News and Notes
Sorry that I have been incommunicado as of late. A plumbing emergency and a writing assignment, had me preoccupied. However, we have not missed any starts from our 2-year-olds. I thought I'd post a few photos from Criminal Type of Filare l'Oro's debut on April 15 in which she finished fourth Watch the Replay. I will also update results from April 16, and works from April 16-19. Remember, anytime that you see one of our horses in person and have photos that you would like to share, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll post them on the blog. Just make sure to include information on how you would like to be credited. Tomorrow, I will preview a 2-year-old contest at Keeneland.
Filare l'Oro headed to the gate for the first time.
I think this is the best shot of our girl.
Forever Noble, by first-crop sire Noble Causeway
Eventual winner Bluegrass Atatude
Let's go around again!
April 16 Results
Three-Year-Old Stakes Result
May Day Rose (filly; Rockport Harbor - May Day Bluff by Pine Bluff) took the lead from the start of the Instant Racing Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and never relinguished it, winning by 3/4 length. Harbor Fox (filly; Rockport Harbor - Cherokee Melody by Cherokee Run) flattened out to finish 5th, and Texas Tempest (filly; Bernardini - Copelan's Bid Gal by Copelan) was never much involved, finishing 7th. Watch the Replay.
May Day Rose wins the Instant Racing Stakes - Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography
It'a All Threeanddonedan
The filly, Her Way (Service Stripe - Hill Keys by Ten Keys), was the only scratch, and the track was sloppy. Threeanddonedan (Dance With Ravens - So Smashing by Two Punch) was the heavy favorite. He broke on top. Getupwiththesun (Dance With Ravens - Winnie D. by Crafty Prospector) bore out at the start, but set out after Threeanddonedan anyway. Hark the Herald (Gators N Bears - Holly Jolly by Horatius) hesitated at the start. Threeanddonedan and Getupwiththesun battled into the turn, but then Threeanddonedan began to pull away. He cruised home 6 1/4 lengths in front. Getupthesun completed the Dance With Ravens-sired exacta. Squish (Friends Lake - Racene by Miner's Mark), appropriately for his name, closed well in the slop to take third. Watch the Replay.
April 16, 2011
Pimlico Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
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I also wanted to mention a few maiden victories by our 3-year-olds. Dattts Cool (filly; Bluegrass Cat - Culinary by El Amante) was a winner by 1 1/4 lengths in a 6.5 furlong race at Gulfstream Park on April 17 Watch the Replay, and Featherwing (filly; Rockport Harbor - Tasso Run by Cherokee Run) went gate-to-wire to win a 5.5 furlong race at Indiana Downs on April 18 Watch the Replay. Also, Henny's Hurricane (filly; Henny Hughes - Amarillo by Crafty Prospector) and The Real Mayo (filly; Bernardini - Mayo On the Side by French Deputy) finished first and third in a $50,000 Claiming Race at 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland on April 17 Watch the Replay.
Reload (colt; Hard Spun - Hidden Reserve by Mr. Prospector) worked 3 furlongs in :38.65 at Niall Brennan Stables. He is out of Hidden Reserve, who was a winner at 2, and also grade II stakes-placed that season. Hidden Reserve has produced grade III winners Philanthropist and Defer. Defer won 2 races at 2, his debut and the Laurel Futurity (gr. III). Hidden Reserve is a full sister to stakes winner Diamond and grade I winner Educated Risk; and a half sister to 3 winners.
Yvete Sangalo (MEX) (filly; Hard Spun - Ya Tarra (GB) by Unbridled) worked 4 furlongs in :49.80 from the gate at Lone Star Park.
Horseshoe Hill (filly; Street Sense - Leaveminthedust by Danzig) worked 4 furlongs in :51.00 at Woodbine.
R Next Gem (filly; English Channel - Jewels N Gems by Acceptable) worked 3 furlongs in :36.60 at Gulfstream.