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Min d'Oro will be Breezing By in Firey Splendor

August 2, 2008
Suffolk Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 2:37 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Believesinme
2. Kims Wonder
3. Really Wonder
4. Firey Splendor
5. It's a Frances Day
6. Secret Tracker
7. Min d'Oro
8. Breezing By

Min d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Min Elreeh by Danzig), who sold for $40,000 as a yearling, makes her debut at Suffolk. Min d'Oro is a half-sister to 5 winners, 3 of which won at 2. These include stakes winner Allodial Land, who earned $423,792 in his career. Medaglia d'Oro's 21 runners have made 36 total starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, and 6 thirds, and $250,886.

It's a Frances Day (B L's Appeal - Tickle My Rib by Muqtarib), Kims Wonder (Three Wonders - Kimster by Preacherman), and Secret Tracker (Cimarron Secret - Traki Traki Oh Oh by Katowice) met previously at Suffolk in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight contest on July 20; with It's a Frances Day 2nd, Kims Wonder 6th, and Secret Tracker 7th. It's a Frances Day, who had previously raced at Belmont and Gulfstream Park (3 total starts), is the first foal out of a winning mare. Kimster, the dam of Kims Wonder, was a stakes winner who earned $116,169. Kims Wonder is her first foal. Secret Tracker is a full-sister to the winner Carmel's Secret, who was a winner at 2 and has earned $30,614 through 2008.

The remaining horses are unraced, including Believesinme (Indy King - Brillant Way by Beau Genius) whose dam was a winner. Believesinme is a half-sister to one winner, who was a winner at 2.

Really Wonder (Master Bill - You Must Win by Dawn Quixote) is a half-sister to one winner and a full-sister to Must Win Soon, a 2-year old winner who earned $201,292 in his career.

Firey Splendor (Hook and Ladder - Lone Splendor by Olympio) is a half-sister to one winner.

Buzzing B's, the dam of Breezing By (Honor Glide - Buzzing B's by Hazaam), was a stakes winner who earned $115,595. Breezing By is her first foal.

Birdcaper will Try to Escape Big Drama for One Night Alone

August 2, 2008
Calder Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 4:25 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Swingman
2. My Daddio
3. Sligovian Bay
4. Stamen
5. One Night Alone
6. Safety Squeeze
7. Birdcaper
8. Big Drama

Birdcaper (Birdstone - Sweet Caper by Cape Town) makes his fourth start at Calder, previously finishing 3rd on July 12, second on June 15, and 6th on May 31. Birdcaper is the first foal out of the winning mare, Sweet Caper who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Leslie's Lady. Leslie's Lady won 4 races in her 2-year old season, including the Hoosier Debutante Stakes. Birdstone has sired 12 runners who have made 18 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds, and earnings of $71,842.

Safety Squeeze (Trippi - Caught Lookin' by Cozzene) has faced Birdcaper twice. On May 31, he finished 2nd and on June 15, he was 4th. Overall, Safety Squeeze has run 6 times, recording 2 seconds and 2 thirds. Safety Squeeze is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners from 3 to race.

Stamen (Awesome of Course - Petals by Dr. Caton) and My Daddio (Essence of Dubai - Twilight Mirage by Jeblar) ran against each other on June 28, with Stamen finishing 3rd and My Daddio 5th, in a race won by our own Pick's Express. Since that race, Stamen finished 9th in the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes. Stamen's dam is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners. My Daddio's most recent effort was a 3rd place finish on July 19. My Daddio is out of a mare who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and earned $159,829.

Big Drama (Montbrook - Riveting Drama by Notebook) is actually cutting back in distance, as he finished 3rd in his first start on July 12 at 6.5 furlongs. Big Drama is a half-brother to 5 winners including stakes winner, Drama's Way.

The race is completed by three debut runners, including Swingman (Storm Boot - Sue's Prospect by Pass the Line). Swingman is out of a winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including Carson's Legacy who won the Birdonthewire Stakes as a 2-year old. Carson's Legacy, who was also a stakes winner at 3, has earned $128,780 through 2008.

Sligovian Bay (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Tiva by Two Punch) is the first foal out of a winning mare, who is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners including Pro Fighter who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old.

One Night Alone (The Kaiser - My Wife by Schossberg) is a half-brother to two winners, both of which won at 2.

Breakwithtradition on the Edge of Active Duty

August 2, 2008
Woodbine Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs Turf
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 4:34 PM

P Horse
1. Active Duty
2. Sky Taps
3. Conflicting Report
4. On Wings of Trust
5. Montana de Oro
6. Takamosa
7. Breakwithtradition
8. Perfect Shower
9. No Alimony
10. A P Bear
11. War Lap
12. Edge

Breakwithtradition (Birdstone - Princess Penny by Joyeux Danseur) debuts against a full field of mostly first-timers on the Woodbine turf. Breakwithtradition is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners including Palmiche, a group III winner in Panama.

Sky Taps (Tapit – Skywriting by Jeblar) has finished 6th twice on the Woodbine Polytrack. First-crop sire Tapit is the sire of Sky Taps, who was a $37,000 yearling. Tapit is the sire of 19 runners who have made 31 total starts, recording 3 wins, 7 seconds, and 4 thirds, and earnings of $99,452. Sky Taps' dam was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and earned $220,646.

War Lap (War Chant - Indy Five Hundred by A. P. Indy) is also a veteran of 2 starts, having finished 3rd twice on the dirt at Churchill Downs. War Lap sold for $150,000 as a yearling and is the first foal out of the grade I winner, Indy Five Hundred. Indy Five Hundred won the Garden City Breeders' Cup (gr I) and earned $244,510. She was also a 2-year old winner.

Finishing 5th in his only start on the main track at Woodbine was Edge (The Cliff's Edge - Maghaarb (GB) by Machiavellian), who is by first-year sire The Cliff's Edge. The Cliff's Edge's 13 runners have made 28 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 3 thirds and $57,604. Maghaarb, the dam of Edge, was a 2-year old winner who has produced 1 winner.

The fnal experienced horse is No Alimony (Cozzene - Cross Your Heart by Miswaki) who sold for $45,000 as a yearling. No Alimony finished 6th at Churchill Downs on June 26. No Alimony is out of winning dam who has produced 1 winner, Aviv. Aviv was a 2-year old winner in Mexico.

The top seller in the race is A P Bear (Dynaformer - Trading by A. P. Indy) who cost $240,000 as a 2-year old. A P Bear is a half-brother to 3 winners including grade III stakes winner, Awesome Chic. Awesome Chic was also a debut winner at 2, and has earned $196,725 through 2008.

Perfect Shower (Perfect Soul (IRE) - Showering by Miswaki) sold for $151,968 as a yearling. He is by first-year sire, Perfect Soul whose 4 runners have each started once, recording 1 win. Showering, dam of Perfect Shower, was a stakes winner who earned $204,356. Perfect Shower is a half-brother to three winners, including Cool Rain Falling who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old.

Active Duty (Deputy Commader - Punchbowl by Two Punch) was a $80,000 yearling and is out of the stakes winning mare, Punchbowl. Punchbowl has produced 6 winners from 6 to race including stakes winner, Powerful Touch.

Conflicting Report (Graeme Hall - Platinum Hawk by Silver Ghost) is the first foal out of a mare whose dam was stakes-placed on turf.

On Wings of Trust (Trust N Luck - Harps and Wings by Relaunch) is a half-brother to 3 winners including stakes winner, One Way Flight.

Montana de Oro (Cape Town - Delighted Cat by Storm Cat) is the first foal out of a mare who is from the family of grade I stakes winner and sire, Quiet American.

Takamosa (Peaks and Valleys - Unique Sky by Sky Classic) is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 4 winners, including Except for Wanda, a stakes winner on the turf who earned $474,977.

Saar will Speak Low and Innovate on the Turf

August 2, 2008
Colonial Downs Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs Turf
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 4:39 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Saar Treaty
2. Combinate
3. Cayenne Lady
4. Adare
5. Rowes Royal Chapel
6. Purely Dixie
7. Miss May
8. Speak Low
9. Miss Pam
10. Ardagh
11. Rose O'Tour
12. Fur Lined
13. Innovative

Saar Treaty (Saarland - Top of the Noggin by Chief's Crown) returns after running an even 5th in her debut at Delaware Park on June 3. This time, she faces a full field on the turf. Saar Treaty, who sold for $50,000 as a weanling, is a half-sister to one winner. In addition, her dam, Top of the Noggin, is a half-sister to 8 winners, 2 of which won during their 2-year old season. Saarland is the sire of 11 runners who have made 20 collective starts, registering 2 wins, 1 second, and 5 thirds, and earnings of $81,753.

The most experienced horse in the race is Rowes Royal Chapel (Chapel Royal - Karen S. by Kris S.) who has run 5 times, including 3 starts on the turf where she finished 5th, 5th, and 6th. All of these races were at Colonial. Rowes Royal Chapel is by first-year stallion, Chapel Royal whose 34 runners have made 65 total starts, recording 9 wins, 7 seconds, and 7 thirds. Karen S., the dam of Rowes Royal Chapel, was a winner and she has produced 3 winners including one turf winner.

Miss May (Northern Afleet - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) and Innovative (Johannesburg - Sparkler by Carson City) met on July 4 on the Colonial turf, with Miss May finishing 3rd and Innovative 4th. Miss May, who sold for $60,000 as a yearling, is a half-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner, May Day Vow. Innovative was a $290,000 yearling and is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to grade II stakes winner, Softly and grade III stakes winner, Coragil Cat.

Another with turf experience is Purely Dixie (Bowman's Band - Purely Fabulous by Capote) who finished 5th on July 18 at Colonial. Purely Dixie is out of a winning mare and is a half-sister to Outrageous Sadie, who was a winner at 2. First-crop sire Bowman's Band is the sire of Purely Dixie. Bowman's Band's 4 runners have made 7 total starts, recording 1 win and 2 thirds.

The final experienced horse is Rose O'Tour (Express Tour - Rosie o' Mali by Out of Place) who finished 6th on the dirt at Colonial on June 10. Rose O'Tour is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Selling for $140,000 as a 2-year old was Miss Pam (Officer - Not to Be Outdone by Smile). Not to Be Outdone, dam of Miss Pam, was stakes-placed as a 2-year old and earned $176,516 in her career. No to Be Outdone has produced 3 winners, including 1 turf winner.

Combinate (Volponi - Lunar Antics by Hay Halo) is out of a 2-year old winning mare who has produced 6 winners from 7 to race.

Jilli's Dream, dam of Cayenne Lady (Repent - Jilli's Dream by Out of Place) was a winner at 2, 3, 4, and 5, and earned $170,006 in her career. Jilli's Dream has produced 2 winners from 2 to race, including 1 that won at 2.

Adare (Belong to Me - Hopalina by Tempolino) is a half-sister to 3 winners, including Gunning For who won the Lawrence Realization (gr. IIIT), the Stanton Stakes, and the Henry S. Clark Stakes, all on the turf.

Speak Low (Prized - Love Talkin by Talkin Man) is out of a turf winning mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed, Nikama.

Feelingbetteragain, dam of Ardagh (Flatter - Feelingbetteragain by Well Decorated), was a stakes winner at 2 and has produced 2 winners including Tale of Freedom, stakes-placed on the turf.

Fur Lined (Trust N Luck - Mittens by Storm Boot) is the first foal out of a mare who was a winner on the turf and who is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Oswayo.

Verdant Seeks Cha Ching Goldwrapinsilver

August 2, 2008
Ellis Park Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

6 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 5:31 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Maggis Lass
2. Cat Onthe Town
3. Slumpbuster
4. Goldwrapinsilver
5. Verdant
6. Miss Fark
7. Cha Ching Jackpot
8. Illegal Search
9. Saxxy Rose Lee

Verdant (Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch), who has been working for the past several months at Churchill Downs, debuts at Ellis Park at 6 furlongs. Rift Valley, dam of Verdant, was a winner of $118,718. Verdant is her 2nd foal. Her first foal, Marubutsu Center, is a winner in Japan, and has earned $378,113 through 2008. Rift Valley is a daughter of champion 2-year old filly, Meadow Star. Meadow Star was a perfect 7 for 7 as a 2-year old, including wins in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), the Frizette (gr. I), the Matron (gr. I), the Spinaway (gr. I), the Schuylerville (gr. II), and the Astoria Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III). In her career, she earned $1,445,740. Pleasant Perfect's 7 runners have made 10 total starts with 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds, and $76,782 in earnings.

Illegal Search (Officer - Temporada by Summer Squall) and Cat Onthe Town (Forest Wildcat - On the Town by Pleasant Colony) met at Ellis Park on July 12 in a 5.5 furlong contest, with Illegal Search finishing 2nd and Cat Onthe Town 4th. Illegal Search, a $80,000 yearling, is out of winning mare who has produced 3 winners. Included among her winners is Stormy Afternoon, who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old. Cat Onthe Town is a half-sister to the winner Just for Kicks, who has earned $106,369 through 2008.

Cha Ching Jackpot (Posse - Prevailing by Summer Squall) has run twice, finishing 5th on the Churchill Downs dirt on June 29, and 3rd on the grass at Ellis Park on July 17. This last race was at a mile, which means Cha Ching Jackpot is shortening up for this race. Cha Ching Jackpot, who sold for $22,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare, Prevailing. Prevailing has produced 3 winners.

Another with 2 starts is Goldwrapinsilver (Silver Ghost - Bob's Gamble by Northern Jove) who finished 3rd at Churchill Downs on June 27, and 6th at Ellis Park on July 19. The dam of Goldwrapinsilver was a winner who has produced 4 winners. However, none of her offspring won as 2-year olds.

Debut runners Slumpbuster (Friends Lake - Athena Starwoman by Marquetry) and Miss Fark (Newfoundland - Margain by Wild Again) are both by first-year stallions. Friends Lake, sire of Slumpbuster, has had 7 runners who have made 14 combined starts, registering 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds, and earnings of $170,190. Slumpbuster is a half-sister to one winner. Miss Fark is by Newfoundland, whose 6 runners have made a combined 10 starts with 3 wins, 3 seconds, and earnings of $71,554. Miss Fark is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Maggis Lass (Tenpins - Magibel by Tale of the Cat) is the first foal out of a mare who is a full-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Remarqable Tale.

Saxxy Rose Lee (Bernstein - Lenarose by Canaveral) is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 2 winners, including 2-year old winner, Binalongtimecom'en.

Gold Aly Gato Go Win for a Snapshot

August 2, 2008
Del Mar Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 8:10 PM

P Horse
1. Launch the Bull
2. Believe in Hope
3. Azooz
4. Gato Go Win
5. Crazy Cash
6. Fiery Rebel
7. Gold Aly
8. Meteore
9. Snapshot
10. Regal Coyote
11. Payment Approved
12. El Chubasco
AE Oyster Cat

Gold Aly (Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) returns after passing some tired ones, and running 5th in his debut at Hollywood Park on July 13. Since that race, Gold Aly has had 2 works at Hollywood Park. Gold Aly, who sold for $120,000 as a 2-year old, is a half-brother to 5 winners including stakes winner Spangled, and grade III stakes winner Anklet. Anklet earned $486,451 in her career. Gold Aly is trained by Jack Van Berg, trainer of Alysheba, broodmare sire of Gold Aly. Medaglia d'Oro's 21 runners have made 36 total starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, and 6 thirds, and $250,886.

The only other experienced horses in the field also ran on July 13, but in a different race where Fiery Rebel (Smoke Glacken - Dixie Schic by Dixieland Band) was 2nd and Gato Go Win (City Place - Brooks N Boots by Odyle) was 4th. Fiery Rebel sold for $72,000 as a yearling, and is out of a winning mare who has produced 1 winner from 1 to race. Gato Go Win is by first-year sire, City Place whose 7 runners have made 13 total starts, recording 4 wins and 2 seconds, and $86,298 in earnings. 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.

Azooz (The Cliff's Edge - Shimmering Silver by Southern Halo) is by freshman sire The Cliff's Edge. The Cliff's Edge has had 13 runners which have made 28 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 3 thirds. Shimmering Silver, dam of Azooz, is a half-sister to 8 winners including grade I winner Waquoit who earned $2,225,360 in his career.

Selling for $115,000 as a 2-year old was Launch the Bull (Holy Bull - Perfect Launch by Relaunch). Perfect Launch, dam of Launch the Bull, was a winner who has produced 4 winners, including 3 that won at 2.

Believe in Hope (Thunder Gulch - Hope Rises by Mr. Greeley) is the first foal out of stakes winner Hope Rises who earned $170,855 in her career. Hope Rises is a half-sister to 11 winners including 4 stakes winners.

Crazy Cash (Petionville - Discreet Account by Private Account) is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes-placed, 2-year old winner, Quiet Money.

Meteor Miracle, the dam of Meteore (Pulpit - Meteor Miracle by Twining), was a stakes winner who earned $182,989. Meteor Miracle was also a debut 2-year old winner.

Snapshot (Awesome Again - Cajun Flash by Bertrando) is out of a mare who was a winner of $90,000 and has produced one winner.

Copewiththiscoyote, the dam of Regal Coyote (Wheelaway - Copewiththiscoyote by Regal Humor), was a 2-year old winner who earned $129,328 in her career. Copewiththiscoyote is also a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner, Bion.

Payment Approved (Unbridled Time - Western Desire by Rodeo) is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a full-sister to two winners, and a half-sister to stakes-placed, High Priced, an earner of $187,451.

Stakes-placed In a Whisper is the dam of El Chubasco (Matty G - In a Whisper by No Louder). In a Whisper, who was also a 2-year old winner, earned $163,546 in her career and has produced the winner, Morethanawhisper. Morethanawhisper has earned $74,799 through 2008.

On the AE list is Oyster Cat (Tale of the Cat - Freshwater Pearl (IRE) by Alzao), who sold for $225,000 as a weanling. Freshwater Pearl, dam of Oyster Cat, was a 2-year old stakes winner who has produced the stakes-placed, Pure Incentive. Pure Incentive, who was also a 2-year old winner, earned $112,534.

Penching Pennies for Some Dude will lead to a City Win

August 2, 2008
Evangeline Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 9:04 PM

P Horse
1. El Tapidero
2. Penching Pennies
3. Top Cop
4. Big Daddy Boy
5. Sebulba
6. Afleet Trick
7. City Win
8. Mimi's Choice
9. Whoa Wham
10. Some Dude
11. Begg's
12. Anasheed Class

Penching Pennies (Peace Rules - Gayle's Glory by Sword Dance (IRE)) debuts at Evangeline after scratching out of a race on July 18. Interestingly, that race was for Louisiana-breds, whereas this is an open race. I also notice that Penching Pennies is a gelding, and I can't remember if he was a gelding before. This may be the reason for the scratch last time out. Penching Pennies has been working a lot from the gate, so we'll see if that translates into a fast start. Gayle's Glory, the dam of Penching Pennies, won 13 races and $304,935 in her career including 2 victories as a 2-year old. She has produced one winner (who won as a 2-year old) from one to race. Twenty offspring of Peace Rules have made 40 total starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, 6 thirds, and $187,253.

Four other horses are making their debuts in this one: El Tapidero (He's Tops - Miss J Lightning by Jazzing Around), Mimi's Choice (Choosing Choice - Winner Halo by Winter Halo), Begg's (Maria's Mon - La Gomera (IRE) by Hamas (IRE), and Anasheed Class (Anasheed - Spot the Class by Holy Mountain).El Tapidero is out of a winning mare who is a half- or full-sister to 2 winners. Winner Halo, dam of Mimi's Choice, was a winner and is a half-sister to 4 winners, including Mimi's Best Choice who is by Choosing Choice, sire of Mimi's Choice. Mimi's Best Choice has earned $61,360 through 2008. Begg's is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Autonomy (IRE) and grade I stakes winner, Caffe Latte. Caffe Latte earned $676,885 in her career. Anasheed Class is by freshman sire, Anasheed whose 6 runners have made 14 total starts, recording 1 win and 4 thirds. Anasheed Class is a half-brother to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Ruling Class. Ruling Class, who has earned $131,680, also won 2 races at 2.

Big Daddy Boy (Cape Town - Bridge Player by Grand Slam) and Top Cop (Posse - Ms. Curtsinger by Runaway Groom) previously met at Evangeline Downs on July 16, with Big Daddy Boy finishing 5th and Top Cop 9th. Bridge Player, the dam of Big Daddy Boy, is a half- or full-sister to 9 winners including 3 stakes winners. Four of Bridge Player's siblings won at 2. Big Daddy Boy sold for $17,000 as a yearling. Top Cop was a $24,000 2-year old. He is a half-brother to one winner and his dam is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Whoa Wham (Whambam - Whoa Baby Whoa by Sultry Song) has run twice, finishing 3rd on June 25 and 2nd on July 18. Both of these races were at Evangeline Downs. Whoa Wham is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner, the stakes winner Swoon Me Baby.

Another veteran of 2 races is Sebulba (Big Country - Copper Lake by Salt Lake) who was 3rd on May 28, and 4th on June 19. Sebulba is by first-year sire, Big Country whose 3 runners (including Sebulba) have made 4 total starts, recording one 3rd. Sebulba is a half-brother to two winners including one that won at 2.

Also by a first-crop stallion is City Win (City Place - All Affirmed Say I by Mister Baileys (GB)) who finished 6th at Evangeline on May 28 (where one of his opponents was Sebulba). City Win is by City Place, whose 7 runners have made 13 total starts, recording 4 wins and 2 seconds, and $86,298 in earnngs. City Win is a half-brother to the winner Kissamee Glitter who has earned $47,850 through 2008.

Afleet Trick (Northern Afleet - On the Hook by Phone Trick) and Some Dude (Dixie Union - Hedge Ratio by Unbridled) both debuted at Louisiana Downs. Afleet Trick was 6th on June 5, and is a half-brother to Pure Brown, a winner of $387,551 in Japan. Some Dude, who was 8th in his only race on July 6, sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old. Hedge Ratio, the dam of Some Dude, was a winner and has produced 3 winners, including Mary Alex who was stakes-placed at 2 and 3.

Tannic Vows to Win so Stroll On Bye

August 2, 2008
Prairie Meadows Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Iowa-breds
Post Time: 9:17 PM

P Horse
1. The Cliff's End
2. Exciting Lover
3. Tannic
4. Mr. Tango
5. J T Money
6. Cielo Five
7. Tadpole
8. Mr. Cliburn
9. Have We Met
10. I Vow to Win
11. Stroll On Bye
12. Archies Glitter

Tannic (Saarland - Poetic Image by Perrault (GB)) returns after closing well to finish third in his debut on July 19. As before, he faces a field of fellow Iowa-breds. Tannic is a half-brother to three winners, including 2 which were stakes-placed as 2-year olds. Saarland is the sire of 11 runners who have made 20 collective starts, registering 2 wins, 1 second, and 5 thirds, and earnings of $81,753.

Also returning from that July 19 contest is The Cliff's End (The Cliff's Edge - Rico Ends Well by Amerrico's Bullet) who finished 2nd. Previously, The Cliff's End finished 4th on June 21. The Cliff's End, who sold for $36,000 as a 2-year old, is by freshman sire The Cliff's Edge. The Cliff's Edge has had 13 runners which have made 28 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and 3 thirds. The Cliff's End is the first foal out of the stakes-placed mare, Rico Ends Well who earned $176,083 in 54 starts.

Have We Met (Stephen Got Even - Mickis Dancer by Marquetry) finished 4th in the July 19 race, behind Tannic and The Cliff's End. Have We Met's dam was a winner who has produced the stakes-placed Some Wild Dancing. Previously, Have We Met finished 7th on June 5, a race in which J T Money (Kafwain - My Sister Eileen by Delineator) was 4th and Mr. Tango (Toccet - Fantango Lady by Lytrump) 5th. My Sister Eileen, dam of J T Money, is a half-sister to 6 winners. Mr. Tango is by freshman sire, Toccet whose 17 runners have made 32 total starts, recording 2 wins, 7 seconds, and 4 thirds, and earnings of $80,689. Mr. Tango's dam, Fantango Lady, was a stakes winner at 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. She earned $279,295 in her career.

J T Money had previously finished 9th on June 21, where he ran against The Cliff's End (4th), Stroll on Bye (Stroll - Nunatak (CHI) by Missouri (CHI) (7th), and Mr. Cliburn (Supremo - Baby Grand by Victorious) (8th). Stroll on Bye is by first-year sire, Stroll. Stroll's 10 runners have made 17 collective starts, recording 7 wins and 5 seconds, and earnings of $155,506. Stroll on Bye is out of a mare who was a 2-year old winner and who has produced 9 winners. Mr. Cliburn's dam was a winner and she has produced the stakes-placed winner, Baby Storm. Baby Storm has earned $93,727 through 2008.

The remaining runners are making their debuts including Exciting Lover (Friendly Lover - Excitinglikegold by Gold Case) who is the 2nd foal out of a 2-year old winning mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed, Dazzle Some.

Fievel, dam of Cielo Five (Mi Cielo - Fievel by Broad Brush), was a winner at 2 and 3, and has produced 5 winners from 7 to run, including Five Rubies who was stakes-placed at 2, 3, and, 4. Five Rubies has earned $145,822 through 2008.

Tadpole (Friendly Lover - Fillebunkport by Comet Kat) is out of a stakes-placed mare who has produced 3 winners, 1 of which won at 2.

I Vow to Win (Broken Vow - Roses for Sonja by Known Fact) is the 2nd foal out of a mare who won at two, and who is half-sister to 2 winners.

Archies Glitter (Winter Glitter - Wildwood Spring by Wild Again) is a half-brother to 3 winners, including stakes winner Ryan's Our First who earned $139,267 in his career.

2-Year Old Works

New to this blog

August 1

Working 3 furlongs from the gate at Delaware Park in a time of :36.60, was Livin Lovin (filly; Birdstone - Nurse Margaret by Captain Bodgit). Livin Lovin is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner from one to race. That horse was a winner at 2.

Milord (colt; Birdstone - Lady d'Accord by D'Accord) worked 3 furlongs in :39.02 at Belmont. Lady d'Accord, dam of Milord, earned $590,138 and won or placed in 10 stakes, including back-to-back wins in the Bed o' Roses (gr. II). Milord is a half-brother to 3 winners.

At Monmouth Park, Starland Queen (filly; Saarland - Haleyclaire by Thunder Gulch) worked 3 furlongs in :39.40. Starland Queen is a half-sister to 3 winners, and was a $30,000 2-year old.

Cabaret Cowboy (colt; Speightstown - Pent Up Kiss by Pentelicus) worked 4 furlongs on the training track at Saratoga in :48.66. Cabaret Cowboy, who was a $300,000 yearling, is out of a stakes winning mare who was also a debut winner at 2. Cabaret Cowboy is a half-brother to 5 winners.

Working 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Laurel was Clash of Arms (colt; Speightstown - Distinctive Code by Lost Code). Clash of Arms is the first foal out of stakes winner, Distinctive Code who earned $262,460 in her career.

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

August 1

Broad Stone (colt; Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :50.42.

Heir to the Stone (colt; Birdstone - Mi Mariposa by Two Punch) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :47.87.

Congo Creek (Congaree - Lost Expectations by Valid Expectations) - Lone Star Park, 3 furlongs, :39.20.

King Congaree (colt; Congaree - Cozzene'saffair by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) - Fair Hill, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

King Congo (colt; Congaree - Hansels' Star by Hansel) - Emerald Downs, 3 furlongs; :39.20.

River Fancy (filly; Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs, 1:00.06.

Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs turf, 1:02.00.

Bella d'Oro (Medaglia d'Oro - Rangoon Belle by Alysheba) - Vinery Stable, 4 furlongs turf, :49.40.

D'oro Diablo (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Dancehall Floozy by Paramount Jet) - Woodbine, 3 furlongs, :36.40.

Figlia d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Runaway Chanel by Runaway Groom) - Delaware Park, 5 furlongs (gate), 1:02.60.

Precious Beans (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Precious Feather by Gone West) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs turf, :47.66.

Class Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Clever Actress by Theatrical (IRE)) - Vinery Stable, 4 furlongs (turf), :49.40.

Deceptive Ruler (colt; Peace Rules - Behind the Bluff by Pine Bluff) - Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs (turf), :38.00.

Live the Dash (colt; Peace Rules - Western Resolve by West by West) - Laurel, 4 furlongs, :48.00.

Peace Pipe (colt; Peace Rules - Chief Mistress by Hail Emperor) - Vinery Stable, 3 furlongs (turf), :38.00.

Valid Rule (colt; Peace Rules - Valid Bonnet by Valid Appeal) - Arlington Park, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Life's Precious (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Precious Clare by Red Ransom) - Aqueduct, 4 furlongs, :48.27 (fastest of 19).

Perfectly Pleasant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Beaux Arts Ball by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) - Laurel Park, 3 furlongs, :37.00.

Cottage Industry (filly; Saarland - Act Stormy by Storm Creek) - Belmont, 3 furlongs, :38.95.

Masqued Tsaar (colt; Saarland - Masquerade Star by Stalwart) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Goldshaft (colt; Smarty Jones - Mimi's Golden Girl by Seeking the Gold) - Fair Hill, 4 furlongs, :51.40.

Second Glance (filly; Smarty Jones - Worth a Look by Sword Dance (IRE)) - Laurel, 5 furlongs, 1:02.00.

Greer Lynn (filly; Speightstown - Roll Over Baby by Rollin On Over) - Churchill Downs, 5 furlongs, 1:02.80.

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