PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS, Erie, PA
|1||Musical Romance||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$240,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Concorde's Tune - Candlelightdinner, Slew Gin Fizz
Sire: Concorde's Tune, Roan, 1989. Raced 4 years. 28 starts, 12 wins, $242,585. Lifetime: 69 yearlings sold, median $6,500.
Broodmare Sire: Slew Gin Fizz, Gray or Roan, 1991. In 2009: 1.50 AEI.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall, 2012 Mixed Sale, $1,600,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $22,000.
|2||Ariana D||Margin: ½||TrueNicks: B+||$80,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Mare | Rock Slide - Derby Tie, Black Tie Affair (IRE)
Sire: Rock Slide , Bay, 1998. Raced 4 years. 23 starts, 9 wins, $442,500. Lifetime: 33 yearlings sold, median $7,000. In 2009: .70 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Black Tie Affair (IRE), Gray or Roan, 1986.
|3||Shotgun Gulch||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A++||$40,000|
2007 | Chestnut Filly | Thunder Gulch - Rosieville, Boston Harbor
Sire: Thunder Gulch , Chestnut, 1992. Raced 2 years. 16 starts, 9 wins, $2,915,086. Lifetime: 480 yearlings sold, median $41,648.
Broodmare Sire: Boston Harbor, Bay, 1994.
Keeneland Association November 2012 Breeding Stock Sale, $1,600,000.
Others: Promised Mandate, $20,000; Jenny's So Great, $10,000; Kitty in a Tizzy, $6,000; Love That Dance, $2,000; Sweet Lorena, $2,000; Waccamaw, $200; Beat the Blues, $200; D'wild Ride, $200; Worstcasescenario, $200.
|1||Musical Romance||Juan C. Leyva||William A. Kaplan|
|2||Ariana D||Kent J. Desormeaux||Merrill R. Scherer|
|3||Shotgun Gulch||Luis S. Quinonez||C. R. Trout|
|4||Promised Mandate||Augusto A. Marin||Manuel Criollo|
|5||Jenny's So Great||Jesse M. Campbell||Danny M. O'Callaghan|
|6||Kitty in a Tizzy||Huber Villa-Gomez||H. James Bond|
|7||Love That Dance||Pablo Fragoso||Benjamin W. Perkins, Jr.|
|8||Sweet Lorena||Luis E. Perez||Michael S. Ferraro|
|9||Waccamaw||Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.||Robert M. Gorham|
|10||Beat the Blues||Miguel Mena||W. Bret Calhoun|
|11||D'wild Ride||Jeffrey Sanchez||Joseph F. Orseno|
|12||Worstcasescenario||Dale V. Beckner||Richard A. Violette, Jr.|
Beat the Blues, runner-up in Churchill Downs' Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) the last two years, gets the win May 27 in wire-to-wire fashion.Monday, May 27, 2013
Vuitton came from well off the pace to edge favored Beat the Blues by a nose in the $100,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 11, capping a sensational afternoon for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.Thursday, April 11, 2013
Greg de Gannes, an equine veterinarian who parlayed his knowledge of horses into a career as a successful trainer, died Feb. 23 in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was 50.Monday, February 25, 2013
After a six-year hiatus, the Calder Casino & Race Course Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members to its roster when inducting three horses, two jockeys, two trainers, and two owners/breeders.Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Musical Romance, who sold for $1.6 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, is headed to Japan where she will be a broodmare, one of her former owners said.Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The Fasig-Tipton November sale, which is known for its prominent cast of selected entries, will again feature several standouts, including this year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Zagora.Sunday, November 04, 2012
Trainer Bill Kaplan discusses champion sprinter Musical Romance.Thursday, November 01, 2012
Having stunned the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) a year ago at odds of 20-1, reigning divisional champion Musical Romance seeks to defend her title in the 2012 edition of the race.Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Fans at Santa Anita's Clockers' Corner had plenty of action on the morning of Oct. 25 as 10 horses pointing to the Breeders' Cup breezed. At Calder, defending Filly & Mare Sprint winner Musical Romance worked five furlongs.Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 24 that 180 horses, including eight former or defending winners, were pre-entered for the Nov. 2-3 World Championships at Santa Anita Park.Thursday, October 25, 2012
Champion Musical Romance breezed six furlongs in 1:14 1/5 at Calder Casino & Race Course Oct. 18 as she continues to work toward a defense of her title in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).Friday, October 19, 2012
Pinnacle Racing Stables and Bill Kaplan's 2011 Eclipse Award-winning female sprinter Musical Romance bid a proper farewell to Calder Casino & Race Course Oct.6.Saturday, October 06, 2012
Dust and Diamonds, getting good at the right time, disposed of better-known rivals Musical Romance and Turbulent Descent with ease in capturing the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths at Belmont.Saturday, September 22, 2012
Headed by national female sprint champion Musical Romance and multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent, the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park came up as an exceptionally tough race.Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Musical Romance, the champion female sprinter of 2011, will be consigned to the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November sale, Three Chimneys announced Sept. 18.Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Emma's Encore and Turbulent Descent are among the others targeting the Sept. 22 race at Belmont Park.Friday, September 14, 2012
Four months after she wowed the racing world with a track-record victory at Churchill Downs, Groupie Doll returned to action with another impressive effort in winning the $400,600 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) Sept. 8.Saturday, September 08, 2012
Multiple grade I stakes winner Groupie Doll, who got a freshening in the spring and summer, is among the 12 fillies and mares entered in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Sept. 8.Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Back on her favorite track, Tu Endie Wei engaged 1-2 favorite Roxy Gap along the inside and refused to give way en route to a one-length victory in the $170,843 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine Sept. 1.Saturday, September 01, 2012
Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
C C's Pal closed into a torrid pace and held off a late run from Island Bound to get the victory Aug. 3 in the $200,000 Honorable Miss (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.Friday, August 03, 2012
Roxy Gap defeated Atlantic Hurricane in a determined stretch duel to secure her first stakes win on turf by a half-length in the $186,402 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) July 29 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 29, 2012
Roxy Gap, enjoying a solid campaign so far this year with a pair of graded wins and two seconds in her past four starts, tries to transfer her form to turf against a good field in the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT).Thursday, July 26, 2012
Favored Stars to Shine, making her second start of the year, overcame some traffic issues to run down pacesetter Hooh Why in the stretch, winning the $151,072 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) July 22 at Woodbine.Sunday, July 22, 2012
Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.Friday, July 20, 2012