Monthly Archives: August 2012

RICHARDS’ JUMP START COLT WINS VBF YEARLING FUTURITY

GRAND CHAMPION: Unnamed Dark Bay/Brown Colt by Jump Start out of Green Jeans by Green Dancer. Breeder/Owner: Althea “Robin” Richards

 

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION:  Unnamed Gray/Roan Filly  by Exchange Rate, out of Honour Old Glory by Honour and Glory.  Breeder/Owner: Hart Farm, Inc.    
               
COLTS & GELDINGS

First: Unnamed Dark Bay/Brown Colt by Jump Start out of Green Jeans… Continue reading

PHOTOS FROM THE VBF YEARLING FUTURITY

ANNOUNCER CAROL HOLDEN
HER LOYAL HOUND
THE SECOND PLACE COLT

THE SECOND PLACE FILLY (Toly Petty Photo)
THE RESERVE GRAND CHAMP AND FILLY CLASS WINNER

FILLY RUNNER-UP WITH ALL FOUR BACK ON THE GROUND

THE RESERVE GRAND CHAMP ADMIRES HER RIBBON

CONGRATS

LOUISA LENEHAN AND DR. JENS VON LEPEL

THE SIXTH PLACE COLT

GUMPER, THIRD IN THE COLT CLASS

FINAL DELIBERATIONS

THE GRAND CHAMPION

SHOWIN’ AND JUDGIN’

MELLIFLOUS

FOURTH PLACE FILLY BY SHOWING UP

GETTING THE RESULTS

AMY PETTY, TOLY… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Go Blue Or Go Home (c, 3yo), Bluegrass Cat – Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern. B – Morgan’s Ford Farm & Winstar Farm LLC. Woodbine, 8 /24/2012, alwc, $35,374, 6.5 f, 1:14.29. ($90,000, wnlg, 2009, keenov)

Jen’s Bright Candl (f, 2yo), Grand Slam – Gal’s Victory by Victory Gallop. B – Hart Farm. Timonium, 8 /25/2012, mdn clmg, $10,260, 4 f, 0:47.65. ($3,000, yrlg, 2011, ftmoct)
Runninglikeanangel (f, 4yo), Rockport Harbor – Rosthern by Broad Brush. B –… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Capital Account and jockey David Flores win the $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes Gr.2, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Gary and Mary West’s Casino Host and jockey Joseph Talamo, middle, holding off Dhaamer (Garrett Gomez), left, and Fire With Fire (Martin Garcia), right, to win the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap Gr.2, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

Demonstrative, ridden by Robert… Continue reading

AUDLEY SELLING BODEMEISTER’S DAM

BODEMEISTER AS A YEARLING

(Edited: Blood-Horse) The dams of two of this year’s Triple Crown stars, I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale. Brookdale Farm, the sales arm of the Seitz family’s Brookdale Farm, will consign both mares to the auction, which is scheduled for Nov. 5 in Lexington.

Arch’s Gal Edith, whose I’ll Have Another captured the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, is in foal to Gio Ponti  . Untouched… Continue reading

VA-BRED BODEMEISTER RETIRED

PRESS RELEASE: Leading 3-year-old Bodemeister was diagnosed with an injury to his left shoulder, and upon deliberation among veterinarians and the owners, the decision was made for him to retire to stud at WinStar Farm. Bodemeister has begun treatment and a full recovery is expected in the coming months, but the 3-year-old son of Empire Maker would not have been able to return in time for major races at the end of 2012.
“Bodemeister has a peripheral nerve injury which… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Born Force (g, 3yo), Political Force – Born Twice by Opening Verse. B – McNeely C. W. Mr. & Mrs. III.b Arapahoe Park, 8/19/2012, alwc, $10,500, 7 f, 1:23.92. ($1,200, yrlg, 2010, ftkoct)

Commandingpresence (f, 6yo), Thunder Gulch – Sehra by Silver Hawk. B – Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Lingfield, 8/18/2012, hcp, $4,814, 6 f, 1:09.30. ($7,065, rac age, 2009, tatfeb)
Embarr (f, 4yo), Royal Academy – In Too Deep by The Deep (IRE). B – Susan S Cooney. Monmouth… Continue reading

VA-BRED STAKES WINNER EMBARR WINS AT MONMOUTH

Monmouth Park – Susan Cooney’s homebred Embarr came flying through the lane to run down the leader and capture the $46,000 allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Thursday afternoon.

EMBARR, WHO WON THE $60,000 BROOKEMEADE STAKES IN HER PRIOR START
Also trained by Cooney, Embarr covered the 1 1/16 miles over firm turf in 1:42 1/5 and paid $7.80, $4.80 and $3. It was three-quarters of a length back to Sleepless Dixie, who completed the $116.20 exacta and paid… Continue reading

PALIO DE SIENA 2012

The Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio) is a race that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16, in Siena, Italy. Ten horses and riders, bareback and dressed in the appropriate colours, represent ten of the seventeen contrade, or city wards.

A PARTICIPANT (Reuters)
The race held on July 2 is named Palio di Provenzano, in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano, who has a church in Siena. The Palio held on August… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Hessonite ridden by Ramon A. Dominguez, capture The Yaddo Stakes (NY) at Saratoga Race Course, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (AP Photo/NYRA, Adam Coglianese)

History Boy, left, ridden by Brian Crowley, clears a jump along with Cornhusker, right, ridden by Kieran Norris, during the The Michael G. Walsh Novice Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. History Boy won the race, Cornhusker finished fourth. (AP Photo/NYRA, Adam Coglianese)

I’m A Dreamer… Continue reading