Monthly Archives: October 2012

VA-BRED DANNHAUSER WINS LAUREL TURF CUP

(Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Audley Farm has had a very good year, and thier racing success continued Saturday at Laurel Park when Virginia-bred Dannhauser won the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup.

The Audley-bred the son of Johannesburg, out of Hatpin by Smart Strike, who saved ground close to the pace and then sprinted clear from the sixteenth pole.  Under jockey Sheldon Russell, Dannhauser dug in to prevail by a neck over hard-charging See Tobe and Manchurian High who were separated… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Blazeaway (f, 3yo), Proud Citizen – Long n Lanky by Cozzene. B – Hickory Tree Farm LLC. Parx Racing, 10/22/2012, clmg, $13,800, 8 f, 1:40.67.

Bogart (c, 2yo), Lion Heart – Hepburn by Capote. B – William M. Backer. Keeneland, 10/25/2012, mdn sp wgt, $25,800, 6.5 f, 1:17.07.
Centrique (f, 3yo), Malibu Moon – Penny Marie by Sky Classic. B – Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Belmont Park, 10/24/2012, SOC, $31,800, 6 f, 1:10.85. ($60,000, yrlg, 2010, keesep)
Chickadededee (f, 3yo),… Continue reading

FASIG-TIPTON OCTOBER VA-BRED YEARLINGS

132 C SMART STRIKE – MINI SERMON, TAYLOR MADE SALES AGENCY AGENT – $115,000 ($100,000 Kee Nov weanling), KINGS EQUINE

290 C STORMY ATLANTIC – PRIVATEERS BAY,  HILL ‘N’ DALE SALES AGENCY AGENT – $82,000, MICHELLE BROWN


321 C SMART STRIKE – RAP AND DANCE, WARRENDALE SALES AGENT XXV – $190,000 ($220,000 Kee Nov weanling) KIRKWOOD STABLES, AGENT


421 F REBELLION (GB) – SEVRUGA, ST GEORGE SALES AGENT XII – $2,000, ARDELL SAYLER


480 F ORIENTATE – SOCIAL DIRECTOR,… Continue reading

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Robert Gerczak’s Colonial Downs’ veteran Action Andy (Horacio Karamanos, Carlos Garcia) winning the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Edwin Merryman’s Jazzy Idea (Elvis Trujillo, Edwin Merryman) winning the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)

Donald Olson and Michael Imperio’s Silver Screamer (Jose Espinoza/Rudy Rodriguez) winning the $100,000 Lady Baltimore Staeks at Laurel… Continue reading

NSA FINES OLD DOMINION TURF CHAMPIONSHIP JOCKEYS

GUSTAV DAHL (L) and RODDY MACKENZIE (R) (Douglas Lees Photo)

International Gold Cup – National Steeplechase Association Stewards’ Actions:

6th Race – Old Dominion Turf Championship
Race 6: The following jockeys were fined $250 for going off course:  Michael Bordwell (CLASS CODE), Richard Boucher (COMPLETE DYNO), Gustav Dahl (WOLVERTON), Simon Hobson (DAYTIME), Roddy Mackenzie (PRIZED PUPIL), Jacob Roberts (WAHOO), Barry Walsh (TU BAKU), Mark Watts (PRIDE OF THE FLEET).

With that as preface, we offer up this bit of… Continue reading

WEST VIRGINIA BREEDERS CLASSIC

Paco Smart and Luis Batista winning the $85,000 West Virginia Lottery Breeders Classic Stakes. Paco Smart was bred in West Virginia by Virginian Hector Alcalde. (Mike Montgomery/Charles Town)

Henry The Lover and Clifford Dooley winning the $85,000 Dash For Cash Breeders Classic Stakes. The Windsor Castle gelding was bred in West Virginia by Virginian James Casey. (Mike Montgomery/Charles Town)

Coleswood Farm’s In the Fairway and Jose Monano winning the $85,000 Vincent Moscarelli Memorial Breeders Classic Stakes. (Mike Montgomery/Charles Town)

David… Continue reading

ENGLAND’S SHETLAND PONY GOLD CUP

Action from the Shetland Pony Gold Cup at Plumpton racecourse on October 22, 2012 in Plumpton, England. (All photos by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

 

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Jockey Glenn Boss riding Ocean Park (L) and Mark Zahra riding Yosei during trackwork at Breakfast With The Best at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 23, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images AsiaPac)

Runners take a fence in the straight in The Mr & Mrs Mark Tracey Handicap Steeple Chase at Plumpton racecourse on October 22, 2012 in Plumpton, England. (Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images Europe)

Tommy Phelan riding Regal One (purple) win The Betfair Supports Moorcroft Maiden Hurdle Race at… Continue reading

VA-BRED WINNERS

Forest Diva (f, 2yo), Forestry – Uncanny Ability by Cryptoclearance. B – Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC. Laurel Park, 10/19/2012, mdn sp wgt, $21,660, 5.5 f, 1:07.15.

Harbingerofthings (f, 3yo), Rockport Harbor – Kelly’s Question by Mr. Greeley. B – R. Larry Johnson. Laurel Park, 10/18/2012, clmg, $15,960, 5.5 f, 1:01.85.
I Know Why (g, 6yo), Whywhywhy – Buckles and Kinks by Waquoit. B – Foxcroft Farm. Laurel Park, 10/20/2012, clmg, $8,550, 8 f, 1:39.48.
Montana Fields (f, 6yo),… Continue reading

OLD DOMINION TURF CHAMPIONSHIP: “IT WAS GOING GREAT UNTIL IT WASN’T”

LR=Lost Rider, OC = Off Course

That oft heard quote by the character Peggy Olson from the Emmy-winning television show Mad Men aptly describes the Old Dominion Turf Championship run this Saturday at the International Gold Cup meet at Great Meadow racecourse in The Plains.

As part of a six race card on a spectacular autumn day, the $15,000 Old Dominon Turf Championship is the grand finale for the series for Virginia-bred and Virginia-sired horses at various jump meets both… Continue reading