Monthly Archives: November 2010

TWO VA-BREDS WIN GRADED STAKES

This wasn’t the first time an Edward P. Evans’ runner and Victor’s Cry have teamed up to win graded stakes. On Memorial Day, Evans’ Quality Road won the Grade 1 Metropolitan and a few hours later Victor’s Cry won the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile.

On Saturday, Evans’ homebred Dixie City captured the $120,000 Demoiselle Stake Gr. 2 at Aqueduct and Victor’s Cry returned the winner’s circle a few hours later after winning the $250,000 Citation Handicap Gr. 2… Continue reading

MARYLAND COMMISSION REJECTS 2011 RACE DATES

by John Scheinman for the Thoroughbred Times

The Maryland Racing Commission on Monday rejected plans by the owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course to run a sharply curtailed schedule of live racing in the state in 2011.

By unanimous vote of 8-0, the commission rejected a proposal by MI Developments and Penn National Gaming, partners in operating the Maryland Jockey Club, to run 17 live racing days at Laurel in January and then 30 more live days at… Continue reading

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Autumn Affair (f, 3yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) – Gold Leaf by Slew O’ Gold. B – Holly Ridge Farm, LLC. Charles Town, 11/26/2010, alwc, $16,200, 7 f, 1:29.35.

Dixie City (f, 2yo), Dixie Union – City Sister by Carson City. B – Edward P Evans. Aqueduct, 11/27/2010, gr 2 stk, $120,000, 9 f, 1:52.84.

Europa (f, 2yo), No Armistice – Runaway Jeanne by Runaway Groom. B – Albert P Coppola. Penn National, 11/26/2010, mdn clmg, $8,400, 6 f, 1:16.05.… Continue reading

SECRETARIAT AT THE BOX OFFICE

Big Red slid down the movie ladder from 11th to 17th in the weekend Box Office Derby with a gross of just $647,172. The Disney films overall take is now up to $57,547,263.

The newest Harry Potter continues to wire the field with a total box office of over $219 million in just two weeks.

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Longshot Jersey Town outfought Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes Gr.1)winner Haynesfield in the final furlong for a 34.75-to-1 upset victory in the $250,000 Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile Handicap Gr.1 on Saturday at Aqueduct.  Jersey Town is trained by Barclay Tagg. (NYRA Photo via Flickr)
To Honor and Serve and John Velazques capturesThe Remsen Gr. 2 at Aqueduct on November 27, 2010. (NYRA Photo via Flickr)Spacy Tracy and Jeremy Rose continued their upward ascent with a come-from-behind victory… Continue reading

SECRETARIAT AT THE BOX OFFICE

Big Red remained mired in 11th place this weekend in the Box Office Derby with a gross of $979,909. The receipts up the Disney films overall take to $56,378,503.

The newest Harry Potter movie wired the field with a weekend box office of over $125 million.

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Buster’s Ready (f, 2yo), More Than Ready – Beatem Buster by Honour And Glory. B – Edward P Evans. Aqueduct, 11/18/2010, mdn clmg, $20,160, 8 f, 1:38.97.

E Z Daisy (f, 5yo), Fred Astaire – Wild Magnolia by Apalachee. B – Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. Charles Town, 11/20/2010, mdn clmg, $7,800, 7 f, 1:31.56.

First Colony (f, 4yo), Proud Citizen – Anagalia by Cherokee Colony. B – Audley Farm, Inc. Charles Town, 11/20/2010, clmg, $6,600, 7 f, 1:30.64.

High Stakes… Continue reading

FUNDRAISER FOR JAKE CHALFIN

“Chasin’ for Chalfin” has been established to aid steeplechase rider Jake Chalfin, who was severely injured when he fell at the Blue Ridge Fall Races in Berryville, Va., on Sept. 18. Chalfin is paralyzed from the chest down and is facing significant long-term expenses associated with his special needs.

A fund raising party and auction, Stealin’ the Start, will be held at The Stone Barn in Kennett Square, Pa., on Dec. 4. For more information or to make a donation, go to http://www.chasinforchalfin.com/.

VIRGINIA-BREDS AT KEENELAND NOVEMBER

0846 DB/BR.C. Midnight Lute — Never a No Hitter, Morgan’s Ford Farm – Walnut Hill Stable $160,000

0018 CH.F. Malibu Moon — Robin’s Prospect, Bill Reightler, Agent III — Flo Jo Stables $100,000

0743 B.C. Ghostzapper — For Kisses, Morgan’s Ford Farm, Buckingham Farm and StonestreetThoroughbred Holdings LLC – Quack Quack Bldst. $45,000

1862 B.C. Exchange Rate — Bubbly Baily, Burleson Farms LLC, Agent – Wrangler Stable $40,000

REGISTRATION DEADLINES NEARING

The Jockey Club reminds owners of unregistered yearlings and 2-year-olds that the requirements for foal registration must be completed by December 31, 2010, to avoid additional late registration fees. In addition, registration for Virginia-bred foals is due the same day for eligiblity in the Virginia Breeders Fund.

The Jockey Club’s late registration fee increases from $525 to $775 after December 31 of the yearling year and from $775 to $2,000 after December 31 of the 2-year-old year.  The registration… Continue reading