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
2-Year Old Works
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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)
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.
(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.
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.
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.