First Winner For Smarty - La Equivocada

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Smarty Jones' first winner, La Equivocada (Smarty Jones - Dragonada by Nureyev), scored in her 2nd start at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico on July 11. It was a 5.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest on the dirt. I was unable to find a replay of the race (if anyone knows where Camarero replays can be viewed, please let me know). But, from the chart, it looks like she took the lead soon after the start and drew off. The Saarland filly, Pretty Kitten (Saarland - Pretty Run by Storm Cat), was also in the race, she trailed throughout most of the race.

Equibase Chart

Red Nation Dances Over For All Who Conga

Red Nation went right to the lead in this one and had things pretty much his own way throughout. For All Who Conga came out of the gate slowly, but soon began picking up horses. On the turn, he came running wide and passed everyone but the winner, to capture second. It was a promising stakes debut for For All Who Conga, who was the only horse gaining ground at the end.

Result: July 12, 2008 
Calder Race 11
Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes

Red Nation
$19.40
$9.00
$6.20
For All Who Conga
 
$5.60
$3.60
Sabi Sabi
   
$7.00

Equibase Chart 

Twelth Marches Over Birdcaper

New God Code and March Twelth dueled early on, with Birdcaper tracking. The spelling-challenged March Twelth finally put New God Code away (aided by that horse lugging in) and drew off to win by more than 5. Birdcaper was no threat to the winner, but he was gaining on New God Code at the end.

Result: July 12, 2008 
Calder Race 3

March Twelth
$28.00
$10.60
$6.40
New God Code
 
$8.60
$5.00
Birdcaper    
$2.80

Equibase Chart 

Tailbytherail Rules the Red Bird

Heavily-favored Tailbytherail took the lead out of the gate, but was pursued by Wilmette. Wilmette, Ripley's Express, and Whatta Light, all had opportunities to catch the leader, but Tailbytherail kept going and drew clear at the end. Red Bird Rules was never involved in this one and will have to wait for another day.

Result: July 12, 2008 
Calder Race 12

Tailbytherail
$3.80
$2.20
$2.20
Whatta Light
 
$3.80
$3.00
Ripley's Express
   
$3.80

Equibase Chart 

Da Bear Facts Trails the Appalachian

Saber Dancer took the lead out of the gate, but he couldn't shake free from Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Trail finally wore down the leader to win by a head. Smart Bid rallied, but did not threaten the top pair. Da Bear Facts ran evenly in 6th place throughout. The good news if you are a bettor and backed Da Bear Facts, you still cashed since he was coupled with the winner.

Result: July 12, 2008 
Presque Isle Downs

Appalachian Trail
$4.00
$3.20
$2.10
Saber Dancer
 
$8.00
$4.20
Smart Bid
   
$3.20

Equibase Chart 

Party Hard and Bring Home A Pint for Mary

July 13, 2008
Hollywood Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 5:50 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Gato Go Win
2. Captain Steel
3. Temerity
4. Bring It Home
5. A Pint for Mary
6.
Vintage Dave
7.
Fiery Rebel
8.
Karolly
9.
Party Hard

Party Hard (Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) debuts at Hollywood in a field that features only one experienced runner. Party Hard is the first foal out of grade III stakes winner, Keys to the Heart, who earned $267,148 in her career. As a 2-year old, Keys to the Heart started 5 times, recording 1 first, 1 second, and 1 third, and earned $40,608. Medaglia d'Oro's 14 runners have made a collective 24 starts, recording 6 wins, 3 seconds, and 5 thirds.

The only experienced horse in the race is Captain Steel (Hennessy - Miss City Halo by Carson City) who finished 5th in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special race on May 22. Captain Steel, who sold for $60,000 as a yearling, is out of the stakes winning mare, Miss City Halo, who earned $155,930 and was a 2-year old winner. Miss City Halo has produced 2 winners, including Margaret B a full-sister to Captain Steel and a 2-year old winner.

Current leading freshman sire Lion Heart is the sire of Temerity (Lion Heart - Twin Induction by Slewacide), who sold for $170,000 as a yearling. Lion Heart has sired 16 runners who have made 29 total starts, registering 11 wins, 4 seconds, and 3 thirds, and earnings of $403,293. Temerity's dam was a 2-year old winner and she has produced 2 winners

Gato Go Win (City Place - Brooks N Boots by Odyle) is by first-year sire, City Place whose 4 runners have made 8 total starts, recording 2 wins and 2 seconds. Gato Go Win was a $145,000 2-year old and is out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to one winner.

Selling for $300,000 as a 2-year old was Vintage Dave (Distorted Humor - Shezsospiritual by Fly Till Dawn). Vintage Dave is the first foal out of a stakes winning mare who earned $276,898 in her career.

Fiery Rebel (Smoke Glacken - Dixie Schic by Dixieland Band) sold for $72,000 as a yearling. Fiery Rebel is out of a winning mare who has produced 1 winner from 1 to race.

Karolly (Golden Missile - Sophie's Cat by Tale of the Cat) who was a $40,000 yearling, is the first foal out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner.

Bring It Home (Came Home - Captain's Launch by Northern Flagship) is a half-brother to Spacelink, who was a stakes winner at 2 and finished 3rd in the Swaps (gr. I) as a  3-year old.

The dam of A Pint for Mary (Milwaukee Brew - Maryneill by Belong to Me) is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Gold Aly Will Show Blazing Spirit

July 13, 2008
Hollywood Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 6:50 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Lucky Primo
2. Candy Lion
3. Gold Aly
4. The Bat Signal
5. Empire House
6.
Mr. Rod
7.
I Want Revenge
8.
Nascar Johnny
9.
Blazing Spirit
10.
Day with Desi

Gold Aly (Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) who sold for $120,000 as a 2-year old, debuts against nine at Hollywood. Gold Aly is a half-brother to 5 winners including stakes winner Spangled, and grade III stakes winner Anklet who earned $486,451. Gold Aly has been working regularly at Hollywood for the past 2 months.

Candy Lion (Candy Ride (ARG)  -  Sherzarcat by Storm Cat), who was just a head behind the winner at Hollywood on June 19, is the only experienced runner in the race. 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. Candy Ride, the first-crop sire of Candy Lion, has had 14 runners who have made a total of 20 starts, recording 3 wins, 5 seconds, and 2 thirds. 

First-year sire Scrimshaw is the sire of Mr. Rod (Scrimshaw - Call Her Clever by Caller I. D.) who was a $45,000 2-year old. Scrimshaw is the sire of 9 runners who have collectively made 19 starts, registering 1 win, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds. Mr. Rod's stakes-placed dam, Call Her Clever, was also a 2-year old winner. Call Her Clever is the dam of one winner from one to race, who was a 2-year old winner.

Nascar Johnny (El Corredor - Dark Champagne by Hooched) sold for $100,000 as a yearling and $180,000 as a 2-year old. His dam, Dark Champagne, was stakes-placed as a 2-year old. Nascar Johnny is a half- or full-brother to 5 winners including stakes winner, Champagne Ending and Dark Ending who was a stakes winner as a 2-year old and won the Selene Stakes (CAN-III) as a 3-year old.

Selling for $150,000 as a 2-year old was Empire House (Aldebaran - Candy Apple (ARG) by Halo Sunshine). Empire House is the first foal out of a mare who was a group III stakes winner in Argentina.

The dam of Blazing Spirit (Cherokee Run - Flirty Frosty by Pleasant Colony) was a stakes winner who earned $300,595. Blazing Spirit, who sold for $75,000 as a yearling, is a half-brother to 2 winners including Flirt With Fortune who finished 3rd in the Baldwin (gr. III) and earned $162,577 in his career.

Day with Desi (Sunday Break (JPN) - Country Marquet by Marquetry) was a $60,000 2-year old and is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winner from 2 to race. One of Day with Desi's siblings won as a 2-year old. 

Lucky Primo (Atticus - Live Free Or Die by Personal Flag) is the first foal out of a dam who won $130,474 and is a half-sister to 4 winners.

The Bat Signal (Gotham City - High Flying Honor by Avenue of Flags) is the first foal out of a dam who is a half-sister to 4 winners.

I Want Revenge (Stephen Got Even - Meguial (ARG) by Roy) is out of a stakes winning mare who was also a 2-year old winner. She has produced one winner from one to race.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 12

Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) worked 3 furlongs in :38.09 at Prairie Meadows. Porto d'Oro is the first foal out of a stakes-placed mare who was also a 2-year old winner and who earned $311,825.

Missunitednations (filly; Peace Rules - Sister Greeley by Mr. Greeley) worked 3 furlongs in :40.00 at Philadelphia Park. The dam of Missunitednations was a winner and has produced one winner from two to race.

At The Thoroughbred Center, Only Blue Skies (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Wings of Dreams by Sovereign Dancer) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00. Only Blue Skies is a half-brother to 5 winners including grade II stakes winner, Dreadnaught who has earned $698,951 through 2008.

Working 3 furlongs in :40.00 at Philadelphia Park was She's a Wow (filly; Speightstown - Venetian Glass by Deputy Minister).She's a Wow, who sold for $290,000 as a yearling, is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 9 winners.

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

July 12

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, :37.20.

Stone Skipper (colt; Birdstone - Anna K. by Boston Harbor) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.00.  

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) - River Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :54.00. 

Ambraw (colt; Congaree - Fabulous Flight by Flying Continental) - Churchill Downs Training, 4 furlongs, :53.20.

Mythical Power (colt; Congaree - School for Scandal by Is It True) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :36.07.

Toxaway (filly; Congaree - Doradoradora by Runaway Groom) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.80.

Iqbaal (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Queen's Lady by Storm Cat) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs, :38.70.

Joanne's Ruler (filly; Peace Rules - Escaping Glory by Red Ransom) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :49.66.

Long Live Dixie (filly; Peace Rules - Crafty Brat by Lucky Lionel) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Pacificator (colt; Peace Rules - Penthouse Doll by Pentelicus) - Churchill Downs Training, 4 furlongs, :50.20.

Penching Pennies (colt; Peace Rules - Gayle's Glory by Sword Dance (IRE)) - Evangeline Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :38.40.

Promise Me Merlot (colt; Peace Rules - Promise Me Magic by Pentelicus) - Calder, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Valid Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Arlington, 5 furlongs, 1:01.00.

Peaseporridge (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Prospinsky by Mr. Prospector) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:03.60.

Tannic (colt; Saarland - Poetic Image by Perrault (GB)) - Prairie Meadows, 5 furlongs, 1:02.75.

Chef (colt; Smarty Jones - Take the Cake by Fly So Free) - Monmouth, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.60.

Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) - Monmouth, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.00.

Despeightitall (colt; Speightstown - Deputy Royal by Deputy Minister) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:03.40.

Prosecca (filly; Speightstown - Pink Champagne by Awesome Again) - Colonial Downs, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

In Speight of It (colt; Speightstown - Honest Deceiver by Is It True) - Belmont, 5 furlongs, 1:02.43.

Pick's Express (colt; Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.80.

Western Fire (colt; Speightstown - Under Fire by Gulch) - Lone Star Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.00.   

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EmpireGiven21

Yay Smarty Party thats what I'm talkin about! Okay lets keep the trend rollin tho and get more Smarty winners and some first time outters to win!

12 Jul 2008 11:16 PM
sergio

You can see LA EQUIVOCADA'S video at camareroracepr.com.  Then in the live racing videos.

12 Jul 2008 11:24 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Thanks Sergio.  I was able to watch the race. La Equivocada was outjumped by Wonder Girl at the start, but she soon overtook that one and won easily while racing wide.

12 Jul 2008 11:36 PM
christina

will you ever have updates for stallions such as Real Quiet, Charismatic or other non-1-3 crop sires?

13 Jul 2008 12:54 AM
christina

Sky Mesa colt  SKY VICTOR finished a nice closing 3rd in his debut today...lol they said he's been a problem cause he likes to mount the pony alot. they paid 220k vfor him so dont think they be gelding him unless he becomes to unrully...but he screwed up the start by pausing at the gate, but he came flying late to take 3rd. one to watch for sure

13 Jul 2008 1:02 AM
tbpartnerperson43

It appears that the Peace Rules are either maturing early, or have over zealous trainers and owners.  It is, however,  only the beginning of July.  Maybe the Smarty offspring are being afforded more time and concern.  I'm as excited as anyone to see the offspring of first year stallions on the track, but I'd also like to see them as three year olds, four year olds, etc.

13 Jul 2008 10:54 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

christina - we are primarily focused on 1st-year stallions (and within that group even more focused on the 8 chosen by me and the group: Birdstone, Congaree, Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, Pleasantly Perfect, Saarland, Smarty Jones, and Speightstown.) Other stallions are mentioned as they relate to the horses in the maiden races. It is doubtful that Charismatic will receive much mention since he was imported in 2002 and his youngest NA offspring are 5. However, if you know of any notable debut runners of his in Japan, please feel free to post.

13 Jul 2008 11:26 AM
tbpartnerperson43

Christina - set up a STABLE ALERT on Brisnet.com.  I'm following Silver Charm's runners, albeit only American Runners.  Thanks for mentioning Real Quiet.  I'm going to add him to my list of sires to watch.  You will have to buy PP's to check race record.  I often check Pedigreequery.com for things like DI, CD, and GSV. You can usually find total starts, money won, and significant notes. Be prepared for lots of emails daily, if you do this.  Have fun!

13 Jul 2008 1:43 PM
Luis

I was on a chat group discussion and it was mentioned there that you will see quite a few Smarty babies make there debut during the Saratoga meet...

Can't wait!!!!!!

13 Jul 2008 5:29 PM
Cgriff

Are there any of the other Smarty Jones first crop who are looking good or close to winning in the States as yet?  Not to diminish his first winner - a win IS a win, after all - but running in Puerto Rico for it hardly screams class.  I'm still waiting for SJ to justify that 100K price tag.

13 Jul 2008 7:31 PM
Karen in Texas

If Smarty is the sire and Nureyev is the broodmare sire, the class is there regardless of where the race is run.

14 Jul 2008 12:21 PM

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