Jojo goes by them all


It looked like our two horses, Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) and Persian (colt; Peace Rules - Lady Cheryl by Williamstown), took the match race reference to heart as they finished just a head apart.  Unfortunately, they finished 4th and 5th respectively and did not threaten the top three. The early part of the race was dominated by a speed duel between the filly, Mine All Mine, and the high-seller, Bullion Cache.  Mine All Mine put away Bullion Cache, but she couldn't hold off the oncoming Theregoesjojo who closed rather impressively to win going away.

Result: May 26, 2008 
Churchill Downs Race 7

Mine All Mine
Bullion Cache

Equibase Chart

2-Year Old Works
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May 26

At Woodbine, Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20. Wiggle and a Wink, who sold for $45,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of stakes winner Friendofthefamily.

Follow the Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Floramera by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :36.60, the 2nd fastest of 26 works at the distance. Follow the Rules' dam was stakes-placed and earned $105,099.  She has produced 2 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old.  She is also a half-sister to Brian's Time, millionaire and multiple graded stakes winner.

At Camarero, La Equivocada (Smarty Jones - Dragonada by Nureyev) worked 2 furlongs in :23.60. La Equivocada's dam, Dragonada, earned $102,639 including 2nd in the La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (group III). She has produced 2 winners one of which won as a 2-year old.

Another Smarty Jones filly, Winnie the Stew (Smarty Jones - Bella Gatto by Storm Cat) was on track at Emerald Downs where she went 3 furlongs in :37.60. Winnie the Stew's dam was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old. She has produced 2 winners, 1 2-year old winner.

Working 3 furlongs in :38.72 at Saratoga was Spot On (filly; Speightstown - Cedar Knolls by Broad Brush). Spot On sold for $90,000 as a yearling. His dam, Cedar Knolls, was a stakes winner who earned $312,648 and has two winners, 1 2-year old winner.

2-Year Old Works
Returning to the WorkTab (horses previously mentioned in this blog)

May 26 

Aerin She Lovely (filly; Birdstone - Strawberrydaiquiri by Cherokee Run) - Calder, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.40.

Summer Bird (colt; Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 3 furlongs, :37.52.

Renda (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ten Carats by Capote) - Calder, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.80.

Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) - Calder, 3 furlongs (gate), :37.60.

Danceyoursocksoff (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.40.

Illegal Purse (filly; Saarland - Censored by In Excess (IRE)) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :39.40.

Royal Treaty (colt; Saarland - Itama by Tabasco Cat) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 3 furlongs, :39:02.

Despeightitall (colt; Speightstown - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :36.80.

Mother Ruth (filly; Speightstown - Seven Four Seven by Colonial Affair) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :49.43.

The Red Seat (colt; Speightstown - Luna Real (ARG) by Mutakddim) - San Luis Rey, 2 furlongs, :24.60.

May 27 

For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

Gabby's Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d’Oro – Gabriellina Giof (GB) by Ashkalani (IRE)) - Hollywood, 5 furlongs, :57.80. 

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) - Belmont, 3 furlongs (gate), :37.72.

Warrior's Reward (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - For All You Do by Seeking the Gold) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :52.00.

Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.90.

One Perfect Karat (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Golden Fanfare by Seeking the Gold) - Santa Anita, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00. 

Exile (colt; Speightstown - Ruff by Clever Trick) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :38.80.

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :51.00.


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Is there any indication of when a Smarty or P.P. might make their debut?? Thanks!

28 May 2008 9:34 AM

why are you not posting any information about Chapel Royals first crop?

28 May 2008 10:40 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

rmarsh - We started out watching the offspring of Birdstone, Medaglia d'Oro, Pleasantly Perfect, Smarty Jones, and Speightstown.  On March 12th, I asked for other sire recommendations and added Congaree, Peace Rules, and Saarland based on reader's comments. It is impossible to follow every first-year sire in depth. However, we do comment on all offspring by first-year sires in the races we profile.

We certainly welcome posting from readers about other first-year sires and 2-year olds in general.

28 May 2008 12:13 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Frank - The first Pleasantly Perfect offspring, Rapid Redux, ran on May 16. It was a very promising debut in the slop.

Not sure about the Smartys, although we are starting to see more horses on the worktab. Keefer has been working regularly the past couple of weeks.

28 May 2008 12:17 PM

Any word on the Read the Footnotes offspring that have made it to the track this year?

28 May 2008 1:24 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

XIIPointStables - 2 Read the Footnotes offspring have started: The colt, Downrigger finished 6th in a MSW at Keeneland on 4/9. The filly, Fast Footnote finished 4th in a MSW at Belmont on 5/15.  

28 May 2008 1:46 PM

Thanks. Is there a link to a site or page where I can see all of them listed so I can follow them by stable mail?

28 May 2008 2:17 PM

It would be great to hear more about the offspring of Lion Heart.  His first crop has gotten off to an awesome start (with Pride, Hostile, etc. getting wins for their sire).  I know you can't do every runner for first crop of sires, but if you have a chance, please look at Lion Heart.  Thank you!

28 May 2008 3:29 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Mysti - there is a Lion Heart running in tomorrow's race called Cameron Crazies.  You can read more about her here.

28 May 2008 7:00 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

XIIPointStables - Brisnet offers a stallion option as part of their Stable Alert.

It's 35 cents a day per sire.  

Another option is to look up all the named offspring for a sire and enter them manually enter them into your Stable Mail.  To find all the offspring of a sire, you can go to the free site: (although this is not always 100% correct and almost certainly not complete) or a pay service such as

28 May 2008 7:04 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

XIIPointStables - Read the Footnotes has an offspring in one of today's feature races, the filly Tailbytherail.

31 May 2008 9:15 AM

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