Regardlesofoutcome Rachel Alexandra will be a Halo Beauty

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Regardlessofoutcome jumped out the gate and never looked back.  He took the race by more than 7 and Elvis Trujillo never raised his stick.  Shoe Strap hesitated at the start and then almost completely stopped when Regardlessofoutcome crossed over in front of him to head towards the rail.  I am not saying that Regardlessofoutcome interfered with Shoe Strap, but he may have intimidated our little guy a bit. Still, Shoe Strap made a little move on the outside, passed one horse and finished just a neck out of 6th. Good Sermon hung around for 2nd, while War Lap (who was the even money favorite) finished third while running primarily on the wrong lead.  Another Dancer was scratched.

Result: May 21, 2008 
Churchill Downs Race 2

Good Sermon
War Lap

Equibase Chart

Rachel Alexandra and Halo Beauty

The day has finally arrived when we have two horses entered on the same day, as Rachel Alexandra (filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar) and Halo Beauty (filly; Peace Rules - Halo Tyra by Sunny's Halo) are both scheduled to go to the post on May 22.  It would have been convenient if they were in the same race, but that would be too easy. So, we'll look at them in post time order.

May 22, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 9
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 5:26 PM HRTV

PP Horse
1. Rachel Alexandra
2. Best Lass
3. Symbology
4. Star of War
5. Trusty Temper
6. Songtress
7. Runningonaprayer
8. Outside
Missy Lou
D J's Dreamer
Cameron Crazies

Rachel Alexandra is the first foal out a stakes winner who broke her maiden in her 2-year old debut.

A number of familiar faces in this one. Corlett (Outofthebox - Hold Your Hush by Alwuhush) and D J's Dancer (Champali - Viola D. by Turkoman) both ran in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 19 finishing 6th and 4th respectively. Corlett is a half-sister to Decisive Blow, a stakes-place earner of $80,290. D J's Dreamer, by first year sire Champali, is out of a dam who earned $88,260 including a 3rd in the Guttenberg Stakes as a 2-year old. She has produced 5 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old.  2 of her winners are by Glitterman, sire of Champali. Included in this number is Glitter Mean who earned $122,546 and was stakes-placed. 

Star of War (Cuvee - Miss Awesome by Awesome Again) and Missy Lou (Yonaguska - Hard Freeze by It's Freezing) finished 4th and 5th in a 4.5 furlong race at Churchill on May 1. Star of War is a half-sister to one winner. Missy Lou is out of mare who earned $255,061 including a 2nd in the Debutante as a 2-year old. She also broke her maiden in her debut.  Missy Lou is a half-sister to 7 winners and a full-sister to the winner Honest to Betsy who finished 4th in the Adirondack (gr. II) as a 2-year old.

Two horses ran in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 25. Symbology (Omega Code - Inside Circle by Pentelicus) finished 3rd in that race. Symbology is by first-year stallion Omega Code who won the Ron and Jessman Cloud Memorial Stakes as a 2-year old.  He also won the San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) the following year. As of today, Omega Code has had 6 starters and no winners. Symbology is a half-sister to 2 stakes winners including Endless Circle who won the Aspirant Stakes as a 2-year old. Finishing 2nd in that April 25 race was Cameron Crazies (Lion Heart - D Hail Mary by Defensive Play). A $125,000 yearling, Cameron Crazies is a half-sister to 3 winners, 2 of which won as 2-year olds. Lion Heart has had 4 winners from 8 starters, so far in his stud career.

Also by a first-year stallion is Best Lass (Werblin - Tejano's Love by Tejano) who sold for $120,000 as a 2-year old. Werblin, who was third in both the San Vicente (gr. II) and San Rafael (gr. II) and was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old, has not yet had a starter. Best Lass is a half-sister to one winner who broke her maiden in her first two-year old start.

The top-seller in the race is Runningonaprayer (Songandaprayer - Tribal Run by Cherokee Run) who brought $130,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners. 

Outside (Out of Place - Hello Fanny by Hello Gorgeous) is out of the stakes-placed mare, Hello Fanny, who earned $111,188 (including $50,180 as a 2-year old). Hello Fanny has produced 6 winners.

May 22, 2008
Evangeline Downs Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
4.5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 8:38 PM

PP Horse
1. Holy Forever
2. Halo Beauty
3. Reckon
4. Diamond Mission
5. Pal's Dream
6. Trinket
7. Tensas Cool Town
8. Smokin' Lil' Irene
Precisely Correct

Halo Beauty is the first foal out of the stakes winning dam, Halo Tyra, who earned $154,564. Halo Tyra did not run as a 2-year old, but she did win her 3-year old debut.

Tensas Cool Town (Leestown - Cool Kiss by Air Forbes Won) is a half-sister to 2 winners including 2008 Hallowed Dreams Stakes winner Tensas Gray Girl who has earned $63,470 through 2008. Leestown does not yet have a 2008 2-year old winner, but in 6 crops of racing age he has sired 36 2-year old winners (from 153 starters).

Diamond Mission (Deputy Diamond - Buddy's Mission) is out of the stakes-placed mare, Buddy's Mission who earned $66,203 ($38,513 as a 2-year old). Buddy's Mission is the dam of 3 winners from 3 to race including 1 2-year old winner. Deputy Diamond has sired 11 2-year old winners (from 59 starters), but none this year.

The dam of Trinket (Abajo - Full of Secrets by Montbrook) is a half- or full- sister to 7 winners including stakes winners Regiment and Eternal Cup. Abajo has had one 2-year old winner this year (from one starter). Overall, he has sired 9 2-year old winners (from 29 to race). 

2-Year Old Works
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May 21

The Congaree filly, Conseated Lady worked 3 furlongs in :38.30 at Saratoga. Conseated Lady is the first foal out of the Slew City Slew mare Seattle Stardust. Seattle Stardust is a half-sister to millionaire Singletary whose victories included the 2004 Breeders' Cup Mile. Singletary was also a debut winner at 2.

Also at Saratoga, Esperanza d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Seasonal by Deputy Minister) worked 3 furlongs in :40.02. Esperanza d'Oro's dam is a half-sister to 4 winners including the stakes winner Stay Close who earned $340,578.

At Arlington, the Medaglia d'Oro filly, Sue's Update worked 3 furlongs in :37.20. Sue's Update is the first foal out of the grade III winner, Sue's Good News who earned $218,078 in her career.

Two new Smarty Jones offspring join the worktab.  The filly Me You and Her worked 3 furlongs in :37.96 at Saratoga. Me You and Her is out of the unraced Deputy Minister mare, Toi Et Moi. Toi Et Moi has produced 2 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old. Toi Et Moi is also a half-sister to grade I winners, You and I and Chaposa Springs. At Louisiana Downs, Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) worked 3 furlongs in :35.80. Miss Seffens was a stakes winner who earned $502,600. She also won at first asking as a 2-year old.

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

May 21

Jazzandthemagician (colt; Birdstone - Pat Hand by Cape Town) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :50.60.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :52.60. 

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) -  Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:02.60.

Sugaree Gold (filly; Congaree - Sugar is Gold by Slew o' Gold) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :49.20. 

Ameribelle (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Miz United States by Valid Appeal) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :36.20.

Pearl of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Maderia M'dear by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :51.60.

Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) - Ocala Training Center, 3 furlongs, :36.20.

Lippy Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Jive Talker by Time for a Change) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :47.60.

Valid Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :52.60.

Indemand (filly; Saarland - One Bat Cat by Mountain Cat) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.40. 

Mission Gap (colt; Speightstown - Chase Gap by Hennessy) - Winding Oaks Farm, 2 furlongs, :27.40. 

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :36.60.


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