The only 2yo we sent out was [color=blue]Paris Song (A.P. Indy) who ran 2nd/14 in a NW2 Turf race. I would also like to give a shout-out to the victor of the race, Prince Charming, who is the first racing foal of my mare, Von Hollywood.
[color=blue]Notable Dancer ran 3rd/6 in a NW3. He broke his leg a year ago so we’re excited by this. Looks like he prefers turf now!
[color=blue]Rocket Smoke won his OA.
[color=green]Spirit of Autumn, after being switched to SC, won his OA (and is making me hate myself for gelding him, but oh well).
We claimed [color=green]French Riviera from Bacon Racing and he finished 4th/6; I think he’ll be a nice turf gelding.
[color=red]Ordinarily Yours won her NW1 (finally!).
Our big highlight was [color=blue]Glorioso finishing 2nd/10 in the Ungr. Artax Handicap.
[color=red]Illuminate Joy ran 4th/10 in the G2 Whimsical Stakes.
[color=blue]Personable Joe, [color=red]Cherokee Princess, and [color=red]Final Point bombed.
Five ran, three brought home money - and two of those three are two-year-olds, so I’m impressed with them!
As Shelbie mentioned, [color=blue]Prince Charming (by A. P. Indy) came home 1st/14 in his first start, an NW2 over 6.0f on turf.
[color=red]Folk Dance (by Point Given) fared better in her second start, running 2nd/14 in a turf NW2 against fillies.
Coming off of a month’s rest at the boarding stable, [color=blue]Uncle Pennybags (by What’s Debatable) ran a solid 4th/13 in the Grade 3 Chatham Stakes. His fitness wasn’t quite where I’d wanted it to be for this start, so hopefully after a bit more exercise he’ll be back on form and get his stud qualifications wrapped up.
Sent out 9 and 5 came home with money, most of them the babies!
Just the money earners posted
[color=blue]Thru Traffic-(giants causeway)5.5f NW3 Allow,2yo,Dirt - Good,[color=blue]2nd impressed with this guy,bought him for $1k! His first time out he only lost by a neck!
[color=red]Rocking Bird-10.5f Allow,3yo+,Dirt - Good,[color=red]4th another mare I claimed towards broodmare prospect, was beginning to think she was a dud.
[color=blue]Leading Man-(I’m your angel)5.5f Maid,2yo,Dirt - Good,[color=blue]3rd this st Patrick’s day baby did well for his first time out, only losing out by 1/4 length, running 3rd by just a neck!
[color=red]Getting Wired(gone haywire)-5.5f Maid,2yo F,Dirt - Good,[color=red]3rd this girl super impressed me, being a July baby at only 15h of her predicted 16.2 height.She finished in 3rd by a head. 4 1/2 lengths off the lead.
[color=blue]Blood Lance-15.5f Gr. 2 Whimsical Stakes for 4yo+,SC - Wet,[color=blue]3rd this guy has been lounging at the track just doing easy workouts, super happy he finally started showing his old form since the track was wet!
Ugh my 2yo’s are doing TERRIBLE right now! Best finish from one was a fourth last race day from She’s No Bull who is a 1/2 sister to GCh. Von Lichtenstein. Speaking of which…
Von won his prep race today for the Derby winning the 9f G1 Wood Memorial! This was also his last stakes race he needed before he can become studified in a year or two Sent him off to rest at home before the Derby in May.
4YO [color=blue]TRIOMPHE (x Magic Glory) was the only winner, winning his NW3 with a jaw-dropping speed factor of 209. Both of his wins for the year have been on slow turf. Please don’t tell me he only likes the challenge… Either way, he’s learned to be pretty consistant this year, and this gives me a lot of hope for his future. I love this fellow… He also beat out two former stablemates - it looks like I kept the correct one, FOR ONCE! Ha.
2YO [color=red]Nicole’s Majic (x A.P. Indy) was our “big purchase” at the 2YO auction - she finished 2nd in her debut maiden today. Considering none of my 2YOs had done any rigorous workouts prior to running, I think this is big.
2YO homebred [color=red]Coquette (x Bellagio) finished 3rd in her debut against a full field. She is the oldest foal from Bellagio.
Our star mare, 4YO [color=red]Afterglow (x Affirmed) reminded us yet again that she’s not a long distance type of girl, dropping to 4th by the end of her 13f OA.
Another 2YO hombred, [color=blue]Mimic (x I’m Your Angel) finished 5th in his debut. I’m kicking myself for selling his “dud” dam and her only daughter, as this is proving to be a strong line. For once, my theory of a mare who was “unproven/unraced in her prime, that’s why she ran like crap as an older mare” worked. And I sold before then. But I have Mimic and his yearling 1/2 brother, Copycat. The 3YO filly I sold is now a stakes winner.
Ponies that finished off the board: 2YO Catalan Bay (x Rock of Gibraltar) was midpack, 8th/14 in her debut…3YO Allinvain (x Worth My While) finished 9th/12, his first time off the board this year, with no apparent reason…3YO Win Zenith (x Gotta Go) finished a disappointing 10th/12 - with his pedigree and height, he ought to be a running machine, but he takes forever to regain energy - he may still be immature. I think he needs shorter distances, judging by today’s run. 3YO Lovespell (x Magic Cross) finished 12th/14 in her maiden.
Looking for the silver lining? At least no one was dead last…heh. They all tried a little.