RAILBIRD NOTES

Glen Todds,, Railbird notes.

I’m off to Lexington, Kentucky today to hopefully purchase some yearlings. If anyone wants me to look at anything while I’m there just drop me an email at glen@nathc.ca and I would be only to glad to have a look for you.

This will be the last Newsletter until I return late next week.

I would like to thank all of the purchasers of our consignment in the CTHS Yearling Sale on Tuesday and wish you all the luck and we hope you win many races with them,

THE NATHC CREW AT THE SALE

HASTINGS HOUSE RULES ON WAIVER CLAIMING RACES

WAIVER CLAIMING RACES

In House Rules

 

  1. All Claiming races from now until the end of the current Hastings Racing Season will offer Waiver Claiming. 
  2. To Waiver Claim means to run protected without a claiming price.  
  3. In order to be eligible to Waiver Claim a horse must have in their last start run in a claiming race or for a claiming price that is equal to or lower than the Claiming Race the horse is being entered in. 

Examples 

  1. In an 8,000 claiming race a horse that ran in an 8,000, 6,250, or 4,000 in their last start is eligible to Waiver Claim 
  2. In that same 8,000 claiming event a horse that ran in a 12,500 claiming race in their last start is not eligible to Waiver Claim. 
  3. In a 6,250 claiming race, a horse that ran in an 8,000 claiming race but bought down weight and raced for a 6,000 tag is eligible to Waiver Claim.  
  4. Going forward to the next race, after the Waiver Claim start, a horse is again permitted to Waiver Claim at the same level or above.  

Examples 

  1. A horse runs for 6,250 and Waiver Claims. That horse can run in the next 6,250 claiming race or for a higher level and continue to Waiver Claim.  
  2. Horses that Waiver Claim and win are eligible to Waiver Claim in their next race at the same level or above.  
  3. Waiver Claiming does not affect or change the conditions for a race in any way. 

Examples 

  1. The winner of a Maiden 4,000 claiming race who Waiver Claims is no longer a Maiden and obviously cannot run in a subsequent Maiden event, but that horse can Waiver Claim in any other 4,000 claiming event, for example, 4,000 NW 2 lifetime.  
  2. To Waiver Claim is entirely optional. Otherwise, Waiver Claim eligible horses can still elect to run for the claiming price.  
  3. In order to buy down weight the horse must run for the applicable claiming price and cannot Waiver Claim. 

Example 

  1. In a 4,000 claiming race a horse that is otherwise eligible to Waiver Claim can elect instead to take off 3 lbs and run for the claiming price at 3,500 or take off 6 pounds and run for the claiming price of 3,000. 
  2. Horses that were claimed in their previous start cannot Waiver Claim and must run for the claiming price. After establishing eligibility by racing for a claiming price, that horse may Waiver Claim.  

Important Notice 

All horses who waiver claim in their last start at Hasting are eligible to Waiver Claim in their first start at Hastings in 2019 at the same level or above the level at which they made their last start provided the horse has not started in the 90 days immediately preceding the first 2019 start.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

All horses who Waiver Claim in their last start this year at Hastings in a claiming race of 6,250 or less are eligible for the wintering incentive program, (Net $4,000 value) provided they meet the other conditions of the program and do not start anywhere between their last Hastings start in 2018 and their first Hastings Start in 2019.

Keeneland September Session 4 in Review

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 13, 2018) –  Amer Abdulaziz’ Phoenix Thoroughbreds paid $2.1 million for a Medaglia d’Oro colt who is a half-brother to 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria to top Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Six million-dollar horses were sold during the session, the final day of the premier Book 1, increasing the total number of seven-figure purchases to 26, the most since 2007, and driving double-digit gains in gross, average and median prices when compared to last year’s Week 1.

Through the auction’s first four days, Keeneland sold 596 horses for gross sales of $216,813,000, up 10.26 percent over last year’s $196,645,000. Average price of $363,780 increased 25.98 percent over $288,759 in 2017. Median rose 50 percent, from $200,000 to $300,000 this year.

 

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TOTAL SALE STATISTICS

 

Head Sold Total Average Median
596 $216,813,000 $363,780 $300,000

 

SESSION STATISTICS

 

Head Sold Total Average Median
139 $49,475,000 $355,935 $300,000

 

SESSION TOP BUYERS

 

Name Horses Average Gross
Godolphin 3 $1,033,333 $3,100,000
Phoenix Thoroughbreds 3 $933,333 $2,800,000
Shawn Dugan, Agent 3 $650,000 $1,950,000
Courtlandt Farm 3 $636,667 $1,910,000
Steven W. Young, Agent 3 $566,667 $1,700,000

 

SESSION TOP CONSIGNORS

 

Name Horses Average Gross
Taylor Made Sales Agency 22 $401,909 $8,842,000
Lanes End Farm 11 $413,636 $4,550,000
Gainesway 5 $877,000 $4,385,000
Warrendale Sales 7 $337,143 $2,360,000

 

SESSION TOP HIPS

 

Hip Sex Sire Dam Consignor Buyer Price
899 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Exotic Bloom Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised Phoenix Thoroughbreds $2,100,000
823 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Dayatthespa Gainesway, Agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised Godolphin $1,600,000
948 Colt Into Mischief Gaudete Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent IX Oxo Equine LLC $1,200,000
814 Filly Curlin Dame Dorothy Stone Farm, Agent West Bloodstock/Robert and Lawana Low $1,050,000
977 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Graeme Six Gainesway, Agent VII Shawn Dugan, Agent $1,050,000

 

Hip Sex Sire Dam Purchaser  Price 
743 Colt Carpe Diem Caressing East Avenue Bloodstock  $         350,000
744 Colt Into Mischief Carmel Beauty Out  $                   –
745 Filly Uncle Mo Carolyn’s Cat Mike Ryan, Agent  $         410,000
746 Filly Uncle Mo Cash’s Girl Out  $                   –
747 Filly Hard Spun Castilla Kempton Bloodstock, Agent  $         560,000
748 Filly Street Sense Casting Director Jim & Susan Hill  $         225,000
749 Filly Curlin Cat Charmer Out  $                   –
750 Colt Hard Spun Catch the Moment Shortleaf Stable  $         300,000
751 Filly Curlin Cat Dancer Gary S. Broad  $         250,000
752 Colt Street Sense Cat’s Holiday Wayne Lobdell /Steven Dwoskin  $         100,000
753 Colt Declaration of War Cavanaugh Park (IRE) Out  $                   –
754 Filly Bernardini Cayuga’s Waters Ad Astra Bloodstock  $           75,000
755 Colt Honor Code Celebrate Now Rebecca Galbraith & Arthur Watson, Jr.  $         130,000
756 Colt More Than Ready Cellars Shiraz Out  $                   –
757 Colt Tapit Centre Court Calumet Farm  $         120,000
758 Colt Pioneerof the Nile Century Park Out  $                   –
759 Colt Union Rags Charming Thunder *RNA (140,000)  —
760 Filly War Front Chatham Out  $                   –
761 Filly Tonalist Chausie Manganaro Bloodstock Inc.  $         410,000
762 Filly Uncle Mo Cherokee Alliance Bloodstock/ Dale Brennan  $           90,000
763 Filly American Pharoah Cherokee Queen *RNA (145,000)  —
764 Filly Kitten’s Joy Chianti Red Shawn Dugan, Agent  $         650,000
765 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Chicalelee Out  $                   –
766 Colt American Pharoah Chit Chatter Out  $                   –
767 Filly Bernardini Chocolate Pop Justin Casse, Agent  $         330,000
768 Colt Street Sense Christies Treasure Five Star Racing Stables  $         325,000
769 Colt Palace Malice Christie Village *RNA (185,000)  —
770 Colt Orb Christina d’Oro Stephen Carr DVM  $         150,000
771 Filly More Than Ready Chuckling Out  $                   –
772 Filly Cairo Prince Church by the Sea Out  $                   –
773 Colt Empire Maker Ciao Bella John C. Oxley  $         425,000
774 Colt Pioneerof the Nile Ciao Bella Luna *RNA (40,000)  —
775 Filly Empire Maker Cielo Conquistador *RNA (85,000)  —
776 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Cindy’s Mom Out  $                   –
777 Colt War Front Circle the Empire *RNA (425,000)  —
778 Filly Quality Road Circumspect Aldrich Hall Bloodstock  $         300,000
779 Filly Uncle Mo City Sister *RNA (120,000)  —
780 Colt Honor Code Classic Neel Martin Anthony  $         460,000
781 Colt Honor Code Classic Strike Calumet Farm  $         285,000
782 Filly Uncle Mo Classofsixtythree Fox Hill Farm  $         250,000
783 Filly Carpe Diem Class With a K Kings Equine  $         120,000
784 Colt Into Mischief Classy Citizen SF Bloodstock, LLC/Starlight West  $         500,000
785 Filly Malibu Moon Cloud Jumper *RNA (120,000)  —
786 Filly Uncle Mo Coin Broker (IRE) Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds  $         450,000
787 Colt More Than Ready Collide Barry K. Schwartz  $         330,000
788 Filly Declaration of War Comedia Out  $                   –
789 Colt Curlin Comedy Out  $                   –
790 Filly Honor Code Comfort Zone Triple Crown  $           30,000
791 Filly Tapit Common Hope Out  $                   –
792 Filly Tapit Compelling (IRE) *RNA (300,000)  —
793 Colt American Pharoah Concinnous China Horse Club/Maverick Racing  $         600,000
794 Colt Ghostzapper Conquest Soprano *RNA (120,000)  —
795 Colt Union Rags Conquest Summerfun *RNA (70,000)  —
796 Colt Into Mischief Cool Spell *RNA (200,000)  —
797 Colt Daredevil Cool Storm *RNA (375,000)  —
798 Colt Honor Code Cottage Vale Out  $                   –
799 Filly Uncle Mo Cotton Blossom Gary S. Broad  $         250,000
800 Colt Giant’s Causeway Country Cafe T B Bloodstock  $         110,000
801 Colt War Front Courtesan Out  $                   –
802 Colt More Than Ready Cowgirl Mally *RNA (190,000)  —
803 Filly Into Mischief Crashing Conclave William K. Werner  $         190,000
804 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Critikal Reason Out  $                   –
805 Filly Quality Road Crocus Hill Steven W. Young, Agent  $         425,000
806 Filly War Front Cross *RNA (90,000)  —
807 Colt Uncle Mo Curlina Jamie McCalmont, Agent for Jon Kelly  $         500,000
808 Filly City Zip Curlin N Twirlin Blackwood  $         130,000
809 Filly Blame Curry Cat *RNA (70,000)  —
810 Colt War Front Curvy (GB) Phoenix Thoroughbreds  $         200,000
811 Filly Uncle Mo Cuvee Uncorked Jim & Susan Hill  $         525,000
812 Colt Liam’s Map Daddy Loves Gold Albaugh Family Stable, Kempton/Berkelhammer, Agent  $         350,000
813 Filly Uncle Mo Dakota Queen *RNA (90,000)  —
814 Filly Curlin Dame Dorothy West Bloodstock/Robert and Lawana Low  $      1,050,000
815 Filly American Pharoah Dame Ellen Out  $                   –
816 Colt Giant’s Causeway Damsah Godolphin Japan  $         150,000
817 Colt Lemon Drop Kid Dance Alexa Out  $                   –
818 Colt American Pharoah Dancing Trieste David Redvers  $         800,000
819 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Daring Dancer Whitehorse Stables & Bridlewood Farm  $         600,000
820 Colt Candy Ride (ARG) Daring Reality *RNA (235,000)  —
821 Colt Into Mischief Date to Remember *RNA (375,000)  —
822 Colt Uncle Mo Dawn Chorus Spendthrift Farm LLC and Albaugh Family Stable  $         850,000
823 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Dayatthespa Godolphin  $      1,600,000
824 Colt Curlin Daydreaming *RNA (725,000)  —
825 Filly Violence Day of Victory Lothenbach Stables, Inc.  $         450,000
826 Filly Speightstown Dazzling (IRE) Carlo Vaccarezza  $         110,000
827 Filly Kitten’s Joy Dearest Girl (IRE) Out  $                   –
828 Filly Tapit Debonnaire (GB) Out  $                   –
829 Filly Uncle Mo Deb’s Candy Girl *RNA (140,000)  —
830 Colt Uncle Mo Deja Blu SF Bloodstock, LLC/Starlight West  $         325,000
831 Colt Pioneerof the Nile Delicate Affair Centennial Farms  $         425,000
832 Filly Street Sense Delightful Radley Equine/Boomer Bloodstock  $         375,000
833 Colt Curlin Derby Eve DCTM  $         275,000
834 Filly Union Rags Derwin’s Star Candy Meadows LLC  $         115,000
835 Colt Bernardini Designer Legs *RNA (65,000)  —
836 Colt Super Saver Design for Life *RNA (70,000)  —
837 Colt Carpe Diem Devious d’Oro Alex & JoAnn Lieblong  $         425,000
838 Colt Declaration of War Diamante Godolphin Japan  $         160,000
839 Filly War Front Diamondsandrubies (IRE) Out  $                   –
840 Filly Candy Ride (ARG) Dido D.P. Racing, LLC  $         110,000
841 Colt Bernardini Disposablepleasure Out  $                   –
842 Filly Curlin Distinctively Out  $                   –
843 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Distorted Passion Out  $                   –
844 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Disturbingly Hot H. Hatch, Agent  $         190,000
845 Colt Pioneerof the Nile Diva Spirit Ben Glass, Agent  $         400,000
846 Filly Liam’s Map Divergent View Marette Farrell, Agent  $         400,000
847 Colt Tiznow Dixie and a Breeze Out  $                   –
848 Colt Hard Spun Dixie Chicken William K. Werner  $         200,000
849 Filly Distorted Humor Dixie City Kings Equine  $           37,000
850 Colt Summer Front Don’t Trick Her *RNA (95,000)  —
851 Filly Ghostzapper Do Somethin *RNA (90,000)  —
852 Filly Kitten’s Joy Double Ante *RNA (22,000)  —
853 Filly Curlin Downthedustyroad Peter Miller, Agent  $         100,000
854 Colt City Zip Down to Hearth JSM Equine, LLC  $           75,000
855 Colt Union Rags Draw It Calumet Farm  $         150,000
856 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Dreaming of Julia Out  $                   –
857 Colt Tapit Dream of Summer Phoenix Thoroughbreds  $         500,000
858 Colt Declaration of War Dream The Blues (IRE) *RNA (160,000)  —
859 Filly Curlin Drifting Cube (AUS) Tommy Town Thoroughbreds  $         285,000
860 Colt Curlin Drift to the Lead Scott & Evan Dilworth LLC  $         330,000
861 Colt American Pharoah Dundalk Dust Out  $                   –
862 Filly Munnings D’ Wildcat Speed Out  $                   –
863 Colt Will Take Charge Eagle Hall Barry K. Schwartz  $         280,000
864 Colt Speightstown Early Vintage Dillon House Partners  $         180,000
865 Filly More Than Ready Edit Let’s Go Stable  $         160,000
866 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Egyptian Queen T. McGreevy, Agent for Michael C. Stinson  $         400,000
867 Filly Uncle Mo Eileen’s Dream Waterville Lake Stables LLC  $         250,000
868 Filly Tapit Elarose Don Alberto Corporation  $         525,000
869 Filly Malibu Moon Electric Gold Courtlandt Farm  $         310,000
870 Colt Cairo Prince El Fasto *RNA (140,000)  —
871 Colt Ghostzapper Ellie’s Moment *RNA (170,000)  —
872 Colt Quality Road El Prado Essence Grand Oaks  $         200,000
873 Filly Candy Ride (ARG) Eltimaas Carlo Vaccarezza  $         300,000
874 Colt Flatter Elusive Checkers Catlyn Spivey, Agent  $         350,000
875 Colt Candy Ride (ARG) Elusive Fate Tom McCrocklin, Agent for SBS IV  $         150,000
876 Filly Tiznow Elusive Noise Out  $                   –
877 Filly Tonalist Elusive Wave Out  $                   –
878 Colt Speightstown Embellishment (IRE) Out  $                   –
879 Colt Uncle Mo Embellish the Lace Out  $                   –
880 Colt Uncle Mo Emerald Gold Out  $                   –
881 Colt Quality Road Emma Darling Spendthrift Farm LLC  $         800,000
882 Colt Giant’s Causeway Emma’s Encore Ben Glass, Agent  $         420,000
883 Filly Uncle Mo Enchante Kenneth McPeek, Agt for Three Chimneys & Walking L  $         250,000
884 Colt Tapit Enchanted Rock *RNA (190,000)  —
885 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Enchantress Kerri Radcliffe, Agent for Bolton & Mathiesen  $         375,000
886 Filly Candy Ride (ARG) Endless Chatter Woodford Racing Team D/George Bolton  $         525,000
887 Colt Lemon Drop Kid England Swings William K. Werner  $         100,000
888 Filly Liam’s Map Enhanced Out  $                   –
889 Colt Ghostzapper Ensenada *RNA (200,000)  —
890 Colt Hard Spun Epitome of a Lady Barry K. Schwartz  $           95,000
891 Colt Tapit Erhu Out  $                   –
892 Colt Honor Code Escape With Me Autumn Hill Farms, LLC  $         210,000
893 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Esprit de Vie Godolphin  $      1,000,000
894 Colt Distorted Humor Eve Giselle Zayat Stables LLC  $         390,000
895 Colt Speightstown Eversmile *RNA (120,000)  —
896 Filly Blame Excedere Out  $                   –
897 Colt Tiznow Exchange Funds BBA Ireland  $         145,000
898 Filly Ghostzapper Exclude (GB) Thad Ackel & Kaladin, LLC  $         190,000
899 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Exotic Bloom Phoenix Thoroughbreds  $      2,100,000
900 Colt Zoffany (IRE) Fabulous (IRE) Margaret O’Toole  $           45,000
901 Colt Blame Facethefront *RNA (55,000)  —
902 Filly More Than Ready Fact File *RNA (180,000)  —
903 Filly Distorted Humor Fairytale Ending (IRE) Winchester Place Thoroughbreds, LLC  $         250,000
904 Colt Will Take Charge Famous Robert C.Baker and William Mack  $         325,000
905 Filly Bernardini Famous (IRE) David Meah, Agent  $         150,000
906 Filly Speightstown Famous Alice Out  $                   –
907 Filly Malibu Moon Fantasy of Flight Mike Ryan, Agent  $         425,000
908 Filly War Front Fascinating White Birch Farm  $         470,000
909 Colt Tiznow Fashion Insider *RNA (30,000)  —
910 Colt Tiznow Fastbridled Field Point Associates  $         180,000
911 Colt Lemon Drop Kid Fast Tip *RNA (90,000)  —
912 Colt Honor Code Favorably Out  $                   –
913 Filly Street Sense Featherbed Out  $                   –
914 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Fiftyshadesofgold Out  $                   –
915 Colt Speightstown Fiftyshadesofhay China Horse Club/Maverick Racing  $         750,000
916 Filly American Pharoah Fiji Moon Out  $                   –
917 Colt Awesome Again Final Fling Big Oak Farms  $             3,000
918 Colt Cairo Prince Fine Linen Michael McCarthy  $         350,000
919 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Fire and Flame *RNA (190,000)  —
920 Colt Honor Code Fire Assay Steven Dwoskin  $           85,000
921 Filly Quality Road Fire Fairy Fox Hill Farm  $         320,000
922 Filly City Zip Fiscal Policy *RNA (35,000)  —
923 Colt Candy Ride (ARG) Flash Forward White Birch Farm  $         875,000
924 Colt Declaration of War Flatbow Hideyuki Mori  $           70,000
925 Filly Munnings Flip Flop (FR) Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners  $         125,000
926 Colt City Zip Flowerbomb Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC  $           85,000
927 Filly War Front Flying Passage Out  $                   –
928 Filly Distorted Humor Folklore T. McGreevy, Agent for Michael C. Stinson  $         410,000
929 Colt Honor Code Fools in Love *RNA (150,000)  —
930 Filly Curlin Forbidden Kiss Out  $                   –
931 Colt Street Sense Forest Fashion Carlo Vaccarezza  $         280,000
932 Colt City Zip Forest Gamble Godolphin  $         500,000
933 Colt Hard Spun Forever Loyal Out  $                   –
934 Filly Animal Kingdom Fortyniner Fever Shawn Dugan, Agent  $         250,000
935 Colt Street Sense Four Gifts Ben Glass, Agent  $         140,000
936 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Free as a Bird Clancy Bloodstock  $         475,000
937 Colt Honor Code Freedom Flag Dillon House Partners  $         475,000
938 Filly Ghostzapper Frolic’s Revenge D.P. Racing, LLC  $         300,000
939 Filly Street Sense Fully Living Steven W. Young, Agent  $         425,000
940 Filly Curlin Funny Moon Gayle Van Leer, Agent  $         135,000
941 Filly Malibu Moon Galveston Bay *RNA (190,000)  —
942 Filly Curlin Gamay Noir Solis/Litt  $         300,000
943 Colt Palace Malice Gambling Geraldine *RNA (45,000)  —
944 Colt Lemon Drop Kid Game (FR) Solis/Litt  $         300,000
945 Colt Declaration of War Gamely Girl L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds  $         200,000
946 Filly Uncle Mo Garnet *RNA (140,000)  —
947 Filly Kitten’s Joy Gata Bella Breffni Farm  $           60,000
948 Colt Into Mischief Gaudete Oxo Equine LLC  $      1,200,000
949 Filly City Zip Geeky Gorgeous *RNA (90,000)  —
950 Filly Pioneerof the Nile General Jeanne *RNA (375,000)  —
951 Colt Declaration of War Geographic *RNA (120,000)  —
952 Colt Constitution Ghostly Darkness Out  $                   –
953 Colt Bernardini Gifted Girl (IRE) Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC  $         270,000
954 Filly Distorted Humor Gilded Gold *RNA (160,000)  —
955 Colt American Pharoah Gilt Cromwell Bloodstock  $         250,000
956 Colt Honor Code Glacken’s Gal Randy Bradshaw  $         270,000
957 Filly Super Saver Glinda the Good *RNA (575,000)  —
958 Filly Medaglia d’Oro Glittering Tax *RNA (700,000)  —
959 Filly Distorted Humor Glorious Chant Akira Katayama  $         100,000
960 Filly Elusive Quality Glorious View *RNA (35,000)  —
961 Filly Honor Code Going to Kukaro Tommy Town Thoroughbreds  $         330,000
962 Colt Malibu Moon Gold Dust Woman Cromwell, Solis/Litt, Winchell  $         500,000
963 Filly Uncle Mo Golden Antigua *RNA (85,000)  —
964 Colt Pioneerof the Nile Golden Artemis *RNA (190,000)  —
965 Colt Speightstown Golden Flair Hideyuki Mori  $         250,000
966 Colt Cairo Prince Golden Marlin Rockingham Ranch  $         100,000
967 Filly Uncle Mo Golden Rock G. J. Partnership  $           70,000
968 Colt American Pharoah Golden Sheba SF Bloodstock, LLC/Starlight West  $         550,000
969 Filly Tapit Gold Mover *RNA (225,000)  —
970 Filly Giant’s Causeway Gold N Eskimo Late Night Stables  $         335,000
971 Colt War Front Got Lucky *RNA (275,000)  —
972 Colt Uncle Mo Grace Anatomy Barry K. Schwartz  $         250,000
973 Colt Medaglia d’Oro Grace Hall Courtlandt Farm  $         725,000
974 Colt Uncle Mo Grace Is Gone Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent  $         350,000
975 Filly Tapit Gracie Square Out  $                   –
976 Colt Curlin Graciously Soft *RNA (300,000)  —
977 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Graeme Six Shawn Dugan, Agent  $      1,050,000
978 Filly Uncle Mo Grand Cru Cruzian Out  $                   –
979 Filly Ghostzapper Grand Glory Steven W. Young, Agent  $         850,000
980 Filly Honor Code Grand Portege Jackpot Farm  $         285,000
981 Colt Malibu Moon Grand Prayer Out  $                   –
982 Filly Carpe Diem Grandtessa Carlo Vaccarezza  $         330,000
983 Colt Union Rags Graser (IRE) *RNA (95,000)  —
984 Filly Uncle Mo Grazie Mille Courtlandt Farm  $         875,000
985 Filly Mineshaft Greatest Show *RNA (27,000)  —
986 Filly Malibu Moon Great Look Mathis Stables  $         330,000
987 Filly Pioneerof the Nile Grosse Pointe Anne Out  $                   –
988 Filly Liam’s Map Groton Circle Out  $                   –
989 Colt Tapit Gypsy’s Warning (SAF) Solis/Litt  $         350,000

HIP 984 WAS SOLD BY JOHN GUNTHER FOR $875,000.00

MARIO WATCH

Mario Gutierrez
Entries
September 15Los Alamitos Race Course

Peachy Wgt-118 Race 4 Maiden Claiming $20,000
Bourque Wgt-119 Race 7 Claiming $12,500
September 16Los Alamitos Race Course

Chin Tu Wgt-124 Race 3 Claiming $6,250
Lovely Linda Wgt-124 Race 9 Claiming $8,000

Results
September 13 – Los Alamitos Race Course
Gracida finished 3rd beaten 13 1/2 lengths Race 2 Chart
Perfect Ice Storm finished 5th beaten 13 3/4 lengths Race 4 Chart
Convince finished 1st by 3 lengths Race 6 Chart

 

HASTINGS NEWS BY GREG DOUGLAS

GREG DOUGLAS

SHADES OF THE YEAR 2013

IN RUN FOR JOCKEY TITLE

 Perez & Gonzalez Resume Rivalry

Vancouver, B.C. (Sept. 14/18) — It wasn’t that long ago when Amadeo Perez and Enrique Gonzalez were doing their own version of Mexico’s national dance – the Jarabe Tapito – as a racing season was nearing its conclusion at Hastings Racecourse.

The year was 2013 and it appeared Perez was well on his way to winning a second consecutive Leading Jockey title with 54 trips to the winner’s circle and just seven race dates left on the calendar.

Then suddenly Gonzalez got hot. Really hot.

Over the final four days of the meet he won 12 times to finish with 59 wins, two more than Perez. They were actually tied for the lead with 57 heading into the final day on October 14 when Perez was skunked while Gonzalez won a pair, including the 35th running of the Fantasy for two-year-old fillies. It would be Enrique’s sixth stakes victory of the year.

Perez bounced back to be Hastings’ leading rider again in 2014 and now he and Gonzalez are engaged in another Mexican Hat Dance as this 2018 campaign heads into its stretch run with just 10 racing dates remaining on the schedule.

With three wins on BC Derby Day including the S.W. Randall Plate, Gonzalez is tied with Perez for the lead, deadlocked with 42 on the season.

Unless there is a theatrical finish like Enrique staged in 2013, it would seem a safe assumption that Gonzalez and Perez will be engaged in another run to the wire for this year’s leading jockey honors.

Aaron Gryder (32), Antonio Reyes (28), Denis Araujo (26) and Richard Hamel (24) have all chalked up respectable numbers, but the stage is set for another Gonzalez/Perez standoff.

FAN APPRECIATION DAY SATURDAY

Live thoroughbred racing resumes Saturday and Sunday with 1:50 p.m. starts. Saturday is Fan Appreciation Day with $4 burgers, $2 hot dogs and $1 soft drinks and with each live racing program purchased Hastings fans will receive a voucher for free gifts that include $2 and $5 betting vouchers, 2019 VIP preferred parking passes and grandstand box seats and a host of other prizes.  Also, a ‘second chance’ draw after Saturday’s seventh and closing race gives patrons a chance to win a mini fridge, barbeque and Canucks’ pre-season tickets.  Winners will have to be present to declare their prizes.

TOM WOLSKIS HOSS TALK

One of the most interesting and mysterious occupations inside the world of horse racing is that of a jockey’s agent. Persons who work behind the scenes with jockeys that we hardly ever get to know anything about what they do.

But, we do know in many cases what is needed to get started as an agent is a pencil and some patience. At Hastings Racecourse, there are five jockey agents representing the majority of the leading riders.

The top two jockeys in the standings as of September are Enrique Gonzalez and Amadeo Perez. They both have Agent, Travis (Trapper) Barroby, who has now added David Lopez to his list of Jockeys. Longtime agent Gord Rumble represents Aaron Gryder and Richard Hamel. While former rider, now agent Chad Hoverson works for Denis Araujo and Apprentice rider Learie Seecharan. With the dean of local agents Wayne Snow booking mounts for Silvino Morales and Wayne’s brother Daryl handling red-hot Antonio Reyes. Two riders booking their own rides are Sahin Civaci and Jeffer​y Burningham.

“This can be a pretty tough place,” said agent Hoverson. “There are so many stables already committed to jockeys it makes it very tough to find live horses (horses with a high chance of winning) to ride. There’s just less and less availability, the options are not there, you can work as hard as you can but the top horses are not there for you to ride.”

This sums up how tough it has become for some very capable riders to catch the eyes of trainers. Which makes this interesting for local racing fans, but extremely difficult for some seasoned jockeys to best show their skills.

KUDOS: Among strong performances from last weekend’s BC Derby was Antonio Reyes riding both winners of the $100,000 Sadie Diamond (Dancin Shoes) and the $100,000 Jack Diamond Futurity (Dat Day).

For agent Daryl Snow, it was an afternoon to remember. “Antonio and I have been together for three years,” said Snow, “and ever since we got together, it was always the case, I was working for him, not the opposite. And the first time he exercised Dancin Shoes, she was young and unraced. He came back with this big smile, telling Barb and me, she’s going to be a good one.”

Reyes was right, in her first start ($50,000 BC Debutante) she won easily. The two-year-old Cross Traffic filly followed that victory up easily winning Saturday’s $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity.

Unbeaten Dancin Shoes owned by Mr. & Mrs. David Pihl with Antonio Reyes in the saddle shown winning the $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity. – Four Footed Fotos

Staying with Dancin Shoes, she was bred and owned by Kelowna’s, David and Delaurlyn Pihl. “Dancin Shoes was a late foal,” said Pihl. “And while her mother (Andtheliviniseasy) was giving birth, she developed complications. And began hemorrhaging then our vet told us, she was going to die and we should get the foal out immediately. As soon as we got the baby was out, the mare got so excited and jumped to her feet. For the next few days, my wife bottled fed the foal with fluids. And she began getting better. We quickly noticed the foal was very smart and a fast learner. But, because she was a late foal, we were having trouble selling her to anyone or take to a yearling sale. She’s (Dancin Shoes) really an amazing story and we’re so blessed with what happened.”

The owners are hoping her next race will be the $75,000 Fantasy on September 29. Among her possible rivals, are George Gilberts, Summerland, with an impressive earlier win on the Derby Day program. Now, this would make for one exciting race for everyone.

KUDOS CONTINUES! Owners B C Stables & Paul Caravetta and trainer John Morrison for wisely making the correct decision to give the amazing Here’s Hannah, winner of the $100,000 British Columbia Oaks, a breakaway from racing for the winter.

“Here’s Hanna has been a dream horse for us.” said Morrison, “she has done everything we asked her to do. So she is going to the farm for some rest and relation. It’s our way of saying ‘Thank You’ for giving us so much joy.”

Among many fans who attended Hastings for the $150,000 BC Derby were former Vancouver Canuck greats Daniel and Henrik Sedin and the Honorarble Wally Oppal – Hossy Photos

Thanks to Greg (Dr. Sport) Douglas, Director of Media Relations and Special Events at Hastings Racecourse, for inviting the Sedin twins (Henrik and Daniel) and the Honourable Wally Oppal to be guest presenters on BC Derby Day.

A big thank you also to the local horse breeders for putting on a great Yearling and Mixed Sale Tuesday at Thunderbird Show Park. “Overall the sale was a success,” said Ole Nielson, President of BCTOBA, “I think the quality horse’s sold well. Which was good most of the horses sold, all in all our main objective is having horses remain in this Province, which I feel was accomplished.”

Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, September 13
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $25,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $40,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $40,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $12,500 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $40,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Starter Allowance – $12,500 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $8,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Sunday, September 16 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $15,000
Race 3 Claiming – $6,250 $13,000
Race 4 Claiming – $6,250 $12,000
Race 5 Starter Allowance – $25,000 $25,000
Race 6 Allowance $55,000
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000
Race 8 Los Alamitos Special S. $100,000
Race 9 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000

Final Entries

Saturday, September 15
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $15,000
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $28,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $15,000
Race 5 Barretts Debutante S. $100,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000
Race 7 Claiming – $12,500 $16,000
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $28,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $45,000

HASTINGS EXTRA’S FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND.

(Entries Close on Wednesday, September 19, 2018) 

X5 EXTRA RACE NO 5 WAIVER MAIDEN CLAIMING  Purse $12,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $3,000 for BC Breds) For Maidens, Two Years Old.

Weight 119 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $8,000, For Each $1,000 To $6,000 3 lbs. (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $8,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $8,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

 

X6 EXTRA RACE NO 6 WAIVER CLAIMING

Purse $16,000. (Plus up to $2,100 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $4,000 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward.

Three Year Olds 119 lbs. Older 124 lbs. Non-winners Of A Race At A Mile Or Over Since August 22 2 lbs. Such A Race Since July 22 4 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, For Each $1,250 To $22,500 3 lbs.  (Races Where Entered For $16,000 Or Less Not Considered For Allowances) (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $25,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $25,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH

 

X7 EXTRA RACE NO 7 WAIVER MAIDEN CLAIMING

Purse $16,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $4,000 for BC Breds) For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old.

Weight 119 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, For Each $1,250 To $22,500 3 lbs.  (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $25,000 Or Less Or Started For A  Claiming Price of $25,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

 

X8 EXTRA RACE NO 8 WAIVER CLAIMING

Purse $15,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $3,750 for BC Breds) For Two Year Olds.

Weight 119 lbs. Older 124 lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since August 22 2 lbs. A Race Since July 22 4 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $16,000, For Each $1,750 To $12,500 3 lbs. (Races Where Entered For $12,500 Or Less Not Considered For Allowances) (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $16,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $16,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

  

X9 EXTRA RACE NO 9 WAIVER CLAIMING

Purse $8,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $2,000 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds and Upward Which have a minimum of  two starts at the 2018 meet and have not finished first, second or third at  the current meet.

Three Year Olds 119 lbs. Older 124 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $4,000, For Each $500 To $3,000 3 lbs. (Horses that win this condition are no longer eligible for this condition while all other starters in this condition remain eligible.)  (Winning this race will not be considered in eligibility in any other condition  maidens excluded) (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $4,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $4,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

 

X10EXTRA RACE NO 10 WAIVER CLAIMING

Purse $15,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $3,750 for BC Breds) For Three Year Olds.

Weight 120 lbs. Older 123 lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Since August 22 2 lbs. A Race Since July 22 4 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $16,000, For Each $1,750 To $12,500 3 lbs. (Races Where Entered For $12,500 Or Less Not Considered For Allowances) (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $16,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $16,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

 

 X11EXTRA RACE NO 11 MAIDEN OPTIONAL CLAIMING

Purse $20,000. For Maidens, Three Years Old and Upward.

Three Year Olds 119 lbs. Older 124 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $50,000, For Each $5,000 To $40,000 3 lbs.

ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH

 

 X12EXTRA RACE NO 12 WAIVER MAIDEN CLAIMING

Purse $16,000. (Plus up to $1,800 in Participation Money)(Plus up to $4,000 for BC Breds) For Maidens, Two Years Old.

Weight 119 lbs.

CLAIMING PRICE $25,000, For Each $1,250 To $22,500 3 lbs. (Horses That Started In A Claiming Race $25,000 Or Less Or Started For A Claiming Price of $25,000 Or Less In Their Last Start Are Eligible To Waiver Claim) (Horses Claimed In Their Last Start Must Re-establish Eligibility To Waiver Claim)

SIX AND ONE HALF FURLONGS

  

X13EXTRA RACE NO 13 ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING

Purse $22,000. For Three Year Olds Which Have Never Won Two Races Or British Columbia Breds Which Have Never Won Three Races or Claiming Price $25,000.

Weight 120 lbs. Older 124 lbs.  Non-winners Of A Race Other Than Maiden, Claiming, Or Starter At A Mile Or Over Since August 22  2 lbs.  Such A Race Since July 22 4 lbs.

ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH  Alternate Distance: Six And One Half Furlongs

Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, Sept. 13

Parade to post for Race 1, June 20, 1996

SATURDAY MARKS MILESTONE AT EMERALD DOWNS

Saturday marks the 2,000th day of live racing at Emerald Downs, a milestone that includes nearly 23 seasons and over 17,000 races.

It all began 2:32 p.m, June 20, 1996, when Strawberry Morn captured the first race in track’ history, rolling to a 10-length victory in the $35,000 U.S. Bank Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Since then, an additional 17,431 races have been run at the Auburn oval, including 507 this season.

  • 1st Day: June 20, 1996
  • 1,000th Day: July 4, 2006
  • 2,000th Day: Sept. 15, 2018
  • Total races (thru Sept. 9): 17,432

Only six days of live racing remain in 2018–September 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. Sunday, September 23 is Fan Appreciation Day with several $1 Specials and a stakes quadruple-header.

RACING THIS WEEK

Friday, September 14
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday

Saturday, September 15
5 p.m. (8 races)
September Saturdays
The Retros (perform after races)

Sunday, September 16
2 p.m. (9 races)
Emerald Rewards Day