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Remembering Spence ﬁghts for victory in Winter Derby at Los Alamitos
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Cover Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Remembering Spence fights for Winter Derby Win Top Racing Stories: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ive Struck a Nerve shocks Risen Star; Unlimited Budget rules Rachel Alexandra Mark Valeski, Optimizer, Snuggs and Kisses, Sunbean win undercard stakes A day in the life of the racing office by Martha Claussen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sunland Derby preview: Is this the year Lukas returns? by Pete Herrera . . . . 16 “A Tribute to the Racehorse – Paintings & Prose” by Robert Geller . . . . . . . . . . 18 Now trainers calling Sunland about Derby by Ray Sanchez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sixth NM racino no longer a sure thing by Pete Herrera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Let Texans vote to save horse industry; Mario Pino winner of George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award; Anonymous donor gives $200,000 to help racetrack workers; Zia Park Championship added to Champion of Champions; Record All American Derby heads Ruidoso stakes schedule; Professional Farriers announces program to assist injured farriers; Hialeah Park’s Abbey dies in car accident; Emerald Downs announces $1.5 million stakes schedule; Sunland Park simulcast betting taking wings; Ruidoso Downs stall applications due March 18; Million-dollar filly among supplements to rich Ruidoso derbies; Texas HORSE legislative stragegy; Dan Fick named executive director of Texas HORSE; Zia Park to build 150-room hotel; Emerald Downs announces 75-day meet; Ken Tohill tops Sunland in earnings; ‘Worst Deadbeats’ named by Jockey’s Guild; Jockey Gerard Melancon reaches 4,000 wins; Canterbury, Prairie Meadows partner on statebreds; Sam Houston Race Park makes $10,335 donation to Susan G. Komen For the Cure®
Race Recaps - Quarter Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Top Montgomery finishers in Mardi Gras Derbys; Kerrys Special Crown fastest to Mardi Gras; Worlds On High upsets Magnolia Stakes; La Mos Chingono determined in Party Girl at Louisiana Downs Required Fire upsets Maiden Stakes; Rylees Boy takes Winter Championship at Los Alamitos Sandys Jesse speeds home a winner in NMHBA Quarter Horse Stakes; Jump Down Azoom tops Maturity trials at Sunland Park
Race Recaps - Thoroughbred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Ain’t No Other rolls to victory in Sensational Star Stakes; Sahara Sky wins San Carlos; Mizdirection wins Buena Vista by 2 1/4 lengths; Great Hot steals Santa Maria; Slim Shadey, Stevens go gate to wire in San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita Persuasive Paul takes Turf Paradise Derby; L.A. Weekend takes Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise Dry Summer gains definitive win in Mine That Bird Derby; Hennesey Smash wins 6th straight in Peppers Pride Handicap at Sunland Park Baffert continues Oaklawn dominance with 4th Southwest win; Don’t Tell Sophia extends streak, denies Tiz Miz Sue in Bayakoa; Longshot Sister Ginger steals the Martha Washington at Oaklawn Park Dice Flavor rallies to win El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields Valentine Eddie wins FG’s Friday stakes race at Fair Grounds
RCI Rulings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Thoroughbred Stakes Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Quarter Horse Stakes Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
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Remembering Spence fights for Winter Derby win at Los Alamitos February 17, 2013 • Los Alamitos Race Course • Cypress, CA
By Ty Wyant
emembering Spence, named after legendary California owner/breeder Spencer Childers, came off an overpowering trial win to fight for the victory in the Grade 1, $231,650 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on at Los Alamitos. Starting from the inside post position, Remembering Spence got a quick break from the gate and opened up a one-half length lead in the 400-yard dash. Perrys Affair then mounted his bid and raced to within a nose of the winner to give trainer Arnoldo Pulido a one-two finish in the year’s first Grade 1 derby. Remembering Spence was timed in :19.587 under jockey Francisco Rubio as the even-money favorite. Creole Williams was one-half length behind the top-two finishers for third. Remembering Spence came off a fivemonth layoff for the Winter Derby trials and has been perfect. The TR Dasher son out of the Childers-bred mare Sables Bono demolished his trial competition by one-and-onehalf lengths with his time of :19.742 topping the six trials. Before his layoff, Remembering Spence showed promise with a one-half length win in the Ed Burke Juvenile before being beaten by just a head for third in the $380,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity.
Remembering Spence, Francisco Rubio up; at right, Rubio, owner Francisco Guzman and trainer Arnoldo Pulido Photos by Scott Martinez
Remembering Spence picked up $97,380 for the Winter Derby score and pushed his earnings to $167,210. Robert Williams’ homebred runner-up Perrys Affair won his trial by one-half length to win his maiden in his fifth career start. The Mr Jess Perrysired gelding was the third-fastest qualifier with a :19.949 time.
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Ive Struck a Nerve shockes Risen Star; Unlimited Budget rules Rachel Alexandra
February 23, 2013 • Fair Grounds Race Course • New Orleans, LA
n a huge upset that brought back memories of last year’s$1 million Louisiana Derby, Big Chief Racing’s Ive Struck a Nerve struck gold for his connections and longshot players, as well, when he lit up the tote board with a $272.40 win payoff in Saturday’s Grade 4 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
2 Risen Star Stakes on Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Ridden brilliantly by jockey James Graham, who had been working with him in the mornings recently to school him on some of
the intricacies of racing, Ive Struck a Nerve rallied outside the leaders in the late stages of the Risen Star and got up by a nose in the last jump. Across the board, the son of Yankee Gentleman, who was purchased for $82,000
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last April out of an OBS 2-year-olds in training sale, returned mutuels of $272.40, $110.60 and $42.40. “In the mornings he is being really aggressive in his work patterns with company so today, and in that last race, he was aggressive around the first turn,” said winning rider Graham. “Today, once I got him settled, he did everything I asked him to do. He finished off strong, galloped out good and had a great trip.” In a winner’s circle interview immediately after the Risen Star, trainer Keith Desormeaux, the under-the-radar older brother of Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, was asked about his horse’s sudden improvement. “Every time this horse has gone a distance he’s had some kind of trouble,” Desormeaux said. “(Owner) Matt Bryan and I have talked about it several times. We just wanted a clean trip at a distance and if we got beat 14 lengths again (as he was in a fourth-place finish in Fair Grounds’ Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes in his last start Jan. 19), we’d have quit trying, but we had trouble every trip and James rode him perfectly.” Following a remark by owner Bryan about the group booking a room in Louisville for the upcoming Kentucky Derby, Desormeaux said, “We’ve got a million-dollar race in between. There is no doubt we will try the (100th running of the $1 million) Louisiana Derby. Then, who doesn’t want to go to Louisville, right? That’s why we all get in this crazy business.” Ive Struck a Nerve earned 50 points in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points standings (bringing his total to a
Ive Struck a Nerve, James Graham up Photos by Hodges Photography
series-leading 51) and almost quadrupled his $65,790 previous earnings with his $240,000 winner’s share of the $400,000 Risen Star purse, upping them to $305,790 with his second win in nine career starts. He accomplished the 1 1/16-mile distance of the Risen Star in 1:44.52. Gary and Mary West’s California invader Code West, conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and beaten by a nose for the win, alternated for the early lead
with splits of 23.92 and 48.34, gained an advantage along the inside in the stretch run, could not withstand the winner late but finished a half-length in front of the laterunning Palace Malice, owned by Dogwood Stable and conditioned by five-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher.
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after her second graded stakes win of the afternoon. “It ended up being a crazy pace up front so we were a little further back but it set up well for her and she just galloped away with it.” Unlimited Budget stopped the timer Unlimited Budget rules in 1:45.38 over a fast main track. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the Florida-bred daughter of Rachel Alexandra Repole Stable’s Unlimited Budget swept Street Sense returned $5, $3.60 and $3 and increased her career earnings to $310,200. to the lead entering the stretch under Rosie Promise Me More paid $11.80 and $6.40 Napravnik and drew off to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes by while earning 20 points toward Kentucky Oaks qualifying. 3 ¾ lengths. Holt Racing LLS, Wesley Hawley “Second-best but coming on late,” and Robert Orth’s Promise Me More closed from last in the field of 10 to get second, four Promise Me More’s trainer, Wes Hawley, said. “We will take that today. I don’t think we were lengths ahead of Susan Knoll’s Blue Violet in going to catch that other filly but a mile-andthe 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. one-eighth is a different story.” Unlimited Budget earned 50 points The 1 1/8-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Fair in the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” points standings and now sits atop that list with 60 Grounds Oaks will be run on Louisiana Derby Day, March 30. Five of the last eight winpoints overall. The winner sat well off fast early fractions ners of that race have gone on to win the of 22.88, 46.40 and 1:12.32 set by Dancingin- Kentucky Oaks, including last year’s winner, Believe You Can. thecircle. Into the far turn, Napravnik adBlue Violet paid $6.60 and earned 10 vanced five-wide and then powered past the points toward the Kentucky Oaks, while rest of the field into the lane. “She was much the best,” Napravnik said fourth-place finisher Every Way got five points. Calumet Farm’s Oxbow, the 11 1/2-length winner of the Lecomte, took clear command in the stretch but could not sustain the bid.
Unlimited Budget, Rosie Napravnik up Photo by Hodges Photography
Mark Valeski, Optimizer, Snuggs and Kisses, Sunbean win undercard stakes February 23, 2013 • Fair Grounds Race Course • New Orleans, LA
vercoming a three-race case of “seconditis” at the Crescent City oval, Brereton Jones’s Mark Valeski broke out of it with a hard-earned one-length win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Mineshaft Handicap on Louisiana Derby Preview Day Presented by Lamarque Ford at Fair Grounds Race Course. “I think everybody had some anxious moments there, including myself,” said winning rider Rosie Napravnik. “We were really boxed in and I knew I was sitting behind a couple of horses that were going to make a run and they just weren’t running fast enough, so I was finally able to tip to the outside and, I mean, he just took off and he was much the best today.” Mark Valeski had won Belmont’s Grade 2 Peter Pan last summer, but was beaten threequarters of a length in Fair Grounds’ Louisiana Handicap Jan. 19 in his first race since that New York score. Last year he was second by a nose in Fair Grounds’ Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes and then beaten a half-length in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, but had been
training sharply for conditioner Larry Jones in recent weeks. The 4-year-old son of Proud Citizen was well placed early in the Mineshaft, encountered traffic problems in midstretch but proved best once he had clear running room. Mark Valeski returned mutuels of $3.80, $2.60 and $2.10, accomplished the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1:44.82 and increased his career earnings to $540,952 with his fourth career win in eight lifetime starts. Tenth Street Stables’ Cool Street finished second in the Mineshaft, paying $7.60 and
Mark Valeski, Rosie Napravnik up Photo by Hodges Photography
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Optimizer takes Fair Grounds Handicap over Soft Going
after early splits of 24.30 and 48.48 and increased her career earnings to $288,020 with her 12th win in 32 career starts. Daisy Devine paid $2.40 and $2.10 and also went over the $1 million mark in lifetime earnings while finishing three-quarters of a length in front of Shadwell Farm’s Ausus, who returned $2.20 to show.
Calumet Farms’ Optimizer won his second graded stakes event of the meet, edging clear to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap by two lengths as the even-money favorite. Chuck and Ella Lou Hagaman’s Bim Bam closed for second in a field that Sunbean strikes again scratched down to five after many in Gentilly Stakes trainers elected not to test the Brittlyn Stable’s Sunbean “soft” Stall-Wilson Turf Course. made it three straight wins over Optimizer had won last month’s the local oval with a 4 3/4-length Grade 3 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap tally in Saturday’s $60,000 Gentilly over the same course as the first in a At top left, Optimizer, Jon Court up; top right, Snuggs and Kisses, Stakes, a race restricted to sophothree-race graded stakes series that Rosie Napravnik up; above, Sunbean, Colby Hernandez up more accredited to Louisianawill end with the Grade 2 Mervin Photos by Hodges Photography breds that was scheduled for the H. Muniz Memorial Handicap on turf but run over the main track at Louisiana Derby Day, March 30. a mile and 70 yards. responded gamely when engaged by James “His performance was as top-shelf as After being allowed to settle early, the Miller’s odds-on favorite Daisy Devine in Sat- bay son of Brahms, who was scratched out of it could possibly have been,” said winning jockey Jon Court. “We were in and out trying urday’s listed $75,000 Bayou Handicap and the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes in favor of this proved best by a head following a thrilling to find the best part of the track and, when event, came outside rivals when set down for stretch duel. it came down to it, I did venture down on the drive and drew off with mild urging by In a race taken off the turf and run on the inside and I got back to the outside; we jockey Colby Hernandez. were trying to find the firmest spot out there the main track at 1 1/16-miles, Daisy Devine Backed down to odds-on favoritism by was unable to sustain her grass greatness and it’s all pretty soft. But he handled it well the fans after winning the $105,000 Louisiana enough to save some ground and make that with a 126-pound impost but that should Futurity here on New Year’s Eve, the Al Stall Jr. take nothing away from the gameness move towards the lead down on the inside trainee returned mutuels of $3.80, $2.80 and shown by the winner. and that put us in the winner’s circle.” $2.10, toured the distance in 1:42.76 and in“We weren’t going to run if the race had creased his career earnings to $131,769 with Optimizer returned $4, $2.60 and $2.20, stayed on the grass,” said winning trainer Tom his third win in four lifetime starts. increased his career earnings to $626,942 Amoss. “The whole idea was to run if it came and completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:56.06. Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stable’s Hopeoff the grass. Daisy Devine is a great filly. AJ Suited Racing Stables’ Two Months ful Notion finished second, paying $5.60 Obviously, she is a great turf filly. So, maybe Rent ran an even third, followed by Willcox and $4 while 5 3/4-lengths in front of Dan a little vulnerable today on the dirt and we Inn and Cavalero. Lynch and Merrill Scherer’s Nubin Ridge, who were able to take advantage of it.” returned $3.20. Snuggs and Kisses upsets Daisy Ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Snuggs and Glen Warren and Andrew Leggio Jr.’s Devine in $75,000 Bayou Handicap Kisses returned mutuels of $11.20, $3.60 and Skip the Pinot set early fractions of 23.64 and 46.76 before tiring. Barrett Bernard’s Snuggs and Kisses $2.20, accomplished the distance in 1:45.38 8 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
A day in the life of the racing office By Martha Claussen
acing fans pick up a program every time they visit their favorite track. It is an essential tool for finding useful information on horses entered in the day’s races, their past performances, statistics on jockeys and trainers, even the colors and patterns of the silks chosen by the owner. Looks organized and simple, but whoa, Nelly! Spend a day in the racing office to see how much work goes into getting just one program ready for print. I did just that with full support of the wonderful members of the Sam Houston Race Park racing office and witnessed a welloiled machine with a lot of moving parts. Eric Johnston, Sam Houston’s vice president of racing, has served as racing secretary since 1996. He shared the rundown of the personnel on his payroll. He has a racing office staff of 10, consisting of a stakes coordinator, program director, three placing judges, a clerk of scales, horse identifier and stall supervisor. Each of them is very involved in the morning entry work. In addition, Johnston oversees a starter and his 13 gate-crew assistants, 10 jockey valets, two jocks room employees, two clockers, a gap attendant for morning works, two outriders, eight test barn technicians and a blacksmith. Racing office employees come from different walks of life, but the majority of them have strong ties to the industry. Some are former jockeys and trainers, and others grew up in racing families. All have solid knowledge of equine terminology and racing lingo and like working in a fast-paced and sometimes frenetic atmosphere.
to meet the needs of all horsemen is a daunting task. On any given day, requests come over the phone or in person, Above, Eric Johnston, vice president of racing at Sam Houston Race Park, requesting “fillies updating the board on race day; below, post position draw going short, nonPhotos by Jack Coady / Coady Photography winners of 5-yearolds and up, turf maiden sprint, turf allowance routing” and many more. Johnston will pay visits to tracks in surrounding states months before the meet begins. With Sam Houston’s enviable winter climate, he has attracted horsemen from the northeast, northwest and even Canada. “We are able to run on both surfaces all meet,” explains Johnston. “Racing on our turf course throughout the winter months is a big plus.” As the meet approaches, the racing office will review between 1,600 and 1,700 stall applications, which The racing office staff enters each horse must be narrowed down to the 1,334 stalls into the InCompass computerized program, available on the backside. which offers a comprehensive menu for securing necessary information for each entry. Balancing act Horse, jockey and trainer are the easy It is hard to fully describe the balancing parts, but listing owners can involve more act a racing office faces in creating each race detail due to corporations, shared partnercard. Horsemen want completive purses, waships and leased arrangements. Every owner gering fans like full fields, racetrack managemust be licensed through the state licensing ment wants cards that will drive handle and department. In Texas, that falls under the ausmaybe debut the next Zenyatta or Curlin. pices of the Texas Racing Commission, which “You might say that my job involves servis based in Austin, but operates an on-site ing two masters,” states Johnston. “I have an office at each racetrack. obligation to management to balance purse Things begin quietly on the morning of accounts and drive handle, but it is equally entry day. The racing office staff is in place important to please the horsemen. Some Advance planning and early by 8 a.m. with condition books open and days are more difficult than others.” preparation computers turned on. Several agents make entries in person, and trainers stop by to Johnston explains that the entry process Never a dull moment on entry check “the board,” which lists the races in starts well in advance of Sam Houston’s 72day the condition book for the applicable race hour time frame (some tracks use a 48- or As entry day approaches, horsemen day as well as up to 10 “extra” races, should even 24-hour entry process). He constructs a racing program and stakes schedule based have done their homework and know which the originally scheduled events not fill. The entry clerks process each request individually on approved purses and stakes events for the horses are ready to run. Some enter their horses in person, some by phone and others and look for any “flagged” notations on the meet. InCompass screen. Each horse must have an Condition books are created and mailed entrust jockey agents to take care of that responsibility. Continued on pg. 11 out listing 12 to 20 races per live day. Trying SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 9
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updated Coggins and Equine Piroplasmosis certificate. The horse identifier receives papers on each racehorse with updated registration information and upper lip tattoo, which will be checked in the paddock prior to each race. Several of the races begin to fill, but others have attracted little interest. An announcement is made to the backside informing horsemen of which races are going and which “extras” are looking probable. The goal is to ensure that each race will run with a minimum of seven starters, so the agents and entry clerks begin making calls to see if they can fill the lagging races. It’s business as usual, but not without the occasional “what-in-the-world?” moment. One of the entry clerks recalls getting a call from a Quarter Horse trainer wanting to enter one of his horses. I want to run “the one on the far left,” said the trainer. The clerk dutifully looked up that name in the InCompass system and could not find a match. The trainer, possibly multitasking when placing the call, was referring to his horse on the left of his shed row. Sometimes as early as 11:30 a.m., the entries are closed and the post position draw commences. A state steward and a horseman must be present as the entry slips are drawn, numbers are placed in a shaker and a random draw takes place to determine post position placement. After each race is drawn, the horse name, number and jockey are read out loud, and if a jockey has been named by more than one horseman, a quick final decision will be made. After all the races are drawn, the entry clerks complete a final review and, within 30 minutes, an overnight of the racing card is produced.
tion, so again, if a 3-year-old ends up on a program page proof for older horses, that horse will not make the final program. Shryl Hopkins serves as Sam Houston Race Park’s program director, and can rattle off an exhaustive list of details that have to be verified and confirmed. “We have to check each entry in every race,” said Hopkins. “The days that we don’t catch something are few and far between.”
Long shifts involved due to night racing Sam Houston Race Park runs Friday and Saturday evenings as well as Sunday and Monday afternoon cards. That can produce some exhausting days for the racing office staff, who report for duty at 8 a.m. on Friday to take entries, take a short break in the afternoon and return for their other roles as placing judges, clerk of scales and paddock judge. They do not leave until the 10th race of the evening card goes official after 11 p.m.
Sam Houston Race Park racing office team Photo by Jack Coady / Coady Photography
So next time you are at your favorite racetrack and buy a program, take a minute to give thanks to the hard-working members of the racing office. They work quietly behind the scenes, with little credit, to ensure that you are getting the most comprehensive information available. And, as I can attest, far from an easy job. Martha Claussen has been prominent in the Texas racing industry since 1997 as a publicist, writer and handicapper.
Meticulous detail for program pages The next step is the production of program pages, an extremely important process involving detail-oriented scrutiny. The racing office staff will review each race for any discrepancy, which might involve change in blinkers, new owner, updated works or whether the horse was entered for a tag in his or her last race. The entered horses are checked through the test barn and vet lists. In Texas, if a horse bleeds for the first time in a race, it is not eligible to run for 12 days; second bleeder is sidelined for 30 days. The Texas Racing Commission also has a list of any individual (trainer, jockey or owner) who has does not have a current TXRC license. Of course, every now and then, a horse will get entered in the wrong condiSureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 11
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Sunland Derby preview:
Is this the year Lukas returns?
By Pete Herrera
UNLAND PARK, N.M. — Could it be that D. Wayne Lukas has finally gotten over his “been there” attitude about Sunland Park and will return to the southern New Mexico track in a big way this month? Forty-something years ago, Lukas was a regular at Sunland, when he was arguably the best Quarter Horse trainer in the country. In 1970, he won more races than any Quarter Horse conditioner in the country. He trained 23 world champion Quarter Horses, including Dash For Cash and was the leading trainer nationally in wins again in 1974 and 1975. But by then he had started working with Thoroughbreds. The change in breeds simply brought Lukas more exposure and even greater success. He would become the first Thoroughbred trainer to reach the $100 million mark in purse earnings. His triple-crown take includes four wins in the Kentucky Derby, five in The Preakness and four in the Belmont. The Grade 3 $800,000 Sunland Derby is now one of the races that’s included in the new point system that has been tabbed the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The winner of this year’s Sunland Derby, which will be run on March 24, is virtually assured of a spot in the Kentucky Derby. Now in it’s 11th running, the Sunland Derby has consistently drawn horses from the stables of such iconic trainers as Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher and Doug O’Neill. Last year’s race was won by Daddy Nose Best from Steve Asmussen’s stable. But the race has not been a must for the now 77-year-old Lukas — until this year. “This was the first year that D. Wayne called us to nominate,” said Sunland Director of Racing Dustin Dix. “Before, he would always say he had worked so hard not to run here and didn’t want to come back. Now, he’s saying that with the point system, he has to look at our race. He’s pretty confident he’s going to run something here.” That something could be Oxbow or Will Take Charge. Oxbow won the Grade 3 Lecomte at the Fairgrounds in January by more than 11 lengths and finished fourth in the Grade I Cash Call Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park in December. The winner of that $750,000 race was Violence, who was one of the early favorites for the Kentucky Derby but now is
out of the derby trail after fracturing a bone in his right front leg. Will Take Charge won the Smarty Jones at Oaklawn on Jan. 21 at odds of 11-to-1. Currently the biggest name on the Sunland Derby radar is Goldencents. The Doug O’Neill trained 3-year-old won the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita in January and the Delta Downs Jackpot in November. His impressive resume also includes a runnerup finish to Shanghai Bobby in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont last year. Shanghai Bobby has emerged as the hot-button horse for derby handicappers heading into the prep races. “That’s the big name we’ve heard might be coming to the Sunland Derby,” Dix said of Goldencents. “He’s probably the most accomplished right now of those that we think might be coming. But 3-year-olds are so late developing that something could pop out of the woodwork and be a monster between now and Sunland Derby week.” The best example of that is Mine That Bird, who ran fourth in the Sunland Derby in 2009, then pulled a shocker win in the Kentucky Derby at odds of 50-to-1. O’Neill has won the race twice, with Excessive Pleasure in the inaugural running in 2003 and with Thor’s Echo in 2005. Back then the race was called the WinStar Derby. Pletcher and Baffert have plenty of talented 3-year-olds in their barns, and both are expected to enter the Sunland Derby. Baffert’s Shakin It Up and Super Ninety Nine scored wins last month in the San Vicente (Santa Anita) and Southwest Stakes (Oaklawn), and Dix said some of the horses that ran in the top three in those two races could end up in the Sunland Derby. Last year’s winner, Daddy Nose Best, came out of the El Camino Real at Golden Gate. Pletcher’s stable is so deep it’s impossible to say right now which horse from his barn could end up at Sunland. “Pletcher has so many 3-year-olds that we think he’ll bring something,” Dix said. “We just have no idea because he has so many horses.” The Sunland Derby also could get a couple of entries from Sunland-based trainers Henry Dominguez and Joel Marr. Dominguez won the race with Song of Navarone in 2007, when it was still a non-
graded race and just missed last year when Isn’t He Clever led most of the way before getting caught by Daddy Nose Best. Dominguez this year has nominated Show Me Some Magic, owned by Kirk and Judy Robison, the owners of Isn’t He Clever. Marr’s potential entry is Dry Summer, who ran fourth in the Sham behind Goldencents. There were 208 horses nominated when the first deadline was reached on Feb. 1. The second deadline was March 1. Owners of horses nominated by Feb. 1 will pay a $5,000 fee to run in the derby, and those who missed that deadline can still be nominated but must pay $10,000 to run. Dix said both the Sunland Derby and Sunland Oaks benefited from the new points system. Sunland is in a group of stakes races that carry a scale of 50-20-10-5 points for the top four finishing horses. “We think with the new point system, the winner will have enough points to get into the Kentucky Derby,” Dix said. “We’ve read that anywhere from 40 to 50 points should be enough, and the winner gets 50. Some already have 10 or 20 points, so if they run second or third, they might still get in or they might have a chance to run again before the Kentucky Derby.” Kentucky Derby prep races, which carry more weight in terms of points, include the Florida Derby, UAE Derby, Louisiana Derby, Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass. The winner in each of those races earns 100 points, with the scale dropping to 40 points for second place, 20 for third and 10 for fourth. The horses with the top 20 point-totals will get into the Kentucky Derby if more than 20 horses are nominated. In recent years, more than 20 horses have consistently been nominated. Dix said the Sunland Oaks is the only non-graded stakes for fillies in the country where the winner will earn 50 points. Pete Herrera is a former AP sportswriter and now freelance journalist who covered sports and news for 39 years. His credits include four Summer Olympics and coverage of 40 All American Futurities from 1968 to 2008. SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 17
‘A Tribute to the Racehorse – Paintings & Prose’
By Robert Geller
he International Museum of Art in El Paso has put horseracing front and center this winter with its “Painting and Prose” exhibit featuring a multitude of works by local artist Larry Nichols. A city of El Paso employee by day, Larry is an artist by night. Against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains, the upstairs studio of his stylish residence overlooks the city and has been a cradle of creativity for many years. His collection of works soon began to reflect his growing passion for the Thoroughbred industry. As equine art began to fill his studio walls, a downstairs gallery was forming just as quickly with framed win photos of horses raced in partnership with his British wife, Denise, under the ownership of UKUSA Stables. Established on the New Mexico racing circuit as successful owners, Larry and Denise have campaigned Thoroughbred racehorses for several years with trainer Erik Mikkelson. Their pride and joy, Cali Baby, has been the subject of many of Larry’s artistic renditions. The New Mexico-Bred mare was named the “2010 NM Horse of the Year” and amassed earnings of $535,709 with 11 wins, six seconds and four thirds from her 30 starts, six of them stakes victories. Her final race was on Oct. 28, 2012 in the Peppers Pride NM Classic Cup Championship at Zia Park, a stakes she had won previously, in which she finished a game third. Cali Baby was scheduled to be bred this spring to local stallion Silver Season at the farm of Chris and Tina Hourigan off Highway 28 in Anthony, NM, where the great mare herself was raised. But on the morning of Feb. 18, the stallion took a bad step while exercising, breaking his ankle and had to be put down. Larry and Denise had been up with Chris and Tina until late the night before for the foaling of a sweet little filly by Bachelor Blues from Feather on Wings. “Wings,” as she is affectionately known, is the mother of 4-year-old Jose Prado, a fourtime winner, who was claimed from them last year. “Life can be so cruel. Last night we were celebrating a new filly, now this. It’s so sad,” commented Denise. The racing gods remind us of how bittersweet this industry can be. It’s back to the drawing board as far as whom Cali Baby will now be bred to. Active at the claiming box too, UKUSA Stable currently has nine Thoroughbreds in 18 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
various phases of training. Their most recent both here and in Great Britain. The central theme of the exhibit is the racehorse, Larry success, Saucy Sorceress scored one day before the official opening of the art show. A brush-stroking his way through many compelling images of the industry that speak directly prolific winner, the 6-year-old mare landed to him. The 40 equine pieces fall comfortably her eighth victory at her 30th start. within a broader spectrum that mirrors his Her win photos already stretch to the ceiling on the wall behind the wet bar where, travels abroad and his artistic evolution. “I love this industry, having involved thanks to Larry and Denise’s good fortune myself with it over 40 years, and I would like and racing acumen, space is at a premium. Not only are they invested financially as to give back a little bit of what I’ve received from it. I wanted to capture the spirit of horse owners, at the start of the year, Larry horseracing and the different aspects to was voted in as vice chairman of the New the competition, from jockeys and trainers Mexico Horsemen’s Association Sunland to race horses, broodmares and ponies,” he Committee. Given his professional involvesaid. “There is just this tremendous exhibit of ment in the massive construction project courage and commitment from horses in a of a baseball stadium in downtown El Paso race. We ask them to give us their very best and the relocation of City Hall, his field experience as deputy director of the General and each one does to their ability. They are Services Department of the city of El Paso has such magnificent animals. I’ve always been captivated by them.” already come in handy. The longer you spend with Larry, the Larry is not shy to make suggestions to more you learn of his fascination with the enhance the race-day experience and bring fresh eyes to areas of the sport that feel stuck artistic process. in old routine. His input accelerated recent Whether it is the music and lyrics of Turf Club upgrades in food and beverage at Leonard Cohen or the operatic tones of Israel Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino along with Kamakawiwo’ole playing in the background the strict enforcement of a smoking ban in of his studio, Larry knows what makes him the saddling paddock. tick, what opens up his creative channels. With more delicate issues such as mediHe draws upon inspiration from outside cation regulations and budget-saving meahimself and from within to manifest where sures on the table, Larry looks to the bigger his vivid imagination takes him. picture and knows when to pick his battles. His splash of color is signature to his In 1966, he was sent to Afghanistan style that may, in part, stem from his Southby the United States Peace Corps as school west roots. architect, to work for the Afghan Ministry of Larry tends toward the impressionistic, Education. Two years later, Larry was drafted though abstract symbolism and realism flow by the US Army for military service in the just as easily for him. Race fans less familiar Vietnam War. with Sunland Park horsemen should still have The initial six months, he served as an no trouble spotting the resemblance to KenArtillery Forward Observer, the next four tucky Derby winning trainer Chip Woolley in months as a Firebase Commander and the at least one paddock scene. final two as a Battalion Intelligence Officer. Larry has never been afraid to fight for what he believes in. He tempers his enthusiasm with a healthy dose of diplomacy and still finds the time to balance those more cerebral responsibilities with his artistic expression. The 60 pieces hanging at the InterArtist, Larry Nichols, President of the International Museum of Art, Deane national Museum of Miller and Robert Geller Art encompass racing
The majority of pieces in the Museum. It underwent a facelift show are acrylic paintings with in 1960 with the addition of a the categories of watercolors, oil west and east wing to house the pastels and watercolors with ink Kress Collection of fine art, was each well represented. renamed the El Paso Museum Before the opening, Larry of Art. felt to add an image of a raceWhen the public museum horse to an oil entitled “At the relocated in 1998 to downtown Rail,” deeming the modification El Paso, the Turney home ran the a success. Yet when it comes to risk of being turned into office the thorny question of knowing buildings. Thanks to a dedicated when to stop, when a work is group of volunteers, the Internacomplete, this piece was more tional Museum of Art survived, the exception than the rule. establishing its separate identity Larry confesses that in the and today remains a destination past, his tendency was to go for art lovers in the region. back over the original, touchIf the soft opening on ing up the canvas. These days, Feb. 10 is any indication, the he prefers not to overdo it and horseracing theme of “A Tribute trusts when enough is enough. to the Racehorse - Paintings & The inclusion of his “RemisProse,” appears to be generatsion Series” in the exhibit is of ing interest with six pieces snapped deep personal significance. up at the members-only viewing. In the late summer of 2011, Fittingly, the final weekend of the Larry was diagnosed with Stage 4 show coincides with the running leukemia. While undergoing chemoof New Mexico’s flagship race, the therapy, drip in one hand and ink Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby. pen in the other, Larry found solace In 2009, Mine That Bird went on in horse sketches. The metaphor of from that race to win the Kentucky the racehorse overcoming daunting Derby. Another notable Sunland odds to achieve victory helped him Derby runner to capture a Triple envision how to go head-to-head Crown race is Ruler on Ice, winner with the cancer to get the betof the 2011 Belmont Stakes. And ter of it just like an opponent in a let’s not forget the fillies. In 2012, horserace. Plum Pretty completed the female Larry had invited me, some equivalent, landing the Sunland and “At the Rail” (at top) and “Early Morning Workout” by Larry Nichols Kentucky Oaks double. months before the show, to put some prose to a number of the Over the last decade, New advocate of the exhibit from the get-go. equine themes of his art. Familiar Mexico horseracing has put itself on the map with his body of works from having been over Having raced horses with her late husband at and now, thanks to artist Larry Nichols, on Ruidoso Downs, Mrs. Miller has had firsthand museum walls, too. at his studio the previous winter, I had also experience in being on the inside of the rachad a chance to look through his sketches. “A Tribute to the Racehorse - Paintings ing industry. The illustrations, produced under the & Prose” exhibit officially comes to a close “This exhibit takes people into a world most difficult of circumstances yet with on March 27, three days after the Sunland they may have never been privy to before. the greatest of ease, become even more Derby. It is especially exciting to see art combined brilliant when seen in the context of the healing power they have carried for him. The with prose. This is a first for us.” Robert Geller has The museum has four permanent galler- been the one and compassion and expression in his eyes as he ies that house international collections and thinks back on it, says a lot more than any only voice of Emerald represents a slice of architectural history. For- Downs since the track’s words possibly could. mer residence to Mr. And Mrs. William Ward Soon after my return to southern New inception in 1996 and Mexico in mid-December, I set about fulfilling Turney, the 1908 antebellum style home, de- has also been track anmy end of the bargain. The collaboration felt signed by renowned architect Henry Troost, nouncer at the highly is a real treasure. The couple lived alone in effortless and right. Together we acknowlsuccessful Sunland the house and had its five bedrooms, grand edge how multi-faceted this racing world is Park Racetrack & Casino for over a decade. ballroom, palatial parlor and dining room all Prior to moving to the US, he served 6-1/2 that has brought us together. There are eight individual pieces of prose to themselves and their guests. Mr. Turney years as the English commentator for the died in 1939, and the following year, his wife, Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club and learned hanging alongside pertinent pieces in the Iva, deeded the home to the city of El Paso. exhibit, including one titled “In Remission,” his craft in his hometown of Melbourne, A small group of private collectors Australia. His articles have appeared intereach with a different spin. nationally in magazines such as Racetrack leased the building from the city, and it Deane Miller, president of the Interand Racing World. became known as the El Paso International national Museum of Art, has been a solid SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 19
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Now trainers calling Sunland about Derby
By Ray Sanchez
include 17 marquee events for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds that comprise a compact, 10-week run up to the first Saturday in May to be known as the “Kentucky Derby Championship Series.” The change will be in effect for the 139th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade 1) on
t’s time to start thinking Sunland Park Derby. The crown jewel of the stakes schedule at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is still more than a month away but things are beginning to pop already. The first deadline for nomination to the $800,000 Sunland Derby, which will be held March 24, was Feb. 1, and more than 200 nominations were received. Many of them were from some of the leading trainers in the country. And because Churchill Downs racetrack has instituted a new meth- Dustin Dix od of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby in May and has included the Sunland Saturday, May 4, 2013. Also, the $1 million Kentucky Oaks, the Derby in its new plan, things have shown a Derby’s 3-year-old filly counterpart run on turnaround. the day before the Derby, Friday, May 3, will “We used to have to call trainers to adopt a similar point system for selecting its nominate horses to our Sunland Derby,” maximum of 14 starters. Sunland Park director of operations Dustin The Sunland Park Oaks was chosen for Dix says, “but now trainers are calling us. That’s because, with the new points system, the point system for the Kentucky Oaks, too. The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” point the winner of our Sunland Derby is all but assured entry into the Kentucky Derby now.” system was created to help establish a clear, practical and understandable path to the Here’s how the new system works: Prior to this year, entries to the Kentucky first leg of horseracing’s Triple Crown, as opposed to the approximately 185 graded Derby were selected by earnings in graded stakes races worldwide – including 60 open stakes races. But Churchill Downs abanraces and another 43 races restricted to fildoned that method it had used since 1986 lies in North America – that counted toward and instead instituted a point system. The new point system – officially brand- the Derby selection under the previous eligibility process. ed as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” The new “Road to the Kentucky Derby” – will feature 36 stakes races overall and
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dream was to come to Texas and work in the Racing Department Let Texans vote to save at the American Quarter Horse horse industry Association. By Dan Fick My dream came true in DeI grew up a horse racing fan cember 1980. in Tucson, Ariz. I went to the races I have been involved in Texas at historic Rillito Park and followed horse racing ever since. the Triple Crown on television. I Back then, there were county attended the University of Arizona fair horse tracks across the state Racetrack Industry Program. I – from Columbus to Lubbock, worked as a groom in Prescott, Colleyville to Del Rio and Mineral Ariz., and then Ruidoso, N.M., Wells to Goliad. AQHA helped in the summers. I even had my organize the Texas racing circuit racehorse trainer’s license during and recognized the race results my senior year at Rillito Park. My because there was no state racing
series will be divided into two phases, each offering different points to the top four finishers of each race over geographically diverse and historically significant paths. The first leg, which mostly includes races that feed into the major Kentucky Derby launching pads, includes eight events – the Risen Star (Fair Grounds), Fountain of Youth (Gulfstream Park), Gotham (Aqueduct), Tampa Bay Derby (Tampa Bay Downs), San Felipe (Santa Anita), Rebel (Oaklawn Park), Spiral (Turfway Park) and Sunland Derby (Sunland Park) – with a 50-20-10-5 point scale. The second leg features seven stakes races – the Florida Derby (Gulfstream Park), UAE Derby (Meydan Racecourse), Louisiana Derby (Fair Grounds), Wood Memorial (Aqueduct), Santa Anita Derby (Santa Anita), Arkansas Derby (Oaklawn Park) and Blue Grass (Keeneland) – that are worth 100-40-20-10. The final leg is two “Wild Card” events, the Lexington (Keeneland) and The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial (Churchill Downs), which offer some hope for horses to increase their point totals with a 20-8-4-2 scale. The top 20 point earners will earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate if more than 20 horses enter the race. At least 20 horses have entered the Derby every year since 2004 and 12 of the last 14 years. Up to 24 horses may enter the race, and four horses can be listed as “also eligible” and would be ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched in the days leading up to the race.
commission. On any given weekend, four or five tracks would be racing in Texas with 15 to 20 races a day. The purses came from entry fees from the horse owners and sponsorships from local businesses. The thousands of race fans in attendance had friendly wagers among themselves. This was the horse breeders’ and owners’ only option because the state government had made parimutuel horse racing illegal in 1937, shutting down major horse racetracks in Dallas, Houston and
San Antonio. It may be déjà vu all over again. After 50 years of trying to legalize parimutuel horse racing in the Texas Legislature, legislation finally passed in 1986. We now have Class 1 racetracks again in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. But, like when a wagon train in an old Western movie is surrounded by outlaws, Texas racetracks are surrounded by states that allow slot machines at their racetracks in order to compete with the casinos in those states – Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico. SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 21
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These racetracks can now support terrific purses to attract the best horses and horsemen. The racetracks do not charge admission and have great, affordable restaurants and first-class customer accommodations. No wonder an estimated 70 percent of their business comes from Texans. Their annual tax revenues to their state governments are in the high hundreds of millions of dollars. For the last 15 years, through eight legislative sessions, the state government has again and again blocked legislation to provide constitutional referendums to let Texans decide if they want to have the chance to play slot machines at their Texas racetracks. Without this chance to vote, which polls said Texans will pass in a landslide, Texas racetracks may very well disappear again. The racetracks, in fact, are already disappearing.
We run 50 percent fewer races and horses than we did just 10 years ago. Texas is No. 1 in America in numerous categories – job creation, population growth and new business enterprises. Why shouldn’t the epicenter of the Wild West also be No. 1 in horse racing? Texas started and grew up on the backs of horses, whether carrying a settler or cowboy or pulling a wagon or plow. Texas always had more horses than any state. Now the racehorse segment of the Texas horse industry has left for much greener pastures in surrounding states, and we may lose our No. 1 status in the American horse industry. Today, please join me and the Texas horse racing industry in telling the governor, lieutenant governor, state senators and state representatives that you want the
right to vote on allowing slot machines at Texas racetracks this fall. Dan Fick is Executive Director of Texas HORSE – an unprecedented coalition of major horse organizations in Texas located in Granbury. Fick lived in Amarillo for more than 20 years as Executive Director of Racing for the American Quarter Horse Association.
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Arcadia, CA Mario Pino named winner of George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award
Mario Pino, Maryland racing’s all-time leading rider, has been selected by a vote of his fellow jockeys as the 64th winner of the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. The announcement was made Friday morning on HRTV and it is expected that Pino will fly west
to Santa Anita from his Maryland base in mid or late March to accept the award. Pino outpolled a group of finalists that included Javier Castellano, Perry Compton, David Flores and Rodney Prescott. Initiated by Santa Anita in 1950, the Woolf Award honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Born Sept. 8, 1961, in West Grove, Pennsylvania, Pino won his first race at Maryland’s Bowie Racecourse on Jan. 16, 1979. He became racing’s 10th winningest jockey this past Sept. 18, as he passed Hall of Famer Earlie Fires by notching his 6,471st victory at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Penn. Pino garnered national acclaim as the regular rider of toptier 3-year-old Hard Spun in 2007,
Sixth NM racino no longer a sure thing
Special report by Pete Herrera
n theory, New Mexico could eventually see the opening of a sixth racetrack in the state. In reality, that day seems farther away than ever and may not ever happen. Gone is all the hoopla and hopes that surfaced when the state Racing Commission awarded a license for that sixth racino to Canadian investor Michael Moldenhauer more than three years ago. Moldenhauer had plans to build the $50 million racetrack and casino in Raton, a furlong or two away from the site of the old La Mesa Park. But one thing after another went wrong with the project, and the Racing Commission and Gaming Control Board ultimately revoked Moldenhauer’s gaming and racing licenses. Predictably, the issue ended up in the courts – and it’s currently in the hands of the State Court of Appeals. That same court several months ago upheld the decision by the Gaming Control Board to revoke Moldenhauer’s license, but the court has yet to rule on whether the Racing Commission also acted properly or, as Moldenhauer contends, violated the investor’s right of due process. The Racing Commission late last year
filed a motion asking the Court of Appeals to expedite a ruling on the case, but that motion was denied. So for now, it’s a waiting game. ”Our case was the 52nd out of 70 that they wanted to hear,” Racing Commission Director Vince Mares said of the Court of Appeals’ docket. “Unfortunately, we don’t know where they’re at. We are basically at the mercy of the court at this time.” If the Court of Appeals rules in favor of Moldenhauer, he would then be granted a new hearing before the Racing Commission. ”If they (court) do not think that his due process was violated, then we can move forward again,” said Mares. “We would see what direction the commission wants to go.” The Racing Commission revoked Moldenhauer’s license in April 2011. Both the Racing Commission and Gaming Control Board, which had previously revoked his gaming license, ruled Moldenhauer had failed to meet the deadlines for opening the casino and racetrack. The Racing Commission then reopened the application process for the sixth license. Moldenhauer countered by filing for an injunction in state district court in Colfax County, and that court eventually
referred the case to the Court of Appeals. Much has changed within New Mexico’s horseracing environment since Moldenhauer’s license was pulled. Specifically, the state’s five operating tracks have seen a decline in attendance, handle and gaming revenues. So it begs the question of whether the state even needs another racetrack. Mares said it’s a topic on the minds of more than just horse people. He said when he went before the Legislative Finance Committee last year to seek more funding for drug testing, some lawmakers questioned whether “we need a sixth track.” ”I think there are pros and cons because of the handle being down and that’s something this commission is going to have to review,” Mares told SureBet. “They haven’t said either way, but the commission is going to have to look at those points.” Pete Herrera is a former AP sportswriter and now freelance journalist who covered sports and news for 39 years. His credits include four Summer Olympics and coverage of 40 All American Futurities from 1968 to 2008. SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 23
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guiding him to a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby and to victories in the Grade I King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga and the Grade II Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park. He would go on to ride the Larry Jones trainee to a runner-up finish behind eventual Horse of the Year Curlin in the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Monmouth Park. One of the most highly respected jockeys in America, Pino and his wife, Christina and three daughters reside in Ellicott City, Maryland, where he devotes much of his spare time to coaching youth sports. Pino’s career has been marked by consistency as he has never won fewer than 141 races in a year. He has topped the 200-win mark 12 times, with his highest win total coming in 2001, when he booted home 297 winners. The Woolf Award was created to honor and memorialize the legendary jockey George “The Iceman” Woolf, who was regarded as one of the greatest big money riders of his era and who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946. The Woolf trophy is a replica of the full-size statue of the late jockey which adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area. The Woolf Award was won last year by Ramon Dominguez.
Anonymous donor gives $200,000 to help racetrack workers
A donor has anonymously offered $200,000 for the benefit of racetrack workers, according to a press release from the California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, the organization that received the donation. The check to the foundation was presented after the fourth race at Santa Anita Race Track on Friday. “It is one of the largest donations we have received,” said Kevin Bolling, the foundation’s executive director, in a released statement. Trainer John Sadler played a significant role in getting the donation, which came from an owner
Sadler had worked with for years. The foundation was founded in 1983 by trainer Noble Threewitt, whose namesake is carried by the Noble Threewitt Medical Center at Santa Anita. It also operates clinics at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood and two Northern California tracks, Golden Gate Field and Pleasanton, according to the release, which adds that more than 5,000 racetrack workers and their family members in California are beneficiaries of the foundation’s work. For further information, check out www.cthf.info or call (626) 446-0169.
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Cypress, CA Zia Park Championship added to Champion of Champions format
The $150,000 Zia Park Championship has been added to the qualifying format for the 2013 $750,000 guaranteed Champion of Champions it was announced earlier this week at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Zia Park Championship will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 and it will take the place of the Refrigerator Handicap in this year’s Champion of Champions format Past winners of the Zia Park Championship include 2006 winner Desirio, two-time winner Ketel Won and 2012 winner Prospect To The Top, last year’s AQHA champion aged stallion. The races now offering automatic berths into the 2013 Champion of Champions are: the Los Alamitos Winter Championship, which was recently held on February 17 and won by defending Champion of Champions winner Rylees Boy; The Remington Park Championship (June 1); The Vessels Maturity (July 7); The All American Derby (Sept. 1); The Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap (Sept. 29); The Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (Oct. 13); The Los Alamitos Super Derby (Nov. 2); The Bank of America Challenge Championship (Nov. 9); and the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials
(Nov. 23). The Champion of Champions will be held at Los Alamitos on Saturday, Dec. 14. If there is a dead heat for first in any of the nine automatic berth races, there will be a shake to determine the Champion of Champions qualifier. In the event that a second berth to the Champion of Champions becomes available, the horse that finished in a dead heat would be offered the berth instead of it reverting to the Z. Wayne Griffin. Regardless of the different possible scenarios, the Z. Wayne Griffin will always have a minimum of one berth to the Champion of Champions. As in recent years, the Grade 1 $100,000 Go Man Go on Sept. 15 also remains part of the Champion of Champions format. If any horse wins more than one race with an automatic berth to the Champion of Champions, that berth will go to the winner of the Go Man Go (as long as there were no dead-heats for first place in any of the other qualifying races). If the connections of a horse with a starting berth decline their spot in the Champion of Champions, that berth would also revert to the winner of the Go Man Go (again as long as there are no dead heats in any of the other qualifying races). Any other available berths would be decided in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials. The format to the Z. Wayne Griffin trials remains similar to that of past years. Horses eligible will be those that finish first, second or third in a Grade 1 race, first or second in a Grade 2 race and first in a Grade 3 race. Races for 2-yearolds or races at 870 yards are not considered. A horse not meeting those requirements can enter the Z. Wayne Griffin by paying a $5,000 fee. That $5,000 fee will be put into the purse of the Champion of Champions finals, making up the difference between the added money and the guaranteed $750,000. Horses receiving an automatic berth to the Champion of Champions or qualifying via the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trial will
now be required to pay a $12,500 entry fee. In order to collect purse money a horse must actually start in the Champion of Champions and there will be no also eligible list. The winner of the Champion of Champions will earn $375,000. The Champion of Champions has been contested at Los Alamitos every year since 1972 when Mr Jet Moore edged champions Kaweah Bar and Charger Bar. Since then, 26 of its 41 winners have been crowned World Champion by the AQHA. Easy Date, Dash For Cash, Refrigerator, SLM Big Daddy, Tailor Fit and Blues Girl Too are among the World Champions that have won the sport’s most prestigious race for older horses. For complete rules refer to the Los Alamitos Stakes book or call 714820-2788.
Ruidoso Downs, NM Record All American Derby heads Ruidoso stakes schedule
This summer’s Grade 1 All American Derby is now projected to reach the $2.8 million mark and set a new record as the all-time richest quarter horse race and continue as the richest race for three-year-olds of any breed in North America. The Kentucky Derby for thoroughbreds offers a $2 million purse and the other two legs of the Triple Crown, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, offer $1 million purses. The Hambletonian for 3-year-old trotting standardbreds has a $1 million guaranteed purse in 2013. The 440-yard All American Derby would also exceed the purse of the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity, the derby’s two-year-old counterpart. Both 440-yard races are contested over Labor Day weekend with the derby on Sunday, Sept. 1 and the futurity on Monday, Sept. 2. Ruidoso Downs is the only track in North America with two $2 million-plus races on their annual stakes calendar. Additionally, the Rainbow Derby, Rainbow Futurity, Ruidoso SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 27
2013 HOBBS AMERICA FUTURITY MAKE YOUR QUARTER HORSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MEET’S MOST LUCRATIVE RACE GRADE II - NINTH RUNNING
September 21, 2013
October 6, 2013
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS (Include all fees to date)
1st Payment $100 due April 1, 2013 2nd Payment $450 due June 3, 2013 3rd Payment $550 due August 5, 2013
July 1st Supplement $1,000 August 20nd Supplement $2,500
Time of Entry Payment $1,000
Time of Entry Supplement $7,500
$80,000 ADDED - ESTIMATED $300,000 O PE N T O A LL F OA L S O F 2011 HOBBS AMERICA FUTURITY NOMINATION FORM
Name of Horse
Owner: Mailing Address: City:
Credit Card: (Cirlce one)
Card Number: Expiration Date:
Zip Code: E-Mail: Make check to the order of: 2012 Hobbs America Futurity 3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240 (575) 492-7000
I hereby agree to be bound by all rules, regulations and conditions of Zia Park; and further agree to be bound by all rules regulations and conditions of the New Mexico State Racing Commission; and further agree to be bound by the Laws of the State of New Mexico. Subject to approval by the New Mexico State Racing Commission.
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Derby and Ruidoso Futurity project to have all-time record purses. Two of those Grade 1 classic races debut as $1 million races on the stakes lineup this summer: the Rainbow Derby and the Rainbow Futurity. These races comprise the second leg of the futurity/derby series at Ruidoso Downs. The $1 million (est.) Rainbow Derby at 440 yards will be held on July 20 followed by the $1 million Rainbow Futurity at 400 yards on July 21. The first leg of the triple crown series, the Grade 1, $800,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby and the Grade 1, $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity, will each have new record purses when they are contested on June 8 and June 9, respectively. If any horse wins the three Grade 1 futurities at Ruidoso Downs then that horse’s connections earn the $4 million All American Triple Crown bonus. The bonus and winner’s share of each race would total more than $6 million. The only remaining opportunity to supplement to these races is at time of entry. The time-ofentry supplemental fee for the All American Futurity and the All American Derby is $50,000. The Rainbow Derby fee is $40,000, the Rainbow Futurity fee $30,000, the Ruidoso Derby fee is $25,000 and the Ruidoso Futurity fee is $20,000. One of the most exciting days every summer at Ruidoso Downs is the Zia Festival on July 28. The program is filled with 11 stakes races celebrating New Mexicobred thoroughbreds and quarter horses. Topping the thoroughbred races are the runnings of the $200,000 (est.) Rio Grande Senor Futurity and the $200,000 (est.) Rio Grande Senorita Futurity. The richest quarter horse race will be the Restricted-Grade 1, $350,000 (est.) Zia Futurity. The Ruidoso Downs summer season begins on Friday, May 24 with the daylong trials to the Grade 1, $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity and concludes on Labor Day with the All American Futurity. Ruidoso Downs racing runs on a Friday through Monday schedule with the addition to two Thursday programs: July 4 and
Aug. 15 (All American Futurity trials). There will be no Monday racing on the Monday following the Thursday programs.
CAPF members to have the peace of mind that they are not alone. It allows the member to take advantage of the entire membership - strength in numbers. It is designed to be a hand up not a hand out. We all know that the Professional Farriers only thing better than receiving announces formation of a helping hand when you need program to assist injured one is being able to offer a hand or ill farriers to someone in need. The AAPF/ The American Association of CAPF is open to listening to any Professional Farriers (AAPF) and ideas members or horse owners Canadian Association of Profesmay have to make this a better sional Farriers (CAPF) Farriers program. Please contact the AAPF Assistance Program is a grass roots at 859-533-1465 or email AAPF@ program that allows our member- ProfessionalFarriers.com. ship the ability to help take care of our own. This is a short-term pro- Hialeah, FL gram to assist members through Hialeah Park’s Abbey dies tough times that may occur. There in car accident are three main functions of this Hialeah Park is saddened to program: networking, helping announce the passing of Director with work load while down and of Racing Sam Abbey. Abbey was donations/fundraising. This prokilled in an automobile accident gram will allow the membership Feb. 19 at the age of 65. the ability to help fellow members Abbey devoted his life to no matter where they are located horse racing, with a career spanin a productive way. ning more than 43 years. His caThe most powerful tool we reer also included stints at Atlantic have is the ability to share informa- City Race Course, Delaware Park, tion. With the use of the AAPF/ and Fair Grounds. Abbey spent CAPF web site and Facebook nine years as racing secretary for pages we will be able to get the Thoroughbred meets at Hialeah word circulated to all members. No before its closure in 2001. matter where you are located this Abbey stated upon his program will be able to do somereturn to Hialeah in 2009 for its thing to help in your time of need. first Quarter Horse meet that the Our goal is to let everyone in world’s most beautiful racecourse a member’s area know that some- was “had always been his favorite one is in need so that the memracetrack.” bership can pull together to lend The team at Hialeah Park a helping hand with work load. would like to extend its deepWe recommend that all proceeds est condolences to Sam’s family. from work go to the injured farHis impact on the track’s success rier. This agreement will be left to the parties involved. The Farriers Assistance program will assist as needed. The AAPF/CAPF Farriers Assistance Committee’s first goal is to raise money to fund the program. This will be accomplished in the form of donations, fundraisers and auctions. It may also be possible to collect supplies needed to assist in the reimbursement of those used to provide assistance to farriers that are helped. Sam Abbey The Farriers Assistance Program is designed to allow AAPF/ Photo by Coady Photography
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cannot be overstated, and his memory will live on in the halls of Hialeah Park.
Auburn, WA Emerald Downs announces $1.5 million stakes schedule
A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3), four stakes double-headers and Washington Cup XI has been announced for 2013 at Emerald Downs. Beginning May 12 with the $50,000 Hastings Handicap for older fillies and mares, and ending closing day, September 29, with a double-header for 2-year-olds of the $75,000 Gottstein Futurity and $50,000 Cahill Road Stakes, a total of $1,545,00 will be offered in stakes purses. Twenty-seven stakes are scheduled on Sundays including the $200,000 Longacres Mile (Grade 3), which will be run Sunday, August 18, as part of a stakes double-header also featuring the $65,000 Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares. Annually attracting many of the nation’s top middledistance horses, the Longacres Mile culminates a tremendous eight-day stretch of racing that features championship races in four categories. Saturday, August 10, features 3-year-old fillies in the $65,000 Washington Oaks at 1-1/8 miles, and Sunday, August 11, 3-year-old colts and geldings line up in the $65,000 Emerald Downs Derby, also at 1-1/8 miles. In all, August features seven stakes worth an aggregate $535,000 in purses. Designed to allow all divisions a chance for large purses, the stakes schedule features 10 events for older horses, 10 stakes for 3-year-olds, eight stakes for 2-year-olds and one event for Quarter Horses. “Our goal is to present a balanced stakes schedule, and to gradually stretch horses out to longer distances,” said Director of Racing Bret Anderson. “We aim to SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 29
2013 HOBBS AMERICA DERBY MAKE YOUR QUARTER HORSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MEET’S PREMIER RACE FOR THREE YEAR OLDS GRADE II - NINTH RUNNING
September 22, 2013
October 6, 2013
SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS (Include all fees to date)
1st Payment $200 due April 1, 2013 2nd Payment $350 due June 3, 2013 3rd Payment $450 due August 5, 2013
July 1st Supplement $1,000 August 20nd Supplement $2,500
Time of Entry Payment $1,000
Time of Entry Supplement $7,500
$80,000 ADDED - ESTIMATED $200,000 O PE N T O A LL F OA L S O F 2010 HOBBS AMERICA DERBY NOMINATION FORM
Name of Horse
Owner: Mailing Address: City:
Credit Card: (Cirlce one)
Card Number: Expiration Date:
Zip Code: E-Mail: Make check to the order of: 2012 Hobbs America Derby 3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240 (575) 492-7000
I hereby agree to be bound by all rules, regulations and conditions of Zia Park; and further agree to be bound by all rules regulations and conditions of the New Mexico State Racing Commission; and further agree to be bound by the Laws of the State of New Mexico. Subject to approval by the New Mexico State Racing Commission.
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have horses peaking for the biggest races.” The road to the Longacres Mile begins with the $50,000 Governor’s Handicap for 3-year-olds and-up at 6-½ furlongs, Sunday, May 19, and continues with the $50,000 Budweiser Handicap at one mile, Sunday, June 16. The $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap at 1-1/16 miles, Sunday, July 21, serves as the final local prep for The Mile. The 2-year-old division has been tweaked and tilted slightly toward the latter half of the season. The $75,000 Gottstein Futurity, the traditional championship event for juveniles, has been lengthened to 1-1/16 miles and is half of a closing day double-header featuring the newly minted $50,000 Cahill Road Stakes for 2-year-olds at six furlongs. The Gottstein and Cahill Road are the final events of the Northwest Race Series for 2-yearolds, which begins July 28 with the $50,000 Emerald Express for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Washington Cup XI-six races exclusively for Washington-breds worth an aggregate $225,000-is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 8, culminating with the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic for 3-year-olds and-up at 1-1/16-miles. The 75-day season, the 18th at Emerald Downs, begins Friday, April 19, with racing offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Post time is 6:45 p.m. Fridays and 2 p.m. weekends. Holiday racing will be held Monday, May 27, Thursday, July 4, and Monday, Sept. 2. There also will be special Wednesday racing on July 3 followed by the popular fireworks spectacular.
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other outlets, including TVG. Today, simulcast wagering is down only seven percent instead of 18 percent and gaining. “I never gave up,” Pedigo says with an almost audible “whew.” By the way, Pedigo, a graduate of El Paso Austin High School and University of Texas at El Paso, is a handy guy to have at the track in other ways. He makes selections of races for fans and announces them over the in-house TV network. He also interviews people and introduces them to the public. If he’s doing it all with a little brighter smile these days, well, it no doubt has something to do with his simulcasting success. Live horse racing at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino will continue on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays through April 16. Pedigo and other Sunland officials are gearing up for a newly renamed race on the stakes schedule which is bound to make things even more exciting at the upper racetrack. It’s the $130,000 guaranteed Mine That Bird Derby which will be held next Saturday, Feb. 24. Winner of the race, named for the upset winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby, will automatically get a berth in the $800,000 Sunland Derby which will be held March 24.
Ruidoso Downs, NM Ruidoso Downs stall applications due March 18
Stall applications for the upcoming summer racing season at Ruidoso Downs are due on March 18.
Racing begins on Friday, May 24 with the trials to the Grade 1, $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity and concludes on Labor Day with the traditional running of the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity, the world’s richest quarter horse race. Ruidoso Downs racing runs on a Friday through Monday schedule with the addition to two Thursday programs: July 4 and Aug. 15 (All American Futurity trials). There will be no Monday racing on the Monday following the Thursday programs. For copies of the stall application, go to www.raceruidoso.com/horsemens-links-nominations-forms.php. The form at the 2013 stall application link and the form at the 2013 stall terms and conditions link both must be completed and signed. For further information, call Ruidoso Downs at 575-378-4431.
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Ruidoso Downs, NM Million-dollar filly among supplements to three rich Ruidoso derbies
Julianna Hawn Holt’s A Dash Of Sweet Heat, who was purchased for a record $1 million at the Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale on Nov. 1, has been supplemented to the Grade 1, $2.5 million (est.) All American Derby; Grade 1, $1 million (est.) Rainbow Derby and the Grade 1, $750,000 (est.) Ruidoso Derby this summer at Ruidoso Downs. On Feb. 1, five 3-year-olds were supplement-
Sunland Park, NM Sunland Park simulcast betting taking wings By Ray Sanchez
Steve Pedigo is smiling again. And officials at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino are glad. Pedigo is simulcast coordinator at the track and in charge of handling wagering of Sunland’s live races away from the track – and that part of the business was down early this season. Badly down. At one point betting away from the track was down close to 18 percent compared to last season. Las Vegas and some other out of town outlets had suddenly stopped taking Sunland’s live races for betting. To say there was a touch of panic in Pedigo’s eyes would not be far off. But he rolled up his sleeves and kept talking and persuading and maybe even doing a little begging. And it has paid off. Betting of Sunland races away from the track has not just gotten better the last five weeks but it has taken wings. Las Vegas has resumed taking Sunland’s live races as have SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 31
ed to 440-yard All American Derby at a cost of $25,000 each. There were two $20,000 supplements to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby and four $15,000 supplements to the 400yard Ruidoso Derby. A Dash Of Sweet Heat is the second-highest quarter horse of racing age to sell at public auction. Champion Queen For Cash sold for $1.1 million back in 1982. A daughter of Mr Jess Perry and the second-to-last foal out of champion and broodmare of the year Corona Chick, A Dash Of Sweet Heat was bred by Holt and she sold her in the 2011 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale for $650,000. Corona Chick is a member of the Ruidoso Downs RacehorseHall of Fame and is pensioned at Peter and Julianna Hawn Holt’s Cross Triangle Ranch. A Dash Of Sweet Heat has made one start, a late-running fourth-place finish in her 2012 Ruidoso Futurity trial. She was moved up to third place through a disqualification. Also supplemented to the All American Derby, which could have a record purse, are Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million winner Matabari, Kindergarten Futurity second-place finisher The Cartel Straw, Kindergarten third-place finisher Mr Ease Cartel and Kindergarten sixth-place finisher Super Long Straw. Joining A Dash Of Sweet Heat as supplements to the Rainbow Derby is champion PJ Chick In Black. The 2012 champion twoyear-old filly won her first five starts before finishing sixth as the 7-10 favorite in the All American Futurity. The Desiriofilly defeated New Mexico-breds in the New Mexico Spring Futurity and then won the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity. The Ruidoso Derby supplements, in addition to A Dash Of Sweet Heat, are recent three-and one-quarter-length maiden winner First Prize Moon and the lightly raced maidens Cartel Syndicate and Sportiness Cartel. Cartel Syndicate was second to First Prize Moon in that recent Sunland Park maiden race. Sportiness Cartel has not started since finishing second 32 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
One percent to Performance Horse Development Program for equine events and programs other than racing. • Fifty-eight percent retained by the racetrack operators. The proposed state tax percentage is higher than surroundTexas HORSE legislative ing states. Texas HORSE remains stragegy open-minded to other gaming Texas HORSE believes that legislative initiatives such as but $2.5 billion is wagered each year not limited to casinos, historic by Texans in the surrounding racing, simulcast wagering facilistates of Arkansas, Louisiana, New ties, poker and advance deposit Mexico and Oklahoma. wagering as long as the horse Texas HORSE knows that industry representatives agree in the last 10 years, race dates to the distribution of revenues (-41percent), races (-48 percent) and purses (-47 percent) are down to purses, state-bred incentive programs, the Performance Horse dramatically in Texas due to the Development Fund and Capital introduction of slot machines at Improvement Accounts; the tax racetracks in Louisiana (1994), New Mexico (1997) and Oklahoma base for all gaming operations are equitable and do not create an (2004). Texas HORSE believes that the unfair level of competition; and that the revenues to the racetracks $5.2 billion annual economic imare sufficient for the racetracks to pact of the Texas Horse Industry, as reported in the 2005 American be economically successful. Horse Council Economic Impact Texas HORSE is calling for all Study of the U.S. Horse Industry, Texans to contact Texas Governor which was No. 1 in the United Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor DaStates has declined to less than vid Dewhurst and their Texas State $3.5 billion in 2012. Legislators urging the passage of Texas HORSE knows that the necessary legislation in 2013 to since 2002 in Texas the number rescue the Texas Horse Industry. of stallions standing, mares bred and foals born for racing ThorAustin, TX oughbreds, Quarter Horses, Paint Dan Fick named Horses and Arabians has declined executive director of between 27 and 68 percent Texas HORSE depending on the breed, with the The Board of Directors of most dramatic reductions in the Texas HORSE has hired horse racTexas Thoroughbred industry. ing industry executive Dan Fick Texas HORSE has a legislative of Granbury, Texas, as executive strategy that advocates a joint director effective Jan. 1. resolution for a constitutional The previous executive direcamendment to let Texans vote tor Val Clark is the new interim on permitting slot machines at racetracks, and requires legislative executive director of the Texas approval of the corresponding en- Quarter Horse Association and abling statute before implementa- will be working closely with Fick tion of slot machines at racetracks. to facilitate an efficient transiTexas HORSE advocated that tion. During her 3½ year tenure at slot machine revenues be equita- Texas HORSE since its inception, Clark has successfully positioned bly distributed as follows: and effectively established Texas • Thirty percent state tax HORSE as the spokesperson and • Eleven percent to Texas advocate for the horse industry in Equine Development Fund Texas, especially before the state for purse monies and horse government in Austin. breeding stimulus programs. Dan Fick has been an execuin her Ed Burke Million trial. For further information on Ruidoso Downs racing, go to www.raceruidoso.com and follow the Ruidoso Press Box on Twitter (@RuiPressBox).
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tive administrator in the horse industry for 30 years, having served as the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Director of Racing from 1984 to 2003; the Executive Director for The Thoroughbred Jockey Club from 2003 to 2009; and the Director of Racing at Remington Park in Oklahoma City from 2011 to 2012. “I look forward to working with all aspects of the horse industry to promote the best interests of Texas horsemen and -women, and to substantially improve and expand their opportunities to breed, race, show and enjoy their horses in Texas,” said Fick.
FEB 8, 2013
Hobbs, NM Zia Park Racetrack & Casino to build 150-room hotel
Penn National Gaming, owner of Zia Park Racetrack & Casino, is pleased to announce that plans are underway for a new 150-room hotel at Zia Park Racetrack & Casino located in Hobbs. Hotel construction is targeted to begin in the second half of 2013, and will feature 150 rooms with six comfortable suites, business and meeting space, a fullyequipped exercise and fitness facility, and a hot breakfast venue. The new hotel is budgeted at $26.2 million, and will set the course for Zia Park to become a top destination location in southeastern New Mexico, as well as help meet the need for hotel room availability that has grown consistently as a result of the strong economy
in the regional marketplace. Guests at this hotel will enjoy the convenience of being only steps away from the racetrack, casino and Zia Park’s restaurants, as well as within walking distance to other local attractions like the Lea County Event Center, and the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame. “We are very excited to move forward with building this new hotel,” said Rafael Verde, vice president and general manager of Zia Park. “Our new 150-room hotel will give guests an on-site hotel experience, which we haven’t been able to offer before to our racing and casino patrons from regional markets. This is an important step in our plan to provide the area with a complete racing and gaming entertainment experience,” says Verde. Verde went on to say, “At Zia Park, we are proud to partner with the Hobbs and Lea County business community. We are fortunate in this market to have the opportunity to continue our reinvestment in Hobbs, Lea County and New Mexico, and look forward to this latest addition.” This investment comes on the heels of a successful 2012 at Zia Park. In 2012, Zia Park enjoyed many investments as well as successes as a result of ongoing, positive business growth: • In cooperation with the New Mexico Racing Commission and the Horsemen’s Association, Zia Park invested $150,000 in new track surface improvements at the start of the 2012 racing season. • On-site wagering was 10.4 percent more than 2011. • Casino revenues are 11.9 percent more than 2011. The increase in casino revenues allows for an increase in racing purses. Casino revenues generated $19.2 million in purse
money in 2012, up from 2011’s $17.1 million. • In 2012, Zia Park generated $25 million in gaming taxes for the State. • Zia Park invested $634,000 in the expansion of the Centennial Steakhouse, nearly doubling its size from 44 to 80 seats to serve its racing and casino patrons. • Zia Park generated $632,000 in taxes locally in 2012 (combined property, gross receipts and comp tax).
considered the gem of racing in the Pacific Northwest. The facility sees over 400,000 visitors a year, and employs 240 people during non-racing season and 460 during live racing months. Thoroughbred racing in the State of Washington boast an economic impact of $253 million each year.
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Sunland, NM ‘Iron Man’ Ken Tohill tops Sunland in earnings By Ray Sanchez
Quick! Of all the jockeys who ride regularly at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, who won the most money last year? Defending champion Miguel Hernandez, you say? Close, but no cigar. Emerald Downs has anIt was Ken Tohill. Yes, that nounced a 75-day live racing Ken Tohill. The one who domiseason for 2013, beginning nated the jockey standings in Friday, April 19 and closing New Mexico years ago. Sunday, Sept. 29. Although he won fewer The 2013 dates were apraces than Hernandez in 2012, proved Friday at the Washhe rode in 101 more races and ington Horse Racing Commis- overall his mounts earned sion’s monthly meeting. $3,141,049. Hernandez’s Live racing will be every mounts brought in $3,134,839. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, From January through with holiday racing on Memo- December of 2012, Tohill rode rial Day, Monday, May 27, in 854 races, finished first 128 Independence Day, Thursday, times, second 125 times and July 4, and Labor Day, Monday, third 121 times. Sept. 3. The annual Fireworks Hernandez rode in 753 Spectacular follows the races races, finished first 169 times, on Wednesday, July 3. Post second 140 times and third 93 times are 6:45 p.m. Fridays and times. 2 p.m. weekends and holidays. The most amazing fact The 78th running of the about that is that Tohill is 50 Longacres Mile (Grade 3), years of age. He hit that mark featuring many of the nation’s last year. finest middle-distance horses, Call him “Iron Man.” is set for Sunday, August 18. He may not win as much The complete stakes schedule as he used to anymore but he’s will be announced later this still a joy to watch on a horse, month. especially at a distance. That’s The stable area opened because he doesn’t seem to last week, allowing horses over have lost his sense of pace. He turned in one of the finest 10 weeks to prepare for the performances of the season in 2013 season. the last race on Saturday, Jan. The 2013 meeting marks 26, when he brought in a 12 to the 18th season of live racing at Emerald Downs. Established 1 shot, Pro Tractor, at a mile. Then he won two more in 1996, Emerald Downs is
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races on Tuesday, one at a mile and the other at six and a half furlongs. Tohill finished fourth in the standings at Sunland last season and there he is in the top five again this season. Through last Tuesday he had won 17 races. “He’s still so good you have to consider putting him in your exactas whenever he rides,” one knowledgeable bettor says. Tohill takes his performance in stride. “I didn’t know I ranked that high in money earnings last year,” he said humbly. Then he added with a smile, “I did win some big stakes races.” By the way, Tohill ranked 85th in the country in earnings last year and Hernandez 86th.
listing those operators whose inaction is, in our opinion, most egregious,” added Meyocks. “Legislators, regulators and the public all need to know that these tracks are shirking their responsibilities.” Penn National Gaming Inc. (PNGI) leads the list, according to the Guild. Its race tracks include Hollywood Casino at Charles Town in Charles Town, W.V.; Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Penn.; Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio; Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.; and 50 percent ownership of Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas. “PNGI leads the list because it has the most tracks and in my opinion, has made it clear that it cares about only one thing, casino gaming,” said Meyocks. “Various news reports over the years have documented serious safety isLexington, KY sues both for riders and horses ‘Worst Deadbeats’ at PNGI tracks.” named by Jockey’s “Most of these Deadbeat Guild; track operators track operators have one thing in common,” added Meyocks. urged to invest in “Most have racinos. They jockeys know they cannot get a casino During the Annual Assembly in Hollywood, Fla., the license without horse racing. However, we believe that once membership of the Jockeys’ they get their license, they foGuild has named its list of cus most of their attention on Worst Deadbeats. These are the casinos and downplay racthe horse racing track operators which are most insensitive ing. This concerns us greatly.” to jockey health and safety The Deadbeat list: issues. 1. Penn National Gaming “Since 1968, the majorInc. (Hollywood Casino ity of track operators have at Charles Town (WV); contributed to the Guild to Hollywood Casino at Penn help pay for needed member National Race Course (PA), benefits,” said Terry Meyocks, Beulah Park (OH), Sam National Manager of the Houston Race Park (TX) Jockeys’ Guild. “However, none and Zia Park (NM)); of these Deadbeats currently 2. Harrah’s, (Louisiana Downs contributes to the Guild for (LA); Thistledown (OH); members’ temporary disability and part interest in Turfbenefits, life insurance, AD&D way Park, (KY)); insurance and health care subsidies for qualifying active 3. Boyd Gaming Corporation (Delta Downs (LA) and riders, as well as supplemental Evangeline Downs (LA)); assistance for the Guild’s permanently disabled riders. 4. MTR Gaming Group “And while these are not (Mountaineer Racetrack the only tracks not contribut(WV) and Presque Isle ing to help our jockeys, we are Downs (PA));
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5. New Centaur Gaming, operators of Indiana Downs Racing & Casino (IN); 6. Monmouth Park (NJ); 7. Los Alamitos Race Course (CA); 8. Ellis Park (KY); 9. Ruidoso Downs (NM); 10. Turf Paradise (AZ). Not all of the Deadbeat track operators have gaming operations. Monmouth Park, in Oceanport, New Jersey, contributed for years. However, last year when horsemen took over the track operations, they discontinued contributing. “Stopping the contributions is a sad way to repay jockeys for keeping a quality product at their race track,” added Meyocks. In addition, only two of the 18 tracks owned by these track operators are accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance. The Alliance, made up of a variety of professionals in the racing industry, is committed to the standards and practices developed by the NTRA, and members are encouraged to not only meet, but exceed, the set standards. “The fact that only two of the 18 tracks owned by these Deadbeats are accredited by the Alliance speaks volumes about their level of caring,” added Meyocks. Guild members also thanked track operators they referred to as The Good Guys. These are the tracks that do contribute to the Guild fund for benefits. The Good Guys list includes large track corporations such as Churchill Downs, Incorporated (Arlington Park, Calder, Churchill Downs and Fair Grounds), NYRA (Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga), and The Stronach Group (Golden Gate, Gulfstream Park, Laurel, Pimlico, Portland Meadows, and Santa Anita Park), as well as Arapahoe, Betfair Hollywood Park, California
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Authority of Racing Fairs, Del Mar, Finger Lakes, Fonner Park, Hawthorne, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Oaklawn Park, Pomona/ Fairplex, Remington Park, Suffolk Downs and Sunland Park. “Racing fans who enjoy racing at these tracks can be assured that they value the health and welfare of jockeys,’’ said Meyocks. “Members of the Guild appreciate the contributions made by these tracks.’’ At the annual Jockeys’ Guild Assembly, the Guild’s Board of Directors agreed to once again ask all non-contributing tracks to engage in discussions that can lead to improvements and better conditions for jockeys, as well as a long term plan to support disabled riders. “It’s time these track operators commit to invest in the health and welfare of jockeys,” said John Velazquez, Chairman of the Jockeys’ Guild. “Right now, the track operators who won’t contribute are avoiding their moral responsibility, while the ones who do contribute are carrying the load. We must have guaranteed funding from the industry to help these men and women jockeys with their basic needs.”
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Vinton, LA Veteran jockey Gerard Melancon becomes 65th North American rider to reach 4,000 wins
It was a very special night for jockey Gerard Melancon at Delta Downs as he became the 65th North American rider to reach 4,000 career wins. He reached the milestone in a $4,000 claiming race aboard Doc R U It in the sixth race on the program. “I’ve had a very blessed career,” said the 45-year-old native of Louisiana. “Reaching 4,000 wins is special to me. All my family and friends came to the track tonight and I thank them for their support over the years.” Melancon richest win came in 2011 when he rode Sabercat to victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (Grade 3) for nationally prominent trainer
Gerard Melancon reaches 4,000 wins. Photo by Coady Photography
Steve Asmussen. He also won the $500,000 Super Derby (Grade 2) at Louisiana Downs with Fanasticat in 2004 and the $400,000 Vosburgh (Grade 1) with Bonapaw in 2002. Overall, Melancon has ridden in 26,789 races and his mounts have earned over $63 million. He has been the leading rider at Delta Downs twice in 2007-08 and 200809. He owns the local record for jockey wins and mount earnings in a single season as he booted home 146 winners and his mounts made over $2.8 million in 2007-08.
Altoona, IA and Shakopee, MN Canterbury, Prairie Meadows partner on state-breds
Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, and Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, will extend opportunities to host restricted races for Thoroughbreds foaled in Iowa or Minnesota during this year’s racing season. This arrangement is beneficial to both racing jurisdictions because it will allow Minnesota Thoroughbreds to compete at Prairie Meadows in restricted races written for Iowa Thoroughbreds prior to the start of the Canterbury Park race meet on May 17. Likewise, when the Prairie Meadows Thoroughbred meet concludes in mid-August, Iowa Thoroughbreds will have an opportunity to run alongside
Minnesota Thoroughbreds in designated race restrictions at Canterbury Park through midSeptember. This program is slated to launch with the return of the 67-day Thoroughbred racing at Prairie Meadows on Friday, April 19. Derron Heldt, Prairie Meadows’ Director of Racing, reports that the two horse tracks are currently planning to host restricted races each week during the time that the other track is not racing thoroughbreds, and three or four categories (conditions) of races are currently being considered. The Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association led by Leroy Gessmann proposed the concept to the Minnesota HBPA last summer hoping to offer additional racing opportunities for horses from both states. “This is an excellent opportunity for Iowa Thoroughbreds to run in restricted state races beyond mid-August when our season ends at Prairie Meadows,” said Deb Leech, President of the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association, “and the same holds true for Minnesotabred horses to run, before Canterbury opens, in state restricted races here in Iowa. We are thrilled that Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows were both receptive to this idea and worked with the Iowa and Minnesota HBPAs to make this happen. Purse structures are comparable, so this is an attractive option for our breeders and owners. We look forward to a successful first year of these additional races and building on it for the future.” Canterbury Park’s 69-day racing season begins May 17 and concludes Sept. 14. “This collaboration presents additional racing opportunities for owners of Iowa and Minnesota-breds,” Canterbury Park President Randy Sampson said. “With the Canterbury meet now extending into mid-September, we are excited to give the Iowa-bred horses the opportunity to race at
Canterbury after the Prairie Meadows race meet concludes.”
JAN 30, 2013
Houston, TX Sam Houston Race Park makes $10,335 donation to Susan G. Komen For the Cure®
Sam Houston Race Park hosted the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic on Saturday, January 26. Joyful Victory set a new track record during her magnificent victory in the inaugural running of the stakes for female Thoroughbred race horses. However, the striking 5-year-old mare was not the only winner of the evening; Sam Houston Race Park raised over $10,000 to support the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. The advertising and promotion for the Houston Ladies Classic informed patrons that $1.00 for each paid admission would benefit the charity. Over 7,835 fans enjoyed the entertaining evening of racing and many donned their most creative hats for the “Think Pink” Hat Contest. Patrons had an opportunity to enjoy “Pink Survivor” Cocktails, with additional dollars benefiting Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. Representatives from the esteemed charity were on hand manning information tables and answering questions on the programs and services available in greater Houston for breast cancer treatment and research. The end result was a donation of $10,335 for the Houston chapter, but even more importantly, the beginning of a long-term association with one of Houston’s most respected charities. “We were pleased to host an exceptional evening of racing and to welcome so many enthusiastic fans to Sam Houston Race Park,” said Sam Houston Race Park president, Andréa Young. “It is our hope that we can build on this and continue a productive association with the Houston chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure® for many years to come.” SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 37
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RACE RECAPS - QUARTER HORSE Photo credits: ARIZONA: Turf Paradise: Coady Photography ARKANSAS: Oaklawn Park: Coady Photography CALIFORNIA: Del Mar: © Benoit Photo Golden Gate Fields: Vassar Photography Los Alamitos Race Course: Scott Martinez Oak Tree/Hollywood Park: © Benoit Photo Santa Anita Race Park: © Benoit Photo COLORADO: Arapahoe Park: Coady Photography FLORIDA: Hialeah Park: Coady Photography IOWA: Prairie Meadows Racetrack: Jack Coady / Coady Photography LOUISIANA: Delta Downs: Emily Stevens / Coady Photography Evangeline Downs Racetrack: Courtesy of Evangeline Downs Fair Grounds: Hodges Photography Louisiana Downs: Natalie Glyshaw / Hodges Photography MINNESOTA: Canterbury Park: Canterbury Park / Andrea Thelen NEW MEXICO: Ruidoso Downs Race Track: Ty Wyant / Roberta Harris Sunland Park: Coady Photography SunRay Park: Coady Photography The Downs at Albuquerque: Coady Photography Zia Park: Coady Photography OKLAHOMA: Remington Park: Dustin Orona Photography Will Rogers Downs: Courtesy of Will Rogers Downs
FEB 26, 2013 Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA Top Montgomery finishers in Mardi Gras Derby
The top-two finishers in the Billy Montgomery Stakes on Jan. 19 – the Sir Runaway Dash-sired geldings Perrys Runaway and T Boy C – are lined up for a rematch in the $84,404 Mardi Gras Derby after winning the two trials at Louisiana Downs. In the 350-yard Montgomery, Perrys Runaway raced to the neck win, however T Boy C gained fastest-qualifier honors to the Mardi Gras Derby after prevailing in a very tight finish in the second trial. He was timed in :19.552. Perrys Runaway stopped the timer in :19.691 while winning the first trial as the even-money favorite. Jose Guzman’s T Boy C was the 3-1 choice in his trial after that close second-place run in the Montgomery. The Miguel Rodriguez-trained gelding was third in the LQHBA Sale Invitational and fourth in the $1,000,000 LQHBA Futurity after winning his trial to each of those races. Gerald Libersat’s Perrys Runaway has won every start in the past year, except for a third-place finish in the LQHBA Futurity. After that third-place effort, he won the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile by one-half length and then took the Montgomery. Perrys Runaway has won six of eight starts and has earned $208,304. The unofficial list of qualifiers is T Boy C (:19.552), Lets Jess
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Do It (:19.553), Jethro Almighty (:19.557), Perrys Runaway (:19.691), Fance Oak Tree (:19.709), Downtown Corona (:19.865), Fishin With T (:19.889), Jets Quick Fortune (:19.917), Ausmor Brees (:19.952) and Decamagic (:20.013).
FEB 25, 2013 Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA Kerrys Special Crown fastest to Mardi Gras
Ted Abrams Jr.’s Kerrys Special Crown benefitted from a 12 milesper-hour tail wind in the last of 14 trials to set the fastest-qualifying time as five horses from that heat qualified for the $281,796 Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs. The 300-yard Mardi Gras Futurity for Louisiana-breds will be the year’s first official futurity on March 16. Kerrys Special Crown started smartly and ran true to get the win over a sloppy track by three quarters of a length. The Special Crown Royal son’s time of :15.289 was the top time from 134 trial starters.
The Franks Cavazos-trained Kerrys Special Crown prepared for his first start with a bullet work on Feb. 1. Third-fastest qualifier Wow What A Prize (:15.397), fourthfastest qualifier Bradys March Madness (:15.447), seventh-fastest qualifier Lost Look (:15.497) and ninth-fastest qualifier Sandra Sue Blue (:15.518) also qualified out of the wind-aided trial. Wacky Racing’s Wow What A Prize was three parts of a length behind 5-2 favorite Kerrys Special Crown and it was a neck back to Jesse Rodriguez Jr.’s Bradys March Madness. Necks also separated the next two finishers. Jockey Eddie Cox will need to make a decision before entries for the finals as he was aboard Kerrys Special Crown and second-fastest qualifier Struttinthedayaway, owned by Lanny Keith and James Lynn. Struttinthedayaway dominated the windless 11th trial when he pulled away to a three-length win in :15.357 after opening up a daylight lead early in the trial. The Struttin To Beduino son is trained by Lanny Keith. The remaining qualifiers are First Corona Man (:15.470), Yagouti (:15.478), Yo Bean (:15.516) and One Swift Game (:15.543).
FEB 24, 2013 Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA Required Fire upsets Maiden Stakes
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despite winning her two previous races, prevailed by a nose over 7-1 outsider Revv Me Up to win the $125,000 Maiden Stakes on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. The Maiden Stakes is for threeyear-olds who were maidens on December 1and is not a stakes race by AQHA standards. Required Fire showed her grit by battling near the lead after a troubled start and was able to get the narrow win under Cruz Mendez in :17.428 for 350 yards. Odds-on favorite and fastestqualifier Nellie Delaney, a Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity finalist, was in in contention and finished a neck back for third. Required Fire was winless in two starts at Ruidoso Downs last summer and was fourth in her Rainbow Futurity trial in July before a layoff. She returned for trainer Jose Antonio Flores in a Los Alamitos maiden race on January 12 and won by one-half length. The Walk Thru Fire daughter then responded as the even-money favorite to take her Maiden Stakes trial with the fifth-fastest time of :17.565 for 350 yards. Cina and John Sperry’s runnerup Revv Me Up was second behind Nellie Delaney in their trial and Revv Me Up raced to the secondfastest qualifying time of :17.449. It was her third-straight second-place finish for trainer Paul Jones. Revv Me Up had qualified for the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million and the Grade 2 Kindergarten early in her career before a nearly sixmonth layoff. She was second in a Los Alamitos maiden race upon her return on Dec. 7 and then set the top-qualifying time of :17.326 to the Maiden Stakes.
FEB 17, 2013 Sunland Park, NM Sandys Jesse speeds home a winner in NMHBA Quarter Horse Stakes
Dismissed at nearly 18-1 odds, Sandys Jesse shocked a field of elite 3-year-olds in the New Mexico Horse Breeders’ Association Stakes at Sunland Park. Under jockey Tanner Thedford, Sandys Jesse produced a career best effort to win the New Mexico-bred feature at 400 yards by a half-length. The Jesse James, Jr. filly broke on top and quickly took the lead away from the gate and poured on the pressure. She maintained a high cruising speed through the stretch to hold off both One Blazin Kimbo and Es Dove. The Alonzo Orozco trained filly roared through the distance in a fast 19.267 seconds, good for an 89 speed index. The victory was her fourth overall and first stakes win from nine career starts. The quick sophomore earned $51,000 for owner Chin Lee. Sandys Jesse’s career bankroll is nearing the $100,000 mark. Sandys Jesse paid a healthy $37.40 to win on a $2 ticket. One Blazin Kimbo, hailing from the red hot barn of Victor Rodriguez-Flores had no excuses and ran second. The strapping son of Chicks a Blazin broke cleanly but lacked the winner’s gate speed. The runner-up surged in the final yards to get second place, a nose in front of the fast closing Es Dove. The Rodriguez-Flores barn had been winning at almost a 60 percent strike rate this season. Es Dove closed nicely as a 22-1 long shot. Rex Hill finished fourth,
beaten one length. Shue Fly winner Winter Championship runnings. A son of Heza Motor Scooter, Slew by You was never a factor and finished well back in seventh place. Rylees Boy has excelled in the Jones barn since arriving last summer. He had won two Grade 1 Los Alamitos Race stakes in his first 37 starts before Course, Cypress, CA moving into the Jones barn and he Ageless Rylees Boy takes has now won three Grade 1 stakes in his five starts for Jones. Winter Championship After a very troubled 10th-place Lorena Velazquez Rodriguez’s finish in last September’s Go Man eight-year-old Rylees Boy continues to defy the aging process with Go, he rebounded with a one-half length win in the Grade 1, $350,000 his win in the Grade 1, $171,300 Los Alamitos Winter Championship Bank Of America Challenge Championship at Prairie Meadows and then at the Southern California track. Rylees Boy won the Champion returned to Los Alamitos to surge to Of Champions in December at age a head win in the $750,000 Chamseven to become the oldest horse pion Of Champions at 10-1 odds. to win that 440-yard classic and he He then finished third in the first of now has the opportunity to defend two Winter Championship trials with that title and set a new age record the fourth-fastest qualifying time of with the Champion Of Champions :19.888. Rylees Boy has now earned invitation he took with the Winter $1,393,862 and did not compete in Championship win. He is now the any Grade 1 races at two or three oldest horse to take the Winter because he was racing in Arizona. Championship. The gelding has been known He has 22 wins from 45 starts with 36 top-three finishes. throughout his distinguished caPaul Blanchard’s runner-up Bills reer as preferring 440 yards and he used his well-known late-charging Last will probably stay in training, according to Jones. The four-yearstyle to take the 400-yard Winter Championship. Bills Last emerged old son of Shazoom was making his from the field at the halfway mark third Los Alamitos start after campaigning primarily in New Mexico. and then Rylees Boy quickly acAfter qualifying for the All American celerated to surge past that rival and win by one-half length. It was Futurity at two, he came back last summer at Ruidoso Downs to reach another one-half length back to third-place finisher Hez Our Secret. the finals of the All American, RainRamon Sanchez was up for the bow and Ruidoso derbies. win in :19.636. Sanchez won the 2011 Winter Championship aboard the Paul Jones-trained Good Reason SA and they went on to take that Louisiana Downs, year’s Champion Of Champions. Bossier City, LA Rylees Boy and Bills Last gave Worlds On High upsets trainer Jones a 1-2 finish in the year’s first Grade 1 stakes for older Magnolia Stakes Kris Locklear’s Worlds On High horses and his fifth win from 13
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was a nearly 10-1 longshot in the $35,000 Magnolia Stakes, but raced like a favorite to win the 870-yard race on Saturday afternoon at Louisiana Downs. Also on the card was the Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes. Worlds On High was sent to the lead from the seventh post position in the eight-horse field by jockey Alfonso Lujan and held a daylight lead entering the stretch. Mr Fallen Angel, the 8-5 favorite, found his best stride in the stretch and nearly caught the game Worlds On High, who held on for a head win in :45.944. The venerable nine-year-old Slinkys Fortune kept his consistent recent record intact with his thirdplace run. He has been in the topthree finishers in each of his latest five starts, including stakes races in his three most recent starts, The 7-year-old Worlds On High was making his first stakes appearance since last April and competed for a $10,000 claiming tag at 440 yards as recently as November at Evangeline Downs for trainer Vann Haywood. He was a close second in that race and then raced to a pair of second-place finishes in 870-yard allowance races. Those were his only 870-yard starts from 38 outs coming into the Magnolia Stakes. Kellie Hebert’s runner-up Mr Fallen Angel posted wins in the Au Revior Stakes and an allowance race with a third in the Marathon Stakes in his three starts for trainer Randy Hebert before the Magnolia Stakes. Abel Flores and Carlos Lozano’s favorite Un D Niable found an opportune race to win his maiden when he won the $45,944 Louisiana Downs Maiden Stakes, a supporting feature for 3-, 4- and 44 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
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5-year-old Louisiana-bred maidens The three-year-old Un D Niable, the 5-2 favorite from the Kenny Roberts barn, got a clean start under John Hamilton and had a clear run. He raced to the early lead and then held safe Jet Black Delta by a neck. The finish completed a 1-2 finish by offspring of Jet Black Patriot. Cosino Winner was a neck behind Jet Black Delta for third. After finishing off the board in two starts early last year, Un D Niable has become competitive since his return from a more than fourmonth layoff. He was third in his first two starts in his comeback and then second in his Maiden Stakes trial. The gelding has now been favored in three-straight races.
at 2-1 odds after showing his readiness at Sunland Park with a neck win in a $28,000 allowance race over the track on December 15. That was his Sunland Park debut. The son of Azoom made his first 12 starts in Texas and had shown some promise in minor stakes.His highest-class competition came in the TQHA Stakes and the Dash For Cash Juvenile. Second-fastest qualifier Tres Seis Nueve, owned by Valle Guadiana Corporation, was second behind Jump Down Azoom in their trial. He raced to a time of :19.345 while never challenging Jump Down Azoom. Racing as the slight favorite, the Tres Seis-sired 4-year-old was a close second in the Sunland Winter Derby and third in the KOFX-FM Handicap in his two previous starts, each at Sunland Park. Sunland Park, NM The complete list of qualifiers Jump Down Azoom tops is Jump Down Azoom (:19.276), Tres Seis Nuevo(:19.354), Tf FeaMaturity trials Crowson Racing’s Jump Down tured Effort(:19.441), Really A Fantasy(:19.474), Jess Cuervo(:19.483), Azoom topped the three trials to Our First Corona(:19.488), Bugsy the Grade 2, $95,400 West Texas Maturity when he took the third of B(:19.502), The Redd Zone(:19.562), First Corona Call (:19.580) and Rabthree trials with a :19.276 time for bit Revival(:19.604). the 400 yards. It was an easy trip for Jump Down Azoom from the outside post position under Esgar Ramirez. Louisiana Downs, The four-year-old gelding quickly went to the lead and then was Bossier City, LA never seriously challenged while La Mos Chingono winning by one-half length for determined in Party Girl trainer Victor Rodriguez Flores. Oscar Rohne’s La Mos ChingoIt was a trial-winning and no was a very determined winner qualifying double for Crowson, of the $35,000 Party Girl Stakes for Ramirez and Rodriguez-Flores. They combined to take the second Louisiana-bred distaffers at Louisiana Downs when she overcame a trial with Jess Cuervo, an impressive three-quarter length winner in terrible start to win the stakes for the second time. :19.483 as the 7-5 favorite. On the undercard, Sparrow Jump Down Azoom went off
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Contender won the $15,000 Swift Stakes for open horses. La Mos Chingono stumbled at the start and could have lost her racing lane if she had not found her feet and quickly move up with the contenders. The John Hamilton-ridden mare went on to win by a neck in :17.701 for the 350 yards. Time Of Love was second by a neck over Jessalittlecourage in the six-horse field. La Mos Chingono, a six-yearold daughter of Heza Fast Dash, also won last year’s Party Girl Stakes by a neck. The Kenneth Roberts-trained mare won the Audobon Stakes and the Billy Montgomery Stakes in back-to-back starts last year before finishing a close second against males in the Louisiana Day Champions Stakes to close out the 2012 season. Isreal Soliz’s Sparrow Contender won the Swift Stakes by battling with Taylors Toastin Papa and then holding safe Dash For Cache to gain her second stakes win in as many starts at Louisiana Downs this season. Sparrow Contender started the meet with a neck win in the 250-yard Harrah’s Dash. Ridden by Martin Rubalcava, Sparrow Contender covered the 350 yards in :17.531 to get the nose victory over Dash For Cache. Taylors Toastin Papa was three quarters of a length behind the top-two finishers for third. Sparrow Contender also pushed his record to two-for-two at Louisiana Downs with the Swift Stakes victory. Before posting his two stakes wins at Louisiana Downs, the son of Contend showed his readiness with a 220-yard allowance win at Lone Star Park.
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Carlos Stakes by three quarters of a length, covering seven furlongs in 1:21.28. Santa Anita Race Park, As Comma to the Top and JusArcadia, CA tin Phillip ding-donged through Ain’t No Other rolls to fractions of 22.11, 43.88 and victory in Sensational 1:08.09, Talamo was content to lag far back early in the field of eight. Star Stakes “They had a real hot pace,” Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, said Talamo. “It really set up good fresh off victory in Saturday’s for us today. I’ll tell you what, this Grade 2 San Carlos Stakes, fitted horse is one of those that only veteran gelding Ain’t No Other gets better with age…He runs well with blinkers for the first time fresh. It was going so fast up there and the result was a three quarand they stopped pretty good for ter length victory in Sunday’s us, but my horse was really run$100,000 Sensational Stakes for ning the last part.” older horses bred in California at As Comma to the Top and 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Edwin Maldonado opened up a hillside turf course. The 5-year-old length on Justin Phillip and Mike son of Old Topper negotiated the Smith at the top of the lane, Sacourse in 1:11.53. hara Sky, trained by Jerry Hollen“I worked him in blinkers and dorfer, was in high gear four-wide he worked really well,” said Holand at the sixteenth pole, there lendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “He was little doubt he would prevail. didn’t try to lug in. He didn’t try to Fresh off victory at 21-1 in the wait on horses, he just went on.” Grade 2 Palos Verdes Stakes going Off as second choice in the six furlongs on Jan. 19, Sahara Sky eight-horse field at 9-2, Ain’t No proved that win was no fluke and Other sat third early, four lengths improved his overall mark to an behind pacesetting longshot outstanding 14-6-2-4. With the Coach Bob and Victor Espinoza. winner’s share of $120,000, his With fractions of 21.24, 43.05 and earnings now stand at $356,680. 1:05.50, the Sensational Star set up Santa Anita Race Park, “This horse is a different horse Arcadia, CA for horses coming from behind. this year,” said Kim Lloyd, who As the field approached the Sahara Sky wins San races as Sweetwater Stable and dirt crossing at the top of the lane, Carlos from off pace, owns the 5-year-old in partnership Bejarano split horses and made Talamo guides him to 2nd with Hollendorfer. “He’s run well the lead in mid stretch, and then straight victory all the time, but he would put so held off a fast finishing Starsmuch into his races when he was pangled Heat and Corey Nakatani, With a blistering early pace fresh that he didn’t seem to have who was flying at the rail. to take advantage of, Sahara Sky, that same finish in his subsequent Owned and bred by Tom and with Joe Talamo up, came roarraces. He’s matured now though Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoring from far off the pace to take and he’s firing back to back. He oughbreds LLC, Ain’t No Other Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 San paid $11.40, $6.00 and $4.00. With the winner’s share of $60,000, Ain’t No Other increased his earnings to $434,973. His record now stands at 24-8-6-6. With today’s victory, Bejarano has now won with 10 of 17 mounts for Hollendorfer at the current meet and Hollendorfer, currently third in the trainer standings with 19 wins overall, is a near-perfect four for five with Tommy Town starters. Starspangled Heat broke slowly from post position five and settled comfortably into last position, 11 lengths off the lead past the half mile marker. Nakatani cut the corner turning for home and rallied strongly at the rail through the stretch, finishing a nose in front of A Toast to You and Martin Garcia. Starspangled Heat, off at 5-1, paid $6.00 and $3.80. A Toast to You, also off at 5-1, finished wide-out, a length in front of pacesetting Coach Bob. A Toast to You paid $4.20 to show.
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might be a pretty good horse.” Runner-up Capital Account, last past the half mile pole with David Flores, unleashed a big stretch rally and finished a head in front of Comma to the Top. Off at 5-1 Capital Account paid $5.80 and $4.40. Comma to the Top, who broke from the rail and never got a breather, stayed well but had to settle for third, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Drill and Julien Leparoux. Comma to the Top, off at 6-1, paid $5.00 to show. Heavy favorite The Lumber Guy, ridden by Garrett Gomez, was dispatched at 9-5 and sat third, five lengths off the pace passing the half mile pole and had no punch through the lane. “I had a perfect trip,” said Gomez. “He traveled beautifully, but when the running started, the horse never came up underneath me. We’ll have to go back to the drawing board.” The win in the San Carlos was the first for both Hollendorfer and Talamo.
Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ Persuasive Paul takes Turf Paradise Derby By Ty Wyant
John Fuller’ Southern California shipper Persuasive Paul turned a late charge into his second win in three starts when he scored his first stakes win in the $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby on Saturday afternoon. SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 45
Agent Scully raced to an 8-1 upset win in the $35,000 Arizona Oaks two races earlier on the program. Jockey Joseph Steiner kept Persuasive Paul back in sixth place in the nine-horse field for the first half of the one-mile-and-one sixteenth Turf Paradise Derby. They rallied on the final turn and made the lead in the top of the stretch when he caught Brokered. Persuasive Paul drew away for the three-and-three-quarter-length win as the 23-10 favorite. Persuasive Paul has been racing around two turns after finishing fourth in his career debut, a six-furlong Del Mar maiden race. The Doug O’Neil-trained colt found the winner’s circle two starts before the derby when he raced near the pace and then rallied to take a maiden race at Santa Anita by a determined head at one mile on the turf. He then ran in a very strong allowance-optional claiming race at Santa Anita. He finished sixth while the winner, Super Ninety Nine, returned to win the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park by 11 lengths to become a top Kentucky Derby prospect. Code West was second in that race and then was second in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds to stay on the Kentucky Derby trail. Persuasive Paul was timed in 1:44.16 for the one-and-onesixteenth mile. Tiz Fitting was two-and-onehalf lengths behind Brokered for third. Jim McFadyen’s Agent Scully, a daughter of Johannesburg, outclassed her rivals in the Arizona Oaks with a six-and-three-quarterlength win while making her first Turf Paradise start on the main track. Each of her four prior starts at Turf Paradise came on the grass. Jockey Nate Smith kept Agent Scully in a striking position in the one-mile test and then drew away in the stretch for her third win in her latest four starts. They were timed in 1:38.95. Le Factor Wow was second by a neck over Swiss Engagement. 46 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
Agent Scully, trained by Roberto Diodoro, could have been claimed out of a maiden-winning effort for $30,000 on January 4. After never being a threat in an allowance race, she came back to go gate-to-wire for the win in a non-winners-of-two allowance race on Jan. 31.
Sunland Park, NM Dry Summer gains definitive win in Mine That Bird Derby
Dry Summer relished a slow early pace and rocketed on home to gain a definitive win in the $120,000 Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Saturday. Racing as the 6-5 favorite, Dry Summer finished with speed in reserve to win by a comfortable 1 and 1/2 lengths in the key local prep race for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Grade 3) to be held on Sunday, March 24. The well bred son of Any Given Saturday ridden by Carlos Madeira stalked off the pedestrian tempo set by Ize In Command down the backstretch. The tepid pace only made matters easier for Dry Summer when he was asked for run byMadeira. The athletic three-year-old chestnut swept to the front and took a commanding presence into the stretch run. Rivals Show Some Magic and Stormdriver were running well but could not make a dent on the winner. Dry Summer galloped through the 1 and 1/16 mile distance in a good 1:45.32. Winning trainer Joel Marr said in the winner’s circle, “I think everything worked out extremely
great. I could not believe how slow they were going on the front end. No one could close with that pace. He was in a good spot throughout. When he came toNew Mexico, he was ready to run. We plan on keeping him happy and running in the Sunland Derby.” As a two-year-old Dry Summer raced for trainer Jeff Mullins and won the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf atDel Mar last September. The Mine That Bird Derby triumph was his 4th career win from 8 starts. The multiple stakes winner earned $72,000 for owners Sam Britt and Michael House ofGrenville, New Mexico. Joel Marr has trained Dry Summer to two wins atSunland Park since shipping in fromCalifornia last month. Dry Summer sports career earnings of over $205,000. With his love of the Sunland surface, Dry Summer should be a major threat for the Sunland Derby (Gr. III) in one month. The Mine That Bird Derby was nearly a carbon copy of Dry Summer’s allowance win here on January 27 when he defeated Storm Driver by 2 lengths followed by Show Some Magic. Riley Allison Futurity winner Show Some Magic finished a good second under jockey Miguel Hernandez. The Any Given Saturday colt was within striking range throughout the feature but could not muster enough to threaten Dry Summer. He finished second, a neck better than Stormdriver. Doug O’Neill’sCalifornia shipper Greeley Awesome was compromised by the slow pace. The stretch runner could not make any impact in the final furlongs
and finished fourth, beaten nearly 5 lengths. Ize In Command would up in fifth place.
FEB 18, 2013 Santa Anita Race Park, Arcadia, CA Mizdirection makes lead and is resolute in the drive, wins Buena Vista by 2 1/4 lengths Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Champ Mizdirection, who came off a facile win in the Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes on Jan. 6 and who hadn’t run a mile since winning at Del Mar on Aug. 19, 2011, stretched out in style under Mike Smith Monday at Santa Anita, winning the Grade 2 $150,000 Buena Vista Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths in gate to wire fashion while running the final quarter mile in a scintillating 23.75—and getting the mile in 1:33.50. Breaking from post position number two, Mizdirection was bumped sharply after the break, which resulted in the mare grabbing a quarter on her right front foot, which was visibly bleeding following the race. Mizdirection, off as the solid 3-5 favorite in a field of eight, had a length and a half advantage on second choice, A Jealous Woman, around the Club House turn and carved out fractions of 23.78, 47.00, 1:10.25 and 1:21.80 while besting In the Stars and Gary Stevens for the win. “Mike said he kind of got her to settle, and (she) grabbed a pretty good-sized quarter off that
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foot, too, so we’re going to have to go to work on that after the race,” said winning trainer Mike Puype. “It’s a testament to how tough she is. She was training beautiful going into this race…She’s just a pleasure to have. She makes me look good. Owned by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing LLC, William Strauss, Danny Grohs, Kevin Nish, Michael Kramek and Boris Beljak, Rome was one of the first to greet Smith and Mizdirection on the track as she returned to the winner’s circle. Mizdirection, a 5-year-old mare by Mizzen Mast, registered her third consecutive win and her seventh in her last nine tries. With the winner’s share of $90,000, her earnings now total $1,094,621. Her overall record now stands at 14-9-4-1. Co-owner Strauss, who along with his brother, Jeffrey, owns and operates The Pamplemousse Restaurant in Solana Beach, extended an open invitation to his eatery. “Dinner’s on me tonight!! Just tell my brother to blame it on me!!” Off at 6-1, In the Stars finished 1 ¼ lengths in front of Byrama and paid $4.40 and $3.40. Byrama, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was off at 16-1 and paid $4.40.
Oaklawn Park, Hotsprings, AR Baffert continues Oaklawn dominance with 4th Southwest win Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reached into his very
deep 3-yearold pocket and found yet another serious Derby contender in Tanma Corporation’s Super Ninety Nine, winner of $300,000 Southwest Stakes (Grade 3). The Pulpit colt, who was the trainer’s fourth winner in the race, earned 10 points for his victory based on Churchill Downs’ new requirements for making the Kentucky Derby field. Baffert also won the race in 2010 with Conveyance and swept both divisions last year with Castaway and Secret Circle. Bet down to even money, Super Ninety Nine did not disappoint under a confident ride by jockey Rafael Bejarano. He went straight to the lead and never looked back setting reasonable fractions of 23 1/5 and 47 2/5 for the first half mile. Turning for home he began to separate himself from his nine other rivals and drew off to win by 11 ¼ lengths in front of a crowd of 25,854. He completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44 4/5 over a track rated sloppy from the heavy rain that hit shortly before post time. “Rafael (Bejarano) called me before the race and I just told him to let him get away from there and do his thing,” said Baffert, via phone while on vacation in Mexico. “Turning for home, I could see he had plenty of horse. It’s exciting. This is the time of year when these 3-year-olds start getting exciting.” Fear the Kitten, who was off to a slow start, came wide into the stretch and rallied to get second, while proving no match for the winner. Heaven’s Runway, the longest shot on the board at 59-1, also put in a late rally to get third. Channel Isle, Always in a Tiz, Smarty Jones winner Will Take Charge, Big Lute, Brown Almighty, Texas Bling and Officer Alex completed the order of finish.
The Southwest was the third victory in five starts for Super Ninety Nine and he has now earned $266,480. He returned $4.00, $3.80 and $3.00. The exacta returned $66.80 and the trifecta paid $781.60. The next step in Oaklawn’s series leading to the April 13, $1 million Arkansas Derby is the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (Grade 2) Saturday, March 16. Baffert wouldn’t commit the winner to that race, but did feel confident about a return trip with one of his 3-year-olds. “We’ll get him back home and see how he does,” said Baffert. “We know he likes the track now. I don’t like to plan ahead and with these young horses, you just never know. We’ll definitely have something for the Rebel (March 16).” One race before the Southwest, one lucky handicapper, playing through the Xpressbet ADW, hit the Classix Pick 6 wager and took home $548,553.
FEB 17, 2013 Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ L.A. Weekend takes Phoenix Gold Cup
Rick Wiest’s L.A. Weekend affirmed who was the fastest horse in the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup at six furlongs when he set blazing fractions and then held off a belated bid from Absolutely Cool to win his Turf Paradise debut. Jockey Geovani Franco let L.A. Weekend burst from the gate and they went the first quarter in :21.38 and the one-half mile in :43.66 before stopping the timer at the finish line in 1:08.35. L.A. Weekend finished one length ahead of Absolutely Cool and it was another four-and-onehalf lengths back to third-place finisher Memo To Mya. From the RobertinoDiodoro barn, L.A. Weekend came to Turf Paradise after a front-running win
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in a $40,000 allowance race at Sunland Park. Before that win he raced on the Southern California circuit and had not won since an allowance win at Fairplex Park back in September. Karl Krieg’s runner-up Absolutely Cool narrowly won the Caballo Del Sol Stakes at Turf Paradise Dice Flavor two starts ago and then was a late-charging third in the Swift Stakes two weeks ago for trainer Valorie Lund. The Phoenix Gold Cup was supported by a pair of stakes on the turf: the $35,000 Sun City Handicap for fillies and mares and the $35,000 Turf Paradise Handicap. Mike Chambers, John Kitco or Dan Agnew’s EZ Kitty, the oddson favorite, was able to enjoy an easy lead while setting modest fractions and then had to work in the final few yards to hold safe a rousing challenge from Smarty B to win the Sun City Handicap by a head-bobbing nose. Street Savy was three-andthree-quarter lengths back in third-place in the seven-horse field. The Gallyn Mitchell-ridden EZ Kitty covered the one mile in 1:37.73. EZ Kitty earned her strong favoritism after a pair of stakes wins on the main track at Turf Paradise. She won the six-furlong Phoenix Handicap by four-and-one-quarter lengths and then went around two turns to take the Kachina Handicap by nearly five lengths at one mile. Trainer Mike Chambers then put her on the grass and she was third behind Smarty B in the Glendale Handicap as the 4-5 choice. EZ Kitty has a win and a third, each in stakes, from three starts on the grass. In the one-and-one-sixteenth mile Turf Paradise Handicap, J.C. Racing Stable’s Why Not Be Perfect added a turf stakes win during the meet to his win in the $35,000 48 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
Hank Mills Sr. Handicap, his only career victory on the dirt. Why Not Be Perfect, the 19-10 second choice, settled near the rear of the five-horse field and he joined Major Magic on the lead and the top of the stretch. When jockey Anne Sanguinetti asked Why Not Be Perfect to run the six-year-old responded and drew away to win by five-and-one-quarter lengths in 1:42.29. Goldfire closed for third, three-and-one-half lengths behind Major Magic. The Jeffrey Metz-trained Why Not Be Perfect had been a turf specialist in Southern California. Before his win in the Mills Stakes, he took a grassy $62,500 optional claiming race in gate-to-wire fashion at Betfair Hollywood Park.
FEB 16, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley, CA Dice Flavor rallies to win El Camino Real Derby Dice Flavor, making his stakes debut and his first start on a surface other than turf, rallied from eighth in a field of nine to win the Grade 3 $200,000 El Camino Real Derby by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Ridden by Jose Valdivia, Jr., Dice Flavor charged through an opening in midstretch and went on to win the 1 1/8-mile test for 3-year-olds in 1:51.45 on Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta racing surface. Dismissed at odds of 9-1, Dice Flavor paid $21. Nina’s Dragon, a 13-1 shot rid-
day he impressed me because if he didn’t accelerate right when that hole opened he would have been stuck.” Gallagher, who is based in Southern California and didn’t make it to Golden Gate Fields because he was running a fever, said he will meet Don’t Tell Sophia with Dice Flavor’s owners to discuss the den by Julien Couton, took second horse’s next start. by three-quarters of a length over Dice Flavor is a Kentucky25-1 Counting Days and jockey bred son of Scat Daddy, who is Dennis Carr. The $1 El Camino Real also the sire of 2012 El Camino Derby trifecta paid $1,068.90. Real Derby winner Daddy Nose The top three betting choices Best. Purchased as a 2-year-old for in the El Camino Real Derby $100,000, Dice Flavor has earned – Manando (the 2-1 favorite), $160,500 in five races. Carving (5-2) and Zeewat (5-2) – finished last, fourth and fifth, Oaklawn Park, Hot respectively. Springs, AR The El Camino Real Derby Don’t Tell Sophia extends is part of the new “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” a 36-race series streak, denies Tiz Miz Sue that awards points to the top four in Bayakoa finishers in each race. The top 20 Pippin Stakes winner Don’t point earners nominated to the Tell Sophia extended her win Triple Crown will get a spot in the streak to three with another starting gate for the Kentucky Derequally impressive performance by on May 4 at Churchill Downs. in Saturday’s $100,000 Bayakoa Dice Flavor earned 10 points for Stakes before an on-track crowd his victory, Nina’s Dragon earned of 21,291. four points for second, Counting Breaking from the rail under Days two points for third, and leading rider Robby Albarado, Carving one point for fourth. Don’t Tell Sophia was unhurried Dice Flavor is not yet nomiearly and settled into fourth place nated to the Triple Crown but as Minesave led the field through trainer Paddy Gallagher and fractions of 24 and 48 1/5 for the the horse’s owners, Oda Racing first half mile. The winner began Stables and US Equine, have until her move entering the far turn March 23 to decide if they want and by the time the field had to pay the late nomination fee of entered the stretch, she was well $6,000 to make Dice Flavor Triple clear of her four other rivals, drawCrown eligible. ing off to win by 6 ½ lengths in a Dice Flavor made $120,000 final time of 1:44. She’s All In made for his victory in the El Camino Real Derby and impressed Valdivia up ground late to get second by three-quarters of a length over the with his willingness to surge be6-5 favorite Tiz Miz Sue. Minesave tween horses in the stretch. “He was moving easily all the and Bahama Bound completed way,” said Valdivia, who has ridden the order of finish. “She’s a monster right now,” Dice Flavor in all five of his races. said trainer Phil Sims. “Having a “He made up a lot of ground and made the lead easily. I’ve felt that race over the track didn’t hurt. It was a definite advantage. She’s he had the physical talent, but mentally he’s not all there. But to- such a big filly. She always just
RACE RECAPS - THOROUGHBRED kind of falls out of the gate, I just told Robby to not get in trouble in the small field. She really just loves this track. The Azeri (Stakes (Grade 3) March 16) is a definite.” Don’t Tell Sophia, a 5-year-old Congaree mare who races for her trainer and Jerry Great Hot Namy, won for the sixth time in 12 starts and has now earned $243,606. She returned $5, $3.20 and $2.10 as the 6-5 second choice. It was a disappointing day for jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Steve Hobby, who each lost their two respective races on the card. Borel, who was riding for the first time since breaking his wrist in January, remains one win shy of reaching his 5,000th win milestone, while Hobby, the trainer of Tiz Miz Sue, is two wins away from 1,000 career victories. Borel has no mounts on Sunday and three Monday. Hobby will saddle one horse in the last race Sunday and two on Monday, including Big Lute in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (Grade 3).
Ron McAnally and in 2002 with Favorite Funtime for Baffert. Breaking from the rail in a field of five, Stevens gunned Great Hot, who was fitted with blinkers for the first time by trainer A.C. Avila, to a length and a half lead going into the Club House turn. Leaving the backside and going to the far turn, eventual thirdplace finisher Lady of Fifty and Joe Talamo loomed menacingly, drawing within a length of the leader, but Stevens, as he’s done so many times before, opened up a length and a half and was never seriously challenged thereafter. “At the three-eighths pole I let her out a notch and it wasn’t full tilt yet, but it was enough to get their attention,” said Stevens. “When we turned into the stretch, Santa Anita Race Park, she still had enough to hold the Arcadia, CA other filly (Book Review) off.” Great Hot at 9-1, steals Great Hot carved out fracSanta Maria tions of 23.94, 48.19, 1:12.11 and In a manner eerily similar to so 1:36.42. many other stakes wins covering “Gary got the breaks,” said parts of four decades, comeback- Avila. “Nobody wins 5,000 races ing Gary Stevens sent longshot (actually 4,893) for no reason. I put Great Hot to the early lead in the blinkers on to give her more Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 focus. He (Stevens) spoke to me Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies yesterday. I said ‘I’m going to do and mares and put on a textone thing. I’m going to give you a book exhibition on how to ride a leg up and you are the boss.’…I left frontrunner, guiding the 5-yearit up to Gary, because he knows old Brazilian-bred mare to a half how to read the Form. I said when length victory over even money the gates open and if somebody favorite Book Review while cover- gets crazy, let them go. She’s got ing 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.08. back class.” Stevens, who first won the Off as the fourth choice in the Santa Maria in 1988 with the Gary wagering, Great Hot paid $20.80, Jones-trained Mausie, won it again $5.60 and $3.40. With the winin 1996 with Serena’s Song for Bob ner’s share of $120,000, Great Hot, Baffert, and then won it two years owned by her breeder, Coudein a row; in 2001 with Lovellon for laria Jessica, hiked her bankroll
game. The only question was the distance, and Juarez made sure it was a comfortable journey for her going 2 turns. She relaxed very nicely and was never pressured early setting tepid fractions of 24.03 and 47.94 seconds for the first two calls. By the time Rose’s Hennesey Smash Desert and Iplaytricks came calling at the to $537,927. Winless in her last quarter pole, Hennesey Smash had 13 starts, Great Hot’s record now plenty left and turned the distaff stands at 21-5-3-5. feature into a sprint. She dug in deDating back to last Saturday’s terminedly throughout the stretch Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes and run and defeated favored stable Sunday’s Wishing Well, Stevens mate Rose’s Desert by one and has now won three consecutive one-quarter lengths in a smashing stakes at The Great Race Place. performance. The Todd Fincher Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, trained winner clocked the one mile in a sharp 1:37.59. She adds Book Review, a winner of the the Peppers Pride title to her glossy Grade 1 La Brea Stakes going resume which includes stakes wins seven furlongs on Dec. 26, came at Ruidoso Downs, Albuquerque off a second-place finish in the Grade 2 La Canada at 1 1/16 miles and Zia Park. The latest champion out of on Jan. 20. Book Review, trained by Bob the blue chip mare Some Smash earned $30,000 for owner Barbara Baffert, paid $2.80 and $2.10. Lady of Fifty, the third choice Coleman. Hennesey Smash has in the betting at 3-1, prevailed by won 7 times from 8 starts with earnings moving past $231,000. A a half length over Snow Fall and $2 win ticket on the Peppers Pride Tyler Baze to be third, and paid winner was worth $8.20. Hennesey $2.80 to show. Avila indicated that he would Smash is a half sister to the New Mexico-bred champion gelding point Great Hot to the Grade 1, Some Ghost. $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes Multiple stakes winner Rose’s at 1 1/8 miles on March 16. Desert tried her best for Fincher but could not overhaul her speedy Sunland Park, NM stable mate in deep stretch. The Hennesey Smash wins even money favorite was coming 6th straight in Peppers off a big 5-length win in the New Pride Handicap Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap on opening weekend. Under a masterful ride from Alfredo Juarez, Jr., Hennesey Smash Rose’s Desert kicked into high gear but had to settle for second won her sixth straight race in the $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap at place under jockey Casey LamSunland Park Racetrack and Casino bert. Fincher saddled the top two on Saturday. The sensational stakes finishers. Defending champion Iplaystar by Roll Hennessy Roll led every step of the way in her first attempt tricks ran a solid race under jockey Ken Tohill. Joel Marr’s charge at one mile. found her best strides too late and Coming off a rousing win against open company in the Bold finished third, beaten two and onehalf lengths. Devon’s Spirit, Soaring Ego Handicap, the New Mexicobred four-year-old filly by Roll Hen- Goddess, Gossip Dome and Desert Avenue rounded out the order of nesey Roll, was at the top of her SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 49
was perfect. After the first couple of furlongs, I kind of said to myself, ‘Well, there’re no excuses from here.’ It was an ideal situation and Gary did a great job. He just let him relax and that’s the key to this horse.” Slim Shadey set fractions of 24.19, 48.20, 1:12.47 and 1:35.80. Off at 5-1, he paid $13.40, $7 and $5.40. Owned and bred by Phil Cunningham, Slim Shadey picked up $90,000 for his efforts in the San Marcos, increasing his earnings to Santa Anita Race Park, $613,850. His record now stands at Arcadia, CA 26-5-4-0. Slim Shadey, Stevens Stevens, who turns 50 on go gate to wire in San March 6, had two wins and 11 Marcos Stakes seconds from 33 mounts coming into the San Marcos and was riding Like a shot out of a cannon, “Slim” for the first time. Slim Shadey and Gary Stevens “It’s an unbelievable feeling sprung out of post position 11 and thanks to Simon and the whole seized command of Saturday’s team over there for giving me the Grade 2, $150,000 San Marcos opportunity on this horse. I’ve had Stakes at Santa Anita and made every pole a winning one, prevail- a bad case of seconditus. I knew ing by one length over 7-2 favorite things would turn around and this Interaction while getting 1 ¼ miles is a good race to have them turn around in.” on turf in 1:59.17, and providing Favored Interaction was taken Hall of Famer Stevens with his first far off the early pace from his rail stakes win in a comeback that post position and rallied strongly began on Jan. 6. A front-running winner of last under Joe Talamo but never threatened the winner, finishing year’s San Marcos, Slim Shadey, trained by Simon Callaghan, came 2 ¼ lengths in front of 7-1 shot All off a disappointing sixth-place run Squared Away and Gomez. Interaction paid $5.20 and as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade 2 $3.60. San Gabriel Stakes on Jan. 13—a race in which the 5-year-old English-bred gelding by Val Royal Oaklawn Park, Hot was taken off the pace going 1 1/8 Springs, AR miles on turf. Longshot Sister Ginger “He went out, he relaxed, and Gary gave him a nice long rein and steals the Martha Washington that’s the way the horse likes to be ridden,” said Callaghan, 29. “It Sister Ginger rebounded from finish. Six out of the seven horse field were sired by Roll Hennessy Roll, Desert God and Premeditation all stakes producing stallions from A&A Ranch in Anthony, NM. For more information on these stallions and other award winning stallions call Fred Alexander: Cell: 915-539-2176 - Linda Alexander Cell: 915-539-0040.
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a poor performance opening day to win Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes in front-running fashion. In the process, the 3-year-old Student Council filly, trained by Steve Asmussen, earned 10 points towards entry into the May 3 $1 million Kentucky Oaks based on Churchill Downs’ new criteria for making the race. Overlooked at odds of nearly 20-1, Sister Ginger shot to the lead from post four and was allowed to set leisurely fractions of 23 4/5 and 48 3/5 for the first half mile. The even-money favorite Rose to Gold joined her at the top of the stretch and briefly took the lead, but when jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. asked, the winner responded and drew off through the stretch to win the one-mile race by 2 ¾ lengths in a final time of 1:39 2/5 on a fast track. Broken Spell overcame a wide trip after racing in last place to finish third, a half-length in front of Dixie Belle Stakes winner American Sugar. Liberty Girl, I Am Miss Brown, Cloudy in Sandiego and Lady Stonewall completed the order of finish. “It was the perfect trip,” and Santana Jr. “She made the lead fairly easily. When I moved her, I had a lot of horse in my hand. She moved nice. When I was beside the number 9 (Rose to Gold), I bumped with her a little bit and my filly got a little scared, but when I pushed her in the stretch, she went on and won the race.” Sister Ginger, who races for her breeders Millennium Farms and Little Brother Farm, improved her career record to two wins from six starts and has now earned $87,761. She returned
$41.20, $12.40 and $7.20.
FEB 8, 2013 Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, LA Valentine Eddie wins FG’s Friday stakes race Howard Alonzo’s Valentine Eddie, allowed to settle behind the pace setter in the early going, took command when that one faltered and drew clear late for a 1 1/4-length victory in Friday’s Fair Grounds feature – the 18th running of the $41,000 South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stakes. “My horse broke good,” said winning rider Jose Riquelme. “I knew the seven-horse (Deborah Strahan’s Elijah Raine) was the speed so I let him go, but when he started to get tired my horse rebroke and got to running real good after that.” Valentine Eddie toured the six-furlong distance in 1:12.02, returned mutuels of $29.80, $20 and $78.60 and increased his career earnings to $25,200 with his first win in three career starts. “The race went great,” said owner-trainer Howard (Tucker) Alonzo. “The boy (Riquelme) rode him great. It’s always great when you win.” William Reed’s Edolie finished second, paying $9 and $9.60, and Pop-A-Top Stable’s Always Broke finished third returning $26.20 while 2 1/4-lengths farther back in the race. Both halves of the 1-5 entry ran out of the money. Elijah Raine carved out early splits of 21.64 and 45.50 before giving way
RCI RULINGS Name: ROBERT ALLEN SLACK Ruling Date: 2/21/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-003A Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/21/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Re:13-RP-003. Trainer Robert Allen Slack, having failed to pay the five hundred ($500) dollar fine assessed in order #13-RP-003 is hereby suspended and/or ineligible for licensing effective 2/21/2013, pending payment of fine. While suspended and/or ineligible for licensing, Mr. Slack shall be denied access to all enclosures of all racetracks, including the pubic areas under the jurisdiction of OHRC. Name: ROBERT ALLEN SLACK Ruling Date: 2/21/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-004A Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/21/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Re:13-RP-004. Trainer Robert Allen Slack, having failed to pay the one thousand ($1000.00) dollar fine assessed in order #13RP-004 is hereby suspended and/or ineligible for licensing effective 2/21/2013, pending payment of fine. While suspended and/or ineligible for licensing, Mr. Slack shall be denied access to all enclosures of all racetracks, including the pubic areas under the jurisdiction of OHRC. Name: Jason D Packer Ruling Date: 2/20/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-012 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Revoked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion Breed: Not Applicable Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: The Exercise Rider License issued to Jason Packer is hereby rescinded w/o prejudice as he has been issued at Ass’t Trainer License effective 2/20/2013. Name: THOMAS EUGENE BOUTWELL Ruling Date: 2/19/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-010 Ruling Type: Failed Trainer’s Test
Breed: Not Applicable Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer applicant Thomas Eugene Boutwell, having failed to pass the trainer’s test re’q by OHRC, is hereby ineligible to retest for a trainer license for a period of six (6) months, 2/19/13 through 8/19/2013. Name: AL R WATSON Ruling Date: 2/17/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: LOUISIANA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19959 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Late to the paddock, with his scheduled starter,in the fifth race 2/16/13. Name: MICHAEL S ZINGELMANN Ruling Date: 2/16/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: LOUISIANA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19956 Ruling Type: Positive Drug Test Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Y Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Triamcinolone Acetonide reported at severity level I in post race blood sample taken from Bayou Schoolboy, winner of race 6, January 26, 2013. Trainer declined his right to have the split portion tested and waived his right to a hearing. First violation of an ARCI category IV or V drug within a twelve month period. Name: FRUCTUOSO M HUITRON Ruling Date: 2/16/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: LOUISIANA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19957 Ruling Type: Failure to Conduct Business in Proper Manner Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Failed to have a current negative piroplasmosis test result on file for his scheduled starter, Shezarunninatcha, resulting in a late scratch from race 4, February 12, 2013. Name: KARL MATTHEW BROBERG Ruling Date: 2/15/2013 Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK Ruling Number: SHRP4677 Ruling Type: Alcohol Violation - Human Breed: Unknown
Division: Unknown Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Y Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer Karl Broberg having been duly noticed,waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 02/15/2013 and his right to appeal. Mr.Broberg is hereby fined one hundred ($100) dollars for having 19 cans of beer at his barn at Sam Houston Race Park,found during a compliance inspection by DPS and TxRC security personel on 02/01/2013. First violation in this category in the past twelve months. Name: CODY BLAINE MECHE Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: DELTA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19951 Ruling Type: Failure to Give Best Effort Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Failed to ride his mount out in the 9th race 2/09/13. Name: ANTHONY LOUIS NICOMETO Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS029 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/14/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Groom ANTHONY NICOMETO, having failed to appear to answer a complaint alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874(Disorderly Conduct-assault with a deadly weapon), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Anthony Nicometo are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528(Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Nicometo is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction. Name: SAMUEL LEVERETTE BREAUX Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: DELTA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19952 Ruling Type: Race Office/Track Rule Violation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Y Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Failed to have foal certificate on file resulting in the late scratch of El’s Into It from race 5, February 09, 2013. SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 51
Name: VALENTIN ARELLANES Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-011 Ruling Type: Failed Trainer’s Test Breed: Not Applicable Division: Unknown Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer applicant Valentin Arellanes, having failed to pass the trainer’s test re’q by OHRC, is hereby ineligible to retest for a trainer license for a period of thirty (30) days, 2/14/13 through 3/15/2013. Name: MARIO ALBERTO GUTIERREZ Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS031 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Jockey MARIO GUTIERREZ is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for failure to fulfill his riding engagement in the eighth race at Santa Anita Race Track on February 10, 2013. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement). Name: OSCAR LOPEZ GARCIA Ruling Date: 2/14/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS030 Ruling Type: Medication Administration Violation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 500 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Pursuant to California Horse racing Board rule #1866(d)(Veterinarian’s List), trainer OSCAR GARCIA is fined FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1843(a)(d) (Medication, Drugs, and Other Substances) and #1844(c)(2)(Authorized Medication-Flunixin in excess of permitted level-46.1 ng/ml). Name: LISA K TOLLEY Ruling Date: 2/13/2013 Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK Ruling Number: SHRP4676 Ruling Type: Positive Drug Test Breed: Unknown Division: Unknown Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y Suspension Start: 52 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner-Trainer Lisa K Tolley having been duly noticed, waived her right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards on 2/11/2013 and her right to appeal. Ms Tolley is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars for a positive test on her horse “Mag’s Chrome Cat” second place finisher in the fourth race at Sam Houston Race Park on 01/25/2013 for Phenylbutazone at 3.3 ug/ml sample number #SH050482. First violation in this category in the past twelve months. Name: WILSON BOUDREAUX Ruling Date: 2/13/2013 Jurisdiction: Louisiana Racing Commission Facility: DELTA DOWNS Ruling Number: 19950 Ruling Type: Failed Trainer’s Test Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Ineligible to retest for ninety days through 5/08/13.
Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Facility: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK Ruling Number: SHRP4673 Ruling Type: Positive Drug Test Breed: Unknown Division: Unknown Fine Amount: $ 250 Fine Paid: Y Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer Steve Borunda was duly noticed and waived his right to a formal hearing before the Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards and his right to appeal on 2/11/13. Mr. Borunda is hereby fined two hundred and fifty ($250) dollars because a blood sample taken from his horse, “Ready Love,” that won the 5th race at Sam Houston Race Park on 1/28/13 contained Phenylbutazone at 2.8 ug/ ml. Sample# SH050547. First violation in this category in past 12 months.
Name: LUIS VILLAFRANCO Ruling Date: 2/11/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: WILL ROGERS DOWNS Ruling Number: 13-WRD-016 Ruling Type: Trainer Responsibility Breed: Mixed Name: FREDDIE MARVIN BASS Division: Horse Ruling Date: 2/11/2013 Fine Amount: $ 2500 Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Fine Paid: Not Reported Facility: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK Suspension Start: Ruling Number: SHRP4674 Suspension End: Ruling Type: Unknown Ruling Text: Owner/Tr LUIS VILLAFRANCO having Breed: Unknown pled “No Contest” and waived his right to a Division: Unknown hearing for a horse under his supervision, “COFine Amount: $ 100 RONA OVER ICE”, the 2nd place finisher of the Fine Paid: Y 9th race at Will Rogers Downs on 10/7/2012, Suspension Start: testing positive for the drug CLENBUTEROL at Suspension End: a quantative level. Therefore, it is the order of Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Owner/ the Stewards that Mr. Villafranco be fined two Trainer Fred Bass waived hearing and was thousand five hundred dollars ($2500.00). It is fined one hundred dollars by the Sam Houston further ordered that the horse is disqualified Race Park Board of Stewards for being found from the 2nd place and shall remain unplaced in possession of unlabeled Phenylbutazone in the 9th race at WRD on 10/7/2012. paste during a compliance search of a tack room assigned to him in the stable area of Sam Name: VICTOR MANUEL CARRERO Houston Race Park on 02/08/13. Ruling Date: 2/10/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Name: CHRISTINE RENEE BYROM Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Date: 2/11/2013 Ruling Number: LATS028 Jurisdiction: Texas Racing Commission Ruling Type: Failure to Follow Facility RegulaFacility: SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK tions Ruling Number: SHRP4675 Breed: Thoroughbred Ruling Type: Positive Drug Test Division: Horse Breed: Unknown Fine Amount: $ 100 Division: Unknown Fine Paid: Not Reported Fine Amount: $ 250 Suspension Start: Fine Paid: Y Suspension End: Suspension Start: Ruling Text: Jockey Victor Carrero is fined one Suspension End: hundred dollars for violation of California Ruling Text: Upon being duly notified, Owner/ Horse Racing Board Rule #1680 (Jockeys and Trainer Christine Byrom waived hearing and Drivers to report-failure to request permission was fined two hundred fifty dollars by the to arrive late to jockey’s room). Sam Houston Race Park Board of Stewards for Phenylbutazone at a level of 2.4 ug/ml in the Name: DOUGLAS DUANE MIKELSON test sample (SH050520) collected from the horse Billy Jacks, the winner of the first race at Ruling Date: 2/10/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Sam Houston Race Park on 01/27/13. Facility: LOS ALAMITOS Ruling Number: LAQL029 Name: STEVE EDDIE BORUNDA Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear Ruling Date: 2/11/2013
RCI RULINGS Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/10/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner DOUGLAS MIKELSON (DBA Kings River Cattle Company), having failed to appear before the Board of Stewards at Los Alamitos Race Course on February 9, 2013, to answer a complaint regarding case #13LA0035, alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule #1876 (A) (Financial Responsibility) is hereby suspended pursuant to California Horse Racing Rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During the term of suspension all licenses and license privileges of Douglas Mikelson are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine) subject is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction. Name: OSVALDO MACIAS Ruling Date: 2/9/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ALAMITOS Ruling Number: LAQL028 Ruling Type: Possession of Medication, Injectable, Needle, and/or Syringe Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/9/2013 Suspension End: 2/4/2014 Ruling Text: Jockey OSVALDO MACIAS is suspended for one year (365 Days) (February 9, 2013 through February 9, 2014) for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rules #1890 (Possession of Contraband - Syringes with Needles, Electrical Device and Narcotics Paraphernalia), #1489 (h) (Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License) and #1902 (Conduct Detrimental to Horse Racing). During the term of suspension all licences of Osvaldo Macias are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board Rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine) Osvaldo Macias is denied access to all premises in the jurisdiction. In addition, Osvaldo Macias must sign a testing agreement with the California Horse Racing Board. Name: MARTIN AURELIO PEDROZA Ruling Date: 2/9/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS024 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Jockey MARTIN PEDROZA is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for failure to fulfill his riding engagement in the eighth race at Santa Anita Race Track on February 8, 2013. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement).
Name: CHERYL MICHELLE CHARLTON Ruling Date: 2/9/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS025 Ruling Type: Failure to Honor Declaration/Engagement Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 200 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Jockey CHERYL CHARLTON is fined TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)* for failure to fulfill her riding engagement in the fourth race at Santa Anita Race Track on February 8, 2013. This constitutes a violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1872 (Failure to Fulfill Jockey Agreement). Name: MELODY ANN CONLON Ruling Date: 2/9/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS023 Ruling Type: Medication Administration Violation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 300 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer MELODY CONLON is fined THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($300.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1845 (Authorized Bleeder Medicationlate registration of “Channel of Gold”) in the second race at Santa Anita Park on February 8, 2013. Name: ANGEL MAURICIO RODRIGUEZ Ruling Date: 2/9/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS027 Ruling Type: Medication Administration Violation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 1000 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer ANGEL M. RODRIGUEZ, who started the horse “Madera Castana”, the fourth place finisher in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park on December 30, 2012, is fined ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00)* pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1887 (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1843(a)(d)(Medication, Drugs and Other Substances-Flumethasone-2nd offense). Name: KELLI LINN MARTIN Ruling Date: 2/8/2013 Jurisdiction: Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission Facility: REMINGTON PARK Ruling Number: 13-RP-009 Ruling Type: License Denied, Rescinded, Re-
voked, Suspended, Withdrawn or Exclusion Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: The Owner/Trainer licenses issued to KELLI MARTIN are hereby rescinded without prejudice as she has been issued an Assistant Trainer license effective 2/8/2013. Name: CHARLES EDWARD GERSON Ruling Date: 2/8/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ALAMITOS Ruling Number: LAQL027 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State Breed: Quarter Horse Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner CHARLES E. GERSON, having now appeared to address California Horse Racing Board complaint #12LA0309 is restored to Good Standing and Los Alamitos Race Course Ruling #10, dated January 19, 2013, suspending Mr. Gerson for violation of California Horse Racing Board Rule #1547 (Failure to Appear), is set aside. Name: KEITH SAMUEL BARNACASTLE Ruling Date: 2/7/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS021 Ruling Type: Reinstatement to Good Standing in State Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner KEITH BARNACASTLE, having complied with the provisions of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility) is restored to good standing. Ruling PRTS #012, issued at Santa Anita Park Autumn Meet on October 20, 2012, is set aside. Name: RIGOBERTO GONZAL SEVILLA Ruling Date: 2/3/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS019 Ruling Type: Failure to Report or Appear Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/3/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Groom RIGOBERTO SEVILLA, having failed to appear to answer charges alleging violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1489(h)(Grounds for Denial or Refusal of License-engaged in the use of drugs), is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1547 (Failure to Appear). During SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 53
RCI RULINGS the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Rigoberto Sevilla are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528(Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Sevilla is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction. Name: GERALD L GIBBS Ruling Date: 2/3/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS020 Ruling Type: Failure to Meet Financial Obligation Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 0
Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: 2/3/2013 Suspension End: Ruling Text: Owner GERALD GIBBS is suspended for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1876 (Financial Responsibility-Bonnie Acres Farm $877.00 and Horse Transporter Bob Hubbard $3,635.00). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Gerald Gibbs are suspended and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528(Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Gibbs is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction. Name: BENJAMIN DAVID CECIL
Ruling Date: 2/2/2013 Jurisdiction: California Horse Racing Board Facility: LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB Ruling Number: LATS018 Ruling Type: Disorderly Conduct Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse Fine Amount: $ 100 Fine Paid: Not Reported Suspension Start: Suspension End: Ruling Text: Trainer BENJAMIN CECIL is fined ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00)* for violation of California Horse Racing Board rule #1874(Disorderly Conduct-disobeying outrider).
S T A K E S R E S U LT S THOROUGHBRED SENSATIONAL STAR S., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $100,750, 4 yo’s & up, 6 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:11.53 2/24/2013 1. Ain’t No Other , b . g. 5, by Old Topper, - Miami Margie, by Shadeed, Bred by: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA) ¾ $60,000 N/A Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC J. Hollendorfer R. Bejarano 2. Starspangled Heat , ch . g. 5, by Unusual Heat, - Bel Air Belle, by Runaway Groom, Bred by: Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Vincenzo Loverso(CA) no $20,000 N/A M. Auerbach LLC and Loverso, Vincenzo B. Abrams C. Nakatani 3. A Toast to You , dk b/. c. 4, by Tribal Rule, - Whitewinesipper, by Apollo, Bred by: Hidden Meadows Farm, LLC (CA) 1 $12,000 N/A Barber, Gary and Cecil P. Miller M. Garcia STARTER S., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $7,500, 4 yo’s & up, 6 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:17.75 - 2/24/2013 1. Eleadora , ch . f. 4, by Finality, - Real Vain, by Western Trick, Bred by: Red Rock Farm (BC) 3 $4,511 N/A Hunter, Rick R. Henson R. Hamel 2. Scratchthemoon , b . m. 6, by Benchmark, - Welluna (GER), by =Lagunas (GB), Bred by: Fred Carr & San Gabriel Investments (CA) ½ $1,455 N/A Davis, Franchot W. Whitehouse D. Lopez 3. Gracias , dk b/. m. 5, by Salt Lake, - Malley Girl, by Malek (CHI), Bred by: Nick Alexander (CA) 1¾ $728 N/A Silva, Miguel M. Silva W. Dieguez ISLAND FASHION S., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $50,000, 3 yo, 1 mile, Time: 1:39.68 - 2/24/2013 1. Countess Curlin , ch . f. 3, by Curlin, - Profit Column, by Private Account, Bred by: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, LLC. (KY) 4 $30,000 N/A Stonestreet Stables LLC S. Asmussen L. Contreras 2. Shesatopattraction , b . f. 3, by Old Topper, - Royal Attraction, by Royal Academy, Bred by: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA) ¾ $11,000 N/A Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC H. Dominguez E. Gomez 3. Infinitely , ch . f. 3, by Purim, - Endlessly, by End Sweep, Bred by: Michael Stinson (KY) 1¼ $5,000 N/A Stinson, Michael J. Marr C. Madeira NODOUBLE BREEDERS’ S., OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: $60,000, 3 yo’s & up, 6 furlongs, Time: 1:11.19 - 2/24/2013 1. Humble Smarty , ch . g. 9, by Mutakddim, - Humble Danzig, by Zignew, Bred by: James E. Danaher (AR) 4¼ $36,000 N/A Creighton, Brett J. Donaldson A. Birzer 2. Star North , b . g. 5, by Stark Ridge, - Bing Girl, by Kingmambo, Bred by: Dr. K. K. Jayaraman & Dr. V. Devi Jayaraman(AR) 1 $12,000 54 SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3
N/A Jayaraman, Dr. K. K. and Jayaraman, Dr. Vilasini D. J. Martin J. McKee 3. Breckenridge , ch . g. 8, by Wagon Limit, - So Moving, by Time for a Change, Bred by: William T. Reed (AR) no $6,000 N/A Moss, Maggi C. Richard T. Thompson JERSEY VILLAGE S., SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, Value of Race: $50,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles-T, Time: 1:44.84 2/23/2013 1. Skip a Smile , dk b/. g. 6, by Skip Away, - Strawberry Smile, by Strawberry Road (AUS), Bred by: Rose Mary Chandler (TX) 1 $30,000 92 Chandler, Rose S. Asmussen G. Murphy 2. Doctor Romane , ch . c. 4, by Congaree, - Our Leading Lady, by Theatrical (IRE), Bred by: Sonny Ellen (TX) no $10,000 91 Ellen, Sonny J. West J. Collier 3. Fly the Red Eye , dk b/. g. 5, by Early Flyer, - Rare and Sixy, by Rare Brick, Bred by: Brent Davidson (TX) ½ $5,500 91 Davidson, Colleen M. Davidson J. Chacaltana SAN CARLOS S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $200,750, 4 yo’s & up, 7 furlongs, Time: 1:21.28 2/23/2013 1. Sahara Sky , dk b/. h. 5, by Pleasant Tap, - Seeking the Sky, by Storm Cat, Bred by: Martin Stables Inc. (FL) ¾ $120,000 N/A Hollendorfer, Jerry and Sweetwater Stable J. Hollendorfer J. Talamo 2. Capital Account , b . h. 6, by Closing Argument, - Accountess, by Private Account, Bred by: Silverleaf Farms, Inc (KY) hd $40,000 N/A Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable B. Baffert D. Flores 3. Comma to the Top , b . g. 5, by Bwana Charlie, - Maggies Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, Bred by: Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson (FL) 2¼ $24,000 N/A Barber, Gary, Birnbaum, Roger and Tsujihara, Kevin P. Miller E. Maldonado JOE HERNANDEZ H., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $76,900, 4 yo’s & up, 6 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:11.17 2/23/2013 1. Unbridled’s Note , b . c. 4, by Unbridled’s Song, - Siberian Fur, by Siberian Express, Bred by: Gulf Coast Farms LLC & Unbridled’s Song Syndicate(KY) no $45,840 N/A McCarty, Mike S. Asmussen C. Nakatani 2. Chips All In , b . c. 4, by North Light (IRE), - Maria’s Mirage, by Maria’s Mon, Bred by: Adena Springs (KY) 3¾ $15,280 N/A Everest, Jean, O’Brien, John, Valdez, Danny and Turpin, Michelle J. Mullins T. Baze 3. Tale of a Champion , b . h. 5, by Tale of the Cat, - If Angels Sang, by Seattle Slew, Bred by: Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY) ½ $9,168 N/A Kretz Racing LLC K. Mulhall J. Talamo
TURF PARADISE DERBY, TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $75,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.16 - 2/23/2013 1. Persuasive Paul , dk b/. c. 3, by Olmodavor, - Witch of the Air, by Lure, Bred by: William J. Kearns (FL) 3¾ $44,640 90 Fuller, John D. O’Neill J. Steiner 2. Brokered , ch . c. 3, by Eddington, - Gottah Penny, by Stravinsky, Bred by: Willmott Stables (KY) 2½ $14,400 84 West Point Thoroughbreds C. Dollase S. Stevens 3. Tiz Fitting , dk b/. c. 3, by Tiz Wonderful, - Past Due, by Devil His Due, Bred by: Fran Strolich (KY) ¾ $7,200 80 Lenau, Burnie and Moniz, Herb O. Jauregui C. Santiago Reyes ARIZONA OAKS, TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $35,000, 3 yo, 1 mile, Time: 1:38.95 - 2/23/2013 1. Agent Scully , b . f. 3, by Johannesburg, - Causin a Storm, by Giant’s Causeway, Bred by: Tom Baxter & Elizabeth Baxter (KY) 6¾ $20,832 N/A McFadyen, Jim R. Diodoro N. Smith 2. Le Facteur Wow , ch . f. 3, by Finality, - A Regal Reflection, by Regal Remark, Bred by: Kissane Meadows (BC) nk $6,720 N/A Team West Stable R. Henson S. Stevens 3. Swiss Engagement , gr/ro. f. 3, by Swiss Yodeler, - Milicia, by Black Tie Affair (IRE), Bred by: H & E Ranch (AZ) 1¼ $3,360 N/A McChesney, Thomas C. and Gillette, Sharon O. Martinez, Jr. G. Franco RILLITO PARK HOPEFUL S., RILLITO, Value of Race: $7,300, 3 yo’s & up, 5 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:11.20 - 2/23/2013 1. Two Hawks , ch . g. 4, by Lake George, - Sieze Her, by Regal Groom, Bred by: Judi Barber & Don Barber (CA) 10 $4,088 N/A Whiteman, Norma J. Whiteman C. Williams 2. New Mexico Cordy , b . g. 4, by Aeneas, - Lake Linda, by Salt Lake, Bred by: Richard Snyder & Connie Snyder (NM) 4 $1,314 N/A Dewey, Rhonda G. Yerke D. Aguilar 3. Costaplente , dk b/. g. 4, by Benchmark, - Distinctive Wish, by Distinctive Cat, Bred by: Fleming Thoroughbred Farm LLC (AZ) hd $730 N/A Gamez, Alice F. Gamez D. French MINE THAT BIRD DERBY, SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $120,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:45.32 - 2/23/2013 1. Dry Summer , ch . r. 3, by Any Given Saturday, - Greenstreet, by Street Cry (IRE), Bred by: Richard Shultz (KY) 1½ $72,000 N/A Britt, Sam and House, Michael J. Marr C. Madeira 2. Show Some Magic , ch . c. 3, by Any Given Saturday, - Whirlwind Charlott, by Real Quiet, Bred by: Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY) nk $26,400 N/A Robison, J. Kirk and Judy H. Dominguez M. Hernandez 3. Stormdriver , b . c. 3, by Discreet Cat, - Prom Date, by Take Me
S T A K E S R E S U LT S Out, Bred by: Tigertail Ranch (LA) 2¾ $12,000 N/A Breen, Mark K. Eikleberry R. Eikleberry GRASMICK S., FONNER PARK, Value of Race: $10,150, 3 yo’s & up, 4 furlongs, Time: 46.60 - 2/23/2013 1. Song of Humor , b . g. 5, by Songandaprayer, - Plenty of Silver, by Distorted Humor, Bred by: George Isaacs & Marablue Farm LLC (FL) ½ $6,090 N/A Gaede, Milton M. Gaede J. Ranilla 2. Tribal Dreams , b . g. 4, by Tribal Rule, - Lulu’s Queen, by Numerous, Bred by: Miguel Rubio (CA) ¾ $2,030 N/A Walker, Lori H. Walker J. Olesiak 3. Cozy Bar , b . g. 5, by Salt Lake, - Cozy Susie, by Cozzene, Bred by: H & E Ranch (AZ) 2½ $1,218 N/A King, Elmer D. Frederick K. Lopez DOWNTHEDUSTYROAD BREEDERS’ S., OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: $58,800, 3 yo’s & up, 6 furlongs, Time: 1:13.32 2/23/2013 1. All About Allie , b . m. 5, by Storm and a Half, - Be Good Molly, by Proper Reality, Bred by: Roy Gene Sanders (AR) 2¾ $36,000 N/A Sanders Brothers D. Whited M. Berry 2. Kathleen , dk b/. f. 4, by Proudest Romeo, - Impetuous Molly, by Idabel, Bred by: Sanders Brothers (AR) 1 $12,000 N/A Horton, Willis D. Whited L. Quinonez 3. Hatter Nu Nu , b . m. 5, by Storm and a Half, - Lady Emma, by Mountain Cat, Bred by: Tommy Ives (AR) 1¼ $6,000 N/A Wolfe, Jarett T. Hornsby R. Santana, Jr. RISEN STAR S., Gr.2, FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $400,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.52 - 2/23/2013 1. Ive Struck a Nerve , b . c. 3, by Yankee Gentleman, - Ranaway, by Cryptoclearance, Bred by: Brereton C. Jones (KY) no $240,000 N/A Big Chief Racing, LLC J. Desormeaux J. Graham 2. Code West , dk b/. r. 3, by Lemon Drop Kid, - Charitabledonation, by Saint Ballado, Bred by: Edward P. Evans (VA) ½ $80,000 N/A West, Gary and Mary B. Baffert M. Garcia 3. Palace Malice , b . c. 3, by Curlin, - Palace Rumor, by Royal Anthem, Bred by: W. S. Farish (KY) no $40,000 N/A Dogwood Stable T. Pletcher R. Napravnik RACHEL ALEXANDRA S., Gr.3, FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $200,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:45.38 - 2/23/2013 1. Unlimited Budget , b . f. 3, by Street Sense, - Unlimited Pleasure, by Valid Appeal, Bred by: Ocala Stud (FL) 3¾ $120,000 N/A Repole Stable T. Pletcher R. Napravnik 2. Promise Me More , dk b/. f. 3, by More Than Ready, - Aly’s Vow, by Broken Vow, Bred by: Scott Mallory / Robert Orth (KY) 4 $40,000 N/A Holt Racing LLC, Hawley, Wesley E. and Orth, Robert E. W. Hawley M. Mena 3. Blue Violet , ch . f. 3, by Curlin, - Gasia, by Silver Deputy, Bred by: Susan Knoll (KY) 1½ $20,000 N/A Knoll, Susan J. Jones M. Guidry MINESHAFT H., Gr.3, FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $148,500, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.82 2/23/2013 Chart Margins Earned Owner Trainer Jockey 1. Mark Valeski , b . c. 4, by Proud Citizen, - Pocho’s Dream Girl, by Fortunate Prospect, Bred by: Brereton C. Jones (KY) 1 $90,000 N/A Jones, Brereton J. Jones R. Napravnik 2. Cool Street , b . c. 4, by Street Cry (IRE), - Oonagh Maccool (IRE), by Giant’s Causeway, Bred by: Charles H. Wacker (KY) nk $30,000 N/A Tenth Street Stables, LLC and Padovan, Jason B. Flint J. Jacinto 3. Golden Ticket , dk b/. c. 4, by Speightstown, - Business Plan, by Deputy Minister, Bred by: WinStar Farm LLC (KY) 1¼ $15,000 N/A Magic City Thoroughbred Partners K. McPeek J. Graham FAIR GROUNDS H., Gr.3, FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $145,500, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/8 miles-T, Time: 1:56.06 2/23/2013 1. Optimizer , b . c. 4, by English Channel, - Indy Pick, by A.P. Indy, Bred by: Bluegrass Hall, LLC (KY) 2 $90,000 N/A Calumet Farm D. Lukas J. Court
2. Bim Bam , b . h. 6, by Deputy Wild Cat, - Laurel Light, by Colony Light, Bred by: J D Farms (FL) ¾ $30,000 N/A Hagaman, Chuck and Ella Lou S. Asmussen R. Eramia 3. Two Months Rent , dk b/. g. 4, by Purim, - Sharp Tradition, by Sharpen Up (GB), Bred by: McCann & Associates Inc. & David E. Hager II(KY) ¾ $15,000 N/A AJ Suited Racing Stable J. Toner R. Napravnik BAYOU H., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $72,750, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:45.38 - 2/23/2013 1. Snuggs and Kisses , ch . m. 6, by Soto, - With a Splash, by Baron O’Dublin, Bred by: Hall Family Trust (KY) hd $45,000 N/A Bernard, L. T. Amoss R. Napravnik 2. Daisy Devine , b . m. 5, by Kafwain, - Devil’s Dispute, by Devil’s Bag, Bred by: J. Reiley McDonald (KY) ¾ $15,000 N/A Miller, James A. McKeever J. Graham 3. Ausus , ch . f. 4, by Invasor (ARG), - El Raabi, by Fusaichi Pegasus, Bred by: Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY) 10¾ $7,500 N/A Shadwell Farm, LLC D. Peitz S. Bridgmohan GENTILLY S., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $59,400, 3 yo, 1 mile 70 yards, Time: 1:42.76 - 2/23/2013 1. Sunbean , b . c. 3, by Brahms, - X Strawdnair, by Malagra, Bred by: Brittlyn, Inc. (LA) 4¾ $36,000 N/A Brittlyn Stable, Inc. A. Stall, Jr. C. Hernandez 2. Hopeful Notion , b . g. 3, by Notional, - Hope For, by Rahy, Bred by: Heumann-Suchke Enterprises LLC. (LA) 5¾ $12,000 N/A Autumn Hill Farms Racing Stables, Inc. W. Hawley M. Mena 3. Nubin Ridge , dk b/. g. 3, by Gold Tribute, - So Sorry, by The Prime Minister, Bred by: Neal McFadden & Mary McFadden (LA) 7 $6,000 N/A Lynch, Daniel J. and Scherer, Merrill R. M. Scherer B. Hernandez, Jr. BUENA VISTA H., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $150,750, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile-T, Time: 1:33.50 - 2/18/2013 1. Mizdirection , gr/ro. m. 5, by Mizzen Mast, - Deceptive, by Clever Trick, Bred by: Joseph J. Perrotta (KY) 2¼ $90,000 104 Jungle Racing LLC, Strauss, W., Grohs, J., Beljak, B., KMN Racing LLC et al. M. Puype M. Smith 2. In the Stars (BRZ) , b . m. 5, by Romarin (BRZ), - =Miss Dance, by Dance Bid, Bred by: Beverly Hills Stud (BRZ) 1¼ $30,000 100 Arcangeli, Alessandro R. Mandella G. Stevens 3. Byrama (GB) , b . f. 4, by =Byron (GB), - =Aymara (GB), by =Darshaan (GB), Bred by: Ermyn Lodge Stud Limited (GB) ½ $18,000 98 Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners S. Callaghan V. Espinoza
SAN VICENTE S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $150,250, 3 yo, 7 furlongs, Time: 1:22.48 - 2/17/2013 1. Shakin It Up , dk b/. c. 3, by Midnight Lute, - Silver Bullet Moon, by Vindication, Bred by: Michael E. Pegram (KY) 1 $90,000 N/A Cardoza, Dennis A. and Pegram, Michael E. B. Baffert D. Flores 2. Treasury Bill , ch . c. 3, by Lemon Drop Kid, - Wow Me Free, by Menifee, Bred by: Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson (KY) ¾ $30,000 N/A West, Gary and Mary R. Ellis J. Talamo 3. Caballo Del Cielo , b . c. 3, by Songandaprayer, - Queen Majesty, by Regal Classic, Bred by: Clarkland Farm (KY) ¾ $18,000 N/A Durant, Jerry S. Asmussen C. Nakatani SPRING FEVER S., OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: $60,000, 4 yo’s & up, 5 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:04.62 - 2/17/2013 1. Seeking Ms Shelley , ch . m. 7, by Cactus Ridge, - Seeking Miss Slew, by Slew o’ Gold, Bred by: Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. (OK) ½ $36,000 N/A Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. J. Duhon R. Albarado 2. Lulu Wong , b . f. 4, by Badge of Silver, - Lovely Cool, by Indian Charlie, Bred by: Bret C. Jones (KY) ½ $12,000 N/A Moss, Maggi C. Richard T. Thompson 3. Lady Diva Ga Ga , gr/ro. f. 4, by Exchange Rate, - Boxer Girl, by Two Punch, Bred by: W. Nelson McMakin (KY) 1½ $6,000 N/A McMakin, Nelson and Dolezal, Fred P. Sims J. Court TWO ALTAZANO S., SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, Value of Race: $75,000, 3 yo, 1 mile, Time: 1:40.04 - 2/16/2013 1. Makeshift , ch . f. 3, by Too Much Bling, - Red Cell, by Geri, Bred by: W. S. Farish (TX) 2½ $45,000 81 Farish, W.S. S. Asmussen R. Chapa 2. Tastefullyxcessive , b . f. 3, by Early Flyer, - Hadif Cat, by Hadif, Bred by: Clarence Scharbauer Jr. (TX) 4¼ $15,000 77 Scharbauer, Jr., Clarence W. Calhoun M. Berry 3. Platinum Song , gr/ro. f. 3, by My Golden Song, - Rocket Launch, by Relaunch, Bred by: Clarence Scharbauer Jr. (TX) 3¾ $8,250 70 Brown, Scott D. Pish G. Mora JIM’S ORBIT S., SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, Value of Race: $75,000, 3 yo, 1 mile, Time: 1:39.44 - 2/16/2013 1. Worldventurer , gr/ro. g. 3, by Wimbledon, - Better Than Most, by Elusive Quality, Bred by: Clarence Scharbauer Jr. (TX) 1 $45,000
ALBANY S., GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Value of Race: $50,450, 4 yo’s & up, 6 furlongs, Time: 1:09.18 - 2/18/2013 1. Gallant Son , dk b/. h. 7, by Malabar Gold, - Explicitly, by Exploit, Bred by: Tony Holmes & Highclere (KY) 1¼ $30,450 109 Randall and Rossi LLC F. Lucarelli J. Couton 2. Moonshine Bay , ch . g. 5, by Kela, - Long For, by Langfuhr, Bred by: Raymond Kolar (KY) ¾ $10,000 106 Hollendorfer, Jerry, Kirsner, Marvin, Morrison, Al and Todaro, George J. Hollendorfer J. Hernandez 3. Shrug , b . h. 5, by Medaglia d’Oro, - Babeinthewoods, by Woodman, Bred by: Liberation Farm & Stonewall Farm (KY) 1¾ $6,000 104 Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. C. Gaines D. Carr SOUTHWEST S., Gr.3, OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: $300,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.84 - 2/18/2013 1. Super Ninety Nine , ch . c. 3, by Pulpit, - Exogenetic, by Unbridled’s Song, Bred by: Northwest Farms LLC (KY) 11¼ $180,000 104 Tanma Corporation B. Baffert R. Bejarano 2. Fear the Kitten , b . c. 3, by Kitten’s Joy, - Dynarhythm, by Dynaformer, Bred by: Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey (IL) 2¼ $60,000 87 Irvin, Frank M. Maker R. Napravnik 3. Heaven’s Runway , b . c. 3, by Run Away and Hide, - Heavens Passport, by Awesome Again, Bred by: Dr. K. K. Jayaraman & Dr. V. Devi Jayaraman(KY) 2¼ $30,000 83 Jayaraman, K. K. and Jayaraman, V. Devi J. Martin J. Loveberry SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 55
N/A Melcher, Wesley W. Calhoun M. Berry 2. Meme Jo , b . g. 3, by Too Much Bling, - Honey Gold, by Touch Gold, Bred by: Jeanne Bruce (TX) 1¼ $15,000 N/A End Zone Athletics, Inc. K. Broberg G. Murphy 3. Breathethefire , dk b/. c. 3, by Valid Expectations, - Crimson Socks, by Pentelicus, Bred by: Littlebrother Farm LLC (TX) 1¼ $8,250 N/A Littlebrother Farm LLC S. Asmussen G. Mora EL CAMINO REAL DERBY, Gr.3, GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Value of Race: $200,000, 3 yo, 1 1/8 miles, Time: 1:51.45 - 2/16/2013 1. Dice Flavor , ch . c. 3, by Scat Daddy, - Afleet Summer, by Afleet, Bred by: Paget Bloodstock, Nearctic Bloodstock & Carhue Investments(KY) 3¾ $120,000 N/A Oda Racing Stablae and US Equine P. Gallagher J. Valdivia, Jr. 2. Nina’s Dragon , b . c. 3, by Tizbud, - Just Lookn, by Synastry, Bred by: Dave Currie (CA) ¾ $40,000 N/A Yuhong, Nina Bai and Currie, Dave L. Mason J. Couton 3. Counting Days , dk b/. g. 3, by Mingun, - Cuanto Es, by Exbourne, Bred by: Flaxman Holdings Limited (KY) 2¼ $24,000 N/A Swift Thoroughbreds, Inc. C. Gaines D. Carr
SUN CITY H., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $35,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile-T, Time: 1:37.73 - 2/16/2013 1. E Z Kitty , dk b/. m. 5, by He’s Tops, - Envision the Cat, by Lost Code, Bred by: Jerry D. Woods & Peggy F. Woods (WA) no $21,266 N/A Chambers, Mike, Xitco, John and Agnew, Dan M. Chambers G. Mitchell 2. Smarty B , b . f. 4, by Smarty Jones, - Camas Creek, by Fusaichi Pegasus, Bred by: Bluegrass Farm Partners, S. Smith & Three Chimneys Stallion Fund I, LP(KY) 3¾ $6,860 N/A Santoro, Filippo W., Mathews, William and Fleming, Marvin D. McFarlane V. Baze 3. Street Savy , b . f. 4, by Street Sense, - Home Court, by Storm Cat, Bred by: AGS Thoroughbreds LTD. (KY) no $3,430 N/A Garvey, Charles R. Diodoro S. Stevens
TURF PARADISE H., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $35,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles-T, Time: 1:42.29 - 2/16/2013 1. Why Not Be Perfect , dk b/. h. 6, by Whywhywhy, - Perfect Time, by Matchlite, Bred by: Gerard Ramos (KY) 5¼ $21,700 N/A J. C. Racing Stable J. Metz A. Sanguinetti 2. Major Magic , b . g. 4, by Kitten’s Joy, - Celestial Woods, by Forestry, Bred by: Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey (KY) 3½ SWEET LIFE S., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $81,850, 3 $7,000 N/A Diodoro, Robertino, Hudy, Simon and TG Racing LLC R. Diodoro J. Carreno yo, 6 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:12.25 - 2/16/2013 3. Goldfire , b . g. 5, by Storm Victory, - Stuarda, by Mining, Bred 1. Judy In Disguise (GB) , b . f. 3, by Elusive City, - =Tomorrow’s by: Mr. & Mrs. D. H. Pihl (BC) ½ $3,500 N/A Pihl, David and DelaurWorld (IRE), by Machiavellian, Bred by: Mrs Hugh Maitland-Jones lyn B. Heads R. Hamel (GB) ½ $45,810 N/A Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners S. Callaghan R. Bejarano SUE SINCLAIR TRAVEL S., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: 2. Doinghardtimeagain , dk b/. f. 3, by Ministers Wild Cat, - Silver $7,600, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile, Time: 1:37.55 - 2/16/2013 Hawk Lady, by Conquistador Cielo, Bred by: Tommy Town Thor1. British Columbia , dk b/. g. 8, by E Dubai, - Courtney Lake, by oughbreds, LLC (CA) 1 $19,770 N/A Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Meadowlake, Bred by: Stacy Leppala & Aron Yagoda (KY) ½ $4,618 LLC J. Hollendorfer J. Talamo N/A Thomas, Michael M. Thomas G. Franco 3. Heir Kitty , b . f. 3, by Wildcat Heir, - Be Silver, by Silver Buck, 2. Vision of Roses , dk b/. g. 8, by Catienus, - Heavenly Glory, by Bred by: Pedro Gonzalez & Jorge Herrera (FL) 1¼ $9,162 N/A Honour and Glory, Bred by: Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey Bernsen, David A. and Makin, Paul P. Miller G. Gomez (KY) ¾ $1,490 N/A Greenwood, Dale D. Greenwood J. Reid 3. A Lasting Peace , b . g. 6, by Where’s the Ring, - Millennium SANTA MARIA S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: Dawn, by Slew o’ Gold, Bred by: Ernie Ladiges & Wanda Ladiges $200,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:43.08 (ON) 1½ $745 N/A Dunte, June J. Brown R. Hamel 2/16/2013 1. Great Hot (BRZ) , dk b/. m. 5, by Orientate, - That’s Hot, by SeekPEPPERS PRIDE H., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $85,000, ing the Gold, Bred by: Coudelaria Jessica (BRZ) ½ $120,000 N/A 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile, Time: 1:37.59 - 2/16/2013 Coudelaria Jessica, Inc. A. Avila G. Stevens 1. Hennesey Smash , ch . f. 4, by Roll Hennessy Roll, - Some Smash, 2. Book Review , ch . f. 4, by Giant’s Causeway, - Clever Babe, by Distorted Humor, Bred by: Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc. (KY) 3¾ by Rare Brick, Bred by: Barbara M. Coleman (NM) 1¼ $51,000 N/A Coleman, Barbara T. Fincher A. Juarez, Jr. $40,000 N/A West, Gary and Mary B. Baffert R. Bejarano 3. Lady of Fifty , gr/ro. f. 4, by After Market, - K. D.’s Shady Lady, by 2. Rose’s Desert , dk b/. m. 5, by Desert God, - Miss Glen Rose, by Maria’s Mon, Bred by: Cloverleaf Farms II, Inc. (KY) ½ $24,000 N/A Peaks and Valleys, Bred by: Joe Peacock (NM) 1¼ $18,700 N/A Peacock, Joe T. Fincher C. Lambert Hollendorfer, Jerry and Todaro, George J. Hollendorfer J. Talamo 3. Iplaytricks , dk b/. m. 5, by Desert God, - I Like Tricks, by Tricky Fun, Bred by: Joe Allen (NM) 4¼ $8,500 N/A Stinson, Michael J. PHOENIX GOLD CUP H., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: Marr K. Tohill $75,000, 4 yo’s & up, 6 furlongs, Time: 1:08.35 - 2/16/2013 1. L. A. Weekend , b . g. 5, by Tribal Rule, - Storybook Fair, by SARAH LANE’S OATES S., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: Avenue of Flags, Bred by: Dennis Johnston (CA) $58,800, 3 yo, 1 mile 70 yards, Time: 1:45.34 - 2/16/2013 1 $45,105 N/A Wiest, Rick R. Diodoro G. Franco 2. Absolutely Cool , ch . g. 6, by Absolute Harmony, - Coup de Fou- 1. Ante Up Annie , dk b/. f. 3, by Majestic Warrior, - Always Annie’s, dre, by Basket Weave, Bred by: Karl Charles Krieg (WA) 4½ $14,550 by Regal Intention, Bred by: Clear Creek Stud LLC (LA) ½ $36,000 N/A Valene Farms D. Stewart B. Hernandez, Jr. N/A Krieg, Karl V. Lund D. Vergara 3. Memo to Mya , dk b/. g. 5, by Cobra King, - Memo Bay, by Memo 2. Mucho Mans Gold , dk b/. f. 3, by Gottcha Gold, - Ponche de Leona, by Ponche, Bred by: Shelley Huber (LA) 4¾ $12,000 N/A (CHI), Bred by: Mr. & Mrs. James A. Garrett (ID) 2½ $7,275 N/A Rio, Carole A. and Barton, Margaret W. Calhoun R. Napravnik Garrett, Jim R. Hazel N. Smith
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3. Dreamglider , ch . f. 3, by Honor Glide, - Nurse Dyna, by Warfield, Bred by: Sandra Duke (LA) 2¾ $6,000 N/A Duke, Sandra S. Duke L. Goncalves MARDI GRAS H., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $72,750, 4 yo’s & up, 6 furlongs, Time: 1:11.12 - 2/12/2013 1. Good Deed , b . f. 4, by Broken Vow, - Hidden Assets, by Mt. Livermore, Bred by: Bert Klein, Elaine Klein & Richard Klein (KY) 1 $45,000 99 Klein, Richard, Bertram and Elaine S. Margolis S. Bridgmohan 2. Beat the Blues , b . m. 6, by Great Pyramid (IRE), - Imtheblues, by Pentelicus, Bred by: Edward Pendray, B. K. Pendray, William F. Murphy & Annabel Murphy(FL) hd $15,000 97 Martin Racing Stable LLC, Morgan, Dan and Deb W. Calhoun M. Mena 3. Ire , b . f. 4, by Political Force, - Clash, by Arch, Bred by: Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider (KY) 2 $7,500 97 Dilschneider, Adele B. and Claiborne Farm A. Stall, Jr. R. Napravnik WISHING WELL S., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $86,500, 4 yo’s & up, 6 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:12.25 2/10/2013 1. Purim’s Dancer , dk b/. f. 4, by Purim, - Zip City Dancer, by City Zip, Bred by: Loch Lea Farm, Inc. (KY) 3¼ $48,300 N/A Donnelly, Doug, Johnsen, Corey, Kohn, Lenny and McLean, Gene T. Proctor G. Stevens 2. Dancingtothestars , dk b/. m. 5, by Good Journey, - A Lil Excess, by In Excess (IRE), Bred by: Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc (CA) 1¼ $20,600 N/A Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds D. O’Neill E. Maldonado 3. Byrama (GB) , b . f. 4, by =Byron (GB), - =Aymara (GB), by =Darshaan (GB), Bred by: Ermyn Lodge Stud Limited (GB) ¾ $9,660 N/A Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners S. Callaghan R. Bejarano STARTER S., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $12,200, 4 yo’s & up, 6 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:14.25 - 2/10/2013 1. Espresso Springs , b . g. 6, by Rocky Bar, - Cappuccino Springs, by Afternoon Deelites, Bred by: Robert H. McKee & Mary Ellen McKee (AZ) 6¼ $7,488 N/A Gowdy, Geri and Wise, Rick R. Wise S. Stevens 2. Heir Joe , b . h. 6, by Wildcat Heir, - Shear Attitude, by Clever Trick, Bred by: Valerie B Dailey (FL) 1½ $2,416 N/A Seven Arms Stable D. Van Winkle D. Vergara 3. Tapadero , ch . g. 7, by Pleasantly Perfect, - Reciclada (CHI), by Rictorious, Bred by: Diamond A Racing Corporation (KY) 1 $1,208 N/A Jensen, Bill J. Toye W. Dieguez CURRIBOT S., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $50,000, 3 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:42.84 - 2/10/2013 1. Red Lead , ch . g. 7, by Red Bullet, - Upside, by Unaccounted For, Bred by: Adena Springs (FL) 1¼ $30,000 N/A Davis, Joey C. Hartman E. Gomez 2. Hurricane Lake , dk b/. g. 5, by Friends Lake, - Hurricane Rose, by Distinctive Cat, Bred by: Meritage LLC & Victor Flores (KY) ½ $11,000 N/A Garvey, Charles and TG Racing LLC R. Diodoro A. Juarez, Jr. 3. Global Stage , dk b/. g. 6, by Globalize, - Stage a Riot, by Gold Stage, Bred by: Ellen Jackson & Margaret Sherr (CA) 1¼ $5,000 N/A Wolochuk, David and Montoya, Patrick Dale D. Wolochuk K. Tohill SAN MARCOS S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race:
S T A K E S R E S U LT S $151,750, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/4 miles-T, Time: 1:59.17 2/9/2013 1. Slim Shadey (GB) , dk b/. g. 5, by Val Royal (FR), - Vino Veritas, by Chief’s Crown, Bred by: P. M. Cunningham (GB) 1 $90,000 N/A Cunningham, Phil S. Callaghan G. Stevens 2. Interaction (ARG) , b . h. 7, by Easing Along, - =Inter Rails (ARG), by Ride the Rails, Bred by: Haras Futuro S. R. L. (ARG) 2¼ $30,000 N/A Pozo de Luna, Inc. R. McAnally J. Talamo 3. All Squared Away , dk b/. g. 4, by Bellamy Road, - Squared, by Posse, Bred by: Gracefield Breeders (KY) ¾ $18,000 N/A Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable, Wire To Wire Stable, Inc. et al. P. Miller G. Gomez CALIFORNIA OAKS, GOLDEN GATE FIELDS, Value of Race: $53,550, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:45.40 - 2/9/2013 1. Redressthebalance (IRE) , b . f. 3, by =Ramonti (FR), - Lady Naomi, by Distant View, Bred by: Kevin Walsh (IRE) ½ $30,550 N/A Rutherford Group, Ltd., Meredith, Joel and Pegum, Richard D. O’Neill C. Santiago Reyes 2. Marks Mine , b . f. 3, by Benchmark, - Ermine Fever, by Capote, Bred by: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams (CA) no $13,000 N/A Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. S. Specht A. Cedillo 3. Sweet Tess , b . f. 3, by Afleet Alex, - Eye Catching, by Alydar, Bred by: Rutledge Farm (KY) hd $6,000 N/A DeNike, Theresa and Edward K. Nations R. Baze
and Schiappa, B. B. Baffert M. Smith 2. Clubhouse Ride , ch . h. 5, by Candy Ride (ARG), - Seeking Results, by Seeking the Gold, Bred by: Mr. & Mrs. Sidney H. Craig & Jenny Craig (KY) 13¾ $40,000 108 Six-S Racing Stable and Petralia, Nikolas C. Lewis A. Gryder 3. Make Music for Me , b . h. 6, by Bernstein, - Miss Cheers, by Carson City, Bred by: Richard Shultz (KY) 2¼ $24,000 88 Johnson, Ellen and Peter O. A. Barba M. Garcia SUPER BOWL PARTY STARTER H., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $42,250, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile-T, Time: 1:34.20 2/3/2013 1. McAllister Boys , b . g. 4, by War Chant, - Miss Cassia (GB), by =Compton Place (GB), Bred by: Don Van Racing Inc. (KY) hd $24,600 100 Altamira Racing Stable, Childers, M., Miller, A. and STD Racing Stable P. Miller G. Gomez 2. Second City , dk b/. g. 4, by Distorted Humor, - Sis City, by Slew City Slew, Bred by: Darley (KY) ¾ $8,200 100 Reddam Racing LLC B. Cecil M. Gutierrez 3. Green Secret , gr/ro. g. 9, by Unbridled’s Song, - Green Lady (IRE), by Green Desert, Bred by: Gainsborough Farm LLC (KY) nk $4,920 99 Breen, Mark J. Cassidy M. Smith
SUPER BOWL PARTY STARTER H., SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $42,250, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile-T, Time: 1:33.62 2/3/2013 EL DIARIO S., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $50,000, 3 yo’s 1. Bright Thought , dk b/. c. 4, by Hat Trick (JPN), - Smart Thought, & up, 6 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:17.68 - 2/9/2013 by Smart Strike, Bred by: Postum Farm & Venneri Racing, Inc. 1. Sudden Ghost , b . f. 4, by Ghostzapper, - Too Late Now, by Raj (KY) 2¼ $24,600 106 Dye and Venneri Racing, Inc. J. Gutierrez R. Waki, Bred by: Coteau Grove Farms (KY) ¾ $30,000 N/A Eaton, Bejarano Donna C. Telford N. Summers 2. Tale of a Champion , b . h. 5, by Tale of the Cat, - If Angels Sang, 2. Pyrite On My Mind , dk b/. m. 6, by Seattle Fitz (ARG), - Frame by Seattle Slew, Bred by: Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY) ½ of Mind, by Green Dancer, Bred by: Dr. D. W. Frazier (FL) 1¾ $8,200 102 Kretz Racing LLC K. Mulhall G. Stevens $11,000 N/A Butcher, Gary G. Cross K. Tohill 3. Deacon Speakin’ , dk b/. g. 7, by Timber Legend, - Hail the 3. Patty’s Pulpit , ch . f. 4, by Lucky Pulpit, - Sky of Diamonds, Minister, by Mane Minister, Bred by: Paul A. Hagemann (WA) ¾ by Banker’s Gold, Bred by: Bruce Chandler (CA) 5¼ $5,000 N/A $4,920 101 Hagemann, Paul M. Pender G. Gomez Robison, J. Kirk and Judy and Solitaire Stable H. Dominguez A. Medellin BUCHAREST S., SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK, Value of Race: $50,000, 4 yo’s & up, 5 furlongs-T, Time: 57.33 - 2/2/2013 MARTHA WASHINGTON S., OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: 1. Solar Charge , b . g. 6, by Authenticate, - Another Sunlit, by $75,000, 3 yo, 1 mile, Time: 1:39.51 - 2/9/2013 Orbit Dancer, Bred by: Carolyn R. Barnett (TX) 1. Sister Ginger , b . f. 3, by Student Council, - Letters in Silver, by ¾ $30,000 102 H and H Ranch D. Pish R. Chapa Silver Hawk, Bred by: Millennium Farms & Little Brother Farm (KY) 2. Cowgirl N Up , gr/ro. f. 4, by My Golden Song, - Pure Mischief, 2¾ $45,000 N/A Millennium Farms and Littlebrother Farm LLC S. by Wayne’s Crane, Bred by: Diamond D Ranch (TX) nk $10,000 100 Asmussen R. Santana, Jr. Dodwell, Caroline C. Dodwell L. Taylor 2. Rose to Gold , ch . f. 3, by Friends Lake, - Saucy, by Tabasco Cat, 3. Ishararuler , b . g. 4, by Ish Ar, - Heavenly Rules, by Moses Bred by: Joe Mulholland Sr., Joe Mulholland Jr., John Mulholland Tablet, Bred by: P & D Racing (TX) 2¼ $5,500 100 P and D Racing & Karen Mulholland(KY) 3¼ $15,000 N/A Amaya, Kathleen and Stable M. Davidson G. Mora Centofanti, Raffaele S. Santoro J. Leyva 3. Broken Spell , ch . f. 3, by Broken Vow, - Rich Find, by Exploit, STRUB S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: Bred by: Shadowfax Stable (KY) ½ $7,500 N/A Calumet Farm D. $200,250, 4 yo, 1 1/8 miles, Time: 1:48.97 - 2/2/2013 Lukas J. Court 1. Guilt Trip , b . c. 4, by Pulpit, - Mysterieuse Etoile, by Quiet American, Bred by: Winsong Farm (KY) 1½ $120,000 N/A West, SOUTH MISSISSIPPI OWNERS AND BREEDERS S., FAIR Gary and Mary B. Baffert J. Talamo GROUNDS, Value of Race: $41,000, 3 yo, 6 furlongs, Time: 2. Stephanoatsee , dk b/. r. 4, by A.P. Indy, - Oatsee, by Unbridled, 1:12.02 - 2/8/2013 Bred by: My Meadowview LLC (KY) ¾ $40,000 N/A My Mead1. Valentine Eddie , b . c. 3, by Valid Expectations, - Lark’s Impres- owview Farm H. Motion J. Leparoux sion, by Above Normal, Bred by: Millennium Farms at Moon Lake 3. Fed Biz , b . c. 4, by Giant’s Causeway, - Spunoutacontrol, by (LA) 1¼ $24,600 N/A Alonzo, Howard H. Alonzo J. Riquelme Wild Again, Bred by: Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY) no $24,000 N/A 2. Edolie , ch . f. 3, by Eddington, - Waverly Bell, by Idabel, Bred by: Kaleem Shah, Inc. B. Baffert M. Smith William T. Reed (KY) 2¼ $8,200 N/A Reed, William W. Calhoun B. Hernandez, Jr. ROBERT B. LEWIS S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value 3. Always Broke , dk b/. g. 3, by Private Vow, - Peachez’n’kreme, by of Race: $196,000, 3 yo, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:42.95 Golden Missile, Bred by: Popatop, LLC (LA) no $4,510 N/A Pop-A- 2/2/2013 Top LLC T. Amoss R. Napravnik 1. Flashback , gr/ro. c. 3, by Tapit, - Rhumb Line, by Mr. Greeley, Bred by: William G. Andrade MD & Michael E. Hernon(KY) 6¼ SAN ANTONIO S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $120,000 N/A West, Gary and Mary B. Baffert J. Leparoux $196,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/8 miles, Time: 1:47.53 - 2/3/2013 2. Den’s Legacy , b . c. 3, by Medaglia d’Oro, - Sunshine Song, by 1. Game On Dude , dk b/. g. 6, by Awesome Again, - Worldly Plea- War Chant, Bred by: Gaye Swartz (FL) ½ $40,000 N/A Westrock sure, by Devil His Due, Bred by: Adena Springs (KY) 6½ $120,000 Stables LLC B. Baffert G. Gomez 118 Diamond Pride LLC, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable LLC 3. He’s Had Enough , gr/ro. c. 3, by Tapit, - Amelia, by Dixieland
Band, Bred by: Alexander Groves Matz, LLC (KY) 5½ $24,000 N/A Reddam Racing LLC D. O’Neill M. Gutierrez ARCADIA S., Gr.2, SANTA ANITA PARK, Value of Race: $152,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 mile-T, Time: 1:32.73 - 2/2/2013 1. Suggestive Boy (ARG) , b . h. 5, by Easing Along, - Suffrage, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), Bred by: Haras Futuro SRL (ARG) 2½ $90,000 107 Pozo de Luna, Inc. R. McAnally J. Talamo 2. Wilkinson , dk b/. h. 5, by Lemon Drop Kid, - Tasha’s Delight, by Afternoon Deelites, Bred by: Gaillardia LLC (KY) ½ $30,000 102 Gaylord, II, Edward J. Mullins M. Pedroza 3. Silentio , dk b/. c. 4, by Silent Name (JPN), - Listen A. P., by A.P. Indy, Bred by: Wertheimer et Frere (KY) no $18,000 102 Wertheimer and Frere G. Mandella R. Bejarano GLENDALE H., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $35,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles-T, Time: 1:45.15 - 2/2/2013 1. Smarty B , b . f. 4, by Smarty Jones, - Camas Creek, by Fusaichi Pegasus, Bred by: Bluegrass Farm Partners, S. Smith & Three Chimneys Stallion Fund I, LP(KY) no $21,483 N/A Santoro, Filippo W., Mathews, William and Fleming, Marvin D. McFarlane V. Baze 2. Racing for Gold , b . f. 4, by Finality, - Drop of Gold, by Stephanotis, Bred by: Mr. & Mrs. E. M. Dittloff & K. Dittloff (BC) ¾ $6,930 N/A Hall, Philip P. Hall R. Hamel 3. E Z Kitty , dk b/. m. 5, by He’s Tops, - Envision the Cat, by Lost Code, Bred by: Jerry D. Woods & Peggy F. Woods (WA) ¾ $3,465 N/A Chambers, Mike, Xitco, John and Agnew, Dan M. Chambers S. Stevens ESSEX H., OAKLAWN PARK, Value of Race: $98,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.71 - 2/2/2013 1. Donoharm , b . g. 4, by Lemon Drop Kid, - Tasso Run, by Cherokee Run, Bred by: Double Eagle Ranch (KY) ¾ $60,000 N/A Sanders, Wayne and Hirsch, Larry W. Calhoun M. Berry 2. San Pablo , dk b/. h. 5, by Jump Start, - Hunt’s Corner, by Silver Ghost, Bred by: Dan Bearden (KY) ½ $20,000 N/A Burning Sands Stable LLC T. Pletcher C. DeCarlo 3. Win Willy , gr/ro. h. 7, by Monarchos, - City Fair, by Carson City, Bred by: Overbrook Farm (KY) 1¼ $10,000 N/A Jer-Mar Stable LLC M. Robertson S. Martinez LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT STARLET S., DELTA DOWNS, Value of Race: $125,000, 3 yo, 7 furlongs, Time: 1:25.52 2/2/2013 1. Guadalupe High , ch . f. 3, by Cuvee, - Fighting Zone, by Wild Zone, Bred by: Janeen Oliver (LA) 6¼ $75,000 N/A Werner, Ronny W., Broth, Rick, Burnett, Helen and Posey, Kenneth R. Werner G. Melancon 2. Sittin At the Bar , b . f. 3, by Into Mischief, - Fast Laner, by Mutakddim, Bred by: Spendthrift Farm LLC (LA) 1 $22,500 N/A Ladner, P. B. Brinkman M. Guidry 3. Tensas Harbor , b . f. 3, by Private Vow, - Harbor Princess, by Boston Harbor, Bred by: Curt Leake (LA) 1½ $12,500 N/A Cantrell Family Partnership J. Desormeaux K. Clark BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS S., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $74,250, 3 yo, 5 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:04.86 - 2/2/2013 1. Cor Cor , b . f. 3, by Smoke Glacken, - Babe’s Flair, by Capote, Bred by: A. Francis Vanlangendonck & Barbara Vanlangendonck(FL) 4¼ $45,000 N/A Ballou, Steve and Waldron, Harriet J. Scott R. Napravnik 2. Gator Zone , b . f. 3, by Sharp Humor, - May Gator, by Green Alligator, Bred by: Bert Klein, Richard Klein & Elaine Klein (KY) 1½ $15,000 N/A Klein, Richard, Bertram and Elaine S. Margolis S. Bridgmohan 3. My Princess Dawn , b . f. 3, by Master Command, - Princess Grand, by Grand Slam, Bred by: Kona Stables (KY) 1½ $7,500 N/A Feel The Thunder Stable and Unter, Scott M. Stidham J. Graham LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT GENTLEMEN STARTER S., DELTA SureBet RacingNews.com • March 2013 • Vol. 7 No. 3 57
DOWNS, Value of Race: $70,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:43.53 - 2/2/2013 1. Hit the Road Lee , dk b/. h. 6, by Leestown, - Piano Road, by Fappiano Road, Bred by: Paul Pruett (LA) 8¼ $42,000 N/A Hardy, Christine K. Bourgeois J. Patin, Jr. 2. Silent Pipe , dk b/. g. 7, by Kimberlite Pipe, - Silent Witness, by Yukon, Bred by: Brehon Farm (LA) hd $14,000 N/A Scherer, Merrill R. and Lynch, Dan M. Scherer J. Jacinto 3. Candiano , gr/ro. g. 7, by Sefapiano, - Grey Gables, by Candy Stripes, Bred by: Adam Jannik (LA) 5 $7,000 N/A Trotter, Greta and Logan A. Stall, Jr. M. Guidry LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT BON TEMPS STARTER S., DELTA DOWNS, Value of Race: $55,000, 4 yo’s & up, 5 furlongs, Time: 58.03 - 2/2/2013 1. Dolly Bonz , dk b/. m. 6, by Wire Me Collect, - Lady Premier, by Premiership, Bred by: Stan Bond (LA) 1¾ $33,000 N/A Owens, Terry K. Broberg J. Patin, Jr. 2. Patter Flatter , ch . m. 5, by Flatter, - Manners Plus, by Talinum, Bred by: Pete Barta (LA) ¾ $11,000 N/A Strike Price Stable LLC E. Heitzmann R. Eramia
3. Secret Pal , b . f. 4, by Lunarpal, - Full of Secrets, by Montbrook, Bred by: Heiligbrodt Racing Stable (LA) 4 $5,500 N/A Granger, Nathan, Collins, Troy, Thompson, Tommy and St. Martin, Chris A. Landry T. Hebert BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS S., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $74,250, 3 yo, 5 1/2 furlongs-T, Time: 1:04.86 - 2/2/2013 1. Cor Cor , b . f. 3, by Smoke Glacken, - Babe’s Flair, by Capote, Bred by: A. Francis Vanlangendonck & Barbara Vanlangendonck(FL) 4¼ $45,000 N/A Ballou, Steve and Waldron, Harriet J. Scott R. Napravnik 2. Gator Zone , b . f. 3, by Sharp Humor, - May Gator, by Green Alligator, Bred by: Bert Klein, Richard Klein & Elaine Klein (KY) 1½ $15,000 N/A Klein, Richard, Bertram and Elaine S. Margolis S. Bridgmohan 3. My Princess Dawn , b . f. 3, by Master Command, - Princess Grand, by Grand Slam, Bred by: Kona Stables (KY) 1½ $7,500 N/A Feel The Thunder Stable and Unter, Scott M. Stidham J. Graham TIFFANY LASS S., FAIR GROUNDS, Value of Race: $94,000, 4 yo’s & up, 1 1/16 miles, Time: 1:44.68 - 2/2/2013
1. Believe You Can , dk b/. f. 4, by Proud Citizen, - El Fasto, by El Prado (IRE), Bred by: Brereton C. Jones (KY) 10¼ $60,000 N/A Jones, Brereton J. Jones R. Napravnik 2. Imposing Grace , dk b/. f. 4, by Empire Maker, - Chao Praya, by Gold Legend, Bred by: Briland Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Mitchell(KY) 2¾ $20,000 N/A Coffeepot Stables W. Catalano J. Graham 3. Myriad , ch . f. 4, by Ghostzapper, - Christy Love, by Unbridled, Bred by: Centaur Farms, Inc. (KY) ½ $10,000 N/A Scherer, Merrill R. and Lynch, Dan M. Scherer S. Bridgmohan SWIFT S., TURF PARADISE, Value of Race: $35,000, 4 yo’s & up, 5 1/2 furlongs, Time: 1:02.08 - 2/1/2013 1. Streakin’ Mohican , ch . g. 6, by Songandaprayer, - Teak Totem, by Northern Afleet, Bred by: Brylynn Farm, Inc. (FL) 1½ $21,266 112 Rosette Racing LLC B. Brashears W. Dieguez 2. Atta Boy Roy , b . r. 8, by Tribunal, - Irish Toast, by Synastry, Bred by: Patricia J. Murphy & Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst(WA) 2¾ $6,860 108 R.E.V. Racing V. Lund D. Vergara 3. Absolutely Cool , ch . g. 6, by Absolute Harmony, - Coup de Foudre, by Basket Weave, Bred by: Karl Charles Krieg (WA) 2¼ $3,430 102 Krieg, Karl V. Lund G. Franco
QUARTER HORSE | 3-1-2013 LOS ALAMINTOS MAIDEN S., LOS ALAMITOS, Value of Race: $125,000, 3 yo, 350 yards, Time: 17.438 - 2/24/2013 1. Required Fire-QH , sor . f. 3, by Walk Thru Fire-QH, - No Tools Required-QH, by Jody O Toole-QH, Bred by: Mike Abraham (NM) no $52,500 106 Abraham, Mike J. Flores C. Mendez 2. Revv Me Up-QH , sor . f. 3, by Stel Corona-QH, - Revv It Up-QH, by First Down Dash-QH, Bred by: Paul C Jones & Keilani Farms (CA) nk $21,250 105 Sperry, Cina J. and John C. P. Jones R. Sanchez 3. Nellie Delaney-QH , br . f. 3, by Fdd Dynasty-QH, - Fleeting Touch-QH, by Tres Seis-QH, Bred by: J Garvan Kelly/Nancy Yearsley (OK) ¾ $15,000 104 Kelly, J. Garvan and Yearsley, Nancy A. Pulido F. Rubio LOS ALAMITOS WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP S., Gr.1, LOS ALAMITOS, Value of Race: $167,874, 4 yo’s & up, 400 yards, Time: 19.636 - 2/17/2013 1. Rylees Boy-QH , b . g. 8, by Heza Motor Scooter-QH, - PipistrelleQH, by Rocky Jones-QH, Bred by: Gary D Nesbitt (AZ) ½ $71,946 104 Rodriguez, Lorena P. Jones R. Sanchez 2. Bills Last-QH , sor . g. 4, by Shazoom-QH, - Crystalinas-QH, by *Beduino, Bred by: Jerry Windham (TX) ½ $29,121 101 Blanchard, Paul P. Jones C. DeAlba 3. Hez Our Secret-QH , gr . c. 4, by First Down Dash-QH, - Secret Separation-QH, by Separatist-QH, Bred by: Vessels Stallion Farm Llc (CA) nk $20,556 99 Trotter, Johnny T. Wood R. Ramirez
$17,850 N/A Crowson Racing V. Rodriguez-Flores E. Ramirez 3. Es Dove-QH , sor . g. 3, by Jesse James Jr-QH, - Smart Alibi LadyQH, by Zevi, Bred by: Emmitt B Burelsmith (NM) ½ $8,500 N/A Burelsmith, Shirley E. Burelsmith, Jr. L. Gamez LOS ALAMITOS WINTER DERBY, Gr.1, LOS ALAMITOS, Value of Race: $231,650, 3 yo, 400 yards, Time: 19.587 - 2/16/2013 1. Remembering Spence-QH , b . g. 3, by Tr Dasher-QH, - Sables Bono-QH, by Bono Jazz-QH, Bred by: Edward C Allred (CA) no $97,293 N/A Guzman, Francisco A. Pulido F. Rubio 2. Perrys Affair-QH , b . g. 3, by Mr Jess Perry-QH, - First Down Affair-QH, by First Down Dash-QH, Bred by: Vessels Stallion Farm Llc (CA) ½ $39,380 N/A Williams, Robert A. Pulido E. Nicasio 3. Creole Williams-QH , sor . g. 3, by Jess Louisiana Blue-QH, - Picture Perfect Tee-QH, by Power Train-QH, Bred by: Raymond R Loup (LA) nk $27,798 N/A Double Bar S Ranch LLC P. Jones C. DeAlba
LOUISIANA DOWNS MAIDEN S., LOUISIANA DOWNS, Value of Race: $45,944, 3, 4, & 5 yo’s, 350 yards, Time: 17.725 2/9/2013 1. Un D Niable-QH , ch . g. 3, by Jet Black Patriot-QH, - Real Or Imagined-QH, by Dash for Cash-QH, Bred by: Daniel R Trahan (LA) nk $20,675 N/A Flores, Abel and Lozano, Carlos K. Roberts, Sr. J. Hamilton 2. Jet Black Delta-QH , sor . f. 3, by Jet Black Patriot-QH, - Prissys Delta-QH, by Deltas First Dash-QH, Bred by: Debbie A Smith (LA) 1 NMHBA QUARTER HORSE S., SUNLAND PARK, Value of Race: $7,811 N/A Guedry, Donald W. Simien, Jr. S. Ramirez, Jr. $85,000, 3 yo, 400 yards, Time: 19.267 - 2/17/2013 3. Cosino Winner-QH , sor . g. 3, by Cosino-QH, - Winners Never 1. Sandys Jesse-QH , sor . f. 3, by Jesse James Jr-QH, - Sandys Quit, by Bag, Bred by: Kirt B Chaisson (LA) nk $4,594 N/A Dewitt, Fame-QH, by Dash Ta Fame-QH, Bred by: Mj Farms (NM) ½ $51,000 Geral A. Arey J. Chavis N/A Lee, Chin A. Orozco T. Thedford 2. One Blazin Kimbo-QH , sor . g. 3, by Chicks a Blazin-QH, - Kimbo MAGNOLIA S., LOUISIANA DOWNS, Value of Race: $35,000, 3 With Class-QH, by Splash Bac-QH, Bred by: Mike Abraham (NM) no yo’s & up, 870 yards, Time: 45.944 - 2/9/2013
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1. Worlds On High-QH , br . g. 7, by Game Patriot-QH, - Sissyisonahigh-QH, by On a High-QH, Bred by: Don L Ming (LA) hd $21,000 N/A Locklear, Kris V. Haywood A. Lujan 2. Mr Fallen Angel-QH , b . g. 4, by Oak Tree Special-QH, - Angels Quick Dash-QH, by Royal Quick Dash-QH, Bred by: Mark Saenz (LA) 1 $7,000 N/A Hebert, Kellie R. Hebert A. Alberto 3. Slinkys Fortune-QH , sor . g. 9, by Dashs Slinky-QH, - Chasing a Fortune-QH, by Six Fortunes-QH, Bred by: Ronald Gilmer (LA) 2¾ $3,850 N/A Padgett, Henry H. Padgett G. Ortiz SWIFT S., LOUISIANA DOWNS, Value of Race: $15,000, 4 yo’s & up, 350 yards, Time: 17.531 - 2/2/2013 1. Sparrow Contender-QH , sor . c. 4, by Contend-QH, - Taint Special-QH, by Streakin Six-QH, Bred by: Irma I Trevino (TX) no $9,000 N/A Soliz, Jr., Israel F. Huitron M. Rubalcava 2. Dash for Cache-QH , b . c. 4, by Hiclass La Jolla-QH, - Stolis Wild Fling-QH, by Stoli-QH, Bred by: Kay Fleetwood (TX) ¾ $3,000 N/A Garza, Jose J. Vacca D. Alvarez 3. Taylors Toastin Papa-QH , sor . h. 6, by Toast to Dash-QH, - Tacha La Jolla-QH, by Streakin La Jolla-QH, Bred by: Taylor Vanbebber (LA) ½ $1,650 N/A Libersat, Gerald K. Broussard D. Watson PARTY GIRL S., LOUISIANA DOWNS, Value of Race: $35,000, 4 yo’s & up, 350 yards, Time: 17.701 - 2/2/2013 1. La Mos Chingono-QH , sor . m. 6, by Heza Fast Dash-QH, - Rita Regent-QH, by Gold Regent, Bred by: Robicheaux Ranch Inc (LA) nk $21,000 N/A Rohne, Oscar K. Roberts, Sr. J. Hamilton 2. Time of Love-QH , sor . f. 4, by Bigtime Favorite-QH, - Shesa Hot Memory-QH, by Leaving Memories-QH, Bred by: Jorge Meraz (LA) nk $7,000 N/A Meraz, Jorge B. Martinez D. Alvarez 3. Jessalittlecourage-QH , sor . f. 4, by Jess Louisiana Blue-QH, Faith and Courage-QH, by Stoli-QH, Bred by: J E Jumonville Jr (LA) nk $3,850 N/A Landreneau, Joseph K. Smith J. Chavis
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