Who U Like? Shoe Strap?

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Birdstone joins in the fun, as Shoe Strap (Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) becomes the first starter for that stallion. Shoe Strap is a homebred for Marylou Whitney Stables (who also bred and raced Birdstone). Boot Strap won one race (and $26,760) in her career. However, her sire, Storm Boot, is known for injecting speed in his offspring, which makes a nice cross with Birdstone's stamina. Boot Strap is also a half-sister to two winners, both of which won as 2-year olds.  Boot Strap's dam, Broad Legacy, is also the dam of a 2006 Birdstone offspring, the colt Broad Stone.

Two horses have experience in this race.  Regardlesofoutcome (Bring the Heat - Bridget Says by Patton) has finished 3rd twice in two starts, most recently at Keeneland on April 24 behind the impressive Mr Mistoffelees. He is the first foal out of a dam who earned $100,095 and won as a 2-year old. Good Sermon (Honour and Glory - Sermon by Pulpit) finished 5th at Churchill Downs on April 30th. Good Sermon, who sold for $95,000 as a yearling, is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who earned $52,674. Sermon's first foal, Clearly Foxy, has earned $121,918 through 2008 and won the Natalma Stakes (CAN-III) as a 2-year old.

The top-seller from this race is War Lap (War Chant - Indy Five Hundred by A. P. Indy) who brought $150,000 as a yearling.  War Lap is the first foal out of the grade I winner, Indy Five Hundred, who won the Garden City Breeders' Cup (gr I) and earned $244,510. She was also a 2-year old winner.

Another Dancer (Maria's Mon - Chance Dance by American Chance) is out of the multiple-stakes winning mare, Chance Dance, who earned $339,395 in her career. Another Dancer, who sold for $75,000 as a yearling, is her first foal.

Selling for $50,000 as a yearling was Pointing Home (Point Given - Palace Story by Palace Music). Pointing Home is a half- or full- brother to 6 winners, 3 of which won as 2-year olds.

May 21, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 1:45 PM HRTV

PP Horse
1. Another Dancer
2. Yankee Career
3. Shoe Strap
4. Regardlesofoutcome
5. Calabria
6. Good Sermon
7. Pointing Home
8. Who U Like
War Lap

2-Year Old Works
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May 17

At Santa Anita, General Gray (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Inside Affair by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs in :39.80. General Gray's dam, Inside Affair, was a stakes winner who earned $431,392. Inside Affair's previous 3 foals were all winners at the track.

Recording the same time at the same track was Godfrey Queen (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Star Queen by Kingmambo). Star Queen was a stakes winner who earned $158,072.

Another Medaglia d'Oro offspring who worked on this date was Tasty Temptation (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisia by Tethra) who went 4 furlongs in :51.40 at the Ocala Training Center. Tasty Temptation's dam, Parisia, was a stakes winner at age 2. She has produced one winner. 

L.A. Rules (colt; Peace Rules - L. a. Explosion by Honour and Glory) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80. L.A. Rules is out of a mare who is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners.

At Louisiana Downs, the Peace Rules filly, Peace Reigns, worked 3 furlongs in :40.00. Peace Reigns is out of the Eagle Eyed mare, Diamond Dottie who is the dam of one winner.

Illegal Purse (filly; Saarland - Censored by In Excess (IRE)) worked at Santa Anita, recording a time of :38.20 for 3 furlongs. Illegal Purse is out of the stakes winner, Censored (who earned $329,518), and is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Speight of Hand (colt; Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge) worked 3 furlongs at Saratoga in :39.67. Hitch was a stakes winner who earned $425,561 in her career.  She also was a debut winner as a 2-year old and won the Clipsetta Stakes that same year.  As a broodmare, she has produced 6 winners.

May 19

Despeightitall (colt; Speightstown - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill in :38.40. Despeightitall is a half-brother to 4 winners, including the stakes winner Royal Saint who earned $75,300.

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

May 17 

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Rachel Alexandra (filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :39.20. Rachel Alexandra is entered to race on Thursday, May 22.

Halo Beauty (filly; Peace Rules - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo) - Evangeline Training Center, 3 furlongs, :36.90. Halo Beauty is entered to race on Thursday, May 22. 

Pacificator (colt; Peace Rules - Penthouse Doll by Pentelicus) - Churchill Downs Training, 4 furlongs, :50.80.

May 18

Birdseye (filly; Birdstone - Trail Guide by Our Native) - Lone Star, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :36.49.

River Treck  (colt; Congaree - Gem Treck by Java Gold) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.20. 

Cedros (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Wayward Bound by Mr. Prospector) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :38.20.

Fiesta d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ionian Bride by Icecapade) - Goldmark, 3 furlongs, :37.60.

Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) - Victory Haven Training Center, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :47.60.

Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :50.80. 

Red Bird Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Twirling Angel by Saint Ballado) - Calder, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.80. 

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :47.60.

Saarlanddisourland (filly; Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :49.64.

Doodlebopmcgowan (filly; Speightstown - Royal Sweep by End Sweep) - Frost Training Center, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

In Speight of It (colt; Speightstown - Honest Deceiver by Is It True) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.28.

May 19

Belfast (colt; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :50.40.

Bri N Savannah (filly; Congaree - Walkerton by Copelan) - Woodbine, 2 furlongs, :24.20.

For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :37.00.

Floating On Air (filly; Peace Rules - Charmie's Secret by Secret Hello) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

Danceyoursocksoff (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.40.

Perfectionism (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Soldera by Polish Numbers) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :38.40.

Gatwick (colt; Speightstown - Beauty Halo (ARG) by Southern Halo) - Hastings, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Speight the Halo (colt; Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :46.60 (fastest of 21 works at the distance).

May 20

Cozy Bird (filly; Birdstone - Cozy Island by Cozzene) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Gabby's Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d’Oro – Gabriellina Giof (GB) by Ashkalani (IRE)) - Hollywood, 4 furlongs, :47.20. 

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :37.33.

Rule of Motion (colt; Peace Rules - Poetic Motion by Green Dancer) - Philadelphia Park, 3 furlongs, :38.41.

Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :36.96. 

One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :49.80. 

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :36.88.

Hornung (colt; Speightstown - Deb's Charm by Silver Charm) - Hollywood, 2 furlongs, :24.00.

Mother Ruth (filly; Speightstown - Seven Four Seven by Colonial Affair) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :50.17.

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