Portland Meadows Daily Results and Activity

Results

Monday, November 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $4,500 $4,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $6,000 $4,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Portland Meadows Fall Derby $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $10,000 $6,600 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $5,300 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $2,000 $5,700 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $2,500 $6,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $2,500 $5,500 Overnight Overnight

 

RAILBIRD NOTES

RAILBIRD NOTES BY GLEN TODD

KEENELAND MIXED SALE ENDED SATURDAY

The twelve day marathon of mixed horses ended Saturday with several local owners and breeders purchasing broomares and future prospects.

Ed Dittloff and family purchased their second broodmare in foal last Thursday when they signed the sales slip for Hip# 3345 for $18,000.00.  They purchased a 3 year old filly by Friesan Fire out of the Vee Vee Star. The filly is a half sister to the Gr1 winner Declan’s Moon and is in foal to Bayern.

Bayern by the way a freshman sire sold several weanlings in the sale and they sold very well.

HASTINGS PADDOCK SALE ANNOUNCED

The group of Hastings Racecourse, HBPA and BCTOBA have announced the Spring Paddock Sale of horses of racing age.

The preview day will be Saturday, April 7th and the sale on April 14th.

Consignment Forms will be available online early in the new year.

HASTINGS 2018 LIVE RACING  DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

Look for Hastings Racecourse 2018 racing dates to be announced very shortly.  I’m led to believe opening day will be Saturday, April 21st. We will publish the schedule once we receive the official announcement.

BCHRIMC MEETS TOMORROW

The British Columbia Horse Racing Industry Management Committee meets tomorrow in Vancouver.

The preliminary budget for 2018 will be discussed and as soon as its accepted by the committee the associations will be able to discuss distribution of the funds for 2018.

Once that is done purse pools and stakes pool can be finalized for 2018.

I think our share of the pool will be less then in 2017 but I hope I’m wrong.

QUOTE OF THE DAYWise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps

LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Sandi Gann
Results
November 19 – Turf Paradise
Mighty Fraser finished 1st by 3 1/4 lengths Race 6 View Chart    
Robert Gilker
Entries
November 23Del Mar

Victress Race 6 Red Carpet H. (Gr 3)
Not Yet Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming $50,000
Steve Henson
Entries
November 21Turf Paradise

Fifer Race 7 Claiming $6,250

Claims
November 19 – Turf Paradise
Wannablikegrandpa finished 3rd beaten 3 1/4 lengths Race 6 View Chart    

2017 Sporting Art Auction

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 19, 2017) – Spirited bidding and the sale of Sir Alfred Munnings’ A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath for $186,300, including buyer premium, highlighted the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Sunday afternoon at Keeneland.

The Sporting Art Auction is a collaborative effort between Keeneland, the world’s leading Thoroughbred sales company, and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, the country’s foremost gallery of fine sporting art.

In keeping with Keeneland’s mission, the Association’s portion of the auction proceeds will benefit its non-profit initiatives including support through the Keeneland Foundation.

Gross sales for the Sporting Art Auction totaled $2,426,040. Eighty-two percent of the pieces offered in the auction sold.

The British-born Munnings is renowned as one of the great masters of sporting art. A Morning’s Work, Newmarket Heath, a signed 15¼” x 28¼” oil on canvas, depicts horses training over what was unquestionably the artist’s favorite course.

Heading Home, a signed 30” x 40” oil on canvas by Andre Pater that appeared on the cover of the Sporting Art Auction catalog, brought $115,000, including buyer premium.

Still Water, by British sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green, sold for $103,500, including buyer premium. The 77½” x 11” signed bronze portrays a horse’s head as it drinks.

Famed American artist LeRoy Neiman’s At the Races fetched a final bid of $80,500, including buyer premium. The work, a 30” x 40” acrylic and mixed media on board, was signed and dated ’69.

Sheep in a Meadow, a signed 36” x 57” oil on board by German artist August Friedrich Albrecht Schenck, brought $46,000. As previously announced, 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the painting benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.

The 2017 collection featured 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from celebrated masters as well as talented new artists. In addition to the aforementioned pieces, the auction also sold works by such famed artists as Henry Stull and John Frederick Herring Jr., and contemporaries Larry Wheeler, Peter Howell, Richard Stone Reeves and Quang Ho.

Edwards Going Left Wins Cary Grant Stakes

Edwards Going Left © Benoit Photo

Edwards Going Left, the 2-1 betting choice, spoiled Solid Wager’s bid for a third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday, holding on gamely in the final sixteenth to win the seven-furlong sprint by a half-length.

Regular rider Tyler Baze was aboard Edwards Going Left for his sixth victory in nine lifetime races as the three-year-old gelding accomplished the distance in 1:22.98. Solid Wager turned in a game performance under Victor Espinoza, rallying from last place in the ten-horse field to narrowly miss a successful defense of his two-time title.

Third was California Diamond, three and one-half lengths behind stablemate Solid Wager from the barn of trainer Peter Miller, with Smokey Image a nose away in fourth.

Edwards Going Left, a son of Midnight Lute owned by Hronis Racing and trained by John Sadler, returned $6.60, $4 and $3 while earning first money of $57,000 to boost his bankroll to $231,390. He was claimed out of his career debut for $50,000 Feb. 9 of this year at Santa Anita.

Solid Wager, sent postward at 9-2, paid $5 and $3.60, while California Diamond returned $4 to show.

Miller, top trainer during the 2016 Bing Crosby season and headed to a repeat this fall, had sent out three winners on the program Sunday prior to Solid Wager’s valiant try in the Grant Stakes – Handful of Stripes in the second, Black Tie ‘n Tails in the fifth and Dominating Woman in the seventh.

The triple gave Miller 14 wins for the meeting, far in front in the standings with four racing days to go. The 18-day season will conclude Sunday, Nov. 26.


TYLER BAZE (Edwards Going Left, winner) – “I just wanted to keep him in the clear today; not let him get in trouble. I could feel that horse (late-charging Solid Wager – the winner of this race the past two years) coming. I’ve never hit this horse right handed, because he tends to lug in. But I hit him right handed and I think it surprised him. It gave him that little bump he needed to get there. It was a good race for him; he like to win.”

VICTOR ESPINOZA (Solid Wager, second) – “I was fine with where I was (well back of the main pack of runners). I knew he’d come running. And I thought I was going to catch that horse up front. My horse was moving. But the leader just wouldn’t slow down.”

GARY STEVENS (Smokey Image, third) – “It was a good trip for me. He tried hard off a layoff. A good race.”

JOHN SADLER (Edwards Going Left, winner) – “He’s probably the claimer of the year, wouldn’t you say? He’s won six races on the Southern California circuit (since being claimed for $50,000 in February), which is hard to do. We’re obviously very happy with him. Being a 3-year-old, we’ll nominate him to the Malibu (December 26 at Santa Anita) and we’ll see how it looks. I’ve outgrown that (claiming trainer tag) but we have a nice record for turning claimers into stakes winners and I’m really proud of that.”


FRACTIONS: :22.28 :44.65 1:10.06 1:22.98

The stakes win was the first of the meet for rider Baze and his first in the Cary Grant. He now has 30 stakes wins at Del Mar.

The stakes win was the first of the meet for trainer Sadler and his first in the Cary Grant. He now has 59 stakes wins at Del Mar, sixth most of all time.

The winner is owned by brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis of Delano, CA.

Turf Paradise Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Futurity Trial $3,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Futurity Trial $3,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $16,000 $12,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000 Overnight Overnight

 

Del Mar Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $52,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $25,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Starter Optional Claiming – $50,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $16,000 $18,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $53,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $53,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Cary Grant S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $52,000 Overnight Overnight

 

Golden Gate Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Claiming – $25,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $26,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $26,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $27,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $12,500 $10,000 Overnight Overnight