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Now that the Belmont Stakes has come and gone, I have decided that it's time to let go of our 2007 crop. I will update the results from the last three days, but I will no longer be posting entries and results for three-year-olds. It's time to concentrate fully on the 2008 crop. I will still tweet wins for the 3-year-olds, and will comment on stakes entries and results. And, please continue to comment on these horses as much as you want.

Both of our 2-year-old runners were scratched on June 6: Champagne Tommie (Henny Hughes - Champagne Sunset by Gulch) at Churchill Downs and Let's Get Rockin (Rockport Harbor - Impolite by Two Punch) at Woodbine. The Churchill Downs race was won by Ellusive Wildcat (Forest Wildcat - Elusive Air by Elusive Quality), by 4 lengths. I liked the performance of Dreamin Big (Pure Prize - Hush U Dreamer by Roar) in that one, as she closed well to pick up second. Watch the Replay. Hank's Hill (French Envoy - Ticklin' Toni by Smile) won the race at Woodbine, also by 4 lengths. He was aided when several broke badly, but it was still a nice win. Watch the Replay.

June 6 Three-Year-Old Results

Stakes Results

Ghost Girl (filly; Ghostzapper - Bayou Breeze by A. P. Indy) chased the pace and then weakened, to finish 7th in the Irish Day Handicap at Emerald Downs, which was run on a sloppy track. Watch the Replay.

Other Three-Year Old Results

Trinity Run (colt; Ghostzapper - Lake Windermere by Fit to Fight) finally got to run, after having to scratch several times, and led the whole way to break his maiden in race 4 at Churchill Downs, a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Watch the Replay.

Lacrosse Player (colt; Saint Liam - Almost Saintly by St. Jovite) set the pace in race 7 at Lone Star Park, a mile Allowance on the turf, but couldn't hold off the winner late and settled for second. Watch the Replay.

Eze Does It (gelding; Afleet Alex - Eze by Williamstown) finished well to finish second in in race 6 at Hollywood Park, a 6 furlong Starter Allowance. Watch the Replay.

Speedy Mon (gelding; Afleet Alex - Ringlet by Maria's Mon) made up some ground in race 2 at Churchill Downs, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race, to finish third. Watch the Replay.

Zapparition (filly; Ghostzapper - Herzblatt by Cozzene) closed nicely in race 3 at Churchill Downs, a mile turf Claiming race, to finish third. Watch the Replay.

Gray Flash (filly; Afleet Alex - Stormy Regina by Storm Cat) finished 3rd in race 6 at Calder, a mile Claiming race. Watch the Replay.

Saintly Ways (filly; Saint Liam - Visual Art by Deputy Minister) ran evenly in race 8 at River Downs, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race, to finish third.

Westshore (colt; Saint Liam - Alexi Dancer by A. P. Indy) finished 3rd in race 9 at Churchill Downs, an Allowance at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Watch the Replay.

Blue Fantasy (filly; Ghostzapper - Indy Queen by A. P. Indy) made up several places in the stretch of race 5 at Fort Erie, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight, finishing 4th. 

Roll 'n Rock (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Lady Stack by Stack).was scratched from race 2 at Mountaineer Park, a mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf.

June 7 Three-Year-Old Results

Angels in Arms (filly; Saint Liam - Mayfield by Exploit) couldn't catch a runaway winner in race 5 at Delaware Park, a 6 furlong Maiden Special Weight, but she beat everyone else, finishing second. Watch the Replay.

Comical (colt; Ghostzapper - Abby Girl by Meadowlake) came up just a nose short in race 8 at Delaware Park, a 7.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf, finishing second. Watch the Replay.

St. Vickie's Charm (filly; Saint Liam - Marc's Lark by Miner's Mark) was second best in race 9 at Delaware Park, a 6 furlong Allowance.Watch the Replay.

Seeking the Point (gelding; Saint Liam - So Foolish by Seeking the Gold) finished 3rd in race 8 at Suffolk Downs, a 5.5 furlong Claiming race, behind a pair of deadheat winners.

Lyrique (filly; Rock Hard Ten - America America by Mister Baileys (GB)) and Tribecky (filly; Saint Liam - Double Jeopardy by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) finished 4th and 5th in race 3 at Indiana Downs, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf. Watch the Replay.

Joyful Friend (gelding; Kitten's Joy - Somethingtreasured by Charismatic) finished 5th in race 7 at Indiana Downs, a mile Claiming race on the turf. Watch the Replay.

Viking Fleet (colt; Afleet Alex - Ellieonthemarch by Old Trieste) made up some placed late to finish 5th in race 5 at Fort Erie, a mile Maiden Special Weight taken off of the turf.

Trappist Monk (gelding; Saint Liam - Merengue by Broad Brush) was scratched from race 1 at Delaware Park, a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race.

June 8 Three-Year Old Results

My Alexis (filly; Afleet Alex - Saint's Play by Saint Ballado) is now 3 for 3 in 2010, as she won a 1 1/16 mile Claiming race at Philadelphia Park. Watch the Replay.

Baby Afleet (gelding; Afleet Alex - Dancen in the Sun by Regal Classic) stalked the early pace in race 3 at Indiana Downs, a Maiden Claiming race at a mile on the turf, and then took control in the stretch, breaking his maiden by 1 1/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Wicked Charm (filly; Ghostzapper - Belva by Theatrical (IRE)) was a winner in race 7 at Colonial Downs, a Maiden Special Weight at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. She took the lead from the start, and won by 4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Two Joys (filly; Kitten's Joy - Emily's Joy by Mr. Greeley) finished 9th in race 10 at Philadelphia Park, a 5 furlong Allowance on the turf. Watch the Replay.

New Workers

June 7

Harbor Breeze (colt; Rockport Harbor - Karaoke Dancer by Wall Street Dancer) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Monmouth Park. He sold for $32,000 as a weanling, and $77,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Karaoke Dancer, who earned $345,843. Karaoke Dancer has produced one winner from one to run.

Sebago Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Legit by Seattle Slew) worked 3 furlongs in :38.60 at Woodbine. Sebago Bay is out of the winning mare Legit, who has produced 3 winners.

June 8

Date to Remember (filly; Bernardini - Fashion Star by Chief's Crown) went 3 furlongs in :37.02 at the Greentree Training Center. Date to Remember sold for $450,000 as a yearling, and is out of grade III stakes-placed Fashion Star. Fashion Star has produced 4 winners, including grade I winner Eddington.

Lady Bluegrass (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Unbridled Lady by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Churchill Downs. Lady Bluegrass brought $47,000 as a 2-year old, and is out of stakes winner Unbridled Lady. Unbridled Lady has produced 2 winners.

Returning Workers

June 6

At Woodbine, Achieving (filly; Bernardini - Teeming by Storm Cat) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00.

At Santa Anita, Actual Size (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80.

Blue Orleans (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Sheila Purple (BRZ) by Purple Mountain) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Churchill Downs.

Moonshine Magic (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Rhum by Go for Gin) worked at Monmouth, 3 furlongs in :37.00.

Stakes-placed Speed Demon (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Celestial Legend by City Zip) worked 4 furlongs in :52.00 at Churchill.

Flo's Henny (filly; Henny Hughes - Clairlyn by Bold Executive) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :37.60.

Also at Woodbine, Hughes Your Daddy (colt; Henny Hughes - Alycheer by Alydeed) worked 4 furlongs in :51.20.

Lord Hennyson (colt; Henny Hughes - Ran for the Dough by Bertrando) worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 from the gate at the Churchill Downs Training Center.

At Golden Gate, Minutesandtouches (colt; Rockport Harbor - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.20.

Night Brigade (filly; Rockport Harbor - Speaking of Time by Gilded Time) worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Monmouth.

At Calder, Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00.

June 7

Alexandria Wa (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Two Halos by Saint Ballado) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Churchill.

Ice Crystal (filly; Henny Hughes - Seek by Devil's Bag) worked at Woodbine, 3 furlongs in :37.60.

Let's Get Rockin (colt; Rockport Harbor - Impolite by Two Punch), who was scratched on June 6, worked 4 furlongs in :48.80 at Woodbine.

Also at Woodbine, Rockport Missile (colt; Rockport Harbor - Bienandanza by Bien Bien) worked 3 furlongs in :40.00.

June 8

At Philadelphia Park, Bellamy's Shadow (colt; Bellamy Road - Divine Shadow by Capote) worked 3 furlongs in :38.55.

Position Limit (filly; Bellamy Road - Payable On Demand by Out of Place) worked 4 furlongs in :51.05 at Saratoga.

Road Man (colt; Bellamy Road - Glimmer Twin by Kris S.) worked 3 furlongs in :37.60 at Mercury Equine Center.

At Delaware, Watertown Road (filly; Bellamy Road - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) worked 4 furlongs in :51.60.

At Keeneland, Texas Tempest (filly; Bernardini - Copelan's Bid Gal by Copelan) worked 5 furlongs in 1:03.20.

Blue Right By (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Churchill Downs.

At Santa Anita, Retail (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Jill Robin L by Precocity) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80.

Dalamar (colt; Henny Hughes - Dutchess Mojo by Deputy Minister) worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 at Delaware Park.

Quick to Strike (colt; Henny Hughes - Flapper Dancer by Fappiano) worked 3 furlongs in :36.70 at Saratoga.

At Suffolk Downs, Jewel of Rockport (filly; Rockport Harbor - Box of Jewels by Half a Year) worked 4 furlongs in :49.00.

Paging Penelopy (filly; Rockport Harbor - Liberada by Spend a Buck) worked 3 furlongs in :39.00 at Churchill Downs.

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Mercedes

Was June 6 the first day of races for 2yos in North America?

Thanks

09 Jun 2010 1:20 AM
Fran Loszynski

Baby Alexis is no baby anymore and My Alexis is growing up!  Here come Alex's kids!

09 Jun 2010 7:13 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Mercedes - I don't know the exact date of the first 2yo race this year, but it was either late March or early April. As an example, the blog's first 2yo of 2010 to run was Speed Demon. His first race was April 2 at Keeneland, where he finished 3rd. Since then, he won a race on April 28 at Churchill, and finished 2nd in the Par Four Stakes at Delaware on May 22.

09 Jun 2010 8:31 AM
anna

the first 2yr old races was the first day of the keeneland meet since their the meet that starts the 2yr old racing in north america. but mexico is the country who runs their 2yr olds before any other country does so.

09 Jun 2010 1:39 PM
Port Stanley

Sunland Park had 2-year-old races at the beginning of March.

09 Jun 2010 2:34 PM
K. Robb

Champagne Mojito(Bluegrass Cat x Madame Modjeska)runs in the second at Leopardstown Thursday.He's up against some well bred Coolmore runners.

www.irishracing.com/.../v5card093201006101835.htm

09 Jun 2010 10:31 PM
K. Robb

Feather Falls (Henny Hughes x Merrill Gold)runs Saturday at Leicester.

www.irishracing.com/.../v5card023201006121730.htm

10 Jun 2010 10:05 AM

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