Gabby's Golden Run

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New Worker

Brave Alex (colt; Afleet Alex - Brave Deed by Alydeed) worked one furlong in :12.80 at Hollywood Park. Brave Alex is out of Brave Deed who finished 2nd in the 1998 Test (gr. I). Brave Deed earned $178,955 and was a 2-year old winner. Brave Deed has produced 2 winners.

Returning Worker

Becky's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Gulfstream Park.

Gabby's Oaks

Easily the most impressive performance of the day was Gabby's Golden Gal (Medaglia d'Oro) in the Sunland Park Oaks. Hudler took the early lead, pressed by Gabby's Golden Gal. Gabby's Golden Gal moved along side and then took the lead. These two raced together for a time but Gabby's Golden Gal soon shook free. She poured it on in the stretch putting the others farther and farther behind. The final margin was 13. Watch the Replay.
Read more about the Sunland Oaks here.

Result: March 29, 2009
Sunland Park Race 10
Sunland Park Oaks

Gabby's Golden Gal $13.20
One for Jim  
Century Park  


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Texas Birdstone Finds the Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Texas Birdstone (Birdstone) broke well, but let Blushing Romeo and Coyotepass battle early. Texas Birdstone made his move on the outside in the stretch, moving up to the leaders. It was three in a row at the wire, but Texas Birdstone got his head in front. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 29, 2009
Oaklawn Park Race 5
Rainbow Stakes

Texas Birdstone $10.00
Blushing Romeo  


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Kelly Leak Powers Over Mine That Bird

Mayor Marv, Santamonicacanyon, and Valid Stripes mixed it up early, going way fast up front. Mythical Power (Congaree) was sitting just behind those. Farther back was Mine That Bird (Birdstone), who was watching the action. Mine That Bird made a move on the outside and hit the front. But, Kelly Leak was closing from the back of the pack. He came rolling way on the outside to take command. Mythical Power moved late to get the closest to Kelly Leak, finishing 2nd. Scorewithcater took 3rd from Mine That Bird at the wire. Interesting that Scorewithcater and Mine That Bird finished together again, just a neck apart. Watch the Replay.
Read more about the Sunland Derby here.

Result: March 29, 2009
Sunland Park Race 12
Sunland Derby

Kelly Leak $6.60
Mythical Power  


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Motion Rules Again

Rule of Motion (Peace Rules) stalked the early pace set by Kickapoo and Tashi, while running on the outside. Rule of Motion began moving on the turn, swooping to the lead. He drew away in the stretch to win by better than 8. It was the third win of the day for Jeremy Rose. Rule of Motion has now made 8 starts, recording 3 wins and 3 second, and has earned $84,490. Watch the Replay.

Result: March 29, 2009
Philadelphia Park Race 8

Rule of Motion $6.60
Sure Start  
Pushed Over  


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No Stopping Jaystone

Jaystone (Birdstone) was taking no chances in this one. He went right to the lead. He was pressed for a time by Hudson Parker, but shook loose from that one. He drew off in the stretch to win by a final tally of 9 lengths. By the way, Jaystone was claimed out of the race.

Result: March 29, 2009
Aqueduct Race 9
Maiden Claiming

Jaystone $4.40
Federal Deposit  
Hudson Parker  


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Other Results for March 29

Verdant (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Rift Valley by Gulch) raced in mid-pack early, made a move into third, but stalled there in her Maiden Special Weight contest at Turfway Park.

Gallery Sculpture (filly; Birdstone - Mona Lisa Lady by El Prado (IRE)) didn't come out of the gate with the pack (officially - dwelt) in her Maiden Claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs. She passed one late to finish 9th. Smart N Lonely (filly; Smarty Jones - Lonely Girl by Relaunch) was scratched.

Peace Reigns (filly; Peace Rules - Diamond Dottie by Eagle Eyed) was up close early, but weakened late to finish 6th in her Maiden Claiming race at Oaklawn Park.

Smarty's Gold (colt; Smarty Jones - Mandy's Gold by Gilded Time) started slowly in his Maiden Special Weight at Philadelphia Park, then picked up a few spots late to finish 5th.

Darlin Saarland (filly; Saarland - Rahy's Darlin by Rahy) showed some speed early, but faded to 8th in her Maiden Special Weight race at Fonner Park.

Dial Four Peace (gelding; Peace Rules - Four O One Katie by Marquetry) set the early pace in his Claiming race at Golden Gate, but tired and finished 7th (last).

Tiger Rules (colt; Peace Rules - Danzig Tiger by Danzig Connection) did not draw in off the AE list for his Claiming race at Charles Town.

Persian (colt; Peace Rules - Lady Cheryl by Williamstown) didn't get in his Maiden Special Weight contest at Fair Grounds, as it stayed on the turf.

Entries for March 30

Mostly Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Ms. Mostly by Copelan) faces 7 in a mile and 70 yard Claiming race at Philadelphia Park, post time 2:31 PM ET. Last time out, she was 3rd in a mile Claiming race at Philadelphia Park on March 8. Overall, Mostly Peace has run 13 times, recording one win, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds.

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