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

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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

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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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