News and Notes
Blue Laser (Bluegrass Cat - With a Princess by With Approval), who won the Grey Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine in 2010, is a finalist in the Champion Two-Year-Old Male category for Canada's Sovereign Awards. The Sovereign Awards ceremony will be on Friday, April 1, 2011. Read more here.
I'm making progress on the 2011 2-year-old lists. I hope to have the stallion pages up by Friday.
January 19 Results
Racing was canceled again at Parx Racing, so Just to Think (Henny Hughes - Great Fun by Farma Way), Calvados (Henny Hughes - Morning Time by Gilded Time) and Kiwi Humor (Bluegrass Cat - High Humor by Distorted Humor) will all have to wait for another day. This time, they didn't cancel until just before post time for the 4th race, so I was busy tweeting away about Just to Think, when the announcement came of the cancellation. I know it's selfish of me, but it would have been nice if they had canceled last night, before I did the previews.
Bellamy is Boss
Symphonic Hero (Concerto - Passion Slayer by Tactical Advantage), High Bar (Macho Uno - Bailarina by Lord Avie), and Fifth District (Sweetsouthernsaint - Mauvin Gway by Rajab) were scratched, leaving 6 to run on the wet fast track. Bellamy's Boss (Bellamy Road - Divine Shadow by Capote) was the heavy favorite. R U Smokin (Fire Slam - Witty Bird by Birdonthewire) set the early fractions, with Irish Roadie (Irish Road - How to Splash by Bucksplasher) his closest pursuer. Bellamy's Boss was in third early. R U Smokin continued to lead after a half, but Bellamy's Boss moved into second. He drew closer as they moved around the turn, drifted a little wide, but then eased to the lead. Aroney (Aptitude - Ambling by Chester House) took over second, but he was no threat to Bellamy's Boss, who took the race by a comfortable 2 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
January 19, 2011
Tampa Bay Downs Race 5
Maiden Special Weight
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Other January 19 Results
Hammers Bullet (gelding; Bernardini - Country Melody by Gone West) ran well late to finish fourth in race 1 at Tampa Bay, a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race (Claiming Price $8,000). Watch the Replay.
Sacred Class (filly; Rockport Harbor - Queen Evelyn by Hennessy) finished 9th in race 2 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Claiming race (Claiming Price $15,000). Watch the Replay.
January 20 Entries
Third Row Center is a Famous Rose in Rhondda Gardens
January 20, 2011
Aqueduct Race 2
Maiden Claiming ($60,000)
Post Time: 12:57 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Rhondda Gardens (FL)
||Jan Beth Jo (NY)
||Third Row Center (KY)
||Famous Rose (KY)
Third Row Center (Rockport Harbor - Retained by Star of the Crop) faces a small field in this 6 furlong contest at Aqueduct. She has run twice before, both times at Aqueduct, finishing 7th in a 7 furlong Maiden Special Weight on November 14, and 2nd in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming race on November 26. The winner of the latter race was the Henny Hughes filly Shoe Penny. Third Row Center has worked several times at Aqueduct since her last race, including three furlongs in :37.29 on January 16. Third Row Center sold for $15,000 as a yearling, and for $65,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of the winning mare Retained. Retained has produced 2 winners, including stakes winner Ambition Unbridled, who earned $278,286. Ambition Unbridled is by Unbridled's Song, sire of Rockport Harbor. Retained is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Georgia River.
Beautifulnightmare (Devil His Due - Hey Ghaz by Ghazi) finished 4th, behind Third Row Center, on November 26 at Aqueduct. She has two additional starts, finishing 5th at 5.5 furlongs on November 11, and 3rd at 6 furlongs on December 17. Those starts were also at Aqueduct. The winner of the December 17 race was the Henny Hughes filly Thatagirl, who was 3rd in the November 26 race with Third Row Center and Beautifulnightmare. A $35,000 yearling, Beautifulnightmare is out of the winning mare Hey Ghaz. Hey Ghaz has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner Indy's Alexandra, who has earned $151,050 through 2011. Hey Ghaz is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Formidable Lady.
Famous Rose (Forest Danger - Famous Story by Rahy) finished 2nd, in front of Beautifulnightmare, on December 17 at Aqueduct. It was her only start. She is a half sister to the winner Turwada. Their dam, Famous Story, is a full sister to grade III winner Tubrok, and a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Sunshine for Life.
Bangzoomtothemoon (Malibu Moon - Kona Kat by Mountain Cat) has run 4 times. She finished 8th at 7 furlongs on a sloppy track at Saratoga in her debut on August 22. Since then, she has run in three turf races, finishing 9th at a mile and a sixteenth at Saratoga on September 3, 2nd at 7 furlongs at Belmont on September 23, and 3rd at a mile at Belmont on October 31. She was a $90,000 yearling, and is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Kona Kat, is a half sister to 7 winners, including champion Kona Gold.
Rhondda Gardens (Flower Alley - Catchy Patton by Patton) has made two starts, finishing 3rd at 7 furlongs at Keeneland on October 15, and 8th at a mile at Churchill Downs on November 28. Rhondda Gardens is out of Catchy Patton, who has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Bovell Road. Catchy Patton is a half sister to 5 winners, and a full sister to 1 winner.
Jan Beth Jo (Chief Seattle - Nasty Cure by Cure the Blues) is making her first start. She is out of stakes-placed Nasty Cure, who earned $153,122. Nasty Cure has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes winner Lubash, and stakes-placed Netcong, who has earned $327,924. Nasty Cure is a full sister to La Capannina, a group III winner in Panama.
Other January 20 Entry
Wear Red (Henny Hughes - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew), who broke her maiden last time out at a mile on the Tampa Bay Downs on December 26, faces winners in race 8 at that track. This Allowance/Optional Claiming race is also at a mile on the turf. Post time is 3:40 PM ET. Wear Red is out of the turf winning mare Aldebaran Light. Aldebaran Light is the dam of group I turf winner Balmont, and grade I winner Eskendereya.