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Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

Spotsgone Tries to Repeat in Hanshin Cup

This time one year ago, Robert Yagos' Spotsgone was sent off at odds of 81-1 in the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap (gr. III). In the 2008 edition to be held May 24 at Arlington Park, the son of Bright Launch was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite. Of course, the drastic change in odds may have a little something to do with Spotsgone lighting up the toteboard with a $165 mutual in last year's edition.

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

I have long been intrigued by the potential upgrading effects of inbreeding through brothers, sisters, three-parts brothers and sisters, and other close relatives.

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

Successful Inbreeding to Siblings

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Alan Porter has been intrigued for a long time by the potential upgrading effects of inbreeding through brothers, sisters, three-parts brothers and sisters, and other close relatives. Naturally, the top international group I winners Ramonti and Good Ba Ba attracted his attention because they are two interesting examples of inbreeding via siblings.

Istan Destroys Ack Ack Field

Istan Destroys Ack Ack Field

Laying just off the pace for three-quarters, 5-year-old Istan exploded at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win by 8 resounding lengths in the $200,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Nov. 3.

Only Four to Contest Withers Stakes

Saturday's 127th renewal of the $150,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at a mile drew only four horses, so it will be carded as race three of 10 on the Aqueduct card.

Haskin's Weekend Preview: Believe in Cal Derby

The California Derby is not known as a spawning ground for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, and if the expected rain hits the San Francisco area and Racketeer is scratched, that likely will leave only Cause to Believe who has a legitimate shot at the Run for the Roses.

Connections

Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Jockey Christopher P. DeCarlo
Owner Starlight Stable LLC (Jack Wolf), Donald J. Lucarelli and Paul H. Saylor
Breeder Mr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Stautberg

Pedigree

Throng View Five-Cross Pedigree Silver Deputy Deputy Minister
Silver Valley
Fun Crowd Easy Goer
Populi

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
FTSAUG2004
Hip 137
Yearling Barry Berkelhammer, agent Darby Dan Farm, agent for Willow Oaks Stable $160,000

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