Broadway Hennessey Turns the Tables on Congo Kaye

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This race was similar to the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes, Congo Kaye (Congaree) was off slow while a pair dueled up front. She started picking up horses early and then closed in the stretch. The difference was that in this race, Broadway Hennessey was not one of the duelers. Instead, she sat off the pace and pounced on the spent leaders. Thus, she had more than enough to hold off the charging Congo Kaye. Still, it was good to see that Congo Kaye's debut wasn't a fluke.

Result: July 27, 2008 
Santa Rosa Race 11
Wine Country Juvenile Fillies Stakes

Broadway Hennessey
Congo Kaye
Enjoy to the World  


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Will O Way Outduels Pink Gloss; Ameribelle Fourth

Ameribelle (Medaglia d'Oro), who was the slight favorite in the race, came out of the gate well and secured a stalking position. She was 4 wide in the stretch and lacked punch, but did run on evenly to finish 4th. Meanwhile up front, Pink Gloss was setting an easy pace with Wicked Woman of Ny in close attendence. Will O Way came rolling late to get the win.

Result: July 27, 2008 
Calder Race 6

Will O Way
Pink Gloss

Cheeca Storm  


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Miss Ocean City Dances the Socks off of the Pearl

Miss Ocean City cruised to the lead and was pretty unhindered with Ride With the Herd the closest pursuer. Pumpkin Shell made a move in the stretch to cut into the margin of victory. But, the most impressive move was made by Persistently. Off slowly, she was not in the picture until late. At the end, she was gobbling up ground. This is definitely one to watch. Danceyoursocksoff (Pleasantly Perfect) was in a good spot in 4th, but couldn't make up any ground. A big disappointment was Pearl of Valor (Medaglia d'Oro) who never looked comfortable out there and ran 6th the whole way round.

Result: July 27, 2008 
Saratoga Race 6

Miss Ocean City
Pumpkin Shell



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Cardinal Express Knows Da Bear Facts

Atsatsuki took the early lead, but he was joined by Cardinal Express and Lord Dubai. Those two made a match race out of the contest, dueling side-by-side with not much space between. At the end, Cardinal Express gained the advantage. Da Bear Facts (Congaree) ran evenly in fourth and was well clear of the 5th place horse. However, he had little impact on the top 3. Evenly seems to have been the word for this day.

Result: July 27, 2008 
Mountaineer Race 6

Cardinal Express
Lord Dubai


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Pick's Express To Make Allowance

July 28, 2008
Calder Race 8

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 4:01 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. B B's Song
2. Capulet
3. Pick's Express
4. Prince Joshua
5. Lots of Tricks
6. Purely by Chance
7. Code Runner

Pick's Express (Speightstown - Program Pick by Peterhof), who broke his maiden on June 28, becomes the first of our Maiden winners to run in an allowance race. One of the reasons is because there are not a lot of allowance races for 2-year olds carded early on, since there aren't enough horses to fill them. Since that win, Pick's Express has had two decent works at Calder. Pick's Express dam was a stakes winner at 2 and 3. Pick's Express is a half-brother to 6 winners including Stormy Pick who won the Spinaway (gr. I) and the Sorority (gr. III) as a 2-year old and earned $441,900 in her career.

Capulet (Delaware Township - Hawk Dance by Silver Hawk) has run three times. He finished 3rd in his debut on May 10, and broke his maiden on May 24. Both of those races were at 4.5 furlongs. On June 15, he finished fifth in the B L's Sweep Stakes at 5 furlongs.

Also a veteran of 3 starts is Prince Joshua (First Tour - Allendar by Prince Alydar) who won a Maiden Claiming event on July 13 at 5.5 furlongs, after finishing 2nd twice previously.

Lots of Tricks (City Place - Gray Trick by Favorite Trick) is by first year sire City Place. City Place is the sire of 6 runners who have made 11 total starts, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, and $78,873. Lots of Tricks has run three times, breaking his maiden in a Maiden Claiming race after recording 2 fifth place finishes at the Maiden Special Weight level.

Code Runner (Omega Code - Basque N the Storm by Mystery Storm) is by first-crop sire, Omega Code. Omega Code's 17 runners have made 37 starts, recording 7 wins, 3 seconds, and 5 thirds. Code Runner has run twice, breaking his maiden in his debut on June 7, and then running 8th in the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes.

B B's Song (Concerto - Bye Bye Brazil by Who's for Dinner) broke his maiden on July 5, after previously finishing 2nd on June 13. Both of his races were at Calder.

Purely by Chance (Pure Precision - Half Gold by Half a Year) won his only start, a Maiden Claiming race at 4.5 furlongs at Calder on June 13.

Stone Looks to make a Legacy

July 28, 2008
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs Turf
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:13 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Remedy
2. Classofsixtythree
3. Amanwella
4. Stone Legacy
5. Scintillation
6. Emma Darling
7. Bambolina
8. Banker's Choice
9. Sally's Song
10. Nan
11. Barbadillo
12. August Rush

Stone Legacy (Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) debuts on the turf in a full field of 12 composed mostly of first-timers (and none with turf experience). Gulch Legacy, dam of Stone Legacy, was a winner of $145,501. She has produced one winner from two to run. Birdstone has sired 11 runners who have made 17 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds, and earnings of $71,670.

Bambolina (War Chant - Dancinandsingin by A. P. Indy) finished 5th in her lone start on June 13 at Churchill Downs. Selling for $75,000 as a 2-year old, she is the first foal out of the winning A. P. Indy mare, Dancinandsingin.

Seventh in her only start on the main track at Churchill Downs on June 29 was Scintillation (Is It True - Strickly Elo by Elocutionist). Scintillation was a $90,000 2-year old and is out of the winning mare, Strickly Elo. Strickly Elo has produced 4 winners including stakes winner, Avid Skier. Avid Skier was also 2 for 2 at 2 and earned $160,848.

The last experienced runner is Banker's Choice (Canadian Frontier - Berry Blessed by St. Jovite) who was 8th in her only start on July 6. Banker's Choice is by first-year sire, Canadian Frontier whose 8 runners have made 14 combined starts recording 2 seconds. Banker's Choice was a $100,000 yearling and is a half-brother to 2 winners.

Leading freshman sire Lion Heart is the sire of Remedy (Lion Heart - Love U Fran by Phone Trick). Lion Heart has sired 29 runners who have made 46 total starts with 12 wins, 8 seconds, 5 thirds, and $486,488. Remedy is out of the winning mare, Love U Fran. Love U Fran has produced 3 winners including stakes winner Carol D, and War Wolf who was 3rd in the Sanford Stakes (gr. II) as a 2-year old.

Top-seller in the field is Amanwella (Fusaichi Pegasus - Tempestina by Storm Cat) who sold for $525,000 as a yearling. Amanwella is out of mare who won $101,690 and has produced a turf winner.

Sally's Song (Unbridled's Song - Exit Now by Wild Again) brought $350,000 as a yearling. Sally's Song is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners including stakes winner Regal Miss Copelan, and grade II stakes winner Regally Appealing. Regally Appealing won the Adirondack (gr. II) as a 2-year old and finished 3rd in the Schuylerville (gr. II) that same year. Overall, Regally Appealing earned $296,925.

Selling for $160,000 as a yearling was Barbadillo (Rahy - Barbed Wire by Affirmed). Barbed Wire, dam of Barbadillo, was a stakes winner on dirt and stakes-placed on turf. Barbed Wire has produced one winner.

August Rush (Milwaukee Brew - Vividly by Touch Gold), who sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of the winner mare, Vividly. Vividly's dam is grade I stakes winner Vivid Angel, who won the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) and the Del Mar Debutante (gr. II) as a 2-year old.

Classofsixtythree (Include - Rambling Rose by Blush Rambler) is out of a turf winning dam who has produced 3 winners.

Jenna S., dam of Emma Darling (Hennessy - Jenna S. by Kris S.), was a winner and has produced 2 winners.

Nan (High Yield - Trip Around Heaven by Halo) is out of a mare who has produced 11 winners from 11 to race. Her winners include Limoncella who was stakes-placed on the turf.

2-Year Old Works

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

July 27

Sweetie Bird (filly; Birdstone - Kacie's Favor by Distinctive Pro) - River Downs, 3 furlongs (gate), :38.00.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:03.60.

Presents for Berti (colt; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) - Churchill Downs, 4 furlongs, :53.20.

Wood Violet (filly; Congaree - Nani Rose by Peteski) - Ellis Park, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Gold d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Gold Canyon by Mr. Prospector) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :39.90.

Greenapple Martini (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trishyde Slew by Seattle Slew) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

La Nina d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Halter Top by Unbridled) - Lone Star Park, 3 furlongs, :38.20.

Medaglia d'Onore (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Always Ready by Dixieland Band) - Ellis Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.20.

Party Hard (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Keys to the Heart by Wild Again) - Hollywood Park, 4 furlongs, :52.40.

Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) - Prairie Meadows, 4 furlongs, :48.82.

Loving Roe Is Easy (filly; Peace Rules - Miss What a Day by Miswaki) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :48.60.

Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) - Calder, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Cottage Industry (filly; Saarland - Act Stormy by Storm Creek) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.05.

Antigone Jones (filly; Smarty Jones - Oedy's Appeal by Valid Appeal) - Churchill Downs, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Chef (colt; Smarty Jones - Take the Cake by Fly So Free) - Monmouth, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.20.

Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :49.12.

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