Candy Ride's El Brujo takes down Sargon and the Cowboy

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First-time starter El Brujo and the experienced Broadway Al battled throughout the stretch in this one with El Brujo prevailing by a head to become the first winner for Candy Ride. Silver Rocket closed nicely to pick up third. Sargon and Katolak Cowboy finished 5th and 6th respectively. Katolak Cowboy ran evenly, maintaining his 6th spot the whole way round. On the other hand, Sargon started slow, but gained some good ground at the end and would seem to have benefited from the experience.

Result: June 8, 2008 
Woodbine Race 3

El Brujo
Broadway Al
Silver Rocket

Equibase Chart 

James Dances Over Times, Express, and Cradle

Three out of the 7 (after the scratch of My Pal Richie) runners in this race were Maiden Watch horses, but the best finish was Tranquil Times' third place. Becky's Express and Cradle of Peace finished 6th and 7th respectively. My Dominick James was an impressive debut runner, taking the lead in the stretch and drawing off to a new track record for 4.5 furlongs. He also took all the early money from the bettors, although Join in the Dance was the favorite when the gates opened. Tranquil Times was a bit green in the stretch, so should benefit from the experience.

Result: June 8, 2008 
Arlington Race 8

My Dominick James
Join in the Dance
Tranquil Times

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2-Year Old Works

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June 7

Dawn's Early Song (colt; Birdstone - Aurora Too by Sky Classic) worked at Crupi's New Castle Farm recording a time of :26.04 for 2 furlongs. Dawn's Early Song is the first foal out of the winning mare, Aurora Too. Aurora Too is a half-sister to 6 winners, including 2 stakes winners.

June 8

At Woodbine, the Birdstone colt, Mine That Bird (Birdstone - Mining My Own by Smart Strike) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40. Mine That Bird is the first foal out of the unraced mare, Mining My Own who is a half-sister to 5 winners including stakes winner, Golden Sunray.

Steel Lucky (filly; Congaree - Luck (ARG) by Kasteel (FR) worked 3 furlongs from the gate at Thistledown in :37.40. Steel Lucky's dam, Luck, was a group I winner in Argentina and $489,070. She has produced 3 winners.

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs at Churchill Downs in :39.00. French-bred Just Right sold for $200,000 as a yearling. His dam, Slewvera, was group III-placed in France and grade II-placed in the U.S. and earned $137,974. Slewvera has produced 3 winners including grade I winner Boboman who earned $439,758.

Working 3 furlongs in :38.80 at Monmouth Park was Ninepiecesofeight (filly; Saarland - Afleet Francais by Afleet). Ninepiecesofeight is a half-brother to 5 winners, 3 of which won as 2-year olds.

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) worked 4 furlongs in :53.02 at Belmont. Haynesfield sold for $100,000 as yearling. Nothing Special was a stakes winner who earned $266,590. She has produced 4 winners.

June 9

Signet Ring (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Runaway Royalty by Runaway Groom) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Churchill Downs. Signet Ring is a half-brother to 6 winners including grade III stakes winner, Air Rocket who earned $406,328. Air Rocket also won 3 races as a 2-year old.

At Calder, Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) worked 3 furlongs in :38.80. Schrader Rules is the first foal of out a winning mare who earned $56,720 and is a half-sister to 5 winners.

June 10

At Saratoga, the Birdstone colt, Hoopoe (Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :41.02. Hoopoe, who was a $220,000 yearling, is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to four winners including stakes winner, Throng.

Promise Me Merlot (colt; Peace Rules - Promise Me Magic by Pentelicus) worked 4 furlongs at Calder in :49.80. Promise Me Merlot sold for $55,000 as a yearling. He is out of a winner mare who earned $100,700. She has produced 2 winners from 2 runners.

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

June 7

Not Telling (colt; Saarland - Country Penny by Country Pine) - Crupi's New Castle Farm, 3 furlongs, :39.68. 

June 8

Birdseye (filly; Birdstone - Trail Guide by Our Native) - Lone Star, 5 furlongs, 1:01.20.

Phu Bird (Birdstone - Phu Cat by Tabasco Cat) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :38.20.

Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :36.87. 

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) - River Downs, 3 furlongs, :38.00.

Robbin Da Hood (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Hide the Bride by Runaway Groom) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :53.73.

Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) - Arlington, 5 furlongs, 1:05.20.

Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) - Calder, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) - Arlington, 5 furlongs, 1:00.80.

Rapid Redux (colt; Pleasantly Perfect – Thiscatsforcaryl by Storm Cat) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Keefer (colt; Smarty Jones - Shootforthestars by Seattle Slew) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.83.

Pick's Express (colt; Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :37.60.

June 9

Summer Bird (colt; Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 3 furlongs, :38.30.

Ambraw (colt; Congaree - Fabulous Flight by Flying Continental) - Churchill Downs Training, 3 furlongs, :39.00.

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) - Thistledown, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.40.

For All Who Conga (colt; Congaree - For All Who Dream by Eltish) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

River Fancy (filly; Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.97.

Rue Du Bois (filly; Congaree - Aroz by Fappiano) - Delaware Park, 3 furlongs, :37.20. 

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.20. 

Min d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Min Elreeh by Danzig) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.43.

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) - Belmont, 4 furlongs (gate), :48.07. 

Pearl of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Maderia M'dear by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Perfectionism (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Soldera by Polish Numbers) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :49.80. 

Royal Treaty (colt; Saarland - Itama by Tabasco Cat) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 3 furlongs, :38.30.  

Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :52.68.

Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :48.43.

Spot On (filly; Speightstown - Cedar Knolls by Broad Brush) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.22.

June 10

Texas Birdstone (colt; Birdstone - Imatexantoo by Ray's Pegasus) -  Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :51.20.

Belfast (colt; Congaree - Southerncomfortgal by Hermitage) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.60.

C. S. Silk (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Remember the Day by Settlement Day) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.  

Gabby's Golden Gal (filly; Medaglia d’Oro – Gabriellina Giof (GB) by Ashkalani (IRE)) - Hollywood, 4 furlongs, :46.40.  

Danceyoursocksoff (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Come Dancing by Two Punch) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.20. 

Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.92.

Saardona (filly; Saarland - Golden Penny by Touch Gold) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :39.20.

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :47.40. 

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