|2011||OBSAPR||541||2||$21,000||Shivananda Parbhoo||M&H Training and Sales|
|2010||FTKOCT||89||Y||$1,500||M&H Training and Sales||Beau Lane Bloodstock|
Smile Sprint H. (gr. II)
SMILE SPRINT H. (gr. II), Calder Race Course, July 06, 2013, $350,000 Guaranteed, value of race $350,000, 3 yo's & up, 6 furlongs, 1:10.21 Dirt FT.
(Dark Bay or Brown Colt ,
Gone West Midway Squall , by Storm Bird
BDonald R. Dizney , FL ; ODonald R. Dizney ; TDavid Fawkes
(Dark Bay or Brown Colt ,
Teuflesberg Bella Dorato , by Goldminers Gold
BJ M Stables, Inc. , KY ; OSherry Parbhoo ; TBisnath Parboo
(Chestnut Horse ,
Hear No Evil Sexy Stockings , by Tabasco Cat
BJacks or Better Farm Inc. , FL ; OJacks or Better Farm, Inc. and LaPenta, Robert ; TStanley I. Gold
Margins: 1¾, nose, neck . Others: Justin Phillip 118 ($16,275) , Trickmeister 116 ($9,765) , Close It Out 118 ($3,500) , Black Diamond Cat 118 ($3,500) , Fort Loudon 118 ($3,500) , Artefacto 113 ($3,500) , Apriority 115 ($3,500) , Cajun Breeze 117 ($3,500) , Off the Jak 116 ($3,500) . Winning Jockey, Luis Saez.
Smile Sprint H. Recap
First-time graded black-type winner Bahamian Squall captured Calder Casino & Race Course’s $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) July 6, taking with him the automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) from the field of 12, which included last year’s Xpressbet Sprint winner, Trinniberg, who finished second in the Smile.
Winner of Gulfstream Park’s Sunshine State Stakes, Bahamian Squall is trained by David Fawkes, who’s no stranger to the Smile Sprint, having taken the 2010 edition with Big Drama and now holding the record for most wins (three) in the six-furlong test.
Running as a homebred for Donald R. Dizney, the dark bay or brown colt was bred in Florida and is by Gone West out of the Storm Bird mare Midway Squall. Dizney acquired Midway Squall in 1997 when she went through the sales ring at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. She was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, and sold for $100,000 to Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm.
A producer of 12 winners from 13 starters, Midway Squall counts Bahamian Squall as her second graded stakes winner along with 6-year-old Apriority (by Grand Slam), who won the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park at 4 and finished second in Aqueduct’s Carter Handicap (gr. I). Carson City–sired stakes winner Squall City as well as black-type-placed winners British Attitude (by Broad Brush) and Acadia Breeze (by Royal Academy) are also among Bahamian Squall’s siblings. Currently with hoofs on the ground is a 2013 foal by Dizney’s First Dude, to whom Midway Squall was bred back to this year.
Since retiring to the breeding shed, Squall City has herself produced two stakes winners from her four winners: fillies Lady Chace (by Tiznow) and Vindy City (by Vindication). Lady Chace’s full sister, Big Tiz, is grade I stakes-placed, having finished second in the Hollywood Starlet Stakes at Hollywood Park. Bahamian Squall’s second dam, Oh So Precious, is a stakes winner and a half sister to dual black-type winner Doonesbear.
Bahamian Squall is one of two 2013 added-money winners for his sire, the late Gone West. In his career as a stallion, the son of Mr. Prospector sired 101 stakes winners who have earned more than $64 million. He entered stud in 1990 at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, where he stood until his death from colic in 2009.—M.P.