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Vertical Vision (Pollard's Vision - Caney Creek by Service Stripe), whose maiden score was featured on June 26, took the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes by 5 lengths at Prairie Meadows to become the first stakes winner for Pollard's Vision. Watch the Replay.
Elaine Shows Pride Against Ciminella
With the scratches of Lucy N Thunder (Lightnin N Thunder - L. D. Operator by Caller I. D.), Paris Heiress (Wildcat Heir - Valid Reward by Valid Expectations) and Sonnys Lady (Proud Accolade - Sharpbrook by Montbrook), this was reduced to a field of 5. Olive Eye (Maria's Mon - Rapidamente by Dixieland Band) received most of the attention from the bettors, and looked the part in the paddock. Mama Dukes (Lightnin N Thunder - Pleasant Delight by Pleasant Colony) looked a little aggravated. Ciminella (Afleet Alex - Bruanna by Housebuster) warmed up nicely away from the pony. At the break, Mama Dukes jumped to the lead, with Olive Eye pressing. Ciminella and Elaine's Pride (Dixie Union - Ski Breeze by Mr. Prospector) lingered at the back. Elaine's Pride started moving in the stretch and caught Mama Dukes for the win. Ciminella also moved well late to pick up third. Watch the Replay.
Result: July 18, 2009
Belmont Park Race 3
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3-year old Stakes Result July 18
The Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) was a heartbreaker for Shared Account (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Silk n' Sapphire by Smart Strike), who battled to the end, but just missed and finished 2nd. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Virginia Oaks here.
Missunitednations (filly; Peace Rules - Sister Greeley by Mr. Greeley) came out best of our 4 entrants in the Delaware Oaks (gr. II), finishing 3rd. Payton d'Oro (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Jealous and Jaded by Jade Hunter) was never really involved, finishing 5th, and Sweet Golden Carol (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Turn and Sparkle by Danzatore) tired to 6th. Livin Lovin (filly; Birdstone - Nurse Margaret by Captain Bodgit) was scratched. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Delaware Oaks here.
Gemswick Park (filly; Speightstown - Queen's Park by Relaunch) was on the lead for much of the Dearly Precious Stakes, but she faltered a bit late and finished 3rd. Watch the Replay.
C. S. Silk (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Remember the Day by Settlement Day) set the early pace in the Arlington Oaks (gr. III), but tired late and finished 5th. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Arlington Oaks here.
Birdrock (filly; Birdstone - Eternal Glory by Danzatore) had early speed in the Norm Barron Queen City Oaks, but retreated to 6th.
Other 3-year old Results July 18
Country Day (colt; Speightstown - Hidden Assets by Mt. Livermore) was not too far back early, made his move and finished in front despite some bumping, to break his maiden at Delaware Park. Watch the Replay.
Mischief Maker (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Western Reel by Gone West) came from way back, sweeping to the lead at Woodbine to win his Allowance race. This was his second win in a row. Watch the Replay.
D'oro Diablo (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - Dancehall Floozy by Paramount Jet) set the pace, but was passed late and finished 2nd in his Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine. Thornwood Road (gelding; Medaglia d'Oro - La Joconde by Red Ransom) closed some to take 3rd. Watch the Replay.
Presents for Berti (gelding; Congaree - Agiftfrom Bertie by Monetary Gift) was involved from the start in his Allowance/Optional Claiming race on the Delaware Park turf, but faltered some late, finishing 4th. Iron Fortitude (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Viaduct by Thunder Gulch) was never really in the race, trailing throughout. Watch the Replay.
Pearl of Valor (filly; Medaglia d'Oro - Madeira M'dear by Black Tie Affair (IRE)) ran evenly in her Allowance/Optional Claiming on the Ellis Park turf, finishing 5th.
Peacephilly (filly; Peace Rules - Afillyate by Blushing John) steadied in her Maiden Special Weight on the Colonial Downs turf and finished mid-pack in 7th. Watch the Replay.
General Gabe (gelding; Congaree - Blazing Hot by Irish River (FR)) was near the back throughout in his Allowance race at Northlands, finishing 7th.
Amusing Plan (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Contrive by Storm Cat) broke slow in her Maiden Special Weight at Arlington, made a middle move, but then tired to 9th. Watch the Replay.
Paid Preview (colt; Speightstown - Starring Monique by Risen Star) was in mid-pack early in his Allowance race on the Colonial Downs turf, but retreated throughout and finished 10th. Watch the Replay.
Dancin Perfect (filly; Pleasantly Perfect - Dancewiththebride by Belong to Me) was scratched from her Allowance/Optional Claiming race at Louisiana Downs after it came off the turf.
Gray Flash will Sneak Around to get Money From Home
July 19, 2009
Calder Race 3
Maiden Claiming ($16,000)
2-year old fillies
Post Time: 1:44 PM ET HRTV
||Money From Home|
||Just Gettin Close|
Gray Flash (Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) makes her 6th start, going 5.5 furlongs at Calder. Her previous races were also at Calder. She was 8th on May 2 and 3rd on June 6, and has finished 4th in her last 3, on June 14, June 25, and July 2. She's worked once since her last start, going 5 furlongs in 1:05.80 at Calder on July 14. Gray Flash sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare, Stormy Regina. Stormy Regina has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including stakes winner Sterling Cat. Three of Gray Flash's siblings won at 2. Afleet Alex's 17 runners have made 27 total starts, recording 6 seconds, 3 thirds, and $52,134.
Sade Dream (Gimmeawink - Reverie by Nijinsky II) finished 7th on July 2 at Calder, behind Gray Flash. Earlier, she had finished 9th at Calder on May 17. She is a half-sister to 4 winners, including two that won at 2.
Golden Honey (Olmodavor - Golden Toast by Hennessy) and Just Gettin Close (Margie's Wildcat - No Beans by Unreal Zeal) met on July 5 at Calder in a 4.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race. Golden Honey was 3rd and Just Gettin Close was 5th. It was the first and only start for both. Golden Honey is the 2nd foal out of the placed mare Golden Toast. Golden Toast's dam, Soft Senorita, was a stakes winner who earned $179,051. Just Gettin Close is by first-crop sire Margie's Wildcat, whose 2 runners have made 2 starts, recording 1 win and earnings of $21,290. Stakes winner No Beans, dam of Just Gettin Close, won 2 races at 2, including the Showtime Deb Stakes. No Beans has produced the winner No Seconds Please.
Money From Home (Eddington - Solitary Emerald by Judge T C), by freshman sire Eddington, was 5th in her only start, at Calder on June 26. Eddington's 10 runners have made 14 combined starts, recording 5 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $74,930. Money From Home is the first foal out of stakes-placed Solitary Emerald. Solitary Emerald is a full-sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Emeraldforajudge, and a half-sister to 3 winners.
My Tigger (Roar of the Tiger - My Harvest Gold by With Approval) has run twice, both times at Calder. She was 8th on June 6, and 6th on June 28. She is out of the winning mare My Harvest Gold. My Harvest Gold has produced 4 winners, all of which won at 2.
Naughty Visions (Omega Code - Visions of Viv by Wild Escapade) was 9th in her only start while running at Calder on June 19. She is a half-sister to the winner My Pal Grappo, who was a winner at 2. Her dam, Visions of Viv, is a half-sister to 4 winners.
The rest of the fillies are unraced, including Empress Maria (Western Pride - Due the Empress by Devil His Due), by first-crop sire Western Pride. Western Pride has had 2 runners which have made 5 total starts, recording 1 win and 2 seconds. Empress Maria is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Due the Empress, who was a winner at 2. Due the Empress is a full- or half-sister to 3 winners.
Rohini (Running Stag - The Next Storm by Future Storm) sold for $10,500 as a 2-year old. She is the second foal out of the winning mare The Next Storm. The Next Storm's first foal, Elloree Warrior, is a winner. The Next Storm is a half-sister to stakes winner Don't Touch Lil and grade III winner Gold Fleece.
Sneak Around (Snuck In - Runaway Grace by Runaway Groom) is out of the winning mare Runaway Grace, who earned $133,220. Runaway Grace is a half-sister to 2 winners.
Neverendingpower (Unbridled Time - Unseen Power by Notebook) is the second foal out of the winning mare Unseen Power. Unseen Power is a full-sister to one winner, and a half-sister to 2 winners.
Brilhante (City Zip - Midnite Mistress by Honour and Glory) is the first foal out of the unraced mare Midnite Mistress. Midnite Mistress is a half-sister to 2 winners.
Yala Yala Bull is a Broken Dancer with Wild Candy
July 19, 2009
Camarero Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 4:15 PM ET
||Yala Yala Bull|
||Do Re Mi Concerto|
Yala Yala Bull (Saint Liam - Maltese Indy by A. P. Indy) debuts at Camarero going 5.5 furlongs. He sold for $15,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Maltese Indy.
The rest of these field met in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Camarero on July 8. Grillete (Tenpins - Hearts Delight by Clever Trick) was 2nd, Broken Dancer (Broken Vow - Fantastic Flirt by Robyn Dancer) was 3rd, Currutaco (Three Wonders - Mines in Gear by Golden Gear) 4th, Do Re Mi Concerto (Concerto - Glitter Lady by Glitterman) 5th, Wild Candy (Candy Ride (ARG) - Miss Joker by Wild Again) 7th, and Mybrotherisra (Roman Ruler - High Lady by Lord Avie) was 8th. It was the first and only start for all.
Grillete is the 2nd foal out of the winning mare Hearts Delight, who was a winner at 2. Hearts Delight is a half-sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Merry Me in Spring.
Broken Dancer, who sold for $16,000 as a yearling, is out of the unraced mare Fantastic Flirt. Fantastic Flirt is a half- or full-sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Super Fortunate and Fortunate Review.
Currutaco brought $10,500 as a 2-year old, and is out of the winning mare Mines in Gear. Mines in Gear was a winner at 2, and is a half-sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Prima Roma.
Selling for $18,000 at 2 was Do Re Mi Concerto, who is out of the unplaced mare Glitter Lady. Glitter Lady is a half-sister to 5 winners, including Big Partner, a group II winner in Panama.
Wild Candy, a $11,000 2-year old, is out of the winning mare Miss Joker. Miss Joker earned $122,838 in 26 starts. She is a half-sister to 5 winners.
Top seller in the race is Mybrotherisra, who sold for $30,000 as a 2-year old. He is by first-crop sire Roman Ruler, whose 21 runners have made 34 total starts, recording 8 wins, 7 seconds, 4 thirds, and $178,740. Stakes winner High Lady, dam of Mybrotherisra, earned $241,165 in 35 starts. High Lady has produced the winner Lady Marion.
Looks Purrrfect will play a Protection Game with Auspicious Risk
July 19, 2009
Arlington Park Race 6
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 4:26 PM ET HRTV
||Our Second Fitz|
Looks Purrrfect (Kitten's Joy - On Broadway by Rubiano), who has been working since late April, debuts at 5 furlongs at Arlington. His most recent work was on July 13, when he went 4 furlongs in :49.60. Looks Purrrfect sold for $35,000 as a yearling, and $170,000 as a 2-year old. He is out of the winning mare On Broadway. On Broadway has produced 3 winners, including stakes winners Kathern's Cat and Lights of Broadway. Both Kathern's Cat and Lights of Broadway won stakes as 2-year olds. Kitten's Joy's 19 runners have made 33 total starts, recording 3 wins, 9 seconds, 6 thirds, and $135,265.
Okie Ride (Candy Ride (ARG) - Tic Tic by Geiger Counter) finished 4th in his only start, running 4.5 furlongs on June 21 at Arlington Park. Stakes winner Tic Tic, dam of Okie Ride, earned $101,952 in her career. Tic Tic has produced stakes winner Tickin' Okie and stakes-placed Explosive Okie. Tickin' Okie was a winner at 2.
The only other entrant with experience is Ubriaco (Menifee - Caper by Grand Slam), who was 7th at Arlington Park on July 5 in a 4.5 furlong race. Ubriaco is a full-brother to stakes-placed Paddy Wak Wakie. His dam, Caper, is a half-sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Stealing the Candy. Two of these winners are by Menifee, sire of Ubriaco.
Auspicious Risk (Successful Appeal - Gambling Girl by Secret Claim) sold for $95,000 as a yearling, and $150,000 as a 2-year old. He is out of stakes winner Gambling Girl, who earned $209,073. Gambling Girl has produced 4 winners from 4 to run.
Selling for $125,000 as a yearling was Protection Game (Harlan's Holiday - Silks of Gold by Golden Act), who is out of the winning mare Silks of Gold. Silks of Gold was a winner at 2, and earned $192,756. Silks of Gold has produced 3 winners, including one that was a debut winner at 2.
Buggs Pride (Western Pride - Glitterball by Northern Afleet), who sold for $45,000 as a 2-year old in training, is by first-crop sire Western Pride. Western Pride has had 2 runners which have made 5 total starts, recording 1 win and 2 seconds. Buggs Pride is a half-brother to Wonder Girl, who was grade I stakes-placed in Puerto Rico.
Our Second Fitz (Seattle Fitz (ARG) - Evening Shadows by Dixieland Band) sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Evening Shadows. Evening Shadows is a half-sister to 5 winners, and a full-sister to stakes-placed Dixie Witch.
Stakes winner Ghost Queen, dam of Brown Bear (Monashee Mountain - Ghost Queen by Silver Ghost), won 3 races at 2 including the Hoosier Debutante Stakes. She has produced the winner Mrs Cindy's Walkin, who was a winner at 2.
Mt. McSauba (Pulpit - Summer Home by Easy Goer) is out of the mare Summer Home, who was a winner at 2 and 3. Summer Home has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. One of Mt. McSauba's siblings won at 2.
Santona, dam of Beenie (Gone West - Santona (CHI) by Winning), was a winner at 2 and a group I winner in Chile at 3. Santona has produced 4 winners, including grade III winner Grand Hombre.
3-year old Stakes Entries July 19
Livin Lovin (filly; Birdstone - Nurse Margaret by Captain Bodgit) was scratched from the Delaware Oaks on July 18, and will take on her elders instead in the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) (although there is talk that she might skip this one as well and go to the Coaching Club American Oaks next Saturday at Belmont). Post time is 5:37 PM ET. Livin Lovin was 4th in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) on June 6 at Belmont last time out. It was her first start of 2009. Last year, she won the Tempted (gr. III). Read more about the Delaware Handicap here.
Pitched Perfectly (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Musical Minister by Deputy Minister) takes on 11 in the 1 1/16 mile Barbaro Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park, post time 4:36 PM ET. Pitched Perfectly finished 8th in the mile and 70 yard Spend a Buck Stakes at Monmouth in his most recent start. Read more about the Barbaro Stakes here.
Al Khali (ridgling; Medaglia d'Oro - Maya by Capote) and Anaan (colt; Medaglia d'Oro - Parisian Deputy by French Deputy) meet in the 1 1/16 mile A Gift Stakes on the Belmont Park turf. Post time is 5:17 PM ET. Al Khali last ran on June 20 in the Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs, finishing 5th. Anann was 2nd in his most recent start, the 6.5 furlong Lil E. Tee Handicap at Presque Isle Downs on June 20.
Other 3-year old Entries July 19
Port Morsbey (colt; Pleasantly Perfect - Rendezvous Point by Kingmambo) goes 1 1/16 miles on the Philadelphia Park turf in race 6. Post time is 2:31 PM ET for this Maiden Special Weight. Port Morsbey has made one start, finishing 3rd on the Penn National turf on June 27.
Unraced Legendary Peace (filly; Peace Rules - Red Mischief by Thirty Six Red) is on the MTO list for race 4 at Fort Erie, scheduled for 7 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 3:12 PM ET. Legendary Peace sold for $55,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Red Mischief. Red Mischief has produced 4 winners, including grade I winner Ermine.
Col. Wease (gelding; Birdstone - Tango Red by High Brite) tries the turf at Philadelphia Park in race 8. Post time is 3:22 PM ET for this 1 1/16 mile Allowance. Col. Wease was 2nd last time out, in a mile and 70 yard Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park.
Hardrock Kid (colt; Birdstone - Eugapae by El Prado (IRE)) debuts in race 5 at Colonial Downs. Post time is 2:47 PM ET for this one, sheduled for a mile on the turf. Hardrock Kid is the first foal out of the winning mare Eugapae, a half-sister to 4 winners.
Toxaway (filly; Congaree - Doradoradora by Runaway Groom) is 1st on the AE list for race 10 at Woodbine, scheduled for 7 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 5:30 PM ET for this Allowance race. Toxaway was 6th last time out, running 6.5 furlongs at Woodbine.
Gatwick (gelding; Speightstown - Beauty Halo (ARG) by Southern Halo), who broke his maiden last time out at Hastings, will face winnings at that track in race 4. Post time is 5:54 PM ET for this 1 1/16 mile Allowance contest.
Baku Breeze (colt; Smarty Jones - Dance On the Green by Green Dancer) goes 6 furlongs at Mountaineer in race 5. Post time is 8:40 PM ET for this 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Baku Breeze was third last time out, running 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 26.
Baby Afleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs in :51.20 at Churchill Downs.
Working 4 furlongs at the Thoroughbred Center was Macedon (colt; Afleet Alex - True Love by Affirmed), who recorded a time of :51.60.
At Santa Anita, Premier Cru (colt; Afleet Alex - Restored Hope by He's Bad) went 4 furlongs in :48.80.
Vivacious Anna (filly; Afleet Alex - Petite Chatte by Storm Cat) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.60.
Ghost Shadow (Ghostzapper - Gracious Living by Pleasant Colony) worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 at Hollywood Park.
Working 4 furlongs from the gate at Fair Hill was Grecian Maiden (filly; Ghostzapper - Willa On the Move by Two Punch), who recorded a time of :49.00.
Winner Maddie's Odyssey (filly; Kitten's Joy - Personal Odyssey by Lemon Drop Kid) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00 at Turfway Park.
Best Actor (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Dance for Dixie by Unaccounted For) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.60 at Arlington.
Lujack (colt; Rock Hard Ten - To the Rainbow (FR) by Rainbow Quest) worked at Louisiana Downs, 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.
Working 4 furlongs at Philadelphia Park was Katrina Katrina (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Body by Katrina by Wild Zone), who went in :41.17.
Tenacious Traci (filly; Rock Hard Ten - Treize by Alysheba) worked 4 furlongs at Bowie in :50.20.
At Monmouth, Fox Hunt (filly; Saint Liam - Zorra by Silver Fox) went 7 furlongs in 1:32.60.
Lady Apple (filly; Saint Liam - Shot Gun Favorite by Eltish) worked 4 furlongs in :50.14 at Belmont.
At Santa Anita, Saint Isabelle (filly; Saint Liam - Fortyniner Fever by Forty Niner) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.00.
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