And the Winner Is The Green Monkey?

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And The Winner Is...

The votes have been tallied and the The Green Monkey has secured the fifth stallion spot for 2012, joining Curlin, Big Brown, Henrythenavigator, and Midnight Lute. I know some of you may be disappointed with this result, but remember a good sire can come from anywhere. The Green Monkey may have never won a race, but he did sell for $16 million as a 2-year-old, and may produce some precocious offspring. If nothing else, he has some offspring with great names. I will try to have the stallion pages up by Friday. Thanks to everyone for voting, and for your comments throughout the voting process.

January 29 Results

It's a Coup

The race was taken off of the turf, and run at a mile on the sloppy (sealed) main track. Spinning Wildcat (Hard Spun - Hollywood Wildcat by Kris S.) was scratched, along with Prissy (Unbridled's Song - Last Kitten by Catienus), Crafty Push (Dixie Union - Lemon Blossom by Lemon Drop Kid), Certainty (Lawyer Ron - I Don't Know by Star de Naskra), Brew Blessings (Milwaukee Brew - Langoureuse by Gilded Time), Quinte West (First Samurai - Aldebaran Light by Seattle Slew), Party Hardy (Harlan's Holiday - Regrets Only by Black Tie Affair (IRE)), and Daddy's Kiss (Scat Daddy - Eliza's Kiss by Sejm). Coup (Empire Maker - French Lady (NZ) by Entrepreneur (GB)) was made the favorite of the remaining 7, and Thisizsparta (Corinthian - Deputy Sue by Lotareason) was 4-1. Kitty Caution (Tale of the Cat - Catch a Warning by Caveat), Thisizsparta, and Coup went for the early lead. Coup dropped back a bit to allow Kitty Caution and Thisizsparta to duel, and Drama Drama (Lemon Drop Kid - Sixty Rocketts by Belong to Me) moved closer. They were not going too fast out there, :25.05, :48.64. Thisizsparta took a short lead, as Kitty Caution began to retreat. But, Coup and Drama Drama were right there. Coup took the lead as they moved into the stretch. Thisizsparta continued to battle, but Coup pulled away to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Making up some ground to pick up third was Preach Tome Daddy (Scat Daddy - Evangelizer by Saint Ballado), as Drama Drama tired to fourth, followed by Dance With Gio (Dance With Raves - Gracious Megan by Safe Prospect), Kitty Caution, and Mistie Royal (Mizzen Mast - Royal Beluga (GB) by Soviet Star). Watch the Replay.

January 29, 2012
Gulfstream Park Race 8

Maiden Special Weight 

Coup
$3.40
$2.60
$2.20
Thisizsparta

$4.00
$3.00
Preach Tome Daddy


$3.40

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Other January 29 Results

Big Girl (filly; Street Sense - Quiet Celerity by Quiet American) finished just a neck behind Checkoumyman (Tannersmyman - Checkthisgroove by El Prado) in race 5 at Golden Gate, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race. 

Canchera (filly; English Channel - Batuka by Bates Motel) ran a little bit late to finish fourth in race 5 at Oaklawn Park, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $10,000) for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds. The winner was 5-year-old Sheskindasassy (Father Steve - Pine Penny by Siberian Pine). Canchera was claimed out of the race.

In the Beat (colt; Street Sense - Rhythmical Beat by Fusaichi Pegasus) finished 6th in race 7 at Gulfstream Park, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. El Padrino (Pulpit - Enchanted Rock by Giant's Causeway) ran down Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy - Take Charge Lady by Dehere) for the win, instantly moving onto many Derby lists. Watch the Replay.

Clearly Wicked (filly; Corinthian - Tzara Band by Dixieland Band) finished 7th in race 2 at Turfway Park, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $7,500). The winner was Enduring Heart (During - True Hearted by Is It True) by 7 3/4 lengths.

Kollos (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Kolinsky by Forest Gazelle) was scratched from race 4 at Fair Grounds, a 5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $10,000). The winner was Comisky's Humor (Sharp Humor - Lexiloush by French Deputy) by 14 lengths.

Race 7 at Fair Grounds, an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race, stayed on the turf, so MTO Avie's Sense (filly; Street Sense - Fly for Avie by Lord Avie) was left out. The winner was Firehouse Red (Arch - My Rachel by Horse Chestnut (SAF)).

January 30 Result

Buccella (filly; Corinthian - Western Tempest by Gone West) was favored, and had a brief lead, but was passed by winner Successful Prenup (Southern Success - Get Up by Prenup). Buccella had to settle for second.

January 31 Result

Holy Invader (colt; Invasor (ARG) - Mariisima (PAN) by Jed Forest) was favored in race 3 at Parx Racing, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000), and did not disappoint, winning by 13 lengths. Watch the Replay.

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