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By Lucas Marquardt
The last weanling to sell in 2014 by the red-hot
Pioneerof the Nile topped yesterday=s single-session
Book 5 at Keeneland
November, which saw
healthy increases from
last year=s comparable
session. In all, 242
horses sold Wednesday
for $4,165,200, an
average of $17,212 that
was up 16.7% from last
year=s average of
$14,753. The median,
$12,000, was up 14.3%
Hip 2964
from $10,500. The RNA
Thorostride photo
rate was once again
much higher than last year--21.4% vs. 10.3%--but still
came in at an acceptable percentage.
Cumulatively, 2,092 horses have sold at November
for $201,912,600. The average of $96,517 is up
9.7%; the median of $45,000 is up 12.5%. The
cumulative RNA rate is 21.9%. Last year it was 14.9%.
Topping yesterday=s session was a Pioneerof the Nile
colt who went to C.J.E. Stable for $85,000. The colt is
the second foal from the Churchill maiden special
winner Aqualane Shores (Friends Lake). Meg Levy=s
Bluewater Sales consigned the Feb. 7-foaled bay as Hip
2964 on behalf of breeder David Clark=s Iron Horse
Racing. (Click for ThoroStride video.)
AFrom the first time I saw him at the farm, I thought
he was the bomb,@ said Levy. AWe put him in this spot
because we thought he might top the day. David Clark
has been a client for a very
long time, and we=re thrilled for
him. He usually breeds to race,
but he got a magnificent
individual here and decided to
sell. The colt was very much
like the Pioneerof the Niles, and
the mare was absolutely
stunning, so it was a great
mating of breeding like to like.
The colt was tall, leggy and
correct with a great frame and
a beautiful [email protected]
C.J.E. Stable also purchased
Meg Levy
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the colt=s dam Aqualane Shores
for $12,000. The 7-year-old,
who sold from Bluewater as Hip 2965, is in foal to
Colonel John.
Today=s penultimate session of the November Sale
begins at 10 a.m. For more, visit
Dual Classic winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit)
is being considered for a start in Del Mar=s GI
Hollywood Derby Nov. 29, which would be the
chestnut=s first try over the turf.
In a phone interview with TVG
Wednesday afternoon (click here
for video), trainer Art Sherman
said that GI Kentucky Derby and
GI Preakness S. winner will work
a half-mile over the Jimmy
Durante Turf Course Nov. 23 in
preparation for a potential start
in that Grade I event six days
A[Jockey] Victor [Espinoza] will
work him, and then I=ll make my
final decision whether to run him
California Chrome
in the Hollywood Derby,@ said
Benoit Photo
Sherman. AI want to first see
how he handles the [email protected]
Most recently third by a neck in the GI Breeders= Cup
Classic, Sherman noted that his trainee exited the race
in excellent condition. AI was over there Monday and he
was bucking and [email protected] The trainer added, AI don=t
have to do too much with him. He came out of that
race double [email protected]
Sherman said that co-owners Steven Coburn and
Perry Martin=s recent decision to leave the colt in
training for 2015 played a major role in his thought
process. Cont. p9
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Aisling Crowe profiles the Burns family's Rathasker Stud, which will send a
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During a New York Racing Association board meeting Wednesday, chief
executive officer Christopher Kay announced that, for the first time in 13 years,
NYRA will show an operating profit in 2014.
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The Fugue
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Multiple Group 1 winner The Fugue (GB) (Dansili {GB}), who retired in July,
will visit leading sire Dubawi (Ire) in 2015.
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 11/13/14 • PAGE 3 of 14 •
Price ($)
Team Hansen
i/f Point of Entry
(m, 4, Unbridled’s Song--Zadkiel, by Saint Ballado)
Consigned by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm),
agent for Kendall Hansen MD Racing LLC
Purchased by Beau Lane Bloodstock
3043 Drumette
i/f to Tapizar
(m, 6, Henny Hughes--Endless Parade, by Williamstown)
Consigned by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm),
agent for Kendall Hansen MD Racing LLC
Purchased by Highfield Ranch
2992 Caraquista
Racing/b’mare prospect 60,000
(f, 4, Ghostzapper--Rich Fantasy, by Richter Scale)
Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent LXXI
Purchased by Kenneth L & Sarah K Ramsey
Lot Sex Sire
Price ($)
2964 colt Pioneerof the Nile
Aqualane Shores
B-Iron Horse Racing LP (KY)
Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent
Purchased by C J E Stable
3273 filly Maclean’s Music
Southern Swing
B-Hunter Valley Farm & Taylor Gulley (KY)
Consigned by Hunter Valley Farm
Purchased by Stonestreet Stables LLC
2952 colt Hansen
B-Crumbaugh Lane (KY)
Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent CXLVI
Purchased by Kendall Hansen MD Racing
3040 filly Tapizar
($62,000 in utero ‘13 KEENOV)
B-Alberta Davies (KY)
Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent
Purchased by Grupo C-19 Inc
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(718) 978-8200
Nov. 6-14
10 a.m.
Sponsors of the following stats for the:
All Hansen All The Time At KEENOV...
No. Offered
No. Sold
% RNAs
High Price
Average (% change)
Median (% change)
$17,212 (+16.7)
$12,000 (+14.3)
No. Offered
No. Sold
% RNAs
High Price
Average (% change)
Median (% change)
$96,517 (+9.67)
$45,000 (+12.5)
Dr. Kendall Hansen, whose homebred Hansen (Tapit)
earned champion juvenile honors
in 2011 off his win in the GI
Breeders= Cup Juvenile, figured
heavily into yesterday=s
proceedings at November. Dr.
Hansen sold the session=s top
two mares, and purchased the
day=s third-highest-priced
weanling, a colt from Hansen=s
first crop. All three horses
realized the same price:
Early in the session, Dr.
Hansen sold the unraced 4-yearKendall Hansen
old broodmare Team Hansen
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(Unbridled=s Song--Zadiel, by
Saint Ballado), in foal to Point of Entry, to Beau Lane
Bloodstock. cont. p5
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The mare, Hip 2910, is a half-sister to the Grade I
performer She=s Cheeky (Black Minnaloushe) and had
been purchased by Dr. Hansen for $32,000 at the 2013
Keeneland January Sale.
A little while later, the 6-year-old Drumette (Henny
Hughes--Endless Parade, by Williamstown), in foal to
Tapizar, went to Highfield Ranch. The winning
Drumette, Hip 3043, is a half to GSW Drum Major
(Dynaformer) from the family of champion Heavenly
Cause. Pope McLean=s Crestwood Farm consigned both
Dr. Hansen then put on his buyer=s hat when going to
$75,000 for a Hansen son of the SP 12-year-old mare
Airizon (Boston Harbor), who sold from the Taylor Made
Sales Agency consignment as Hip 2952.
AHe had a huge overstep and a lot of presence,@ Dr.
Hansen said of the colt. Dr. Hansen purchased two
other Hansens at November, going to $45,000 for a
filly from the SP Que Bonita (Meadowlake) and to
$20,000 for a half-brother to SW & GSP Frenchglen
(Forestry) and GSP Dr. Nick (Authenticate).
AThey all had great heart scores and were great
physicals,@ said Dr. Hansen. AIt wasn=t like I=m trying to
push up his weanling prices; I really wanted those
[email protected]
Dr. Hansen and the folks at Crestwood have been
plenty busy at November. When Hansen was retired to
Ashford Stud for the 2013 breeding season, Dr. Hansen
pulled out all the stops to support him. He bred about
40 foals from Hansen=s first crop and, poring over sale
catalogues and consulting with advisors, had acquired
some 60 mares to breed to the son of Tapit in his
second year. AIt was a lot of work matching up
pedigrees and physicals, but it was also a lot of fun,@
he said.
Then last fall, Ashford received a substantial offer for
Hansen from South Korean interests, and it was
announced that he would be expatriated. That left Dr.
Hansen with a few dozen mares and no stallion to send
them to.
Thus far at Keeneland November, Dr. Hansen has
offered 19 of those mares and sold 12 for an average
of $37,875. He has another 10 mares to go through
the ring during Friday=s finale. Crestwood consigns
them all.
AThe younger ones who look athletic have done really
well,@ said Dr. Hansen. AI=ve been happy with the way
they=ve [email protected]
Dr. Hansen said he plans to keep about 25 of the
broodmares he purchased for Hansen and will continue
to breed out of them.
Dr. Hansen and Crestwood also brought a bevy of
weanlings from Hansen=s first crop, and the results
have been encouraging. Four of the seven they offered
have sold for an average of $76,250, led by a halfsister to SW Miss Frost (Curlin) who sold to Valparaiso
Enterprises for $90,000. Walnut Hill purchased a colt
for $85,000, Amy Boulton landed a colt for $65,000,
and James Delahooke, agent for Bobby Flay, purchased
a filly for $65,000. Dr. Hansen and Crestwood also sold
a Hansen colt at Fasig-Tipton November to Wild Card
Bloodstock for $75,000. cont. p6
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All Hansen All the Time cont.
AI=m really excited about how the Hansens have done,
and I=m exciting about who=s buying them,@ Dr. Hansen
said. APeter O=Callaghan
bought one, and he=s a
great judge of a horse. It
was cool that Bobby Flay
got one. And the manager
of Ashford bought the one
I sold at Fasig-Tipton. That
horse and the one who
brought $85,000 were
actually best buddies in the
field growing up--the did
everything [email protected]
Dr. Hansen said the
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Hansens he=s seen share
some characteristics. AThey
all have really big hips; big engines on them,@ he said.
AIt's interesting, too. Most people don't know that
Hansen had a big white blaze. He was so white that
you couldn't see it. But most of the Hansens have that
blaze, and so it sort of looks like Shackleford or
something snuck in on a few of those mares [laughs][email protected]
He added, AI've also been working with Patti Miller at
EQB, and with Jay Kilgore [at DataTrack], as well,
doing heart scans on the Hansen babies. And almost all
of them are in the top third--and many are in top
10%--of heart scores. A few were top 5%, and I
actually adjusted my RNA prices because of [email protected]
One that Dr. Hansen chose to take home was R Lady
Hansen, a filly who RNA=d at $140,000. AShe was just
a beautiful filly and had a great heart score,@ he said.
Dr. Hansen said he=ll offer another big group of
Hansens as yearlings next year, and will likely keep
eight or 10 to race himself.
AI just want to give people a taste of the Hansens
now, to let them know that they do look nice and so
forth,@ he said. ABut I still have several of my better
ones still tucked away, and most of them will sell as
[email protected]
And Dr. Hansen is still hopeful that we haven=t seen
the last of his namesake in America. AIf they run like
they look, I hope Ashford will be real quick to bring him
[email protected]
CLARIFICATION: In yesterday's story on Gainesway's
new BreedSecure-like program, our story, taken from a
Gainesway press release, read that the difference from
Spendthrift's program was that with Gainesway, "if the
breeder's sales weanling or yearling does not sell for
the stud fee then no money is owed." That can be the
case at Spendthrift as well, where the breeder receives
first proceeds up to $6,000 for a weanling and
$12,000 for a yearling. If the horse brings less than
that at the sale, no fee is owed to Spendthrift at all.
The difference is that Gainesway sets the benchmark at
the stallion's stud fee. Details about Spendthrift's
BreedSecure program as well as Share the Upside can
be found here.
By Aisling Crowe
A stockman's knowledge and understanding of land
has helped turn the Burns family=s Rathasker Stud into
one of Ireland's leading independent stud farms, and
with foals in its arsenal by the likes of its successful
first-season sire Fast Company (Ire) (Danehill Dancer
{Ire}) and the first crop of Born to Sea (Ire) (Invincible
Spirit {Ire}), the Co. Kildare nursery has much to look
forward to at next week=s Goffs November sale.
When Paddy Burns--the father of current Rathasker
master Maurice Burns as well as Lodge Park Stud=s
Seamus Burns and Newlands House Stud=s Patrick
Burns--moved from Northern Ireland to Kildare in search
of a stud farm, he had strict criteria that any potential
property would have to meet, and many farms were
considered but very few fulfilled the brief. In 1984, he
found what he was looking for in Rathasker.
That knowledge has informed the work of his sons,
and the philosophies the breeder imparted to his
children guides how they run their farms, explained
Maurice Burns, who owns the 300-acre Rathasker Stud
outside Naas, a stone=s throw from Goffs= Kill
Paddocks. cont. p6
Coming in 2015
Record-breaking G1-Winning Millionaire
QWinner of Saratoga’s Woodward S. (G1) in 1:48
4/5, defeating one of the top fields assembled in
2014, earning a 108 Beyer
QThe only colt in his crop to win multiple stakes
at 2, 3, and 4
QOne of the fastest 3-year-olds of his crop:
Paired 2 3/4 Ragozins before February of
3yo year; Runner-up in Preakness (G1)
- the fastest Triple Crown race of 2013
QGulfstream track record-setter,
smashing the 1 1/16-mile record on
dirt by 3/5 of a second, running 1:41.8
QHanded champion Shanghai Bobby
his first ever defeat with an
impressive victory in the
Holy Bull S. (G3)
Next start:
Cigar Mile (G1) on Nov. 29
2015 Fee: $8,000* S&N
Subject to change after Cigar Mile (G1)
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Rathasker Keeping Good Company cont.
"My father taught us all not to be afraid to take risks
and to be independent thinkers,@ he said. AOur family all
have the same philosophy. We believe that you need
class, speed and soundness to produce good
racehorses. I'm a great believer in nicks and reasons for
doing things that work."
Rathasker has been standing stallions for over
25 years, and the stud saw its efforts come to full
fruition this year with leading first-season sire Fast
Company. The 9-year-old is third on the first-season
sire lists in Britain and Ireland by winners and prize
money, and has a Royal Ascot winner in that crop-Baitha Alga (Ire), successful in the G2 Norfolk S.
The Burns family is intrinsically linked with influential
sire Ahonoora (GB),
the sire of the Paddy
and Seamus Burnsowned Park Appeal
and the damsire of
Lodge Park-bred New
Approach, and that
lineage is expressed in
Rathasker homebred
Es Que Love (Ire), the
Maurice Burns (right) and his daughter son of Rathasker
Madeline and wife Patricia (left) accept resident Clodovil (Ire),
Es Que Love’s Lennox trophy
who through his
Rathasker Stud
damsire Inchinor (GB)
traces back to
Ahonoora. The winner of this year's G2 Lennox S. at
Goodwood, he will return home to join the Rathasker
stallion roster for 2015.
Bungle Inthejungle (GB) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}),
the second new recruit to the Rathasker team for next
season, also has a connection with a famous Ascot
race that the family has been lucky in. Like former
Rathasker resident Mujadil, he won the G3 Cornwallis
Rathasker's draft at the Goffs Foal Sale next week is
sure to attract plenty of attention. Not only will the
farm send foals by its
successful first season
sire, Fast Company, but it
will also see the eagerly
awaited debut of Born To
Sea=s first crop of foals.
With one of the best
stallion pedigrees around,
as a half-brother to
multiple champion sire
Galileo (Ire) (Sadler=s
Born To Sea
Wells), champion 3-yearRathasker Stud
old and leading secondseason sire Sea The Stars (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) and
Group 1-winning sire Black Sam Bellamy (Ire) (Sadler's
Wells), the 5-year-old--who won the Listed Blenheim S.
on debut and was second to Camelot (GB) (Montjeu
{Ire}) in the G1 Irish Derby--also has champion sire
King's Best and Tamayuz (GB) in his immediate family.
cont. p8
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Rathasker Keeping Good Company cont.
Born To Sea has a lot to live up to, and Burns will
give him the best possible opportunity of adding to his
family's unparalleled influence on the breed.
"A lot of good stallions weren't necessarily the best
racehorses, and the best racehorses don't often turn
out to be champion sires,@ Burns noted. AA lot of
stallions do seem to come in families--if you look at
Invincible Spirit and now his half-brother, Kodiac (GB),
has come along. Similarly, Camacho (GB) (Danehill)
sired plenty of stakes winners last year, and his halfbrother Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}) is proving
very successful with his first crop. Galileo is probably
the best sire in the world and Sea The Stars is an
emerging force, so there are a bunch of good genes
there for Born To Sea and hopefully he will have the
luck he needs."
Those genes will be on display next week, as eight of
the 22 foals the farm will offer at Goffs are by Born To
Sea, while 10 are by Fast Company. The farm's Classic
winner Clodovil (Ire) (Danehill) is responsible for three of
the draft, and only one is by an outside stallion--an
Intense Focus filly. Burns picked out some of the
standout lots from a bunch of foals he describes as a
good, level group, beginning with lot 86.
"On day one we have a Fast Company (Ire) colt out
of Betty Fontaine (Ire) (Mujadil),@ Burns said. AWe raced
the mare ourselves and she was rated 93, so she was a
useful racemare. She won twice over six furlongs as a
2-year-old and was fourth in the G3 Princess Margaret
S. at Ascot in 2011. It is a family we know well and
this colt is her first foal. He is a fine, solid,
good-walking individual and a nice commercial horse."
Burns went on to point out lot 404, a Born to Sea
"Lot 404 is by Born To Sea out of Eastern Glow (GB)
(Cape Cross {Ire}),@ he said. AThis is her second foal-she has a yearling filly by Dutch Art (GB). He is a
youngish foal, being born in April, but already looks a
scopey type. He is a nice correct model and looking at
him, he has the size and scope to go on for next year,"
Burns added.
Both Eastern Glow and Betty Fontaine are catalogued
to sell at Goffs a couple of days after their sons, along
with the dam of another foal Burns has highlighted
from the Rathasker draft. Betty Fontaine is in foal to
Choisir (Aus) as lot 1388, while Eastern Glow is
believed to be carrying her second Born To Sea foal (lot
1084). Princess Banu (GB) was covered by seven-time
Group 1 winner Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire) and is cataloged
as lot 1081 as part of a nine-strong mare draft from the
farm for the Breeding Stock sale, which takes place
Nov. 21 and 22.
"Another of our Born To Sea foals is among the pick
of our draft,@ Burns added. ALot 578 is out of Undulant
Way (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}), and his yearling halfbrother by Makfi (GB) was bought as a foal by David
Redvers. He is a lovely, powerful colt and very elegantmoving. He has a good shape to him and is a nice
horse." cont. p9
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Rathasker Keeping Good Company cont.
The final day of the sale sees Rathasker consign
another colt by Fast Company (lot 986) out of an Oasis
Dream (GB) mare who won as a 2-year-old.
"He is a really good, strong 2-year-old type with a bit
of length about him,@ Burns explained. AHe is the first
foal of Princess Banu, who is a useful mare from a
family that is blessed with speed. This is a pure five
and six furlong pedigree that goes back to Tina's Pet
(GB). It's a fast family and he looks to be the early
maturing type. I like him, the lads like him and the
farrier does too, so hopefully we will all be [email protected]
Chrome Possible for Hollywood Derby (cont. from p1)
AI always wanted to try him on the grass,@ continued
Sherman. ANow that the owners made a decision to run
him as a 4-year-old, it puts a whole different
perspective on his [email protected]
While the 77-year-old conditioner said he believes
California Chrome could be successful on the turf next
year, he also acknowledged that he wants to give his
trainee another opportunity to bolster his credentials for
2014 Horse of the Year honors. AIt would be a big
feather in his cap if he could win a Grade I again on a
different surface,@ Sherman remarked.
For the first time in 13 years, the New York Racing
Association will show an operating profit in 2014, the
organization=s chief executive officer Christopher Kay
told a meeting of the NYRA
Board of Directors Wednesday
afternoon at the offices of
Governor Andrew Cuomo in
midtown Manhattan. Pledging to
position NYRA as a Awell-run,
responsible [email protected] and
announcing that they are
Aheaded in the right direction,@
Kay told the Board that while
projections for 2014 called for
an operating profit of a quartermillion dollars, the true figure-Christopher Kay
based on numbers through the
NYRA/Adam Coglianese
month of October--would be
closer to six times that amount.
"As you may recall, we called for an operating surplus
of $250,000, exclusive of the VLT funds, for our
operating budget when we came to you last
December," Kay stated to the Board. "I'm pleased to be
able to report to you that we will do much better than
that, perhaps six times better than that, with a
projected surplus in the neighborhood of $1.5 million
for 2014."
NYRA Chief Financial Officer Suzanne Stover, who
was celebrating her birthday Wednesday, explained that
losses over the winter at Aqueduct, owing to poor
weather, were offset by an increase in the fees charged
for simulcasting, reduced labor expenses and an uptick
in revenue from the revamped Belmont Stakes Day,
which featured the Triple Crown attempt of California
Chrome and several other Grade I events in addition to
expanded entertainment offerings.
Kay went on to suggest that based on the 2015
budget, which is to be approved at the Board=s next
meeting Dec. 3, operating profits are projected at
$2.1 million for next year, while expectations are that
the corresponding figure for 2016 could be as high as
$3.2 million. Kay also announced that the 2015 budget
would be structured on a six-day racing week at
Saratoga from July 24 through Sept. 7, 2015, and that
there would be an effort to expand advance deposit
wagering beyond the state borders.
Board Chairman David Skorton and member and
prominent owner Michael Dubb lauded Kay for leading
NYRA into the black. Dubb deemed Kay=s efforts
AHerculean,@ adding that the state of New York is
seeing increased foal crops and the tracks are staging
bigger race days, including for horses bred in the
Empire State. AIf we stay where we are now, we=ll open
several lengths on the competition,@ Dubb commented.
cont. p10
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NYRA Out of the Red cont.
In return, Kay praised the panel, stating, AI appreciate
all of the contributions you=ve made, both individually
and collectively. Governor Cuomo has elected a
talented [email protected] Not all of the board members were
entirely enamored with the financial outlook. My
Meadowview Farm=s Leonard Riggio called into question
the relatively narrow operating profits, labeling the $1.5
million number Athin [email protected] relative to the overall budget.
Seemingly unconcerned, Kay retorted, AWe aren=t a
grocery [email protected]
In the other major piece of news to emerge from the
meeting, Kay reported that, after consultation with a
variety of industry stakeholders, that the transitional
board currently in place would not make any long-term
decisions on real estate holdings--that the decision
would Abe the responsibility of the next [email protected]
Kay reported on and showed a video of
approximately $14 million in renovations other capital
improvements made at Aqueduct over the last 18
The first portion of the meeting including a discussion
of the legal and governance structure of a new NYRA
when it emerges from re-organization. In his comments
to the Board, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Joseph Lambert presented the requirements of the
applicable statute as well as several thoughts on how
NYRA should be structured and governed. This includes
a smaller board than the current board which
encompasses 17 members, the inclusion of the NYRA
CEO to the new Board, consideration of term limits for
Board members, in addition to possible frameworks for
AOn the racecourse she had a terrific turn of foot, a
high cruising speed and a wonderful temperament. If
these attributes are transferred to her offspring she is
sure to make a great [email protected]
Four-time Group 1 winner The Fugue (GB) (Dansili
{GB}) will visit leading sire Dubawi (Ire) in her first
season at stud in 2015. Trained by John Gosden for
Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber, The Fugue won the 2012
G1 Nassau S. and last year added the G1 Yorkshire
Oaks and G1 Irish Champion S. Her penultimate outing
was a victory in this
year=s G1 Prince of
Wales=s S., and she was
last seen finishing sixth
in the G1 Coral-Eclipse
in July before retiring
prematurely due to
AWe are very pleased
to be sending The
The Fugue
Racing Post
Fugue to Dubawi,@ said
Simon Marsh, general
manager of Lord and Lady Lloyd-Webber=s Watership
Down Stud. AHe is a tremendous stallion who has an
outstanding record both on the racetrack and in the
sales ring, and we feel he will suit The Fugue. We have
been delighted with how she has let down since
returning to the stud.
The Breeders= Cup World Championships had both
increased attendance and television ratings for this past
edition. The total two-day attendance was 98,319, up
4% from last year. The combined coverage on NBC and
NBCSN averaged 599,000 viewers, up 33% from last
year, with the Breeders= Cup Classic averaging
2.6 million viewers, up 24% from the 2013 figure.
Wagering on the two Breeders= Cup cards, including all
sources and international pools, was up to
$159.1 million, the fourth highest in Breeders= Cup
history. ABased on a range of positive metrics for the
event including strong field sizes, increased
participation by horsemen on an international scale,
increased television ratings and sponsorship revenue,
we feel good about the 31st running of the Breeders=
Cup and look forward to what=s next,@ said Breeders=
Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. AAs we move
forward on our three-year host site plan with our first
visit to the iconic grounds of Keeneland next year, we
will continue to focus on world-class championship
horse racing and creating the best possible experience
for our guests, our sponsors, our participants and
people watching and wagering from home and other
locations around the [email protected]
• grade 1 winner
by sire of sires pulpit
• first-crop yearlings
AVERAGED 10x STUD FEE, selling for up to
• year 1: 101 mares bred
year 2: 103 mares bred
year 3: 102 mares bred
with first-crop 2YO’s
making their debut next year,
this is not the time to think
outside the box.
$7,500 stands and nurses
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 11/13/14 • PAGE 11 of 14 •
Sheikh Joaan=s Al Shaqab Racing has entered into a
five-year sponsorship deal of G1 Lockinge S. day at
Newbury Racecourse, which will take place May 16
next year. Total prize money on the day will increase
125% next year, and the Al Shaqab Lockinge S. will be
worth ,350,000, up from ,214,000 this year.
The Lockinge card will feature seven races, including
the ,100,000 Listed Al Shaqab S. (formerly the Aston
Park S.), as well as the Al Shaqab Fillies Trial S. and the
Al Shaqab Carnarvon S., previously run the day before
the Lockinge. Those will both be worth ,70,000. A
conditions race for 2-year-olds worth ,50,000 and a
mile handicap worth ,40,000 have also been added to
the card.
Harry Herbert, Racing Advisor to Al Shaqab,
commented, AAl Shaqab Racing is delighted to be
sponsoring such a prestigious race day, which includes
a race very close to our hearts, the Al Shaqab Lockinge
S. It is very appropriate as we won the race [this year]
with Olympic Glory, and in doing so kick-started the
Jack Berry House fundraising campaign, which has
raised a staggering ,500,000 for this fantastic [email protected]
Al Shaqab Racing advisor Harry Herbert presents Jack Berry with a
cheque for £500,000 for the Injured Jockeys Fund. The money was
earned by pre-selected group of 20 Al Shaqab horses through the 2014
Al Shaqab/S.Cargill
For the first time since the merger of the Australian
Jockey Club and the Sydney Turf Club to form the
Australian Turf Club in 2011, that organization has
recorded a profit and further reduced its legacy in the
past financial year, according to Racing and Sports. The
Australian Turf Club turned a profit of A$3.78 million in
the last year while crowds across Sydney=s four
metropolitan racehorses increased by almost 20%. The
Club has revealed intentions to move forward with
further investments in each of its racecourses that will
include further prize money investments.
AThis result is very pleasing, and is a turnaround in
underlying profit of $8.65 million, but it=s only the
start,@ Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Darren
Pearce told Racing and Sports. AIt also shows that the
tough decisions we took and the Club=s strategic focus
over the past four years since merger are now returning
dividends. Since merger we have gone through the
construction phase of Royal Randwick, followed by
financial consolidation, and we are now in a good
position to enter a growth and investment phase as the
business returns to growing profitability, and legacy
debt is being repaid. We will soon begin work on the
Rosehill Gardens refurbishment and we are also looking
at developing land that we own around the fringes at
Canterbury Park, whilst continuing to maintain full
racing [email protected]
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 11/13/14 • PAGE 12 of 14 •
Tally-Ho Stud=s Kodiac (GB) (Danehill), sire of Cartier
champion 2-year-old filly Tiggy Wiggy (Ire), was Britain
and Ireland=s busiest flat stallion of 2014 covering 234
mares, according to figures
released by Weatherbys
and published in Racing
Post. Now the sire of five
crops, Kodiac stood for
i10,000 in 2014.
Coolmore was
responsible for the next six
busiest stallions:
Mastercraftsman (Ire) (221
mares), Camelot (GB)
(195), Footstepsinthesand
(GB) (184), Galileo (Ire)
Tiggy Wiggy
(179), Thewayyouare
Racing Post
(174) and Declaration of
War (172). Rounding out the top 10 are Banstead
Manor=s Champs Elysees (GB) with 169 and the
Kildangan Stud duo of Dawn Approach (Ire) and
Casamento (Ire), each with 166 mares.
Camelot, Declaration of War and Dawn Approach
filled the top three slots on the busiest first-season
stallion stable, and Thewayyouare, sire of this year=s
G2 UAE Derby winner and GI Pacific Classic and GI
Breeders= Cup Classic runner-up Toast of New York,
was the flat sire with the biggest book increase in
2014, up 287% from the 45 mares he covered in
G1 Matron S. winner Fiesolana (Ire) (Aussie Rules-Tidal Reach, by Kris S.) has been retired from racing,
according to trainer Willie McCreery. A i35,000
Goresbridge Breeze-Up purchase by agent Federico
Barberini, Fiesolana was campaigned initially in Italy by
Simone Brogi before being relocated to France by
trainer Jean-Claude
Rouget. Turned over to
McCreery for her 4-yearold campaign, Fiesolana
won a trio of Group 3s in
that country for a new
ownership group and
closed out her season
with a victory in the
G2 Dubai Challenge S. in
Racing Post
Newmarket prior to
selling to Flaxman Stables
for 960,000gns at Tattersalls December last year.
Fiesolana recorded a career high in the Sept. 13
Matron, and after finishing seventh in the G1 Prix de la
Foret Oct. 5, she closed out her career with an eighthplace finish in the GI Breeders= Cup Filly & Mare Turf at
Santa Anita Nov. 1.
"She's been great for me the last couple of years and
I hope she's as good a mummy as she was a
racehorse,@ McCreery said. "She won the four group
races last year and it was great of the Niarchos family
to put faith in me by buying her before bringing her
back this season. For her to win the Group 1 in
Leopardstown was fantastic, and her last four races
have all been at Group 1 level. She's been a pleasure to
train and took me to Royal Ascot and the Breeders'
[email protected]
McCreery quipped, AShe'll be sadly missed as I'll have
to pay for my own holidays now."
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(22 weeks in advance of Derby)
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(12 weeks in advance of Derby)
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(nine weeks in advance of Derby)
•KDFW Pool 4: Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March
29 (five weeks in advance of Derby)
See NY’s Newest Stallion
» Won Churchill Downs S.-G2 earning 107 Beyer/1 3/4 Rag
» Placed in the Malibu S.-G1 (105 Beyer), King’s Bishop S.-G1
» Winner at 2, 3 and 4, won or placed in 9 of 13 lifetime starts at 9 different tracks
» By Speightstown, the leading sire in 2013 by stakes wins (37) and the second
leading sire of 2013 by earnings
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» His dam produced 6 starters, 6 winners, 2 graded blacktype winners with earnings
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 11/13/14 • PAGE 13 of 14 •
Coolmore=s G1 Cox Plate winner Adelaide (Ire)
(Galileo {Ire}) will remain in Australia under the care of
trainer Chris Waller as originally planned, Coolmore
Australia spokesman James Bester confirmed to Racing
and Sports yesterday. Trained by Aidan O=Brien through
an international campaign
that included a win in
Arlington=s GI Secretariat
S. and group placings in
England and France and
finally the Oct. 25 Cox
Plate, Adelaide will be
aimed at the A$4 million
G1 Queen Elizabeth S. at
Tom Magnier with Adelaide
The Championships in
Racing and Sports
April. The 3-year-old is
currently spelling at
Coolmore=s Hunter Valley property, and Waller noted he
had already visited the colt.
"I've been up to see the horse. He's a fantastic
individual," Waller told Racing and Sports. "They put
him out into the paddock while I was there and he
moved so effortlessly. He's a very athletic horse."
Waller said he plans to travel to Ireland to discuss
Adelaide=s training with O=Brien.
"I want to have a chat to Aidan to find out what we
need to do to have him ready without over-racing him,"
Waller added.
Lisa Ford:
To The Members of the New York Thoroughbred
Horsemen=s Association:
I want you all to know how profoundly grateful I am
to Rick Violette. He not only championed my idea to
start educational programs for backstretch workers he
made certain it would succeed. He gave an enormous
amount of his time to help implement our initiatives.
The Backstretch Education Fund grew out of the early
classes in ESL and vocational training that he, as a
director at NYTHA, helped me set up.
Our programs, The Groom Development Program,
ESL (English as a Second Language), and our language
lab and computer center--La Escuelita, have served
literally thousands of backstretch workers at Aqueduct
and Belmont and still continue to be a vital part of
backstretch life.
From the start in 2002 until today Rick has made
certain that we have NYTHA=s financial support and
also his own insight and guidance. I know that I have
grown tremendously as a leader as well because of his
partnership in our work.
I would like to include a quote from Rick that he gave
me to use for one of our brochures. It reflects upon
what is significant about the Backstretch Education
Fund but also says something about him. AIntellectually
the vocational training and ESL are not only perfectly
logical but a necessity on the backstretch. But all you
have to do is attend one class and see the sparkle in
the students= eyes and the intensity of their enthusiasm
and know that this is far more important than just
vocational training or [email protected]
Rick sees what needs to be done and makes sure it is
accomplished. But more importantly he wants things to
be better for others. We are very fortunate to have him
as part of the racing community.
On behalf of the Backstretch Education Fund thank
you for your support of his leadership.
Saturday, Churchill Downs, post time: 4:36 p.m. EST
MRS. REVERE S.-GII, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT
Testa Rossi (Fr)
Munirah K
Distorted Beauty
Sparkling Review
Personal Diary
Speed Seeker
Kiss Moon K
Miss Frost K
Spring Included
Courageous Julie
Lady Lara (Ire)
Sandiva (Ire)
Walk Close K
A Little Bit Sassy K
V V Goodnight K
Secret Someone K
Photo Call (Ire)
Black Elegance (Ire)
Dr Fong
Kitten's Joy
Invasor (Arg)
Lemon Drop Kid
City Zip
Heatseeker (Ire)
Malibu Moon
Pioneerof the Nile
Excellent Art (GB)
Ftstepsinthsnd (GB)
More Than Ready
Midnight Lute
A.P. Indy
Galileo (Ire)
Ftstepsinthsnd (GB)
Rocco Jr.
Ortiz Jr.
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Information as to the American races, race results and
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of the copyright owner, Daily Racing Form.
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 11/13/14 • PAGE 14 of 14 •
Saturday, Aqueduct, post time: 3:14 p.m. EST
RED SMITH H.-GIII, $250,000, 3yo/up, 1 3/8mT
1 Red Rifle K
Gnt's Causewy Bravo
2 Margano
3 Dynamic Sky
Sky Mesa
4 Big Blue Kitten
Kitten's Joy
5 Micromanage K Medaglia d'Oro Velazquez
6 St. Albans Boy
Gnt's Causeway Serpa
7 Calvados (Arg)
8 Legendary (GB)
Excd and Excl (Aus) Russell
9 Can'thelpbelieving (Ire) Dke of Mrmlde (Ire) Graham
10 Unitarian
11 Manighar (Fr)
Linamix (Fr)
Correas IV
Saturday, Churchill Downs, post time: 3:37 p.m. EST
COMMONWEALTH TURF S.-GIII, $100,000, 3yo, 1 1/16mT
Woodfield Springs K
Archway to Heaven K
De Facto K
Heart to Heart
Stormy Pacific K
Other Cheek
Shiva Ryan K
Highball K
Captain Dixie K
Afortable K
Bashart K
Raven's Pass
English Channel
Stormy Atlantic
Smart Strike
Lemon Drop Kid
Fort Prado
War Front
War Front
Rocco Jr. Arnold II
Lezcano Good
Ortiz Jr.
Leparoux Lynch
Castanon Bennett
Brdgmohan Gorder
Albarado Block
Saturday, Del Mar, post time: 7:00 p.m. EST
BOB HOPE S.-GIII, $100,000, 2yo, 7f (AWT)
1 Sebastian's Heart K Broken Vow
2 Story to Tell
Bluegrass Cat Talamo
3 Diamond Majesty K Lookin At Lucky Pedroza
4 Prime Engine K Northern Afleet Smith
5 Every May
Songandaprayer Arias
6 Alright Alright K Munnings
Van Dyke
7 All Indians K
Latent Heat
8 No Problem K
9 St. Joe Bay
Saint Anddan Trujillo
Papaprodromou 116
Hollendorfer 118
Hess Jr.
Saturday, Laurel Park, post time: 3:55 p.m. EST
FRANK J. DEFRANCIS MEMORIAL DASH S., $350,000, 3yo/up, 6f
Happy My Way
Heaven’s Runway
Favorite Tale
Zee Bros
Dads Caps
Bern Identity
La Verdad (f)
Ben’s Cat
Mico Margarita
Smash and Grab
Run Away and Hide
Tale of the Cat
Brother Derek
Discreet Cat
Yes It’s True
Parkers Storm Cat
Run Away and Hide
Sharp Humor
Santana Jr
Rodriguez 122
Leatherbry 118
Asmussen 118
Dilodovico 118
Yesterday=s Results:
5th-AQU, $67,000, Alw, NW1$X, 3yo/up, 6f,
1:10 1/5, ft.
BIG GUY IAN (c, 3, Birdstone--Literary Light {GSP,
$327,311}, by Ide), sixth to Coup de Grace (Tapit) in
Saratoga=s GII Amsterdam S. July 26, was ninth in an
upstate allowance next out Aug. 31 and finished third
in a Belmont allowance at this distance last time Oct.
24. The 9-5 chalk kept pressure on the leader from a
close second through moderate early splits, took
control in mid-stretch and swiftly drew clear to secure a
3 1/2-length victory over Knockher Off (Unbridled=s
Song). Sales history: $70,000 yrl '12 FTKOCT;
$375,000 2yo >13 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 9-2-0-2,
$86,598. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Anstu Stables Inc. B-Mueller Farms Inc (KY).
T-Michael Dilger.
9th-AQU, $55,000, Msw, (S), 2yo, 1 1/16mT,
1:47 4/5, fm.
FULMER (c, 2, Kitten=s Joy--Gdansking Queen, by
Langfuhr) was second on debut to the runaway
Kerjillion (Freud) going this distance over the Belmont
lawn Oct. 2. Continuing to run without Lasix, he was
hammered down to even-money favoritism to go one
better here. The chestnut got off to a stumbling
beginning, but soon settled into stride near the back of
the pack. Advancing to mid-field after a half in :49.26,
he was a three-wide third turning for home, instantly
assumed command at the top of the lane and cruised
clear to register a 1 3/4-length victory. Memories of
Peter (Disco Rico) determinedly pursued the chalk in the
lane, but was forced to settle for second. Hailing from
the family of champion and multi-millionaire Victory
Gallop (Cryptoclearance), the winner is a half to Blue
Pidgeon (Mizzen Mast), SP, $150,950. Lifetime Record:
2-1-1-0, $45,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O/B-TIC Racing Stable (NY). T-Christophe Clement.
Stephens Thoroughbreds Graduate
1st-AQU, $55,000, Msw, (S), 3yo/up, 6f, 1:11 3/5, ft.
IMPOSING FIGURE (g, 3, Repent--David's Dilemma, by
Distinctive Pro) finished fourth going this distance
against state-breds at Saratoga Sept. 1 for previous
trainer Hugh McMahon and was subsequently
transferred to David Jacobson. Bet down to 4-5, the
dark bay broke well from his rail draw and seized the
early advantage. Clocking a :22.66 first quarter and
:46.23 half, he held off a late bid from 64-1 shot Full of
Mine (Mineshaft) in the lane for a 1 3/4-length victory.
Sales history: $75,000 RNA yrl '12 FTNAUG. Lifetime
Record: 2-1-0-0, $36,650. Click for the
chart or VIDEO.
O-Dennis Narlinger. B-David Ahearn (NY). T-David
2nd-AQU, $60K, Msw, 3yo/up, 1mT, 12:49 p.m. ET
Christophe Clement unveils Jon and Sarah Kelly’s $370,000 KEESEP
purchase ICE CUTTER (Medaglia d’Oro). A son of GI Spinaway S.
heroine Irish Smoke (Smoke Glacken), the gray traces his lineage back
to GISW Book Review (Giant’s Causeway); and GSWs Added Elegance
(Stutz Blackhawk) and Added Gold (Gilded Time). Accomplished
steeplechase jockey turned trainer Danielle Hodsdon saddles her first
starter in Team Valor International’s Hay Oats and Water
(Dynaformer). The dark bay is out South African champion Irridescence
(SAf) (Caesour), who was a MG1SW in South Africa, a G1SW in Hong
Kong and GISP in the U.S. Irridescence is also a full sister to Perfect
Promise (SAf), a MG1SW in South Africa and GSW & G1SP in
Australia. Hay Oats and Water has been working well at Fair Hill in
preparation for this debut, most recently breezing a bullet half-mile in
:48 1/5 Nov. 3. Click for PPs.
Tuesday Night=s Results:
MNR, 11-11, 3yo, 6f, 1:10 3/5, ft.
1--COOL COWBOY, 123, c, 3, by Kodiak Kowboy
1st Dam: Grand Breeze, by Grand Slam
2nd Dam: Breeze Lass, by It's Freezing
3rd Dam: Faneuil Lass, by Somebody II
($110,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Savoy Stable;
B-Columbiana Farm (KY); T-Dale Bennett; J-Eduardo E
Perez. $51,765. Lifetime Record: 10-5-4-0,
Bred, Foaled, Raised & Sold by
2--Rockin Donovan, 118, c, 3, Dixie Union--Strikes No
Spares, by Smart Strike. ($80,000 wlng '11
KEENOV; $70,000 yrl '12 FTKJUL; $45,000 yrl '12
FTKOCT). O-Billy, Donna & Justin Hays. $17,000.
SELECT SALES Graduate...Exceeding Expectations
3--Stunt Double, 118, g, 3, Nobiz Like Shobiz-Karakorum Knockout, by Good and Tough. O-Kevin
Fletcher. $8,500.
Margins: 4HF, 1HF, 2HF. Odds: 0.50, 8.70, 41.80.
Cool Cowboy, wire-to-wire winner of the Inaugural S.
at Tampa Bay last December and the Golden Circle S.
at Prairie Meadows May 2 going six furlongs, was
second when stretched to seven panels in an Arlington
allowance behind GSP Myositis Dan (Istan) July 12.
Second to MSW I Got It All (Tiz Wonderful) in a sevenfurlong Keeneland allowance Oct. 25, Cool Cowboy
was sent off as the prohibitive favorite for his return to
stakes company Tuesday night. Displaying his typical
early speed, the well-traveled chestnut took pressure
from longshot Stunt Double to his outside through a
quarter-mile in :22.25, dispatched that rival around the
far turn and drew clear to an authoritative score. Click
for the chart.
TDN P AROUND THE WORLD • 11/13/14 • PAGE 2 of 4 •
Yesterday=s Results:
9th-CDX, $43,393, Alw, NW1X, 3yo/up, f/m,
1 1/16mT, 1:43 3/5, gd.
WICKED TEMPER (f, 3, Tapit--Sayedah {Ire} {GSW-Eng
& SP-Fr}, by Darshaan {GB}) has kept some good
company, including MGSW Aurelia=s Belle (Lemon Drop
Kid) and MGSP Miss Besilu (Medaglia d=Oro). Fourth in
an Ellis Park allowance Aug. 9, the bay was second in
an allowance over this course and distance Sept. 7 and
was sixth to the MGSP and GII Mrs. Revere S. hopeful
Kiss Moon (Malibu Moon) in Indiana=s one-mile TaWee
S. last time Oct. 4. Saving ground in fifth early, the 4-1
shot emerged from the pack alongside Holiday Stroll
(Langfuhr) in the lane and quickly dispensed of that rival
to secure a one-length victory. Sales history: $190,000
RNA wlng '11 KEENOV; $315,000 yrl '12 FTSAUG.
Lifetime Record: 12-2-1-0, $68,685. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Mark H Stanley. B-Galleria Bloodstock & Rhinestone
Bloodstock (KY). T-Dale L Romans.
5th-CDX, $39,820, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m,
1:48 2/5, ft.
IN FULL COMPLIANCE (f, 3, Smart Strike--Fiddlin
Devon, by Deputy Minister), ninth on debut going
6 1/2 panels over a muddy strip here June 20, was a
well-beaten seventh going six panels here after a brief
freshening Sept. 14. Improving to second when
stretched to 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland Oct. 5, she was
hammered down to 4-5 favoritism for this second go at
that distance. Tracking from a three-wide fourth
through a leisurely first quarter, the bay was rated a bit
farther back through a half in :50.07. Given the signal
at the top of the stretch, In Full Compliance ranged up
to battle Country Woman (Street Cry {Ire}) the rest of
the way home and got to the wire a head in front. The
winner is a half to Devon Rock (Rock Hard Ten), SP,
$150,258. In Full Compliance=s dam is a half to MGISW
Chaposa Springs (Baldski) and GI Metropolitan H.
winner You and I (Kris S.). Sales history: $190,000 yrl
'12 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 4-1-1-0, $36,229. Click
for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Klaravich Stables Inc & William Lawrence. B-Clearsky
Farms (KY). T-Albert M Stall Jr.
Purchased by Nick de Meric
CD Incorporated to Acquire Big Fish Games:
Edited Press Release
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN)
(CDI) and Big Fish Games, Inc. (Big Fish), a producer
and distributor of mobile and online games, today
announced they have entered into a definitive merger
agreement under which CDI will acquire all of the
outstanding stock and equity interests of the privately
held Big Fish.
The transaction is structured on a cash-free/debt-free
basis and is valued at up to $885 million, including a
base consideration of $485 million and a potential
earn-out payment of up to $350 million based on 2015
Adjusted EBITDA, and a potential bonus payment to the
founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Big Fish,
Paul Thelen, of $50 million based on 2016 bookings.
The purchase price will be paid in cash, except for
approximately $15 million paid in CDI common stock to
Paul Thelen.
The merger, which has been approved by the Boards
of Directors of both companies, is conditioned upon
receipt of required regulatory approvals and other
customary closing conditions. Subject to the
satisfaction of these conditions, the transaction is
expected to close by the end of the year.
AThe acquisition of Big Fish and our entry into the
rapidly growing mobile and online games industry gives
us new products, new customers, new geographies and
new sizeable growth opportunities,@ said Bill Carstanjen,
Chief Executive Officer of CDI. AWhile many will view
this transaction as a logical extension to what we
currently do with, what is most
important to us are the strong team and the processes
and capabilities that have been built by Big Fish in
Seattle, Oakland, and Luxembourg. We are excited to
announce this transaction and believe we will do great
things [email protected]
Yesterday=s Results:
1st-WOX, $41,904, Alw, NW2L, (S), 2yo, f, 6 1/2f
(AWT), 1:17 4/5, ft.
WEEKEND IN MALIBU (f, 2, Old Forester--Druidess, by
Malibu Moon), second on debut here against statebreds Aug. 16, broke through last time going six panels
over this strip versus fellow Ontario-breds Sept. 24.
Keeping close tabs from third early, the 6-5 chalk
seized control just before hitting the half-mile pole in
:45.98. Showing the way into the stretch, the chestnut
sailed clear to a seemingly effortless five-length victory
over Quidi Vidi (Marcavelly). Sales history: C$30,000
yrl '13 ONTSEP. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $57,774.
Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Carnegie Hill Stable & Kingfield Racing Stable Ltd.
B-Bernard & Karen McCormack (ON). T-Catherine Day
Bred, Raised & Sold by Cara Bloodstock • (905)261-8852
Registered Ontario-Bred/CTHS Grad
Career Victory
Who: Trainer Joel Marr
When: Tuesday, Nov. 11
Where: 11th race, Zia Park
With: Sweet Diamond (Attila=s Storm)
TDN P AROUND THE WORLD • 11/13/14 • PAGE 3 of 4 •
The Jockey Club Denies Stud Book Privileges to Vitiello
Edited Press Release
The Jockey Club announced today that Rhiannan R.
Vitiello will be denied all privileges of The American
Stud Book permanently, effective January 1, 2015, for
a 2012 conviction of cruelty to animals in Charles City
County, Virginia. The denial of privileges, pursuant to
Rule 19 of the Principal Rules and Requirements of The
American Stud Book, includes the privilege of
registering foals and the privileges of any registration
process for any Thoroughbred.
The entire text of Rule 19 can be found at
Nine wildcards have been added to Arqana=s Autumn
Horses-In-Training Sale Nov. 17 to 19. They are a mix
of flat and national hunt horses, and include lot 175,
the stakes-placed and debut-winning 2-year-old Winter
Springs (Fr) (Stormy River {Fr}); lot 185, the 2-year-old
colt Silverwave (Fr) (Silver Frost {Ire}), who is two-fortwo over Pornichet=s Fibresand and lot 190, the 3-yearold gelding Kais (Fr) (Redback {GB}), who has won his
last two starts over 12 and 12 1/2 furlongs. For the full
catalogue, visit
on today’s European racing scene
Absolute Champion, c, 2, Henrythenavigator. See
ABreeders= Edition [email protected]
First-crop starters to watch: Thursday, November 13
Sire (Sire’s Sire), current farm, 2011 Fee, #foals of racing age/Winners/
BlackTypeWnrs * Race #-track, race type, distance, runner, odds (if available)
12.30 Saint-Cloud, Mdn, €25,000, 2yo, f, 8fT
Ballymore Thoroughbred’s AME BLEUE (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a
homebred daughter of the 2001 G1 Prix de Diane, G1 Prix Vermeille
and 2002 G1 Prix Ganay victress Aquarelliste (Fr) (Danehill), and is kin
to a pair of black-type performers. Andre Fabre’s trainee faces nine in
this unveiling, including Gestut Ammerland’s stablemate Morning Moon
(GB) (King’s Best), a daughter of 2002 G1 Oaks d’Italia and
G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) placegetter Midnight Angel (Ger)
(Acatenango {Ger}), who seeks to improve on a debut fifth going nine
panels at Longchamp last month.
B R E E D E R S’ E D I T I O N
DROVER (Storm Cat), 5/0/0
6-RP, Msw, 6 1/2f, +Nym (Mex), 15-1
HOLD ME BACK (Giant's Causeway), Winstar, $6K, 78/8/1
4-DMR, Msw, 1mT, Cool Moves, $25K RNA FTK OCT yrl, 6-1
LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike), Ashford Stud, $15K, 100/21/3
4-DMR, Msw, 1mT, Lookin for Money, $90K BAR MAR 2yo, 20-1
MIDSHIPMAN (Unbridled's Song), Darley, $8K, 67/14/1
6-CD, Msw, 1 1/16mT, +Oo de Lally, $32K FTK OCT yrl, 15-1
SUMMER BIRD (Birdstone), Japan, $15K, 93/7/0
8-CD, Msw, 1m, Summer Solution, $17K KEE SEP yrl, 15-1
TEMPLE CITY (Dynaformer), Spendthrift Farm, $5K, 89/8/2
6-CD, Msw, 1 1/16mT, Infiltration, $26K OBS OPN 2yo, 8-1
1-DMR, Msw, 1mT, Flat Footed Mama, 3-1
THE PAMPLEMOUSSE (Kafwain), R San Miguel, $3K, 19/1/0
1-DMR, Msw, 1mT, Bullwinkle Babe, 6-1
WARRIOR’S REWARD (Medaglia d'Oro), Spendthrift Farm, $13K, 104/12/1
4-DMR, Msw, 1mT, Rush of Day, 12-1
8th-LRL, $45,000, Opt. Clm. ($25,000-$20,000),
NW2X, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:37 3/5, ft.
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (f, 4, Hard Spun--Without
Delay, by Seeking the Gold) Lifetime Record: 23-6-5-5,
$169,293. O-Charles Jones, Sr. B-Hertrich/McCarthy
Livestock LLC, Fred W Hertrich III & John D Field (KY).
T-Claudio A Gonzalez. *$10,000 yrl '11 KEESEP;
$55,000 RNA 2yo >12 OBSAPR.
First/second-crop starters to watch: Thurs., November 13
3rd-TDN, $27,700, NW2LX, (S), 3yo/up, 6f, 1:12 3/5,
GRAY DOWRY (g, 5, Risk and Reward--Angel's Dowry,
by Waquoit) Lifetime Record: 17-2-8-1, $68,561.
O/B-Edward C Komlo (OH). T-Mark Doering.
Sire (Sire’s Sire), current farm, 2010 Fee, #foals of racing age/Winners/
BlackTypeWnrs * Race #-track, race type, distance, runner, odds (if available)
MUTADDA (Mutakddim), Crestwood Farm, 15/2/0
6-GPW, Msw, 1mT, +Seeking Sallie, 12-1
SQUARE EDDIE (Smart Strike), Vessels Stallion Farm, 62/19/2
1-DMR, Msw, 1mT, +Who Is Lido, 15-1
9th-ZIA, $39,500, Opt. Clm. ($25,000), C, (S), 3yo/up,
f/m, 6f, 1:11, ft.
WAY TO GO GERDA (f, 4, The Way Home--Gerda, by
Jade Hunter) Lifetime Record: SW, 27-7-5-4,
$287,658. O/B-Larry Strain (NM). T-Roy L Marcom Jr.
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Breeders= Edition America cont.
7th-TDN, $24,000, NW3L, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2f,
1:05 3/5, ft.
NACHALY (f, 3, City Place--Golden Trust, by Confide)
Lifetime Record: 5-3-0-1, $43,500. O/T-Olivo I Inirio.
B-Bobbie Kay Tate (TX). *$4,000 2yo >13 OBSJUN.
5th-MNR, $20,000, 11-11, NW2L, 3yo/up, f/m,
1m70y, 1:48 1/5, ft.
SARBI (f, 3, Awesome Again--Hattiesburg {GSW &
GISP, $542,675}, by Mutakddim) Lifetime Record:
8-2-3-2, $41,161. O-Catherine Adams Hutt.
B-Fox-Straus KY (KY). T-Ron Moquett. *$12,500 yrl
Fort Dixie, c, 2, Fort Prado--Sweet Dixie Girl, by Dixie
Union. HAW, 11-12, 1mT, 1:38 2/5. B-Mike Fitch (IL).
Day Six, g, 3, Any Given Saturday--Vices and Virtues,
by Lion Cavern. AQU, 11-12, (C), 1mT, 1:41 4/5.
B-J Bonner Young (KY).
Giacomo Belle, f, 3, Giacomo--Shimmer, by Pulpit. ZIA,
11-12, 6 1/2f, 1:19. B-Mr & Mrs Jerome S Moss
(KY). *$15,000 2yo >13 OBSAPR.
B R E E D E R S’ E D I T I O N
7th-KMP, ,19,000, 3yo/up, 7f (AWT), 1:24.04, ft.
MAGIC CITY (IRE) (g, 5, Elusive City--Annmarie=s Magic
{Ire}, by Flying Spur {Aus}) Lifetime Record: SP-Eng,
29-6-5-6, ,148,670. O-Barker, Ferguson, Mason,
Hassiakos, Done. B-Annmarie Burke (Ire). T-Richard
Hannon. *i12,500 wlng >09 GOFNOV; ,42,000 yrl >10
Camagueyana (GB), f, 2, Archipenko--Caribana (GB), by
Hernando (Fr). KMP, 11-12, 8f (AWT), 1:40.02.
B-Kirsten Rausing (GB). *1/2 to Cubanita (GB)
(Selkirk), MGSW-Eng, G1SP-Ger & GSP-Ire,
Absolute Champion, c, 2, Henrythenavigator-Alegendinmyownmind, by Cape Cross (Ire). KMP,
11-12, 6f (AWT), 1:12.87. B-Nobutaka Tada (KY).
*60,000gns yrl >13 TATOCT.
Plus Ca Change (Ire), f, 2, Invincible Spirit (Ire)-Allannah Abu (GB) (SP-Swe), by Dubawi (Ire). DUN,
11-12, 7f (AWT), 1:26.17. B-Ennistown Stud & Airlie
Stud (Ire). *110,000gns RNA yrl >13 TATOCT.
Wychwood Warrior (Ire), c, 2, Lope de Vega (Ire)-Pearlitas Passion (Ire). By High Chaparral (Ire). DUN,
11-12, 7f (AWT), 1:25.45. B-M J Enright (Ire). *21st
winner for freshman sire (by Shamardal).
Royal Silk (GB), f, 2, Royal Applause (GB)--Silky Dawn
(Ire), by Night Shift. KMP, 11-12, 6f (AWT), 1:12.13.
B-D J & Mrs Deer (GB).
Sirikoi (GB), f, 3, Myboycharlie (Ire)--Misty Eyed (Ire)
(Hwt. 3yo Filly-Eng at 5-7f, GSW-Eng & GSP-Fr,
$149,277), by Paris House. DUN, 11-12, 7f (AWT),
1:27.35. B-Mrs J Fuller & S Dutfield (GB).
*65,000gns yrl >12 TATOCT.
Mr. Z (Malibu Moon), 5f, 1:01.60, 6/22
Take Charge Brandi (Giant’s Causeway), 5f, 1:02.20, 14/22
Atreides (Medaglia d’Oro), 4f, :47.09, 1/23
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