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Looks like Steve Haskin likes our horses. Today's Derby Trail blog featured Shakin It Up (colt; Midnight Lute - Silver Bullet Moon by Vindication).
February 20, 2013
Captainofindustry (colt; Pioneerof the Nile - Skymiler by Stephen Got Even) worked 1 furlong in :13.60 at Sagamore Farm. He is the first foal out of the unraced mare Skymiler. Skymiler is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Seven Four Seven, grade III winner Michael's Star, and grade II winner Debutant's Halo.
Charm City Girl (filly; Pioneerof the Nile - Charming Toutsie by Storm Cat) worked 1 furlong in :14.20 at Sagamore Farm. Charm City Girl was a $150,000 yearling, and is out of the unraced mare Charming Toutsie, who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. Two of Charming Toutsie's offspring won at 2, and one was a debut winner that season. Charming Toutsie is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam is grade I winner Tout Charmant, who earned $1,781,879.
February 20 Result
Everyone stayed in from the main field, so AE entrant Blushing Tough (Good and Tough - Blushing Wildly by Wild Escapade) was left out. Big Boys in Town (Lydgate - Twinkling Rose by Chester House) was favored, Cajun Monkey (The Green Monkey - Free Question by Unbridled) was 26-1, but he looked good in the prelims. Country Saint (Saint Afleet - Country Jove by Northern Jove) reared in the gate before the start, and stumbled at the break. Successful Story (Successful Appeal - Top Story by Carson City) came out slowly. The others were away well. Carson City Cat (Big Top Cat - Lovely Fine by Carson City) made the lead from his outside post. Country Saint chased in second, with Collin Time (Lion Tamer - Nokia by Theatrical (IRE)), Six K Vow (Private Vow - Winning Lady by Boyish Charm), and Cajun Monkey all close up. Carson City Cat still held the lead as they entered the stretch, but Country Saint was starting to rally. He rolled on by the pacesetter, and went on to register a 2 1/2-length win. Six K Vow came on to just grab second from Cajun Monkey, who finished a much-improved third. Early leader Carson City Cat was fourth, and Successful Story recovered from his starting beginning to finish fifth. Watch the Replay.
February 20, 2013
Delta Downs Race 3
Maiden Special Weight
|Six K Vow
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February 21 Results
Classy and Serene (filly; The Green Monkey - Time for Jackie by Unbridled Time) was favored in Race 5 at Gulfstream Park, a mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $12,500), but finished 2nd, 5 lengths behind Tiz Mariand (Tiznow - Dove Cry by Dove Hunt). Classy and Serene was claimed out of the race. Watch the Replay.
Midnight Notes (colt; Midnight Lute - Note d'Amour by Notebook) closed to finish 4th in Race 7 at Gulfstream Park, an Optional Claiming Race at 1 1/16 miles on the firm turf. Boy of Summer (Exclusive Quality - Melancholy Baby by Maudlin) came on late to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Jay Eye See (colt; Curlin - England's Rose by Nureyev) finished 4th in Race 2 at Gulfstream Park, a 7 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race, behind Divine Ambition (Divine Park - Window Woman by Skip Away), who came from off the pace for a one length win. Watch the Replay.
Midnightinpositano (filly; Midnight Lute - Janeian (NZ) by The Jogger) set the pace in Race 9 at Aqueduct, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000), but weakened and finished third. Favorite Youngwildandfree (Put It Back - Madame Dubai by E Dubai) won by 12 1/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
February 22 Entries
Magical Flute is Born to Jazz with a Friendly Dancer
February 22, 2013
Oaklawn Park Race 6
Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $30,000)
Post Time: 4:47 PM ET HRTV/TVG
||Rosie My Rosie (IL)
||Battle Creek Lady (FL)
||Cash Cow (KY)
||Havasu Falls (KY)
||Redstone Mist (KY)
||Friendly Dancer (KY)
||Blushing Touch (KY)
||Born to Jazz (KY)
||Magical Flute (KY)
Magical Flute (Midnight Lute - Dahlia Dearest by A. P. Indy) is scheduled to make her debut in this 6 furlong contest at Oaklawn. She has been working at that track, including 4 furlongs in :49.80 on February 17. She was purchased for $25,000 as a yearling, and for $33,000 at 2. She is a half sister to 2 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Our Dahlia, who earned $113,285. Her dam, Dahlia Dearest, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 3 winners, including grade II stakes-placed Skellytown, and grade II winner Capital Plan, who earned $305,800.
Also unraced are Rosie My Rosie (Purge - Rosie's Ransom by Marquetry), Friendly Dancer (Friends Lake - Dancing Tempest by Seeking the Gold), and Moneygrabber (Awesome Again - Lasting Appeal by A.P. Indy). Rosie My Rosie is out of the winning mare Rosie's Ransom, who has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. Two of Rosie's Ransom's offspring won their debuts, including My Boy Jo, who earned $132,113. Rosie's Ransom is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Grandelena. Friendly Dancer was purchased for $1,300 as a weanling, and for $5,700 as a yearling. She is out of the unraced mare Dancing Tempest, who has produced 2 winners from 2 to run, including Oilisblackgold, who earned $182,240. Dancing Tempest is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Sarawat, and a full sister to grade III winner WIndrush, who earned $419,532. Moneygrabber sold for $31,000 at the Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale. She is the second foal out of the winning mare Lasting Appeal, who was a debut winner. Lasting Appeal's first foal is the winner Endless Fancy. Endless Fancy is by Ghostzapper, who is by Awesome Again, sire of Moneygrabber. Lasting Appeal is a half sister to 2 winners, and a full sister to 2 winners, including grade II winner Jump Start, who earned $221,265.
Battle Creek Lady (Cowtown Cat - Fighting Jet by Copelan) and Cash Cow (Catienus - Slyka by Stuka) finished 4th and 10th in a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race at Oaklawn on January 18. Battle Creek Lady previously finished 4th in a 6.5 furlong contest at Remington Park on November 29. She is out of stakes winner Fighting Jet, who earned $201,490. Fighting Jet has produced 6 winners, including grade II winner Wrangler, who earned $343,613. Fighting Jet is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Clickety Click. Cash Cow has two additional starts, finishing 5th at a mile and a sixteenth on November 25, and 9th at 6 furlongs on November 3. Both of those races were at Churchill Downs. She is out of the winning mare Slyka, who is the dam of 4 winners, includng stakes winner Warrior Within. Two of Slyka's offspring are full siblings to Cash Cow, including Warrior Within, who earned $231,860. Slyka is a half sister to grade III winner Bimini Blues, who earned $301,711.
Born to Jazz (Student Council - Guard Dance by Fools Dance) also ran on January 18 at Oaklawn Park, but in a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight, where she finished 6th. She has run four additional times, finishing 5th at 4.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 10, 2nd at 5.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs on June 7, 11th at 6.5 furlongs at Keeneland at October 5, and 3rd at a mile at Remington Park on November 17. Born to Jazz is out of stakes winner Guard Dance, who earned $154,303. Guard Dance is the dam of 5 winners, including stakes winners Born to Tango and Born to Dance, who earned $577,519.
Redstone Mist (Henny Hughes - Sankobasi by Pulpit) has run three times, finishing 5th at 4.5 furlongs at Lone Star Park on May 11, 9th at 5 furlongs at Lone Star on May 27, and 9th at 5 furlongs at Canterbury on July 14. She is the first foal out of the unplaced mare Sankobasi. Sankobasi is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Viansa Ossidiana, who earned $115,100.
Blushing Touch (Street Boss - Saphiria by Touch Gold) has run twice, finishing 8th at 6 furlongs on the Tapeta at Presque Isle Downs on September 22, and 5th at 6 furlongs on the dirt at Oaklawn Park on January 27. She was purchased for $12,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Bryan's Jewel, who earned $240,928. Saphiria is a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winners Code Blum, Marsheslew, and Flag On the Play, and grade I winner Left Bank, who earned $1,402,806.
Havasu Falls (Lewis Michael - Grand Ogygia by Ogygian) was 6th in her only start, a 5.5 furlong race at Delaware Park on September 12. She sold for $10,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Grand Deed, who earned $234,215. Grand Ogygia is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Dancing Slippers, and grade I winner Chain Bracelet, who earned $289,580.
Other February 22 Entries
Curlamorous (filly; Curlin - Glamorous Lady by Kingdom of Spain) runs in Race 7 at Laurel Park, a 5.5 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 3:25 PM ET, and she starts from post 4. Curlamorous has run once this year, finishing 3rd in a 6 furlong Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at Laurel on February 6. Last year, she ran 5 times, finishing first twice, second twice, and 6th once (on a sloppy track). Curlamorous was purchased for $14,000 as a 2-year-old, and is a half sister to 2 winners, including stakes winner Da Stoops, who earned $640,906. Glamorous Lady, dam of Curlamorous, is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 8 winners, including stakes winner Ima Bad Habit.
Stakes-placed Irish Lute (filly; Midnight Lute - Shaniowa by Storm Boot) breaks from the rail in Race 4 at Fair Grounds, a mile and 70 yard Allowance/Optional Claiming Race. Post time is 7:30 PM ET. Last time out, Irish Lute finished fourth in the mile and 70 yard Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds on January 19. She has three previous starts, finishing 2nd in her debut at 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs on October 28, winning a race at that same track and distance on November 16, and finishing 2nd in the 6 furlongs Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 22. She last worked on February 15, going 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 at Fair Grounds. Irish Lute is out of stakes winner Shaniowa, who earned $112,516. Shaniowa has produced 4 additional winners, including stakes-placed Dogden Bullets. Shaniowa is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winners Myth of Gold and Southern Shame.