Monthly Archives: February 2012

VA-BRED WINNERS

Believeintheprize (f, 3yo), Pure Prize – Believe In Prayer by Colony Light. B – Johnson R. Larry.  Charles Town, 2/23/2012, clmg, $9,600, 6.5 f, 1:21.34.

Blue Rocket (g, 4yo), Race On Green – Kitty Kiernan by Aaron’s Gold. B – Rogers Donna T.Charles Town, 2/25/2012, clmg, $6,600, 7 f, 1:29.21. 


French Breakfast (f, 3yo), Mutakddim – Mlle. Sunshine by Saint Ballado. B – Backer William M. Tampa Bay Downs, 2/24/2012, mdn clmg, $8,000, 8 f, 1:37.69. 

PHOTOS OF THE DAY

Awesome Maria with jockey John Velazquez captures the $100,000 Sabin Stakes Gr.3 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Gulfstream Park)

Barry K. Schwartz’s homebred The Lumber Guy jumped right into stakes competition in his second career start, pulling away in the stretch for a 4 ¼-length victory in the $76,500 Miracle Wood Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park.  The Lumber Guy was ridden by Julien Pimental and trained by Michael Hushion. … Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Horses and jockeys clear a hurdle during the Donenico Adorno 85th Birthday Novice Hurdle at Huntingdon Racecourse in England.  (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Mary Margaret Petersen, a student at Randolph Macon, visited Patti’s Storm and the contestants for Miss TRF 2012 today at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River. Petersen is doing a project on human-animal interaction and will present her research at a national meeting in Boston next year.  (Photo by TRF James River via Facebook)

PICTURES OF THE DAY

 

After rating in behind stablemate This Ones for Phil for nearly six furlongs, Steel Your Face Stables’ Yawanna Twist drove up inside that rival with a sixteenth remaining to grab the Grade 2, $200,000 General George Handicap at Laurel on Monday by a half-length. Under a ground-saving ride by Mike Luzzi, the five-year-old completed the seven-furlong test in 1:22 1/5 over a fast track and returned $5.80, $3.20 and $3.20 as the 9-5 favorite. (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Jockeys… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

A Keeper Partner (c, 4yo), Partner’s Hero – Keeper Kell by Two Punch. B – Johnson R. Larry. Laurel Race Course, 2/18/2012, alwc, $19,950, 6 f, 1:10.86.

Allie’s The Boss (f, 6yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) – Latori by Unaccounted For. B – Hayes Donna M.
Charles Town, 2/18/2012, clmg, $10,800, 6.5 f, 1:22.94.
Dominix (f, 5yo), Orientate – Eugapae by El Prado (IRE). B – English II Sam E.  Charles Town, 2/18/2012, clmg, $6,600, 6.5 f, 1:22.84.

PICTURES OF THE DAY

In this photo provided by Gulfstream Park, Animal Kingdom, ridden by John Velazquez, races to a win at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Drill and jockey Martin Garcia, foreground, hold off American Act, with Martin Pedroza, to win the Grade II, $150,000 San Vicente Stakes horse race Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo) 

In a photo provided by Benoit… Continue reading

PICTURE OF THE DAY

Camels, ridden by tiny mechanical robots, race to the finish during a six kilometer race at teh 12th International Camel race in Kebd, Kuwait.  Real jockeys were replaced by the robots in 2005.  (Photo by Stehpanie McGehee/Reuters)

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Smith sponsored the 2005 edition of the race.

Proof of an advertisement in a future Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine.

Click on the images for a better look.

MIGNON C. SMITH 1931-2012

Noted horsewoman and philanthropist, Mignon Comer Smith died Friday of an apparent heart attack in Washington, D.C.  She was 81.

Smith was born in Birmingham, Alabama on February 7, 1931.
Smith took up riding as a child and at the age of 13, she began her career as a volunteer by selling war bonds with the help of her first horse, Invasion. To no one’s surprise, the young Smith sold more bonds than anyone in her school.
She continued… Continue reading