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Click for details,news thru DEC 2013- Another Grade One Oct 5; Ramsey wins 3 grade ones in ONE DAY Aug17; Justin Phillip takes Grade 1 Vanderbilt

Click for details,news thru DEC 2013- Dec MSW romps as our 2 yr olds crop kick in; Another Grade One Oct 5; Ramsey wins 3 grade ones in ONE DAY Aug17; Justin Phillip takes Grade 1 Vanderbilt, Saratoga;Bond Vigilante 3 for 3 with Saratoga stakes; Pray

Several news items here.

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won easily at first asking at Turfway Dec 27,
an Ocala August $45,000 yearling purchase by EQB,


romped Dec 29 at Gulfstream for Cam Allard in the MSW going 7&1/2 furlongs, under a hand ride to air by 5 & 1/2 lengths. PLUS —

Vicar’s In Trouble
dazzled at the Fairgrounds 

winning the Grade 3 Le Comte Stakes

by 7 lengths in a hand ride 

Saturday, Jan 18th, and

also romped in his Maiden win

in the 6th race on Dec 14 

for Ken and Sarah Ramsey 

– trained by Mike Maker,

where he won by 13 lengths 

cantering to the wire 

with the jockey curled up. 

The time was the day’s fastest 

and yet on a “good” not “fast” 

track, and faster than the 

sprint stakes that day there.

 It was a 98 Beyer 

making it the 4th fastest 

2 year old race of the year 

(while on an off track 

and being eased to the wire).

He was an EQB $80,000 purchase at 

Fasig-Tipton’s Mid-Atlantic 

May 2 year olds in training sale.


Oct 5, 2013

We Miss Artie wins 

Grade One $400,000 

Dixiana Stakes

at Keeneland,

[an EQB yearling auction 


 and —

Sum of the Parts wins

another graded stakes 

at Keeneland, The Phoenix (G3) 

to push his earnings 

over $716,000

[an EQB auction 

2 year old purchase].

August 18 —

Prayer For Relief

pushes his earning 

for Ahmed Zayat to

coming from off the pace (as usual) in the

$175,000 1&1/8 mile dirt

Remington Park Governor’s Cup.

This durable 5 year old colt by Jump Start

was an EQB auction purchase as a 2 year old.

August 17 — Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s horses,

all by their remarkable stallion, KITTEN’S JOY,

win three Grade One Stakes

in one day !!!

The Arlington Million, the Secretariat and the Sword Dancer.

Ken and Sarah Ramsey,

and their sire KITTENS JOY,

long time EQB clients for racing stock analyses

and heart scanning programs,

pull a hat trick of grade one stakes !!!

Win 3 grade ones in one day !!

(I didn’t know that was even possible.)

The Sword Dancer, The Secretariat, and

The Arlington Million.


Info from Thoroughbred Daily News and from

The Blood-Horse Magazine follows   —   


Big Blue Kitten Makes Point in

Sword Dancer Stakes

By Jack Shinar

Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013 7:43 PM

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Big Blue Kitten

rallies for the win in

the Sword Dancer Stakes (G1).


Big Blue Kitten, given a patient ride by Joe Bravo, burst through an opening at mid-stretch and swept past Twilight Eclipse late to post a one-length win in the $600,000 Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course (VIDEO).

The 5-year-old Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred was coming off a victory in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6, giving the son of Kitten’s Joy   back-to-back victories in two of the nation’s major turf races for trainer Chad Brown.

Twilight Eclipse was second with French invader Nutello third in his North American debut. The final time for the 1 1/2-mile Sword Dancer was 2:26.46 over firm going.

Big Blue Kitten surpassed $1 million in career earnings with the victory, but the good news was just beginning for the Ramseys. Moments later, they captured the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) with Admiral Kitten at Arlington Park.

“To get back-to-back grade Is with Kitten’s Joys, the Sword Dancer and the Secretariat—that’s too much,” said Ken Ramsey from the metropolitan Chicago track.

Brown has bigger plans for Big Blue Kitten down the road.

“He’s a Breeders’ Cup-caliber horse at 1 1/2 miles on firm turf at Santa Anita,” trainer Chad Brown said. “What race we use to get there, I’m not sure, but we’ll probably only run him one time until the Breeders’ Cup (Turf).”

Second choice Big Blue Kitten trailed the field of 12 after a half mile as his entry mate Stormy Lord took the early lead an opened up a two-length advantage over Tahoe Lake and Nutello. Stormy Lord stepped an opening half in :49.80 and a mile in 1:39.41 but the solid pace took its toll as stalking 40-1 shot London Lane took a brief lead on the outside at the quarter p ole.

London Lane was under pressure in upper stretch as Twilight Eclipse, who had saved ground under Javier Castellano to the second turn, battled Nutello and Jose Lezcano on his inside for the lead. Twilight Eclipse had a half-length edge at the furlong mark. But Big Blue Kitten, eased off the hedge rounding the turn, waited for room between rivals and closed powerfully to hit the front past the sixteenth pole under right-handed urging from Bravo. Quickly in command approaching the wire, Big Blue Kitten eased up in the final strides.

Brown credited Bravo for the victory.

“He has so much confidence in this horse since the first time he rode him” in the Monmouth Stakes, Brown said. “He really talked me into running in the United Nations and I was super confident bringing him up here and keeping him on this horse.

“In the paddock, Joe felt he was the winner every step of the way. He says, ‘I just love this horse. I’ll work the trip out (from the inside),’ and he did.”

“At the top of the lane, he had them horses come over on him a little bit,” Bravo said. “All I had to do was swing him out and get him clear, and he did the rest. (Brown) did all the hard work. He just gave me the confidence in the horse.

“The happiest I was was turning for home. I’m looking at each rider and they’re riding their horses, and I hadn’t even asked the Kitten yet.”

Twilight Eclipse was second by 1 3/4 lengths over Nutello, with Tannery just a head back in fourth. Al Khali, London Lane, Star Channel, 19-10 favorite Boisterous, Exclusive Strike, Tahoe Lake, and Stormy Lord followed. Optimizer was eased on the backstretch but left the course walking.

Phipps Stable’s Boisterous, who defeated Big Blue Kitten in the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) June 9 and was coming off a 2 1/4-length score in the Man o’ War Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, was in a good stalking position on the outside rounding the far turn but dropped back in the drive.

“I thought (Boisterous) was in perfect position the whole way,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “He made a little run coming towards the quarter pole, but he just didn’t finish. He had been doing good. I don’t know what happened.”

Big Blue Kitten, out of the Unaccounted For mare Spent Gold, registered his fourth win in six starts this year while boosting his overall mark to 10-2-4 in 17 outings. He has banked $1,058,530 after collecting $360,000 for the Sword Dancer triumph.

He won the United Nations by 1 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park, coming from well back that day as well. The bay horse captured the 2011 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga in his only prior start at Saratoga.

Under co-high weight of 123 pounds, Big Blue Kitten paid $7.90, $4.30, and $3.50. Twilight Eclipse returned $4.70 and $4.10, completing a $36.20 exacta. Nutello paid $6.40 to show.

Teaks North scratched.

Big Blue Kitten Impressive in GI Sword Dancer

Updated: 8:43 PM ET (First posted: 5:32 PM ET)Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on print More Sharing Services

9th at SAR

GI Sword Dancer Invitational  [1 1/2m (T)]

Winner: Big Blue Kitten, h, 5 by Kitten’s Joy

Saturday, Saratoga Race Course
SWORD DANCER INVITATIONAL S.-GI, $600,000, SAR, 8-17, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:26 2/5, fm.
1–BIG BLUE KITTEN, 123, h, 5, by
Kitten’s Joy
     1st Dam: Spent Gold, by Unaccounted For
     2nd Dam: Spend a Dream, by Spend a Buck
     3rd Dam: Mystical Mood, by Roberto
O/B-Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T-Chad Brown;
J-Joe Bravo. $360,000. Lifetime Record: MGISW,
17-10-2-4, $1,058,530. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click
for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2–Twilight Eclipse, 120, g, 4, Purim–My Twilight
Dancer, by Twilight Agenda. ($1,000 yrl ’10
KEEJAN). O-West Point Thoroughbreds; B-Epona
Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Thomas Albertrani. $120,000.

3–Nutello, 116, c, 4, Lemon Drop Kid–Nutcase, by
Forest Wildcat. O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (KY);
T-Carlos Laffon-Parias. $60,000.
Margins: 1, 1 3/4, HD. Odds: 2.95, 3.65, 11.30.
Also Ran: Tannery (Ire), Al Khali, London Lane, Star Channel, Boisterous, Exclusive Strike, Tahoe Lake (Brz), Stormy Lord, Optimizer.
Scratches: Teaks North.
Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.

BIG BLUE KITTEN looking to double his Grade I tally after a rousing victory in the GI United Nations July 6, overcame some traffic issues in the stretch and rallied home an ultra-impressive winner of this. The Ramsey homebred was near the back of the pack early as entrymate Stormy Lord (Stormy Atlantic) led the way, setting honest, but not suicidal, splits of :49 4/5, 1:14 1/5 and 1:39 2/5. Jockey Joe Bravo crept Big Blue Kitten Closer on the far turn, but had to wait for room as several rivals got the jump on them, including Twilight Eclipse (Purim), who hit the front a furlong out. Once in the clear, however, Big Blue Kitten unleashed a furious turn of foot and sailed past Twilight Eclipse for the one-length victory. Click for the chart or VIDEO. 


Grade 1 

Real Solution   Wins Million By DQ; Third GISW on Day for Sire, Connections

next article —

10th at APX

GI Arlington Million  [1 1/4m (T)]

Winner: Real Solution, c, 4 by Kitten’s Joy

Saturday, Arlington Park
ARLINGTON MILLION S.-GI, $1,000,000, APX, 8-17, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:00 4/5, fm.
1–@REAL SOLUTION, 126, c, 4, by
Kitten’s Joy
     1st Dam: Reachfortheheavens, by Pulpit
     2nd Dam: Reach, by Dynaformer
     3rd Dam: Northabout, by Northern Dancer
   O/B-Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey (PA);
   T-Chad C Brown; J-Alan Garcia. $558,000. Lifetime
   Record: SW-Ity, 8-4-1-1, $666,591.
   Werk Nick Rating: A++.
   Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.

2–The Apache (SAf)*, 126, h, 6, Mogok–Apache Rose
   (SAf), by Dolpour (Ire). O-Sheikh Mohd bin Khalifa al
   Maktoum; B-Scott Bros (SAF); T-Michael F de Kock.
3–Side Glance (GB), 126, g, 6, Passing Glance (GB)–
   Averami (GB), by Averti (Ire). O-Pearl Bloodstock Ltd;
   B-Kingsclere Stud (GB); T-Andrew Balding. $93,000.
Margins: HD (DQ), 2, HF. Odds: 8.40, 6.60, 24.40.
Also Ran: Finnegans Wake, Temeraine, Little Mike, Grandeur (Ire), Mull of Killough (Ire), Guest of Honour (Ire), Hunter’s Light (Ire), Rahystrada, Nates Mineshaft, Indy Point (Arg). *Disqualified from first and placed second. Click for the chart, the PPs or the free catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.

Real Solution completed what has to be a near-unprecedented feat in racing when he was put up by the stewards to be the third Grade I-winning homebred for his sire and connections on the afternoon. Real Solution, playing the waiting game early, rallied strongly under Alan Garcia, only to come up a head short to The Apache (SAf) (Mogok) on the line. Garcia lodged an objection, however, and the head-on revealed that The Apache and Christophe Soumillon came out a few paths and bumped Real Solution several times. Stewards made the DQ, giving Real Solution his first Grade I success. “This is right up there with winning the GI Dubai World Cup,” said ebullient owner Ken Ramsey, who noted Kitten’s Joy suffered a career-ending injury when second in the Million a few years ago. “That vindicates the old man,” added Ramsey. “And I think the stud fee is going up from $50,000!” The Ramsey’s Big Blue Kitten won the GI Sword Dancer Saturday, while Admira l Kitten captured the GI Secretariat S. Lifetime Record: 8-4-1-1.
O/B-Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey (KY). T-Chad Brown. J-Alan Garcia.

 Secretariat Stakes

 is Admiral Kitten’s First Grade I

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Admiral Kitten closed with a strong late run in the Aug. 17 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park, then opened to a 1 1/4-length victory to win his first grade I.

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  Secretariat is Admiral Kitten’s First Grade I

By Claire Novak, @BH_CNovak

Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:34 PM
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:53 PM

 Admiral Kitten sweeps by Stormy Len to win the Secretariat.

Ken Ramsey brought his grandkids to the races as usual, and in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Admiral Kitten and jockey Rosie Napravnik got the job done. The two parties met in the Arlington Park winner’s circle Aug. 17, celebrating the first grade I victory for another son of the Ramseys’ popular sire, Kitten’s Joy   (VIDEO).

It was a huge afternoon for the runners of Kitten’s Joy, as just moments before the Secretariat, Big Blue Kitten won the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course. They would also go on to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) with Real Solution.

The last race for sophomore Admiral Kitten, a Mike Maker trainee, was a tough loss as the bay colt missed the July 13 American Derby (gr. IIIT) by a head to Infinite Magic. He was also second in the May 25 Arlington Classic (gr. IIT) and in the May 3 American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

In fact, Admiral Kitten had quite a case of seconditis, dating back to a runner-up finish in allowance company at Keeneland April 2. He had not won since taking the El Joven Stakes at Retama Park last Nov. 11, a victory that came on the heels of his debut maiden win at Keeneland on the all weather track last Oct. 5.

“After four second-place finishes, we were due for a good trip one of these times,” Maker said. “He had lost ground to the winners in those races, and Rosie saved ground on both turns here, and he came with his run.”

Admiral Kitten was 10th near the inside when 14-1 shot Stormy Len went out to set the pace for a :24.96 quarter, a :49.91 half, and three-quarters in 1:14.22. He continued to move up between foes down the backstretch, and commenced a steady advance into fifth heading into the second bend as a mile went in 1:38.13.

Napravnik attested to the class of the young runner who swung four wide nearing upper stretch and continued with a sold closing response to wrest command and kick clear under firm handling. Admiral Kitten clocked 1 1/4 miles on firm turf in 2:02.17.

“He’s very laid back, very enjoyable to ride,” the jockey said. “We were able to sit back and relax, that’s kind of the horse’s style. We got a clear trip around the second turn and he was just finishing fast.”

Admiral Kitten returned $12.40, $5, and $3.20. Stormy Len held on to bring $14.40 and $6.80, with 5-2 favorite Jack Milton paying $3 to show.

“It was a great run,” trainer David Donk said of Stormy Len’s runner-up finish; the Harlan’s Holiday   colt came off a third in the American Derby. “It’s a process, and he’s still developing, and I’m impressed that he’s as good as he is as a 3-year-old. I wish he would have had a chance to see the winner a little bit sooner, but I’m happy for Rosie, and that winner is a nice horse.”

Draw Two, Visiyani, Amen Kitten, Balthazar, First Cornerstone, Tattenham, Yeager, Rydilluc, Golden Jason, and Bethel completed the order of finish.

Bred in Kentucky out of the Grand Slam mare Reachinforthestars, Admiral Kitten now has three wins and four seconds from eight starts, good for earnings of $459,080.



August 7th — Bond Vigilante

makes it 3 for 3 with a $100,000 stakes win at Saratoga Aug 7th.

This 3 year old colt by Salute the Sarge

went 3 wide to draw away under a hand ride.

It was another  EQB yearling auction purchase.


EQB yearling auction purchase,

was up justin time to take the GRADE ONE

Vanderbilt Stakes at Saratoga, in 1:08 2/5ths.

This strapping, durable 5 year old

First Samurai colt of Ahmed Zayat

out of Ava Knowsthecode,by Cryptoclearance,

was trained by Steve Asmussen  piloted by J R Velasquez,

and bred in Kentucky by Overbrook Farm.

The link to the Daily Racing Form chart follows

next news item  —-  


(yes, that’s the correct spelling of the horse’s name)

EQB yearling auction purchase


made a splash in Miami Beach yesterday (Feb 22,2013) at Gulfstream Park.

The link to the DRF chart follows, and what a chart it was,

pulling away by 8 & 3/4 lengths

going 22 2/5ths, 44 4/5ths, 1:09 3/5ths, 1:22 3/5ths

to wake up, smell the coffee and break his maiden —

Fast and awesome. This bay 3 year old colt by Put It Back was

bred in Fla by Bridlewood farm, trained by Jeremiah Englehart

and owned by Orlando Direnzo.

He was purchased by EQB at the Fasig-Tipton October Kentucky yearling auction

for $70,000 — bet their getting offers now that dwarf that.

Jan 12th — EQB 2 yr old auction purchases were

first & third in the prestigious

Ruthless Stakes (8th race, Saturday, Jan 12)

for 3 yr old fillies at Aqueduct !

Congratulations to owners

George and Stephanie Autry, and Cam Allard !!

Lady Banks , a maiden winner Dec 14th,

jumped to stakes company for her 3rd start,

and took the result to the bank.

She pressed the honest pace, 

wide in the mud

on a sealed track, then took over going away,

from mid stretch to win by 2 lengths,

while Railtown Girl, in her 2nd lifetime start, was

coming strong late into a wall of kicked up mud,

after a wide trip, to get up for a close third.

Lady Banks, owned by George and Stephanie Autry,
(recently honored as “two of the USA’s Super lawyers”)

was trained by James Lawrence at Fair Hill, MD and was ridden by

Eddie Castro. She is a tall, striking 3 yr old dark brown filly by

Successful Appeal out of Soviet’s House by Housebuster, and was

bred in Ontario, Canada by Susan Foreman.

Railtown Girl. owned by Cam Allard,

is 3 yr old gorgeous chestnut filly by Candy Ride

out of Harlow Gold, by Orientate, and was bred in KY

by Cardinal farm, trained by Kiran McLaughlin

and ridden by Junior Alvarado.

The 2 year-olds-in-training auction season starts in a few weeks.

Can we buy a horse for YOU ???


Robbie Norman’s HERO FORCE

(already 2 yr old colt Louisiana Champion)

did it AGAIN with a gritty standout performance

at Delta Downs Saturday

in the 100,000 Big Drama Stakes going 7 furlongs in the slop.

He was second, beaten less than a length,

after being almost knocked off his feet by a foul in mid stretch drive,

and having to start up again.

The link to the Daily Racing Form race chart follows:\simulcastweekly\charts\1301\DED2013010509.pdf

and a link to the RACE VIDEO is

Hero Force is a gorgeous gray May foal

by Political Force, out of Doubtless, by Grand Slam,

bred in Louisiana by Roy Zuppardo.

He was also a $60,000 EQB 2 yr olds auction purchase

at the April Ocala, Florida Breeders Sale.

and ———————-


surged to the front to take the $75,000 Turf Dash Stakes

last Saturday (Jan 5th) at Tampa Bay Downs on the turf course.

The strapping handsome 6 year old colt

by Greatness (Mr Prospector),

out of Cat Attack by Storm Cat

pushed his earnings to over $450,000 in the process.

He was bred in Florida by Ed Seltzer and Murry Durst.

The link to the Daily Racing Form race chart follows:\simulcastweekly\charts\1301\TAM2013010509.pdf

and a link to the RACE VIDEO IS:

GREAT ATTACK was an EQB two year old auction purchase for $37,000.


Robbie Norman does it again !

Another first time starter in an impressive win.

WILD FINISH won his debut in the 7th at Aqueduct Sunday, Nov 17 going 6 furlongs on the main track. He is a $17,000 EQB two year old auction purchase, by Magna Graduate, out of Wildnexcitable, by Vicar, bred in Kentucky by Smart and Lee.

Trainer Wesley Ward sent him out with J.L. Ortiz aboard and the chart described the gritty win as follows:

“WILD FINISH acted up in the gate, was backed out, and reloaded, came away at the start in good order, pressed the issue from near the two path, was set down spinning into the lane, battled on even terms with an errant SHOT ROCK making his way from upper to midstretch, wrested away the lead despite having been carried out all the while, was soon challenged by the second place finisher, but showed good determination to stave that rival off.”

Wow. What a way to start a career.

Also Sunday —

Michael Dubb’s GREED & FEAR, another 2 year old Ocala auction purchase by EQB, won the 7 furlongs, main track $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel. This 3 yr old filly by Bob and John out of Chiramoya by Cobra King is trained by Rudy Rodrieguez. She surged to the front from way off the pace in a very wide trip after a wild early ride.

1b) SUM OF THE PARTS  June 30 

    wins $400,000

Red Legend Stakes for fun.

(& Grade 3 Phoenix Stakes Oct 5 at Keeneland !!);

This Speightstown colt was a

$75,000 EQB auction purchase

as a two year old at the

Barretts March sale.


link to DRF race charts at CTX that day follows.

Scroll down to 10th race —  :

Thoroughbred Daily News coverage follows:

Speightstown’s Sum of the Parts Wins Red Legend


10th at CTX $400K Red Legend  [7f] Winner: Sum of the Parts, c, 3 by Speightstown
Saturday, Charles Town
, $400,000, CTX, 6-30, 3yo, 7f, 1:23 4/5, ft.
1–SUM OF THE PARTS, 124, c, 3, by Speightstown
        1st Dam: Enjoy the Moment (MGSW & GISP, $538,088), by Slew’s Royalty
        2nd Dam: Miss Fuddy Duddy, by Fleet Mel
        3rd Dam: Wet Eyes, by *Grounded II
($150,000 2yo 2011 BESMAR; $75,000 yrl ’10 FTKJUL). O-Klaravich Stables Inc & William H Lawrence; B-Farfellow Farms Ltd (KY); T-Thomas M Amoss; J-Leandro R Goncalves; $235,200. Lifetime Record: 8-4-1-0, $380,463.

2–Il Villano, 124, c, 3, Pollard’s Vision–Do the Wekiva, by Wekiva Springs. ($34,000 yrl ’10 FTKFEB; $60,000 yrl ’10 FTKJUL; $9,500 RNA wlng ’09 KEENOV; $35,000 RNA 2yo ’11 FTMMAY). O-Chuck Russo; B-Vossfeld Bloodstock Group LLC (KY); T-Susan L Crowell; $78,400.

3–Mr. Handsome, 119, c, 3, Rock Hard Ten–Tomisue’s Mamaloi, by Gone West. ($110,000 yrl ’10 KEESEP; $100,000 2yo ’11 OBSMAR). O-Germania Farms Inc; B-Hilbert Thoroughbreds Inc & Menard Thoroughbreds, Inc (KY); T-Timothy J Tullock Jr; $39,200.   
Margins: 3 3/4, 6 3/4, 1HF. Odds: 6.90, 1.20, 25.10.   
Also Ran: Flashy Dresser, Jake N Elwood, Majestic City, Always Smiling, Innocent Man. Scratches: Doctor Chit, Hansen. Click for the chart or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Sum of the Parts, an impressive debut winner at Churchill Downs last May, was runner-up in Remington’s Kip Deville S. Oct. 7 before concluding his juvenile season with a well-beaten sixth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint beneath the Twin Spires Nov. 4. The dark bay has caught fire since turning three, kicking off the term with a runaway Keeneland allowance win Apr. 20, and entered off a narrow victory in Presque Isle’s Tom Ridge S. May 15. Hustled to the front through fractions of :22.37 and :45.64 here, Sum of the Parts was doing it comfortably, and easily turned back the challenge of GII Woody Stephens third Il Villano to win for fun. “He gave me a ton,” winning jockey Leandro Goncalves said. “I just waited on this horse. I rode him very confident. I could have waited even longer on this horse, but then Il Villano came to us and I let him go.”

—– Jeff Seder

2) Congratulations to EQB clients

Zayat Stables, Donegal Stables, Dale Romans

and their connections

on the Churchill Downs’

KY Derby day results:

   Shackleford  – –  

winner of the Grade 2 Churchill Downs

    Bodemeister and Dullahan — 

        2nd and 3rd in KY Derby

    Great Attack

winner of the Grade 3 Twin Spires Turf Sprint

(owned by EQB).

All these horses were evaluated pre-purchase for their buyers by EQB; 

these were stirring races — worth looking at the replays and charts.


had Bodemeister

go on to be 2nd in the Preakness,

and PAYNTER be second in this year’s

Belmont Stakes.

More follows on our very own

Great Attack  — 

Now THAT’s a great attack    —

The video link follows

(cut and paste it to your browser to view race replay):

Saturday, Churchill Downs (from TDN) — KY DERBY DAY !!


$150,350, CDX,

May 5, 4yo/up, 5fT, :56 3/5, good to soft.


aka “The horse nobody wanted” — 

“I tired to sell this horse to all my clients right after his 2 yr old sale in 2009. Nobody wanted him. I decided to race him myself, with a friend or two as partners,  since I’d already bought him and wanted to show the clients I wasn’t trying to give them anything I wouldn’t take myself.”—Jeff Seder

120lbs, h, 5, by Greatness

1st Dam: Cat Attack (GSW, $161,580), by Storm Cat

2nd Dam: Harp Strings (Fr), by Luthier (Fr)

3rd Dam: Gilding (GB), by Kauai King

(Purchased by EQB, Inc, $37,000 2yo -09 OBSAPR

O-Houyhnhnm Stable (Jeffrey A. Seder & Patrice Miller / EQB, Inc.)

Stable; B-Edward Seltzer & Murray Durst (FL);

T-Wesley A Ward;  J-Joel Rosario;

*1/2 to Pick of the Pack (Lil’s Lad), SW, $107,450.

Werk Nick Rating: A++.   

2nd–Bridgetown, 118, h, 5, Speightstown–Ellesmere,

by Tabasco Cat. O-Melnyk Racing Stables Inc;

B-Eugene Melnyk (FL); T-Todd A Pletcher; $27,965.

3rd–Cactus Son, 118, g, 4, Cactus Ridge–Alex’s Angel,

by Repriced. O/B-Dwight Sprague (KY); T-Kenny P

Smith; $13,983.

Margins: 1 1/4, 2, 1 1/4. Odds: 4.40, 1.50, 25.60.

Also Ran: Great Mills, Spinning Move, Chamberlain

Bridge, Stormy Going, Amanecer de Oro, Santo Gato,

Shabaab, Speight the Halo, City Sage.

Great Attack outran his 18-1 odds to finish fourth in

the GIII Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint over this course and

distance Nov. 5 in his 2011 finale. The Florida-bred

came up second-best at even-money after a layoff

in his seasonal opener, the Jan. 15 Gulfstream

Park Turf Sprint, but utilized his closing kick to

triumph in the $75,000 Turf Dash Stks at Tampa Bay Feb. 18.

He came into this contest off a sixth in the

GIII Shakertown S. at Keeneland on the GI Toyota Blue

Grass S. undercard, where tired after he pressed the pace as he dueled

early in a race that set a new track record at Keeneland.  

 The bay got the ideal set-up as this time as favored Bridgetown

 sped through splits of :21.55 and :44.34 over the rain-softened ground,

 and surged past him in the final 100 yards to secure the prize.

He made up 8 lengths in the final furong against

some of the best sprinters on the planet,

including a former Breeder’s Cup Turf Sprint winner. 

“Today I thought, with Todd Pletcher’s horse [Bridgetown]

being fresh and such a good horse, we didnt have

anything to lose, we would just sit back there and make

one big run,”explained winning trainer Wesley Ward.

“That”s sort of how Joel [Rosario] likes to ride. Both of

them made a perfect pair and a perfect match.

3) EQB’s dozen (!) at the Breeders Cup this year.

5 horses purchased by EQB at auction,

and another seven with strong EQB client

services connections qualified for the

pre-entries to this year’s World Championships

at the 2011 runnning of the Breeders Cup

at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, KY.

And that does NOT include the one’s

running on which we were underbidders.

Congratulations and good luck

to all our wonderful clients.

Here’s the list:

SUM OF THE PARTS  —  Juvenile Sprint

ANIMAL SPIRITS  —  Juvenile Turf

PRAYER FOR RELIEF  —  Classic & Dirt Mile

LIQUIDITY TRAP  —  Juvenile Turf

GREAT ATTACK*  —  Turf Sprint
(*Great Attack was “the horse nobody wanted” – 
        see story on this below)

DEAN’S KITTEN  —     Turf

STEPHANIE’S KITTEN  —  Juvenile Fillies



TO HONOR AND SERVE  —  Classic & Dirt Mile

(won grade 1 Hopeful to qualify)

Underbidders on (among others):
Weemissfrankie and Union Rags

*The horse nobody wanted: Great Attack

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

EQB’s very own sole racehorse, Great Attack,
qualified and got into the Turf Sprint race
of the Breeders Cup World Championships
for Saturday, November 5th at
Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

He isn’t any kind of favorite, but he has a
chance. We think it’s an honor just to qualify.

He is a 4 yr old colt by the stallion named Greatness,
out of a Storm Cat mare named Cat Attack
bred by Ed Seltzer and Murray Durst in Florida.
Greatness is by the stallion Mr. Prospector.

We normally do not own racehorses ourselves,
rather we buy them for our clients,
but this one sort of just happened, as follows.

We bought Great Attack (he already had that name) 
at auction as a 2 year old for what in those circles
goes as a paltry sum, $37,000.
Then, to our horror,
none of our then current clients would take him.
Apparently he wasn’t the usual “marketable” horse.
They asked, ”Why was he so cheap?” and
“Who is that sire?” and “Were the x-rays perfect?” etc.

Usually our auction selections are a
blend of the traditional and of the
new scientific racehorse industry methods,
but this time I guess he was sort of
a pure “technology” horse. Sooooo —
we were “stuck” with him.

He had a difficult personality,
and was hard to ride, but former top jockey,
and now top trainer, Wesley Ward,
guided him to top performances.
So, he proceeded to do rather well.

At the end of his most recent race,
he got tired, but he needed that race
after the long layoff he’d had, and
we fixed what was an equipment problem
from that effort. That layoff was from a
foot problem that is gone now,
as he now wears glue-on shoes —
no more nails from nasty blacksmiths —
he had tender tootsies.

This past year he’s already beaten last year’s
Breeders Cup Turf Sprint champion.
In the Breeders Cup next week, he will have
his regular jockey, Jeff Sanchez.
When we visited him today,
he looked better than he ever has.
Churchill is his favorite turf, and he’s run
his best number ever on slop at Churchill,
in case it rains.
We think he’s poised to run a lifetime top.
So we at least have some chance,
though we’ll be a long shot.

We’re going to the big dance, and, regardless,
we’re going to enjoy ourselves.

Best wishes,
— Jeff Seder, EQB, Inc.  Oct. 26th, 2011 
P.S. He ended up 4th of 14, a length back, due to a collision that caused a stumble and a break in stride – which one cannot afford in a 5 furlong race. Better luck next time.

4) Klaravich Stables and Wm Lawrence’s


two yr old colt ARCH,

a 12 to 1 morning line prospect,
out of Pennant Champion,

by Mr. Prospector,

bred by Walden & Steinberg (KY),

purchased as a yearling at

Keeneland September,

by EQB for $50,000 ,
stormed up 5 wide on

the outside out of last place,

from way off the pace,
to win the Grade III Bourbon Stakes

at Keeneland today

going 1&1/16th mile on the grass.
Congratulations to genius trainer Al Stall,
and to Nick DeMeric who

so expertly and carefully prepped

the horse after auction.

Race chart and details below —
TDN recap:
Arch Juvenile Rallies to Land GIII Bourbon S.
Posted: 5:42 PM ET
8th at KEE GIII Bourbon S. [1 1/16m (T)] Winner: Animal Spirits, c, 2 by Arch
During a dramatic stretch drive, Klaravich Stables’ Animal Spirits (Arch) stormed up the center of the course to gradiate by 3/4 of a length in the GIII Bourbon S. at Keeneland. Comfortably behind pacesetter Here Comes Frazier (Badge of Silver) in the early going, the Al Stall Jr. trainee made up plenty of ground rounding the final turn, but appeared to have his work cut out for him in his attempt to reel in the frontrunner. In a dramatic reversal of form, however, Here Comes Frazier, who appeard to be home free in midstretch, almost took Julien Leparoux over the rail after feeling the whip. The favorite’s defection opened the door for Coalport (Kitten’s Joy), who initially seized control before being overtaken by the fast-closing 8-1 chance Animal Spirits. Lucky Chappy (Ire) (High Chapparal {Ire}) was third. Final time for the 1 1/16-mile test was 1:44.24. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $114,722. O-Klaravich Stables LLC; B-B P Walden Jr & P Steinberg (Ky); T-Al Stall Jr.


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was a pinhook prospect at the

OBS March 2 yr old auction, and

EQB shortlisted this colt for our client at auction. 

And, Saturday Sept 5th

 he ground out a sloppy Saratoga

Grade One Hopeful Stakes for

Klaravich Stables and Bill Lawrence.

Trained by Teresa Pompay

and ridden by Rajiv Maragh

the big bay 2 year old colt

is by High Cotton,

out of Echo Bluff, by Pine Bluff

Race chart follows:

9th Race – Saratoga – Monday, September 5th, 2011


Conditions: 7 FURLONGS STAKES. Three Chimneys Hopeful S. (Grade I). FOR TWO YEAR OLDS.
Purse: $250,000 Value of Race: $250,000 1st $150,000 2nd $50,000 3rd $25,000 4th $12,500 5th $7,500 6th $1,000 7th $1,000 8th $1,000 9th $1,000 10th $1,000    Mutuel Pool: $747,186 Pick 3 Pool: $100,427 Daily Double Pool: $79,979 Exacta Pool: $577,720 Trifecta Pool: $387,126

# Horse A/S M/E Wgt PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin Jockey Odds
1 Currency Swap 2 C L 120 3 6 42 24 25 13/4 Maragh Rajiv *1.90
6 Trinniberg 2 C L b 120 7 1 11 1/2 11 11 1/2 23 3/4 Velasquez Cornelio H. 68.50
5 Big Blue Nation 2 C L 120 6 10 10  72 33 34 1/2 Dominguez Ramon A. 11.20
8 Laurie’s Rocket 2 C L 120 9 2 8hd 8hd 41/2 41 1/2 Desormeaux Kent J. 24.75
4 Power World 2 C L 120 4 5 71 1/2 6hd 54 58 1/2 Prado Edgar S. 4.30
7 I’ll Have Another 2 C L 120 8 9 91 10  61/2 6nk Leparoux Julien R. 11.90
2 Hunt Crossing 2 C L 120 1 8 31 3hd 75 723 1/2 Velazquez John R. 8.30
3 Vexor 2 C L 120 2 7 2hd 41 82 83 Cohen David 31.00
1A Clip the Coupons 2 C L 120 5 4 61/2 92 9  9  Castro Eddie *1.90
9 J C’s Pride 2 C L 120 10 3 51 5hd 10DNF 10DNF Lezcano Jose 2.20
Off Time: 4:54    Start: 10 went. Good for all. Won driving.   Track: Sloppy   Weather: Showery 70o
Fractions: :214, :45, 1:112, 1:26    (:21.91, :45.14, 1:11.49, 1:26.16)

# Horse Win Place Show
1 Currency Swap 5.80 3.40 2.60
6 Trinniberg 32.00 11.40
5 Big Blue Nation 5.20
Pedigree:  1 – Currency Swap, Bay Colt, 2, by High Cotton – Echo Bluff by Pine Bluff

Wager Type Payoff   Winning Numbers Pool
$2 Pick 3 $3,180.00   1-11-1 (3 Correct) $100,427
$2 Daily Double $500.00   11-1 $79,979
$2 Exacta $275.50   1-6 $577,720
$2 Consolation Pick 3 $35.20   1-3-1 (3 Correct) N/A
$2 Trifecta $1,922.00   1-6-5 $387,126

Race Summary

CURRENCY SWAP was taken in hand then moved to the outside when TRINNIBERG passed in front early, moved up while urged along, chased three wide on the turn, was put to a right-handed whip in upper stretch, drifted out near the furlong marker, battled on the outside under a strong drive, drifted out a late while overhauling the leader and prevailed under strong handling. TRINNIBERG broke very alertly then was hustled, crossed over some and set the pace, controlled the action on the turn, was set down in upper stretch, drifted out inside the furlong marker, lost the lead just inside the sixteenth-pole and was outfinished while clear for the place. BIG BLUE NATION lost his footing at the start and was last away, raced at the back of the field while ridden along, saved ground early on the turn, shifted two to three wide nearing the five-sixteenths pole, espied an opening and altered back to the inside, came through along the rail passing the quarter-pole, drifted out under left hand urging in upper stretch, was switched to a right-handed whip near the furlong marker and finished willingly for the show. LAURIE’S ROCKET was ridden along towards the rear, raced five wide on the turn and improved position. POWER WORLD was ridden along while off the pace, raced two then three wide early on the turn, shifted four wide near the five-sixteenths pole and failed to rally. I’LL HAVE ANOTHER was ridden along near the back of the field, raced five wide early on the turn then dropped to three wide, moved to the rail by the five-sixteenths pole and failed to threaten. HUNT CROSSING bumped with VEXOR after the start, showed early speed, was taken in hand when TRINNIBERG tightened it up, raced towards the front while under urging, saved ground early on the turn, came off the inside near the five-sixteenths pole and capitulated. VEXOR bumped with HUNT CROSSING after the start, showed early speed, was taken in hand near the five-eighths pole, chased the pace, went two then three wide on the turn and stopped. CLIP THE COUPONS was urged along while off the pace, went three wide on the turn and failed to respond. J C’S PRIDE lunged at the start but broke towards the front, was ridden along on the outside, went four wide early on the turn, was taken wider near the three-eighths pole and pulled up then vanned off.

Owners:  1 – Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.; 6 – Shivananda Parbhoo; 5 – Bortolazzo Stable LLC. & Wind River Stables; 8 – Willis D. Horton; 4 – Donald A. Adam; 7 – J. Paul Reddam; 2 – Dell Ennis; 3 – Gold Mark Farm LLC; 1A – Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.; 9 – Joseph Bucci
Trainers:  1 – Teresa M. Pompay; 6 – Bisnath Parboo; 5 – Todd A. Pletcher; 8 – Dallas Stewart; 4 – Neil J. Howard; 7 – Doug F. O’Neill; 2 – Todd A. Pletcher; 3 – John C. Kimmel; 1A – Chad C. Brown; 9 – Robert Barbara
Breeders:  1 – Stonecliff Farm (FL); 6 – J M Stables, Inc. (KY); 5 – WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); 8 – Gulf Coast Farms, LLC (KY); 4 – Courtlandt Farm (KY); 7 – Harvey Clarke (KY); 2 – Mount Joy Stables, Inc. (KY); 3 – Carlos Rafael & Briggs &Cromartie Bloodstock (FL); 1A – Curtis G Mikkelsen & Patricia J Horth (FL); 9 – Extern Developments (KY)


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won the Louisiana Super Derby (grade 2)

Saturday Sept 10th going wire to wire

over a large and strong field

for Ahmed Zayat’s powerhouse ZAYAT STABLES.

Trained by genius Bob Baffert

and ridden by Raphael Bejerano

this 3 year old bay colt by the

son of A.P. Indy, Jump Start,
was out of Sparklin Lil by Mr. Sparkles,

ran away from the competition at the end.

(race chart follows)

11th Race – Louisiana Downs – Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Conditions: 1 1/8 MILES STAKES. Super Derby (Grade II). FOR THREE YEAR OLDS. (Includes $500,000 from Slot Revenue). WEIGHTS: Colts and Geldings 124 lbs.; Fillies 121 lbs. EARLY BIRD NOMINATIONS OF $100 EACH DUE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011. Fee must accompany the nomination. Regular nominations are due Saturday, August 27th at a fee of $1,000, which shall accompany the nomination. $2,500 to pass the entry box and an additional $2,500 to start. Supplementary nominations of $20,000 are due Wednesday, September 7th (includes entry and starting fees). $500,000 Guaranteed of which 60% to the winner, 18% to second, 10% to third, 5% to fourth, 3% to fifth and 1% to be paid sixth through ninth with any unpaid monies reverting to the purse account. Starters to be named through the entry box on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 with the following preference formula applied: (1) Prelude winner (entry and starting fees will be waived). (2) Total money earned in Graded Stakes. (3) Total money earned. (Money earned shall be determined at time of entry). This race will not be divided. Failure to draw into the race cancels all fees. The Owner, Trainer and Jockey of the winner to receive a trophy. Nominations closed Saturday, August 27, 2011 with 58 nominees.
Purse: $500,000 Value of Race: $500,000 1st $300,000 2nd $90,000 3rd $50,000 4th $25,000 5th $15,000 6th $5,000 7th $5,000 8th $5,000 9th $5,000 Mutuel Pool: $461,927 Daily Double Pool: $30,986 Exacta Pool: $274,816 Superfecta Pool: $140,556 Trifecta Pool: $211,288
















Prayer for Relief

3 C





11 1/2




12 1/2

Bejarano Rafael



Awesome Bet

3 C








32 1/2


Shepherd Justin



Populist Politics

3 C









31 1/2

Melancon Gerard




3 C






51 1/2

51 1/2

62 1/2


Dominguez Ramon A.



Mr. Woodrow

3 G

L b









Eramia Richard E.



Malibu Glow

3 C

L b





82 1/2


72 1/2

61 1/2

Smith Mike E.




3 G









71 3/4

Sellers Shane J.




3 C

L b








82 1/4

Lezcano Jose



G. W.’s d’Oro

3 C

L f




61 1/2





Clark Kerwin D.



Off Time: 5:25 Start: 9 went. Good for all. Won driving. Track: Fast Weather: Clear 94o


Fractions: :242, :501, 1:152, 1:40, 1:521 (:24.48, :50.31, 1:15.49, 1:40.08, 1:52.29)








Prayer for Relief





Awesome Bet




Populist Politics




5 – Prayer for Relief, Dark Bay or Brown Colt, 3, by Jump Start – Sparklin Lil by Mr. Sparkles


Wager Type


Winning Numbers


$2 Daily Double




$2 Exacta




$2 Superfecta




$2 Trifecta





Race Summary

PRAYER FOR RELIEF away well, showed the way past the wire the first time well reserved, got by with some pedestrian fractions while still in hand, asked when confronted nearing the furlong grounds, drew clear again late under continued steady handling. AWESOME BET well back early, moved a bit closer after a half, ranged up four wide late in the second turn, challenged briefly between foes a furlong out, could not match the winner late, gained the nod for the place. POPULIST POLITICS void of early foot, continued to trail into the far turn, swept up toward the front with a bold move while five wide late in that bend outside the runner up, lodged a brief bid in midstretch then could not keep up with the winner, outnodded for the place. ALTERNATION off a step slow, recovered to move up and race mid pack, in traffic behind a wall of horses late in the second turn, improved position when clear for the drive while not a serious threat to the top three. MR. WOODROW a bit fractious in the gate prior to the start, broke in good order, prompted the pace three path, lacked a closing kick when asked in the drive. MALIBU GLOW off a bit slow, well back early, raced in hand and off the inside, roused late in the second turn, little in the way of a response. TRUBS closest to the winner through those soft fractions, had little left for the drive. MEISTERSINGER within striking distance for six furlongs along the inside, gave way in the drive. G. W.’S D’ORO saved ground to no avail.



5 – Zayat Stables, LLC; 9 – Mike McCarty; 4 – Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.; 6 – Pin Oak Stable; 8 – Equi-Par, Inc.; 3 – R. A. Hill Stable; 7 – Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.; 1 – Team Valor International and Barber, Gary; 2 – Glen C. Warren



5 – Bob Baffert; 9 – Steven M. Asmussen; 4 – Thomas M. Amoss; 6 – Donnie K. Von Hemel; 8 – Morris G. Nicks; 3 – George Weaver; 7 – Albert M. Stall, Jr.; 1 – H. Graham Motion; 2 – Andrew Leggio, Jr.



5 – G. R. Aschinger (KY); 9 – Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); 4 – B. Wayne hughes (LA); 6 – Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY); 8 – Equi-Par, Inc. (TX); 3 – G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); 7 – Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider (KY); 1 – Classic Thoroughbreds (KY); 2 – Dr. Glen Warren (KY)

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7)  Next, Patti Miller’s secret weapon  :

Three more news items here:

[ detailed race charts for both horses are included ]

 In picture above,

Patti Miller, EQB’s V.P.,

reveals EQB’s secret weapon at auctions: 

— her dog Sally !

The graded stakes horse prospects 

                just smell different.


Congratulations to the professional management
by trainer Michael Ferraro, Sr. and by owner, Blue Star Stable
of their 4  year old colt by Bernstein out of Annie’s tuff by Lil’s Lad.

Ryan’s Gift was purchased for $15,000 at the
Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic October yearling auction.
This driving win in 1:09 4/5ths
pushed his earnings over $190,000


8th Race – Finger Lakes – Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Conditions: 6 FURLONGS ALLOWANCE. FOR THREE YEAR OLDS AND UPWARD. Three Year Olds, 119 lbs.; Older, 124 lbs. Non-winners of $15,000 in 2011 Allowed 3 lbs. Non-winners of two races since July 20 Allowed 5 lbs. A race since then Allowed 7 lbs. A race in 2011 Allowed 9 lbs. (Races where entered for $20,000 or less not considered in allowances) (2 lbs. additional for each Stakes won since April 15, 2011).
Purse: $25,000 Value of Race: $25,000 1st $15,000 2nd $5,000 3rd $2,500 4th $1,250 5th $500 6th $375 7th $375 Mutuel Pool: $19,812 Exacta Pool: $16,211 Trifecta Pool: $14,761















Ryan’s Gift

4 G








11 1/4

Perez Luis E.



Pro’s Pal

6 G

L b








Gutierrez Jose Arturo




6 G

L f








De Diego Emanuel



Mr. Windjammer

6 G









Suarez Gabriel



Awesome Mich

5 G

L b





41 1/2



Rohena Wilfredo



Al’s Deputy

5 G







32 1/2


Carr Dennis



Marsh Dawg

5 G









Flores Jeremias



Off Time: 4:25 Start: 7 went. Good for all. Won driving. Track: Fast Weather: Clear 85o


Fractions: :22, :45, :572, 1:094 (:22.17, :45.08, :57.46, 1:09.96)








Ryan’s Gift





Pro’s Pal








4 – Ryan’s Gift, Dark Bay or Brown Gelding, 4, by Bernstein – Annie’s Tuff by Lil’s Lad


Wager Type


Winning Numbers


$2 Exacta




$2 Trifecta





Race Summary

RYAN’S GIFT was well placed along the rail, slipped inside into the lane, challenged along the rail with a furlong to go and under the whip edged clear. PRO’S PAL broke on top, set the pace off the rail, was hooked from the rail, battled but was no match late. OVEREXTENDED four path on the turn, angled wide and made a late bid. MR. WINDJAMMER lagged back, three path into the lane and found his stride late. AWESOME MICH was well placed along the three path and weakened. AL’S DEPUTY tracked the leader along the two path and tired. MARSH DAWG slow to load in the gate, four path into the lane and tired.



4 – Blue Star Stable; 1A – Francis J. Paolangeli; 6 – Hesa Stable; 2 – Stonegate Racing Stables; 5 – Gold Star Racing Stable; 1 – Albert Fried, Jr.; 3 – Donna Bireta



4 – Michael S. Ferraro; 1A – Charlton Baker; 6 – Ilmar Loaiza; 2 – Jonathan B. Buckley; 5 – Jeremiah C. Englehart; 1 – Charlton Baker; 3 – Donna Bireta



4 – Betty Sue Walters (PA); 1A – Sugar Maple Farm & Deln Ltd. (NY); 6 – Jeffrey P. Sexton (NY); 2 – Stonebrigde Farm (NY); 5 – Willmott Stables (KY); 1 – Albert Fried Jr. (NY); 3 – Peter Winston (NY)

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Congratulations to ZAYAT STABLES’

3 year colt by Harlan’s Holiday out of Hamba by Easy Goer,

bred by Mill Ridge Farm, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Elvis Trujillo,

returning from a long rehab at EQB’s Houyhnhnm Farm in Pennsylvania

to snatch a fast MSW at Monmouth Park on an off track.

Harley was also an EQB yearling auction purchase.

[race chart follows]

12th Race – Monmouth Park –

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Conditions: 6 FURLONGS MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT. FOR MAIDENS, THREE YEARS OLD AND UPWARD. Three Year Olds, 118 lbs.; Older, 122 lbs.
Purse: $45,000 Value of Race: $45,000 1st $27,000 2nd $8,550 3rd $4,950 4th $1,800 5th $450 6th $450 7th $450 8th $450 9th $450 10th $450 Mutuel Pool: $177,171 Pick 3 Pool: $17,864 Pick 4 Pool: $60,862 Daily Double Pool: $34,507 Exacta Pool: $139,160 Superfecta Pool: $47,984 Trifecta Pool: $84,633

# Horse A/S M/E Wgt PP St 1/4 1/2 Str Fin Jockey Odds
7 Harley 3 C L 118 6 3 4hd 2hd 11 1/2 1nk Trujillo Elvis 3.50
5 Non Stop 3 G L f 118 4 6 61/2 4hd 21/2 23 Lopez Paco 7.60
2 Sanchise 3 C L 118 1 8 83 1/2 71 1/2 41 1/2 33 1/4 Bravo Joe *3.30
3 Normal Practice 3 C L 118 2 5 31/2 5hd 51 1/2 41/2 Carmouche Kendrick 9.40
4 Grinning Gang 3 G L 118 3 4 11 1hd 31 5hd Lopez Charles C. 18.60
6 Seek the Light 3 G L 118 5 7 71 1/2 82 1/2 62 1/2 61 3/4 Hill Channing 4.80
1A Holy Crusader 3 C L 118 9 9 91/2 93 83 74 3/4 Fragoso Pablo 16.90
1 Real Dingo 3 C L b 118 7 10 10 10 10 81 1/4 Luzzi Michael J. 16.90
9 Code Purple 3 G L b 118 10 1 5hd 61/2 7hd 96 1/4 Marquez, Jr. Carlos H. 4.40
8 Jay E Tee Ess 3 G L 118 8 2 21 31 91 10 Valdivia, Jr. Jose 11.30
Off Time: 5:57 Start: 10 went. Good for all. Won driving. Track: Good Weather: Rainy 84o
Fractions: :213, :443, :571, 1:10 (:21.71, :44.76, :57.28, 1:10.18)
# Horse Win Place Show
7 Harley 9.00 4.60 3.00
5 Non Stop 7.20 3.80
2 Sanchise 3.20
Pedigree: 7 – Harley, Bay Colt, 3, by Harlan’s Holiday – Hamba by Easy Goer
Wager Type Payoff Winning Numbers Pool
$1 Pick 3 $1,030.30 5-8-7 (3 Correct) $17,864
$1 Pick 4 $20,692.30 2-5-8-7 (4 Correct) $60,862
$2 Daily Double $146.20 8-7 $34,507
$2 Exacta $66.00 7-5 $139,160
$1 Superfecta $763.40 7-5-2-3 $47,984
$1 Trifecta $103.90 7-5-2 $84,633
Race Summary

HARLEY stalked outside, bid three wide on the turn, edged away and held well late, driving. NON STOP chased between rivals, came three wide into the lane and finished gamely outside. SANCHISE was bumped at the start, raced wide on the turn and rallied mildly outside. NORMAL PRACTICE was bumped at the start, chased inside and finished evenly. GRINNING GANG set the pace and weakened. SEEK THE LIGHT chased between foes, saved ground on the turn and failed to sustain a bid. HOLY CRUSADER was off a bit slow and did not factor. REAL DINGO was off slowly and outrun. CODE PURPLE chased four wide and tired. JAY E TEE ESS chased in the two path and faded.

Owners: 7 – Zayat Stables, LLC; 5 – Robert E. Masterson; 2 – Dreyer, Gerard and Joseph and Monmouth Stud; 3 – Nick Sanna Stables LLC; 4 – Vinery Stables; 6 – Marc C. Ferrell; 1A – Stronach Stables; 1 – Stronach Stables; 9 – My Purple Haze Stables; 8 – Fantasy Lane Stable
Trainers: 7 – Steven M. Asmussen; 5 – Alan E. Goldberg; 2 – Gregory D. Sacco; 3 – Michael V. Pino; 4 – Steven M. Asmussen; 6 – Michael E. Hushion; 1A – Joseph F. Orseno; 1 – Joseph F. Orseno; 9 – Teresa M. Pompay; 8 – Edward J. Coletti, Sr.
Breeders: 7 – Jamm, Ltd. & Mill Ridge Farm, Ltd. (KY); 5 – Robert E. Masterson (KY); 2 – Robert D. Nash (KY); 3 – Larry Stewart & John Salmon (FL); 4 – Dr. Rodney Orr (KY); 6 – Turner Breeders, LLC (KY); 1A – Adena Springs (ON); 1 – Adena Springs (ON); 9 – Wanda Polisseni (FL); 8 – Silverleaf Farms, Inc. (FL)


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