Don't Cry For Me; Evita Argentina over Lippy Rules


Lippy Rules leaped out of the starting gate and went straight to the lead, joined by Veranda Cafe. That one dropped back, but then came on again and gained a short lead over Lippy Rules. Lippy showed a lot of guts, fighting back, and retook the lead. However, she couldn't hold off the hard charging pair of Candy Rides: Evita Argentina and Candilejas. In the end, it was Evita Argentina who prevailed paying $40.80 and carrying over the Pick-6.

Result: June 25, 2008 
Hollywood Park Race 8

Evita Argentina
Lippy Rules

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Long Live Dixie Returns

June 26, 2008
Monmouth Park Race 5

Maiden Claiming
5 Furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:42 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Tiger's Mischief
2. Wild Appeal
3. My Sister Leona
4. Long Live Dixie
5. Jacymara
Peggy's Hope
Poetic Lana
Hold Anex

Long Live Dixie (Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) returns to the races after finishing third on May 30, a race in which she set the pace. Long Live Dixie is the first foal out of the stakes winning mare, Crafty Brat, who earned $239,749. As a 2-year old, Crafty Brat started 9 times, recording 2 firsts and 3 seconds.   

Two of Long Live Dixie's opponents on May 30 return as well, Poetic Lana (Snow Ridge - Poetic Verse by Opening Verse) who was 5th that day and My Sister Leona (Pure Precision - Fizzarene by Hold Your Peace) who was 6th. Poetic Lana is a half-sister to 2 winners, including one 2-year old winner. My Sister Leona is out a winning mare who earned $107,695 and who has produced 4 winners, 3 of which won as 2-year old. 

Poetic Lana had previously finished 6th in a 2 furlong race on May 16, a race in which Peggy's Hope (Partner's Hero - Sofuls by Assault Landing) was 4th. Peggy's Hope is out of a mare who earned $69,503 and has produced 4 winners.

The remaining members of the field are making their debuts.

First-year sire Chapel Royal is the sire of Jacymara (Chapel Royal - Americas Cat by Forest Wildcat) who sold for $30,000 as a yearling. So far, Chapel Royal has had 19 runners who have made 32 starts recording 3 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds. His offspring have earned $123,975. Jacymara's dam, Americas Cat, was a winner of $48,920. Jacymara is her first foal.

The stakes-placed mare, Maggie's Mischief, is the dam of Tiger's Mischief (Tiger Ridge - Maggie's Mischief by Concorde's Tune) earned $120,412. Maggie's Mischief is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners including stakes winner, Shananie's Light.

Hold Anex (Hold That Tiger - Anex by Seattle Slew) is a half-sister to one winner and her dam is full-sister to grade I stakes winner, Slew the Dragon and grade II stakes winner, Slew the Knight, as well as a half- or full-sister to 4 other winners.

Wild Appeal (Appealing Skier - Garden Wildcat by Forest Wildcat) is the first foal out of the winning mare, Garden Wildcat, who earned $42,040.

Pacificator Hopes to Tame the Field

June 26, 2008
Churchill Downs Race 9

Maiden Claiming
5 Furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 5:26 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Perfect Vacation
2. Cause Cause Cause
3. No Alimony
4. Yankee Career
5. Hoya
Swingn Slew
Quebec City
Archie Trucker
Do Drop In

Pacificator (Peace Rules - Penthouse Doll by Pentelicus) makes his debut in a big field of 12, almost evenly matched between experienced horses (7) and first-timers (5). The dam of Pacificator, Penthouse Doll, was a 2-year old winner and she has produced 2 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old. Pacificator has been working weekly for the past several months.

First-year sire Toccet is the sire of Areyouaphi (Toccet - Lisa's Lady by Repriced) who has finished 4th in his only start, a Maiden Claiming 5 furlong race on May 18. Toccet has had 9 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.

Also running on May 18 was Quebec City (Even the Score - Perth Lassie by On Target), but he finished 8th in a Maiden Special Weight race at Woodbine. Previously, Quebec City had finished 4th at Churchill Downs on April 30. Quebec City is by first-crop sire, Even the Score whose 7 runners have recorded no wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds in 10 starts. Perth Lassie, the dam of Quebec City, was a winner of $67,904 and has 2 winners, 1 of which won as a 2-year old.

Finishing 6th behind Quebec City on April 30 at Churchill Downs was the cleverly (or annoyingly, depending on your point of view) named colt, Cause Cause Cause (Whywhywhy - Gulley by Gulch). Since that race, Cause Cause Cause finished 2nd in a Maiden Claiming affair at Churchill on June 7. Cause Cause Cause's dam, Gulley, earned $169,057 in a 40 race career.  She ran as a 2-year old, but did not win that year. Gulley has had three offspring reach the races, none have won. However, she is a half-sister to 6 winners.

Thetigerman (Hold That Tiger - Sydney's Majesty by Northern Majesty) and Do Drop In (Lemon Drop Kid - Vogueing by Rare Brick) previously met in a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race on May 24 at Churchill Downs, with Do Drop In 6th and Thetigerman 11th. Do Drop In sold for $37,000 as a yearling and $45,000 as a 2-year old. He is a half-brother to 4 winners including Radical Riley who won the What a Pleasure Stakes (gr. III) as a 2-year old and earned $292,198 in his career. Thetigerman, who was also 5th in a Maiden Special Weight race on May 7, is out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $65,601. She is a half-sister to 2 winners including the grade II stakes-placed, Ten Cents a Shine who ran in the 2003 Kentucky Derby.

Yankee Career (Yankee Victor - Pleasure Cat by Cat's Career) has run twice at Churchill Downs, in a Maiden Special Weight on May 21 and in a Maiden Claiming race on June 15, and finished 5th in both starts. He is a half-brother to 2 winners, one of which was a 2-year old winner.

The final experienced horse in the field is Archie Trucker (Wild Wonder - Buck'n'pearl by Buckhar) who finished third in a Maiden Claiming race on June 19. Archie Trucker is the first foal out of a winning mare  who is a half-sister to one winner.

Selling for $45,000 as a yearling was No Alimony (Cozzene - Cross Your Heart by Miswaki). No Alimony is out of winning dam who has produced 1 winner, Aviv. Aviv was a 2-year old winner in Mexico.

Hoya (Cat Thief - Burning Hope by Dehere) is a half-brother to stakes winner, Admiral's Arch, who has earned $236,865 through 2008. Their dam was stakes-place as a 2-year old and earned $109,043 during her career.

The dam of Perfect Vacation (Bernstein - Waki Affair by Miswaki), Waki Affair, was a 2-year old winner who earned $29,155 in her career. Perfect Vacation is her first foal.

Swingn Slew (Swing Lord - Larun by Tejano Run) is out of a 2-year old winning mare who had one foal reach the races, the winner, Just a Swinger, who is a full-brother to Swingn Slew.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

June 25

Birdrock (filly; Birdstone - Eternal Glory by Danzatore) worked 3 furlongs at Thistledown in :38.60. Birdrock is out of a winning mare and is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Working 3 furlongs in :37.40 was Normansbirdie (filly; Birdstone - She's a Cool Cat by Mountain Cat). Normansbirdie is the first foal out of a winning mare who is half-sister to one winner.

At Santa Anita Park, Medaglia d'Amour (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Izara by Blushing John) worked 3 furlongs in :36.40. The dam of Medaglia d'Amour, Izara, was a winner who has produced 4 winners. 

Payton d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) worked 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Delaware Park. Payton d'Oro's dam was a winner who has produced 3 winners from 3 to race.

Follow the Leader (colt; Smarty Jones - Follow Betsy by Cozzene) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Churchill Downs. Follow the Leader is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare, Follow Betsy, whose first foal has not yet started.Follow Betsy is a half-sister to 5 winners including Cobra King who won the Balboa Stakes (gr. III) and the Hollywood Prevue Breeders' Cup (gr. III) as a 2-year old.

At Keeneland, Smart Management (colt; Smarty Jones - Fircroft by A. P. Indy) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60. Smart Management sold for $150,000 as a yearling and is the first foal out of the stakes winner, Fircroft. Fircroft won the Miss Grillo Stakes as a 2-year old and ran third in the Matron (gr. I) that same year. Overall, she earned $318,963.

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

June 25

Birdseye (filly; Birdstone - Trail Guide by Our Native) - Lone Star, 3 furlongs (gate), :38.40.

Cozy Bird (filly; Birdstone - Cozy Island by Cozzene) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :37.60.

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) - River Downs, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Ambraw (colt; Congaree - Fabulous Flight by Flying Continental) - Churchill Downs Training, 3 furlongs, :38.20.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:03.20.  

Brazilionaire (colt; Congaree - Lady Siphonica by Siphon (BRZ)) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Congaree Park (colt; Congaree - King's Daughter by Ferdinand) - Santa Anita, 3 furlongs, :35.80. 

Da Bear Facts (colt; Congaree - Impending Bear by Farma Way) - Thistledown, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.

Dance the Cha Cha (colt; Congaree - Garden Dance by El Prado (IRE)) - Thistledown, 5 furlongs, 1:02.40.

Sugaree Gold (filly; Congaree - Sugar is Gold by Slew o' Gold) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00. 

Sue's Update (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Update by Woodman) - Arlington, 4 furlongs (gate), :48.40. 

Follow the Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Floramera by Seattle Slew)  - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

Tranquil Times (colt; Peace Rules - Lake Leman by Meadowlake) - Arlington Park, 5 furlongs, :59.00 (fastest of 13 works).

Valid Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Arlington, 5 furlongs, 1:01.40. 

Cottage Industry (filly; Saarland - Act Stormy by Storm Creek) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.72.

Katolak Cowboy (colt; Saarland - Tide Cat by Storm Cat) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :47.40 (fastest of 25 works).

Ninepiecesofeight (filly; Saarland - Afleet Francais by Afleet) - Monmouth Park, 3 furlongs, :36.60. 

Boomtown (colt; Speightstown - Day Lily by A. P. Indy) -  Fairplex, 3 furlongs, :38.80.

Haynesfield (colt; Speightstown - Nothing Special by Tejabo) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :49.95. 

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