Another Flashback and a Trumpeter Swan

  • 1 Comment

News and Notes

If you haven't voted yet for which Stallions to follow in 2013, what are your waiting for?

January 9 Results

Midnightinpositano (filly; Midnight Lute - Janeian (NZ) by The Jogger) set the pace in Race 3 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000), before weakening and finishing fourth. It was a much-improved effort from her, probably due to the class drop. The winner was Cherokee Fog (War Pass - Cape Fog by Cape Town), who won by 2 1/4 lengths, despite hitting the gate at the start. Watch the Replay.

Midnight Officer (colt; Midnight Lute - Against the Law by Officer) was scratched from race 7 at Turf Paradise, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Optional Claiming Race. Indy Racer (Rosberg - Miss Raisor Sharp by Raisor's Edge) set the pace, and won by 2 lengths. Watch the Replay.

January 10 Result

Chongo Verdi (gelding; The Green Monkey - Tiz Spanish by Tiznow) finished 6th in Race 1 at Gulfstream Park, a 6 furlong Starter Optional Claiming Race, after stalking the early pace. The winner was Prima Zip (City Zip - Sneak Out by Belong to Me). Watch the Replay.

January 11 Entries

Another Flashback is a Catrageous Deputy Miss

January 11, 2013
Golden Gate Fields Race 3
Maiden Special Weight

1 mile
3-year-old fillies
Post Time: 4:47 PM ET HRTV/TVG

PP Horse
1. Sweet Tess (KY)
2. Life Is a Stone (CA)
3. Another Flashback (CA)
4. Deputy Miss (KY)
5. Catrageous (KY)

Another Flashback (Curlin - Flashy by Wild Again) makes her first start of the year, facing 4 at Golden Gate. In 2012, she ran 5 times, finishing 2nd once and 3rd once. Most recently, she was 4th in a mile race at Golden Gate on December 16. She's worked a couple of times at Golden Gate since then, including 4 furlongs in :49.60 on January 6. Another Flashback is out of the winning mare Flashy, who has produced 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Nacho Saint, who has earned $225,862. Flashy is a half sister to 5 winners, including grade III stakes-placed Kings Lynn, and grade III winner Scoop, who earned $337,170. 

Sweet Tess (Afleet Alex - Eye Catching by Alydar) closed to finish 3rd on December 16 at Golden Gate, in front of Another Flashback. Sweet Tess has no other starts. She was purchased for $30,000 as a weanling, and is out of the winning mare Eye Catching. Eye Catching is the dam of 5 winners, including stakes winner Lady Melesi, who earned $389,190. Lady Melesi is the dam of Liberated, the grade II stakes-placed 2-year-old filly by Curlin. Eye Catching is a half sister to 3 winners.

Catrageous (Tale of the Cat - Frozen Treat by Dynaformer) has run five times, all in southern California. She finished 2nd at 5 furlongs on the Polytrack at Del Mar on July 25, 5th at a mile on that surface on September 2, 3rd at a mile on the dirt at Santa Anita on October 4, 2nd at a mile on the turf at Santa Anita on October 20, and 7th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Hollywood Park on December 7. She was purchased for $20,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the winning mare Frozen Treat. Frozen Treat is a full sister to grade II winner Masseuse, and a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winners Buff and Second Performance. 

Life Is a Stone (Globalize - Tadita by Indian Charlie) has made 2 starts, finishing 5th at 5 furlongs on the Golden Gate Tapeta on September 9, and 4th at 6 furlongs on the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park on December 2. She is out of the winning mare Tadita, who has produced stakes-placed Life Is a Rock. Life Is a Rock, who has earned $157,073, is a full brother to Life Is a Stone. Tadita is a half sister to 5 winners.

Finishing 8th in her only start was Deputy Miss (Posse - Miss Quick City by Carson City), who ran 6 furlongs on the Tapeta at Golden Gate on October 27. She was purchased for $37,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Miss Quick City. Miss Quick City is the dam of 2 winners, and is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes-placed Slewionaire, and grade III winner Unrullah Bull, who earned $518,306.

Trumpeter Swan will Make a Decision to be a Happy Runner

January 11, 2013
Gulfstream Park Race 10
Maiden Claiming ($75,000 - $65,000)

1 mile turf
3-year-olds
Post Time: 5:05 PM ET HRTV

PP Horse
1. Happy Runner (KY)
2. Amen Kitten (IL)
3. Make a Decision (NY)
4. Shenandoah Bound (FL)
5. Narwhal (FL)
6 Trumpeter Swan (KY)
7. Music Critik (KY)
8. Make It Gold (KY)
9. Decisive David (FL)
10. Lotta Heat (KY)
11. Callmeback (FL)
12. Lasting Impact (KY)
AE Tenforthemoney (KY)
AE Sky Lover (KY)
AE Sweet Rocket Man (FL)
AE Branching Out (KY)

Trumpeter Swan (Midnight Lute - School for Scandal by Is It True) is scheduled to make his first start, running 1 mile on the turf. He has been working at Calder, including 4 furlongs in :50.00 on January 7. He is out of stakes-placed School for Scandal, who earned $146,447. School for Scandal has produced 4 winners from 4 to run, including grade III winner Mythical Power, who has earned $821,529. School for Scandal is a half sister to 3 winners.

Lasting Impact (Broken Vow - Eye Dazzler by Boundary) and Decisive David (Sunriver - Super Deelites by Afternoon Deelites) finished 5th and 11th in a mile Maiden Claiming Race on the turf at Gulfstream Park on December 7. Lasting Impact previously finished 6th at 6 furlongs on the turf at Belmont Park on September 12. He is out of grade I stakes-placed Eye Dazzler, who earned $164,250. Eye Dazzler is the dam of 3 winners, and is a half sister to 5 winners. Decisive David, who bolted on the final turn on December 7, has four additional starts. He finished 8th at 6.5 furlongs on the dirt on September 15, 3rd at a mile on the yielding turf on October 17, 6th in the 1 1/16 mile Arthur I. Appleton Juvenile Turf Stakes on November 10, and 3rd at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf on November 28. Those starts were all at Calder. Decisive David was purchased for $2,500 as a yearling, and for $42,000 at 2. He is a half brother to the winner There Goes Vinny. Their dam, Super Deelites, is a half sister to 4 winners, including Atlantic Ocean, a grade III winner on the turf and dirt, who earned $678,210.

Narwhal (Wildcat Heir - Secret Love (ARG) by Serevac), finished 5th at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf at Calder on November 28, behind Decisive David. Narwhal has no other starts. He is out of the winning mare Secret Love, who has produced 5 winners, including Second Reality, a group I winner in Argentina, who earned $384,059. One of her offspring won on the turf. Secret Love is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including Hastial, a group II winner in Agentina.

Amen Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Crumbs of Comfort by Pulpit) and Callmeback (Put It Back - Herecomesacat by Storm Creek) finished 3rd and 10th in a mile and a sixteenth turf race at Gulfstream Park on December 1. Amen Kitten has run 6 times in all, finishing second twice and third once. All but one of his starts have been on the turf. Amen Kitten is the second foal out of the winning mare Crumbs of Comfort. Crumbs of Comfort is a half sister to 3 winners. Callmeback has three previous starts, finishing 7th at 7 furlongs on the dirt at Calder on November 18, 3rd at a mile on the yielding turf at Calder on October 17, and 5th at 5.5 furlongs on the dirt at Calder on September 29. Callmeback is out of stakes-placed Herecomesacat, who was a winner on the turf. Herecomesacat is the dam of 2 winners, including turf stakes-placed Omega Cat, who earned $146,099. Both of Herecomesacat's winning offspring won on the turf. Herecomesacat is a half sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes winners Therecomesatiger and Tight Precision.

Shenandoah Bound (Gottcha Gold - Wildcat Widow by Forest Wildcat) has run twice, finishing 7th at 5.5 furlongs on the dirt at Calder on November 24, and 9th at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Gulfstream Park on January 3. Shenandoah Bound was purchased for $6,500 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Wildcat Widow. Wildcat Widow has produced 4 winners from 5 to run. One of her offspring won on the turf. Wildcat Widow is a full sister to 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Wild Chick, who was stakes-placed on the turf; and a half sister to stakes winner Midnight Visit, who earned $141,140. 

The remaining entrants in the main field are unraced, including Music Critik (Unbridled's Song - Critikal Reason by Aptitude), who was purchased for $140,000 as a yearling. She is the second foal out of stakes-placed Critikal Reason. Critikal Reason is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade I winner Lemons Forever, who earned $648,940, and won the 2006 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

Make a Decision (Medaglia d'Oro - Bubbling Heights (FR) by Darshaan (GB)) sold for $80,000 at 2, and is out of the turf-winning mare Bubbling Heights. Bubbling Heights is the dam of 4 winners, including turf stakes-placed Dadeland, and grade II turf winner J'ray, who earned $969,843. All four of Bubbling Heights' winning offspring won on the turf. Bubbling Heights is a half sister to 5 winners.

Happy Runner (Giant's Causeway - Follow by Seeking the Gold) was purchased for $30,000 as a yearling, and is out of the turf-winning mare Follow. Follow is the dam of 2 winners. She is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Limit, and group I turf winner Archipenko; and a full sister to 2 winners, including Liable, who was stakes-placed on the turf and dirt. Liable is the dam of grade I winner Blame.

Lotta Heat (Lion Heart - Fonce De (FR) by Smadoun (FR)) was purchased for $8,000 as a weanling, and for $35,000 as a yearling. He is the second foal out of grade II stakes-placed Fonce De, who earned $132,045. Fonce De's first foal is the winner Jasjasjas. Fonce De is a half sister to 3 winners, including Diodo, who was grade I stakes-placed in Mexico.

Make It Gold (Badge of Silver - Thesky'sthelimit by Northern Prospect) is out of the winning mare Thesky'sthelimit, who earned $183,505. Thesky'sthelimit has produced 7 winners, including stakes-placed Sky Jedi, and grade II winner Siphonizer, who earned $313,357. Thesky'sthelimit is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes-placed Portent.

Also unraced is AE entrant Branching Out (Rock Hard Ten - Arbor by Forestry), who is part of an entry with Music Critik. Branching Out is a half brother to the winner Chief Complaint. Their dam, Arbor, is a half sister to 8 winners, including group II turf stakes winner Andros Bay.

AE entrant Sweet Rocket Man (Mr. Livingston - Sweet Glory by Miswaki) was 3rd in his only start, a 5 furlong turf race at Gulfstream Park on December 27. He is out of the winning mare Sweet Glory, who has produced stakes winner Black Diamond Cat. Black Diamond Cat earned $255,154. Sweet Glory is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Rich in Glory, who earned $368,112.

Also on the AE list is Tenforthemoney (Kitten's Joy - Sarahs Rahy Dancer by Rahy), who has run twice, finishing 7th at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Churchill Downs on November 16, and 6th at a mile and an eighth on the turf at Gulfstream Park on December 21. He was purchased for $40,000 as a yearling, and is a full brother to the winner Dulce Joy. Their dam, Sarahs Rahy Dancer, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner.

Completing the AE list is Sky Lover (Sky Mesa - To Be a Lover by The Minstrel), who made his only start at 5.5 furlongs on the dirt at Laurel on December 12, finishing 7th. He is out of turf stakes-placed To Be a Lover, who was a winner on the turf. To Be a Lover has produced 6 winners from 7 to run, including three that won on the turf. To Be a Lover is a half sister to 4 winners, including turf stakes winner Chadayed, and grade III turf winner Stoneleigh, who earned $144,880.

Other January 11 Entries

Classy and Serene (filly; The Green Monkey - Time for Jackie by Unbridled Time) is entered in Race 2 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500). Post time is 1:13 PM ET, and she has drawn the 4 hole. Classy and Serene has run 6 times. She has placed in her last three races, finishing 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Calder on November 22, 3rd at a mile at Gulfstream Park on December 12, and 2nd at a mile at Gulfstream Park on December 28. Classy and Serene is the first foal out of the winning mare Time for Jackie. Time for Jackie is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to one winner. 

I Am Miss Brown (filly; Big Brown - Formal Miss by Formal Dinner) faces 5 in Race 3 at Oaklawn Park, a mile and a sixteenth Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 3:05 PM ET. I Am Miss Brown broke her maiden in her fifth start, a a mile and 70 yard contest at Remington Park on October 25, and then finished 5th in the mile Mistletoe Stakes at Remington Park on December 9. She last worked on January 2, going 4 furlongs in :50.40. I Am Miss Brown is the second foal out of stakes winner Formal Miss, who earned $495,690. Formal Miss is a full sister to stakes-placed Ms. Thanksgiving, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Gold Pirate.

Brown Eyes Blue (filly; Big Brown - Golden Lips by Silver Ghost) runs in Race 7 at Gulfstream Park, an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at 5 furlongs on the turf. Post time is 3:35 PM ET, and she is in post 3. Brown Eyes Blue was a winner in her first start, a 6 furlong race at Churchill Downs on June 30. She then finished 6th (last) in the 6 furlong Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III), on July 20 at Saratoga. Most recently, she was third in a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at Churchill Downs on November 24. This will be her first start on turf. She last worked on December 29, going 4 furlongs in :47.71. It was the third fastest of 55 works at the distance. Brown Eyes Blue was purchased for $70,000 as a yearling, and for $180,000 at 2, and is the first foal out of Golden Lips, who was placed on the turf. Golden Lips is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Tacit Agreement, who was stakes-placed on the turf; and grade III turf winners Hotstufanthensome and Silver Charades, who earned $250,645. 

Recent Posts

2014 Stallions

More Blogs

Archives