Haynesfield Takes the Damon Runyon

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Haynesfield (Speightstown) outbroke everyone and went to the lead. That's Rich applied pressure early, but Haynesfield was running easily. On the turn, Legal Consent and Fiddlers Afleet moved into contention, but Haynesfield had plenty left. He expanded with lead throughout and cruised to the win.

Result: December 7, 2008
Aqueduct Race 8
Damon Runyon Stakes

Haynesfield $6.10
Fiddlers Afleet  
Legal Consent  


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Liza Too Much for Georgiana

Aspasia held the early lead, with Liza Too chasing. Eye of Taurus was also sticking close. In the stretch, Liza Too took control, while See the Forest closed well for 2nd. Georgiana (Smarty Jones) saved ground on the rail the whole way round, running evenly to finish 5th. This race was marred by the breakdown of Megadiva. In addition, Yes She's a Lady lost her rider when she ran into Megadiva.

Result: December 7, 2008
Aqueduct Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

Liza Too $4.50
See the Forest  


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The Doctor is Large Over Just Right

Dr Large went right to the lead. Another Dancer and Forest Lord were chasing, but Dr Large kept his advantage. He never was much more than a length in front, but no one could overtake him. Just Right (Pleasantly Perfect) was in a good position, but couldn't make up ground, fading to 8th.


Result: December 7, 2008
Fair Grounds Race 10
Maiden Special Weight

Articulating $9.20
Oski Osk  
Again Eleven  


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Quiet Lighning Flashes Over Dial Four Peace

Everybody wanted the lead in this one. Sherry's Reddy, Day With Desi, Quiet Lightning, Leopard Creek, and Fair the Storm were all up there. Dial Four Peace tried to get involved, but he was cut off twice. However, Fair the Storm got the worse of it, as he checked hard and went to the back of the pack. Quiet Lighning emerged from the pack with Sherry's Reddy chasing. Dial Four Peace finally got free in the stretch, and went after the leaders, just missing second.

Result: December 7, 2008
Hollywood Race 9
Maiden Claiming

Quiet Lightning $14.60
Sherry's Reddy  
Dial Four Peace  


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Other December 7 Results:

Paid Preview (colt; Speightstown - Starring Monique by Risen Star) finished 8th in his allowance try at Charles Town.

Himynameissarah (filly; Saarland - Pacific Island by Grand Slam) was 10th in her allowance/optional claiming race at Remington Park.

Dashin' Idea is Dealin in Dreams as a Gateway Lady

December 9, 2008
Mountaineer Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
2-year Old Fillies
Post Time: 7:25 PM

P Horse
1. Dealin in Dreams
2. Kelly's No Angel
3. Gateway Lady
4. Judge Walkinshaw
5. Dashin' Idea
6. My Need Dat
7. Fearful Woman
8. Sheba's Dream
9. Mill River Gal
10. Sweeten Creek

Dashin' Idea (Congaree - General Idea by General Meeting) makes her second start, after finishing 9th first time out on November 18 at Mountaineer. In that race, she veered in at the start, bobbled a bit, and didn't run much after that. Dashin' Idea, who sold for $14,500 as a yearling, is out of the stakes winner General Idea. General Idea was a debut winner at 2, won the California Stallion Stakes that year, and earned $180,070 in her career. She has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Gentlemen's Lady who was a winner at 2. Congaree's 43 runners have made 110 total starts, recording 17 wins, 18 seconds, 9 thirds, and $671,586.

Finishing 8th, in front of Dashin' Idea, on November 18 at Mountaineer was My Need Dat (David Copperfield - Matching Coins by Tossofthecoin). My Need Dat has run 5 total times, most recently finishing 10th on November 30 at Mountaineer. She is out of a 2-year old winning mare who has produced 2 winners, including one 2-year old winner.

Fearful Woman (Drewman - Heaven's Tear by Open Forum), Dealin in Dreams (Scrimshaw - Deal Us In by Mister Baileys (GB)), Gateway Lady (Endeavouring - Lady of the Day by Housebuster), Judge Walkinshaw (Judge T C - Ailsa Craig by Belong to Me), and Sheba's Dream (Repent - Shareadit by Editor's Note) met on November 16 at Mountaineer, finishing 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th respectfully. Fearful Woman had previously finished 6th at Mountaineer on October 25, and 2nd at that track on October 13. She is a half-sister to winner Silver Meteor who has earned $40,099 through 2008. Dealin in Dreams has made 7 total starts, most recently finishing 7th on November 30 at Mountaineer (in front of My Need Dat). She was also 7th in the Longshots Otb Cup Stakes on October 25 at Fort Erie. Her best finish was 2nd, which she achieved both on September 30 at Fort Erie, and on November 8 at Mountaineer Dealin in Dreams is by first-crop sire Scrimshaw, whose 29 runners have made 126 total starts, recording 18 wins, 17 seconds, 15 thirds, and $449,295. Dealin in Dreams is a half-sister to winner Naughty Behavior. Gateway Lady has also made 7 starts, including a 5th in the Rachel's Turn Stakes on August 23 at Charles Town. Gateway Lady is out of a winning mare who has produced 2 winners, one of which won at 2. In four previous starts at Mountaineer, JudgeWalkinshaw finished 5th three times, and 4th once. JudgeWalkinshaw is out of a winning mare who has produced one winner. Sheba's Dream has made 6 total starts, all at Mountaineer. Her best finish was 4th, which she achieved three times. Sheba's Dream is a half-sister to 2 winners, one of which won at 2.

Kelly's No Angel (Garcon Rouge - Miduchess by Big Pistol) has made 7 starts, including 5 at Mountaineer. Her best finish was in her most recent start, on November 24, where she finished 3rd. Previous starts included a 7th on November 8, a race in which Dealin in Dreams was 2nd. Miduchess, dam of Kelly's No Angel, was a winner at 2, 3, and 4. Miduchess has produced 2 winners.

Mill River Gal (Catienus - But by Unaccounted For) has started four times at Finger Lakes. Her best finish was 5th on both September 29, and October 27. In her most recent start, she finished 7th on November 13. But, dam of Mill River Gal, earned $175,300. But has produced the winner Valentina's Grace.

Sweeten Creek (Barkerville - Working Title by Lord At War (ARG)) finished 9th in her only start, on October 19 at Hoosier. Sweeten Creek is a half-sister to the winner Script Doctor.

Channingstown is the Star Feature for the Big Champ

December 9, 2008
Penn National Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs
2-year Olds
Post Time: 7:34 PM

P Horse
1. Star Feature
2. Stephen's Sport
3. Gibsons Payday
4. Big Champ
5. Channingstown
6. Winning Drive
7. Irish Gould Rush
8. Take a Number
9. Nina's Tiger
10. Bobby and Bob

Channingstown (Speightstown - Social Director by Deputy Minister) who scratched out of a race Aqueduct on December 6, will run instead at Penn National where he has been working. Channingstown sold for $180,000 as a yearling, and is out of the stakes winner Social Director. Social Director has produced 3 winners, including Dream About who won the Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) as a 2-year old. Speightstown's 39 runners have made 108 total starts, recording 19 wins, 22 seconds, 18 thirds, and $1,201,003.

Also debuting in this one are Stephen's Sport (Crown Delite - Silk Appeal by Valid Appeal), Big Champ (Champali - Ardum Relaunch by Cee's Tizzy), Winning Drive (Golden Missile - Phone Caller by Phone Trick), and Nina's Tiger (Tiger Ridge - Peace Lady by Suave Prospect). Stephen's Sport's dam, Silk Appeal, was a debut winner at 2, and has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Silk Concorde. Silk Concorde was a debut winner at 2, who won the Florida Stallion Susan's Girl Stakes that year. Big Champ is by first-year stallion Champali, whose 23 runners have made 70 total starts, recording 6 wins, 7 seconds, 9 thirds, and $153,915. Big Champ, who sold for $40,000 as a 2-year old, is the first foal out of stakes-placed Ardum Relaunch, who earned $169,244. Winning Drive was a $60,000 yearling, and is out of stakes winner Phone Caller. Phone Caller was a debut winner at 2, and has produced 2 winners. Nina's Tiger is the first foal out of a winning mare, who is a half-sister to 7 winners.

Gibsons Payday (Gibson County - Golden Top Gun by Wild Gold) has run 5 times, including 4 Penn National starts. His best finish was in his debut on June 5 at Penn National where he was 2nd. His most recent effort came on November 1 at that track where he finished 7th. Gibsons Payday is the first foal out of the mare Golden Top Gun, who was a winner at 2. Golden Top Gun is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Salary Cap.

Bobby and Bob (Devil His Due - Alibob by Skip Away) has run three times at the Meadowlands, finishing 10th on October 22, 4th on November 7, and 5th on November 15. Bobby and Bob is the first foal out of the winning mare Alibob, who earned $120,568. Alibob is a half-sister to 4 winners.

Take a Number (Stanislavsky - Tanked by Tank's Number) has run once, finishing 3rd November 18 at Penn National. Take a Number is out of winning mare who has produced one winner.

Star Feature (Five Star Day - Salient Feature by Copelan) and Irish Gould Rush (Banker's Gold - Black Irish by Wild Escapade) have also each started once, but at Philadelphia Park. Star Feature, who was 8th on November 24, is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Judith's Wild One. Three of Star Feature's siblings won at 2. Irish Gould Rush ran on November 23, finishing 6th. He is a half-brother to the winner Black Pearl.

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