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Speightstown Nothing Special , by Tejabo
BMargaret Santulli, NY.; OTurtle Bird Stable; TSteven M. Asmussen
Rahy Oriole Way , by Cahill Road
BJohn Kohler, KY.; OParaneck Stable; TJohn P. Campo, Jr.
Mike From Queens
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Flatter Fob , by The Prime Minister
BClaiborne Farm, KY.; ORepole Stable; TBruce N. Levine
Haynesfield earned his third consecutive stakes win in the Feb. 7 Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct. Despite bumping with another horse at the start, the 3-year-old son of Speightstown crossed the wire six lengths in front and has continued to improve each race.
ÒHe ran the mile and a sixteenth faster than he ran the mile and 70 last time (1:44.67 in the Jan. 3 Count Fleet),Ó said Toby Sheets, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen. ÒThere were a bunch of hiccups before his last raceÑhe missed training for weather, typical New York winter stuff, not because of the horse. HeÕs just a nice horse.Ó
In addition to the Whirlaway and Count Fleet Stakes, Haynesfield also won the Dec. 7 Damon Runyon Stakes for New York-breds, his first stakes attempt last year. HaynesfieldÕs only loss came in his debut, where he placed third.
Haynesfield is owned by Turtle Bird Stable, and was purchased from Eddie Woods, agent, by Vision Racing at the 2008 Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale for $20,000.
Bred in New York by Barry Weisbord and Margaret Santulli, Haynesfield is out of the Tejabo mare Nothing Special, who is out of the Apalachee mare Moody Maiden. Contrary to her name, Nothing Special was a stakes winner.
Moody Maiden was a winner and went on to produce five other winners. Moody MaidenÕs dam, Cool Mood (by Northern Dancer), is the granddam of Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval, 1997 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Touch Gold, and stakes winner Daijin. Daijin is the second dam of Lecomte Sakes (gr. III) runner-up Patena.
Haynesfield is Nothing SpecialÕs first stakes winner. She has produced three other winners, including her stakes-placed 2003 Carson City daughter named Mama Theresa. Nothing Special has a yearling filly by Successful Appeal. She was bred for 2009 to Songandaprayer.
Speightstown is the sire of four stakes winners. His 2009 added-money winners include Gemswick Park (gr. III), and Congor Bay. The 11-year-old son of Gone West stands at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. His 2009 fee is $35,000.ÑK.B.