Sugar Maple S.

Race 9 at Charles Town Races & Slots on April 18, 2009

  • Grade
  • 7 furlongs
  • $250,000
  • 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:24.44
Order of Finish
1

Spritely

Touch Gold  – Wood Sprite

4YO

$144,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:John E Smicklas & Barbara R Smicklas
  • O:Edward P. Evans
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Touch Gold , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 379 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Woodman , Chestnut, 1983.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $480,000; 2011 KEENOV, $850,000.
2

Choragus

Harlan's Holiday  – Tappanzee

4YO

$48,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Ian R. Wilkes
  • B:Lothenbach Stables Inc
  • O:Lothenbach Stables, Inc. (R. Lothenbach)
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Harlan's Holiday , Bay, 1999. Lifetime: 594 yearlings sold, median $72,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Bet Big , Dark Bay or Brown, 1980.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $42,000.
3

Weathered

Key Contender  – Thunder Stand

4YO

$24,000
  • J:Michael J. Luzzi
  • T:Karl M. Grusmark
  • B:Edward L. Shapoff
  • O:Chevalier Stable (J. Shapoff)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Key Contender , Chestnut, 1988. Lifetime: 22 yearlings sold, median $1,950.
  • Broodmare Sire: Thunder Puddles , Chestnut, 1979.
4

Cowgirls Don't Cry

Pure Prize  – Emphatic Style

5YO

$12,000
  • J:Kendrick Carmouche
  • T:Michael J. Trombetta
  • B:Justice Farm, Greg Justice and Steve Justice
  • O:Jeff Singer
5

Super Slash

Smoke Glacken  – Ridinghood

5YO

$7,200
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Peter Klesaris
  • B:Waterfalls Stable, LLC
  • O:Peter Klesaris
6

Charlotte's Di

El Corredor  – Di's Time

6YO

$4,800
  • J:David Cohen
  • T:Steve Klesaris
  • B:Jim Sherman
  • O:James F. Schurman
7

Two Columbus

Two Punch  – Indy Go Go

5YO

$2,500
  • J:J. D. Acosta
  • T:Christopher W. Grove
  • B:Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Rebecca Davis
  • O:Our Chelsea Stable (C.Grove)
8

Smile Samantha

Reparations  – Away Rene

4YO

$2,500
  • J:Tom Foley
  • T:Harry J. Painter
  • B:Harry Joe Painter & Dr. Alison Kate Painter
  • O:Harry J. Painter
9

4YO

$2,500
  • J:Erick D. Rodriguez
  • T:John V. Alecci
  • B:John F. Fennessy
  • O:John V. Alecci
10

Mikeslittlegirl

Cape Canaveral  – Ginger Thomas

4YO

$2,500
  • J:Jonathan Joyce
  • T:Flint W. Stites
  • B:Parrish Hill Farm & Overbrook Farm
  • O:Devan L. Shumway
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    Hilda's Passion Looks to Stay in Form

    Hilda's Passion, who is a neck away from being unbeaten in her last four stakes tries, looms as the one to beat in the $150,000 Inside Information (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sara Louise holds off Justwhistledixie to win the Top Flight.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8657574%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sara Louise Popular Winner in Top Flight 'Cap

    Sara Louise, wheeling back in three weeks following a fourth-place showing in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), held off Justwhistledixie in the final furlong Nov. 27 to win the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) as the odds-on favorite at Aqueduct.

  • Sarah Louise won the Victory Ride at Saratoga in August.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8443363%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sara Louise Back to One Mile in Top Flight

    Godolphin Stable's 3-year-old Sara Louise, making her first start since a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Santa Anita, headlines a field of nine for the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares going one mile Nov. 27 at Aqueduct.

  • Unbridled Belle cruises to victory in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8591866%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Unbridled Belle Rings True in 'Alarm

    Unbridled Belle, as expected, made her final start in New York a winning one, drawing off to an easy four-length victory as the prohibitive choice in the $109,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Oct. 31.

  • Millionaire mare Unbridled Belle will be the heavy favorite in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap.

    Unbridled Belle Says Goodbye to NY in 'Alarm

    Millionaire mare Unbridled Belle, who has competed in some of New York's premier stakes races over the past four seasons, makes her final start in the Big Apple as the heavy favorite in the $100,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Oct. 31.

  • 3-year old Haynesfield is one of the stars in the Empire Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7683569%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Empire Classic Tops Rich NY Showcase Day Card

    Future Prospect and Haynesfield are the stars and Naughty New Yorker is the sentimental favorite, but contention will run deep Oct. 24 when 11 colts and geldings and one filly line up for the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

  • Luna Vega overcame Spritely in the homestretch to post a mild surprise in the Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth.

    Luna Vega Runs Away With Molly Pitcher

    Luna Vega overcame Spritely in the homestretch to post a mild surprise in the $223,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 for her second win in as many starts on the Monmouth Park main track.

  • Euphony comes in from the midwest for the Molly Pitcher.

    Spritely Likely Favorite in Molly Pitcher

    Led by Edward P. Evans' Spritely, Pin Oak Stable's Euphony, and Glencrest Farm's Devil House, seven capable fillies and mares were entered for the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Monmouth Park.

  • Seventh Street wins the 2009 Go For Wand Handicap at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8379657%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seventh Street Relishes Slop in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Stable's Seventh Street continued her dominance over an off track, as she wore down Spritely in mid-stretch and went on to win the $300,000 Go For Wand Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 2 at rainy Saratoga. It was the fifth victory in eight starts for the 4-year-old daughter of Street Cry, who became a multiple graded stakes winner.

  • Informed Decision is on a 4 race winning streak.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8063311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard to Make Case Against Informed Decision

    Informed Decision, on a four-race winning streak following back-to-back grade I wins for trainer Jonathan Sheppard, towers over the field for the $150,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III), the Independence Day headliner at Arlington Park.

  • Favored Porte Bonheur holds on to win the First Flight Handicap at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8280590%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Porte Bonheur Catches First Flight by a Nose

    Favored Porte Bonheur showed needed improvement in her second start of the year when she wore down Spritely in the final strides to post a nose victory in the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park June 28.

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    Carolyn's Cat Has Edge in First Flight

    Carolyn's Cat, wire-to-wire winner last out in the Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II), will look to take her five older filly and mare rivals all the way again when she goes to post for the $150,000 First Flight Handicap (gr. II) June 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Sea Chanter's last stakes win came in the Miesque at Hollywood Park in November 2007.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2860419%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    DuPont Distaff: Darley Duo Tops Slight Field

    Darley Stable's tandem of Sea Chanter and Skylighter look best in a seven-horse field entered for the $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico May 16. The options could narrow, though, if Sea Chanter and another well-regarded entry, Striking Tomisue, run instead in the Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park the same day.

  • Researcher Right at Home in CT Classic

    A combination of talent and home-field advantage helped Researcher produce a powerful victory in the inaugural Charles Town Classic at Charles Town Races & Slots the evening of April 18. And he vanquished a few grade I winners in the process.

  • Seattle Smooth returns from a seven-month layoff in the Bed o' Roses Handicap.

    Bed o' Roses Has Plenty of Possibilities

    Mercedes Stables' Seattle Smooth, who took down eventual 3-year-old champion filly Proud Spell in the Fitz Dixon Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) last out, will return from a seven-month layoff and make her seasonal debut in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct April 18.

  • Hystericalady, shown winning the 2007 Molly Pitcher, tries for a repeat on Aug. 24.

    Hystericalady Eyes Molly Pitcher Repeat

    Any rival having to face the exceptional mare Hystericalady would have a hard time, no matter when or where it is. But having to do it at Monmouth Park, where she has proven to like the surface, and in the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II), an event she won by daylight last season, make it an even more unenviable task.

  • Proud Spell pulls away in the Delaware Oaks.

    Proud Spell Rebounds in Delaware Oaks

    Prohibitive favorite Proud Spell bounced back from a rough trip in the Mother Goose (gr. I) just two weeks ago to win the $500,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. I) in determined fashion July 12.

  • Louisville Stakes winner Ginger Punch finished 2nd in last year's Ogden Phipps Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4376622%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Seeks Revenge in Phipps

    Since her tough luck loss in last year's Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I), all Ginger Punch has done is reel off five grade I or II victories and collect the Eclipse Award for top older female. On June 14 the Awesome Again mare will return to Belmont for some unfinished business as the overwhelming favorite in the $300,000 Ogden Phipps.

  • Azeri winner Hystericalady is the one to beat in the Fleur de Lis.

    Fleur de Lis: Hystericalady One to Beat

    Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner-up Hystericalady seeks her fifth graded stakes victory and will likely be an odds-on choice to do so, as she faces five challengers in the $300,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) June 14 at Churchill Downs.

  • Cowgirls Don't Cry cruises in the Shuvee.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4542584%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Cowgirl' Wins Shuvee; 3,000 for Luzzi

    Jeff Singer's Cowgirl's Don't Cry went straight to the front and never looked back, scoring the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) by 2 1/4 lengths under Mike Luzzi to earn the biggest win of her career May 17 at Belmont Park.

  • Rite Moment holds off Lady Marlboro to win the Bed o' Roses.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4229575%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bed o' Roses Winner Has Perfect Timing

    The timing was perfect once again for Rite Moment, who won Aqueduct's $158,100 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr.II) for her third consecutive stakes victory April 19.

  • Golden Dawn won the Barbara Fritchie in February at Laurel Park.

    Proven Fillies Clash in Bed o' Roses

    A small but accomplished group of 4-year-old fillies will clash in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. II) April 19 on the dirt at Aqueduct, including three entering off of graded stakes victories. The seven-furlong Bed o' Roses drew a field of six.

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