COLONIAL DOWNS, New Kent, VA
|1||Aruna||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$58,800|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Mr. Greeley - Surya, Unbridled
Sire: Mr. Greeley, Chestnut, 1992. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 5 wins, $474,452. Lifetime: 863 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Unbridled, Bay, 1987.
|2||Dyna Waltz (GB)||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A++||$19,600|
2007 | Bay Filly | Dynaformer - Valentine Waltz (IRE), Be My Guest
Sire: Dynaformer, Dark Bay or Brown, 1985. Raced 3 years. 30 starts, 7 wins, $671,207. Lifetime: 555 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Be My Guest, Chestnut, 1974.
|3||Apple Charlotte||Margin: 6¾||TrueNicks: A+||$10,780|
2007 | Bay Filly | Smart Strike - Charlotte Augusta, Chief's Crown
Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 6 wins, $337,376. Lifetime: 463 yearlings sold, median $75,000.
Broodmare Sire: Chief's Crown, Bay, 1982.
|1||Aruna||Ramon A. Dominguez||H. Graham Motion|
|2||Dyna Waltz (GB)||Edgar S. Prado||Jonathan E. Sheppard|
|3||Apple Charlotte||Sheldon Russell||H. Graham Motion|
|4||Acronym||Rajiv Maragh||William I. Mott|
|5||Spring Party||Corey S. Nakatani||Eric R. Reed|
|6||Baltimore Belle||Eric Camacho||Michael J. Trombetta|
|7||Somme||Luis Garcia||Eric R. Reed|
While the young and beautiful have generated most of the financial fireworks at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale so far, the third session turned out to be the time for an older horse to sparkle.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Tell It, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Storm Cat, brought the highest price thus far during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she fetched $540,000 from Blandford Bloodstock.Thursday, November 08, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs this week.Thursday, November 08, 2012
James Miller's grade I winner Daisy Devine heads $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs, but the proven speedster could face challenge from Winter Memories' half sister, the late-closing La Cloche.Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Phillips Racing Partnership's homebred La Cloche, a half sister to Winter Memories, came flying with a tremendous late kick to win the $150,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 13.Saturday, October 13, 2012
Flaxman Holdings' Aruna seeks back-to-back wins in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 6, facing 12 rivals as she attempts to become just the fourth horse to accomplish the feat.Thursday, October 04, 2012
Hayley Turner became the first female jockey to win the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 18 when she rode I'm A Dreamer to hold off the late charge of Marketing Mix at Arlington Park by a nose.Saturday, August 18, 2012
With horses invading from at least four countries as well as various parts of the U.S. for the Beverly D. Aug. 18, it is somewhat ironic that the 3-1 morning line favorite has been based at Arlington much of the summer.Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Beverly D. Stakes that is part of Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing is ripe with contenders who are hard to separate on paper.Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Mystical Star got sweet revenge in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 30 at Belmont, experiencing no difficulties at the start to keep her from victory as she did in the May 26 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) last time out.Saturday, June 30, 2012
Flaxman Holdings' top-class turf mare Aruna will face a new contender in the $200,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park June 30, when trainer Chad Brown sends Banimpire to her U.S. debut.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The 124-pound highweight rebounded from a sixth-place finish last time out to best 10 other fillies and mares in the grade III turf event.Saturday, June 16, 2012
Pachattack, winner of the Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) in her only start since finishing third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), heads the field for the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 16.Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Flaxman Holdings homebred Aruna took charge at the five-sixteenths pole and held off Hit It Rich to win the Sheepshead Bay, a race that was impacted by a troubled start for Mystical Star and Magical Cat.Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tom and Evan handicap the Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park this weekend.Thursday, May 24, 2012
No factor in her only start this year, Aruna looks to get back on the beam for trainer Graham Motion in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT), scheduled for the inner turf course at Belmont Park May 26.Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Winter Memories will attempt to win her fourth graded stakes at Belmont Park when she makes her 2012 debut in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5.Wednesday, May 02, 2012
James Miller's Daisy Devine, allowed to get away with an easy lead under James Graham, went wire-to-wire in the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) April 14 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 14, 2012
Zagora, who ran third in last year's Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is back for this year running, but this time she's coming off two straight graded stakes wins.Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna to go in Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). The 4-year-old has impressed her connections from the start and has strong black-type pedigree to back up the decision.Wednesday, November 02, 2011
After watching Flaxman Holdings' homebred Aruna work at Churchill Downs Oct. 29, trainer Graham Motion said he was leaning toward running the 4-year-old filly in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).Saturday, October 29, 2011
Team Valor International's State of Play worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on Oct. 21 at Keeneland in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).Friday, October 21, 2011
An internationally-loaded field of 11 was drawn for the 1 1/4-mile E.P Taylor (Can-IT), which is the second of three grade I races on Woodbine's Sunday card.Thursday, October 13, 2011
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Three big winners the weekend of October 8-9 add to Mr. Greeley's growing legacy. Alan Porter also discusses the late Mr. Greeley's affinity for mares containing Fappiano.