There's Peace in this Town

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This was a very impressive debut for Peace Town. He sat off the pacesetters, Great Love and Dont Pass Em and then exploded to win by 8. I'd have to look it up to make sure, but I think this is our largest margin of victory so far. Rockaroundthepark closed well to pick up 2nd at 20-1 and Great Love hung around for third. 

Result: June 17, 2008 
Delaware Park Race 4

Peace Town
Great Love

Equibase Chart 

Lord Shanakill Finishes Third at Ascot

Lord Shanakill (Speightstown - Green Room by Theatrical (IRE)) finished 3rd in the Coventry Stakes (ENG-II) at Royal Ascot. He was just behind the leaders and went to the front, but couldn't hold off the winner Art Connoisseur and just lost 2nd.

First Smarty Starters

Last week, Smarty Jones had his first starter as Abraham Again (Smarty Jones - Settling Mist by Pleasant Colony) ran on June 13 in Mexico finishing 8th. If anyone knows where to find details about this result, please chime in. On June 16, he had his 2nd starter, La Equivocada (Smarty Jones - Dragonada by Nureyev) who ran at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.  I did receive notification of this race, but not until after the race had been run, so no preview. La Equivocada finished 6th after a slow start.

Result: June 16, 2008 
Camarero Race Track Race 6

You Are a Devil

Honor Kris

Miss Sadler

Equibase Chart 

June 19, 2008

Will Collegiate be Softly Spoken and See the Forest?

Collegiate (Saarland - La Sorbonne (ARG) by Southern Halo) makes her debut in a compact field of 5. Selling for $400,000 as a yearling, Collegiate is a half-sister to 3 winners, including Good Student (ARG) who earned $216,027 and won or placed in 3 graded stakes including a second in the Santa Maria (gr. I). Good Student was also 1 for 1 as a 2-year old.

The only experienced horse in the race is Matty Mae (Matty G - Ecstasy Lady by Blare of Trumpets) who has made one start, finishing 7th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 19. Matty Mae is a half-sister to one winner, Gi Xtc, who won his 2-year old debut.

Another with impressive sales credentials is Market At Midday (Yonaguska - Noon Time Dancer by Afternoon Deelites) who brought $350,000 as a 2-year old. The dam of Market At Midday was a winner of $53,290 and a half-sister to 2 stakes winners. Market At Midday is her first foal.

Selling for $60,000 as a 2-year old was Softly Spoken (Greatness - Mary's Silver Pen by Dawn Quixote). Softly Spoken's dam was a stakes winner who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old. She has produced one winner, Awesome Jared, who has earned $90,446 through 2008. Awesome Jared won 2 races and placed in 2 others as a 2-year old.

See the Forest (Forestry - Critical Eye by Dynaformer) is out of millionaire Critical Eye who won or placed in 8 graded stakes including victories in the Gazelle (gr. I) and the Hempstead (gr. I). She also won her 2-year old debut and loved Belmont Park. Critical Eye is the dam of one winner from 2 to start. 

Belmont Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:32 PM HRTV/TVG

PP Horse
1. Matty Mae
2. Softly Spoken
3. Collegiate
4. Market at Midday
5. See the Forest

Medaglia Searches for Honor in His Third Start

Medaglia d'Onore is at it again after finishing 6th on April 24 and 4th on May 26. The increase in distance should be helpful. Medaglia d'Onore sold for $40,000 as a yearling. His dam, Always Ready, is a half-sister to More Than Ready, millionaire and grade I winner.  More Than Ready won 5 out of 7 starts as a 2-year old (and finished 3rd in another start) including victories in the Tremont (gr. III), and Sanford (gr. II).

The most experienced horse in the race is Just Like Biscuit (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Evita's Song by Conquistador Cielo) who has raced 4 times. His best finish was 3rd in a 4.5 Maiden Claiming race on May 3. This is his first race outside of Florida. Evita's Song, dam of Just Like Biscuit, was a winner who earned $50,620. She has produced two winners including the stakes-placed Gone Wild.

The only other experienced horse in the race is Grief (Gilded Time - Reef by Cape Town) who has run once, finishing 6th in a 5.5 furlong race at Churchill Downs. Grief is out of a mare who earned $78,825 and who finished 3rd once in 2 starts as a 2-year old. Grief is her first foal, but she is a half-sister to 7 winners. 

The sales-topper from this race is Flying Private (Fusaichi Pegasus - Beautiful Treasure by Unbridled) who sold for $700,000 as a yearling. The dam of Flying Private, Beautiful Treasure, was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and earned $65,025 in her career. She has produced one winner, Far East Gold, who has earned $62,812 through 2008.

Unbridle's Dream (Unbridled's Song - Gaviola by Cozzene) sold for $475,000 as a 2-year old. His dam was a grade I stakes winner who earned $589,142 and won or placed in 8 graded stakes. She was also a 2-year old winner. Gaviola has had one foal race with no winners.

Cosimo (Include - Silver Gambler by Prospectors Gamble) brought $220,000 as a 2-year old. Cosimo is a half-brother to one winner and a full-brother to 2 winners including China's Dragonlady who was a 2-year old winner.  

Selling for $100,000 as a 2-year old was Smokin' Legend (Smoke Glacken - Binalegend by Binalong). Smokin' Legend is out of a stakes winning mare who was also a 2-year old winner. She has produced one winner who won during her 2-year old season.

Lamm (El Corredor - Twilight Encounter by Regal Classic) sold for $60,000 as a yearling. Lamm's dam was grade III stakes-placed and earned $125,260. She has produced 4 winners including the stakes winner, Twilights Prayer, who was also a 2-year old winner. 

June 19, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 5

Maiden Special Weight
5.5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 3:20 PM HRTV

PP Horse
1. Unbridle's Dream
2. Medaglia d'Onore
3. Just Like Biscuit
4. Smokin' Legend
5. Grief
6. Flying Private

Cradle of Peace Tries Maiden Claiming Company

Cradle of Peace (Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) moves from Arlington Park where he finished 7th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest on June 8 to Churchill Downs where he tries Maiden Claiming company at 5.5 furlongs. Selling for $80,000 as a yearling, Cradle of Peace is out of the grade I winner, Cat's Cradle. Cat's Cradle won or placed in 17 stakes including victory in the Acorn (gr. I) and earned $807,808. As a 2-year old, Cat's Cradle won 3 races including the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes. She also finished 3rd in the Landaluce (gr. II) that same year. As a broodmare, Cat's Cradle has produced one winner, Stray Cat Blues, who earned $84,932 and won one race as a 2-year old.

First-year sire Toccet is the sire of Areyouaphi (Toccet - Lisa's Lady by Repriced) who has finished 4th in his only start. Toccet has had 8 runners with no winners, 1 2nd place finisher, and 2 third place finishers. The dam of Areyouaphi, Lisa's Lady, was a stakes winner who won the Best of Ohio Juvenile Fillies Championship as a 2-year old. She has produced 3 winners including 1 of which won as a 2-year old. 

Making his fourth start at Churchill Downs is Four Peaks (Desert Warrior - True Advantage by Tactical Advantage) whose best finish was a 5th place on May 18. Four Peaks is a full- or half-brother to two winners, including one 2-year old winner.

Coming in from Florida is Crazi Truth (Bold Truth - Crazi by Ghazi) who has finished 8th and 6th in 2 starts at Calder. Crazi Truth is the 2nd foal out of a winning dam who is a half-sister to 5 winners.

Win Grammy Boy (Graeme Hall - Adagio's Gem by Dr. Adagio) has had one start, finishing 4th in a Maiden Claiming 4.5 furlong race at Churchill on May 30. The dam of Win Grammy Boy was a winner who earned $219,326. Win Grammy Boy is the first of her foals to reach the races.

The final experienced horse in the race is Who U Like (Skip Away - Cap Jaluca by Arch) who debuted at Churchill Downs on May 21 finishing 8th. Who U Like's dam is a half-sister to one winner.

Pumpjackcat (Cape Town - Ocean Cat by Storm Cat) sold for $15,000 as a yearling. His dam, Ocean Cat, was a stakes winner who earned $250,897 and won two stakes as a 2-year old. She has produced one winner.

The dam of Thebuckstopshere (Montbrook - Agnes Rose by Beau Genius) was a winner who earned $59,625, $36,925 as a 2-year old. Agnes Rose has produced one winner, Famous Patriot, who finished 3rd in this year's Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III).

Count Me (Subordination - Timely Rhythm by Count the Time) is out of a winning dam who has produced one winner who broke her maiden during her 2-year old year.

Archie Trucker (Wild Wonder - Buck'n'pearl by Buckhar) is the first foal out of a winning mare  who is a half-sister to one winner.

June 19, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 6

Maiden Claiming
5.5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 3:52 PM HRTV

PP Horse
1. Count Me
2. Pumpjackcat
3. Who U Like
4. Four Peaks
5. Win Grammy Boy
6. Archie Trucker
Cradle of Peace
Crazi Truth

Speight the Halo an Also Elgible

Speight the Halo (Speightstown - Ballado's Halo by Saint Ballado) is on the Also Elgible list for this one, so the analysis will probably be less in-depth than usual. However, just in case he gets in the race, I thought we should take a look. Speight the Halo's dam, Ballado's Halo, was a stakes-placed winner of $80,858 and she is also a full sister to champion Ashado and grade I stakes winner Sunriver. Speight the Halo sold for $400,000 as a 2-year old in training.

First-year stallion, Roar of the Tiger is the sire of The Final Roar (Roar of the Tiger - Next to Nothing by Doneraile Court). Roar of the Tiger has had 3 winners from 8 starters. He is also a full-brother to Giant's Causeway. The Final Roar has run twice, most recently finishing 2nd in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Hollywood Park on May 22. The Final Roar's dam is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Finishing 4th in that May 22 race was Smokey Lonesome (Teton Forest - Exclusive Symbol by Alysheba) who is by first-year sire, Teton Forest. Smokey Lonesome sold for $43,000 as a weanling. Smokey Lonesome has been the only starter for Teton Forest so far. Teton Forest earned $222,000 in his career and won the Jerome Handicap (gr. II). Smokey Lonesome is a half-brother to 2 winners.

First-year sire Candy Ride is represented by two unraced colts Candy Lion (Candy Ride (ARG) - Sherzarcat by Storm Cat) and Spaniard (Candy Ride (ARG) - Shameful by Flying Chevron). Candy Ride has had 1 winner from 7 starters. Candy Lion sold for $170,000 as a weanling. His dam was a stakes winner who won her only start at 2. She has produced 5 winners. Spaniard's dam was a stakes winner who earned $241,345. Shameful is the dam of grade I winner and champion, Indian Blessing.

Charlie's Moment (Indian Charlie - Moment of Light by Bold Revenue) finished 2nd in his only start on June 4. Charlie's Moment's dam earned $81,285 and has produced four winners.

Only Be Cause (Giant's Causeway - Fabulous Fairy by Alydar) was a $160,000 yearling. Only Be Cause's dam, Fabulous Fairy, has produced 6 winners including grade II stakes winner Chinese Dragon.

Smokey Beau (Smoke Glacken - Three Li'l Kittens by Strawberry Road (AUS)) who sold for $115,000 as a yearling, is out of winning dam who earned $69,593. Smokey Beau is a full-brother to the stakes winner, Smoke Smoke Smoke who won the Canterbury Park Juvenile Stakes as a 2-year old. 

Selling for $100,000 as a 2-year old was the unraced Form a Posse (Posse - Taste of Heaven by Sky Classic). Form a Posse is a half-brother to 3 winners.

Rainshine (Rainmaker - Sunshine Gwen by Buckaroo) is the first foal out of a mare who earned $153,789.

The dam of A Royal Tizzy  (Cee's Tizzy - Royal Woodman by Woodman) was a 2-year old winner who is a half-sister to 10 winners.

June 19, 2008
Hollywood Park Race 8

Maiden Special Weight
5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 7:59 PM TVG

PP Horse
1. The Final Roar
2. Only Be Cause
3. Spaniard
4. Charlie's Moment
5. Smokey Beau
6. Candy Lion
A Royal Tizzy
Form a Posse
Smokey Lonesome
Speight the Halo

2-Year Old Works

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June 16

The wonderfully named Outta Speight (colt; Speightstown - Winter Garden by Roy) worked 4 furlongs in :52.00 at El Primero Training Center. The dam of Outta Speight, Winter Garden, won or placed in 11 stakes and earned $902,788. She also won 2 out of 3 races as a 2-year old. Outta Speight is her first foal.

June 17

Saarman (colt; Saarland - Mil Kilates by Gold Alert) worked 5 furlongs at Lone Star Park in 1:04.00. Saarman is out of the multiple graded stakes winner Mil Kilates who earned $632,646. She has produced two winners.

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

June 17

Dawn's Early Song (colt; Birdstone - Aurora Too by Sky Classic) - Crupi's New Castle Farm, 2 furlong, :26.80.

Texas Birdstone (colt; Birdstone - Imatexantoo by Ray's Pegasus) -  Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:03.00.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 4 furlongs; :50.00.  

Midnight Break (colt; Congaree - Twilight Spectre by Imp Society) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Rue Du Bois (filly; Congaree - Aroz by Fappiano) - Delaware Park, 3 furlongs, :36.20.

Causin' Havoc (colt: Medaglia d'Oro - Degenerate Gal by Degerate Jon) - Keeneland, 3 furlongs, :35.60.

Dueling Alex (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Rosie Dooley by Trempolino) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs (gate), :47.40.

Go Peacefully (filly; Peace Rules - Ottomwa by Strawberry Road (AUS)) - Lone Star Park, 3 furlongs, :37.20. 

Promise Me Merlot (colt; Peace Rules - Promise Me Magic by Pentelicus) - Calder, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

Perfect for a Run (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Unbridled Ashley by Unbridled) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.00.

First Magnitude (colt; Saarland - Fapindy by A. P. Indy) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :48.00, fastest of 13 works. 

Ninepiecesofeight (filly; Saarland - Afleet Francais by Afleet) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs, :37.40.

Not Telling (colt; Saarland - Country Penny by Country Pine) - Crupi's New Castle Farm, 3 furlongs, :38.82. 

Go Smarty Go (colt; Smarty Jones - Sarah's World by Holy Bull) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :37.64.

Bajan Kitty (filly; Speightstown - Pleasing by Falstaff) - Santa Anita, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Keeneland, 4 furlongs, :46.60.  

June 18

Hoopoe (Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) -  Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :40.42.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :52.00. 

Brazilionaire (colt; Congaree - Lady Siphonica by Siphon (BRZ)) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.60.

Karanka (filly; Congaree - Casual Rendezvous by High Brite) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :51.00. 

Sugaree Gold (filly; Congaree - Sugar is Gold by Slew o' Gold) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.40.

Glory Gold (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gayla by Lord Gaylord) - Laurel, 4 furlongs, :50.60.  

Sue's Update (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Update by Woodman) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :49.00.  

Valid Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Arlington, 5 furlongs, 1:04.40.

Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.83.

Saaraband (filly; Saarland - Takeaway by Fly So Free) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.00.

Saardona (filly; Saarland - Golden Penny by Touch Gold) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :37.00.

Saarlanddisourland (filly; Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :50.31. 

Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.83.

Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :39.91. 

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :53.49.

Pocket Patience (filly; Speightstown - Brass in Pocket by Domasca Dan) - Highpoint Farm and Training Center, 3 furlongs, :37.20.

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