News and Notes
With the Kentucky Derby approaching, blog postings will be erratic for the next couple of weeks. Since we are also seeing an increase in the number of two-year-old races (there are five scheduled in North America for April 25), I think it's a good time to cease previews for three-year-old races. I will continue to post three-year-old entries and results under "other" at least for a time. I will also try to post some photos in the coming week of the Maiden Watch horses that are prepping for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Time premitting, I will also preview selected two-year-old races, until our two-year-olds start running.
Mostro Bella (filly; Colonel John - Mystery Bullet by Red Bullet) worked at 2 furlongs at Santa Anita in :23.20. She was purchased for $90,000 as a 2-year-old, and is the first foal out of the unraced mare Mystery Bullet. Mystery Bullet's first foal is the winner Ten Plush, who was a debut winner at 2. Mystery Bullet is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Forty Thieves, who earned $227,048.
Shock Hazard (colt; Dunkirk - Treetop Shock by Forestry) worked at Diamond D Ranch, 2.5 furlongs in :29.40. He is the first foal out of Treetop Shock, who was a winner at 2. Treetop Shock is a half sister to 3 winners, including stake-placed winners All Electric and Electric Chant. Electric Chant earned $153,497 in 22 starts.
Amica (filly; Dunkirk - Dot C C by Cozzene) went 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Lone Star Park.
Gardening Leave (filly; Colonel John - Blissful Trip by Trippi) worked at Keeneland, 3 furlongs in :36.40.
Ramble On (colt; Pioneerof the Nile - Pacheca by Storm Creek) went 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Keeneland.
Social Inclusion (colt; Pioneerof the Nile - Saint Bernadette by Saint Ballado) went one furlong in :11.40 at Hollywood Park.
April 21 Results
Sunday is No Dud
The track was fast, and all seven ran. Check Ride (Early Flyer - Delta Band by Dixieland Band) was the heavy favorite. Sunday Duds (Supreme Cat - Sunday Bridle by Commanchero) also took some play. Lazer Code (Destin Calls - Prima Bella by Lost Code), Sunday Duds, Check Ride, and Deeliteful News (Space Shot - Autum's Delight by Afternoon Delights) went for the lead. Sunday Duds held it for a bit, but he was soon joined by Lazer Code and Check Ride. Sunday Duds shook free from the other two as they entered the stretch. Free and Valid (Valid Expectations - Catarina Ranch by Dove Hunt) closed with an impressive rally to pick up second, but he couldn't catch Sunday Duds, who took it by a length. Behind Free and Valid came Check Ride and Lazer Code, followed by Deeliteful News, Lad's Lil Prince (Lil's Lad - Princessecretariat by Country Side), and Unbridled Avenger (My Golden Song - Bonita Belle by Magic Cat). There was a stewards' inquiry into the stretch run, but no changes were made. Watch the Replay.
April 21, 2013
Lone Star Park Race 1
Maiden Special Weight
|Free and Valid
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Other April 21 Results
Naked Watch (filly; Curlin - Time Reveals All by Pulpit) took third late in Race 6 at Parx, a mile and 70 yard Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $25,000) for fillies and mares, three, four, and five years old. Four-year-old It's Kissin Time (Point Given - Chelsea's Pearl by Chelsey Cat), who was making her first start, won by 7 lengths. Watch the Replay.
Twining Hearts (colt; Big Brown - Twining Star by Twining) finished 4th in Race 1 at Keeneland, a 1 1/16 mile Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $20,000) for three-year-olds and up. Believe in Kitten (Kitten's Joy - Celestial Woods by Forestry) was a 4-length winner. Watch the Replay.
Midnight Cello (colt; Midnight Lute - Mocella by Johannesburg) was favored in Race 6 at Calder, a Maiden Special Weight at 7 furlongs on the dirt, but finished 5th (placed 4th). Dr. Chase (Tiz Wonderful - Kettle's Sister by More Than Ready) won by 1 1/2 lengths, despite stumbling at the start. Watch the Replay.
Bluesie Brown (filly; Big Brown - Blues for Sale (ARG) by Not For Sale (ARG)) was 6th in race 5 at Prairie Meadows, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price 12,500). Favorite Our Hope (Half Ours - Bergen by Deputy Commander) dominated, winning by 8 1/4 lengths. Watch the Replay.
The Pink Monkey (filly; The Green Monkey - Senorina Valentina by Flying Victor) finished 8th in Race 5 at Parx Racing, a mile and 70 yard Claiming Race. 30-1 Bittersweet Dream (Turn West - Sing for Me by Private Terms) led for most of the race for a 1 1/4-length win. Watch the Replay.
Millionaire Monkey (colt; The Green Monkey - Polka Dot Miss by Pentelicus) finished 8th is entered in Race 4 at Camarero Race Track, a 6.5 furlong Claiming Race. Phar too Quick (Spensive - Phar Too Reckless by Pharisien (FR)) was involved from the start, and won by 1/2 length.
Call Her Chelsea (filly; Curlin - Memorette by Memo (CHI)) was scratched from Race 9 at Keeneland, a mile and a sixteenth turf contest. Glorious Chant (Giant's Causeway - Ring of Music (GB) by Sadler's Wells) just got up to win by a head. Watch the Replay.
Love You Tomorrow (filly; Henrythenavigator - Nice Nelly by Seattle Slew) was scratched from Race 2 at Lone Star Park, a Maiden Special Weight scheduled for 7.5 furlongs on the turf, but run at a mile on the dirt. The winner was favorite Awesome Allison (Student Council - Horowitz Has Money by Talk Is Money) by 3 1/2 lengths. Watch the Replay.
April 22 Result
Dazzle Me Darling (filly; The Green Monkey - Tiz a Dancer by West Acre) led all the way in Race 7 at Parx Racing, a 6 furlong Claiming Race, and won by 1 1/2 lengths. Watch the Replay. Dazzle Me Darling now has three wins and two seconds in 8 starts, with earnings of $65,900.
April 24 Results
Monkey Wench (filly; The Green Monkey - Poly Pop a Top by Devongate) was favored in Race 7 at Hawthorne, a 6 furlong Claiming Race, and won by 13 3/4 lengths, her second win in three starts. Watch the Replay.
Big Brown Brookski (filly; Big Brown - Ms Brookski by Montbrook) finished 5th in her debut in Race 3 at Keeneland, a 6 furlong Maiden Claiming Race for 3-year-olds and up. Five-year-old It's My Passion (Successful Appeal - My Mach Four by Machiavellian) won by a length Watch the Replay.
April 25 Two-Year-Old Entries
Beautiful Dancer will Waltzwithme on Cherokee River
April 25, 2013
Keeneland Race 4
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 2:38 PM ET TVG
||Maria Maria (KY)
||Beautiful Dancer (KY)
||Cherokee River (AZ)
||Halo's Command (KY)
||Del Mar Holiday (KY)
||Brooklynn's Dream (KY)
||Platinum Justice (IN)
||Holy Moly Susan (KY)
Holy Moly Susan (Holy Bull - Miss Lucy by Woodman) and Halo's Command (Master Command - Dianthus by Halo's Image) finished 5th and 7th in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 5. It was the first and only start for both. Holy Moly Susan sold for $8,500 as a weanling, and for $9,000 as a yearling. She is out of the winning mare Miss Lucy, who is the dam of 4 winners. One of Miss Lucy's offspring won at 2. Miss Lucy is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winner Lori's Light, group III stakes-placed Paley Prince, and stakes-placed Unrivaled, who earned $156,220. Halo's Command was purchased for $1,200 as a weanling, and for $10,000 as a yearling. She is out of stakes-placed Dianthus, who was a winner at 2. Dianthus is the dam of the Ziana, a winner at 2, who is a full sister to Halo's Command. Dianthus is a half sister to one winner.
Cherokee River (Chelokee - Golden River by Native Prospector) and Platinum Justice (Killenaule - Little Sea by One Little Hustler) met in a 4.5 furlong race at Keeneland on April 11, with Cherokee River finishing 6th and Platinum Justice 9th. Both hopped at the start. Cherokee River sold for $1,000 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 4 winners, including one who won at 2. Golden River, dam of Cherokee River, is a half sister to 10 winners, including stakes-placed In Hopes, grade III winner Cascading Gold, and grade II winner Glacial Stream, who earned $273,203. Platinum Justice is out of the winning mare Little Sea, who has produced 5 winners from 6 to run, including stakes-placed winners She's a Red Devil and A Little Order, and stakes winner Down by the Sea, who earned $139,262. Three of Little Sea's offspring won at 2, including Down by the Sea. Little Sea is a half sister to 3 winners.
The others are unraced, including Tizgale (Stormy Atlantic - Tizthen by Tiznow), who was entered in a race at Pimlico on April 18, but dumped her rider in the post parade, took off, and was scratched. She is the third foal out of stakes-placed Tizthen, who was a winner at 2. Tizthen is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Wealthy Aviator, and Grade I winner Jeranimo, who has earned $1,197,400.
Del Mar Holiday (Sharp Humor - Harvest Girl by Apollo) was a $30,000 yearling, and is out of stakes winner Harvest Girl. Harvest Girl was a winner at 2, and earned $278,685 in her career. Harvest Girl has produced 3 winners from 3 to run, including stakes winner Winning Image, who earned $390,837, and was a debut winner at 2. Harvest Girl is a full sister to 2 winners, and a half sister to 6 winners.
Beautiful Dancer (Notional - Beauty School by Private School) sold for $25,000, and is out of the winning mare Beauty School. Beauty School has produced 3 winners, including stakes winner Laysh Laysh Laysh, who earned $414,517. Beauty School is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners.
Hadarra (Harlan's Holiday - Speciality by Carson City) was purchased for $8,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Speciality, who was a winner at 2. Speciality is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes-placed Lucky Sherman.
Waltzwithme (Roaring Fever - Firsttodance by Distinctive Pro) was purchased for $5,000 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of the winning mare Firsttodance. Firsttodance is a half sister to 2 winners.
Brooklynn's Dream (Afleet Alex - North Dream by Unbridled's Song) was purchased for $1,500 as a yearling, and is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam, North Dream, is a half sister to 9 winners, including stakes winners Pancho Norte and Bagshot. Bagshot earned $729,104 in 31 starts.
Maria Maria (Curlin - Hollow Miss by With Approval) is out of stakes winner Hollow Miss, a winner at 2, who earned $268,475. Hollow Miss is the dam of 7 winners, including stakes-placed Take the Money, and grade III winner He's Got Grit, who earned $291,255. Three of Hollow Miss's offspring won at 2, including He's Got Grit, who was 4 for 4 that season.
Araksia (Langfuhr - Stormy Sea by Storm Cat) is out of the placed mare Stormy Sea, who has produced 3 winners. Stormy Sea is a full sister to 4 winners, including stakes winner Apollo Cat, grade III stakes-placed Ozzie Cat, and grade II stakes-placed Steady Cat; and a half sister to 2 winners, including grade I stakes-placed Union City.
Read more about this race here.
Pay the Debt to Harlington's Rose to Yodelmesomemagic
April 25, 2013
Betfair Hollywood Park Race 2
Maiden Special Weight
Post Time: 4:31 PM ET TVG
||Harlington's Rose (CA)
||Silver N Sassy (CA)
||Debt Free Abby (CA)
||Pay the Debt (CA)
||Gisele At Fonz's (CA)
Two-year-old California-bred fillies help open the meet at Hollywood Park in this 4.5 furlong race. All seven are unraced.
Silver N Sassy (Bushwacker - Silver Deposit by Deposit Ticket) is the second runner for first-year sire Bushwacker.
Bushwacker's first starter, Musical Red, finished 9th in his only start,
a 2.5 furlong race in Mexico on April 21. Grade III winner Bushwacker
was a debut winner at 2, and earned $285,840 in his career. Silver N Sassy is
out of stakes-placed Silver Deposit, who was a winner at 2. Silver
Deposit is the dam of 2 winners, and is a half sister to 5 winners.
Debt Free Abby (Awesome Gambler - Debtbreaker by Nineeleven)
sold for $37,000 as a yearling, and is the second foal out of the
unraced mare Debtbreaker. Debtbreaker is a half sister to 3 winners.
Also by Awesome Gambler is Pay the Debt (Awesome Gambler - Securitized Debt by Skip Trial), who is out of the winning mare Securitized Debt. Securitized Debt is the dam of 3
winners. Two of Securitized Debt's offspring won at 2, including Dinnr
With Nikki C, who earned $110,079. Securitized Debt is also the dam of
Debtbreaker, who is the dam of Debt Free Abby, who also runs in this
Ninnavee (Suave - Maud by Holy Bull) was purchased for $12,000 as
a yearling, and is out of Maud, who was placed at 2 and 3. Maud has
produced 7 winners from 7 to run. Two of her offspring won at 2,
including one who was a debut winner at 2. Maud is a half sister to 5
winners, including stakes winner Herb E, and grade III stakes-placed
Harlington's Rose (Harlington - A Rose for You by Orientate) sold for $7,500 as a yearling, and is the first foal out of stakes winner A Rose for You, who earned $206,545. A Rose for You is a half sister to 2 winners. Her dam is stakes winner Reallyaroan, who earned $183,677.
Yodelmesomemagic (Southern Image - Magic Yodeler by Swiss Yodeler) is the first foal out of Magic Yodeler, who was a winner at 2. Magic Yodeler is a full sister to 4 winners, including stakes winners Lucky Thirteen and Oberwald. Oberwald was a winner at 2, and earned $366,227 overall.
Gisele At Fonz's (Swiss Yodeler - Eishin Georgia by Kris S.) is a half sister to 8 winners, including group II winner Eishin Dover, who earned $2,757,165. Four of Gisele At Fonz's siblings won at 2, including one who was a debut winner that season. Eishin Georgia, dam of Gisele At Fonz's, is a full sister to 2 winners, including grade III winner Haunting, who earned $351,281.
Other April 25 Entries
The Best Monkey (colt; The Green Monkey - Dandy Dulce by Dixieland Heat) is entered in Race 2 at Calder, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $32,000) for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds scheduled for a mile on the turf. Post time is 1:17 PM, and he has post 8. The Best Monkey has run 5 times without placing. Most recently, he finished 9th in a mile turf race at Gulfstream Park on March 13. Since then, he worked 4 furlongs in :50.40 at Calder on April 20. The Best Monkey was purchased for $44,000 at 2, and is out of stakes-placed Dandy Dulce, who earned $151,511. Dandy Dulce is a half sister to 4 winners.
Poker of Eight (filly; Midnight Lute - Klepto Cat by Cat Thief) runs in Race 3 at Calder, a 5.5 furlong Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $16,000) for fillies and mares, 3, 4, and 5 years old. Post time is 1:44 PM ET, and she has post 4. Poker of Eight has run twice, finishing 7th in a 5 furlong race at Calder on October 28, and 6th in a 6 furlong race at Calder on April 14. Poker of Eight was purchased for $12,000 as a yearling, and is out of the winning mare Klepto Cat. Klepto Cat is a half sister to 7 winners, including stakes winner Zawzooth, and grade III winner Mellow Fellow, who earned $553,916.
Dancing Lute (filly; Midnight Lute - Dancing Stripes by Helmsman) debuts in Race 3 at Golden Gate, a Maiden Claiming Race (Claiming Price $20,000) at 6 furlongs on the Tapeta. Dancing Lute last worked on April 21, going 3 furlongs from the gate at Golden Gate in :35.80. It was the fastest of 35 works at the distance. Dancing Lute is the first foal out of the winning mare Dancing Stripes. Dancing Stripes is a full sister to one winner, and a half sister to 5 winners, including stakes winner Sweet Stepper, who earned $444,858.
Lady of Luck (filly; Curlin - Lunarlady by Yes It's True) faces 6 in Race 6 at Lone Star Park, a 6 furlong Allowance Race for fillies three and four years old. Post time is 9:55, and she has the outside post. Lady of Luck was last seen finishing 6th in the mile Island Fashion Stakes at Sunland on February 24 behind Countess Curlin. Lady of Luck has three previous starts. She won a 5.5 furlong race on the dirt at Ellis Park on August 26, finished third in a mile and a sixteenth allowance race at Keeneland on October 13, and 7th in a mile Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at Churchill Downs on November 24. She last worked on April 20, going 4 furlongs in :49.80. Lady of Luck is the second foal out of stakes winner Lunarlady. Lunarlady is a full sister to stakes winner Lunargal, and a half sister to 2 winners, including grade III winners Lunarpal and Astrology. Astrology earned $516,977 in 12 starts.