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‘15 SCHEDULE The New York Racing Association has
released its stakes schedule for the 2015 Saratoga
Race Course meet, which is highlighted by an enhanced
card for the $1.25-million GI Travers S. Aug. 29. The
Saturday program will feature five additional Grade I
affairs, including the grassy, 12-furlong Sword Dancer
S., offering a doubled purse of $1 million. The
$750,000 GI Personal Ensign S. for distaffers and
$700,000 Forego S. for male sprinters--both with
purses of $500,000 in 2014--have also been added to
the Travers card, joining the $500,000 Ballerina S. for
female sprinters and $500,000 King=s Bishop S. for
3-year-olds at seven furlongs. The $400,000 GII
Ballston Spa S. will also be held Aug. 29.
"We have made improvements to Travers Day to
keep in line with the creation of our 'must-see' events,"
said Martin Panza, Senior Vice President of Racing
Operations for the New York Racing Association. "We
are developing Travers Day into a national event--a mini
Breeders' Cup--by increasing the purses for the Personal
Ensign and the Forego. By including the Sword Dancer
and raising the purse to $1 million, we hope to create
international involvement in that race."
The 40-day meet begins Friday, July 24 and runs
through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7 with a total of
69 stakes offering record purses of $18.7 million. After
opening weekend, racing will take place six days a
week, Wednesday through Monday.
The 1 3/8-mile, $250,000 GII Bowling Green S. has
been moved from Belmont to Saratoga, and will be held
Aug. 1 as a prep for the Sword Dancer. The $100,000
Bolton Landing S. for juvenile fillies going 5 1/2
furlongs on the grass Aug. 19, and the $100,000
Schenectady S. for colts Aug. 21, are also new
additions. "Both of these 2-year-old turf stakes were
created with a look ahead to the Breeders' Cup," noted
Panza. Cont. p3
Saratoga Race Course
The biggest and best of the Japanese turf congregate
at Nakayama this afternoon for the G1 Arima Kinen, the
Grand Prix of Japan, whose participants are selected--in
part--by the public.
Making his final career appearance today is Just a
Way (Jpn) (Heart=s Cry {Jpn}), who will look to follow
in the hoofprints of his sire, successful in this event
back in 2005.
Anointed the world=s
best with a rating of
130 following his
smashing victory in
the G1 Dubai Duty
Free S. at Meydan
Mar. 29, the bay cut
back to a mile and
landed this country=s
premier race at that
Just a Way
Randi Sokoloff
distance, the
G1 Yasuda Kinen June 8. One of three Japanese raiders
for the G1 Prix de l=Arc de Triomphe Oct. 5, Just a Way
was an excuse-free eighth and was last seen finishing
four lengths behind Epiphaneia (Jpn) (Symboli Kris S),
second in the G1 Japan Cup at Tokyo Nov. 30.
AHe=s back to his best. He=s night and day compared
to his last race,@ warned jockey Yuichi Fukunaga. AI=ve
got a lot of good memories with him but I=m hoping we
have one more here. It would be great if he can finish
his career on a high--because he=s certainly in the
physical condition to do [email protected] Cont. p11
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Irish Mission
Lauren King
Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita played host to two and three graded stakes
respectively Saturday. Find out who got the money inside.
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 3 of 11 •
Saratoga Stakes Schedule cont. from p1
New York Breeders= Showcase Day has been moved
to Friday, Aug. 28. It was previously held the day after
Travers Day. The $150,000 GIII Schuylerville S. for
juvenile fillies takes its traditional spot on Opening Day,
and will be joined this year by the GIII Lake George S.
for sophomore filly turfers. The $1.25-million
GI Whitney H. will be run Saturday, Aug. 8, along with
the $500,000 GI Test S. and three additional stakes
races. The $600,000 GII Jim Dandy S., the local prep
for the Travers, is scheduled for Aug. 1. Other Grade Is
to be run at the Spa include the TVG Diana S. July 25;
Coaching Club American Oaks July 26; Alfred G.
Vanderbilt H. Aug. 1; GI Alabama S. Aug. 22;
Woodward S. and Spinaway S. Sept. 5; and Hopeful S.
Sept. 7.
All horses in the TDN are bred in North America,
unless otherwise indicated
Saturday, Gulfstream Park
W. L. MCKNIGHT H.-GIII, $100,000, GPX, 12-27,
3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:34 1/5, gd.
1--DIVINE OATH, 116, c, 3, by Broken Vow
1st Dam: Rejoicing, by Forestry
2nd Dam: Pennant Champion, by Mr. Prospector
3rd Dam: Personal Ensign, by Private Account
($200,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Let's Go Stable;
B-Sanford R Robertson (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher;
J-Javier Castellano. $57,040. Lifetime Record:
9-5-1-1, $416,890. Werk Nick Rating: A+++.
*Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
SELECT SALES Graduate...Exceeding Expectations
2--Fixador (Brz), 116, c, 4, Crafty C. T.--Nein (Brz), by
Know Heights (Ire). O-Stud Vicenza; B-Haras Valente
(Brz); T-Eduardo Caramori. $18,400.
3--Manchurian High, 115, g, 6, The Daddy--Corredor's
Wind, by El Corredor. ($28,000 RNA wnlg '08
OBSOCT; $1,000 yrl '09 OBSAUG; ). O/T-Lilli
Kurtinecz; B-Greg Norman (FL). $9,200.
Margins: HF, 1, 1HF. Odds: 4.40, 47.50, 10.30.
Also Ran: Unitarian, Margano, St. Albans Boy, Slumber
(GB), Royal Blessing, North Slope, Dashing David (Ire),
Avie's Quality, Rapscallion, Midnight Aria.
Scratched: Calvados (Arg), Developer,
Greengrassofyoming. Click for the chart or
the PPs. VIDEO. Cont. p4
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 4 of 11 •
W. L. McKnight cont.
Drawn three from the outside, Divine Oath was off
Divine Oath, the lone sophomore in the field for
without incident and was able to cross all the way
yesterday=s GIII W. L. McKnight H., remained perfect in
down into about the two path as Rapscallion
three appearances over this turf course and stamped
(Speightstown) led from Margano (Dynaformer) and
himself one to watch for middle- to longer-distance
Midnight Aria (Midnight Lute), each of whom showed
tests in 2015.
speed from wide gates. Fixador, a
A maiden and allowance winner
four-time Group 1 winner in his
here last winter, Divine Oath failed
native Brazil, joined the fray passing
to draw in off the also-eligibles for
the stands with a lap to run, while
Keeneland=s GI Toyota Blue Grass
Javier Castellano dropped Divine
S. and was rerouted for that track=s
Oath onto the back of Midnight
GIII Coolmore Lexington S. the
Aria. Those positions remained
following weekend, where he
largely unchanged until Castellano
finished a good second to Mr
asked his mount for a bit of run to
Speaker (Pulpit). Fourth to Bobby=s
improve his position and confront
Kitten (Kitten=s Joy) in the
the pacesetters three wide at the
May 31 Penn Mile S., the bay
final turn. Asked for his best at the
parlayed a perfect trip in the
head of the stretch, Divine Oath
GIII American Derby at Arlington
surged to the front with relative
July 12, knifing through at the rail
ease and held sway late as Fixador
to score by a half-length. Nearly 20
Divine Oath
gave game chase. Manchurian High
A Coglianese
lengths off a modest tempo in the
came from the backfield to round
GI Secretariat S. back in suburban
out the trifecta.
Chicago Aug. 16, Divine Oath was well-held in sixth
AThe race set up well for him today and Javier rode
behind Adelaide (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), but atoned for that
him very well,@ assistant trainer Tristan Berry
defeat with another rail-skimming success in the GIII
commented. AThis horse has been training great. He ran
Kent S. at Delaware Sept. 20. Prominent throughout in
a good race in California, too, and came back and
the GII Twilight Derby at Santa Anita Oct. 31, he came
backed it up here today. It all worked [email protected]
with a late run, but fell a half-length short behind fellow
East Coast raider Long On Value (Value Plus).
Will retire to Three Chimneys after racing in 2015
classic winner at 3 • met mile winner at 4
Inquiries to Grant Williamson at 859.873.7053
Horse of the Year Curlin’s Best Son
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 5 of 11 •
Saturday, Gulfstream Park
MR. PROSPECTOR S.-GIII, $100,000, GPX, 12-27,
3yo/up, 6f, 1:09 2/5, gd.
[email protected], 119, c, 4, by Harlan's Holiday
1st Dam: Preach It (MSP, $120,839), by Saint Ballado
2nd Dam: Arrested Dreams, by Dehere
3rd Dam: Moment to Buy, by Timeless Moment
($90,000 RNA yrl '11 KEESEP). O-Team Valor
International; B-Totem Thoroughbreds LLC (KY);
T-Ralph E Nicks; J-Paco Lopez. $60,140. Lifetime
Record: 8-5-1-0, $181,795. Werk Nick Rating: A++.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Risk Factor, 117, c, 4, Stormy Atlantic--Samantha O,
by Unbridled's Song. ($7,000 wnlg '10 OBSOCT;
$4,000 yrl '11 OBSAUG). O-Stephen Screnci;
B-Westbury Stables (FL); T-Rohan Crichton. $19,400.
3--Mongolian Saturday, 117, g, 4, Any Given Saturday
--Miss Hot Salsa, by Houston. ($60,000 yrl '11
KEESEP). O-Mongolian Stable; B-Normandy Farm
(KY); T-Enebish Ganbat. $9,700.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 1/4, 4. Odds: 1.80, 2.80, 15.20.
Also Ran: Master Blender, Little Daddy, Calamondin,
Simmstown, Singanothersong.
Click for the chart or the PPs.
Headline News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 pages
Speechify was a 10 1/2-length debut graduate over
this track and trip last August, and added an easy
optional claiming tally the following month. Fourth
when attempting to stretch out that November, he was
second back at six furlongs behind eventual
GIII Maryland
Sprint H. winner
and GI Alfred G.
Vanderbilt H.
runner-up Happy
My Way (Wilko)
here just over a
year ago. The dark
bay returned to
winning ways
going 5 1/2 panels
here Jan. 23, but
could only manage
a close eighth in
Kenny Martin
the Gin Rummy
Champ S. sprinting
on the Gulfstream Park West lawn off the lay-off Oct.
25. He had last been seen taking that venue=s Kenny
Noe Jr. S. over a next-out winner and four other foes
he was facing here. The dark bay took up a stalking
spot in third early behind and opening quarter in :22.60.
He came with a three-wide bid after a half in :45.43,
and strode out to a comfortable first graded victory.
Cont. p6
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 6 of 11 •
Mr. Prospector S. cont.
AThe last time he was really slow at the break and
they went in 23 [seconds],@ noted winning rider Paco
Lopez. AI wanted to find a spot for my horse but [Risk
Factor] wouldn=t let me go in, so I used my horse a
little. My horse was running really hard and trying really
hard and when I asked him in the stretch he kept
[email protected] Trainer Ralph Nick added, AHe=s come a long
way. He=s so straightforward. He=s a horse that enjoys
what he does. He=s like a good athlete; he tries to get
better... He=s had three races close together. We=ll take
our time now. Will we skip the [GIII Gulfstream Park
Sprint Feb. 21]? We=ll let him tell [email protected] The winner, who
nearly lost his life twice due to a restricted esophagus,
is out of a half to Grade II winner Oratory (Pulpit). His
third dam Moment to Buy won at the highest level.
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Saturday, Gulfstream Park
LA PREVOYANTE H.-GIII, $100,000, GPX, 12-27,
3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/2mT, 2:35 4/5, gd.
1--IRISH MISSION, 120, m, 5, by Giant=s Causeway
1st Dam: Misty Mission, by Miswaki
2nd Dam: Hangin on a Star, by Vice Regent
3rd Dam: Hangin Round, by Stage Door Johnny
($375,000 yrl '10 FTSAUG). O-Robert S Evans;
B-Sam-Son Farm (ON); T-Christophe Clement; J-John
R Velazquez. $56,420. Lifetime Record: Ch. 3yo Filly
& Ch. Turf Female-Can, GISP, 28-6-6-3,
$1,266,863. *1/2 to French Beret (Broad Brush),
MGSW, $659,434. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Registered Ontario-Bred
2--Tabreed (GB), 115, m, 5, Sakhee--Za Aamah, by Mr.
Prospector. (€85,000 HRA >12 ARQDEC). O-China
Horse Club; B-Shadwell Estate Company Limited
(GB); T-Christophe Clement. $18,200.
3--Photo Call (Ire), 111, f, 3, Galileo (Ire) (Ire)--Theann
(GB), by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire). O-William Oppenheim;
B-Mrs Evie Stockwell (Ire); T-H Graham Motion.
BBA Ireland Private Purchase — [email protected]
BBA Ireland — Transport Purchase Insurance
Margins: 3/4, NK, HF. Odds: 2.20, 14.10, 2.90.
Also Ran: Always Kitten, Julie's Love (GB), Maximova, Clearbrook, Auld
Alliance (Ire), Cay Dancer (GB), Honey Lake, Angegreen (Ity), Bohemian
Dance (Ire), Modernstone (GB), Premium (GB). Click for the
chart or the PPs. VIDEO. Cont. p7
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 7 of 11 •
La Prevoyante cont.
It had already been a banner year for the Christophe
Clement stable thanks in large part to Shel Evans=s
GI Belmont S. and GI Jockey Club Gold Cup S. hero and
J “TDN Rising Star” J Tonalist (Tapit), and the
Frenchman added one more 2014 highlight here with a
Grade III exacta capped
by another Evans
trainee. Transferred
from Woodbine-based
Mark Frostad to
Clement at the
beginning of the season,
Irish Mission ended a
seven-race winless
drought with a victory
as the favorite in
GIII Glens Falls S.
Irish Mission
Aug. 31. She shipped
Lauren King
West to finish a closeup, dead-heat third in the GI Rodeo Drive S. at Santa
Anita Sept. 27, but finished last of 11--albeit only
beaten 6 1/4 lengths--in the GI Breeders= Cup F/M Turf
back in Arcadia Nov. 1. Never able to tuck in from stall
12, the public=s choice bided her time just off the early
pace while three deep. She tugged her way closer while
four wide past the stands for the first time, and
appeared to be up against it when pilot John Velazquez
began to ask her for more into the final bend. She came
alive to take over into the straight, shrugged off
challenges from Always Kitten (Kitten=s Joy) and Photo
Call, and found the line with a sliver of daylight to spare
over stablemate Tabreed. "[Irish Mission is] going to be
bred in the spring of 2015, so maybe she can run once
more in a race like The [GIII] Very One [S. Feb. 21],@
Clement revealed. AThe other filly [Tabreed] is going to
quarantine I think in January. She=s going to be bred to
[Coolmore Ireland resident] Australia (GB) (Galileo {Ire}),
because the owner of Tabreed [Teo Ah Khing] owns a
share of Australia. It=s fun. It=s a fun race. I=ve been
lucky in this race in the past. It=s fun to train good
horses." Irish Mission is reportedly booked to Tapit for
2015. Clement won this race with Coretta in both
1998 and 1999 when it was contested at Calder.
Trakus Fact: La Prevoyante winner Irish
Mission covered more ground than all but one
rival (Auld Alliance), including 59 ft. (approx.
7 lengths) more than runner-up Tabreed.
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Saturday, Santa Anita Park
MIDNIGHT LUTE S.-GIII, $100,500, SAX, 12-27,
3yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:14 2/5, ft.
[email protected] PASSION, 119, c, 4, by With Distinction
1st Dam: Dance Forthe Green, by West by West
2nd Dam: Greenislandancer, by Greinton (GB)
3rd Dam: Guadalupe, by Sigebert (Fr)
($17,500 yrl '11 OBSJAN; $65,000 yrl '11
OBSAUG). O-Edward J Brown Jr, Alan Klein & Phillip
Lebherz; B-Harold J Plumley (FL); T-Jeff Bonde;
J-Mike E Smith. $60,000. Lifetime Record: GISP,
13-6-1-4, $336,180. *Full to Italo, SW, $108,700;
1/2 to Dance So Sweet (Sweetsouthernsaint),
Ch. Imp. 2yo Filly & Ch. Imp. 3yo Filly-Jam.
Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
Purchased by Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock • [email protected]
2--Heir of Storm, 119, g, 4, Wildcat Heir--Tiz What It
Waz, by Tiznow. ($85,000 yrl '11 OBSAUG;
$120,000 2yo >12 BESMAR). O-Gary Barber, Brous
Stable, Len M Friedman & Wachtel Stable; B-Philip &
Karen Matthews (FL); T-Peter Miller. $20,000.
Stephens Thoroughbreds Graduate
3--Appealing Tale, 119, g, 4, Tale of the Cat--Appealing
Bride, by Unbridled's Song. ($77,000 RNA wlng '10
KEENOV; $115,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $95,000 2yo
>12 OBSMAR;). O-Gary & Cecil Barber; B-Hart Farm
(KY); T-Peter Miller. $12,000.
Margins: 1 3/4, NO, 1. Odds: 6.80, 28.20, 31.00.
Also Ran: Secret Circle, Seeking the Sherif, Bahamian
Squall, Bolita Boyz. Click for the chart or
the PPs. VIDEO.
Distinctiv Passion, among the quickest horses early in
training, took the local San Pedro S. last January, and
crossed the line first in Del Mar=s Green Flash H. that
August before being disqualified to third. He spiced up
the trifecta behind ill-fated champion Points
Offthebench (Benchmark) and MGISW Goldencents
(Into Mischief) after setting hot splits in the 2013
GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. in October, but
faded to eighth when attempting seven panels in the
GI Malibu S. some 364 days before this. Second to
Seeking the Sherif (Officer) in Los Alamitos Race
Course=s Katella S. Sept. 20, the dark bay ran away
with a Del Mar optional claimer over five furlongs of
sod Nov. 14. Cont. p8
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 8 of 11 •
Midnight Lute S. cont.
Attempting to win at the longest distance of his
career, Distinctiv Passion shook free from Heir of Storm
after an opening quarter in :21.23 and posted a halfmile in an eye-popping :42.99. He appeared to be
growing leg weary into the lane, but summoned all he
had to maintain a clear advantage under the line and on
the gallop-out. AI was just trying to get along with him,@
explained Hall of Fame rider
Mike Smith. AThe way to keep
him going turning for home is
to get along with him on the
backside. If you can=t do that,
they won=t finish for you. I
wanted to keep him happy
and I was in a great post to
do [email protected] Smith continued,
ABelieve it or not, they went
in :42 [for the half], but he
rated. Rating doesn=t
necessarily mean that you
have to go slow. He=s got a
high cruising speed. I got him
comfortable and he was
happy going that fast. He had
Distinctiv Passion and
his ears up; I thought we
Mike Smith
were going in :24. Down the
Benoit Photo
lane, he was able to hold
them off. I was running on
fumes by the end, but you=re supposed to when you go
that [email protected] Winning trainer Jeff Bonde offered, AI was
happy he drew outside. Historically, I=ve never trained a
horse that=s quicker up the backside. He wants to lock
on the bridle like an alligator, and over the last six
months in the mornings, he started to relax and then
kick and run late. I was hoping it transferred to the
afternoon. Today=s the first time I ever saw him sit and
then kick and run, so he is learning, finally.
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Tonalist (Tapit)
was tabbed as a
J “TDN Rising Star” J
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Saturday, Santa Anita Park
ROBERT J FRANKEL S.-GIII, $101,000, SAX, 12-27,
3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/8mT, 1:49 4/5, fm.
[email protected] PIMPERNEL (GB), 119, f, 4, by Sir Percy (GB)
1st Dam: Angeleno (Ire), by Belong to Me
2nd Dam: Anno Luce (GB), by Old Vic (GB)
3rd Dam: Anna Paola (Ger), by Prince Ippi (Ger)
(800gns yrl '11 TATOCT; 8,500gns 2yo >12
TATGNS). O-Triton Racing LLC; B-Harts Farm Stud
(GB); T-Carla Gaines; J-Victor Espinoza. $60,000.
Lifetime Record: 16-5-4-3, $153,409. Werk Nick
Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Diversy Harbor, 117, f, 3, Curlin--Motokiks, by
Storm Cat. ($95,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Glen
Hill Farm; B-Barbara Hunter (KY); T-Thomas F Proctor.
Purchased by Donato Lanni/Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock
Hip 391 - half-bro sells at KeeJan with Hill ‘n’ Dale
3--Three Hearts, 124, f, 4, Hat Trick (Jpn)--Secret Heart
(SAf), by Fort Wood. O-Team Valor International;
B-Team Valor Int'l LLC (KY); T-Neil D Drysdale.
Margins: NO, NK, NK. Odds: 2.90, 3.90, 15.20.
Also Ran: Lady of Gold, Kathleen Rose, Rusty Slipper,
Blingismything, Scooter Bird, Aguafria. Scratched: Bee
Brave (GB), Floral Romance, Winning Rhythm. Click for
the chart or the PPs. VIDEO.
Previously trained in Great Britain by her owner Henry
Candy, Lady Pimpernel annexed a 10-panel Newmarket
handicap Aug. 2 and Salisbury=s Upavon Fillies S. going
the same trip 11 days later. She resurfaced Stateside
for these connections in Del Mar=s GIII Red Carpet H.
Nov. 22, but endured a tough trip and was likely best
when third behind Three Hearts and Lady of Gold
(Medaglia d=Oro). Looking to provide trainer Carla
Gaines with a stakes double after the impressive Eddie
Logan S. performance turned in by Bolo (Temple City)
(see California report), the chestnut was reined in by
Victor Espinoza to save ground from about midpack.
She came off the rail as the field bunched down the
backside, and again appeared to be finding some traffic
trouble as they spun for home. Able to force her way
through a seam in midstretch, she found the line just in
time from fast-charging J “TDN Rising Star” J
Diversy Harbor. The winner=s second dam was a Group
3 winner in Germany, while her third dam was a
champion in that country at both two and three.
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Kitten’s Joy
Line of David
Maclean’s Music
Malibu Moon
Medaglia d’Oro*
Mizzen Mast
Mr. Sidney
Mucho Macho Man
Nobiz Like Shobiz
Northern Afleet
Old Fashioned
Paddy O’Prado
Perfect Soul
Pioneerof the Nile
Point Given
Point of Entry
Quality Road
Ready’s Image
Real Solution
Run Away and Hide
Shakin It Up
Sidney’s Candy
Spring at Last
Stephen Got Even
Strong Mandate
Student Council
Successful Appeal
Take Charge Indy
Tale of Ekati
Taste of Paradise
Temple City
Trappe Shot
Warrior’s Reward
Will Take Charge
Yes It’s True
Distorted Reality
Half Ours
My Pal Charlie
Cal Nation
Freedom Child
Friesan Fire
Lion Hearted
Louis Quatorze
Super Ninety Nine
New York
Bank Heist
Big Brown
Bob and John
Boys at Tosconova
Central Banker
Courageous Cat
Dr. Large
Forty Tales
Frost Giant
Giant Surprise
Heavy Breathing
Here Comes Ben
Honorable Dillon
Lewis Michael
Marsh Side
Mission Impazible
Smart Bid
Soaring Empire
The Cliff’s Edge
The Lumber Guy
Well Noted
Willcox Inn
Bird Run
Favorite Bid
King of the Roxy
Mr. Mabee
Tidal Volume
William’s Kitten
Doctor Chit
Albert the Great
El Padrino
Jump Start
More Smoke
Norman Asbjornson
My Golden Song
Silver City
West Virginia
Hunt Crossing
JJ’s Lucky Train
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 9 of 11 •
Robert J. Frankel S. cont.
AShe had a tough trip at Del Mar,@ confirmed Gaines
of the winner. AShe was bottled up today, but at least
he [Victor Espinoza] snuck through. He went a bit wide
but they got the job done. I=m so [email protected] Winning pilot
Victor Espinoza added, AI took a shot. I saved ground.
There was a bunch of horses that I was in between. I
didn=t think about it too much beforehand. It was one
of those races that I had to take step-by-step. A
Bayern, ‘Chrome’ Work Towards Seasonal Debuts...
Leading 3-year-olds Bayern (Offlee Wild) and
California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) worked Saturday as
they prepare for their respective 2015 debuts, which
could come in Santa Anita=s Feb. 7 $500,000 GII San
Antonio S.--an event that could also feature Friday=s
GI Malibu S. hero Shared Belief (Candy Ride {Arg}).
Kaleem Shah=s J “TDN Rising Star” J Bayern,
last seen surviving an inquiry in the GI Breeders= Cup
Classic in Arcadia Nov. 1, covered four panels over that
strip yesterday in :47.80 (13/61).
AHe went nice,@ trainer Bob Baffert said of Bayern. AI
took the blinkers off so he could work slower, so that
was good, but I=ll put them back on when he [email protected]
The Hall of Famer added, AI haven=t really decided on
his next race. I=m just getting him ready. The [Mar. 28
G1 Dubai World Cup] is being considered. That=s why I
didn=t run him in the Malibu... But the Meydan track in
Dubai now is totally different.
AI=ve got see how it plays once they start running
there. With the new dirt, you don=t know what=s going
to happen. I won=t make the decision until I have [email protected]
Steven Coburn and Perry Martin=s California Chrome,
meanwhile, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 (5/15) at
his Los Alamitos base.
AHe worked great,@ said trainer Art Sherman=s son and
assistant, Alan Sherman. AThe San Antonio should be a
great race if everything comes [email protected]
The GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S. winner
was a close third in the Breeders= Cup Classic, and
displayed his versatility with a two-length score in Del
Mar=s GI Hollywood Derby Nov. 29.
Taris Sidelined After La Brea...
J “TDN Rising Star” J Taris (Flatter), a valiant
second in Friday=s GI La Brea S., exited the race with
non-displaced condylar fracture and will be sidelined for
the beginning of 2015, Daily Racing Form reports. The
bay romped by nine lengths in Keeneland=s GII Lexus
Raven Run S. Oct. 18 before selling to the Coolmore
partners for $2.35 million at Fasig-Tipton November.
The La Brea was Taris=s first start for her new owners
and Simon Callaghan, having previously been
conditioned by Todd Beattie. Callaghan told DRF that
the soon-to-be-4-year-old will spend 90 days at
Coolmore=s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., and will
undergo surgery Monday.
Sunday, Santa Anita Park, post time: 7:00 p.m. EST
DAYTONA S.-GIII, $100,000, 3yo/up, 6.5f
Bayern inside, California Chrome outside
Sweet Swap
Fleet Eagle
Clubhouse Ride
Eddie's First
Ankeny Hill
Majestic Kitten K
Mr. Sexy
Bettys Bambino
Play Hard to Get
Lil Bit O'Fun K
Candy Ride (Arg)
Don't Get Mad
Candy Ride (Arg)
Square Eddie
Medaglia d'Oro
Sharp Humor
Kitten's Joy
Unbridled's Song
Unusual Heat
TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 10 of 11 •
What were the most popular stories we published in
2014? Over five days, we are re-running the five mostread TDN stories of the year, determined by the number
of times TDN readers clicked on the shared link or
shared the stories with others, above and beyond the
traditional number of PDF downloads.
Yesterday, we published Number 5, with 4,915 hits-Andrew Caulfield=s Pedigree Insights on California
Chrome, two months before he=d make Kentucky Derby
history, which appeared in the Tuesday, March11
edition of the TDN and can be read here.
Number 4, with 5,638 views, is a letter to the editor
written by Gretchen Jackson in the Saturday, March 22
edition of the TDN, submitted in the immediate
aftermath of the PETA allegations against trainer Steve
We spent minutes stopping traffic on a busy country
road because of a loose dog. She was small, dirty,
covered with sores, and her teats swaying from a
recent litter. She finally shot down a side road and we
spent time trying to catch her in someone's yard. Police
arrived. They chased her
which led to her being
even more afraid and
vicious, snapping at us as
we tried to capture her.
She ran under a pickup
truck. A good idea as we
could not reach her. Now
a state trooper arrived he
Gretchen Jackson
donned huge padded
TCA photo
gloves perfect for
barbecuing, but still could not get her. My son-in-law
drove by, parked and got a racquet out of his car to use
to push her to a spot where she could be grasped. Two
vets going to lunch from the New Bolton Center drew
off the road to check out what was going on. Dr. Smith
from field service asked some questions and went back
to his truck to get some tranquilizer, which he was able
to squirt in the dog's eyes.
This worked, making her docile enough to through a
blanket over her and grasp her. She still was able to
bite someone in the hand. Mission accomplished.
This is what I am surrounded with. People who care
about animals, go out of their way to help animals and
vets giving of their time and knowledge to aid in the
welfare of animals. This was a group of caring people
looking out for an animals welfare. There are just such
people in racing right now.
What has happened to racing? Has the picture
changed? Have the people involved forgotten about
training and are just training the vet to be the
brewmeister and get the horse to the races no matter
what? Have they forgotten that the horse is an animal,
a living creature with a heart? Who hasn't seen a horse
do the impossible, finding more power in the final
strides to the wire? What are the owners thinking of? Is
the picture in the winner=s circle worth breaking rules
and pain? If all that purse money is all that counts,
even more meaningful than the horse, more valuable
than the horse=s condition or the jockey's neck? Please
go into Nascar where you can change a tire without
hurting anybody.
There are lots of people in racing that love their
horses. They even might consider them part of their
family. These are the people that should be in racing.
They should not have to suffer the stigma that those
who don't care about horses place on racing. No one
wants to come to the track and see an accident. Nor
does anyone want to back a chemical horse. It is way
over due that all the committees that have been formed
and agencies, commissions, groups, clubs, etc stop
talking and go about doing. Some groups will have to
step down in order to form a strong national racing
policy that has a clear plan of enforcement. This is the
only way to create a force that can and will bring about
change. This should have happened long ago but now if
it doesn't happen it will be adios to racing. It is my
opinion that we are in need of officials that are not
codependent nor are they in denial. We all must enter
into a new era of racing. Not all are responsible for
racings plight, but we who are in racing are all
responsible for bringing about change.
Gretchen Jackson
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TDN P HEADLINE NEWS • 12/28/14 • PAGE 11 of 11 •
Sunday, Nakayama, Japan, post time: 1:25 a.m. EST
ARIMA KINEN-G1, ¥416,000,000 (US$3,454,576), 3yo/up, 2500mT
1 Tosen Ra (Jpn)
Deep Impact (Jpn) Fujiwara
Y Take
2 Verxina (Jpn)
Deep Impact (Jpn) Tomomichi Uchida
3 One and Only (Jpn) Heart's Cry (Jpn)
Hashiguchi Yokoyama
4 Gentildonna (Jpn) Deep Impact (Jpn) Ishizaka
5 Lachesis (Jpn)
Deep Impact (Jpn) Sumii
6 To the World (Jpn) King Kamehameha Ikee
7 Last Impact (Jpn) Deep Impact (Jpn) Matsuda
8 Meisho Mambo (Jpn) Suzuka Mambo (Jpn) Iida
K Take
9 Win Variation (Jpn) Heart's Cry (Jpn)
Matsunaga Fujioka
10 Fenomeno (Jpn)
Stay Gold (Jpn)
11 Satono Noblesse (Jpn) Deep Impact (Jpn)
12 Denim and Ruby (Jpn) Deep Impact (Jpn) Sumii
13 Epiphaneia (Jpn)
Symboli Kris S
14 Gold Ship (Jpn)
Stay Gold (Jpn)
15 Just a Way (Jpn)
Heart's Cry (Jpn)
16 Ocean Blue (Jpn) Stay Gold (Jpn)
*Japanese tote as of 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Epiphaneia, a son of GI American Oaks victress
Cesario (Jpn) (Special Week {Jpn}), hit the board in all
three legs of the Japanese Triple Crown in 2013,
finishing runner-up in the G1 2000 Guineas and
G1 Japanese Derby before running away with the
G1 Japanese St Leger. He=ll be having just his third
start this prep after staying on to be fifth in the
G1 Tenno Sho (Autumn) Nov. 2 ahead of his fourlength tally in the Japan Cup last time out.
AIt=ll come down again to how well he can settle,@
admitted trainer Katsuhiko Sumii. ABut he=s had two
races this fall, so mentally--as well as physically--he
should be easier to prepare. The racetrack doesn=t
exactly suit him by all means, but he=s in good
condition. We=re praying he can run like the way he did
in the Japan [email protected]
Gold Ship won the Arima Kinen at age three in 2012
and was a distant third to the runaway Orfevre (Jpn)
(Stay Gold {Jpn}) in defense of his title 12 months ago.
Victorious in the G1 Takarazuka Kinen in late June, the
popular gray was runner-up in the G2 Sapporo Kinen
Aug. 24, but was a well-beaten 14th in the Arc last
time out.
Gentildonna, one of seven in the race for 2006 Arima
Kinen hero Deep Impact, also bids farewell to the races
today. The 5-year-old overcame traffic in the stretch to
become the third Japanese winner of the G1 Dubai
Sheema Classic this past March and was runner-up in
the Tenno Sho, but could do no better than fourth as
the 5-2 favorite when in search of a third consecutive
score in the Japan Cup a month ago.
AThey=re going to hold a ceremony for her after the
race, and I wanted the fans to have one last
opportunity to see her,@ trainer Sei Ishizaki commented.
AShe=s worked abreast last week and this week, so she
is ready to give it everything she=s [email protected]
Of the 16 runners in the Arima Kinen, only To the
World and Epiphaneia are not grandsons or
granddaughters of Sunday Silence.
Saturday, Hanshin, Japan
HANSHIN CUP-G2, -125,240,000, Hanshin, 12-27,
3yo/up, 1400mT, 1:20.70, fm.
1--REAL IMPACT (JPN), 126, h, 6, by Deep Impact (Jpn)
1st Dam: Tokio Reality, by Meadowlake
2nd Dam: What a Reality, by In Reality
3rd Dam: What Will Be, by Cozier
(RNA yrl >09 JRHAJUL). O-Carrot Farm; B-Northern
Farm; T-Noriyuki Hori; J-William Buick; -66,358,000.
Lifetime Record: G1SW-Jpn, 25-4-4-2. *1/2 to I=ll
Love Again (Jpn) (El Condor Pasa), MSW & G1SPJpn, $3,137,037. Werk Nick Rating: B+. Click for
the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Copano Richard (Jpn), 126, c, 4, Daiwa Major (Jpn)-Higashi Lynx (Jpn), by Tony Bin (Ire). O-Sachiaki
Kobayashi; B-Yanagawa Farm; -26,388,000.
3--Daiwa Maggiore (Jpn), 126, h, 5, Daiwa Major
(Jpn)--Fanjica (Ire), by Law Society. O-Daiwa Shoji
Inc; B-Shadai Farm; -16,194,000.
Margins: NO, NK, 1. Odds: 13.40, 6.50, 10.20.
Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
Click for the JRA chart. VIDEO.
Yesterday=s Results:
PASCO S., $65,000, TAM, 12-27, 2yo, 7f, 1:21 2/5
(NTR), ft.
1--CATALINA RED, 120, c, 2, by Munnings
1st Dam: Lovely Dream (SP, $148,329), by Freud
2nd Dam: Saralil, by Saratoga Six
3rd Dam: Little Cille, by Damascus
($55,000 yrl '13 OBSAUG; $71,000 2yo >14
OBSAPR). O-Anthony A Lenci; B-France Weiner &
Irwin J Weiner (FL); T-Chad J Stewart; J-Daniel
Centeno. $30,000. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-2,
$74,680. **1/2 to Whiskey Bravo (Fusaichi
Pegasus), SP, $153,020.
SELECT SALES Graduate...Exceeding Expectations
Purchased & Consigned by de Meric Sales
2--X Y Jet, 116, c, 2, Kantharos--Soldiersingsblues, by
Lost Soldier. ($30,000 RNA yrl '13 OBSJAN;
$56,000 yrl '13 OBSAUG). O-Gelfenstein Farm. $20,000.
3--Charlie's Brother, 116, c, 2, With Distinction-Rockandrollqueen, by Deputy Commander. ($25,000
yrl '13 OBSAUG; $35,000 RNA 2yo >14 OBSJUN).
O-Stanley Moles & Starr Stables LLC. $10,000.
Margins: NK, 6 1/4, 5 3/4. Odds: 0.60, 2.20, 10.10.
Also Ran: Dekabrist, Takechargecopeland, Drama King.
Third on debut over the lawn at Gulfstream Sept. 6,
Catalina Red filled that spot again in a grassy maiden
special weight at Gulfstream Park West Oct. 9. Second
to X Y Jet in a state-bred test on the main track there
Nov. 8, he earned his
diploma with an impressive
7 1/4-length score in this
venue=s six-panel Inaugural
S. Dec. 6. Tracking from an
eager third through a
snappy opening quarter in
:22.37, the favorite was
rated back in fourth through
Catalina Red
a half in :44.54 before
Tampa Bay Downs
being let loose approaching
the far turn. It was a two-horse race between the
flashy chestnut and his old rival X Y Jet in the lane, but
Catalina Red would not let that foe get the better of
him this time and dug down deep for a gutsy victory
that broke the previous track record of 1:22.03. AI was
very concerned because [X Y Jet] had an easy lead and
no one was pushing him,@ winning trainer Chad Stewart
said. AI had faith in my horse and a lot of faith in
[jockey] Danny [Centeno], but I almost thought he was
sitting too chilly. But Danny can really pick one up and
carry him on down and that=s what happened. He
showed a lot of heart [email protected] Centeno added, A[X Y Jet]
was going fast up front and I had to use my horse a
little sooner than I wanted. We were really in stride
getting into the stretch and I expected to get past
easily, but he battled with us every step and it was
only at the wire we edged clear. My horse had to be
game to win today, and he can only get [email protected] Click for
the chart or VIDEO.
GASPARILLA S., $55,000, TAM, 12-27, 2yo, f, 7f,
1:22 2/5, ft.
1--#IRISH JASPER, 116, f, 2, by First Defence
1st Dam: Irish Connection, by Mr. Greeley
2nd Dam: Gambader, by Holy Bull
3rd Dam: Now Dance, by Sovereign Dancer
($12,000 yrl '13 FTKOCT). O-Metro Thoroughbreds
LLC; B-Mr & Mrs Robert E Courtney Sr (KY); T-Derek
S Ryan; J-Victor Lebron. $30,000. Lifetime Record:
4-3-0-1, $69,800. *Raced without Lasix.
2--Huasca, 117, f, 2, Tiz Wonderful--Babyurthebest, by
Holy Bull. O-St George Stable LLC. $10,000.
3--Coco's Wildcat, 120, f, 2, Wildcat Heir--Coco's for
Real, by Sword Dance (Ire). O-Gilbert G Campbell.
Margins: HF, 3, 4HF. Odds: 7.40, 2.40, 4.10.
Also Ran: A.P.=s Glory, Queen=s Ready, Title Winner,
Chilly Start, Colonel Dettwiller.
Irish Jasper opened her account with an 8 1/2-length
debut graduation against $25,000 maiden claimers at
Parx Oct. 28 and was third next out in an Aqueduct
starter allowance Nov. 20. A decisive winner of a
seven-panel Parx starter allowance last time Nov. 30,
the dark bay was overlooked by the bettors in this step
up to black-type company. Racing in fifth through a
first quarter in :22.33, the dark bay came charging four
wide into the far turn to move into second and
relentlessly pursued the leader in the lane. Irish Jasper
hooked that rival in the final furlong and kicked clear for
a determined score. AI was afraid of the favorite, but
other than that I was pretty confident,@ said winning
trainer Derek Ryan. AVictor worked her a week ago
[four furlongs in 49.40 seconds breezing from the gate]
and she came into this race really good. She is a very
honest filly and we were hoping to get some black-type
with her, so we=re in [email protected] Click for the chart or VIDEO.
Jockey Gary Bain, 62, aboard 19-1 longshot Mad Patriot, winner of
the second at Gulfstream Park, has won a race every year since 1981
according to Equibase. “I’m 62 going on 19,” said Bain. “I do a lot of
galloping in the morning [to stay in shape]. Bain has been a fixture on
the Florida circuit since 1979 and has won 1,141 of 14,285 races.
Gulfstream Park/Coglianese Photography
TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 2 of 9 •
4th-GPX, $36,000, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:18 1/5, gd.
+OVERCONTROL, c, 2, by Tapit
1st Dam: Ready for Fortune (SW & MGSP,
$163,395), by More Than Ready
2nd Dam: Fortunate Card, by Fortunate Prospect
3rd Dam: Calling Card, by Caller I. D.
Overcontrol first made headlines when topping the
OBS April 2-Year-Old Sale at $725,000 (:10 1/5), and
lived up to expectations for his high-profile connections
with a powerful debut score here. Overcontrol compiled
a steady worktab
at Todd Pletcher=s
Palm Beach
Downs base-including a fivefurlong move in
1:01 2/5 (2/9)
Dec. 14--and was
backed as the
1-2 chalk. Not off
to the quickest of
beginnings, the
bay was ridden a
bit early and
Lauren King
quickly responded
to jockey John
Velazquez to press from the outside in third through an
opening quarter in :22.92. He took over with ease while
in hand on the far turn, opened up a six-length
advantage in the stretch and was geared down late en
route to a facile 4 1/4-length decision. Fellow firster
Centauro Star (Indian Charlie), well-backed at 5-2,
overcame a poor break to finish a clear-cut second. It
was another 10 1/4 lengths back to Man of Fashion
(Corinthian) in third. ATodd [Pletcher] has been a big fan
of his," owner Mike Repole said. "We were pretty
optimistic, but you don=t know until the gate opens. It
was a very, very impressive race. He did everything
professional--sat, waited, made his move. He got a little
green when he took the lead, but he galloped out very,
very [email protected] Overcontrol is the most recent foal produced
by the stakes-winning mare Ready for Fortune, who
finished second in a pair of graded stakes races in New
York. Sales history: $130,000 RNA yrl '13 KEESEP.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $21,600. Click for the chart or VIDEO. Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Repole Stable. B-Hargus & Sandra Sexton & Silver
Fern Farm LLC (KY). T-Todd A Pletcher.
Consigned by de Meric Sales
Trained at Crupi’s New Castle Farm
10th-TAM, $20,600, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, 1:37 2/5, fm.
+MIDNIGHT TRACE (g, 2, Scat Daddy--Dream Date
Diva, by Gulch) displayed a steady series of works
dating back to September in preparation for this debut
try, including a bullet four-furlong move in 1:01.20 over
the main track at Palm Meadows Nov. 29. Sent
postward as the 5-2 favorite, the gelding raced wide
around the opening bend but quickly recovered to track
the pace in the second flight behind a half-mile in
:47.39. Asked for more turning for home, the chestnut
gained command in mid-stretch and drew clear to a 1
1/4-length score, with Replay (Flatter) rallying for
second. Sales history: $57,000 yrl '13 KEESEP;
$50,000 RNA 2yo >14 BESMAR. Lifetime Record:
1-1-0-0, $11,600. Click for the chart or
O-West Point Thoroughbreds. B-James & Janeane
Everatt, Arika Everatt-Meeuse & Tim Meeuse (ON).
T-H Graham Motion.
Trained at Crupi’s New Castle Farm
Registered Ontario-Bred
2nd-TAM, $20,000, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 1:11, ft.
BANDAGES (c, 2, Any Given Saturday--Beauty Is, by
Personal Flag) rallied to be third at odds of 13-1 after a
hesitant start in his debut over this same trip and
surface Dec. 6. Bet down to 6-5 favoritism for this
second try, the homebred tracked the pace through a
quarter-mile in :22.26 and moved for the lead on the far
turn. The dark bay edged clear from a trio of rivals
turning for home and drew off to register a 2 1/4-length
score over first-time starter Caged (Indian Charlie), a
$750,000 FTSAUG yearling. The winner is a half to
GSW Wayzata Bay (Roar), who won eight stakes and
banked $718,895 for these owners;
Yournotthebossofme (Johannesburg), SW, $197,078;
and W.B. Smudge (Grand Reward), SP, $223,019.
Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $14,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O/B-World Thoroughbreds Racing Inc (KY). T-Chad
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TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 3 of 9 •
Yesterday=s Results:
8th-AQU, $69,000, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($62,500),
NW2$X, 3yo/up, 1m70y, 1:42 1/5, ft.
DREAM SATURDAY (c, 3, Any Given Saturday--Willa
Joe {Ire}, by El Gran Senor), previously trained by
Agustin Bezara, captured his first start for the Nevin
barn in a Saratoga allowance Aug. 16 and was eighth
behind J “TDN Rising Star” J Bakken (Distorted
Humor) last time in a 6 1/2-panel Belmont optional
claimer Oct. 2. Let go at 6-1, the bay seized the early
advantage and hugged the rail while setting a moderate
early pace. Well clear turning for home, Dream Saturday
continued to grind it out in the stretch and held off a
late bid from Irsaal (More Than Ready) for a 3/4-length
victory. Mills (Any Given Saturday) was five lengths
back in third. The winner is a half to Willa On the Move
(Two Punch), GSW & GISP, $363,940. Sales history:
$72,000 yrl '12 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 8-3-2-0,
$131,032. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Top Racing LLC. B-Equine Equity Partners & Duncan
Alexander (KY). T-Michelle Nevin.
7th-AQU, $55,000, Msw, (S), 3yo/up, f/m, 6f,
1:13 4/5, ft.
ZIPPITY ZOOM (f, 3, City Zip--Riserva, by Dixie Brass),
second on debut while in for a $40,000 tag going
5 1/2 furlongs against state-breds over this strip
Dec. 14, was let go at 9-2 for this quick turnaround.
The dark bay patiently tracked the trio of dueling
leaders from a few lengths back in fourth through a
first quarter in :22.91. Third with some work left to do
in the lane, Zippity Zoom extended under heavy
encouragement from her rider to get up just in time to
out-nose Stonely Heart (Bustin Stones) at the wire.
Sales history: $47,000 RNA yrl '12 FTNAUG. Lifetime
Record: 2-1-1-0, $41,200. Click for the
chart or VIDEO.
O-F Jack Liebau Sr. B-Song Hill Thoroughbreds LLC
(NY). T-Linda Rice.
Hidden Brook Sales Graduate
Condition Codes for Allowance Races
3M, 6M, 9M,
Y, Y+, L.................
Non-Winner of...
Number of Races
Monetary Condition
Distance Condition
Time Period (ex: NW2L = NW 2 races lifetime)
Other-than Condition (ex: NW3X = non-winners
of 3 races other than maiden, claiming, or
Other Conditions Not Specified
Yesterday=s Results:
12-27, (S), 2yo, 7f, 1:24 3/5, ft.
1--#GHOST BAY, 115, c, 2, Ghostzapper--Hope Bay, by
Smart Strike. O/B-Howard M Bender (MD);
T-Lawrence E Murray; J-Forest Boyce. $60,000.
Lifetime Record: 3-1-0-2, $70,340.
2--Gin Fuzz, 115, g, 2, Albert the Great--Hartbreak, by
Fuzzbuster. O-Willowdale Farm Racing & No One
Racing LLC. $20,000.
3--Sunrise Sunset, 120, c, 2, City Zip--Striking Bella, by
Smart Strike. O-Shamrock Farm. $10,000.
Margins: 4HF, HF, 1 1/4. Odds: 3.60, 11.50, 3.80.
Third in his two prior appearances in six-panel maiden
special weights here Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, Ghost Bay
breezed a best-of-57 halfmile in :48 1/5 here
Dec. 20 and was made
the second choice in this
black-type bow. The dark
bay broke a bit inwardly,
but was quickly steadied
by Forest Boyce and
settled well back off a
moderate early pace.
Ghost Bay
Emerging from the pack
Jim McCue/MJC
in the lane, Ghost Bay
sped clear to secure his diploma and add some blacktype to his resume. AI=m so happy Mr. [Lawrence]
Murray gave me the opportunity to ride this horse
again,@ said Boyce. AI really didn=t want to lose this
mount. The way he ran today, he=s so professional.
When I asked him to go for it he never hesitated. He
will do anything you ask of him. He reminds me of
some of the really good horses I=ve been on in my
career with his [email protected] Click for the chart or VIDEO.
6th-PRX, $29,600, Msw, (S), 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:06 3/5, ft.
PREP PROUD (c, 2, Speightstown--Sira, by Capote) ran
third when unveiled going six panels here Nov. 10. He
flattened to eighth over the same trip just 18 days later
Nov. 28 and was bet down to 3-5 favoritism off a 7-2
morning line. The chestnut dueled for control from the
outside through the opening quarter and gained a clear
cut advantage turning for home. The $90,000 FTKOCT
yearling strolled home six lengths ahead of closing
firster Finishing a Dream (Congrats) to win with plenty
left in the tank. The winner is a half to Alexandra Rylee
(Afleet Alex), SW, $111,320. Sira has a yearling colt by
Cape Blanco (Ire) and foaled a colt by Ghostzapper this
year. Lifetime Record: 3-1-0-1, $24,676. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Cash is King LLC. B-Dave Cottle & Smart Angle LLC
(PA). T-Robert E Reid Jr.
TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 4 of 9 •
Yesterday=s Results:
WOODCHOPPER S., $60,000, FGX, 12-27, 3yo, 1m
(off turf), 1:40 1/5, sy.
1--RISE UP, 116, c, 3, by Rockport Harbor
1st Dam: Appenzell, by Johannesburg
2nd Dam: Bourbon Blues, by Seeking the Gold
3rd Dam: Beal Street Blues, by Dixieland Band
($27,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Paul Van Doren;
B-Cottonwood Stables LLC (KY); T-Thomas M
Amoss; J-Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. $36,000.
Lifetime Record: GSW, 13-6-1-1, $919,595.
2--Highball, 118, c, 3, Lemon Drop Kid--Cayuga's
Waters, by Langfuhr. ($250,000 yrl '12 KEESEP).
O-Gary & Mary West. $12,000.
3--Pumpkin Rumble, 116, g, 3, English Channel-Clarins, by Storm Cat. ($30,000 yrl '12 FTMOCT).
O-Al & Bill Ulwelling. $6,000.
Margins: 3 3/4, HF, 3. Odds: 2.00, 3.00, 7.90.
Rise Up, winner of last term=s GIII Delta Downs
Jackpot S., captured the Robert Hilton Memorial S. at
Charles Town Apr. 19 and was fifth to Tapiture (Tapit)
next out in the GIII Matt Winn S. at Churchill Downs
June 14. Eighth when switched to the turf at Indiana
for the Centaur S. July 2, he was third last time in a
main-track optional claimer going seven furlongs
beneath the Twin Spires Nov. 27. Bursting from the
stalls to seize command, the chalk splashed along the
rail through a first quarter in :23.26 and a half in
:46.33. Well clear entering the stretch, the bay was
never threatened as he rolled home the easiest of
winners. ASo many times you have a good young horse
you are trying to get to the Kentucky Derby like we
were with Rise Up,@ winning trainer Tom Amoss said.
AYou just do too much and it=s too tough on them. I
gave him the time off and he=s come back to be a good
horse. I do want to also say that Mrs. Van Doren
recently passed away and it was like she was riding
with [email protected] Click for the chart or VIDEO.
Rise Up
Hodges Photography
PAGO HOP S., $60,000, FGX, 12-27, 3yo, f, 1m (off
turf), 1:40 1/5, sy.
1--KISS TO REMEMBER, 116, f, 3, Big Brown
1st Dam: Taft Lil Queen (SW, $245,515), by Irish Open.
2nd Dam: Eston, by Ancestral (Ire)
3rd Dam: Snipe Lake, by Drone.
($15,000 yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Maggi Moss; B-Big
Brown Syndicate & Mr & Mrs Charles McGinnes (MD);
T-Thomas Amoss; J-James Graham. $36,600.
Lifetime Record: GSP,12-4-5-1, $323,796.
*1/2 to The Prince (Not for Love), MSP, $203,805;
and El Viento (El Corredor), Ch. Imp. 2yo & MSW-PR,
2--Cali Star, 116, f, 3, Street Cry (Ire)--Graeme Six, by
Graeme Hall. ($175,000 HRA >14 KEENOV).
O-Ben Walden Jr. & Larry Taylor. $12,000.
3--Divine Beauty, 116, f, 3, Divine Park--Ghazo, by
Ghazi. ($95,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP). O-Brereton C
Jones. $6,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 3/4, 2HF. Odds: 0.90, 9.20, 2.10.
Kiss to Remember, a stakes winner over the local turf
in the Battle of New Orleans S. earlier this year, carried
a string of five consecutive runner-up finishes into this
affair. Second in a pair of
races at Indiana Grand
during the summer
months, she was left in
the wake of MGSW &
GISP Miss Behaviour
(Jump Start) in the
GIII Charles Town Oaks
going seven furlongs
Sept. 20. Shifted to the
Kiss to Remember
turf, the filly was beaten
Hodges Photography
a neck by Kiss Moon
(Malibu Moon) in the Ta Wee S. over a mile at Indiana
Grand Oct. 4. Most recently, the 3-year-old chased
Yahilwa (Medaglia d=Oro) home in Delta Downs=
Treasure Chest S. over a mile Nov. 22, an effort good
enough to establish her heavy favorite for this event
rained off the turf. Away alertly, Kiss to Remember
tracked Divine Beauty through a half-mile in :48.90 and
bid for the lead two wide turning for home. The
chestnut dispatched of the pace-setter in mid-stretch
and dug in to hold safe a comfortable margin on the
wire. A[Kiss to Remember] has been very good to us,@
said winning trainer Tom Amoss, who captured the
Woodchopper S. earlier on the card with Rise Up
(Rockport Harbor). A A lot of that is development and
luck and who knows if it=s going to turn out that way,
but it did.[Owner] Maggi [Moss] spotted the horse like I
did and as far as today=s race goes, we had a strategy
and it worked out for us. This filly has some distance
limitations and a mile is probably it. Those were some
good horses who beat her when she was second. I
would not be surprised to see her return to sprinting
after [email protected] Click for the chart or VIDEO.
TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 5 of 9 •
Central Report cont.
FG8 - Friday
9th-FGX, $41,240, Alw, NW1X, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:11 2/5, sy.
CANDIP (g, 3, Candy Ride {Arg}--Indefinable, by Storm
Cat), sixth in a grassy Indiana Downs allowance
Sept. 9, improved to third when running against
$40,000 taggers back over conventional dirt Oct. 23.
Back in the winner=s circle for the first time since
breaking his maiden at first asking last September with
a stylish 11 1/4-length demolition of $30,000 claimers
over track and trip Dec. 4, the bay earned a career high
94 Beyer Speed Figure for that effort. Off as the
7-2 third pick, the gelding made the best of his wide
draw and motored straight to the head of affairs from
the bell. Undeterred by the sloppy conditions, Candip
saved all the ground into the stretch and held sway by
2 1/2 lengths. Arch Angel (Arch) completed the exacta
and favored The Sandman (Bernardini), a $700,000
Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling, was caught five wide
around the turn and finished ninth. The winner=s dam
Indefinable has a yearling filly by Midnight Lute and
foaled a Warrior=s Reward filly in 2014. Sales history:
$8,500 yrl '12 KEEJAN; $8,000 yrl '12 FTKOCT.
Lifetime Record: 7-3-0-1, $59,514. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch. B-WinStar Farm LLC
(KY). T-W Bret Calhoun.
Summertime Friend got the jump on the field and had
things all her own way against the paint through a
:22.39 first quarter and :45.70 half. The 3-1 shot cut
the corner into the stretch and finished full of run while
2 1/4 lengths clear of Elaine Kowaleski (Arch). Sales
history: $100,000 yrl '12 KEESEP; $350,000 2yo >13
FTFMAR. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-1, $86,200. Click for
the chart or VIDEO.
O-Mill House. B-Aaron U & Marie D Jones (KY).
T-Albert M Stall Jr.
3rd-FGX, $37,000, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f (off turf),
1:05 4/5, sy.
FLY FRIENDLY SKY (c, 2, Sky Mesa--Callie's Joy, by
Distorted Humor), a debut fourth as the 8-5 pick over
five panels at Churchill Downs June 19 for trainer
Steve Asmussen, went missing until this reappearance
for these connections and won a 4 1/2-furlong training
race in :54 2/5 at Evangeline Training Center Dec. 20.
A 5-1 chance in this off-the-turf affair, the bay zipped
to the front along the inside, but soon conceded
leadership duties. Fly Friendly Sky found more and
squeezed through a seam to get to the front by the top
of the lane, and just lasted to win by 1 1/2 lengths over
the closing Visceral (Big Brown). Callie=s Joy produced a
full-sister to the winner this term. Sales history:
$95,000 RNA yrl '13 FTSAUG; $190,000 2yo >14
OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $24,400. Click for
the chart or VIDEO.
O-Whispering Oaks Farm LLC. B-John C Oxley (KY).
T-Steven B Flint.
Friday Night=s Results:
8th-FGX, $40,000, Alw, NW1LX, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f,
1:11 1/5, ft.
SUMMERTIME FRIEND (f, 3, Medaglia d=Oro--Maizelle
{MSW, $158,292}, by Seeking the Gold), a sharp
4 1/2-length winner at first asking at Belmont Park last
October, stumbled at the start of an Aqueduct optional
claimer and reported home third as the 4-5 chalk in
December of 2013. The crowd=s pick in Aqueduct=s
Ruthless S. Jan. 12, the bay tired to fourth behind
MSW Mamdooha (Daaher) after setting the pace in her
final start for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and was runnerup over track and trip as the even-money favorite for
these connections coming off a 10-month layoff last
time Nov. 29.
Yesterday=s Results:
EDDIE LOGAN S., $79,800, SAX, 12-27, 2yo, 1mT,
1:34 4/5, fm.
1--#BOLO, 118, c, 2, by Temple City
1st Dam: Aspen Mountain, by Chief Seattle
2nd Dam: Aspenelle, by Vice Regent
3rd Dam: Little to Do, by Dynastic
O-Golden Pegasus Racing Inc; B-Spendthrift Farm LLC
(KY); T-Carla Gaines; J-Mike E Smith. $46,980.
Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-0, $81,700. *3rd SW for
freshman sire (by Dynaformer).
2--Soul Driver, 118, c, 2, Street Boss--For Passion, by
Not for Love. ($60,000 2yo >14 OBSAPR; $45,000
RNA wlng '12 KEENOV; $24,000 RNA yrl '13
KEESEP). O-Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom).
3--Daddy D T, 122, r, 2, Scat Daddy--Issues, by
Awesome Again. ($250,000 yrl '13 KEESEP).
O-Hronis Racing LLC. $9,396.
Margins: 4HF, 1 3/4, HD. Odds: 1.80, 10.80, 2.30.
Bolo, a better-than-it-looked fifth going a mile in his
Del Mar debut on the lawn, dueled his way clear to
graduate over that course with
a solid 83 Beyer Nov. 29.
Favored to get the money in his
stakes debut despite the wide
draw here, the dark bay forced
the early issue from second
through a :22.41 opening
quarter, hit the gas on the far
turn, and found another gear in
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the stretch to win in style. The
winner's dam Aspen Mountain-a maiden of two starts for B. Wayne Hughes and trainer
Richard Mandella--is a half-sister to Mining My Own
(Smart Strike), the dam of GI Kentucky Derby winner
Mine That Bird (Birdstone) and the ill-fated MGISW
Dullahan (Even the Score). The 12-year-old produced a
colt by Paddy O=Prado in 2013 and a colt by Dominus
earlier this year. Click for the chart or
TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 6 of 9 •
California Report cont.
7th-SAX, $71,278, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($40,000), NW1$X,
3yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:22 1/5, ft.
DANCINTHENIGHTAWAY (f, 3, Indian Charlie--Last
Dance for Me, by General Meeting) captured her
unveiling here going six panels on the main track
Nov. 2 and went wire-to-wire in a state-bred allowance
on the turf at Del Mar Nov. 23. Heavily favored at 1-2
in this return to the dirt, the bay quickly took up her
preferred position at the head of affairs and clocked
early splits of :22.26 and :44.59 from the fence.
Showing the way into the stretch, the chalk sailed
home an effortless 2 1/4-length winner over Sayes So
(Congrats). Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, $123,720. Click
for the chart or VIDEO.
O/B-Al & Saundra Kirkwood (CA). T-Mark Glatt.
3rd-SAX, $57,750, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:02 2/5, ft.
BEN'S DUCHESS (f, 2, Munnings--Armathwaite, by Sky
Classic), a solid third at 7-2 after hopping at the start in
her Los Al unveiling Dec. 4, was backed at odds of 4-1
to get it right here. Chasing 9-5 favorite and $525,000
OBSAPR graduate Fantastic Style (Harlan's Holiday)
from second through an opening quarter in :21.77,
Ben's Duchess began to feel the whip on the far turn
and kept on coming on the outside in the stretch to
grind down that rival by 1 1/4 lengths. Ben=s Duchess
becomes the 27th winner for her freshman sire (by
Speightstown). Sales history: $45,000 wlng '12
KEENOV; $57,000 yrl '13 OBSAUG; $170,000 2yo >14
OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-1, $38,640.
Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Doubledown Stables Inc. B-Golden Pedigree LLC
(KY). T-John W Sadler.
Ingordo Bloodstock 2yo Purchase
SELECT SALES Graduate...Exceeding Expectations
9th-SAX, $57,500, Msw, 2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43 4/5, ft.
PROSPECT PARK (c, 2, Tapit--Quiet Romance, by
Bertrando), sixth on debut over the synthetic at Del Mar
July 26, was second next out behind J “TDN Rising
Star” J One Lucky Dane (Lookin at Lucky) on the dirt
here Oct. 4. Third last time in a 1 1/16-mile test over
this strip Oct. 26, he was installed as the 5-2 second
choice while running without blinkers here. Away well
from the 10-hole in this 11-horse affair, the dark bay
rushed to the head of affairs and entered into a threehorse duel for control through a first quarter in :23.44.
Gaining a slight advantage turning for home, Prospect
Park was hard pressed by Kantune (Kantharos) down
the length of the stretch. Prospect Park shut the door
on that rival in the final furlong and held off a late
charging Nob Hill (Curlin) to win by a neck. The winner
is a half to Silent Sighs (Benchmark), GISW, $442,700;
and Proposed (Benchmark), MGSW & GISP, $552,600.
Lifetime Record: 4-1-1-1, $51,770. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O/B-Pam & Martin Wygod (KY). T-Clifford W Sise Jr.
8th-GGX, $31,358, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f (AWT), 1:04, ft.
LIGHT ONE (f, 2, Comic Strip--Light Whitening, by
Popular) finished second by a half-length when bearing
the colors of her breeders for trainer Greg James going
six panels here Dec. 6. Privately purchased and
transferred to Jerry Hollendorfer following that effort,
the filly was hammered down to 3-5 favoritism in this
first start for a barn that wins with 30% of its new
acquisitions. Off a bit slowly, the 2-year-old steadily
advanced along the inside behind a quarter-mile in
:21.76 and reached contention entering the stretch.
Light One slipped through an opening on the rail in midstretch and dug in to hold off Minks Aprise (Northern
Afleet) by a half-length. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0,
$27,040. Click for the chart or VIDEO.
O-Gatto Racing LLC, USA Thoroughbred Racing
Management Inc, Gray, Gray et al. B-Dr & Mrs William
Gray DVM (CA). T-Jerry Hollendorfer.
Sunday, Santa Anita Park, post time: 6:30 p.m. EST
KALOOKAN QUEEN S., $75,000, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f
Global Hottie
Awesome Baby
Harlington’s Rose
Lexington Pearl
Master the Blues
Tribal Gal
Dixie Chatter
Awesome Again
Ministers Wild Cat
Broken Vow
Elusive Quality
Master Command
Tribal Rule
Hollendorfer 9-2
Capestro 30-1
Hess, Jr
Click for the PPs
First-crop starters to watch: Sunday, December 28
Sire (Sire’s Sire), current farm, 2011 Fee, #foals of racing age/Winners/
BlackTypeWnrs * Race #-track, race type, distance, runner, odds (if available)
BLAME (Arch), Claiborne, $30K, 76/8/0
4-GP, Msw, 6 1/2f, Conquest Archangel, $350K KEE APR 2yo, 4-1
DESERT PARTY (Street Cry {Ire}), Sequel, $8K, 82/9/2
9-TP, Msw, 6 1/2f, Stormy Desire, $22K RNA FTK JUL yrl, 20-1
7-TP, Aoc, 1m, Desideria, $15K FTK OCT yrl, 15-1
JUSTENUFFHUMOR (Distorted Humor), McMahon of Saratoga NY, $3K, 28/1/0
3-AQU, Stk, 6f, Kathy's Humor, 10-1
9-TP, Msw, 6 1/2f, Michi Brah, $1,000 FTK OCT yrl, 20-1
LOOKIN AT LUCKY (Smart Strike), Ashford Stud, $15K, 100/29/3
8-FG, Aoc, 1m, Four Leaf Chief, $65K KEE SEP yrl, 5-2
8-FG, Aoc, 1m, Otto Shootie, $35K OBS APR 2yo, 10-1
MAJESTICPERFECTION (Harlan's Holiday), Airdrie Stud, $10K, 79/19/0
6-PRX, Msw, 6f, El Posole, $27K OBS APR 2yo, 3-1
6-PRX, Msw, 6f, +Empty Backfield, $90K FTF MAR 2yo, 10-1
MUNNINGS (Speightstown), Ashford Stud, $10K, 104/27/3
7-FG, Msw, 5 1/2fT, Pav's Fantasy, $25K EAS MAY 2yo, 8-1
NEKO BAY (Giant's Causeway), Elite Thoroughbreds, $3K, 25/6/0
9-TP, Msw, 6 1/2f, Pesky Cat, $8K FTK OCT yrl, 5-2
SUMMER BIRD (Birdstone), Japan, Dead, 93/8/0
9-AQU, Msw, 1 1/16m, Summer Hawk, $60K OBS APR 2yo, 6-1
SUNDARBAN (A.P. Indy), Milky Way Farm, $3K, 18/0/0
2-SA, Msw, 7f, Howdy, 6-1
SUPER SAVER (Maria's Mon), WinStar, $20K, 116/15/4
9-TP, Msw, 6 1/2f, +Runhappy, $200K KEE SEP yrl, 3-1
7-FG, Msw, 5 1/2fT, Super Stylish, $75K KEE SEP yrl, 12-1
7-FG, Msw, 5 1/2fT, Sweet Miss Lou, $170K EAS MAY 2yo, 9-2
TALE OF EKATI (Tale of the Cat), Darby Dan Farm, $15K, 68/13/0
7-FG, Msw, 5 1/2fT, Tale of Class, 10-1
THE PAMPLEMOUSSE (Kafwain), R San Miguel, $3K, 19/1/0
9-GG, Msw, 6f, Grey Moon Runner, $60K BAR OCT yrl, 15-1
TDN P REGIONAL REPORT • 12/28/14 • PAGE 7 of 9 •
First/second-crop starters to watch: Sunday, December 28
Sire (Sire’s Sire), current farm, 2010 Fee, #foals of racing age/Winners/
BlackTypeWnrs * Race #-track, race type, distance, runner, odds (if available)
DIXIE CHATTER (Dixie Union), Ballena Vista, $5K, 84/23/1
9-GG, Msw, 6f, +Blow the Whistle, 8-1
7-SA, Stk, 6 1/2f, Global Hottie, $190K BAR MAY 2yo, 3-1
DUNKIRK (Unbridled's Song), Ashford, $10K, 186/54/4
6-PRX, Msw, 6f, +Dynamo Flotilla, 2-1
GRAZEN (Benchmark), Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, $2K, 36/7/0
2-SA, Msw, 7f, +Cal McLish, 8-1
NOONMARK (Unbridled's Song), Sequel Stalllions New York, $5K, 90/18/2
5-AQU, Stk, 6f, Clockwork, $32K EAS MAY 2yo, 5-2
SQUARE EDDIE (Smart Strike), Vessels Stallion Farm, 62/21/2
8-SA, Stk, 6 1/2f, Eddie's First, 10-1
Hussar Ballad, g, 5, Hard Spun--Country Melody, by
Gone West. SWL, 12-27, 11f (AWT), 2:26.95.
B-Darley (KY). *,3,800 HRA >13 DONJAN. **1/2 to
Hammers Bullet (Bernardini), MSW, $107,530.
Conform With Fact, c, 3, Pivotal (GB)--Grain of Truth
(GB) (MSP-Eng), by Gulch. Al Ain, 12-27, Maiden,
1000m. B-Darley.
Yesterday=s Result:
5th-WOL, ,4,500, Mdn, 2yo, 8f 141y (AWT), 1:47.38,
+JACK HOBBS (GB) (c, 2, Halling--Swain=s Gold
{SW-US}, by Swain {Ire}), a 60,000gns TATOCT
yearling, dwelt as the gates opened and was rousted
along to sit in fourth after the early exchanges of this
unveiling. Coming under pressure when sent up to
challenge rounding the home turn, the even-money
favorite led in early stretch and drifted left under
urging, but was comfortably on top in the closing
stages to score by three lengths from Dutch Uncle (GB)
(Dutch Art {GB}). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, ,2,911.
VIDEO, courtesy
O-Bailey, Hall & Hood. B-Minster Stud (GB). T-John
Yesterday=s Results:
1st-MOV, A$80,000, Mdn, 2yo, 1000mT, :58.13, gd.
HEADWATER (AUS) (c, 2, Exceed and Excel {Aus}-River Dove {Aus}, by Hurricane Sky {Aus}), an
A$500,000 Inglis Easter yearling acquisition by Hawkes
Racing, was the latest juvenile buzz horse on the
strength of a couple of barrier trial wins and was sent
off the 2-5 favorite to live up to the advance billing.
Away on terms, Headwater was part of a three-way
battle for the early lead, but eased back to allow chief
market rival Lucky Fish (Aus) (Exceed and Excel {Aus})
to lead outright through the middle stages. Allowed to
cruise up to the leader with about a quarter mile to
race, the heavy chalk soon had a couple of lengths on
his rivals and proved 2 3/4 lengths better than Stoker
(Aus) (Written Tycoon {Aus}) at the line. "It's always
good to get the first one out of the road," co-trainer
Wayne Hawkes told AAP. AHe's a high-class horse. I
think he was in second gear. He's done a great job and
he's a real professional 2-year-old with a huge, fat
pedigree." Winning jockey James Winks believes there
is even better to come. "He's still a big kid, but what
he's doing now is a little bit frightening compared to
when he goes for a spell and comes back," Winks told
AAP. Headwater, whose dam won the 2003 G1
Oakleigh Plate, is a 3/4-brother to year-older stablemate
Emaratee (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}), an A$4-million
purchase by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa who is
nearing his racecourse debut for the Hawkeses. VIDEO.
O-Vinery Stud, R & C Legh Racing Pty Ltd, Kia-Ora
Stud et al. B-Cressfield. T-Michael, John & Wayne
B R E E D E R S’ E D I T I O N
RED HEDEMAN MILE S., $85,000, SUN, 12-27, (S),
2yo, 1m, 1:40 1/5, ft.
1--LIBERTY LOVER, 121, c, 2, Diabolical--Wildcat Diva,
by Forest Wildcat. O/B-J Kirk & Judy Robison (NM);
T-Johnnie L Nall; J-Ry Eikleberry. $51,000. Lifetime
Record: 6-5-0-1, $274,361.
2--Lux, 121, g, 2, Quinton's Gold--No Diet Today, by
Two Punch. O-Bessie A & Steve Prather & Dwayne
Taylor. $18,700.
3--Desert Gambler, 118, f, 2, Desert God-Inrightclassitime, by Straight Man. O-Dale & Carey
Taylor & Jon Hogg. $8,500.
Margins: NK, 1HF, 3HF. Odds: 0.90, 5.90, 3.10.
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Breeders= Edition America cont.
CLASSICO NAVIDAD S., $54,950, CMR, 12-25, (S),
2yo, 1 1/16m, 1:49 2/5, my.
1--#MANIA A., 118, c, 2, Just Typical-Iseeyourconcern, by Concern. O-Red Racing; B-Haras
Santa Isabel Inc (PR); T-Juan A Rivera; J-Jomar
Garcia. $31,871. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0, $45,546.
*Raced without Lasix.
2--Caballo de Troya, 118, c, 2, Elusive Chris--Princesa
De Plata, by Lodz. O-Carlos Oyola Stable; B-Hacienda
Los Nietos Inc (PR); T-Raul N Perez. $10,990.
3--Sr. de Los Cielos, 118, c, 2, English Channel-Carmrachkim, by Go for Gin. O-Jomar Racing;
B-Jorge R Jimenez (PR); T-Jose Antonio Rodriguez.
Margins: 2HF, 1 1/4, 1. Odds: 8.40, 11.15, 1.55.
6th-AQU, $67,000, NW1$X, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:11, ft.
JOHN'S ISLAND (g, 3, Posse--Morning Gallop {MSP,
$299,695}, by Victory Gallop) $60,000 yrl '12
FTNAUG. Lifetime Record: 13-4-1-0, $188,575. O-John
Confort & Albert Weis. B-Edition Farm (NY). T-James A
Graduate of Donna Freyer’s Custom Care Equine LLC
Bred by Edition. Sold by DENALI
7th-LRL, $43,544, NW1LX, 3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2f,
1:04 1/5, ft.
CONSPIRER (f, 4, City Zip--Congiura {Ire}, by Celtic
Swing {GB}) Lifetime Record: 23-4-1-7, $116,740.
O-Kasey Two Racing LLC. B-Isabelle H de Tomaso (NJ).
T-Claudio A Gonzalez.
6th-LRL, $42,000, NW1X, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:10 1/5, ft.
PIANO MAN TED (c, 4, Pomeroy--Darian Skye, by
Dance Master) Lifetime Record: 35-6-3-2, $110,772.
O-MCA Racing Stable LLC. B-David Wylie Perkins (FL).
T-Claudio A Gonzalez. *$11,000 wlng '10 OBSOCT;
$30,000 2yo >12 OBSAPR. **1/2 to Mr. Green (Proud
Accolade), MSP, $193,741.
8th-FGX, $41,000, NW2X, (S), 3yo/up, f/m, 6f,
1:11 4/5, sy.
COTEAU JOZI (f, 4, Johannesburg--Too Late Now {Ch.
3yo Filly-Can, GISW, $566,110}, by Raj Waki) Lifetime
Record: 8-4-1-1, $84,780. O-Rockin Ts Racing Stable.
B-Coteau Grove Farms (LA). T-Edward J Johnston.
1st-FGX, $40,000, Opt. Clm. ($35,000), C, (S),
3yo/up, f/m, 5 1/2f (off turf), 1:05 2/5, sy.
LADY GRANTHAM (f, 3, Yankee Gentleman--Yes It's
Gold {MSP, $168,222}, by Yes It's True) Lifetime
Record: SW, 16-4-4-2, $191,275. O-David Richardson
& Sandra New. B-Heiligbrodt Racing Stable & W L New
(LA). T-Brett A Brinkman. *1/2 to Izzie=s Gold (E Dubai),
SW, $145,454.
8th-PRX, $37,400, NW2BX, (S), 3yo/up, f/m, 6f,
1:13 1/5, ft.
PIXIE DUST (f, 3, Ecclesiastic--Seagrapes, by Sea
Salute) Lifetime Record: MSP, 11-4-2-2, $139,945.
O-Lawrence Stable Inc. B-James L Lawrence II &
Lawrence Stable Inc (PA). T-James L Lawrence II.
8th-DED, $37,100, 12-26, NW2L, 3yo/up, 7f,
1:27 3/5, ft.
DIXIELAND BAR (g, 3, Behindatthebar--My Madame, by
My Friend Max) Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-0, $45,600.
O/B-Mary Scherer (LA). T-Tim Dixon.
5th-GPX, $35,000, C, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:35 2/5, gd.
SHATAK (c, 4, Cryptoclearance--Grecian Devil, by
Atticus) Lifetime Record: 7-2-0-2, $64,675. O-Silver
Moon Racing LLC. B-Gerlinde & Sharon Ferguson (KY).
T-George Weaver. *Raced without Lasix.
7th-GGX, $34,499, Opt. Clm. ($62,500), NW2$X,
3yo/up, f/m, 6f (AWT), 1:10 2/5, ft.
FAST AND FOXY (f, 4, Thisnearlywasmine--Zorra Roja,
by Falstaff) Lifetime Record: 18-6-2-3, $131,849.
O-Joe Daehling & Holly Evans. B-Daehling Ranch LLC
(CA). T-Holly Evans.
5th-HAW, $31,508, NW1$X, 3yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f,
1:18 1/5, ft.
EXQUISITE LADY (f, 4, Posse--Lady Riss {MSW,
$325,390}, by Unreal Zeal) Lifetime Record: 17-5-3-2,
$95,490. O/B-Dana Waier Thoroughbreds LLC (IL).
T-Rusty A Hellman.
7th-SUN, $29,600, NW2L, (S), 3yo/up, 5 1/2f,
1:05 4/5, ft.
MANES TOWER (g, 3, Proud Tower Too--Mini Manes,
by Indy Film) Lifetime Record: 8-2-2-0, $30,943.
O/B-Tricar Stables Inc (NM). T-Sal Gonzalez.
7th-CTX, $26,000, 12-26, NW2L, (S), 3yo/up, f/m, 7f,
1:27 2/5, ft.
MORNINGISBREAKING (f, 3, Fiber Sonde--Miss Grey
Dawn, by Southern Halo) Lifetime Record: 7-2-2-2,
$47,901. O/B/T-Cynthia E O'Bannon (WV).
8th-CTX, $26,000, 12-26, NW2LX, 3yo/up, 4 1/2f,
:52 1/5, ft.
CRONY CAPITALISM (c, 3, Notional--Raisa, by
Aldebaran) Lifetime Record: 5-2-0-1, $33,680. O-Tom
Schafer. B-C Kidder, N Cole, B Kidder & N Strong (KY).
T-Walter F Bish. *$140,000 yrl '12 FTKJUL.
A de Meric Stables Purchase and Graduate
3rd-TAM, $25,600, Opt. Clm. ($100,000), 3yo/up, f/m,
1mT, 1:35 3/5, fm.
MARIA MARIA (f, 3, Curlin--Hollow Miss {MSW,
$268,475}, by With Approval) Lifetime Record: GSP,
17-4-2-4, $153,893. O/B-Curtis C Green (KY). T-James
P DiVito. *$45,000 RNA yrl '12 KEESEP. **1/2 to He=s
Got Grit (Songandaprayer), GSW, $291,255.
Trained at Crupi’s New Castle Farm
From the Gary and Mary West
Collection at Hill ‘n’ Dale
$7,500 payable out of proceeds or by 12/31/17
“In this game, you dream of winning
the Breeders’ Cup or the Kentucky Derby.
New Year’s Day could have done both.”
- Hall of Fame Trainer Bob Baffert
“This is our greatest accomplishment
in horse racing.”
- Gary and Mary West
Half-Brother sold for $2,200,000
as the co-Sales
Topper at KEESEP
A Team West Trifecta Stallion
If you breed to New Year’s Day, Flashback, and Power Broker in 2015,
the stud fee is $5,000 each - payable out of proceeds or by 12/31/17.
Team West Guarantee applies
From sales proceeds, the first $7,500 going to breeders for weanling
sales and the first $15,000 going to breeders for yearling sales.
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Breeders= Edition America cont.
8th-TPX, $24,000, 12-26, NW2L, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m
(AWT), 1:39 1/5, ft.
HIDDAI (f, 3, The Cliff's Edge--Groovy Answer, by
Groovy) Lifetime Record: 16-2-0-3, $34,893. O/T-Sal
Guerrero. B-Joe P Williamson (KY).
I Zoom, f, 2, Burning Roma--Lake Louise, by Devil His
Due. TAM, 12-27, 6f, 1:11 1/5. B-Gene J Gilmore &
Phyllis K Gilmore (FL).
Paid Admission, c, 2, Candy Ride (Arg)--Seal of
Approval, by Vindication. DED, 12-26, 6 1/2f,
1:21 1/5. B-Bugle Hill Farm LLC (KY). *$37,000 yrl
Flight Plan Filed, g, 2, Dome--Cahill Miss, by Cahill
Road. SUN, 12-27, (S), 6f, 1:13. B-Mike Abraham
(NM). *$40,000 yrl '13 RUIAUG. **1/2 to
Manzottina (Manzotti), SW, $103,010.
Mystery Gate, c, 2, Lydgate--Professional Cat, by Cat
Thief. FGX, 12-26, (S), 1m, 1:42 2/5. B-Nolan Creek
Farm (LA).
Where's Woody, c, 2, Stephen Got Even--Amusingly,
by Distorted Humor. CTX, 12-27, 6 1/2f, 1:22 2/5.
B-Joe B Murphy (KY).
Aces High, c, 3, Flower Alley--Lambert Point, by
Charismatic. FGX, 12-26, 1m70y, 1:43 1/5.
B-Eugene Melnyk (KY). *$50,000 yrl '12 FTKOCT.
B R E E D E R S’ E D I T I O N
Jimmy=s Hall (GB), g, 2, Kyllachy (GB)--Up At Dawn
(GB), by Inchinor (GB). WOL, 12-27, 5f 216y (AWT).
1:14.08. B-Newsells Park Stud (GB). *35,000gns
wlng >12 TATDEC; i8,000 2yo >14 GORMAY. **1/2
to Up In Time (GB) (Noverre), MGSW-US, $255,575.
Minister of Fun (GB), g, 3, Pastoral Pursuits (GB)-Diane=s Choice (GB), by Komaite. SWL, 12-27, 6f
(AWT), 1:15.11. B-Mrs Y E Mullin & B McGarrigle
Arlington Park
Turfway Park
Golden Gate
Presque Isle Downs
OBS Training Center
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