Iscar is on the Appian Way to Sinai

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R Fast Cat (Bluegrass Cat - R Fast Lady by Artax) stayed in the barn, as Turfway Park canceled racing after the 7th race because of a blown transformer. You can see the transformer go at the start of the 7th race Watch the Replay. The Electic Company replaced the fuse, but it blew too.

December 17 Results

Sterling Legend (Bellamy Road - Summer Lass by Siberian Summer) was scratched from the 3rd race at Hollywood Park, the winner was favorite Pride of Silver (Badge of Silver - Ruggles by Strawberry Road (AUS)), who overtook pacesetter Surfactant (Closing Argument - Spanish Mill by Boone's Mill). Pride of Silver is the 16th winner for Badge of Silver. Watch the Replay. View Race Details.

Catch Me Later

Twelve ran on the fast track, as only the AEs were scratched. Hollopenny (Elusive Quality - Pennyhill by Saint Ballado) was favored, while Listen Dear (Bernardini - Listen Now by Storm Bird) was respected at 9-2. She had some pep as they headed to the track. Peek of Heaven (Sky Mesa - Proud Angel by Fusaichi Pegasus) looked good out there. Catch Me Later (Posse - Douce Douce by Bold Ruckus) grabbed the early lead. Sweet Lil Cherokee (Arch - Oui Oui Cherokee by Louis Quatorze), Global Intrigue (Domestic Dispute - Mixed Reviews by Bertrando), and Queen Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus - Petrina Above by Great Above) were in pursuit. Listen Dear had just a couple beat early. Queen Pegasus made move on the outside, but Catch Me Later spurted away. Listen Dear entered the picture. She flew past the field on the outside, only Catch Me Later was still in front. She stayed there, however, winning by a neck. Glackety (Smoke Glacken - Shawnee Legend by Miswaki), Art of the Hunt (Lion Hearted - Tamayo by Tamayaz), and Falcon's Flight (Gyrfalcon (GB) - Great Slavic by Slavic) also ran on late, finishing third, fourth, and fifth. Nice debut for Listen Dear, who will benefit from experience and more distance. Watch the Replay.

December 17, 2010
Laurel Race 7

Maiden Special Weight

Catch Me Later $50.40
$19.60
$12.00
Listen Dear  
$7.40
$4.40
Glackety  

$3.80

View Race Details

Other December 17 Results

The 6th time was the charm for Thatagirl (filly; Henny Hughes - Miss Bridget Jones by Peaks and Valleys). She went straight to the front in race 5 at Aqueduct, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $50,000), built up a 4 length lead, and then coasted home to win by 1 1/2 lengths as the favorite. She is winner number 19 for Henny Hughes. Watch the Replay.

Ambient (filly; Rockport Harbor - Vickey's Echo by Clever Trick) looked very good in race 1 at Fair Grounds, an about one mile turf Allowance race. She stalked the early pace, and then came up the rail to grab the lead. She pulled away in the stretch to pick up her second victory by 5 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Watertown Road (filly; Bellamy Road - Earthly Angel by Crafty Prospector) finished second, and Tanit (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Miss Marcia by Mr. Greeley) was fourth in race 6 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 40 yard Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $15,000). Watch the Replay.

December 18 Entries

Appian Way is a Dragon Fighter and a Warrior Up

December 18, 2010
Aqueduct Race 4

Maiden Special Weight
5.5 furlongs
2-year-olds
New York-breds
Post Time: 1:52 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Appian Way
2. Warrior Up
3. Rockstar One O One
4. Zealous the Menace
5. Dragon Fighter
6. Fulton Street
7. Southbeachsandy
8. Frantic Domer
9. Dr Disco
10. Old Guys Rule

Appian Way (Bellamy Road - Roman Jet by Roman Diplomat) is scheduled to debut in this 5.5 furlong contest at Aqueduct. He last worked at Belmont on December 11, going 4 furlongs in :48.08. He is a half brother to 6 winners. His dam, Roman Jet, is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Free of Charge. Bellamy Road's 37 runners have made 109 combined starts, recording 17 wins, 15 seconds, 15 thirds, and earnings of $586,141.

The only entrant with experience is Dr Disco (Disco Rico - Dr Margaret by Dr. Blum), who was 2nd in his only start, a 6 furlong race at Aqueduct on November 26. Stakes winner Dr Margaret, dam of Dr Disco, won 4 races at 2, including 3 stakes, and earned $181,100 in her career. She has produced 3 winners, including two full siblings to Dr Disco, stakes-placed Dr Rico and stakes winner Dance Gal Dance. Both of these were winners at 2. Dr Margaret is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Jennifer's Charge, Hanover Street, and Mayhaw.

Rockstar One O One (Silver Train - Touchy Broad by Touch Gold), who sold for $6,000 at the 2010 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, is by freshman sire Silver Train. Silver Train's 61 runners have made 227 total starts, recording 27 wins, 34 seconds, 27 thirds, and $699,624 in earnings. Rockstar One O One is the first foal out of Touchy Broad, who was a debut winner at 2. Touchy Broad is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Awesomewithbroads and stakes-placed Bullet From Abroad.

Selling for $250,000 as a yearling was Old Guys Rule (Malibu Moon - Mystic Chant by Unbridled's Song), who is the first foal out of stakes winner Mystic Chant. Mystic Chant is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Mystic Soul.

Fulton Street (Hook and Ladder - Screen Happy by Brunswick) brought $25,000 as a yearling, and $40,000 as a 2-year-old. He is out of Screen Happy, who won 2 races at 2 and earned $337,805 in her career. Screen Happy has produced 2 winners, both of which are full siblings to Fulton Street. Both won at 2, and one was a debut winner at 2. Screen Happy is a half sister to 13 winners, including stakes winner Overtime Victory.

Also by Hook and Ladder is Dragon Fighter (Hook and Ladder - Fire Breath by Salt Lake), who sold for $15,000 as a yearling. He is out of the winning mare Fire Breath, who has produced 2 winners, including a full brother to Dragon Fighter. Her other winner, All Fired Up, was a winner at 2, and also stakes-placed that season. Fire Breath is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Swede.

Warrior Up (Desert Warrior - Dos Arriba by Maria's Mon) is out of the winning mare Dos Arriba, who was placed at 2. Dos Arriba has produced Wheels Up, who was a winner at 2. Dos Arriba is a half sister to 7 winners.

Zealous the Menace (Here's Zealous - Goldie's Cat by Sir Cat) is the first foal out of the winning mare Goldie's Cat. Goldie's Cat is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to two winners.

Southbeachsandy (Aggadan - Really American by Real Quiet) is the second foal out of stakes-placed Really American, who won 2 races at 2 and earned $145,322 in her career. Really American is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III winner American Border. Southbeachsandy is the first runner so far for his sire Aggadan.

Frantic Domer (Ommadon - Frenetic by Known Fact) is out of the winning mare Frenetic, who won two races at 2, including her debut. She has produced two winners, including stakes-placed Ommadon's Frenzy. Both offspring are full sisters to Frantic Domer. Frenetic is a half sister to 2 winners.

Iscar will Collaborate with an Associate

December 18, 2010
Aqueduct Race 6

Maiden Special Weight
1 mile
2-year-olds
Post Time: 2:48 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Collaborate
2. Iscar
3. Associate
4. Golden Temple
5. Crossed the Line
6. Pretend and Extend
7. Bombaguia
8. Assured Victory
9. Distorted Appeal
10. King Aragorn
AE Perfect Velocity

Iscar (Bernardini - Crimson Palace (SAF) by Elliodor (FR)) makes his second start, running a mile on the inner track at Aqueduct. First time out, Iscar tried the turf, finishing 10th at a mile at Aqueduct on November 21. He was involved early in that one. He has a couple of works since then, including 4 furlongs in :48.55 on the dirt training track at Belmont on December 11. He is out of grade I winner Crimson Palace, who earned $663,278. Crimson Palace is a full sister to 3 winners, and a half sister to 3 winners. Bernardini's 42 runners have made 92 combined starts, recording 20 wins, 14 seconds, 9 thirds, and earnings of $1,418,769.

Associate (Wando - Free as Tristan by Crafty Friend) and King Aragorn (Aragorn (IRE) - Our Legacy by Kingmambo) finished 4th and 5th at a mile and a sixteenth on the Aqueduct turf on November 27. Associate previously finished 9th at a mile at Belmont on October 10, and 2nd at a mile and a sixteenth at Saratoga on September 6. Those starts were also on the turf. He brought $40,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Free as Tristan. Free as Tristan is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Sudana and Dowty. King Aragorn finished 10th in his only other start, a mile and a sixteenth contest on yielding turf at Belmonot on October 17. He is by freshman sire Aragorn, whose 40 runners have made 140 starts in all, registering 13 wins, 19 seconds, 23 thirds, and $470,762 in earnings. King Aragorn is a half brother to the winner Salaam Alaykum. Their dam, Our Legacy, is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade II winner Guided Tour, and turf stakes winner Primetimevalentine.

Assured Victory (Victory Gallop - Lady Sucree by Miner's Mark) also ran on November 27, but in a 6 furlong race, where he finished 7th. That was his only start. Assured Victory is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to 2 winners. His dam, Lady Sucree, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Lucky Sucre.

Crossed the Line (Silver Train - Kristi's Sunshine by Miswaki) and Golden Temple (Successful Appeal - Golden Mirage (IRE) by Green Desert) finished second and fourth in a mile and 70 yard race at Monmouth Park on November 13. Previously, they both finished 5th in 6 furlong races at Monmouth on October 23. Crossed the Line is by first-crop sire Silver Train, whose 61 runners have made 227 starts in all, recording 27 wins, 34 seconds, 27 thirds, and $699,624 in earnings. Crossed the Line was a $275,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Kristi's Sunshine. Kristi's Sunshine has produced 3 winners from 4 to run. Kristi's Sunshine is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Boss Ego. Golden Temple brought $72,000 as a yearling, and is out of Golden Mirage, who was a stakes winner at 2. Golden Mirage earned $100,691, and has produced 4 winners, including stakes winners Willow Bunch and Natural Speed.

Distorted Appeal (Distorted Humor - Jealous Forum by Open Forum) has run three times. He finished fifth in his debut at 6.5 furlongs at Saratoga on August 7, and then finished second in two mile and 70 yard races, on August 22 at Monmouth and on September 18 at Delaware Park. Stakes winner Jealous Forum, dam of Distorted Appeal, won 2 races at 2, including the My Dear Stakes, and earned $306,736. Jealous Forum has produced 2 winners, including one that won at 2. Jealous Forum is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Miss Jealski, grade II winner Appealing Skier, and grade I winner Trippi.

Another veteran of three starts is Pretend and Extend (Wildcat Heir - Conectis (IRE) by River Falls (GB)), who was 4th at 5 furlongs at Belmont on June 18, 7th at 6 furlongs on the turf at Belmont on July 11, and 3rd at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont on September 23. He brought $72,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Conectis. Conectis was a winner at 2, and earned $171,179 in her career. She has produced the winner Eternal Life, and is a half sister to one winner.

Collaborate (Fusaichi Pegasus - Trusty Lady by Deputy Minister) finished 3rd in his only start, a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Aqueduct on November 19. A $190,000 yearling, he is a full brother to one winner, and a half brother to 2 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Trendy Lady. Trendy Lady was placed at 2, and earned $199,299 overall. Trusty Lady, dam of Collaborate, is a half sister to 3 winners.

Bombaguia (Borrego - Wishful Legacy by Lyphard's Wish (FR)) finished 5th in both of his previous races, at 6 furlongs on September 18, and at a mile on October 30. Both races were at Belmont. He is by first-crop sire Borrego, whose 27 runners have made 96 total starts, recording 14 wins, 14 seconds, 11 thirds, and $385,572 in earnings. Bombaguia sold for $175,000 as a yearling, and for $200,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed Wishful Legacy, who earned $117,976. Wishful Legacy has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Legally Blanca, who has earned $115,190 through 2010.

On the AE list is Perfect Velocity (Pleasantly Perfect - Windmill Point by Storm Bird), who finished 9th at a mile on the turf at Belmont on October 24, and 5th at a mile on the dirt at Aqueduct on December 2. He sold for $35,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half brother to 6 winners, including stakes winner Stormy Temper. One of Perfect Velocity's siblings won at 2. Windmill Point, dam of Perfect Velocity, is a full sister to 2 winners, including group III winner Storm Star; and a half sister to four winners, including Syourinomegami, a group III winner on the turf in Japan.

Sinai is Foreboding with Arousal

December 18, 2010
Hollywood Park Race 6

Maiden Special Weight
6.5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time: 6:06 PM ET TVG

P Horse
1. Sinai
2. Brannigan
3. Eric the Ram
4. Foreboding
5. Arousal
6. Mr. Commons
7. Dreamy Kid

Sinai (Rockport Harbor - Dontgetinmyway by Machiavellian) makes his debut going 6.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park. He has been working for several months, including 4 furlongs in :48.00 at Hollywood Park on December 13. Sinai sold for $50,000 as a yearling, and is a half brother to the winner Ready to Score. Their dam, Dontgetinmyway, is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II winner and sire Even the Score. Even the Score is by Unbridled's Song, sire of Rockport Harbor. Rockport Harbor's 72 starters have run 189 times in all, recording 25 wins, 27 seconds, 24 thirds, and $890,019 in earnings.

Eric the Ram (Holy Ground - Brooks N Boots by Odyle) and Dreamy Kid (Lemon Drop Kid - Dreams by Silver Hawk) finished 3rd and 9th in a 6.5 furlong race at Hollywood Park on November 28. Second in this race was Pride of Silver, a winner December 17 at Hollywood Park. Eric the Ram previously finished 4th at 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park on November 13, and 4th at 5.5 furlongs at Hollywood on October 16. He is the only runner so far for freshman sire Holy Ground. Eric the Ram is a half brother to stakes winner Gato Go Win, who was a winner at 2. Gato Go Win has earned $220,061 through 2010. Brooks N Boots, dam of Eric the Ram, is a half sister to 2 winners. Dreamy Kid has no other starts. He is out of the winning mare Dreams. She has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Elysium Fields. One of her offspring was a winner at 2. Dreams is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winners Cesar Eduardo, Triple Buck, and Night Spirit, and grade III winner My Girl Jeannie.

Arousal (Malibu Moon - Murky Waters by Storm Creek) has faced Eric the Ram twice, finishing in front of him both times. He was third at 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park on November 13, and 3rd at 5.5 furlongs at Hollywood on October 16. Arousal sold for $110,000 as a weanling, and for $250,000 as a yearling. He is the first foal out of the winning mare Murky Waters. Murky Waters is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade III winner Fort Prado.

The others are unraced, including Mr. Commons (Artie Schiller - Joustabout by Apalachee), who is by first-year sire Artie Schiller. Artie Schiller's 43 runners have made 113 total starts, recording 12 wins, 14 seconds, 16 thirds, and $490,083 in earnings. Mr. Commons was a $70,000 yearling, and is out of Joustabout. Joustabout won 2 races at 2, including the Natalma Stakes. Joustabout has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Jungle Fighter, who earned $355,971. One of her offspring was a debut winner at 2. Joustabout is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Ruskin.

Selling for $400,000 as a yearling was Foreboding (Tiznow - Trepidation by Seeking the Gold), who is a full brother to stakes winner Tiz Now Tiz Then, and a half brother to group III winner Maoineach. His dam, Trepidation, is a half sister to four winners.

Brannigan (Yes It's True - Imaginary Gold by Mr. Prospector) brought $130,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Imaginary Gold, who has produced the winner Eight Eighty Eight. Imaginary Gold is a half sister to 7 winners, including champion Flanders.

Other December 18 Entries

Night Brigade (filly; Rockport Harbor - Speaking of Time by Gilded Time) runs in race 8 at Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park, a 6 furlong Starter Allowance. Post time is 3:20 PM ET. Night Brigade broke her maiden in a mile race at Monmouth on October 24, and then returned to finish second in a 6 furlong Starter Allowance at Philadelphia Park on November 28. She is out of stakes winner Speaking of Time, who earned $394,976. Speaking of Time has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Ms Vanenzza. Two of Night Brigade's siblings won at 2, including Ms Vanenzza, who won the Blue Hen Stakes that season. Speaking of Time is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Wild and Wise.

Majestic Harbor (colt; Rockport Harbor - Champagne Royale by French Deputy) is an MTO entrant for race 5 at Fair Grounds, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for About 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time is 3:37 PM ET. Majestic Harbor has run twice, finishing 2nd at 6 furlongs on October 31, and 3rd at 7 furlongs on November 27. Those starts were both at Churchill Downs. Since his last effort, he worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.20 at Fair Grounds on December 12. Majestic Harbor sold for $20,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of stakes-placed Champagne Royale. Her first foal is a winner. Champagne Royale is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner He's Hammered. Rockport Harbor's 72 runners have made 189 combined starts, recording 25 wins, 27 seconds, 24 thirds, and $890,019 in earnings.

Traverse Bay (colt; Rockport Harbor - Juliac by Accipiter) runs in race 4 at Charles Town, a 4.5 furlong Maiden Special Weight. Post time is 8:33 PM ET. Traverse Bay has run once, finishing 2nd in a 4.5 furlong race at Charles Town on December 4. He is a half brother to 9 winners, including stakes winner Holy Bubbette and grade II winner Sum Runner. Sum Runner won her first 3 races at 2, and was also stakes-placed that season. Overall, she earned $234,193. Another sibling, Ms Louisett, finished 3rd in the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at 2. Rockport Harbor's 72 runners have made 189 combined starts, recording 25 wins, 27 seconds, 24 thirds, and $890,019 in earnings.

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