Golden Gate Fields

 

Results

Sunday, November 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,200 $7,000 Summary Chart  
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $14,000 Summary Chart  
Race 3 Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Summary Chart  
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $26,000 Summary Chart  
Race 5 Claiming – $25,000 $23,000 Summary Chart  
Race 6 Claiming – $40,000 $28,000 Summary Chart  
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000 Summary Chart  
Race 8 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $17,000 Summary Chart  
Race 9 Claiming – $20,000 $18,000 Summary Chart  

Early Entries

Friday, November 28 Overnight  
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $6,250 $9,000
Race 2 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $17,000
Race 3 Claiming – $12,500 $15,000
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $31,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Race 6 Allowance $30,000
Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $12,000
Race 8 Claiming – $12,500 $15,000
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000

Del Mar Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $31,000 Summary Chart  
Race 2 Claiming – $40,000 $40,000 Summary Chart  
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $23,000 Summary Chart  
Race 4 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000 Summary Chart  
Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $21,000 Summary Chart  
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $58,000 Summary Chart  
Race 7 Allowance $58,000 Summary Chart  
Race 8 Cary Grant S. $100,000 Summary Chart  
Race 9 Claiming – $25,000 $32,000 Summary Chart  

Early Entries

Friday, November 28 Overnight  
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $19,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $56,000
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $30,000
Race 4 Claiming – $12,500 $21,000
Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $58,000
Race 6 Allowance $68,000
Race 7 Seabiscuit H. $250,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $23,000

Local Trainers and Horses out of Town

Mike Anderson
Results
November 22 – Turf Paradise
Lucky Moly Miner finished 8th beaten 4 lengths Race 8 View Chart    
Barbara Heads
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise
 
Game Seven Race 5 Claiming $12,500
November 25 – Turf Paradise
 
Lord Calezaar Race 7 Claiming $6,250
Steve Henson
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise
 
Jaz Unlimited Race 7 Claiming $6,250
Ian Jewell
Entries
November 23 – Portland Meadows
 
Beautiful Strike Race 9 Claiming $2,500
November 25 – Portland Meadows
 
Deviance Race 8 Claiming $2,500
Cindy Krasner
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise
 
Dontmesswithkitten Race 4 Allowance
November 25 – Turf Paradise
 
Doctor McEachnie Race 8 Maiden Claiming $5,000
Charlene Miller
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise
 
Macho Woman Race 8 Maiden Claiming $5,000
November 25 – Turf Paradise
 
Sacred Delight Race 5 Claiming $8,000
Troy Taylor
Entries
November 27 – Del Mar
 
Royal Tale Race 3 Maiden Claiming $20,000

Results
November 22 – Golden Gate
Taylors Deal finished 1st by 1 1/4 lengths Race 8 View Chart 

Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

Proving her Nov. 1 victory in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) was no fluke, Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) as the 2-1 favorite at Delta Downs (VIDEO).

Wrapping up likely year-end honors as the top 2-year-old filly of 2014, the daughter of Giant’s Causeway   pressed a quick pace outside Vivian Da Bling as that one went a quarter in :22.34 and a half in :46.44.

Initially about a length behind Vivian Da Bling, Take Charge Brandi steadily closed ground under jockey Paco Lopez and was on even terms with the pacesetter heading into the final turn after three-quarters went in 1:12.39.

Take Charge Brandi put away Vivian Da Bling and held sway through seven-eighths in 1:25.97, repelling the late bid of Skipalute to win by 1 1/2 lengths. She completed the one-mile distance in a final time of 1:39.60 over a fast track. Majestic Presence closed for third, while Danessa Deluxe was fourth in the field of 10.

Following were, in order, Temper Mint Patty, Vivian Da Bling, Lil Super Bear, Miss Mandate, Sharla Rae, and Spooled.

Carrying top weight of 122 pounds, Take Charge Brandi returned $6.40, $4.20, and $3.40. Skipalute brought $7.20 and $5.40, and Majestic Presence paid $4.80.

Trained by Hall of Fame horseman D. Wayne Lukas, Take Charge Brandi earned her third victory from seven starts while picking up her second stakes score in a row. She has banked $1,410,126.

“She showed her class today because I didn’t think she handled the racetrack very well,” said Lukas afterward. He indicated that he may start Take Charge Brandi in the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Dec. 13.

Take Charge Brandi was bred in Kentucky by Charming Syndicate out of the Seeking the Gold mare Charming, who is a daughter of Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady.

Horton paid $435,000 for the chestnut filly from the Paramount Sales consignment at the 2013 Keeneland September sale. He also campaigned champion Will Take Charge  , a multiple grade I-winning son of Take Charge Lady.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88864/take-charge-brandi-takes-down-delta-princess#ixzz3Jss6ftzw

 

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino, and Hotel Nov. 22 (VIDEO).

A stewards’ inquiry and jockey objection from Corey Lanerie aboard third-place finisher Far Right against the winner for an incident on the final turn was disallowed. The ruling secured Ocho Ocho Ocho’s third victory in as many starts for trainer Jim Cassidy and owner D P Racing in the colt’s first try over a route of ground.

”I felt we could win it, he’d never been this trip, we’re always concerned about that, however he’s bred for that,” Cassidy said. ”The other side was how he’d handle this race track.”

The 5-2 favorite in the field of 10 2-year-olds, Ocho Ocho Ocho was ridden to victory by Mike Smith in a time of 1:45.47 for the 1 1/16-mile distance over a fast track.

A son of Darley stallion Street Sense   out of the winning Horse Chestnut mare Winner, Ocho Ocho Ocho was bred in Kentucky by Siena Farms.

Though breaking from the far outside, Ocho Ocho Ocho was deftly maneuvered to the inside by Smith approaching the first turn while positioned in fourth as Conquest Tsunami fought for the early lead with Prime Engine, with Mr. Z settled in third. Conquest Tsunami posted swift fractions of :22.27 and :45.74 but dropped out quickly as Ocho Ocho Ocho poked his head in front of Prime Engine and Mr. Z after completing six furlongs in 1:12.48.

”I knew that he was a bit green and that I had to keep him inside and not let him get out,” the hall of Fame jockey said. ”Once I did that I knew that we would be fine.”

In the stretch it came down to a two-horse race as Ocho Ocho Ocho, along the inside, inched away to a half-length advantage. But Mr. Z, ridden by Paco Lopez, kept battling all the way to the wire as the determined Ocho Ocho Ocho managed to just outlast his challenger.

It was four lengths back to Far Right, who was advancing at the rail rounding the final turn when forced to check while in tight. Far Right, who trailed the field through the first half-mile, fell back briefly but was gaining again in the lane while finishing behind the first two.

Lanerie said he was attempting to follow Ocho Ocho Ocho, when he thought the favorite might drift on the turn.

”I reacted to go ahead and get up in there and go about my business,” Lanerie said. ”As I made that decision, Mike got him back under control and back down on top of me. I was trying to go inside and he dropped back inside and pushed me into the fence.

”My horse was a little bit intimidated being he was young, which didn’t help,” Lanerie said, adding that without the trouble, he believed Far Right might have won.

Then came Saratoga Heater, Dekabrist, Wake Up Nick, Red Button, Prime Engine, Golden Actor, and Conquest Tsunami. Scratched from the also-eligible list were Unblunted and Two Six Wins.

Ocho Ocho Ocho began his career Oct. 11 with a one-length win over maiden special weight rivals at Santa Anita Park going 5 1/2 furlongs. In his next start, he was a convincing 5 3/4-length winner in the listed off-the-turf Juvenile Turf Sprint on the Breeders’ Cup undercard Nov. 1. Ocho Ocho Ocho was ridden to victory in those races by Joe Talamo.

Carrying 119 pounds, Ocho Ocho Ocho paid $7.20, $4.40, and $3. Mr. Z, the 3-1 second choice who was coming off a fifth-place finish in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, returned $4.20 and $3.20, completing a $30.20 exacta. Far Right, off at 23-1 odds, paid $9.20 to show.

Lukas was oh-so-close to sweeping the graded stakes at Delta Saturday after his Take Charge Brandi took the preceding race, the $400,000 Delta Princess (gr. III).

Saturday’s victory was worth $600,000 for Ocho Ocho Ocho’s connections, and boosts his career earnings to $693,600.

Cassidy said he plans give his horse a month off before running him in a prep race at Santa Anita, then the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

”I’ll back off him now, he’s pretty tired today,” Cassidy said. ”I’ll probably give him at least a month and then I’ll bring him back up probably late January.”

Though it is still more than five months away, Ocho Ocho Ocho earned 10 points toward a possible start in the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Mr. Z got four points, Far Right two points, and Saratoga Heater one point.

Ocho Ocho Ocho was a $200,000 purchase in April by DP Racing from Grassroots Training & Sales at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s  spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Grassroots Training & Sales acquired the dark bay colt as a Keeneland September yearling last year for $50,000 out of the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment on behalf of breeder Siena Farms.

Winner, his dam, sold in foal for $700,000 to Royal Oak Farm’s agency at the recent Keeneland November breeding stock sale when consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. She is in foal to Bernardini  .

A record total of $5.2 million was bet on the 11-race program at Delta Downs, which includes wagers from simulcast locations across North America, track spokesman Don Stevens said.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88867/ocho-ocho-ocho-cashes-jackpot-now-3-for-3#ixzz3JsrdgNOd

 

The 2014 Thoroughbred Awards Dinner

Turf Award Dinner 2nd

The 2014 Thoroughbred Awards dinner will be held on Thursday, December 4th at Newlands Golf Course. The reception starts at 6 p.m., the dinner will at 7 p.m. and the awards presentations will begin at 8 p.m.

In a new twist, every horse that won a stakes race this year will receive a special trophy from the racing associations as a thank you and congratulations from the thoroughbred industry.

The following list of horses will all receive one of these Special Trophies.

Ambleside Park

Alert Bay

Arabella’s Muse

Aspen Getaway

Blue Dancer

Cederberg

Dawselina

Finality’s Charmer

Hollywood Miss

I Think So

Koffee Grinder

Locket

Lord Rosberg

Madeira Park

Miss Derek

Mr. Bowling

Ole’s Miss

Party Pooper

Quatre Cat

Seedle Surprise

Slice of Red

Taylor’s Deal

Title Contender

Touching Promise

Wando Woman

Wilo Kat

Wonder World

Tickets are available from Cristan Gossen (604) 671-8140 and also from B.J. Davidson (604) 534-0145.

MARIO WATCH

Mario Gutierrez
Entries
November 23 – Del Mar
 
Tomasino Wgt-122 Race 1 Maiden Claiming $50,000
Litigation Road Wgt-122 Race 3 Maiden Claiming $30,000
Derringer Wgt-121 Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
Hanserella Wgt-121 Race 7 Allowance
November 27 – Del Mar
 
Royal Tale Wgt-122 Race 3 Maiden Claiming $20,000
The Custodian Wgt-122 Race 6 Maiden Special Weight
Pat the Bear Wgt-122 Race 8 Maiden Claiming $62,500

Results
November 22 – Delta Downs
Wake Up Nick finished 6th beaten 15 lengths Race 7 View Chart   

NEW STRIDE THOUROUGHBRED ADOPTION SOCIETY

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NEW STRIDE THOUROUGHBRED ADOPTION SOCIETY
Rehabilitation │ Retraining │ Adoption │ Education

November 18th, 2014

Dear Horse Owner/Horse Lover,

I am sure you are aware of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society, we are a non-profit charitable organization that has been re-homing former thoroughbred race horses for the past 12 years. We have found homes for over 120 horses, the majority of which raced at Hastings Park Racecourse. We don’t simply take in horses and adopt them out, we provide re-habilitation and re-training and find new homes and new careers (with the appropriate adopter) for these exceptional athletes.

We have received accreditation from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and we have qualified for grants from the THA, Thoroughbred Charities of America and Blue Horse Charities. The aforementioned groups have very rigorous application, review and approval processes.

As a horse owner I appreciate how tough a business horse racing is and most of us are in it for the love of the game and love of the horses. These horses deserve a new career or a pleasant retirement for all the joy and excitement they have provided to us. The only way we can continue to re-train and re-house these wonderful animals is through donations.

Please consider a donation to New Stride to assist us with continuing to find race horses new homes and new careers. All donations are 100% tax deductible and we will issue tax receipts by year end.

You can mail your cheque to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society at 4799 Olund Road Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V6 or you can go to www.newstride.com and click on “Donate”.
As horse owners you understand the day to day cost of looking after these fine animals, we have had to limit the amount of horses into the program due to financial restraint. We are hopeful that with additional funds raised that we will not have to turn any horses away.

Thank you very much for your consideration and a big thank you to all of you who have supported New Stride in the past.

Wishing everyone the best of racing luck. Sincerely,

Bill Randall
President, New Stride
E-mail: brandall@newstride.com Phone: 604-671-3077

Portland Meadows Daily Results and Activity

 

Early Entries

Tuesday, November 25 Overnight  
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,200 $4,600
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $4,500
Race 3 Claiming – $5,000 $5,000
Race 4 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $4,500
Race 6 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 7 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 8 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 9 Claiming – $3,200 $4,600
Race 10 Claiming – $3,200 $5,200

Final Entries

Tuesday, November 25    
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,200 $4,600
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $4,500
Race 3 Claiming – $5,000 $5,000
Race 4 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $4,500
Race 6 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 7 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 8 Claiming – $2,500 $4,700
Race 9 Claiming – $3,200 $4,600
Race 10 Claiming – $3,200 $5,200

Turf Paradise Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, November 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Derby Trial $3,000 Summary Chart  
Race 2 Derby Trial $3,000 Summary Chart  
Race 3 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,000 Summary Chart  
Race 4 Allowance $22,500 Summary Chart  
Race 5 Claiming – $8,000 $8,500 Summary Chart  
Race 6 Claiming – $3,000 $6,500 Summary Chart  
Race 7 Allowance $16,000 Summary Chart  
Race 8 Claiming – $6,250 $7,500 Summary Chart  

Early Entries

Tuesday, November 25 Overnight  
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden $3,500
Race 2 Claiming – $3,200 $6,700
Race 3 Claiming – $3,000 $6,500
Race 4 Allowance $13,800
Race 5 Claiming – $8,000 $9,400
Race 6 Claiming – $3,000 $6,500
Race 7 Claiming – $6,250 $7,200
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,000