Introducing the 2012 Stallions

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2012 Stallion Pages

The 2012 Stallion Pages are now live. They include basic information about the stallions, as well as the current list of named 2-year-olds. At this time of the year, many 2-year-olds have not yet been named. I will update these lists regularly, about once a week.

Henrythenavigator leads the way with 220 registered 2-year-olds, including Southern Hemisphere offspring. Midnight Lute has 125, Curlin 106, Big Brown 80, and The Green Monkey has 25.

News and Notes

A sharp debut in race 8 at Gulfstream Park for 3-year-old colt Heavy Breathing (Giant's Causeway - Takesmybreathaway by Gone West), who won by 7 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay. Heavy Breathing was purchased for $150,000 as a yearling. He is a half brother 3 winners, including stakes winner Breathless Storm, and a full brother to 2 winners, including grade I winner and freshman sire Frost Giant, who earned $454,630.

February 8 Results

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All eleven ran on the good track, including the entry of Direction (Tapit - Freccia by Cryptoclearance) and Dancing Desire (Mr. Greeley - Tempest Dancer by Storm Cat). First-timer Unavailable (Distorted Humor - Emotion Parade (ARG) by Parade Marshal) was the early favorite, but fellow debuter Alexandra's Grace (Hard Spun - Mycatcandance by Storm Cat) was the lukewarm 3-1 choice at post time. Welcome Guest (Unbridled's Song - My Friend C. Z. by Seeking the Gold) caught my eye in the paddock. Black and White (Roman Ruler - Her Temptation by High Yield) was showing some spunk. This was a nice-looking bunch of fillies. Dancing Desire was off slowly. Martini (Yes It's True - Tropical Punch by Two Punch) went to the front. Cloudwatcher (Macho Uno - Silk Queen by Touch Gold) came up the inside to join her. Also up close were Who Is Camille (Dixie Union - Chapena by Fusaichi Pegasus), Alexandra's Grace, and Direction. Welcome Guest made a move on the outside to get into the race. Who Is Camille took a short lead as they came out of the turn, but Cloudwatcher, Welcome Guest, and Direction still had a shot. But it was 41-1 Who Is Camille that held them all off for the win. Welcome Guest and Direction finished a head apart in 2nd and 3rd, and Cloudwatcher weakened to finish fourth. Alexandra's Grace tired to 10th after her early involvement. Hopefully, she'll last longer next out. Watch the Replay.

February 8, 2012
Gulfstream Park Race 9

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Other February 8 Results

Race 11 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $35,000) was taken off of the turf, and run on the good main track. English Major (colt; English Channel - Deb's Charm by Silver Charm) and Slinger (colt; Hard Spun - Binavicar by Vicar) both stayed in the race, with English Major closing to finish 2nd as the favorite, and Slinger finishing 7th after a slow start. Purest Form (Purim - Michellemybelle by Irish Tower) took command after a half, and won by 5 3/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.

Photon (gelding; Invasor (ARG) - Lady Bertrando by Bertrando) was closing late in race 1 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Claiming Race (Claiming Price $15,000), but couldn't quite catch pacesetter Star Distinction (With Distinction - Starlet Note by Notebook), with Photon settling for second. Photon was claimed out of the race, and will now be trained by Rick Dutrow. Let's see if he moves up in class. Watch the Replay.

Michael P. (colt; Corinthian - Le Chateau by Chester House) finished 5th in his debut in race 6 at Tampa Bay Downs, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000), but was placed 4th upon the disqualification of the 2nd-place finisher. The race was scheduled for the turf, but run at a mile and 40 yards on the fast main track. The winner was favorite Dance to the Roar (Roar of the Tiger - Atticus's Woman by Atticus). Watch the Replay.

Street Savy (filly; Street Sense - Home Court by Storm Cat) was scratched from race 10 at Gulfstream Park, an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race, when it was taken off of the turf and run at 1 1/16 miles on the good dirt. The winner was Hearts of Red (Lion Heart - Chestnut Way by Horse Chestnut (SAF)) by 5. Watch the Replay.

February 9 Entries

No Maiden Special Weights scheduled for our 3-year-olds, but we do have one Maiden Claiming Race, and a couple of Allowance Races featuring Triple Crown nominees.

Gagne (filly; Invasor (ARG) - Walk On Broadway by Broad Brush) goes 6 furlongs in race 9 at Laurel Park, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000). Post time is 4:24 PM ET. Gagne has two previous starts, finishing 4th on December 17, and 6th on January 20. Both races were 6 furlong Maiden Claiming races at Laurel. Gagne last worked on February 3, going 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Laurel. She sold for $30,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Walk On Broadway. Walk On Broadway is a half sister to stakes-placed Danseur's Gold.

Triple Crown nominee Blueskiesnrainbows (colt; English Channel - Cho Cho San by Deputy Minister) faces 4 in race 2 at Santa Anita, a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 4:31 PM ET. Blueskiesnrainbows broke his maiden in his third start, a 6 furlong contest on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park on December 1. He then won a Starter Allowance contest at a mile on the dirt at Santa Anita on January 20 by 7 1/4 lengths. He's worked a couple of times at Santa Anita since his last start, including 4 furlongs in :47.40 on February 5. Blueskiesnrainbows sold for $33,000 as a yearling, and is out of the placed mare Cho Cho San. Cho Cho San has produced 4 winners from 4 to run. Cho Cho San is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Gold Colony, and grade II stakes-placed Big Prairie, who earned $256,417.   

Afford (colt; Street Sense - Unaffordable by Unbridled), who is also a Triple Crown nominee, runs in race 7 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 4:43 PM ET. Afford has run three times. He finished 3rd in his debut on October 29, and then broke his maiden by 7 lengths on November 16. Both of those starts were 6 furlongs at Hawthorne. He then ran in the 6 furlong Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 17, finishing 3rd. He last worked on January 29, going 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 at Fair Grounds. Afford is out of the placed mare Unaffordable, who has produced 6 winners from 6 to run. Unaffordable is a half sister to 13 winners, including stakes winners Red and White and Cinch, and grade III winners Til Forbid and Hold Old Blue. 

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