How are we doing?

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Since we have no entries for August 1 (don't worry, Saturday promises to be a full day) and only one result for July 31, I thought it might be a good time to review how our boys are doing so far. As always, we'll look at them in alphabetical order.

Birdstone

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
12
2
19
2
2
2
0
0
$72,092
Top Earners
S. S. Stone
- $28,800
Heir to the Stone - $27,600

Congaree

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
19
5
28
6
3
3
2
1
$199,301
Top Earners
Zigaree - $44,300, won the Minstrel Stakes
Congo Kaye - $40,900, won the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes, 2nd Wine Country Juvenile Filly Stakes

Medaglia d'Oro

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
21
7
36
7
4
6
0
1
$250,886
Top Earners
Rachel Alexandra
- $47,340, finished 2nd in the Debutante (gr. III)
Retraceable - $39,600

Peace Rules

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
20
7
40
7
4
6
1
0
$187,253
Top Earners
Trifecta King
- $56,595, won the Cinderella Stakes
Peace Town
- $24,000

Pleasantly Perfect

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
7
2
10
2
2
2
0
1
$76,782
Top Earners
Rapid Redux
- $39,750, finished 3rd in the Tyro Stakes.
Quite the Lady
- $16,800

Saarland

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
11
2
20
2
1
5
0
0
$81,753
Top Earners
Collegiate
- $36,845
Katolak Cowboy
- $27,380

Smarty Jones

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
6
2
9
2
1
0
0
0
$55,204

Top Earners
Cosmo Pirate - $25,950 (Cosmo Pirate has made one start in Japan, which is why he hasn't been mentioned before.)
Keefer - $22,200

Speightstown

Runners
Winners
Total Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
SW
SP
Earnings
11
4
16
4
2
4
0
1
$172,125

Top Earners
Lord Shanakill
- $74,558, 2nd Veuve Clicquot Vintage S. (ENG-II), 3rd Coventry Stakes (ENG-II)
Munnings - $37,200

View the Leading First-Crop Sires List 

Breaking News is a Lang Peak in Front of Stone Skipper

Breaking News took the lead out of the gate, followed by Doneraile's Peak and Stone Skipper (Birdstone). Dovehunter Jones was extremely rank, tried to run up on the heels of the horse in front of him and had to be pulled back. Stone Skipper ran out of gas in the stretch and faded to 7th. Meanwhile, Breaking News was tiring and Lang Heart was closing, but Breaking News was able to hold on for victory.

Result: July 31, 2008 
Louisiana Downs Race 10
Maiden Special Weight

Breaking News
$6.80
$3.40
$3.20
Lang Heart
$8.20
$6.20
Doneraile's Peak  

$5.20

Equibase Chart

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

July 31

Apple Fest (filly; Smarty Jones - Lovington by Afleet) worked 3 furlongs in :39.80 at Hollywood Park. Apple Fest sold for $350,000 as a yearling and is out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner. Apple Fest is a half-sister to 5 winners including Savorthetime who won the First Lady Handicap (gr. III) and earned $605,356 in her career.

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

July 31

Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) - River Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:05.80.

Anaan (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs, :37.85.

Peace Reigns (filly; Peace Rules - Diamond Dottie by Eagle Eyed) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.20.

Peace Town (colt; Peace Rules - Darnestown by Williamstown) - Laurel Park, 5 furlongs, 1:01.60.

Quiet Dancer (filly; Peace Rules - Grey Ballet by Imperial Ballet (IRE)) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:01.17.

Little Lady Smarty (filly; Smarty Jones - Lake Lady by Salt Lake) - Arlington, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

9 Comments

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Rachel

It's nice to see the early results for Medaglia D'Oro and Peace rules...I always thought they were such honest horses and it's nice to see the indications they will be honest sires.

01 Aug 2008 7:54 AM
El Kabong

Why is Lion Heart not listed?

When you say "our boys" do you mean you have financial interests in these stallions?

01 Aug 2008 10:18 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

El Kabong - When this blog was first started, we decided to follow several 1st-crop sires. Readers suggested others and we ended up with a list of 8 - Birdstone, Congaree, Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, Pleasantly Perfect, Saarland, Smarty Jones, and Speightstown.

Other first-crop stallions are discussed when they have offspring in our races, but the stallions above are followed in more detail. Lion Heart's name certainly comes up a lot since he is the leading freshman sire, but he is not on the main list.

This is not a list of the top first-crop sires, this is a list of how the ones that we have been following have been doing so far.

I do not have a financial interest in these stallions or in any stallion. They are "our" boys because we have been following them closely for the past 5 months.

01 Aug 2008 12:24 PM
phillllly sarrrr

smarty jones has 3 winners. you forgot to mention la equivocada..his filly who won in puerto rico by 5 legnths.

01 Aug 2008 12:34 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

phillllly sarrrr - Smarty Jones has 2 winners, La Equivocada and Keefer. The horses listed are not his winners, they are his Top Earners.  La Equivocada has earned $6,270. Cosmo Pirate, who finished 2nd in one start, has earned $25,950.

01 Aug 2008 12:43 PM
tbpartnerperson43

Thank you so much for the summary!!!   Now I will sit down and watch the top earners of each first year stud on Racereplays.com.  This is really nice.  

Philllllly sarrrr  - to explain further, a horse can be on the board a lot and not win and accumulate more earnings than one who wins just once.  Thus Smarty's leading earners.

I wouldn't mind a horse that hit the board all the time in my partnership. LOL  And I would love to have a Peace Rules baby.  He was special.

01 Aug 2008 6:05 PM
Ted

What about Read The Footnotes... was that win by Cribnote not impressive at Saratoga enough?

01 Aug 2008 9:05 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Ted - Cribnote's win was certainly impressive and we invite discussion on any and all maidens (in fact, there were comments about Cribnote's win). But, I am not adding any stallions to the list at this point. By the way, Cribnote's debut was one of the races featured on the blog.

If you want to follow all of the offspring of Read the Footnotes and comment on them, that would be great. Same goes for anyone else for any other first-year stallion.

 

01 Aug 2008 9:51 PM
phillllly sarrrr

hha my bad. that didnt cross my mind when i sent this comment. they must have some nice purses in japan.

02 Aug 2008 12:35 PM

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