This blog is mostly a laundry list of works, but I wanted to make sure everyone was kept up-to-date with the 2-year olds. Someone please remind me not to get behind posting these again. I am also curious whether any names sound particularly interesting or meaningful to anyone.
2-Year Old Works
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in
Alexabella (filly; Congaree - Diane's Birthday by With Approval), 4 furlongs at Keeneland in :49.60.
Ambraw (colt; Congaree - Fabulous Flight by Flying Continental), 5 furlongs at Silverton Hill Farm in 1:05.11.
(colt; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage), 3 furlongs at Lone
Star Park in :35.20. This was the fastest of 26 works at
Lookin Left (colt; Congaree - Santa Fe Strip by Phone Trick), 3 furlongs at Will Rogers Downs in :36.80.
(colt; Pleasantly Perfect – Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat), 3 furlongs
at Monmouth Park in :34.20. Rapid Redux previously
appeared in this blog under the name Storm Leopard. Somewhere along
the way, he has undergone a name change. I like the old one better,
but it's not my horse.
River Treck (colt; Congaree - Gem Treck by Java Gold), 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :37.60.
Katolak Cowboy (colt; Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) returned to the worktab after racing on April 20, working 3 furlongs in :35.80 at Woodbine (5th fastest of 39 works).
Also back after racing was Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) who worked at Arlington Park, going 4 furlongs in :51.40.
(filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ten Carats by Capote), 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Calder.
Town (colt; Peace Rules - Darnestown by Williamstown), 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Laurel.
Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d’Oro – Gabriellina Giof (GB) by
Ashkalani (IRE)), 4 furlongs in :46.40 at Hollywood.
Singing Rose (filly; Congaree - Dial a Song by Mining), 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Keeneland - Singing Rose has been entered in a race at Churchill Downs on May 1.
New to this blog
Two horses with foot-related names both worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs. Shoe Strap (colt; Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) recorded a time of :38.60 over the sloppy going while Danceyoursocksoff (filly;
Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch) worked in :37.60. Shoe
Strap is the first foal out of a winning mare. Danceyoursocksoff is a
half-sister to 6 winners.
Aerin She Lovely (filly;
Birdstone - Strawberrydaiquiri by Cherokee Run, who happens to be the
first named Birdstone foal alphabetically, worked 4 furlongs at Calder
in :53.00. The dam of Aerin She Lovely is a half-sister to Wimbledon,
who earned $443,818 including a win in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).
(filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Uluvitnunoit by Evansville Slew) went 3
furlongs in :38.56 at Prairie Meadows (where presumably they have very
precise timekeepers.) Uluvitnunoit was a stakes winner who earned
$105,795. Luvthat d'Oro is her first foal.
At Evangeline Downs, Delachaise Dreams
(filly; Congaree - Rovie Wade by Silver Ghost) worked 3 furlongs in
:37.20. Rovie Wade is a half-sister to 2 stakes winners including the
grade III winner, Minor Wisdom.
Halo Beauty (filly; Peace
Rules - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo) went 4 furlongs in :52.01 at the
Evangeline Training Center. Halo Beauty is the first foal out of a
stakes winning dam who earned $154,564.
Last but not least on this date, Go Smarty Go (colt;
Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) worked 3 furlongs in :37.44
at Belmont Park. Go Smarty Go is a half-brother to 2 winners including
Higher World, a stakes winner who earned $278,948 ($213,210 as a 2-year
Winestone (filly; Birdstone - Miz Dixie by Dixieland Band), who happens to currently be the last Birdstone 2-year old alphabetically, worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Delaware Park. Miz Dixie was unraced, but she is a half- or full-sister to three winners including stakes-placed Five Towns.
At Arlington, Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) went 4 furlongs in :53.80. Cat's Cradle was a Grade I stakes winner who earned $807,808 including 3 victories and a third as a 2-year old. She broke her maiden in her first start at 4.5 furlongs. In her career, she won or placed in 17 stakes.
At Woodbine, the cleverly named Bear Onamission (colt; Congaree - Milagra by Maria's Mon) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40. Milagra was a winner who earned $103,596. She is the dam of Bear Holiday who was three for three as a 2-year old including victories in the Silver Deputy and Colin Stakes.
Not Telling (colt; Saarland - Country Penny by Country Pine) worked 2 furlongs in :26.55 at Crupi's New Castle Farm. Not Telling is a half-brother to one winner.
And, most important of all, on April 29, Curly went 5 furlongs in 1:03.40 at Arlington Park. Good to see Curly back on the worktab. I am looking forward to his next start.