Hollywood Derby (gr. I)
(gr. IT , 10f ,)
Storm Cat Heavenly Prize , by Seeking the Gold
BPhipps Stable, KY.; OOgden Mills Phipps; TClaude R. McGaughey III
Fast and Furious (FR)
(DK B/ h,
Singspiel (IRE) Helvellyn , by Gone West
BS.A.R.L. Elv. du Haras de Bourgeauville, FR.; OArnold Zetcher LLC; TRonald L. McAnally
Langfuhr Bodhavista , by Pass the Tab
BFarnswoth Farms, KY.; OSteve Taub; TKristin Mulhall
Margins: ½, 1, 2. Others: Whilly (IRE) 122($30,000) , Laura's Lucky Boy 122($10,000) , Hendrix 122 , Timo 122 , Joursanvault (FR) 122 , Blackdoun (FR) 122 , Fight Club (GER) 122 , On the Acorn (GB) 122 , Big Squeeze 122 , Terroplane (FR) 122 . Winning Jockey, Jerry D. Bailey.
The Phipps family stable had plenty to be thankful for during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Homebreds Daydreaming and Good Reward carried the black and cherry red Phipps family silks to graded stakes wins on both coasts. Daydreaming took the Nov. 26 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct and two days later Good Reward notched a half-length score in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.
The Hollywood Derby was the first grade I score for Good Reward, who earned his first black-type win in the Oct. 10 Storm Cat Stakes at Keeneland with trainer Shug McGaughey.
Good Reward is a fourth generation homebred to represent the Phipps family. The female family line begins with the purchase of champion Lady Pitt prior to the birth of her third foal, Queen’s Minister (by Bold Lad). Lady Pitt produced grade I winner The Liberal Member (by Bold Reason) and the third dam of Good Reward, Blitey (by Riva Ridge).
Grade II winner Blitey is the dam of grade II winner Dancing All Night and her grade I winning full brother Dancing Spree, both by Nijinsky II; grade I winner Fantastic Find (by Mr. Prospector); and grade I winner Furlough (by Easy Goer). Fantastic Find is the dam of grade I winner Finders Fee (by Storm Cat), who produced her first foal, an A.P. Indy colt this year.
The unraced second dam of Good Reward, Oh What a Dance, a full sister to Dancing All Night and Dancing Spree, produced champion Heavenly Prize, the dam of Good Reward, in addition to grade I winner Oh What a Windfall, grade I stakes-placed Dancinginmydreams, and grade III stakes-placed Hunting Hard, all by Seeking the Gold.
Oh What a Windfall produced a Dynaformer colt this year and Dancinginmydreams has a yearling colt, Dancing Forever (by Rahy) and produced a Forest Wildcat filly this year.
Heavenly Prize, who earned 1994 champion 3-year-old filly honors and netted $1,825,940 while winning nine of 18 career starts, including eight in grade I stakes, is kept at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm where she is in foal to El Prado on a May 18 cover. The mare produced a full brother to Good Reward this year and has a yearling filly, Flash By (by Forest Wildcat).
Storm Cat is the sire of Good Reward and 128 other added-money winners. Among his 19 2004 stakes winners are Sweet Catomine (gr. I), Storm Flag Flying (gr. I), Consolidator (gr. I), Fantasticat (gr. II), Cat Fighter (gr. II), Delmonico Cat (gr. IIIT), Newfoundland (gr. III), Seeking the Dia (Jpn-II), One Cool Cat (Ire-III), Cherokee (Ire-III), and Phantom Wind (Eng-III). Storm Cat stands at the Young family’s Overbrook Farm near Lexington. His 2005 fee is $500,000.—L.D.