Monthly Archives: August 2010

VIRGINIA-BRED WINNERS

Camp Victory (c, 3yo), Forest Camp – Victory Trick by Clever Trick. B – Atkins Danny Mark 1.
Del Mar, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $28,800, 8 f, 1:34.50. ($90,000, 2yo, 2009, obsmar)

Confirmondi (g, 5yo), Two Punch – Colonial Stage by Pleasant Colony. B – Iselin C. Oliver Mr. & Mrs. Timonium, 8 /27/2010, clmg, $5,130, 4 f, 0:46.07. ($150,000, 2yo, 2007, ftmmay)

Hyphen (g, 5yo), Elusive Quality – Manduria by Aloma’s Ruler. B – Audley Farm. Calder Race Course, 8… Continue reading

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO ZENYATTA

DID DISGRACED GOLFER TIGER WOODS INVEST IN RACEHORES?

FUNNY RACE CALL

According to the Daily Racing Form (who said they can’t be funny?), Turf Paradise announcer Frank Mirahmadi, who doubles as comedian and impressionist, delivered a race-call masterpiece Sunday in the $50,000 Hasta La Vista Handicap. He used nearly two dozen voice impressions during the 1 7/8-mile turf marathon: Marv Albert, Tony Calo, Mark Johnson, Richard Grunder, Michael Wrona, Larry Collmus, Keith Jones, Dick Stockton, Jack Buck, Hank Stram, Phil Georgeff, Dave Johnson, Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando, Andy Rooney, D. Wayne… Continue reading

QUALITY ROAD SCHOOLS AT GATE FOR WHITNEY

From the Daily Racing Form – Not wanting a repeat of the gate incident that forced him to scratch from last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, Quality Road had a relatively unique gate schooling session following regular training hours Monday morning in preparation for his start in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap.

Since the Whitney starts in front of the grandstand – right before the finish line – the gate was transported from the backstretch, where it… Continue reading