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News and Notes

First Samurai's first winner came at Hastings, when Hornblower (First Samurai - Crown of Sheba by Alysheba) won the first race by 1 1/4 lengths. Hornblower is a half brother to grade II winner Spice Island, dam of grade I winner Ice Box.

Three-year-old Stakes Results

Afleet Express (colt; Afleet Alex - Expanse by Distant View) and Afleet Again (colt; Afleet Alex - Lucky Again by Wild Again) finished 1-2 in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park. A nice Afleet Alex exacta. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Pegasus here.

Neither Doubles Partner (colt; Rock Hard Ten - Serena's Sister by Rahy) nor Dean's Kitten (colt; Kitten's Joy - Summer Theatre by Ide) made up much ground in the Colonial Turf Cup (gr. II), finishing 4th and 5th. The winner was Paddy O'Prado. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Colonial Turf Cup here.

Entranced (filly; Ghostzapper - Fast and Early by Carson City) was gunned from the gate in the Lady Charles Town Stakes, but she couldn't keep it up and finished 9th. The winner was Down Town Allen. Watch the Replay.

Elusive Saint (gelding; Saint Liam - Adopted Daughter by Elusive Quality) was scratched from the Sophomore Sprint Handicap at Marquis Downs.

Two-Year-Old Results

He Blue Right By

There were no scratches. The track was upgraded to good just before this race. Blue Right By (Bluegrass Cat - Shades of Grace by Seeking the Gold) and his entrymate Stormy the Cat (Storm Cat - Unrestrained by Unbridled) were favored. Stormy the Cat was looking good as they left the paddock. Big Mack Daddy (Johannesburg - Hooked On Niners by Mr. Greeley) had some bounce in his step. Blue Right By looked ready. Blue Right By broke well, and went right to the lead, along with Great Bam (Mutakddim - Colegiada (ARG) by Southern Halo). Stormy the Cat was briefly in third, but Thanks to Ron (Sharp Humor - Shiroyama by Seattle Slew) soon took over that position. Blue Right By moved even on the turn, and then went on by. He kept running for a 2 1/2 length victory. Saturday Dance (Roman Ruler - Sweetstorm Amy by Lemon Drop Kid) ran well late to finish second, and Thanks to Ron held third. Blue Right By is winner number 6 for Bluegrass Cat. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 19, 2010
Churchill Downs Race 7
Maiden Special Weight

Blue Right By $5.20
Saturday Dance  
Thanks to Ron  


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Wild About Sonny Rocks the Star

The two fillies with experience: Sopchoppy (Drewman - Nabatina by Time for a Change) and Sleepless Dixie (Dixie Union - Dream About by Cherokee Run), were scratched. Sleepless Dixie's entrymate, Wild About Sonny (Officer - Easy Action by Crafty Prospector), did run. The track was fast. Overseas Market (Stormy Atlantic - Early Glow by Easy Goer), the $220,000 2-year-old, was favored. Rockport Star (Rockport Harbor - Christmas Lights by Citidancer) was 13-1. She was bouncing in the paddock. Wild About Sonny acted up a tad in the post parade, but overall they were a nice looking bunch of fillies. Backhanded Jane (Badge of Silver - Tradition of Time by Half Term) and Overseas Market battled for the early lead. Rockport Star and Wild About Sonny were watching the action in third and fourth. Wild About Sonny came rolling on the outside. Backhanded Jane backed off, but Overseas Market continued to fight. Wild About Sonny and Overseas Market fought to the wire, with Wild About Sonny getting his neck in front for the victory. Backhanded Jane was back in third, and Rockport Star held fourth. Watch the Replay.

Wild About Sonny outfinishes Overseas Market
Photo by Alyssa Spakowski/EQUI-PHOTO

Result: June 19, 2010
Monmouth Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Wild About Sonny $7.80
Overseas Market  
Backhanded Jane  

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Prince is Danger to Longer Terms Doug

There were no scratches in this big field, and the track was fast. Andersonstate (Songandaprayer - Affairs of State by Deputy Minister) took the early money, but Vee's Accolade (Proud Accolade - Bridget of Eire by Lord Carson) was favored at post time. He definitely caught my eye. Longer Terms Doug (Rockport Harbor - Willa Joe (IRE) by El Gran Senor) was almost 27-1. Casino Mick (Too Much Bling - Casino Bound by Langfuhr) is a handsome gray, and Prince of Danger (Forest Danger - Princess Tish by Eltish) looked interesting in the post parade. Laila's Choice (Werblin - Fidget by French Deputy) balked at the load, and Longer Terms Doug hesitated. Prince of Danger went in, came back out, and went in again. There was a big scramble for the lead, with Prince of Danger emerging on top. Longer Terms Doug was far away from the battle up front, 4 lengths behind the rest of the field. Rough 'n Royal (Pomeroy - Good Heavens by Holy Bull) pursued Prince of Danger early, but Prince of Danger spurted away from him. Vee's Accolade and Casino Mick made more sustained bids, but Prince of Danger was able to hold them off for the win. Getting into the picture late was Longer Terms Doug, who ended up fourth after trailing for most of the race. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 19, 2010
Calder Race 9
Maiden Special Weight

Prince of Danger $13.80
Vee's Accolade  
Casino Mick  

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Mis Vizcaya Takes the Watertown Road

War Prospector (War Front - Latori by Unaccounted For) was scratched. The track was fast. A E Phi Sensation (Johannesburg - First Lady Blue by A. P. Indy) and Mis Vizcaya (Successful Appeal - Look for Good by Unbridled's Song) battled for favoritism, with Mis Vizcaya winning that one. They had faced each other last time out, with A E Phi Sensation finishing second, but Mis Vizcaya lost her jockey in that race. Watertown Road (Bellamy Road - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) was 7-1. Par Lady (Borrego - Cape Town Lass by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) looked good in the paddock, and Mis Vizcaya made a good impression warming up. The start was pretty fair. Mis Vizcaya went for the lead, and Watertown Road went after her. She tired after an eighth, and A E Phi Sensation took up the chase. But, there was no catching Mis Vizcaya, who kept moving farther in front. The winning margin was 4 3/4 lengths. Moving into second was Par Lady. Another good finish for Par Lady, who continues to be ignored at the windows (17-1). Watertown Road tired to fifth, but it wasn't a bad debut for her, having shown speed early. Watch the Replay.

Result: June 19, 2010
Delaware Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

Mis Vizcaya $3.80
Par Lady  
A E Phi Sensation  


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Two-Year Old Entries

Trix Are for Katz is a Valiant Star in a Mining Town

June 20, 2010
Colonial Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5.5 furlongs turf
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 2:47 PM ET

P Horse
1. Making Lemonade
2. Valiant Star
3. My Graduate
4. Brandy's Champ
5. Mining Town
6. Paulspinkchampagne
7. Trix Are for Katz

Trix Are for Katz (Bluegrass Cat - Every Trick by Grand Slam) is scheduled to make her second start, and her first turf start, going 5.5 furlongs at Colonial Downs. She debuted on June 14 at Colonial Downs, finishing 3rd in a 5 furlong race on the dirt. Trix Are for Katz is the first foal out of stakes-placed Every Trick, who earned $129,469. Every Trick is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Whiskey Lit. Bluegrass Cat's 12 runners have run 18 combined times, recording 6 wins, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and earnings of $182,305.

My Graduate (Lion Hearted - R. Ess V. P. by Press Card) finished 5th, behind Trix Are for Katz, on June 14 at Colonial Downs. He is out of the winning mare R. Ess V. P., who has produced 3 winners. Two of My Graduate's siblings won at 2, and one won on the turf. R. Ess V. P.is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Madame X Ski and turf grade I winner Tenski. 

Valiant Star (Grand Slam - Classic Contender by Buckfinder), Making Lemonade (Lemon Drop Kid - Taireallade by Fred Astaire), and Mining Town (J Town - Patty all Mine by Glitterman) finished 2nd, 5th, and 7th in a 5 furlong turf race at Colonial Downs on June 5. It was the first and only start for all three. Valiant Star is out of the winning mare Classic Contender, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. Classic Contender earned $100,927, and has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. Classic Contender is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed Beauty and Style. Making Lemonade is out of the mare Taireallade, who was a winner on the turf over jumps. Taireallade is a full sister to Astaires Tipallade, who was stakes-placed on the turf over jumps. Mining Town is by first-crop sire J Town. J Town has had 2 runners, which have made 3 starts combined with no placings and earnings of $1,926. Grade III stakes-placed J Town earned $145,915 in 17 starts. Mining Town is out of the winning mare Patty all Mine, who has produced 2 winners from 3 to run. Patty all Mine is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Patty's Princess and grade II winner Pineing Patty.

Brandy's Champ (Victory Gallop - Rumbling Girl by Thunder Rumble) is unraced. She sold for $1,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of Rumbling Girl, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. Rumbling Girl earned $141,160, and is a half or full sister to 4 winners.

Also making her first start is Paulspinkchampagne (Im Millennium Man - Da Big Girl by Metfield), who is out of the turf-placed mare Da Big Girl. Da Big Girl has produced 4 winners, including Budka, a full brother to Paulspinkchampagne. One of Paulspinkchampagne's siblings won at 2, and another won on the turf. Da Big Girl is a half sister to 5 winners.

Bellamy Class is Quite Sharp as a Fiddle Player

June 20, 2010
Lone Star Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time: 3:59 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. Cactus Kate
2. Quite Sharp
3. Bellamy Class
4. Jada Star Stepper
5. Seventh Prayer
6. Miss Katy Lake
7. John Louis' Forum
8. Private Native
9. Stackedndelivered
10. Sosidy
11. Kipahulu
12. Fiddle Player

Bellamy Class (filly; Bellamy Road - Can't Buy Class by Elusive Quality) debuts in a full field of 12 at Lone Star Park. She last worked on June 11 at Lone Star, working 5 furlongs in 1:02.80. She sold for $10,500 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Can't Buy Class. Can't Buy Class won her only race at 2, and earned $169,349 in her career. Can't Buy Class is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Zigaree. Bellamy Road has had 3 runners which have each run once, recording one win and earnings of $13,310. Grade I winner Bellamy Road won his first two starts as a 2-year old, including the Cradle Stakes (gr. III). Overall, he earned $811,400.

The only filly with experience is this big field is Fiddle Player (Yonaguska - Fiddle for Me by Belong to Me), who has run twice at Will Rogers Downs. She finished 2nd at 4.5 furlongs on April 28, and 6th at 5 furlongs on May 18. She is out of stakes-placed Fiddle for Me, who has produced the winner Saint Schifty. Fiddle for Me is a half sister to 4 winners.

Three others in the race are by first-crop sires: Quite Sharp (Sharp Humor - Search Light by Metfield), Stackedndelivered (Sir Shackleton - Chapel Oak by Roanoke), and Sosidy (Osidy - The Yellow Sheet by Benchmark). Quite Sharp is by Sharp Humor, whose 9 runners have made 13 total starts, recording 3 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, and earnings of $85,659. Grade II winner Sharp Humor won 3 races at 2, including his debut and 2 stakes. Overall, he earned $490,410 in 10 starts. Quite Sharp sold for $6,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Search Light. Search Light is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Queen of Money. Sir Shackleton, sire of Stackedndelivered, has had 2 runners, which have run 4 combined times, recording 2 thirds and earnings of $8,656. Grade II winner Sir Shackleton earned $1,051,500 in 20 starts, but did not run at 2. Stackedndelivered was a $5,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Chapel Oak. Chapel Oak has produced the winner Queen Bambi, who won 2 races at 2. Chapel Oak is a half sister to 5 winners. Sosidy, who sold for $10,000 as a yearling, is by Osidy. Osidy's 4 runners have made 5 total starts, recording 1 win, 1 third, and $14,850 in earnings. Grade III winner Osidy won his first 2 races at 2, and earned $297,187 in 17 starts. Sosidy is the first foal out of stakes winner The Yellow Sheet, who earned $217,490. The Yellow Sheet is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Jill's Sky.

Private Native (Fusaichi Pegasus - Kahlo by Broad Brush) brought $2,200 as a yearling, and $15,000 as a 2-year old. She is a half sister to the winner Lefty Lenny. Kahlo, dam of Private Native, is a half sister to 2 winners.

Kipahulu (Mingun - Haleakala (IRE) by Kris (GB)) sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Haleakala. Haleakala is the dam of 4 winners, including stakes winner Merle T. One of Kipahulu's siblings won at 2. Kipahulu would seem to be better suited for the turf.

Cactus Kate (Cactus Ridge - Ultra Chic by Smokester) is the second foal out of the placed mare Ultra Chic. Ultra Chic is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winners Cambiocorsa and California Flag.

Stakes winner Joyful Stepper, dam of Jada Star Stepper (Jadacus - Joyful Stepper by Raise a Governor), won 2 races at 2, including the Honeymoon Stakes. She has produced the winner Jad a Joy, a full sister to Jada Star Stepper, who was a winner at 2. Joyful Stepper is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to one winner.

Seventh Prayer (Chapel Royal - Bees 'n' Money by Personal Flag) is out of the winning mare Bees 'n' Money, who has produced 4 winners. One of Seventh Prayer's siblings won at 2. Bees 'n' Money is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Honey Eyed.

Miss Katy Lake (Thunder Gulch - Soaring Sultana by Northjet (IRE)) is out of Soaring Sultana, who was placed at 2. Soaring Sultana has produced 7 winners, including Atago Taisho, a group III winner in Japan. Four of Miss Katy Lake's siblings won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Soaring Sultana is a half sister to 6 winners, including grade II winner Southern Rhythm.

John Louis' Forum (Open Forum - Kristy's Marquetry by Marquetry) is out of the winning mare Kristy's Marquetry, who has produced the winner Kristys Conquest. Kristys Conquest was a winner at 2. Kristy's Marquetry is a half sister to 2 winners.

New Worker

June 18

Annapolis Harbor (filly; Rockport Harbor - Hallow Wean by Clever Trick) worked 3 furlongs in :37.20 at Charles Town. She sold for $40,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Hallow Wean. Hallow Wean has produced 4 winners, including stakes winner Scary Bob.

Returning Workers

June 18

Appian Way (colt; Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) worked 5 furlongs from the gate in 1:00.40 at the Nelson Jones Farm and Training Center.

June 19

Able Bellamy (colt; Bellamy Road - Double Entendre by Double Negative) worked 4 furlongs from the gate at Aqueduct, recording a time of :48.12.

At Double Diamond Farm, Dreamalot (colt; Bernardini - Drina by Regal and Royal) worked 1 furlong in :11.65.

Major Duomo (colt; Bernardini - Karis Makaw by Charismatic) worked 4 furlongs in :49.20 at Churchill Downs.

Actual Size (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Lady Melesi by Colonial Affair) worked at Santa Anita, 5 furlongs in 1:02.20.

At Thistledown, Barn Cat (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) worked 3 furlongs in :38.20.

Dattts Cool (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Culinary by El Amante) went 4 furlongs in :51.80 at Monmouth.

At Saratoga, Hysterical Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Then She Laughs by Distorted Humor) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40.

Look West (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Twirlaway by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :52.20 at Keeneland.

R Fast Cat (colt; Bluegrass Cat - R Fast Lady by Artax) worked 3 furlongs in :38.40 at Keeneland.

Stakes-placed Speed Demon (colt; Bluegrass Cat - Celestial Legend by City Zip) worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 at Churchill.

Champagne Tommie (filly; Henny Hughes - Champagne Sunset by Gulch) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs.

Ice Crystal (filly; Henny Hughes - Seek by Devil's Bag) worked at Woodbine, 4 furlongs in :50.40.

At Finger Lakes, Harbor Chimes (filly; Rockport Harbor - Piano Chimes by Chimes Band) worked 5 furlongs in 1:05.00.

At Monmouth, No Three Words (filly; Rockport Harbor - Valentine Verse by Dynaformer) worked 3 furlongs in :36.00.

At Fair Hill, Rock N Heart (colt; Rockport Harbor - Prohibido Olividar by Mister Jolie) worked 4 furlongs in :50.00.

Sebago Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Legit by Seattle Slew) worked 4 furlongs in :47.80 at Woodbine.

Where's the Beef (colt; Rockport Harbor - Clair de Lune by Regal Classic) worked 4 furlongs in :48.20 at Monmouth Park.

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