A Successful Hunt

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August 3 Result

A Successful Hunt

The track was fast for the seven runners. Hunt Crossing (Corinthian - Silver Lace by Silver Deputy) was the heavy favorite. One Slick Dude (Corinthian - Easabeau Fille by Capote) was close to 7-1, and Manx (English Channel - Supreme Council by Rahy) was 21-1. Hunt Crossing looked good, and Iron Post (Malibu Moon - Price for Freedom by Unbridled) caught my eye. Overall, this was a nice looking bunch. One Slick Dude broke on top, but Hunt Crossing was quickly in pursuit, after hitting the gate. These two were soon separated from the rest. They continued to battle. Hunt Crossing moved even on the turn, and then went on by. He cruised to the win by 4 lengths. One Slick Dude was no match for him, but was 3 1/4 lengths clear of the others, in a very productive debut. There was a photo for third, with My Wahoo (Flatter - Batidas by Siphon (BRZ)) a nose better than Al Mudeer (Malibu Moon - Getaway Girl by Silver Deputy), who was 1/2 length in front of Iron Post (Malibu Moon - Price for Freedom by Unbridled). Backnbiz (First Samurai - Lady Fu Peg by Fusaichi Pegasus), who chased early, was 6th, and Manx brought up the rear in 7th. Interesting that the two horses with experience, Backnbiz and Manx, finished 2nd-to-last and last. Hunt Crossing is the second winner for Corinthian, and his first debut winner. Watch the Replay.

August 3, 2011
Saratoga Race 2
Maiden Special Weight

Hunt Crossing
$3.00
$2.50
$2.20
One Slick Dude  
$4.20
$3.20
My Wahoo


$3.70

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August 4 Entries

Ribbon Taffy will Stay Composed for a Good Deed

August 4, 2011
Saratoga Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year-old fillies
Post Time 2:10 PM ET HRTV/TVG

P Horse
1. Spring Breeze (FL)
2. Reservation Blues (VA)
3. Mi Vida (KY)
4. Stay Composed (KY)
5. Ribbon Taffy (KY)
6. Flashy in Pink (KY)
7. Good Deed (KY)
8. Xunlei (FL)
9. Alydarla (KY)
10. Grace Like Rain (KY)
11. Composition (KY)

Ribbon Taffy (Hard Spun - Partyship by Premiership) debuts going 5 furlongs at Saratoga. She last worked on July 31 at Saratoga, going 3 furlongs in :37.19. She is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Barrier Reef and stakes-placed Artic Party, who earned $323,397. Five of her siblings won at 2. Partyship, dam of Ribbon Taffy, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winners Taxpayer's Folly and Floor Me. Hard Spun's 22 runners have made 37 total starts, recording 9 wins, 2 seconds, 4 thirds, and $217,388 in earnings.

Xunlei (D'wildcat - Promenade Road by Dance Brightly) previously ran in a 5 furlong contest at Belmont on July 7. She dueled throughout much of the race with Ullapool, before finishing second behind that rival. A $90,000 yearling, Xunlei is out of Promenade Road, who earned $130,906 and was placed at 2. Promenade Road has produced three winners from four to run. Promenade Road is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed Swing Boldly.

Finishing fourth in her lone start was Spring Breeze (Congrats - Spring by Stravinsky), who ran 5 furlongs on a sloppy track at Saratoga on July 25. She was purchased for $72,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 2 winners, including Pulsion. Pulsion was a winner at 2, and also finished 2nd in the grade I Norfolk Stakes that season. He has earned $194,340 through 2011. Spring, dam of Spring Breeze, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Throne.

Alydarla (Henny Hughes - Mamboalot by Kingmambo) made her only start in the 6 furlong Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga on July 22, finishing 5th. She brought $32,000 as a 2-year-old, and is out of stakes-placed Mamboalot, who was a winner at 2. Mamboalot has produced the winner Truly. Mamboalot is a half sister to 2 winners.

The others are unraced, including Flashy in Pink (Flashy Bull - Laelia by Marquetry), who is by freshman sire Flashy Bull. Flashy Bull's 13 runners have made 39 combined starts, registering 8 wins, 4 seconds, 6 thirds, and $207,624 in earnings. Flashy in Pink sold for $17,000 as a yearling, and for $95,000 as a 2-year-old. She is the first foal out of the placed mare Laelia. Laelia is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes-placed No Affair.

Top-seller in the race is Composition (Malibu Moon - St Lucinda by St. Jovite), who brought $350,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of stakes-placed St Lucinda, who was a debut winner at 2. St Lucinda has produced 5 winners, including stakes winners Sandra's Rose and Charming N Lovable, and grade II winner Mananan McLir. Two of her offspring won at 2, including Mananan McLir. St Lucinda is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners.

Grace Like Rain (Stormy Atlantic - Graziella by Honour and Glory) sold for $120,000 as a weanling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner Graziella. Graziella did not run at 2, but she was a debut winner at 3, and earned $126,048 overall. She is a half sister to 2 winners.

Stay Composed (Bernstein - Al Max Diner by End Sweep) brought $28,000 as a yearling, and $70,000 as a 2-year-old. She is out of Al Max Diner, who won 2 races at 2, her debut and the Holly Stakes. Overall, she earned $131,226. Al Max Diner has produced the winner Savoury Soup, and is a half sister to 3 winners.

Reservation Blues (Indian Charlie - Gone for Christmas by Gone West) is out of the winning mare Gone for Christmas, who has produced 2 winners, including stakes-placed Christmas for Liam. Christmas for Liam has earned $107,400 through 2011. Gone for Christmas is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Elusive Gift and grade I winner Christmas Kid.

Mi Vida (Distorted Humor - Crystal Current by A. P. Indy) is the second foal out of stakes winner Crystal Current, who was a winner at 2. Crystal Current is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Majestic Warrior; and a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Evolutionist. Crystal Curren's dam is grade I winner Dream Supreme.

Grade III winner Hidden Assets, dam of Good Deed (Broken Vow - Hidden Assets by Mt. Livermore), earned $298,313 in 13 starts. She has produced 5 winners from 5 to run, including stakes winners Due Date and Country Day. Hidden Assets is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Smooth Runner.

Goingoingone will Circletherunway of the Grand Procession

August 4, 2011
Hoosier Park Race 5
Maiden Special Weight

5 furlongs
2-year-olds
Post Time 7:14 PM ET

P Horse
1. Grand Procession (KY)
2. Shut Down Corner (KY)
3. Sky Alert (KY)
4. The New Bucketlist (IN)
5. Diabolito (KY)
6. Florida Holiday (KY)
7. Alumni (KY)
8. Mini Mine Mo (IN)
9. Circletherunway (KY)
10. Goingoingone (KY)
AE My Newfound Saint (KY)
AE Hertzel (KY)

Goingoingone (Corinthian - Clifton Bay by Gone West), who has been working at Churchill Downs, debuts going 5 furlongs at Hoosier Park. He last worked on August 2, going 3 furlongs in :38.60. A $70,000 yearling, Goingoingone is the first foal out of the winning mare Clifton Bay. Clifton Bay is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Sarawat and grade III winner Windrush. Windrush was a winner at 2, and earned $219,532 in his career. Corinthian's 11 runners have started 17 times in all, recording 1 win, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, and $47,798 in earnings.

Florida Holiday (Harlan's Holiday - Leslie's Lady by Tricky Creek) made his only start on June 22, finishing 4th in a 5 furlong Maiden Special Weight at Indiana Downs. He brought $25,000 as a yearling, and is out of Leslie's Lady, who won 4 races at 2, including the Hoosier Debutante Stakes. Overall, Leslie's Lady earned $187,014. She has produced three winners from four to run, including grade I winner Into Mischief. Into Mischief, who won the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at 2, is a full brother to Florida Holiday. Another offspring of Leslie's Lady also won at 2. Leslie's Lady is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes-placed A Steel Trap.

The only other entrant in the main field with experience is Grand Procession (Songandaprayer - Procession by Private Terms), who finished 7th at 5 furlongs on the Arlington Park Polytrack on June 19. A $90,000 yearling, he is out of the winning mare Procession. Procession has produced 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Professor's Turf, and grade III winner Proceed Bee. Proceed Bee won three races at 2, including the Grand Canyon Handicap, and has earned $593,230 through 2011. Most recently, he was third in the Stars and Stripes (gr. III) at Arlington Park on July 23. Procession is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III winner Party Manners and Sovereign Duty, a grade I winner over jumps.

Shut Down Corner (Flashy Bull - Reposessed by Jump Start), who sold for $33,000 as a yearling, is by first-crop sire Flashy Bull. Flashy Bull's 13 runners have made 39 combined starts, registering 8 wins, 4 seconds, 6 thirds, and $207,624 in earnings. Shut Down Corner is the first foal out of the winning mare Reposessed. Reposessed is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Daisy Dukes and Legendary King.

Selling for $100,000 as a yearling was Alumni (First Samurai - Exogenetic by Unbridled's Song). He is a half brother to three winners, including stakes winner Elusive Horizon, who earned $241,715 and was a winner at 2. Another sibling of Alumni, Boogie to Seattle, was a debut winner at 2. Exogenetic, dam of Alumni, is a half sister to 4 winners, including grade I winner Exogenous. Exogenous was a winner at 2, and earned $945,560 in her career.

Also by First Samurai is Sky Alert (First Samurai - Staff Nurse by Arch), who brought $30,000 as a 2-year-old. He is out of the winning mare Staff Nurse, who has produced 2 winners. Staff Nurse is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Love Medicine, Hot Lear, and Intern.

Selling for $13,000 as a yearling was Mini Mine Mo (Giacomo - Mrs. P Minister by Proud Appeal), who is out of stakes winner Mrs. P Minister. Mrs. P Minister earned $169,413 in 21 starts. She has produced 9 winners from 9 to run, including stakes winner Middle Linebacker and grade III winner Van Minister. Three of her offspring won at 2. Mrs. P Minister is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes-placed Shiki.

Circletherunway (Point Given - Varus by Vicar), who was purchased for $4,500 as a yearling, is a half brother to 2 winners, including Northern Miss, a winner at 2. Varus, dam of Circletherunway, is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Cape Good Hope, a debut winner at 2, who earned $228,611.

The New Bucketlist (Friends Lake - Foolininthemeadow by Meadow Prayer) is out of Foolininthemeadow, who won her first four races at 2, including three stakes. Overall, she earned $162,187. The New Bucketlist is her first foal. Foolininthemeadow is a half sister to one winner.

Diabolito (Lion Heart - Pocket Pair by Forest Wildcat) is the second foal out of Pocket Pair, who was placed at 2. Pocket Pair is a half sister to four winners.

Also unraced is AE entrant Hertzel (Langfuhr - Wildcat Fan by Forest Wildcat), who is the first foal out of the winning mare Wildcat Fan. Wildcat Fan is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Mr Maccool, and grade III winner Twilight Road, who earned $792,767.

Completing the AE list is My Newfound Saint (Newfoundland - So Saintly by Saint Ballado), who was 7th in his only start, a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming race at Churchill Downs on June 30. He is a half brother to the winner Everybody Rides. Their dam, the placed mare So Saintly, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Quiet Call, who earned $209,535.

Returning Workers

August 3, 2011

At Woodbine, Cheerful Heart (filly; Corinthian - Glacken's Mark by Smoke Glacken) went 5 furlongs in 1:00.00.

At Golden Gate, Miss Corinthian (filly; Corinthian - Miss General by Posse) worked 2 furlongs in :25.20. It was the fastest of 4 works at the distance.

Physical Gold (colt; Corinthian - Duchess Zea by Ascot Knight) worked on the turf at Saratoga, 4 furongs in :47.55.

Changethechannel (filly; English Channel - Elegant Prospect by Mr. Prospector) worked at the Pegasus Training Center, 4 furlongs in :51.40.

At Del Mar, La Malaguena (filly; English Channel - Brazilian by Stravinsky) worked 4 furlongs in :47.80.

Patrice Merion (filly; English Channel - Scrofa by Unusual Heat) worked 4 furlongs in :47.72 on the turf at Saratoga.

Post Pattern (colt; English Channel - Country Cookout by Formal Dinner) went 4 furlongs in :50.60 at Saratoga.

At Churchill Downs, Marco's Bon Vivant (colt; Hard Spun - Staraway by Star de Naskra) went 5 furlongs in 1:02.60.

At Bowie, Spinning Lady (filly; Hard Spun - Global Finance by End Sweep) went 5 furlongs in 1:01.20. It was the fastest of 4 works at the distance.

At Laurel, Boudicca (filly; Hard Spun - Taft Lil Queen by Irish Open) went 4 furlongs in :49.60.

Tightly Wound (filly; Hard Spun - Gen Corp Purposes by Beau Genius) worked on the turf at Saratoga, 5 furlongs in 1:02.03.

Working from the gate at Saratoga was Five Sixteen (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Third Street by Salt Lake), who went 4 furlongs in :49.15.

Invasor Beauty (filly; Invasor - She's Scrumpy by Squadron Leader) worked at Arlington, 5 furlongs in 1:03.00.

Red Flair (colt; Invasor - Vanity Flair by Affirmed) went 4 furlongs in :51.40 at Delaware Park.

Ice Cream Silence (filly; Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) went 4 furlongs in :51.73 at Saratoga.

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Criminal Type

I have a question, that may or may not be relavent to this blog, but, this has been bugging me for a while. When exactly do southern hemisphere horses turn a year older ? I know the seasons are reversed, it's actually winter there now. I just could never figure out the dates. I'd be interested to know when HS's Aussie foals turn two.

04 Aug 2011 6:06 PM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - The timing of your question is impeccable, as the Southern Hemisphere Thoroughbreds had their birthdays just a few days ago, on August 1.

04 Aug 2011 6:08 PM
Criminal Type

See, Thats why I was so confuggled. It makes sense for them to turn a year older six months after our Northern Hemi horses do. Meaning July 1. August 1, 7 months makes no sense at all. The thing I find most bizare is that BH had an article two days ago about Smarty Jones being bred to his first Southern Hemisphere Mare. Well, the resulting foal is going to be born in early July of 2012 unless southern hemisphere mares stay pregnant longer then the normal 11 months.  Shouldn't the breeding season begin down under/down south about mid September ?

06 Aug 2011 4:45 AM
Blood-Horse Staff

Criminal Type - It may be that the mare Smarty Jones was bred to was a test mare, because you are right, the foal would be born before August. I believe September is when the breeding season begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

06 Aug 2011 8:40 AM

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