Yo Joe, 2-Year Olds at Keeneland April 4; Plus Workouts

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April 4, 2008
Keeneland Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 furlongs
2-Year Olds
Post Time: 2:15 PM; TVG

PP Horse
1. Cowboy at Heart
2. Yo Joe
3. Go Flight
4. Merkel
5. Iron Legacy
6. Notonthesamepage
7. Kickapoo

First 2-year old race to be featured in this blog is the 3rd Race on opening day at Keeneland (April 4th).  None of our spotlight stallions have offspring in this race, but there is one first-crop sire represented, as Ocean Terrace is the sire of Cowboy at Heart (Ocean Terrace - Vic's Nostalgia by Nostalgia's Star).  Ocean Terrace was a grade III winner of $160,400.  He also was a winner in his 2-year old debut.  Cowboy at Heart's dam earned $101,308.  However, her first win did not come until she was 4.  She has produced one winner.

The top seller from this group was Merkel (Forest Wildcat - Lady Blockbuster by Silent Screen) who brought $150,000 as a yearling.  Lady Blockbuster was a stakes-winner who earned $83,854.  She has produced 5 winners including 2 stakes winners, none of which won as 2-year olds.  Her stakes winners include Mellow Fellow who won or placed in 6 graded stakes and earned $553,916.  However, he did not start until age 3. 

Another with good sale statistics is Kickapoo (Indian Charlie - Rainbow's End by Siphon (BRZ) who sold for $75,000 as a yearling. His dam won $9,166.  Kickapoo is her first foal.

Notonthesamepage (Catienus - Blue Holiday by Cure the Blues) is out of a dam who earned $303,170, but did not race until she was 3.  She has had one offspring to race, Destiny's Pet, who has yet to reach the winner's circle.  However, she did start as a 2-year old.

Yo Joe (Wertaloona - Yoshi Go by Rivergo) is by the Oklahoma sire, Wertaloona who currently has 6 named 2-year olds.  His dam was unraced, but she produced 2 winners including the stakes-placed Yo Fanci who earned $88,712.  Yo Fanci did not race as a 2-year old, but Yoshi Go's other winner won as a 2-year old. (Yoshi Go has 4 foals, all by Wertaloona.  They are called, Yo Fanci, Yo Little Mama, Yo Ceeya, and Yo Joe). 

2-Year Old Works

Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

Prime Time (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Sioux City by Carson City) worked 3 furlongs at Keeneland in :37.40 on 04/03.

Also working at Keeneland on 04/03 was Medaglia d'Onore who went 4 furlongs in :48.60.

Working at Santa Anita was One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) who recorded a time of :25.00 for 2 furlongs on 04/03.

New to this blog

Renda, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro out of the Capote mare, Ten Carats, worked 3 furlongs on 04/03 at Calder recording a time of :39.00. Ten Carats earned $131,855 in a stakes-placed career. Renda is her 2nd foal.  Her first foal, Diamond Sucker, was a winner who earned $52,085. Diamond Sucker raced 4 times as a 2-year old with one 2nd.   

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