Daily Racing Form Distaff S.

Race 9 at Fair Grounds on December 19, 2009

  • STK
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 3:53 PM
  • 1:52.20
Order of Finish
1

War Echo

Tapit  – Wild Vision

3YO

$60,000
  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
  • O:Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC (Joan & Ron Winchell)
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 569 yearlings sold, median $182,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Wild Again , Dark Bay or Brown, 1980.
2

Unforgotten

Northern Afleet  – Forgotten Secret

5YO

$20,000
  • J:Shane J. Sellers
  • T:Dallas Stewart
  • B:Charles T. Rognom & Robert A. Adams
  • O:Robert A. Adams
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Northern Afleet , Bay, 1993. Lifetime: 392 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Secret Slew , Bay, 1986.
3

No Use Denying

Maria's Mon  – Rumors Are Flying

4YO

$10,000
  • J:Francisco C. Torres
  • T:Malcolm Pierce
  • B:Pin Oak Stud, LLC
  • O:Pin Oak Stable (Josephine Abercrombie)
  • Margin:8
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Maria's Mon , Gray or Roan, 1993. Lifetime: 496 yearlings sold, median $47,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Kris S. , Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
4

Fighter Wing

Empire Maker  – Lakenheath

4YO

$4,000
  • J:Corey J. Lanerie
  • T:Greg Geier
  • B:Jim Tafel, LLC
  • O:Jim Tafel, LLC (Jim Tafel)
5

Why Wonder Why

Wild Wonder  – Miss Digamist

3YO

$2,000
  • J:James Graham
  • T:Tim Glyshaw
  • B:Bud Small, Georgia Small, Jack Small & Pam Small
  • O:Georgia Small
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Taptam won the Pippin Stakes in January.

    No Standout in Wide-Open Obeah Stakes

    Taptam, runner-up to Zenyatta last out, and Peruvian-bred Morena, who finished third behind runner-up Rachel Alexandra recently and second in this race a year ago, are among a field of 10 entered for the Obeah Stakes.

  • Haka and Garrett Gomez take the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.<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%3D8895615%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haka Holds On In Doubledogdare

    Claiborne Farm's homebred Haka wore down pacesetter Funny Moon in the stretch and held on for a one-length victory in the $100,000 Doubledogdare (gr. III), as trainer Christophe Clement ran one-two in Keeneland's feature.

  • Eleven-time winner Jessica Is Back is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Sixty Sails Handicap.

    Sixty Sails: Wolfson Duo Seek Smooth Sailing

    Eleven-time winner Jessica Is Back, coming off a nine-length romp in the Ocala Stakes at Gulfstream Park one month ago, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 17.

  • Striking Dancer won the La Canada in February.<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%3D8793582%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Doubledogdare: Striking Dancer in Good Form

    Stevestan Stables' Striking Dancer, winner of the La Canada (gr. II) in February and fourth behind Zenyatta in the Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent start, will carry top weight in the Doubledogdare

  • Zenyatta arrived at Oaklawn Park in preparation for the Apple Blossom.

    Zenyatta Faces Only Four in Apple Blossom

    Compared to what it was supposed to look like, the field for the April 9 Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap (gr. I) is a major disappointment. A field of only five, led by undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta, was drawn.

  • Zardana (left) defeats 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

    Zardana Stuns Rachel in Her Season Debut

    Rachel Alexandra was stunned by Zardana, who tackled the reigning Horse of the Year at the top of the stretch and outdueled the heavy favorite to win by three parts of a length in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes.

  • Rachel Alexandra will face 4 in the New Orleans Ladies.<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%3D8827584%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    New Orleans Ladies: So Who Will Rachel Face?

    The connections of Rachel Alexandra admit that the reigning Horse of the Year will not be 100% cranked for her 4-year-old debut, which will come in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes March 13 at Fair Grounds Races & Slots

  • Freedom Star leads the way in the Azeri Stakes.

    Front-Running Freedom Star Dominates Azeri

    In a race likely to produce a couple of contestants for the much-anticipated Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I) April 9, front-running Freedom Star dominated the $149,750 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park March 6.

  • Gone Astray makes his 2010 debut in the Razorback.

    Gone Astray Sets Sights on Razorback

    Gone Astray will make his season debut March 6 in the $150,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park and face a good field that includes 8-year-old Jonesboro, who won the 1 1/16-mile event back in 2008.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rachel Alexandra will make her next start in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    FG Oaks: 'Alexandra to Face Short Field

    A field of only four or five opponents is shaping up to face Golden Rod (gr. II) winner Rachel Alexandra in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), which is scheduled for March 14 at Fair Grounds.

  • Champion Stardom Bound<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%3D7685851%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound Heads KY Oaks Nominees

    IEAH Stables, Paul Pompa Jr., Michael Dubb, and Golden Goose Enterprises' Stardom Bound, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2008 and winner of the Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita in her 2009 debut, heads an impressive roster of 170 horses nominated to compete in the 135th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), which will be run at Churchill Downs May 1.

  • War Echo and Shaun Bridgmohan take the Silverbulletday.

    War Echo Rallies to Take Silverbulletday

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred War Echo passed stablemate Four Gifts inside the sixteenth-pole and went on to win the $150,000 Silverbulletday (gr. III) by 1 1/2 lengths Feb. 7 at Fair Grounds.

  • Just Jenda heads the field in the Silverbulletday.

    Silverbulletday to be a Showdown

    For the third time in nine weeks, Cindy Jones' Just Jenda and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Four Gifts will have a showdown as they head a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7 at Fair Grounds.

  • Leah's Secret and Eibar Coa take the Sunshine Millions Distaff.<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%3D7536705%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Leah's Secret Dominates Millions Distaff

    The stalking favorite Leah's Secret pulled clear of her rivals in the final furlong to impressively win the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff, the last of four rich stakes races at Santa Anita Jan. 24, for her third consecutive stakes win.

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