Tuned

A drop in class and a mental refresher worked well yesterday for Tuned at Colonial Downs as she proved much the best in her one mile and one sixteenth allowance race, ridden confidently by Feargal Lynch.  Congratulations to owners Al Shaqab Racing.

Lisheen

“LISHEEN settled towards the rear while two to three wide, shifted four wide while roused midway through the final turn, rallied outside to take the lead in upper stretch, and prevailed under strong urging.” Owned and bred by Timothy Rooney of Shamrock Farm and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Lisheen relishes the extra distance and so […]

Grandeur

Grandeur first, Close Shave second in their same maiden race at Delaware today.    Grandeur has run a couple of good thirds in his two previous races and today he got it all together to win nicely by two and a quarter lengths with Close Shave three and a quarter lengths in front of his nearest […]

Sweet Talking Girl

Sweet, Sweet Talking Girl (look at that kind eye)!   She won her second race today at Pimlico.  Racing toward the front for the mile she got her head in front at the wire.  Congratulations to owners Skeddattle Associates.  She gets extra mints tomorrow!

Sister O’Toole

One mile, one mile and a quarter, no problem for Sister O’Toole yesterday at Belmont.  The furthest she  had won at previously was one mile but the extra distance was no problem for her at all.   Seemed she relished the good turf too.  Congratulations to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

Jarreau Wins Again

Happy July 1st!  Good to start off the month with a nice win at Belmont with Jarreau, by Pioneerof The Nile out of Sweet Tune (she was as sweet as her name and so is her son).  Congratulations again to breeder and owner Jack Swain, III.

Ring Weekend Retires to Old Friends

Fan-favorite Ring Weekend has been retired to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms in Kentucky reports The Blood Horse  Old Friends – a 501c3 “living-history museum of horse racing” “receives no government funding and subsist on donations, grants, revenue from our tours, gift shop, and annual fundraisers.”

Galawi

Gorgeous Galawi, a beautiful colt bred by Wertheimer et Frere won his first race since coming from France at the beginning of last month.  A  mile and a quarter maiden race (of which there should be many more of) was definitely to his liking at Belmont this afternoon.  Congratulations to owners Wertheimer et Frere.

Tonal Verse Again

It ended up being a field of three after many scratches but small fields are sometimes more tactical.  Carol Cedano did just that and timed her run perfectly to win comfortably.   Congratulations again to owner Michael Sabatine who made the trip again from New York to watch her run.

Wicked Hot Streaks Again

For some reason the song ‘My Girl Lollipop’ always comes to mind when I see her and she begs for her peppermints!!    It was a decent step up for her today at Pimlico and she came through!  Congratulations to owners Francis X. Poggi and Greycross Stable, LLC.

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