Naturally, fresh out of Turf Melody’s win in the $200,000 Springboard Mile, minds begin to wonder. Anytime a 2-year-old wins a race, whether a maiden, allowance ,or stakes minds of the connections start to imagine. Imagine the possibilities.
Two days after her Maria’s Mon juvenile captured his first stakes, first time starter Dandy Waltz (Tale Of The Cat) broke his maiden at Penn National. The stocky-chestnut won the right way traveling 6-furlongs in the Tuesday night Maiden Special Weight.
Dandy Waltz arrived at Fair Hill in mid-October and never looked back from there. The 2-year-old never missed a scheduled breeze and had impressed since his arrival. The win earned Dandy Waltz $20,400.
Like clockwork, just three days after his stable mate’s win, and five days after Turf Melody’s Oklahoma triumph, Noah’s Dream returned to the races.
With one June run under his belt, the Pulpit juvenile ran like he needed the race and more distance in his Delaware debut.
Away from the races for nearly six months, the bay colt inhaled his Philadelphia Park rivals to win impressively by more than eight lengths.
Both maiden winners were ridden by Joe Rocco Jr. Turf Melody was ridden by Jeremy Rose. While all three shared the same common denominator…The Pink silks of Priscilla Graham.
Not to be outdone by the colts, Apple Charlotte, a 2-year-old Smart Strike filly for Jack Swain dazzled in her second career start winning by more than 5-lengths at Tampa Bay Downs. Apple Charlotte, or “Manzanita”, labeled by her groom has us all excited.
Coolcullen Times (pictured above) recently joined the stable at Fair Hill. An Irish-bred 3-year-old, was a three time winner in his homeland. The July Tattersalls purchase is owned by Hickory Tree Stables, who also owned Rebellion and the stakes-winning filly Leamington. The dashing colt topped the sales.
With 2010 upon us, we enter the final ten days of a successful 2009. Although we are not ready to call it a year, with still a handful of runners scheduled to head towards the starting gate. Into the final week-and-a-half, Herringswell Stables is one of just ten training organizations to have over 100 winners and more than $5,000,000 in purse money.