Follow the Rules Outfights Sarina's Feistycat

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Heavy favorite Follow the Rules (Peace Rules) went right to the lead, but was hounded by Faith Restored. That one got his head in front, but Follow the Rules fought him off. Sarina's Feistycat came running in the stretch, but Follow the Rules had enough left to hold him off and secure the maiden win.

Result: August 6, 2008 
Ellis Park Race 3
Maiden Claiming

Follow the Rules
Sarina's Feistycat
Tempting Storm  


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A Clever Move Secures Victory

Madison Heights went to the lead with Retriever nearby. Thats a Good Thing was just off the pace and made his move in the stretch to gain the advantage. But, Yes I'm Clever got through on the inside and outfinished Thats a Good Thing to take the win. Madison Heights stuck around for 3rd. Frosty Diamond (Medaglia d'Oro) broke off-stride, but secured a good spot on the rail. But, he started faded backward and it looked like he would finish in the back of the pack. However, he did manage to pick up 5th while racing very wide and green.

Result: August 6, 2008 
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Claiming

Yes I'm Clever
Thats a Good Thing
Madison Heights  


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Triumph for Evita, Trifecta King Checked

Cosmic Queen, Dash Dot Dash, Trifecta King, Emmy Darling, and Glitter City were all up on the early pace. On the turn, Trifecta King checked hard and was forced all the way back to last. That was end of story as far as this race was concerned for her, but she finished the race ok. Cosmic Queen also tired after a half. This left Glitter City and Emmy Darling on the lead. However, both Evita Argentina and Stardom Bound (who was off slow yet again) were coming.Iin the end, Evita prevailed by a length to become the first stakes winner for freshman sire Candy Ride. As she had in each of her starts, Glitter City lugged in a bit impeding Emmy Darling and was dq'd from 3rd to 4th.

Read more about the Sorrento here.

Result: August 6, 2008
Del Mar Race 7
Sorento Stakes (gr. III)

Evita Argentina
Stardom Bound
Emmy Darling  


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The Lady Will be Quite a Maniac to Wink at Richie

August 7, 2008
Arlington Park Race 3
Allowance Optional Claiming

6 furlongs
2 Year old fillies
Post Time: 3:18 PM HRTV

P Horse
1. Ravin Maniac
2. Quite the Lady
3. Sweet Relish
4. Pride
5. Truly Lucky
6. Wink At Richie

Quite the Lady (Pleasantly Perfect - Separata (CHI) by Sam M.) returns to the site of her maiden victory on June 7, to take on 5 in this Allowance Optional Claiming contest. Quite the Lady sold for $74,000 as a 2-year old. Her dam was a group I winner in Chile, she also finished 2nd in the Las Cienegas (gr. III). Quite the Lady is a half-sister to 2 winners. Since her race, she has had one work at Arlington Park at 4 furlongs. Quite the Lady's maiden victory was at 4.5 furlongs, so she will be stretching out in this 6 furlong contest.

Only two horses are in for the claiming price of $50,000, Ravin Maniac (Scrimshaw - Radcliffe Yard by Boston Harbor) and Wink at Richie (Gimmeawink - Make No Law by Greinton (GB)). Coincidentally, Ravin Maniac and Wink at Richie are both by first-crop sires. Ravin Maniac has run 3 times, finishing 3rd at Hollywood Park on April 30, breaking her maiden on May 25 at Arlington Park, and finishing 4th in the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows on July 4. Wink at Richie has run twice at Arlington Park. She finished 2nd on June 18 and won on July 4. Both of her races were Maiden Claiming contests.

Another by a first-crop sire is Pride (Lion Heart - Coffee Springs by Crafty Prospector) who broke her maiden at first asking on April 25 at Keeneland. More recently, Pride finished 4th in the Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park on June 29.

Truly Lucky (Truluck - Holy Miss by Holy Bull) was stakes-placed in her most recent start, the TTA Sales Futurity on June 7 at Lone Star Park at 5 furlongs. Prior to that, she broke her maiden on May 22 at Lone Star Park. Truly Lucky does have previous Arlington Park experience, having finished 6th in her debut at 2 furlongs on May 2 at Arlington.

Sweet Relish (Smoke Glacken - Sweet Eloise by Sky Classic) finished 5th in her first start on June 21, and then won her second start at 6 furlongs on July 12. Both of her starts were Maiden Special Weight races at Arlington Park.

Saarlandisourland will be a Dancing Daisy

August 7, 2008
Saratoga Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

1 1/16 miles turf
2 Year old fillies
New York breds
Post Time: 2:41 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. High Cry
2. Freedom Rings
3. Lady Valiant
4. Quietly Bold
5. She's Got Thunder
6. Dancing Daisy
7. Special Detail
8. Saarlandisourland
9. Justify

Saarlandisourland (Saarland - Crypto Kate by Tabasco Cat) apparently did not use much energy in her race on July 30 (where she finished 6th) since she is back on August 7. This time, she'll stretch out to a mile and a sixteenth and switch to the turf. Previously, Saarlandisourland finished 8th July 4 at Belmont Park. Saarland has had 11 runners who have made 23 starts, recording 2 wins, 1 second, and 6 thirds, and earnings of $83,995. Saarlandisourland's dam, Crypto Kate, was a winner of $30,602. Saarlandisourland is Cypto Kate's 2nd foal. Her first foal, Seattle Reed, is a winner who has earned $40,039 through 2008.

Dancing Daisy (More Than Ready - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) and Justify (Alajwad - Celestial Touch by Montbrook) met at Belmont on June 25, with Dancing Daisy 8th and Justify 9th. Dancing Daisy is the 2nd foal out of a 2-year old winning mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Marichal and Vangelis, a group II winner in France who earned $471,404 in Europe and the U.S. Justify is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners.

First-year stallion Johar is the sire of Special Detail (Johar - Special Tapestry by Theatrical (IRE)) who finished 9th in her only start on July 9 on the dirt at Belmont. Johar has had 13 runners, who have made a total of 20 starts, recording 1 win, and 4 seconds. Special Detail is the first foal out of the mare Special Tapestry who placed in two races and earned $11,420. Special Tapestry is a half-sister to 3 winners, 1 of which was a debut winner at 2.

Selling for $100,000 as a 2-year old was She's Got Thunder (Thunder Gulch - Shesastonecoldfox by Foxhound). Shesastonecoldfox, dam of She's Got Thunder, won 4 of 5 races at 2, including 3 stakes. She was also stakes-placed at 3 and earned $216,409. Shesastonecoldfox is the dam of Elusive Fox, who was stakes-placed at 2.

Lady Valiant (Catienus - Bang Up Play by Waquoit), a $34,000 2-year old, is out of a stakes-placed mare who earned $133,410.

High Cry (Street Cry (IRE) - Quiet Rumour by Alleged) is half- or full-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Beebe Lake who earned $195,375.

Freedom Rings (Proud Citizen - Dana's Wedding by Compliance) is out of mare who earned $120,710 and has produced 6 winners, including stakes winner Peg's Prayer.

India Divina, dam of Quietly Bold (El Prado (IRE) - India Divina (CHI) by Roy) was a grade I stakes winner on the dirt, and grade III stakes-placed on the turf. She earned $312,123 in her career and has produced two stakes-placed performers, including Grasberg who was stakes-placed as a 2-year old on the grass.

Gemswick Tries to Park Her Seaside Home In Fine Fettle

August 6, 2008
Saratoga Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 3:15 PM HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. In Fine Fettle
2. Selva
3. Sweet Ariette
4. It'sallaboutus
5. Seaside Home
6. Spell Check
7. Cherokee Gem
8. Justwhistledixie
9. Littleprincessemma
10. Union City
11. Gemswick Park
12. Naturally Naughty

Gemswick Park (Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) makes her debut against a full field of 12 at Saratoga, where she has worked twice. Her dam, Queen's Park, was a stakes winner who earned $104,909. Queen's Park has produced 2 winners including Queen's College who was stakes-placed at 2. Speightstown's 16 runners have made 21 total starts, recording 5 wins, 3 seconds, and 5 thirds and $221,371.

Littleprincessemma (Yankee Gentleman - Exclusive Rosette by Ecliptical), who finished 6th in her only start on July 6 at Churchill Downs, brought $250,000 as a yearling. Her dam, Exclusive Rosette, was a stakes winner who has produced 6 winners from 6 to race, including grade II stakes winner Storm Wolf and grade III stakes winner Misty Rosette.

The only other experienced horse is In Fine Fettle (Lion Heart - Ice Carnival by Two Punch) who was 6th at Belmont on July 3. In Fine Fettle, who was a $100,000 yearling, is by leading first-crop sire, Lion Heart. Lion Heart is the sire of 33 runners who have made a combined 52 starts with 12 wins, 10 seconds, 5 thirds, and earnings of $506,066. In Fine Fettle's dam, Ice Carnival, was stakes-placed and earned $106,330. She was also a debut winner at 2. In Fine Fettle is her first foal.

The top seller in the race is Justwhistledixie (Dixie Union - General Jeanne by Honour and Glory), who brought $425,000 as a yearling. Justwhistledixie is a half-sister to Chace City, who won 3 races at 2, including his debut and the Saratoga Special (gr. II).

Spell Check (Put It Back - A B C Amanda by Alphabet Soup) sold for $215,000 as a 2-year old and is a half-sister or full-sister to 3 winners, including Mystery Girl. Mystery Girl finished 2nd in the Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at 2.

Sweet Ariette (Unbridled's Song - Sweet Nanette by You and I) was a $200,000 2-year old. Her dam, Sweet Nanette, was a stakes winner at 2, 3, and 4 and earned $392,845. Sweet Nanette has produced one winner from 2 to run. That winner, Sargent Seattle, won at 2.

Selling for $130,000 as a yearling was Naturally Naughty (Holy Bull - Bad Pussycat by Distinctive Pro). Naturally Naughty is out of a 2-year old winning mare who has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Bam Bam Bull a full-sister to Naturally Naughty.

First-crop sire, Werbin is the sire of It'sallaboutus (Werblin - Littlemiss Sparkle by Glitterman). Werblin's 6 runners have made 12 total starts, recording 2 wins, 2 seconds, and $68,338. It'sallaboutus is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who earned $61,567.

Selva (Forest Wildcat - Bayou Mist by Silver Deputy) is the 2nd foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Quanah who earned $215,461.

Sand Dollar, dam of Seaside Home (Storm Cat - Sand Dollar by Grindstone), has produced two winners and is a half-sister to grade I winner Cat Thief who earned $3,951,012. Cat Thief also won the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) and finished 3rd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at 2.

Cherokee Gem (Cherokee Run - Nice Canter by Seeking the Gold) is the first foal out of a winning mare who is from the family of grade I winners Dancing Spree, Fantastic Find, Furlough, Heavenly Prize, and Oh What a Windfall.

Union City (Dixie Union - City Sister by Carson City) is out of a grade II stakes-place mare who earned $136,490.

An Attempt to Be Long and Strong

August 7, 2008
Monmouth Park Race 6
Maiden Claiming ($50,000)

5 furlongs
2 Year Olds
Post Time: 3:15 PM TVG

P Horse
1. Toots
2. Kalik Mon
3. Delaware Slew
4. Rip Rap
5. The Crooner
6. Smokey Fella
7. Oski Oski
8. Bunker Hill
9. Longandstrong
10. Pat's Dilemma

Longandstrong (Birdstone - Bessie's Chips by Rakeen) returns after closing to finish 4th in his debut at Monmouth on July 18. Longandstrong, who sold for $25,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare, Bessie's Chips, who has produced 3 winners from 4 to race. One of Bessie's Chips foals won at 2. Birdstone's 13 runners have made 22 total starts, recording 3 wins, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds, and $95,157.

Finishing 3rd, 10th, and 11th respectively in Longandstrong's debut were Smokey Fella (Straight Man - Lady Fenwick by Smoke Glacken), Delaware Slew (Delaware Township - Slew Gin Beauty by Slew Gin Fizz), and Oski Oski (Forest Wildcat - Exit Laughing by Saint Ballado). Smokey Fella, who previously had finished 6th on June 5, is the first foal out of a winning mare who earned $172,275. Delaware Slew is the first foal out of a mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including Don Six who won or placed in 13 stakes and earned $612,123. Delaware Slew finished 2nd in his debut on June 27. Oski Oski was a 32,000 2-year old. He is the first foal out of a winning mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners, including millionaire Kela who won or placed in 8 stakes including victories in the Bing Crosby (gr. I) and Pat O'Brien (gr. II) and a second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

The Crooner (Songandaprayer - Love Mia (ARG) by El Sultan (ARG)) finished 6th at Monmouth on June 5, and 6th on July 6 (behind Dueling Alex) also at Monmouth, where he set the early pace. His dam is a half-sister to group I winner Second Reality (ARG)). The Crooner sold for $75,000 as a 2-year old.

The final experienced runner is Kalik Mon (City Zip - All American Blond) who finished 3rd in a 2 furlong race at Penn National on May 21, and 8th and 5th in 2 races on the Colonial Downs turf on June 21 and July 8.

Unraced Toots (Omega Code - Hollow Gal by Notebook), who sold for $150,000 as a yearling, is by first-crop sire, Omega Code. Omega Code is the sire of 20 runners who have made 44 total starts, recording 8 wins, 4 seconds, and 7 thirds, and $143,057. Hollow Gal, dam of Toots, was a winner and has produced two winners.

Also by a first-crop sire is Pat's Dilemma (Cuvee - Civita by Touch Gold) by Cuvee whose 23 runners have made 48 combined starts with 2 wins, 8 seconds, 9 thirds, and $107,565. Pat's Dilemma is the first foal out of mare who is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Rip Rap (Harlan's Holiday - Saint Believe It by Saint Ballado) sold for $120,000 as a yearling and is out of a stakes-placed mare, who was also a debut winner at 2. Rip Rap is half-brother to 4 winners, including 2 that won at 2.

Bunker Hill (Trippi - Never Yield by High Yield) is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is a half-sister to 5 winners.

2-Year Old Works

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August 6

Jersey Town (colt; Speightstown - Jersey Girl by Belong to Me) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40 at Monmouth Park. Jersey Town is out of grade I winner Jersey Girl who earned $571,136. As a 2-year old, Jersey Girl won the Astoria Stakes.

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

August 6

Shoe Strap (colt; Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :51.10.

Stone Legacy (filly; Birdstone - Gulch Legacy by Gulch) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.66.

Texas Birdstone (colt; Birdstone - Imatexantoo by Ray's Pegasus) - Evangeline Training Center, 4 furlongs, :53.60.

Bear's Conductor (colt; Congaree - Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:01.40.

Dueling Alex (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Rosie Dooley by Trempolino) - Monmouth Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.00.

Our Golden Dream (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Adorahy by Rahy) - Saratoga, 5 furlongs Turf Training, :59.96.

Queen of the City (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Biogio's Beauty by Distorted Humor) - Belmont Park, 3 furlongs (gate), :37.66.

Cradle of Peace (colt; Peace Rules - Cat's Cradle by Flying Paster) - Fair Hill, 4 furlongs, :49.20.

Live the Dash (colt; Peace Rules - Western Resolve by West by West) - Laurel, 3 furlongs (gate), :35.80.

Peace Conference (colt; Peace Rules - In Conference by Dayjur) - Fair Hill, 3 furlongs, :37.80.

Peace Roll (filly; Peace Rules - Roulette by Storm Bird) - Hollywood, 4 furlongs, :48.40.

Scootin Scooter (colt; Saarland - Sarah's a Winner by Cormorant) - Laurel Park, 5 furlongs, 1:02.60.

Congor Bay (colt; Speightstown - Pico Teneriffe by Red Ransom) - Winding Oaks Farm, 3 furlongs, :37.00.

Fufty Too (colt; Speightstown - Cape North by Capote) - Arlington Park, 5 furlongs, 1:03.00.

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