New and Notes
Filare l'Oro (Hard Spun - Elusive Gold by Strike the Gold) was scratched from the 6th race at Delaware Park on July 12. The winner was Believe You Can (Proud Citizen - El Fasto by El Prado (IRE)), who took the lead at the start, and held off Diamante de Fuego (El Corredor - Matsue by Lure) by a neck. Perfect's Lil Sis (Purge - Mary Alex by Honour and Glory) was third. Watch the Replay.
July 14 Entry
Queen of England at Belmont Park
July 14, 2011
Belmont Park Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
6 furlongs turf
Post Time 2:36 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||False Alibi (NY)
||Sleeping Star (NY)
||War Queen (KY)
||More Than Love (KY)
||Valley of Avoca (KY)
||Queen of England (KY)
||St Pancras (KY)
Queen of England (English Channel - Babae (CHI) by Barkerville) is scheduled to make her first start, going 6 furlongs on the inner turf at Belmont. She has been working at Saratoga, including two works on the turf training course. Most recently, she went 5 furlongs in 1:01.18 on the turf at Saratoga on July 8. Babae, dam of Queen of England, won or placed in 11 group/graded stakes on the turf, and earned $755,334. She has produced 2 winners, one of which won on the turf. Babae is a half sister to 8 winners, including turf stakes winner Queen of Hearts, and Zorro Rojo, a group I winner in Peru. English Channel's 5 runners have made 9 combined starts, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $32,669 in earnings. Grade I turf winner English Channel won his only race at 2, a 1 1/16 mile race on the turf, and earned $5,319,028 overall. He was named Champion Grass Horse of 2007.
Isra (Easing Along - Constant Companion by Relaunch) finished second in her only start, a 6 furlong turf race at Belmont Park on June 29. She was favored in that race, and rallied late. Isra is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade I turf winner Forever Together, who was 2008 champion grass mare. Forever Together won her only race at 2, and earned $2,957,639 in her career. Another sibling of Isra, Princess Patricia, was a winner at 2. Constant Companion, dam of Isra, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Puzzled Look and Where's the Ring, and grade III turf winner Winged Victory.
Terralba (Langfuhr - Marquee Attraction by Storm Cat), who is part of an entry with Isra, also finished second in her only race, a 5 furlong dirt race at Monmouth on June 26. She sold for $140,000 as a weanling, and is a half sister to two winners. Both of her winning siblings won at 2, and one won on the turf. Marquee Attraction, dam of Terralba, is a full sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Gold Trader, grade III stakes-placed Swift Attraction, and grade III stakes-placed Big Top Cat. She is also a half sister to one winner.
Finishing third in her only start was Valley of Avoca (Intidab - Al Basar by Sahm), who ran 5.5 furlongs on the dirt at Belmont on June 24. She sold for $2,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Al Basar. Al Basar is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade I turf winner Harayir, who earned $497,287.
The other fillies are unraced, including St Pancras (Scat Daddy - Marylebone by Unbridled's Song), who is by freshman sire Scat Daddy. Scat Daddy's 20 runners have made 27 combined starts, recording 3 wins, 3 seconds, 2 thirds, and $111,283 in earnings. St Pancras is out of grade I winner Marylebone, who won her first two starts at 2, including the Matron Stakes (gr. I), and earned $171,800 in her career. Marylebone is a half sister to four winner, including turf stakes-placed Unigold.
More Than Love (More Than Ready - I'm in Love by Zafonic) sold for $130,000 as a yearling. She is the first foal out of turf stakes winner I'm in Love, who was a winner on the turf at 2, and who earned $211,267 overall. I'm in Love is a half sister to 5 winners.
Bringing $30,000 as a yearling was War Queen (War Chant - Love's Sensation by Lear Fan), who is out of the turf-winning mare Love's Sensation. Love's Sensation has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, both of which won on the turf. Love's Sensation's offspring include Sensational Love, a full sister to War Queen, who was a winner at 2, and who has earned $135,932 through 2011.
False Alibi (Kitten's Joy - Ticket by Cryptoclearance) and Sisterhood (Kitten's Joy - Caterette by Cozzene) are both by Kitten's Joy. False Alibi is out of the turf-placed mare Ticket, who has produced the winner Cash Keeper. Ticket is a half sister to 7 winners, including turf stakes winner Historic. Sisterhood is out of the turf-winning mare Caterette. Caterette has produced Becky's Kitten and Cozy Kitten, both full siblings to Sisterhood, who were grade III stakes-placed on the turf. Both also won on the turf at 2, and Cozy Kitten was a debut winner on the turf that season. Caterette is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Enduring Will, who was stakes-placed on the turf.
Sleeping Star (Andromeda's Hero - Sleeplessnseattle by Seattle Dancer) is out of stakes-placed Sleeplessnseattle, who was a winner on the turf. Sleeplessnseattle has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Fivefifteen. Sleeplessnseattle is a half sister to 3 winners.
July 13, 2011
Boudicca (filly; Hard Spun - Taft Lil Queen by Irish Open) worked at Laurel, 3 furlongs in :37.60. Stakes winner Taft Lil Queen, dam of Boudicca, was a debut winner at 2, and earned $245,515 overall. She has produced 5 winners, including stakes winner For Royalty, and El Viento, a grade I winner in Puerto Rico. Four of her offspring were debut winners at 2. Taft Lil Queen is a full sister to stakes winner Irish Cherry, and a half sister to four winners. Irish Cherry is the dam of grade I winners Spun Sugar and Daaher.
Seeker (colt; Hard Spun - Classic Olympio by Olympio) worked 4 furlongs in :52.60 on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. He is out of stakes winner Classic Olympio, who won three races at 2, including two stakes, and earned $336,578 overall. Classic Olympio has produced three winners from three to run, including stakes winners Classify and Simplify. Simplify was a debut winner at 2. Classic Olympio is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Mr. Felipe.
July 12, 2011
At Belmont Park, One Slick Dude (colt; Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.66.
At Hollywood Park, Hand Spun (filly; Hard Spun - Flexible Princess by Honour and Glory) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.00.
Clear Danger (filly; Hard Spun - Present Danger by Souvenir Copy) went 4 furlongs in :48.40 at Keeneland.
Hierro (colt; Hard Spun - Brief Bliss by Navarone) worked at Saratoga, 4 furlongs in :49.91.
July 13, 2011
Race Palace (filly; Corinthian - Southern Swing by Dixieland Band) worked from the gate at Monmouth, 4 furlongs in :48.60.
Working 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 on a good track at Churchill was Tiara (filly; Corinthian - Fusaichi Lady by Fusaichi Pegasus). It was the fastest of 8 works at the distance.
Channel the Green (filly; English Channel - Grab the Green by Cozzene) went 3 furlongs in :39.22 at Belmont Park.
Marco's Bon Vivant (colt; Hard Spun - Staraway by Star de Naskra) worked at Churchill, 5 furlongs in 1:05.20 on a good track.
At Belmont, Five Sixteen (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Third Street by Salt Lake) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.24.
I Sense Your Luck (filly; Street Sense - Racing Luck by Out of Place) worked at Santa Anita, 5 furlongs in 1:01.40.
At Keeneland, Ice Cream Silence (filly; Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) went 4 furlongs in :49.40.
Street Dreams (filly; Street Sense - Honorable Cat by Honor Grades) went 5 furlongs on a good track at Churchill Downs in 1:02.20.
Street Life (colt; Street Sense - Stone Hope by Grindstone) worked 4 furlongs in :51.20 at Adena Springs Farm.
At Monmouth, Street Thug (colt; Street Sense - Richbabe by Richman) went 3 furlongs in :36.20. Interestingly, Street Thug's dam, Richbabe, sold for $240,000 to top the first phase of the Heiligbrodt dispersal at Fasig-Tipton on Tuesday.