For All Who Conga with Zigaree

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For All Who Conga becomes the first winner for Congaree and then less than 3 hours later, Zigaree scores another victory for Congaree.  Overall, June 15 was a good day for Maiden Watch horses.  In addition to the 2 wins, we had 1 second, 2 thirds, and a fourth.

For All Who Conga chased the pace set by Lots of Tricks and Birdcaper. Birdcaper briefly put his head in front, but he couldn't hold off For All Who Conga who drew off to win by more than 2. Birdcaper held well to take 2nd and more than redeem himself after finishing 6th first time out (when his saddle slipped). Pound Foolish finished 3rd once again. The all Maiden Watch exacta paid $71.60. Check out the show prices in this one. Very unusual, especially in a maiden race. It appears that the odd-on favorite, Safety Squeeze (who finished 4th) must have attracted a large assemblage of "bridge jumpers" who loaded up on the show pool.

Result: June 15, 2008 
Calder Race 1

For All Who Conga
Pound Foolish

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Zigaree Makes it Two for Congaree

In some ways this race was similar to For All Who Conga's victory. Zigaree sat off the pace setters Blaze Buster and Bertsgoldenmissile and then swept to the lead.  The difference was that Zigaree had to hold off the charge of Zava Jack. But, he continued to hold him off to the wire and finished a neck in front. Zigaree also had to contend with the large field and learned some good lessons about running in traffic.

Result: June 15, 2008 
Louisiana Downs Race 3

Zigaree $14.60
Zava Jack

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The Persian Can't Overtake the Doctor and the Lord

Lord Dubai set the pace in this one and then Voodoo Doctor overtook him in the stretch.  Those two were much the best, as they left the field behind. However, the best of the rest was Persian who raced in mid-pack and then passed a few. Persian hasn't been very flashing in his young career, but he keeps plodding along and should get a win someday. 

Result: June 15, 2008 
Churchill Downs Race 6

Voodoo Doctor
Lord Dubai

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It's a Glitter City in Hollywood

Gabby's Golden Gal took all the money in this one, but it was Lippy Rules who jumped out of the gate and went to the lead dueling with Glitter City. But the experienced one prevailed, to become the first winner for City Place. Lippy Rules tired, but did well to hang around for fourth. Emmy Darling closed nicely for 2nd. Gabby's Golden Gal looked to be in the perfect spot behind the pacesetters, but didn't have the punch to go by them. Still, third is not bad for the first start.

Result: June 15, 2008 
Hollywood Park Race 2

Glitter City
Emmy Darling
Gabby's Golden Gal

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Peace Town hopes to Rockaroundthepark so Dont Pass Em

Peace Town (Peace Rules - Darnestown by Williamstown) makes his debut at Delaware Park in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest. Peace Town, who sold for $50,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $94,280.  She did not race as a 2-year old, but she did win her 3-year old debut. She is also a half-sister to 9 winners, 3 of which won as 2-year olds.

First-year stallion Roar of the Tiger is the sire of Shyisha (Roar of the Tiger - Miss Molliemac by Fighting Fit). Roar of the Tiger, who is a full-brother to Giant's Causeway, has sired 3 winners from 8 starters. Shyisha has had one start, a 2 furlong race on May 18 in which he finished 7th. Shyisha is out of a winning dam who has produced 2 winners both of which won as 2-year olds.

Great Love (Great Notion - Always Love by Not For Love) and Dont Pass Em (Forest Wildcat - Open Window by Trempolino) raced against each other in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight race at Pimlico on May 31 with Great Love finishing 2nd and Dont Pass Em 4th. Great Love is by first-year sire, Great Notion who has had 2 starters (including Great Love) with one winner. Great Notion himself was a stakes winner who was 2 for 2 as a 2-year old and earned $194,608 in his career. Great Love's dam, Always Love, was a 2-year old winner who earned $60,009 in her career. Dont Pass Em is a full-brother to two winners including Wild Chick who finished 3rd in the Schuylerville (gr. II) as a 2-year old and earned $171,282 in her career. Dont Pass Em sold for $85,000 as a yearling.

My Pal Max (Max's Pal - How to Splash by Bucksplasher) is a half- or full-brother to 3 winners including 2 2-year old winners and his dam is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners.

The dam of Sky Clipper (E Dubai - Tiffany Lu by Slew o' Gold) has produced 6 winners including 3 2-year old winners.

Helookslikearnold (Lion Hearted - Thracian by Partner's Hero) is the first foal out of an unraced dam who is half-sister to 4 winners including stakes winner Spirited Game who earned $270,562.

Rockaroundthepark (Ecton Park - Tamur by Siphon (BRZ)) is a half-brother to one runner who finished 3rd as a 2-year old. 

June 17, 2008
Delaware Park Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 2:06 PM

PP Horse
1. Great Love
2. Helookslikearnold
3. Dont Pass Em
4. Rockaroundthepark
5. My Pal Max
6. Shyisha
Peace Town
Sky Clipper

2-Year Old Works

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June 15

Congaway (filly; Congaree - Fleeting Ways by Afleet) worked 4 furlongs at Lone Star Park in :54.20. Congaway's dam, Fleeting Ways, won $162,780 in a career that included 1 win, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds as a 2-year old. Fleeting Ways has produced 6 winners including stakes winner Skipjack who earned $162,280.

At Hollywood Park, Gato Roar (colt; Speightstown - Madame Roar by Roar) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60. Gato Roar, who sold for $150,000 as a 2-year old, is out of a stakes winning mare who earned $251,796 in her career. Madame Roar also won her 2-year old debut and placed 2nd in the Black Swan Stakes that same year. Gato Roar is a half-brother to 2 winners, both of which were 2-year old winners.

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

June 15

Mine That Bird (colt; Birdstone - Mining My Own by Smart Strike) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) - River Downs, 3 furlongs, :40.00.

Conga Queen (filly; Congaree - Special Test by Hawkin's Special) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) - Thistledown, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.00. 

Dance the Cha Cha (colt; Congaree - Garden Dance by El Prado (IRE)) - Thistledown, 4 furlongs, :50.00. 

Hank the Billymax (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Twining Star by Twining) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :38.60.

Renda (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Ten Carats by Capote) - Calder, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

Retraceable (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Embraceable by Dehere) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :49.80.

Noble Rule (filly; Peace Rules - Vienna Knickers by Noble Saint) - Calder, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:04.40.

Rule of Motion (colt; Peace Rules - Poetic Motion by Green Dancer) - Philadelphia Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.75.

Just Right (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Slewvera by Seattle Slew) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.60.

Despeightitall (colt; Speightstown - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :51.60.

Western Fire (colt; Speightstown - Under Fire by Gulch) - Lone Star Park, 4 furlongs, :54.40.

June 16 

S. S. Stone (colt; Birdstone - Sing and Swing by Dixieland Band) -  Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :48.20.

Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :37.24.

Summer Bird (colt; Birdstone - Hong Kong Squall by Summer Squall) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Bri N Savannah (filly; Congaree - Walkerton by Copelan) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :51.60.

River Fancy (filly; Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.76.

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.80.  

Min d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Min Elreeh by Danzig) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :51.02. 

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) - Belmont, 5 furlongs, 1:02.72.  

Pearl of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Maderia M'dear by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.20.

Robbin Da Hood (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Hide the Bride by Runaway Groom) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :53.41.

Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) -  Calder, 3 furlongs, :39.20.

Into My Soul (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Stop Traffic by Cure the Blues) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :38.16.

Perfectionism (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Soldera by Polish Numbers) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :51.80.

Royal Treaty (colt; Saarland - Itama by Tabasco Cat) - Hunter Farm Training Center, 4 furlongs, :52.10.   

Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.68.

Munnings (colt; Speightstown - La Comete by Holy Bull) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :48.92.

Paradise Playgirl (filly; Speightstown - Bigger Half by Megaturn) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :37.96.

Pick's Express (colt; Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.60.

Speight of Hand (colt; Speightstown - Hitch by Cox's Ridge) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.89.

Spot On (filly; Speightstown - Cedar Knolls by Broad Brush) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.68.

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