Kittens from Camarero to Churchill

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Remember that you can find a list of all the named 2-year olds by our sires (Afleet Alex, Ghostzapper, Kitten's Joy, Rock Hard Ten, and Saint Liam) on their prospective pages. These lists are updated frequently (last update May 20). If you are interested in a stallion that we are not following, one source you can use is the Progeny search at I can almost guarantee that the lists at this site are neither complete, nor completely accurate, but it is free. So, you get what you pay for. More accurate lists can be obtained from for a price. Other free sources for finding stallions' offspring include sales catalogs, as found on the Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, and OBS web sites (for example). You may also try scanning the workout listings, as on or This works especially well if you are watching a stallion whose name is repeated in part in many of his offsprings name (like all the "Kittens" by Kitten's Joy).

May 20 Results

Don't You Linger (gelding; Congaree - So Long Dearie by D'Accord) was up with the pace early, but weakened late to finish 6th in his Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Belmont. Watch the Replay.

Shoe Strap (gelding; Birdstone - Boot Strap by Storm Boot) was 8th in his Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Indiana Downs.

May 21 Results

Congar Light (filly; Congaree - Pyrite Dance by Dance Brightly) was a winner in a 7 furlong Allowance race at Charles Town.

Scootin Scotter (colt; Saarland - Sarah's a winner by Cormorant) finished 4th in an Allowance/Optional Claiming contest at Pimlico. Watch the Replay.

Mein Fraulein (filly; Saarland - Adena's Girl by Personal Flag) finished 5th in her Allowance race at Churchill Downs on the turf. Watch the Replay.

Sweet Kitten hopes to be a Robbery Cat

May 22, 2009
Camarero Race 7

5 furlongs
2-year olds
Post Time: 5:45 PM ET

P Horse
1. Bethia
2. Gavilla
3. Robbery Cat
4. Luca's Wife
5. Sweet Kitten
6. Gabriela Lady

Sweet Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Sweet Kassidy by Saint Ballado), who finished 5th in her debut at Camarero on May 6, returns to that track facing 5. That race was 2 furlongs, this time she'll go 5. Sweet Kitten is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Sweet Kassidy. Sweet Kassidy is a half-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Utravase. Kitten's Joy has had 7 starters, who have run 9 total times, recording one second and one third.

Also returning from that May 6 race is Gavilla (City Zip - Polish Spirit by Polish Navy), who finished 6th. Gavilla is out of the stakes-placed mare Polish Spirit, who was a winner at 2. Polish Spirit earned $134,762 in a 26 race career, and has produced 5 winners. Two of Gavilla's siblings won at 2

This is an allowance race, but the only winner in the race is Robbery Cat (Cat Thief - Swing City by Carson City), who took a 2 furlong contest at Camarero on April 17. Robbery Cat is out of the 2-year old winning mare Swing City, who has produced one other winner.

Bethia (Victory Gallop - Awesome Joy by Awesome Again) is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Awesome Joy, who was a winner at 2. Awesome Joy is half-sister to the winner Blazing Buddha.

Luca's Wife (Buddha - Stop the Vice by Stop the Music) is out of the winning mare Stop the Vice, who earned $146,362 in her career. Stop the Vice has produced one winner from one to race. That winner, Buddha Way, was a winner at 2, and is a full-sister to Luca's Wife.

Gabriela Lady (Crowd - Superdor by Cawdor) is a half-sister to 2 winners.

Kittens at Churchill: William's and Becky's

May 22, 2009
Churchill Downs Race 8
Maiden Special Weight

4.5 furlongs
2-year olds (all starters must be 24 months old)
Post Time: 6:22 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Bout
2. Gentleman John
3. Larry Appel
4. Soundman
5. Buddha's Lyrics
6. William's Kitten
7. Becky's Kitten
8. Congar
9. Gary D

William's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Blush by Menifee) and Becky's Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) are a Kitten's Joy entry in the 8th at Churchill Downs. Kitten's Joy has had 7 starters, who have run 9 total times, recording one second and one third. William's Kitten has recorded 7 official works to prepare for his debut. His most recent work was on May 17, when he went 3 furlongs in :35.00 at the Churchill Downs Training track. William's Kitten is the first foal out of the winning mare Blush. Blush is a full-sister to the winner Maroon, who has earned $169,181 through 2009. Becky's Kitten has recorded 6 works. His most recent was on May 12, when he went 3 furlongs in :36.60. Becky's Kitten is the first foal out of the winning mare Caterette. Caterette is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Enduring Will.

Second in his debut, on April 29 at Churchill was Soundman (Songandaprayer - Class Choice by Peaks and Valleys). Soundman sold for $100,000 as a yearling, and $240,000 as a 2-year old. He is the 2nd foal out of stakes-placed Class Choice. Class Choice is a half- or full-sister to 3 winners.

The only other entrant with experience is Gentleman John (Matty G - French Lady by French Deputy), who was 6th in his first and only start, on May 6 at Churchill Downs. Gentleman John is a half-brother to 3 winners, and a full-brother to grade III winner Deputy G. Deputy G won 2 races at 2, including the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III). Two other siblings of Gentleman John also won at 2.

Congar (Congaree - Spankstress by Crafty Prospector) is by our old friend, 2nd-year sire Congaree. He is out of the winning mare Spankstress, who did win at 2. Spankstress has produced one winner from one to run.

Selling for $100,000 as a 2-year old was Gary D (Successful Appeal - Harford Ghost by Silver Ghost). His dam, Harford Ghost, was a debut winner at 2. Gary D is her 2nd foal, her first foal, Alpha Ghost has placed twice in three starts this year. Harford Ghost is a half-sister to 3 winners.

Miss Mary Apples, dam of Larry Appel (Songandaprayer - Miss Mary Apples by Clever Trick) was a debut winner at 2, and finished 2nd in the Schuylerville (gr. II) that year. Overall, she earned $171,172. Miss Mary Apples is the dam of stakes winner Miss Red Delicious. Miss Red Delicious won 2 races at 2, including the Anna M. Fisher Debutante Stakes.

Buddha's Lyrics (Buddha - Lyrics 'n Laughter by Stop the Music) is out of the winning mare Lyrics 'n Laughter, who earned $136,300. Lyrics 'n Laughter has produced 2 winners, including Lyrical Buddha, a full-brother to Buddha's Lyrics.

Bout (Exchange Rate - Bodacious Red by Victory Gallop) is the first foal out of the placed mare Bodacious Red. Bodacious Red is half-sister to stakes winner Snow Lady.

Other Entries May 22

Ritzy Jones (colt; Smarty Jones - So Ritzy by Darn That Alarm) faces 6 in a 6.5 furlong Allowance contest at Philadelphia Park, race 4. Post time is 5:30 PM ET for this race for 3-year olds and up. Ritzy Jones won his last start, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Philadelphia Park on April 11.

Luvthat d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Uluvitnunoit by Evansville Slew) debuts in a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows, race 6. Post time is 9:44 PM ET, and she'll break from the rail. Stakes winner Uluvitnunoit, dam of Luvthat d'Oro, earned $105,795 in 12 starts. Luvthat d'Oro is her first foal.

New Workers

May 20

Jeremy's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Wendy's Dream by Crafty Prospector) worked 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Keeneland. Jeremy's Kitten is the first foal out of the winning mare Wendy's Dream. Wendy's Dream is a half- or full-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Aspen Hill.

May 21

Big Al's Boy (colt; Afleet Alex - Dramatical by Theatrical (IRE)) worked 3 furlongs in 37.62 at Prairie Meadows. Big Al's Boy sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is a half-brother to 7 winners, including stakes winner Ten a Penny and grade I winner Numerous Times.

At Thistledown, Draw a Blank (filly; Saint Liam - Forget About It (IRE) by Be My Guest) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40. Draw a Blank, who brought $25,000 as a yearling, is out of the winning mare Forget About It. Forget About It has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Parole Board and Remain Silent.

Returning Workers

May 20

Recession Proof (filly; Afleet Alex - Pert Lady by Cox's Ridge) worked at Laurel, going 4 furlongs in :49.40.

At Keeneland, Jill's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - Southern Barfly by Southern Halo) and Steve's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Cat's Prize by Golden Missile) worked 4 furlongs in a time of :48.40 (same time as Jeremy's Kitten).

Battle Royal (colt; Saint Liam - Queen Marge by Grindstone) went 4 furlongs at Woobine in :52.20.

Wild Saint (colt; Saint Liam - Wild Snitch by Forest Wildcat) worked at Monmouth Park, going 4 furlongs in :49.20.

May 21

Dublin (colt; Afleet Alex - Classy Mirage by Storm Bird) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 from the gate at Churchill Downs.

Zapster (colt; Ghostzapper - Extend by Unbridled's Song) worked 4 furlongs in :50.60 on the dirt training track at Saratoga.

Shrimp Dancer (colt; Kitten's Joy - Formal Dancer by Formal Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :36.05 at Bemont. It was the fastest of 14 works at the distance.

Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) went 3 furlongs at Keeneland in :38.74.

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