittenthal, B-Bacarri Bloodstock, Carolin VonRosenberg DVM & Prince Farm (KY), $20,000.
||3||Venice Queen, f, 2, Latent Heat--Running Creek, by Cape Town. ($30,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Tim E O'Donohue, B-Woods Edge Farm, LLC (KY), $10,000.
|Also Ran: Henny's Princess, Secondhand Justice, Respectful Wishes.|
|Winning Time: 1:26 4/5 (my)|
|Margins: 4HF, 1HF, 6.|
|Odds: 0.70, 12.40, 9.80.|
|BROAD BRUSH S., LRL, $100,000, 3YO/UP, 1 1/8M, 12-7.||10||EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH, g, 7, Not for Love--Too Fast to Catch, by Nice Catch. ($47,000 '07 FTMOCT). O-Sylvia E Heft, B-Dark Hollow Farm & Herringswell Stable (MD), T-Timothy L. Keefe, J-Forest Boyce, $60,000.
||3||A. P. Cino, g, 3, Indy Wind--Bring Me Luck, by Pentelicus. O-Gorgo, Larry and Sajor Stable, B-Gary Lee Mahon & Jacqueline Diamond Mahon (FL), $20,000.
||7||Gourmet Dinner, h, 5, Trippi--Potluck Dinner, by Pentelicus. ($40,000 2010 OBSAPR). O-Our Sugar Bear Stable, B-Ocala Stud & WILLIAM J TERRILL (FL), $10,000.
|Also Ran: Warrioroftheroses, Ponzi Scheme, Concealed Identity, Lucy's Bob Boy, Fred High.|
|Winning Time: 1:53 (my)|
|Margins: 2, 3, 3.|
|Odds: 0.70, 22.80, 5.40.|
|MARYLANDER S., LRL, $100,000, 2YO, 7F, 12-7.||7||JOINT CUSTODY, g, 2, Outflanker--Paying Off, by Malibu Moon. O-Konrad M Wayson, B-Janet Wayson (MD), T-John J. Robb, J-Wesley Ho, $60,000.
||3||Jessethemarine, c, 2, With Distinction--Greek Key, by Mineshaft. ($42,000 2013 OBSAPR). O-Roos, Manfred and Rigattieri, John, B-Dream Builder Racing LLC (FL), $20,000.
||2||Classic Giacnroll, c, 2, Giacomo--Classic Woman, by Storm Bird. ($12,000 '12 FTMOCT; $27,000 2013 FTMMAY). O-Guerrero, Lisa and Besecker, Joseph E, B-Dermot Joyce (KY), $10,000.
|Also Ran: Extrasexyhippzster, Germaniac, Barracuda Wayne, Triple Net.|
|Winning Time: 1:25 1/5 (my)|
|Margins: 1 3/4, NK, 1.|
|Odds: 2.90, 1.20, 6.70.|
|SANDPIPER S., TAM, $83,500, 2YO, F, 6F, 12-7.||2||MY SWEET DOVE, f, 2, Hello Broadway--Royal Dove, by Dove Hunt. O-Peter A Lawson, B-Peter Lawson (FL), T-Monte R. Thomas, J-Fernando De La Cruz, $60,000.
||5||Enquete, f, 2, Indian Charlie--North of Neptune, by Mr. Prospector. O-Wertheimer and Frere, B-Wertheimer et Frere (KY), $10,000.
||4||Secret Kitten, f, 2, Discreet Cat--Mossy Bank, by Smoke Glacken. O-Gilbert G Campbell, B-Gilbert G Campbell (FL), $5,000.
|Also Ran: Scripture 'n Verse, White Pants Night, Yes Mz Olga.|
|Winning Time: 1:11 2/5 (ft)|
|Margins: HF, 10 1/4, 1.|
|Odds: 5.50, 0.60, 3.50.|
|GOLD RUSH S., GG, $75,000, 2YO, 1M, 12-7.||6||EXIT STAGE LEFT, c, 2, Noonmark--Hana J, by Peaks and Valleys. ($43,000 '12 FTMOCT; $100,000 2013 BESMAR). O-Mark DeDomenico LLC and Hollendorfer, Jerry, B-Bright View Farm, Inc (NJ), T-Jerry Hollendorfer, J-Russell A. Baze, $45,000.
||4||Argyle Cut, c, 2, Harlington--Mystery Girl, by Stormy Atlantic. ($15,000 '12 KEESEP; $30,000 2013 OBSAPR). O-Joseph P Morey, Jr Revocable Trust, B-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc (KY), $15,000.
||2||Rockford, g, 2, Rock Hard Ten--La Treizieme, by French Deputy. ($20,000 '12 BESJAN). O-Car-Den Racing Stable (Yokum) and MacDonald, Michelle, B-Michelle MacDonald (KY), $9,000.
|Also Ran: Unusual Americaine, Pete's Slew.|
|Winning Time: 1:38 2/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 1, HF, 1HF.|
|Odds: 0.60, 6.90, 7.40.|
|INAUGURAL S., TAM, $69,000, 2YO, 6F, 12-7.||8||COOL COWBOY, c, 2, Kodiak Kowboy--Grand Breeze, by Grand Slam. ($110,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Savoy Stable, B-Columbiana Farm (KY), T-Dale Bennett, J-Eduardo E. Perez, $30,000.
||7||Early Entry, c, 2, Keyed Entry--Bright 'n Early, by Northern Jove. ($5,700 '11 OBSOCT). O-Tommy Roberts Racing Stable LLC, B-Kathryn Standard (FL), $20,000.
||6||Trisha's Trove, g, 2, Concorde's Tune--Trisha's Wish, by Unbridled Time. O-Shadybrook Farm, Inc, B-Shadybrook Farm, Inc (FL), $10,000.
|Also Ran: Duty Proper, Pallium Prize, Exquisite Monarch, Roman Officer, Callmeoldfashion.|
|Winning Time: 1:11 (ft)|
|Margins: 3HF, 2, 3 1/4.|
|Odds: 0.50, 9.10, 64.30.|
|KLAQ H., SUN, $50,080, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 12-7.||5||HOMERUN BERTI, g, 7, Forestry--Allamerican Bertie, by Quiet American. O-SEJ Stables, Inc, B-Bertram W Klein (KY), T-Justin R. Evans, J-Ry Eikleberry, $30,000.
||7||Ize in Command, g, 3, Master Command--Charlie My Girl, by Unbridled's Song. ($10,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Gaylon McGee, B-Char Mari Stable (KY), $11,000.
||4||City Sage, g, 5, City Place--Mystical Susan, by French Deputy. ($16,000 '08 OBSOCT; $27,000 '09 KEESEP). O-William J Sims, B-Angela Ingenito (FL), $5,000.
|Also Ran: Mi Baires (ARG), Wiredfortwotwenty, Rocky's High, Midnightlowdown.|
|Winning Time: 1:03 2/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 2HF, HD, 5 1/4.|
|Odds: 1.20, 5.30, 2.50.|
|MAGIC CITY CLASSIC S., FG, $50,000, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 12-7.||9||BUSTED ACCOUNT, g, 6, Royal Empire--Cookin Jen, by Polish Numbers. O-Michael J Annechino, B-Bobby G Pruitt (AL), T-Jonas Gibson, J-Rosie Napravnik, $27,500.
||8||B. G.'s Admiral, g, 5, Royal Empire--Cookin Jen, by Polish Numbers. O-Bobby G Pruitt, B-Bobby G Pruitt (AL), $10,000.
||3||Anchored Back, h, 5, Put It Back--Rusty Anchor, by Unaccounted For. O-John A Beck, B-Rocking B Ranch (AL), $5,500.
|Also Ran: Ikan Dream, Crimson Pride, Abama Light, Magic De Naskra, Royal Letters, Mad About Alli.|
|Winning Time: 1:46 (gd)|
|Margins: 4 3/4, 2, 2HF.|
|Odds: 1.90, 2.10, 5.10.|
|HOLIDAY INAUGURAL S., TP, $50,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 12-7.||10||DREAMIN BIG, m, 5, Pure Prize--Hush U Dreamer, by Roar. O-Penny S Lauer, B-Michael E Lauer & Penny S Lauer (IN), T-Michael E. Lauer, J-Jon Kenton Court, $29,140.
||1||Lady Diva Ga Ga, f, 4, Exchange Rate--Boxer Girl, by Two Punch. O-McMakin, Nelson and Dolezal, Fred, B-W Nelson McMakin (KY), $9,400.
||9||Soft Whisper, f, 4, Bernstein--Unbridled Mistress, by Unbridled's Song. ($55,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Pollard, Carl F and Reed, W Earl, B-Edmond A Hudon & Sharon Hudon (KY), $4,700.
|Also Ran: Maude S, In a Jif, Ire, Brown Eyes Blue, Elusive Act, Facey's Spirit, Purely Hot, Classy Zip.|
|Winning Time: 1:09 2/5 (ft)|
|Margins: 3, HD, HD.|
|Odds: 17.70, 4.70, 12.90.|
NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS
|AQU, 1ST, AOC, $77,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1M, 12-7.||8||FLORES ISLAND, f, 3, Giant's Causeway--Pension, by Seeking the Gold. ($100,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck), B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd (KY), T-William I. Mott, J-Junior Alvarado, $46,200.
||6||Dulcedumbre, f, 3, Candy Ride (ARG)--Rayelle, by Relaunch. ($210,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Robert E Masterson, B-Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc (KY), $15,400.
||7||Holiday's Jewel, f, 4, Harlan's Holiday--Denali Red, by Crafty Prospector. ($75,000 '10 KEESEP). O-Sunny Meadow Farm, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $7,700.
|Winning Time: 1:39 4/5 (my)|
|AQU, 7TH, AOC, $62,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 12-7.||8||DEE DEE'S COMET, f, 3, Don Six--Mary Lou's Magic, by Concorde's Tune. O-Patricia A Generazio, B-Patricia Generazio (NY), T-James T. Ryerson, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $37,200.
||4||All Mine Tonight, f, 4, Holy Bull--Minetonightsfirst, by d'Accord. ($65,000 '10 FTNAUG). O-Whisper Hill Farm, B-Edition Farm (NY), $12,400.
||11||Tina's Note, f, 4, Smooth Jazz--Aristie, by Loustrous Bid. O-Ingrid Cabrera, B-Estate of Athena C Kouray (NY), $6,200.
|Winning Time: 1:06 1/5 (my)|
|WO, 10TH, ALW, $54,143, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||7||PIPERS FUTURE, f, 3, Niigon--Lone Piper, by Dehere. O-Chiefswood Stable, B-Chiefswood Stables Limited (ON), T-Daniel J. Vella, J-Luis Contreras, $31,584.
||1||Rock's Sweet Thing, f, 4, Rock and Roll--Windy Canyon, by Canyon Creek (IRE). O-Mervyn Kirby, B-Mervyn Kirby (ON), $10,528.
||4||Teresa's Pride, f, 4, Philanthropist--Gin n Ginger, by Go for Gin. O-Gierkink, Ron and William, B-William Gierkink (ON), $5,790.
|Winning Time: 1:46 4/5 (ft)|
|BHP, 3RD, AOC, $52,250, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 12-7.||4||GOLDEN PRODUCTION, f, 4, Exchange Rate--Dyna Two, by Dynaformer. ($80,000 '09 KEENOV; $170,000 '10 FTMOCT). O-Myron Miller, B-Mrs Edgar Scott Jr &Mrs Lawrence MacElree (PA), T-Peter Miller, J-Joseph Talamo, $31,200.
||7||Caraquista, f, 3, Ghostzapper--Rich Fantasy, by Richter Scale. ($14,000 '11 KEESEP). O-Rontos Racing Stable Corp, B-Fares Farm LLC (KY), $10,400.
||3||Winding Way, f, 4, Malibu Moon--More Than Pretty, by More Than Ready. O-Spendthrift Farm LLC, B-Spendthrift Farm, LLC (KY), $6,240.
|Winning Time: 1:10 2/5 (ft)|
|WO, 1ST, ALW, $50,103, 2YO, 1M 70Y, 12-7.||3||MONEY TALKS, c, 2, Mobil--Willow Woodman, by Woodman. (C$23,000 '12 ONTSEP). O-R P I Stable, Natural Eight Stable, Harrison, F and McLaughlin, P, B-Fred W Pace (ON), T-William Tharrenos, J-David Moran, $29,610.
||4||Niigon Express, c, 2, Niigon--Harlan Express, by Harlan's Holiday. O-Chiefswood Stable, B-Chiefswood Stables Limited (ON), $9,870.
||6||Figy's Mobil Pride, g, 2, Mobil--Tomorrow's Honey, by Fusaichi Pegasus. (C$5,500 '12 ONTSEP). O-Fig Star Stables Inc, B-Gustav Schickedanz (ON), $5,429.
|Winning Time: 1:43 4/5 (ft)|
|BHP, 7TH, ALW, $48,250, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||5||OUR PURE CREATION, f, 3, Pure Prize--Creative Karen, by Smart Strike. O-Joe Parker, B-Joe F Parker (CA), T-Jeff Bonde, J-Victor Espinoza, $28,800.
||6||Quinnette, f, 4, Stormy Jack--Unaflame, by Far Out East. ($5,500 '10 WASSEP). O-Ello Racing and Hesz, Aaron, B-Rainbow Meadows Farm (CA), $9,600.
||10||Cee's the Year, m, 5, Cee's Tizzy--The Shulamite, by Event of the Year. ($14,000 '09 BESOCT). O-Mike Harrington Trustee and Zdarstek, Darrell, B-Greg Norman (CA), $5,760.
|Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (ft)|
|FG, 8TH, AOC, $46,000, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 12-7.||5||HEAVY ON THEMISTER, g, 5, Lion Tamer--Twinwinwin, by Twining. O-Rebecca Farm and Dickey, TJ, B-T J Dickey & Rebecca Farm (LA), T-Shawn M. David, J-Richard E. Eramia, $28,800.
||4||Jo Jo's Comet, g, 3, Peace Rules--Cacoon, by Dixieland Band. ($1,500 '10 OBSOCT; $7,000 '11 OBSAUG). O-Earl D Bellamy, B-Barbara Rehbein (FL), $8,600.
||11||Maybe So, g, 3, More Than Ready--Wish On, by Grand Slam. O-Adele B Dilschneider, B-Adele B Dilschneider (KY), $4,730.
|Winning Time: 1:05 (gd)|
|LRL, 6TH, ALW, $42,000, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 12-7.||1||MAGIC EIGHT BALL, g, 3, Grand Slam--Seventh Veil, by Capote. O-Cordelia Stables, B-Cordelia Stables LLP (MD), T-Ann W. Merryman, J-Forest Boyce, $23,940.
||7||Video Storm, g, 3, Deputy Storm--Video Sister, by Horatius. ($1,000 '11 FTMOCT). O-Kia Ora Stable, B-Mr & Mrs Charles McGinnes (MD), $8,820.
||6||Loewenherz, g, 3, Lion Heart--Blue Lagoon, by Saint Ballado. ($120,000 '11 FTKJUL). O-Germania Farms, Inc, B-Summer Wind Bloodstock & Larry Horning (MD), $4,620.
|Winning Time: 1:05 3/5 (my)|
|LRL, 5TH, ALW, $42,000, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2F, 12-7.||10||PRO PROSPECT, c, 3, Henny Hughes--Julie's Prospect, by Allen's Prospect. ($40,000 '11 KEESEP; $52,000 2012 OBSMAR). O-The Elkstone Group LLC, B-James M Herbener Jr & Dr & Mr Patrick J Ford (KY), T-Thomas Iannotti, IV, J-Wesley Ho, $23,940.
||3||Keep Momma Happy, c, 3, Scipion--Tejano Sea, by Sea of Secrets. O-Narrow Leaf Farm, B-David Baxter (MD), $8,820.
||2||Star Maneuver, g, 3, Outflanker--Distant Star, by A.P. Indy. ($1,000 '11 FTMOCT). O-Somraj Singh, B-David DiPietro (MD), $4,620.
|Winning Time: 1:05 4/5 (my)|
|FG, 6TH, AOC, $41,000, 3YO/UP, 1M 70Y, 12-7.||1||SWEET BABY GAINES, g, 3, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ)--Stipulation, by Private Terms. ($22,000 '11 LTBSEP). O-My Three Sons Stable LLC, B-Paul J Sita &Stonewall Farm Stallions, LLC (LA), T-Albert M. Stall, Jr., J-Richard E. Eramia, $24,600.
||2||Eighth At Citypark, g, 7, Zarbyev--Corporate Retreat, by Mt. Livermore. O-Sam Michael Cashio, B-Foxwood Plantation, Ltd (LA), $8,200.
||16||Ryland T, g, 5, Lone Star Sky--Twin Cat, by Twining. O-Jeffery A Jones, B-Walter L New (LA), $4,510.
|Winning Time: 1:45 1/5 (gd)|
|DED, 9TH, ALW, $38,000, 2YO, 5F, 12-6.||2||KAPENTA, g, 2, Reformer Rally--Willowick, by Stormy Atlantic. O-Hibbert II, Robert E and Johnson Jr, H B, B-Robert E Hibbert II &Henry B Johnson Jr (LA), T-Henry B. Johnson, Jr., J-Juan A. Larrosa, $24,000.
||1||Joedini, c, 2, Bernardini--Melissa Jo, by Fusaichi Pegasus. ($170,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Jerry Namy, B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY), $6,000.
||7||El Zarro, g, 2, Evon's Bully--Deluge, by Lucky North. O-Veronica Hopkins, B-Veronica Hopkins (LA), $4,400.
|Winning Time: :58 2/5 (ft)|
|HAW, 6TH, AOC, $37,620, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 12-7.||7||STORMIN MONARCHO, g, 3, Monarchos--Her Own Terms, by Storm Cat. ($13,000 '11 KEESEP; $85,000 2012 OBSMAR). O-Northwind Thoroughbreds LLC, B-John C Oxley (KY), T-Joel Berndt, J-Carlos Montalvo, $19,800.
||3||Four Left Feet, g, 5, Trippi--Romance Dance, by Vision and Verse. O-Young, Terry and Crooks, Sue, B-Romance Dance Partnership (IL), $9,240.
||2||Sacred Gift, g, 5, Indy Snow (GB)--Classy But Nasty, by Sky Classic. O-Dundalk 5 LLC and Kindlon, Sean, B-Sharon Kirby (IL), $5,280.
|Winning Time: 1:17 3/5 (ft)|
|GG, 7TH, ALW, $36,482, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 12-7.||7||SUDDEN SUNDAY, f, 4, Bertrando--Sunday Dress, by General Meeting. O-Nicholas B Alexander, B-Nick Alexander (CA), T-Steven Miyadi, J-Kyle Frey, $22,620.
||5||Hollywood Miss, f, 3, Second in Command--Mascaretta, by Regal Remark. (C$33,000 '11 BRCSEP). O-North American Thoroughbred Racing Comp, Inc, B-White House Stables (BC), $5,800.
||8||Hard to Please, f, 4, Tribal Rule--Apollonesian, by Apollo. O-Hollendorfer, Jerry, Melen, Steve, Schlaich, Mark and Todaro, George, B-Kjell H Qvale (CA), $4,524.
|Winning Time: 1:10 1/5 (ft)|
|GG, 7TH, ALW, $35,648, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1MT, 12-6.||5||CRYSTALIZE, m, 5, Globalize--Sugar Pine, by Mud Route. O-Barbara DeLima, B-Andy Wilson & Laurie Wilson (CA), T-Clifford DeLima, J-Ricardo Gonzalez, $22,620.
||9||Sorenstam, f, 3, Tiznow--Berbatim, by Bernstein. O-Broad, Gary and Wendy, B-Gary Broad & Wendy Broad (KY), $5,800.
||6||Toomanytomatoes, f, 4, Downtown Seattle--Toomanytomorrows, by French Deputy. O-Steve Moger, B-Harris Farms & Harold Chuhlantseff (CA), $4,524.
|Winning Time: 1:39 1/5 (fm)|
|PEN, 1ST, AOC, $33,984, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 12-7.||5||CANDELABRA, f, 4, Purge--Quiet Honor, by Real Quiet. O-Mason Dixon Stable, B-Michael Michalisin (KY), T-Timothy C. Kreiser, J-William P. Otero, $19,200.
||2||Peep Eye, f, 4, Value Plus--Peakaboo Clare, by Peaks and Valleys. O-Jackson, Stephen G and Debbie, B-Dr Stephen G Jackson & Debbie Jack & Flint Stites (PA), $7,680.
||1||Sheppard's Pie, m, 5, Include--Last Approach, by Far Out East. O-William L Pape, B-George Strawbridge Jr (PA), $4,224.
|Winning Time: 1:47 (gd)|
|PEN, 6TH, ALW, $32,922, 3YO/UP, 1M, 12-6.||1||PAQUI, g, 3, Bob and John--Galileo's Star, by Lil E. Tee. ($33,000 2012 OBSAPR). O-Jones, Bob and Adams, Carl, B-Richard J Forbush & Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY), T-Timothy C. Kreiser, J-Angel R. Rodriguez, $18,600.
||10||Oneinthedark, g, 5, Tenpins--Naught Naught, by Beau Genius. O-James C Wolf, B-Henry L Carroll (PA), $7,440.
||3||Wild Imagination, g, 4, Pure Prize--Merryland Missy, by Citidancer. O-McClay, Thomas and Nye, Harry, B-Harry C Nye III & Thomas G McClay (PA), $4,092.
|Winning Time: 1:39 4/5 (sy)|
|SUN, 9TH, ALW, $29,750, 3YO/UP, 6 1/2F, 12-7.||1||SANTONIO SLEW, g, 3, Survivor Slew--Snickle Kiss, by Smart Strike. O-Amestoy, Jr, Pierre Jean and Leslie A, B-Pierre Amestoy & Leslie Amestoy (NM), T-Ross A. Amestoy, J-Francisco Giles, $17,760.
||9||Dajudge, g, 4, To Teras--Elusive Dawn, by Elusive Quality. O-Martha Cushing, B-Stan Fulton (NM), $6,512.
||7||Vince Carter, g, 3, Bay Head King--Rampaging Irish, by Irish Open. O-Kevin J Blach, B-Wilson Ranch LLC (NM), $2,960.
|Winning Time: 1:17 3/5 (ft)|
|CT, 3RD, ALW, $27,100, 2YO, 6 1/2F, 12-6.||5||WINDSOR WARRIOR, g, 2, Windsor Castle--Indiancreek Maggie, by Roanoke. O-E Clinton Lowry, B-Dr & Mrs E C Lowry (WV), T-Ollie L. Figgins, III, J-J. D. Acosta, $16,200.
||1||Uncle Jack, g, 2, Flatter--Ani's Ani, by Feel the Power. O-O'Sullivan Farms LLC, B-O'Sullivan Farms LLC (WV), $5,400.
||7||Late Caller, g, 2, Stroll--Caller Trust, by Trust n Luck. O-Barak Farm, B-Charles Parker (WV), $2,700.
|Winning Time: 1:22 2/5 (sy)|
North American Maiden Winners
|Acceptable--Crystal Bowl by Smart Strike; OCCUPY VANCOUVER, g, 2, GG, Mcl 20000, 12-7, 1m, 1:39 1/5. B-Rob Maybin & Sheena Maybin (BC.). |
|Big Brown--Mighty Martha by Chester House; MIGHTY BROWN, c, 2, TAM, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:10 1/5. B-The Big Brown Syndicate & Daniel M Pitzo III (KY.). $125,000 '12 KEESEP; $70,000 2013 OBSAPR. |
|Broken Vow--Naughty Natisha by Known Fact; DECEIVED, c, 2, AQU, Msw, 12-7, 1m, 1:40 1/5. B-Dr. William B. Wilmot & Dr. Joan M.Taylor (NY.). $135,000 '11 KEENOV; $120,000 '12 FTKOCT; $180,000 2013 OBSMAR. *1/2 to Naughty New Yorker(G3$1,089,884).|
|Costa Rising--Sheridan's First by Gold Tribute; H M RISING, f, 2, FG, Mcl 12500, 12-7, 5 1/2f, 1:07 3/5. B-HALF MOON STABLES, LLC (LA.). |
|Flatter--Zephyr Ice by Military; ICE FOR THE LADY, f, 2, TAM, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:11 3/5. B-W. Kenan Rand, Jr. (KY.). |
|Henny Hughes--Sea Gift by A.P. Indy; CHITU, c, 2, BHP, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:09 4/5. B-Tom Evans, Macon Wilmil Equines &Marjac Farms (KY.). $67,000 '12 KEESEP; $300,000 2013 OBSMAR. |
|Indygo Shiner--Anne Margaret by Songandaprayer; ADRIANNE G, f, 2, FG, Msw, 12-7, 5 1/2f, 1:05 1/5. B-Mike G. Rutherford (KY.). $17,000 '12 KEESEP; $35,000 2013 TEXMAR. |
|Kitten's Joy--Clear Decision by Forestry; PUPPY MANNERS, c, 2, GG, Msw, 12-7, 1m, 1:39 2/5. B-Dr. John R. Cummins, Kenneth L. Ramsey& Sarah K. Ramsey (KY.). $95,000 '12 KEESEP. |
|Kitten's Joy--Winner's Edge by Seeking the Gold; NOWHERE TO RUN, c, 2, GP, Msw, 12-7, 1 1/16mT, 1:43 3/5. B-Highfield Farm (KY.). $70,000 '12 KEESEP. |
|Kodiak Kowboy--Show Your Colors by Distorted Humor; YESSUM BOSS, g, 2, RET, Msw, 12-6, 1mT, 1:39 2/5. B-John E. & Barbara R. Smicklas Living Trusts (KY.). $10,700 '12 OKCAUG. |
|Majestic Warrior--Road to Mandalay by Sea of Secrets; GROUPTHINK, c, 2, AQU, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:11 4/5. B-Seth Gregory (NY.). $220,000 '12 FTNAUG. *1/2 to Game Token(SP$297,187).|
|Medaglia d'Oro--Quiet Dance by Quiet American; MISS BESILU, f, 2, GP, Msw, 12-7, 1 1/16mT, 1:47 3/5. B-Estate of Edward P. Evans (VA.). $2,600,000 '11 KEENOV. *1/2 to Saint Liam(Horse of the year, $4,456,995) *1/2 to Congressionalhonor(G3) *1/2 to Quiet Giant(G2$405,389).|
|Menhal--Miss Bailey by Mister Baileys (GB); MISS P V BAILEY, f, 2, RET, Mcl 20000, 12-6, 5fT, :59 1/5. B-Robert Dell Morgan (TX.). |
|Noble Causeway--Mizlala by Unbridled's Song; SIMPLE TOUCH, f, 2, TAM, Mcl 32000, 12-7, 1mT, 1:37 4/5. B-My Meadowview LLC (NY.). |
|Offlee Wild--Dynaco by Dynaformer; WILD DYNA, f, 2, WO, Msw, 12-7, 1 1/16m, 1:46 3/5. B-Tall Oaks Farm (ON.). |
|Pure Prize--C K Given by Point Given; PURELY GIVEN, c, 2, HAW, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:13 2/5. B-John Reinhart (IL.). |
|Purim--Flying Gal by Flying Chevron; MERRY MERRY BEE, f, 2, TAM, Msw, 12-7, 1mT, 1:36 4/5. B-Richland Hills (Nathan Fox) (KY.). $20,000 '12 KEESEP; $13,000 2013 OBSJUN. |
|Shakespeare--Cent Nouvelles by Storm Bird; FRENCH QUARTER, g, 2, WO, Mcl 40000, 12-7, 6f, 1:11 2/5. B-Kathleen A. Taylor (FL.). |
|Sharp Humor--Capuchina by Capote; GOODHUMORGIRL, f, 2, BHP, Mcl 30000, 12-6, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-Nuckols & Straus (KY.). $4,500 '11 KEENOV; $15,000 '12 KEESEP; $75,000 2013 OBSAPR. |
|Sky Conqueror--Relocate by Read the Footnotes; RELOCATE THE SKY, f, 2, WO, Msw, 12-7, 7f, 1:26 . B-UnStable Racing (ON.). |
|Tactical Cat--Emptor by A. P Jet; JET CAT, c, 2, TP, Msw, 12-7, 1m, 1:38 2/5. B-Stephen R. Baker (TX.). |
|Tapit--Sindy With An S (G3$330,959), by Broken Vow; I'LL WRAP IT UP, c, 2, BHP, Msw, 12-7, 1 1/16m, 1:45 . B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd. (KY.). $35,000 2013 FTMMAY. |
|Tapit--Glitzen Glory by Honour and Glory; GIANCARLO, c, 2, CRC, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:10 4/5. B-German Larrea (KY.). |
|To Teras--Elusive Dawn by Elusive Quality; MAGNIFICENT CHANCE, g, 2, SUN, Msw, 12-7, 5 1/2f, 1:05 2/5. B-GFF Racing Inc. (NM.). |
|Value Plus--Beautiful Caroline by With Approval; I'M THE LUCKY ONE, c, 2, TAM, Msw, 12-7, 1 1/16mT, 1:46 3/5. B-Thomas L Croley (FL.). |
|With Distinction--Katiegotomarquet by Marquetry; DETERMINATE, g, 2, TAM, Mcl 25000, 12-7, 6 1/2f, 1:19 1/5. B-Steppin' Out Farms Inc. (FL.). $5,500 '11 OBSOCT. |
|Atticus--La Costa Azul (ARG) (G1), by Southern Halo; TWO GIRLS ADANCING, f, 3, TUP, Moc 30000, 12-7, 5 1/2f, 1:03 1/5. B-Liberty Road Stable (CA.). $27,000 '11 BESJAN; $3,500 2013 BESJAN. *1/2 to Lac Azur (ARG)(G1).|
|Bellamy Road--Gold Getter by Gold Token; ETA CARINAE, f, 3, AQU, Msw, 12-7, 7f, 1:27 1/5. B-Henry Oak & Janet Oak (KY.). |
|Big Brown--Rizzi Girl (G3$339,543), by Rizzi; RICH CHOCOLATE, f, 3, PRX, Mcl 10000, 12-7, 7f, 1:28 1/5. B-Whitney Racing Stables, Inc. & Big Brown Syndicate (FL.). |
|Congressionalhonor--Demonic Storm by Storm Boot; CONGRESSIONALSTORM, f, 3, PRX, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:14 1/5. B-Charles Mark Schnelle (PA.). |
|Don't Get Mad--Jazz Line by Jambalaya Jazz; MAD AT MY DAD, c, 3, PEN, Mcl 7500, 12-6, 1m, 1:44 3/5. B-Double D Farm Corp. (PA.). |
|Grand Appointment--Sweet Brandi Wine by Announce; WINO, c, 3, DED, Msw, 12-6, 5f, :59 . B-James & Corky Pleasant LLC (LA.). |
|Indian Charlie--Wacky Patty (G3$306,961), by Formal Dinner; WACKY INDIAN, g, 3, MNR, Msw, 12-6, 6f, 1:15 2/5. B-John R. Mulholland & Martha JaneMulholland (KY.). $105,000 2012 OBSMAR. |
|Leading the Parade--Aboard by Lord Avie; LAUNCH, g, 3, CRC, Mcl 12500, 12-7, 1m, 1:44 1/5. B-Lambholm & Better Days Farm (NY.). |
|Lion Heart--Mary Sloan by Woodman; MAY WHO, f, 3, MNR, Mcl 5000, 12-6, 6f, 1:17 . B-Dr. Dede McGehee (KY.). $8,500 2012 KEENOV. |
|Midas Eyes--Cul De Sac by Precise End; WOBURN, g, 3, AQU, Mcl 20000, 12-7, 6f, 1:13 4/5. B-Sue Sedlacek, B G Dunham & S McCormi (NY.). |
|Pulpit--Bright Abundance (G3$379,034), by Quiet American; ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, f, 3, FG, Msw, 12-7, 1m 70y, 1:44 3/5. B-Jon Kelly & Sarah Kelly (KY.). $100,000 '10 KEENOV. |
|Purim--Susie Ticket by Housebuster; D' DOONIE, f, 3, DED, Mcl 10000, 12-7, 5f, 1:00 . B-Janeen Oliver (LA.). |
|Rockport Harbor--Send for An Angel by Southern Halo; MIAMI HURRICANE, f, 3, PEN, Mcl 7500, 12-6, 1m, 1:44 . B-Tee-N-Jay Farm (NJ.). |
|Ruler's Court--Alberghini by Our Emblem; IMPECCABLE RULER, g, 3, DED, Mcl 10000, 12-6, 1m, 1:41 3/5. B-Adam Jannik & Carol Jannik (LA.). |
|Stored--Carrie Me Back by Border Guard; STYX IS BACK, g, 3, CT, Mcl 10000, 12-6, 4 1/2f, :53 3/5. B-Rene K. Moore & Naylee Farm (WV.). |
|Suave--Wish for Candi by Candi's Gold; SMOTTH CANDI, f, 3, DED, Mcl 10000, 12-6, 6 1/2f, 1:22 2/5. B-Jim Montgomery & Natalie Montgomery (LA.). $1,700 '11 LOUAUG. *1/2 to Pete's Wonder(MSP$284,458).|
|War Cry--Regal 'n Bold (MSP$266,421), by Bold Executive; BOLD CRY, c, 3, WO, Msw, 12-7, 6f, 1:11 4/5. B-Farr Bloodstock Inc. (ON.). C$26,000 '10 ONTNOV. |
|Boone's Mill--Fairways Bobbi by Fairway Phantom; FAIRWAYS DANCER, f, 4, RET, Mcl 5000, 12-6, 1 1/16m, 1:54 . B-James R. Christenberry (TX.). |
|Brahms--Whistlers Nite Out by Boys Nite Out; WHISTLING BRAHMS, f, 4, DED, Mcl 10000, 12-6, 6 1/2f, 1:22 2/5. B-L& R Racing Stable, LLC (LA.). *1/2 to John Charles(MSW$410,223).|
|Champali--Lady Deed by Lord Carson; ERIC'S MISDEED, f, 4, FG, Mcl 12500, 12-7, 5 1/2f, 1:07 3/5. B-Mike Heitzmann, Eric Heitzmann &Roger Heitzmann (KY.). |
|Crafty C. T.--Run for My Life by Fit to Fight; MY CRAFTY LIFE, g, 4, GG, Mcl 8000, 12-7, 1m, 1:40 3/5. B-Jerry Martin & Margaret Martin (CA.). |
|Sand Ridge--Sexiano by Rubiano; BO THE DUKE, g, 4, RET, Mcl 10000, 12-6, 7f, 1:30 . B-Wade Hudson & Jazette Hudson (TX.). |
|Scrimshaw--Melissa Rocks by Part the Waters; THUNDER AND LIGHTS, g, 4, TP, Mcl 5000, 12-7, 6f, 1:12 . B-Herman Heinlein (KY.). |
|Whywhywhy--Ujane by Theatrical (IRE); WICKED GOOD, g, 5, TUP, Mcl 5000, 12-7, 6f, 1:11 . B-Kidder, Cole, J. K. Griggs &Linda Griggs (KY.). $2,500 '08 KEENOV. |
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Eliza Park goes international
by Kelsey Riley
Eliza Park, one of Australia's most recognized brands on the commercial scene since it was established in 1998, in June announced the sale of its operation to the Hong Kong-based Sun International Group, an investment company with wide interests in public
companies, including hotels and resorts. The sale comprised the farm's six properties (2500 total
hectares) across the country, including its base in Victoria, which houses its 13
stallions, including Black Caviar's sire Bel Esprit, as well as exciting young prospects Magnus and Bushranger.
Under the direction of Sun International's Ting Kong
Cheng, who owns about 40 racehorses in Macau, the outfit now coined Eliza Park International
is undergoing a make over. While Eliza Park International will continue to offer services to
outside clientele, it is now in the process of building up its own broodmare band, with the
view of selling the majority of its produce in the beginning, and later building up a quality
racing stable. In fact, it has already begun to lay the foundation for racehorse ownership, with
the purchase of Irish St. Leger (Ire-G1) winner Voleuse de Coeurs (Teofilo) in October.
The three-year-old filly ran 10th of 24 in last month's Melbourne Cup (Aus-G1) in her first outing Down
Under and in the Eliza Park International silks, and she is currently being spelled
with an eye toward some of Sydney's prestigious contests in the Australian autumn.
Alvin Lui, the chief investment officer of Sun
International, was appointed chief executive officer of Eliza Park International shortly after the
farm's sale, and he explained that he and his team became students of the racing industry after first
visiting Eliza Park last year.
"I was not in this industry, and since last year
we've studied the industry," Lui said. "Mainly breeding, and racing of course, but we have positioned
ourselves as breeders now, and we will probably have more racehorses in the future."
Lui explained that while racing is Ting Kong Cheng's
hobby, they see it as an attractive business opportunity, especially with the current direction
of the Australian industry.
"We quite like the industry," he said. "It is unique,
it is different from other investments we have done, and we believe there are opportunities
business-wise. We have seen the prize money as well as the prices of horses going up in
As its new name suggests, the future of Eliza Park
International won't be entirely Down Under. Over the past few weeks, Lui, along with bloodstock
advisor David O'Callaghan and nominations salesman Phil Marshall, has been shopping at
the breeding stock sales at Tattersalls and Arqana, stocking up on mares as well as
assessing the industry in Europe.
"Eliza Park has a long history in Australia, so we
would like to maintain its position in Australia, and the reason we now call it Eliza Park
International is because we would like to participate on a worldwide level," Lui said. "We'd also
like to see more clients and investors from other countries in Eliza Park and
Australia from the Northern Hemisphere.
"David O'Callaghan and Phil Marshall and I have come
here to look at the market in the Northern Hemisphere," he continued. "We have been looking
at other opportunities in the Northern Hemisphere. The sales are pretty strong, and the
market is very good."
The Eliza Park team must have liked what they saw in
the European market, as they signed for six mares at Tattersalls, and a further eight through
the first two days at Arqana. Their purchases included Group 3 winner Moment in Time (Tiger Hill) (Lot
No. 1540 at Tattersalls) for 350,000 guineas and listed winner Festoso
(Diesis) (Lot 180b at Arqana), in foal to Galileo, for
O'Callaghan, an advisor to Eliza Park for around 10
years, explained that the Eliza Park International interests would all foal down in Europe at an
as-yet undecided location, and their prospects would be re-evaluated next year.
"They'll foal down here, then subject to what type of
foals they have, the foals will be resold in Europe, and then we'll assess whether the mares
get bred back in the UK and resold, or whether they go to Australia," O'Callaghan
Park International) has about 35-40 mares now, and some of those will be sold, so that'll come
back to around 20. Over time, we'd like to get the broodmare band to around 100. It'll
take some time, because you can't always buy what you want."
O'Callaghan said that it was the strength of the
pedigrees, as well as the market, in Europe that encouraged the Eliza Park International
shareholders to get involved.
"There are different pedigrees, different families
and different physical types," he noted. "The European mares have done very well in Australia over the
last 50 or 60 years. They give you a bit of an outcross to what you have at home, so again it's
just something a bit different. It enables you to use different types of stallions and
different pedigrees, and have access to a different marketplace. As we saw last week it's so strong
in Europe at the moment that it seems silly not to be involved in it somehow."
O'Callaghan added that the Eliza Park International
expansion could also includes forays into the shuttle stallion sector.
"That's certainly something we're keen to look into,"
he said. "We've shuttled quite a few stallions from the Northern Hemisphere over the years, and
that's something we want to continue to do, but probably more in our own ownership.
O'Callaghan also stated that Eliza Park International could
expand into markets in the East.
"Eliza Park International is listed on the Hong Kong
stock exchange, and their other businesses allow them access to a very big client base in
Asia and China," he explained. "So that's something we're certainly aware of, and in the event
that something happens in China, we're well positioned to be able to take advantage of it.
Certainly we can continue trading horses in Singapore and Hong Kong, as we have done in the
$100,000 Sunshine State S., 3&up, 7f (4TH).
$100,000 Hollywood Turf Express S., 3&up, 6fT (4TH).
$85,000 Johnie L. Jamison H., 3&up, 6 1/2f (10TH).
$125,000 Display S., 2yo, 1 1/16m (8TH).
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