No Secret to Winning

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News and Notes

Big Brown made the news at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds, when Hip #149 (colt; Big Brown - Cool Ghoul by Silver Ghost), sold for $1.3 million dollars to lead the sale. The colt worked an eighth of a mile at the under tack show in :10 1/5. Read more about him here. Midnight Lute had 2 fillies sell, Hip #78 (Midnight Lute - Proper Form by Deputy Minister) sold for $50,000, and Hip #108 (Midnight Lute - Sweet Breanna by Sahm) was purchased for $75,000. Read more about the sale here.

New Workers

March 26

Get Me a Cocktail (filly; Big Brown - Impressive Attire by Seeking the Gold) worked 2 furlongs in :25.00 at Hawthorne. She was purchased for $9,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Impressive Attire. Impressive Attire is a half sister to 3 winners. Her dam is grade I winner Sharp Cat, who earned $2,032,575.

Returning Workers

March 25

Prohibiting (gelding; Midnight Lute - Blazing Cat by Tabasco Cat) went 2 furlongs in :25.40 at Hastings.

March 25 Results

Two-Year-Old Result

The Right Approach

The turf was yielding, and all eight ran. Dawn Approach (colt; New Approach (IRE) - Hymn of the Dawn by Phone Trick) was favored. Granny On Fire (filly; Trade Fair (GB) - Kashra (IRE) by Dancing Dissident) held the early advantage. She was tracked by Dawn Approach, Canary Row (colt; Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) - Fresh Mint (IRE) by Sadler's Wells), Forester (colt; Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Amenixa (FR) by Linamix (FR)), and Dorothy Parker (filly; Mujadil - Najaaba by Bahhare). Gathering Power (filly; Kyllachy (GB) - Nutkin (GB) by Act One (GB)) and Lake Louise (filly; Haatef - Emmas Princess (IRE) by Bahhare) were off slowly. Canary Row took a short lead, but he was overtaken by Dawn Approach, who scored a 3/4 length win, becoming the first winner for New Approach. Read more about Dawn Approach here.

March 25, 2012
The Curragh
Tally Ho Stud European Breeders Fund Maiden

Dawn Approach

Canary Row


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Three-Year-Old Results

Stakes Results

Glinda the Good (filly; Hard Spun - Magical Flash by Miswaki) chased Princess Arabella (Any Given Saturday - Tortuga Lady by Thunder Gulch) throughout the Sunland Park Oaks, but the latter filly was too much, pulling away to win by 8 lengths. Glinda the Good held second second, however. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Sunland Park Oaks here.

Castaway (colt; Street Sense - Priceless Storm by Storm Cat) set the early pace in the Sunland Derby (gr. III), but faded, and finished 7th. Daddy Nose Best (Scat Daddy - Follow Your Bliss by Thunder Gulch) overtook Isn't He Clever (Smarty Jones - Sharp Minister by Deputy Minister) late for the win. Watch the Replay. Read more about the Sunland Derby here.

Maiden Results

No Secret to Winning

There were no scratches on the Tapeta. Hard Spun Secrets (Hard Spun - No Secrets by El Corredor) was the heavy favorite. They broke together, apart from Tudi Be Tru (Truckee - Tudi Cielo by Stately Cielo), who gave the others a head start. Sporty Semenya (Lasersport - Sylvana by Indian Charlie) emerged from the pack to set the pace. Lookinforasugardad (Lemon Drop Kid - What a Girl Needs by Dixieland Band), Sizzling Lassie (In Excess (IRE) - Sizzling Sarah by Tiger Ridge), and Soft Shoulders (Capsized - Sassy Rhythm by Gilded Time) were the closest pursuers. Sporty Semenya continued to lead, but Hard Spun Secrets was coming. She made up ground on the inside, and then switched to the outside, and took command for a 2 1/2 length win. Sporty Semenya was safe in second, and Donna Sha Lei Lei (Pleasantly Perfect - Flaming Dixie by Dixieland Band) came on for third. Watch the Replay.

March 25, 2012
Golden Gate Fields Race 8

Maiden Special Weight

Hard Spun Secrets
Sporty Semenya

Donna Sha Lei Lei


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Johannesbourbon Drinks it In

Don's Birthday (Sligo Bay (IRE) - Green Banquet by Formal Dinner) was scratched, leaving 6, including the entry of McKeans Boy (Senor Amigo - Whistler's Lady by Executive Order) and Nasty Boy (Senor Amigo - Mountain Affair by Mt. Livermore). Dananjay (Cherokee Run - Prospective Miss by Allen's Prospect) was the overwhelming favorite, Potomac River (English Channel - Reba's Approval by With Approval) was 34-1. Dananjay went for the early lead, but he had company from Johannesbourbon (Johnnesburg - Mary Ellise by In Excess (IRE)). Pickemuptruck (Include - Spun Gold by Mr. Prospector) and Nasty Boy (Senor Amigo - Mountain Affair by Mt. Livermore) were together in third and fourth, and there was a gap to the rest. Johannesbourbon shook free from Dananjay on the turn, and went on to post a 9 3/4 length win. Picking up second late was Potomac River, who was well-clear of third-place Pickemuptruck. The show payoffs reveal how heavily Dananjay was favored in this one. Watch the Replay.

March 25, 2012
Turfway Park Race 6

Maiden Special Weight 

Potomac River



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Check Mate for Street Mate

All 7 ran on the good track. Diminutive (Candy Ride (ARG) - Striking Distance by Blushing John) was favored. Corinzia (Corinthian - Dreamscape by Mt. Livermore) was 23-1. Street Mate (Street Cry (IRE) - Day Mate by Dayjur) went for the early lead, and Diminutive set after her. The others were close early, except for Corinzia, who was soon lengths behind the others. As they moved into the turn, Street Mate and Diminutive separated from the others. They raced as a team to the wire, with four-year-old Street Mate getting her neck in front at the wire. Corinzia trailed throughout, finishing 7th (last). Watch the Replay.

March 25, 2012
Aqueduct Race 5

Maiden Special Weight

Street Mate

A McCoughtry


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Emona was More Than Kind of Naughty

Nicolina Gold (Formal Gold - College Band by Dixieland Band) was scratched. First-timer Emona (Hat Trick (JPN) - Aroarable by Roar) was favored by a tick over Kind of Naughty (Songandaprayer - Daintree by Regal Affair). Chapel Chick (Corinthian - Gata Secreta by Spinning World) was 5-1, Strait Jazz (English Channel - Jazzy One by Horatius) was 6-1, and Hardbody (Hard Spun - Zaheemah by El Prado (IRE)) was 15-1. Chapel Chick took the early lead, pressed by Hardbody. Strait Jazz was just off of these. Emona moved to the outside to challenge, and went on by. Also making a run was Kind of Naughty. Emona held her off, however, registering a head victory at the wire. Three lengths back was Hardbody in third, followed by Lite N Lily (Uncle Denny - Summer Lite by All Thee Power), Chapel Chick, and Strait Jazz. Watch the Replay.

March 25, 2012
Golden Gate Fields Race 6 

Maiden Special Weight 

Kind of Naughty



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A Joy Filled Win

All ten ran on the fast track. Joy Filled (Pulpit - Blossomed by Deputy Minister) was the even-money choice. Brazen Belle (Corinthian - Where Were You by Forestry) was 20-1. Debuting Unflappable Mary (Afleet Alex - Truebreadpudding by Proud Truth) was off slowly. Brazen Belle was in the early mix along with Questmet (Van Nistelrooy - Cats Copy by Cat's Career), but Nona's Katydid (Yonaguska - Captive Storm by Stormin Fever) came through on the inside to set the early pace. Questmet turned up the heat as they went into the turn. Also right there were Sacred Romance (El Nino - Holy Paree by Holy Bull) and Sister Jessie (Smoke Glacken - Sarouka by Beau's Edge). Favorite Joy Filled began to come to life, and Unflappable Mary was making up ground as well. As they entered the stretch, it was Joy Filled emerging with the lead, and she pulled away to win by 4 1/4 lengths. Unflappable Mary took second in a favorable debut, Questme just held off Fine Lookin Lady (E Dubai - Doc's Destiny by Doc's Leader) for third, and Brazen Belle took 5th. Watch the Replay.

March 25, 2012
Hawthorne Race 9

Maiden Special Weight 

Joy Filled
Unflappable Mary



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Other March 25 Results

Aubby K (filly; Street Sense - Lilly Capote by Capote) was favored in race 9 at Gulfstream Park, a 6.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race, and led from the start, pulling free in the stretch for a 9 3/4 length win. Watch the Replay.

Spiced Latte (filly; Corinthian - Latte by Pleasant Tap) took command in the stretch of race 7 at Golden Gate Fields, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $8,000) to win by 7 lengths. Watch the Replay.

March 26 Result

Aikman (gelding; Corinthian - Real Cat by Storm Cat) was favored runs in race 1 at Turf Paradise, a 5.5 furlong Claiming Race, but was difficult to load, and never got on track, finishing 6th. The winner was Italian Star (Truckee - Italian Diva by Silken Reality). Watch the Replay.

March 28 Entries

Ice Cream Silence is Bestowed a Star Down West

March 28, 2012
Gulfstream Park Race 7

Maiden Special Weight
7 furlongs
3-year-old fillies
Post Time 4:05 PM ET HRTV

P Horse
1. City Empress (KY)
2. Ice Cream Silence (KY)
3. Down West (KY)
4. Saturday Blues (MD)
5. Kitty Caution (KY)
6. Dads Shooting Star (KY)
7. Bestowed a Star (KY)
8. Joya Real (KY)
9. Coral Glade

Ice Cream Silence (Street Sense - Double Scoop by Seeking the Gold) makes her first start of 2012, running 7 furlongs at Gulfstream Park. Last year, she ran twice, finishing 2nd at 6.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Keeneland on October 23, and 6th at a mile on a sloppy track at Churchilll Downs on November 27. She has been working at Palm Meadows, including 4 furlongs in :49.12 on March 17. Ice Cream Silence is out of stakes winner Double Scoop, who earned $257,494. Double Scoop has produced 2 winners from 3 to run, including Soda Jerk, who has earned $103,237. Double Scoop is a half sister to 1 winner. Her dam is grade I winner Golden Treat. 

Dads Shooting Star (Unbridled's Song - King Shooting Star by Storm Cat) has run three times, finishing 3rd at 5.5 furlongs at Ellis Park on August 20, 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Turfway Park on September 11, and 4th at 6 furlongs at Hawthorne on October 6. Dads Shooting Star is the third foal out of the unplaced mare King Shooting Star, who is a half sister to 2 winners.

Finishing 3rd in her only start was Down West (Gone West - Down Here by Dehere), who ran 7 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on February 12. A $80,000 yearling, she is a half sister to the winner Rupert's Promise. Their dam, Down Here, is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Swift and Classy and Seducer.

Kitty Caution (Tale of the Cat - Catch a Warning by Caveat) has made two starts, finishing 6th at a mile on a sloppy track on January 29, and 5th at 7.5 furlongs on the turf on February 26. Both of those races were at Gulfstream Park. Kitty Caution is out of the winning mare Catch a Warning, who has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including grade III stakes-placed Catch the Glory. Catch a Warning is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Puncher.

Bestowed a Star (Aldebaran - Honor Bestowed by Honor Grades) made her only start on November 12, finishing 7th in a 6.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race at Churchill Downs. She was a $15,000 yearling, and is out of the winning mare Honor Bestowed. Honor Bestowed is the dam of 2 winners, including grade III winner Taqarub, who earned $256,962. Taqarub is a full brother to Bestowed a Star. Honor Bestowed is a half sister to 7 winners, including grade I winners Plenty of Grace and Soaring Softly.

Coral Glade (Unbridled's Song - Jessamy Lane by Hennessy) was 10th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong turf race at Saratoga back on August 5. She is a half sister to the winner Oughterson. Their dam, Jessamy Lane, is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Mambo in Seattle, who earned $421,149. Jessamy Lane's dam, Weekend in Seattle, is a half sister to Summer Squall and a full sister to A.P. Indy.

The remaining three are unraced, including City Empress (Empire Maker - Pretty City by Carson City), who was purchased for $400,000 as a yearling. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade I winner Lear's Princess, who earned $491,870, and was a debut winner. Pretty City, dam of City Empress, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Forever Command and grade I winner My Big Boy.

Saturday Blues (Any Given Saturday - Blue Lagoon by Saint Ballado) sold for $37,000 at 2, and is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, Blue Lagoon, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Code Love, and grade III stakes-placed Solana.

Joya Real (Eddington - Regal Locket by Regal Classic) is a half sister to 3 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Bijou, and grade III winner La Dolce Vita, who earned $331,686. Regal Locket, dam of Joya Real, is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes-placed Play Mizzty for Me.

Other March 28 Entry

Corinthian Leather (filly; Corinthian - Belle Excel by Gone West) runs in race 10 at Gulfstream Park, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 5:35 PM ET. Corinthian Leather has run four times, finishing 11th at 5.5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar on August 14, 4th at 6 furlongs at Gulfstream on December 18, 6th at 6.5 furlongs at Gulfstream on January 6, and 5th at 7.5 furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park on March 17. A $20,000 yearling, Corinthian Leather is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Belle Excel. Belle Excel is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes winner Exotic Indy; and Exhortada, Mash One, Reciclada, and Gran Mujer, all group winners in Chile. 

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