Don’t Tell My Wife about Love and War in the Jasmine Gardens; Races – February 27, 2008

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Aqueduct Race 4
Maiden Claiming ($35,000)
6 furlongs
3-Year Olds
New York bred
Post Time: 1:55 PM; HRTV, TVG

First-Timers:  On Request (Volponi – Fantasy Quest by Coronado’s Quest) and Don’t Tell My Wife (Matty G – We Are Daring by Daring Groom).

Neither first-timer sold at auction.  Don’t Tell My Wife’s dam won $78,751 and has produced 4 winners from 4 horses to race including Daysman who won $83,275.

Eassa (Successful Appeal – Vintage Love by Alydeed) sold for $90,000 as a yearling.  He is also a half-brother to Imperial Zip whose $104,890 earnings include a third in the Finger Lakes Juvenile Stakes. Boston Chief (Chief Seattle – Gone to Boston by Mr. Greeley) brought $23,000 as a yearling (at a sale where the average was $22,000).  His dam won $117,070. Also selling above average at his sale was Daddy Eddie (City Zip – Travellin’ Along by Silver Ghost) who sold for $56,000 as a 2-year old.

Experienced horses with notable family connections include Doctor Problum (Distinctive Pro – Answer True by Dr. Blum) whose dam earned $73,570.  Answer True has produced 4 winners including True Crimson who earned $106,392.  Charity Fight (Western Expression – Honey’s Contender by Key Contender) is out of a dam who earned $86,070 including a third in the New York Oaks.  She has produced one winner.

Gulfstream Park Race 7
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
3-Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 4:11 PM; HRTV

First Time Starters:  Julia Tuttle (Giant’s Causeway – Candy Cane (ARG) by Ride the Rails), Queen of Hearts (Thunder Gulch – Betrayer (ARG) by Fain (ARG)), and Jasmine Gardens (Mineshaft – Diamond Corner by Deputy Minister).

Queen of Hearts was the only one of the debut horses to have sold at auction as she brought $115,000 as a yearling. Her dam has produced 7 winners including Grade III winner Babae (CHI) who earned $755,334 and Zorro Rojo who was a Group I winner in Peru.

The sales-topper among all the entrants in this race is Splendorella (Deputy Minister – Fairy Tale by Seattle Slew) who brought $360,000 as a yearling. Splendorella is a half-sister to two winners.  Other auction horses of note include Move It (More Than Ready – Garvin’s Gal by Seattle Slew) who brought $300,000 as a yearling and Magnificent Melody (Unbridled’s Song – Sheepscot by Easy Goer who sold for $250,000.  Move It’s dam has produced 2 winners including Group III winner Agol Lack who earned $220,437.  Magnificent Melody’s dam, Sheepscot, was a stakes winner who earned $153,446.  She has produced 4 winners including Grade II stakes winner Navesink River (whose earnings totaled $331,105) and Group I winner Astronomer Royal (earnings of $421,996).

Another horse with interesting family connections is Dattts R Girl Addy (Vindication – Fatal Distraction by Hatchet Man).  Her dam was a stakes winner of $64,629 who has produced 4 winners and 2 stakes winners including First Spear who earned $365,114. 

Santa Anita Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
1 Mile Turf
3-Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 6:29 PM; HRTV

First-time starter Love and War (War Chant – Swearingen by Deposit Ticket).

Love and War is out of the stakes winner Swearingen who earned $673,233.  She has produced one winner.

Among those who have run, the sales-topper was Change Tack (Mizzen Mast – Jibe by Danzig) who sold for $168,518 as a 2-year old.  Her dam, Jibe, was a stakes winner of $98,912.  Another sales horse of note is Fire n’ Brimstone (Pulpit – Joi’s Flame by Strawberry Road (AUS)) who sold for $145,000 as a 2-year old.  She is out of a stakes-placed mare who won $218,040 and has produced 2 winners.

Starzig (Danzig – Starrer) has the most impressive family credentials as she is out of Grade I millionaire Starrer.  Starzig is Starrer’s first foal.

The dam of Quite Beautiful (Malibu Moon – Very Beautiful by Greinton (GB)) has produced 5 winners including Soldiers Fortune who earned $129,382 and ran third in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes. 

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