News and Notes
The third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 Spring Sale of
2-Year-Olds in Training on April 20 was topped by a Corinthian filly, who sold for $320,000. She is the first foal out of stakes winner Glacken's Mark, by Smoke Glacken. Glacken's Mark won 4 races at 2, including the White Clay Creek Stakes and the Irish Sonnet Stakes. Read more about the filly here.
A two-year-old colt by Hard Spun led the way at the Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale on April 20, selling for $227,910. He is out of the Gone West mare Saudia. Saudia was a debut winner at 2, and has produced three winners, including stakes-placed The West's Awake. One of her offspring won at 2. Read more about the colt here.
April 21 Entry
Lord Tarzan is Holdin Bullets In the Midnight
April 21, 2011
Keeneland Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 1:15 PM ET TVG
||Lord Tarzan (KY)
||Danger Storm (KY)
||Boca Bay (TX)
||In the Midnight (ON)
||Gentlemans Code (FL)
||Durango Tango (KY)
||Holdin Bullets (KY)
||Classy Suave (LA)
None of ours are in action, so let's look at the first race at Keeneland.
Hachi (Cuvee - What'd I Say by Shuailaan) is the only entrant with racing experience. He stumbled at the start of his debut, a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 8, losing rider Matthew Straight. Hachi took after the field after stumbling, so he got something out of the experience. Straight is back aboard. Hachi is out of the winning mare What'd I Say. What'd I Say is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Gilt Trip and Trion Georgia, who earned $378,660.
Gentlemans Code (Proud Accolade - American Saint by Saint Ballado) and Holdin Bullets (Ghostzapper - Holy Bubbette by Holy Bull) are a Wesley Ward-trained entry and it is likely that only one will run. It is also likely that the remaining part of the entry will be favored. Gentlemans Code was scratched out of the April 8 race where Hachi stumbled, as fellow Ward-trainee Everyday Dave was victorious. Gentlemans Code was a $12,000 yearling, and is a half brother to 2 winners, both of which won at 2. His dam, American Saint, is a full sister to grade I stakes-placed Saint Buddy, and a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner American Champ, who earned $355,394. Holdin Bullets (Ghostzapper - Holy Bubbette by Holy Bull) brought $60,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes winner Holy Bubbette, who earned $240,995. Holy Bubbette did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. She has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including grade I stakes-placed Nonna Mia. Both her offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner that season. Holy Bubbette is a half sister to 8 winners, including grade II winner Sum Runner.
Selling for $21,000 as a yearling was Classy Suave (Suave - Classy Aly by Sky Classic), who is out of the winning mare Classy Aly. Classy Aly has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winner Classy Deelites, who has earned $320,350 through 2011. One of her offspring was a debut winner at 2. Classy Aly is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Morelia and Majestic Commander.
Durango Tango (Military - The Only Way to Go by Marfa) sold for $10,000 at the January 2011 Keeneland Horses of All Ages Sale. He is a full brother to three winners, including stakes winner Pirates Bite, and grade III stakes-placed Mighty Military; and a half brother to 2 winners. Pirates Bite was a winner at 2. The Only Way to Go, dam of Durango Tango, is a full sister to grade II winner Boundlessly, and a half sister to 9 winners.
In the Midnight (North Light (IRE) - Graciously Soft by Vindication) was a $5,000 yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Graciously Soft. Graciously Soft is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Spoken Fur.
Lord Tarzan (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Jacaranda Jane (SAF) by Joshua Dancer) is the first foal out of the winning mare Jacaranda Jane, who was a winner at 2, and earned $140,985 overall. Jacaranda Jane is a half sister to 2 winners, including Ginkgo, a group III winner in South Africa.
Danger Storm (Forest Danger - Mettle by Silver Deputy) is out of the winning mare Mettle. Mettle has produced 4 winners from 5 to run, including Arch Traveler, who finished 6th in this year's Florida Derby (gr. I). One of her offspring won at 2. Mettle is a full sister to Atago Taisho, a group III winner in Japan; and a half sister to 6 winners.
Boca Bay (Two Much Bling - Top Paddler by Conquistador Cielo) is out of the winning mare Top Paddler, who has produced 6 winners, including stakes winners Stroke and Upstream. Three of her offspring won at 2, including Stroke, who was a debut winner, and an earner of $416,120 overall. Top Paddler is a half sister to 5 winners.
Three-Year-Old Stakes Entry
Stakes-placed Sinai (colt; Rockport Harbor - Dontgetinmyway by Machiavellian) runs in the Harry Henson Stakes at 6 furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf. Sinai was last seen finishing 11th (last) in the Sunland Derby on March 27, after setting a wicked fast pace. Sinai broke his maiden in his debut, a 6.5 furlong contest at Hollywood Park, and then finished 3rd in the 6.5 furlong San Pedro Stakes on January 17 at Santa Anita, and 5th in the 7 furlong San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on February 20. This will be his first attempt on turf. He last worked on April 14, going 5 furlongs in :59.80 on the dirt at Santa Anita. 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.
On April 19, Analla (filly; Street Sense - Honorable Cat by Honor Grades) worked 3 furlongs in :37.80 at the Elloree Training Center. Grade III stakes-placed Honorable Cat, dam of Analla, earned $199,307 in 30 starts. She has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including Vindicat, who has earned $103,084 through 2011. Honorable Cat is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Cat On Tour and grade II winner Tour of the Cat.
On April 19, Artest (colt; Hard Spun - Desire to Excel by Mt. Livermore) worked 4 furlongs in :48.00 at the RQHS Mile.
One Slick Dude (colt; Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) worked 3 furlongs in :38.00 at Crupi's New Castle Farm.
Hard Spun Secrets (filly; Hard Spun - No Secrets by El Corredor) worked 3 furlongs in :37.40 at Pleasanton.
Also at Pleasanton, Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) went 1 furlong in :11.80.