The Bear Conducts a Victory

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Bear's Conductor (Congaree) came out of the gate well and eased into the lead, pestered by Tin Pan Alley Cat. He shook free from Tin Pan Alley Cat in the stretch, and won going away to become Congaree's 6th winner. Stimulus Plan closed well to get second, while Bear's Conductor's stable mate, Bear Famous Trip captured the show spot.

Result: August 10, 2008 
Woodbine Race 1
Maiden Special Weight

Bear's Conductor
Stimulus Plan
Bear Famous Trip $6.10

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The Man is Charitable

Into My Soul (Pleasantly Perfect) was a scratch at Saratoga. Charitable Man jumped first out of the gate and didn't look back. He pulled away in the stretch to win by more than 11. Precursor, the even-money favorite, had to settle for third.

Result: August 10, 2008 
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Charitable Man
Miami Hammer


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Doing your Talkinontherun

Talkinontherun was first at the break while being pursued by Countess Katie. Countess Katie couldn't catch her, but she was well clear of the rest. Saardona (Saarland) was off slow, but did make up some ground in the stretch to end up fourth.

Result: August 10, 2008 
Ellis Park Race 3
Maiden Claiming

Countess Katie
Sea Spirit  


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Clearance Gets the Red Bird

Red Bird Rules (Peace Rules) was off well and swooped to the lead on the rail. Early on, he was pursued by Tut's Treasure, but that one tired and fell back. Red Bird Rules established a clear lead, but he left a hole open on the rail and the favorite Got Clearance drove through and easily took control. Red Bird Rules fought on to secure place by a good margin, but he was no threat to the winner.

Result: August 10, 2008 
Calder Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Got Clearance
Red Bird Rules
Wise Passion  


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Candy Takes the Ball

Madeline Ruby was first on the lead, along with Annihilation. But they were soon joined by Candilejas. For awhile it looked like anyone's race, but Candilejas shook through for the victory. Pamona Ball (Pleasantly Perfect) was reluctant to load and reared, dumping her rider. Then, she broke slow and spotted the field a couple of lengths. She secured a good rail spot and started moving in contention, but tired late and settled for fourth. Diamond Tags closed well to pick up the third spot.

Result: August 10, 2008 
Del Mar Race 6
Maiden Special Weight

Diamond Tags  


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Stone Needs an SOS in the Best Pal

S. S. Stone (Birdstone) came out of the gate ok, and went right up from his rail spot to battle for the lead. Not sure this was the wisest move for him, as he tired and finished last. The race belonged to the closers, as both Azul Leon and Kelly Leak came wide to battle for the win. Kelly Leak won the photo, but was disqualified to fourth and Azul Leon remained unbeaten via DQ.

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Result: August 10, 2008 
Del Mar Race 8
Best Pal Stakes (gr. II)

Azul Leon
Coronet of a Baron  
Charlie's Moment  


Rue Du Bois Hopes it won't be a Tough Holiday

August 11, 2008
Delaware Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2 Year Old Fillies
Post Time: 1:39 PM

P Horse
1. Rue Du Bois
2. Miquelina
3. Creme de Cuvee
4. Patti's Unbridled Cat
5. Circlesandpictures
6. Matrimony
7. Tough Holiday

Rue Du Bois (Congaree - Aroz by Fappiano) makes her debut at Delaware Park, wherre she has been working since May. Aroz, the dam of Rue Du Bois, was a winner and has produced 6 winners from 6 to race. Included among her offspring are stakes winners Silver Lace and Buddha Lady. Another of her offspring, Fapindy, is the dam of the unraced Saarland colt, First Magnitude. Congaree is the sire of 20 runners who have made 33 total starts, recording 7 wins, 4 seconds, and 3 thirds, and $242,729.

The most experienced entrant is Miquelina (Unbridled Time - Slide the Dresser by Diplomatic Jet) whose has run twice in Maiden Claiming company at Delaware Park, finishing 2nd on July 9, and 5th on July 23. Miquelina is the 2nd foal out of mare who is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners, including 2 that won at 2.

Matrimony (Not For Love - Poised to Pounce by Smarten), who brought $200,000 as a 2-year old, ran 2nd in her only start at Delaware Park on June 16. Matrimony is out of a winning mare who has produced 5 winners, including stakes winners Quick 'n Smart and Play Bingo.

Finishing 3rd in her only start was Creme de Cuvee (Cuvee - Mary Linoa by L'Emigrant), who ran at Philadelphia Park on July 22. Creme de Cuvee's first-year sire Cuvee has sired 23 runners who have made 49 total starts with 2 wins, 8 seconds, and 9 thirds, and $107,740. Mary Linoa, dam of Creme de Cuvee, was a group I winner in France as a 2-year old and earned $199,363. Mary Linoa has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Marrast who earned $336,484.

Also by Cuvee is the debut runner Circlesandpictures (Cuvee - Mauk One Eye by French Deputy), who sold for $45,000 as a yearling. Circlesandpictures is the first foal out of an unraced mare who is half-sister to 2 winners, including one that won at 2.

Patti's Unbridled Cat (Unbridled's Song - Troubling by Storm Cat) finished 6th in her only start on July 12 on Delaware Park. Patti's Unbridled Cat, who sold for $90,000 as a 2-year old, is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners.

Unraced Tough Holiday (Harlan's Holiday - Nordic Breeze by Wild Again) is a half-sister to 2 winners.

2-Year Old Works

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August 10

Working 3 furlongs in :36.12 at Saratoga was Maggie Rules (filly; Peace Rules - Maggies Pistol by Big Pistol). Maggie Rules sold for $47,000 as a weanling and is out of the grade III stakes winner, Maggies Pistol. Maggies Pistol has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Yes He's a Pistol.

Adastraperaspera (filly; Speightstown - Miss Turlington by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :37.16 at Belmont Park. Miss Turlington, dam of Adastraperaspera, was a winner and has produced 8 winners, including Incurable Optimist who won the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. III) and the Generous Stakes (gr. III) at 2.

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

August 10

Broad Stone (colt; Birdstone - Broad Legacy by Broad Brush) - Belmont Park, 4 furlongs, :50.21.

Mimsa (filly; Congaree - Majestic Report by Corporate Report) - Louisiana Downs, 3 furlongs, :39.00.

Oconee (colt; Congaree - Chenoa by Wild Again) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:00.00.

River Fancy (filly; Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :50.62.

Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) - Woodbine, 4 furlongs, :48.80.

Ameribelle (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Miz United States by Valid Appeal) - Calder, 4 furlongs (gate), :49.00.

Crema d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Courageous Maiden by Broad Brush) - Saratoga, 3 furlongs (gate), :36.71.

Gold Aly (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Bangled by Alysheba) - Hollywood Park, 5 furlongs, 1:00.60.

My Little Princess (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Burrows by Seattle Song) - Hollywood Park, 3 furlongs, :38.80.

Sue's Update (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Sue's Update by Woodman) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

Bosco Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Secret Sweetly by Secreto) - Arlington, 4 furlongs, :51.00.

Loving Roe Is Easy (filly; Peace Rules - Miss What a Day by Miswaki) - Monmouth Park, 4 furlongs, :50.00.

Schrader Rules (filly; Peace Rules - She Did It Her Way by Private Terms) - Calder, 4 furlongs (gate), :50.00.

Bedtime Story (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Fairy Tale by Seattle Slew) - Woodbine, 5 furlongs, 1:01.80.

Life's Precious (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Precious Clare by Red Ransom) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, 1:04.43.

Light Green (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Green Light by Sheikh Albadou (GB)) - Belmont, 4 furlongs, :50.27.

Pleasant Flight (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Heather's Flight by Seattle Dancer) - Calder, 3 furlongs, :36.60.

Hey Smarty (colt; Smarty Jones - Miss Seffens by Dehere) - Louisiana Downs, 4 furlongs, :49.00.

Reynaldothewizard (colt; Speightstown - Holiday Runner by Meadowlake) - Saratoga, 4 furlongs, :52.97.

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