News and Notes
Freshman sire Proud Accolade was euthanized on June 16, after suffering from a neurological condition. Proud Accolade's 5 runners have made 8 total starts, recording 1 win, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $40,718.
Ghost Shadow Returns to Hollywood
June 18, 2009
Hollywood Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 4:00 PM ET TVG
Ghost Shadow (Ghostzapper - Gracious Living by Pleasant Colony), who finished 6th first time out at Hollywood on May 31 (Watch the Replay), is back to try again. Since her start, she has recorded one work, going 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Hollywood Park on June 13. Ghost Shadow remains the only starter for Ghostzapper so far. 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper was a winner at 2, and earned $3,446,120 with only one out of the money finish in 11 starts. Ghost Shadow sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to the winner Rochioli. Ghost Shadow's dam, Gracious Living is a daughter of grade I winner Fantastic Find, and a half-sister to grade I winner Finder's Fee and grade II winner Tax Ruling.
Also returning from the May 31 race is Magic Yodeler (Swiss Yodeler - Magic Rythm by Cahill Road), who was 4th that day. Magic Yodeler is a full-sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Oberwald. Three of Magic Yodeler's siblings won at 2.
Ballistic Sue (City Zip - Really Keen by Rakeen) has run twice, both times at 4.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park. She was 7th on May 1, and 2nd on May 14. She sold for $47,000 as a yearling, and $65,000 as a 2-year old. Ballistic Sue is out of the winning mare Really Keen, who earned $139,580 in 35 starts. Really Keen is a half-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Smart 'n Quick.
The remaining fillies are unraced, including Triple Cream (Tapit - Swearingen by Deposit Ticket), who sold for $65,000 as a 2-year old. Stakes winner Swearingen, dam of Triple Cream, won 3 races at 2, including the La Senorita Stakes. Overall, she earned $673,233 in 37 starts. Swearingen has produced the winner Im Classic Quality.
Imperatriz (Chapel Royal - Devils River by Devil His Due) brought $27,000 as a 2-year old. She is out of the winning mare Devils River. Devils River has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.
Hardly Holly (Harlan's Holiday - Hardly Fair by Wolf Power (SAF)) is out of the unraced mare Hardly Fair. Hardly Fair is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners.
Buster's Hurricane (Drewman - Ladies Double by Kris S.) is out of the winning mare Ladies Double. Ladies Double is the dam of grade I winner Ladies Din, and 5 other winners. Ladies Din won 2 races at 2, and overall earned $1,966,754.
Other Entries June 18
Pocket Patience (filly; Speightstown - Brass in Pocket by Domasca Dan) Wiggle and a Wink (filly; Congaree - Friendofthefamily by Wild Rush) face each other and 4 others in a Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine, race 1. Post time is 1:00 PM ET for this 6.5 furlong contest. Pocket Patience has made one start, finishing 6th at 6 furlongs at Woodbine on June 6. Wiggle and a Wink has run 8 times, finishing second twice, and third twice.
Mother Ruth (filly; Speightstown - Seven Four Seven by Colonial Affair), who has finished 2nd in both of her starts, runs in race 3 at Belmont. Post time is 2:04 PM ET for this 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight.
Naughtiest (filly; Congaree - Haughty by Halo) faces 8 in a Maiden Special Weight at Thistledown, race 4. Post time is 2:20 PM ET for this mile race. Naughtiest last ran on May 16 in the Tomboy Stakes at River Downs, finishing 5th on a sloppy track.
Hoopoe (colt; Birdstone - Allou by Seattle Slew) is on the AE list for race 4 at Belmont, a mile and an eight turf race. Post time is 2:36 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Hoopoe has run once, finishing 5th on May 23 at Belmont while running 6.5 furlongs.
Spirit Seeker (filly; Peace Rules - Wild Gal by Wild Again), who broke her maiden in her most recent start on May 11 at Calder, goes a mile in a Starter Allowance at that track. Carded as race 5, this race has a post of 2:44 PM ET.
Weekend Fantasy (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Lassie Connection by Seattle Slew) debuts in race 6 at Churchill Downs. Post time is 3:25 PM ET for this mile Maiden Special Weight. Weekend Fantasy sold for $490,000 as a yearling, and is a half-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Winning Connection. Her dam, Lassie Connection, is a half-sister to Weekend Surprise, dam of Summer Squall and A. P. Indy.
Mein Fraulein (filly; Saarland - Adena's Girl by Personal Flag) faces 7 in an Allowance race at Churchill, race 8. Post time is 4:39 PM for this 7 furlong race. Mein Fraulein was 5th in her last start, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance race on the Churchill Downs turf on May 21.
Peace Roll (filly; Peace Rules - Roulette by Storm Bird) will go 6 furlongs in a Starter Allowance at Hollywood Park, race 6. Post time is 6:30 PM ET, for this one for three year olds and up. Peace Roll won her only start, a 6 furlong race on January 29 at Santa Anita.
Smarty Marty (filly; Smarty Jones - Frozen Rope by Clever Trick) faces 9 in an Allowance race at Charles Town. Post time is 9:39 PM ET for this 7 furlong contest. Smarty Marty last ran on May 25 in a 4.5 furlong Allowance race at Charles Town, finishing 6th.
Quick In Motion (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Trisha Quick by Deputy Minister) stalked early, and then drew off in the stretch to break her maiden by more than 4. Porto d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Above the Harbor by Petionville) was in a good position, but weakened late to finish 5th. Watch the Replay.
Quiet Dancer (filly; Peace Rules - Grey Ballet by Imperial Ballet (IRE)) went gate-to-wire to win by better than 4 in her mile Maiden Claiming race at Delaware Park. Watch the Replay.
Torres Strait (filly; Birdstone - Maid of Gold by Tour d'Or) set the pace in her Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Indiana Downs, but couldn't off Congruent and settled for second. Watch the Replay.
Peace Pipe (gelding; Peace Rules - Chief Mistress by Hail Empress) took a Maiden Claiming contest on the Colonial Downs turf, leading the whole way. Watch the Replay.
Me You and Her (filly; Smarty Jones - Toi Et Moi by Deputy Minister) made up some ground late to finish 4th in her Allowance race at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.
Delaney's d'Lite (colt; Afleet Alex - Dame d'Loc by Mt. Livermore) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 at Philadelphia Park. Delaney's d'Lite is out of the winning mare Dame d'Loc, who earned $108,040. Dame d'Loc has produced 2 winners from 2 to run.
Speedy Mon (colt; Afleet Alex - Ringlet by Maria's Mon) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Churchill Downs.
At Goldmark, Wild Banshee (filly; Afleet Alex - Flashy Three (GB) by Pulpit) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60.
Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) worked 4 furlongs at Churchill in :49.20.
At Monmouth, Ghost Town Kat (filly; Ghostzapper - Keeneland Kat by Hennessy) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80.
Working 5 furlongs from the gate at Churchill was Quick Breeze (filly; Ghostzapper - Quick Temper by A. P. Indy), who recorded a time of 1:01.00.
Also working from the gate was R Luckyghost (colt; Ghostzapper - Downtown Blues by Seattle Song), who went 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Prairie Meadows.
Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) worked 5 furlongs in 1:04.44 at Belmont.
Kaila Ann's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - One Lucky Storm by Tale of the Cat) worked 4 furlongs in :53.02 at Saratoga.
Kathern's Kitten (filly; Kitten's Joy - La Cat by Mr. Greeley) worked 4 furlongs in :52.05 at Saratoga.
Also working 4 furlongs at Saratoga was Raise the Kitty (filly; Kitten's Joy - Elevate by Cox's Ridge), who went in :50.00.
Romans Reward (colt; Kitten's Joy - Knock Off by Fit to Fight) worked at Churchill, recording a time of :48.60 for 4 furlongs.
Scottkeith'skitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Miss Bergdorf by Old Trieste) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.44 at Belmont Park.
At Prairie Meadows, Hey Big Rhonda (filly; Saint Liam - All Hollywood by War Chant) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00.
Nicetoseey'again (colt; Saint Liam - O K to Dance by With Approval) worked 3 furlongs in :36.80 at Monmouth.
Miss Afleet Alex (filly; Afleet Alex - Go Again Valid by Valid Appeal) worked 5 furlongs from the gate at Lone Star, recording a time of 1:00.60.
Also working from the gate was My Alexis (filly; Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado), who went 3 furlongs in :37.00 at Calder.
Powermouse (colt; Kitten's Joy - Spent Gold by Unaccounted for) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00 at Woodbine.
Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut SAF)), who was scratched on Sunday at Presque Isle Downs, worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60 at Keeneland.
Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) worked 4 furlongs in :49.11 at Philadelphia Park.
Alex's Vision (colt; Afleet Alex - Urban Dancer by Citidancer) went 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Delaware Park.
At Belmont, Ciminella (filly; Afleet Alex - Bruanna by Housebuster) worked 4 furlongs in :50.13.
Working 4 furlongs at Calder was Kijo (colt; Kitten's Joy - Sunday Sport by Honour and Glory), who registered a time of :50.60.
At Woodbine, Kid Canuck (colt; Kitten's Joy - Draxhall Jump by Tale of the Cat) worked 4 furlongs in :48.80. It was the fastest of 13 works at the distance.
Defender (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Small Promises by Carson City) worked 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Keeneland.
At Lone Star, Hard Baby (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Bully's Del Mar by Notebook) went 4 furlongs in :49.40.
Rock America (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Girl Scout by Meadowlake), previously known as Bring Him Home, went 4 furlongs in :49.88 at Saratoga.
Zori's Eye (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Congratulations by Mercedes Won) worked at Keeneland, going 4 furlongs in :50.20.
At Santa Anita, Naturaliste (colt; Saint Liam - Goldina by Rahy) went 3 furlongs in :38.40.
Working 4 furlongs in :48.86 at Philadelphia Park was Liam's Dream (filly; Saint Liam - Danzig's Dreamer by Rubiano).
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