Trainer Mike Puhich chuckled at his Santa Anita training base Wednesday when asked how That's an Outrage, his candidate for the $200,000-added Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on Saturday, was named."They told me those were the first words out of their mouths after getting my first training bill," said Puhich of co-owners Tim Dore and Denise Moewes, who named the colt.Dore and Moewes, who have been clients of Puhich for eight years, hope the money was well spent as they seek their biggest prize in racing in the 1 1/16-mile test
That's an Outrage, a Kentucky-bred son of Quiet American, will be the most experienced starter in a small field with one victory in seven starts and earnings of $38,760.Dore, a former high school classmate of Puhich, and Moewes are both bankruptcy attorneys in Seattle. They race under the name Bull Stick Stable because Dore is nicknamed "Bull" – as in a china shop – and Moewes is nicknamed "Stick" because she was very thin in her youth.Dore and Moewes sold a 50% interest in the colt before his last start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), in which he finished seventh, to Ernie Moody's Mercedes Stable.That's an Outrage will be cheered on by Washington state in the Futurity. Not only are Dore and Moewes residents and Puhich a native, but Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens – who has the Futurity call – became a star at Longacres in Seattle before moving to Southern California.
A field of five or six is shaping up, with all starters to carry 121 pounds. Considered probable are That's an Outrage (Stevens), Lion Heart (Mike Smith), Saint Afleet (Alex Solis), St Averil (Tyler Baze) and Mambo Train (Iggy Puglisi). Considered possible is Quiet Cash.