Sword Dancer Invitational S. (G1T)

Race 10 at Saratoga on August 15, 2009

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Inner turf
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:25.43
Payoffs
  Telling $68.00 $28.00 $13.40
  Better Talk Now $11.00 $6.90
  Brass Hat $7.80
$2 Exacta (7-4) $645.00
$2 Trifecta (7-4-9) $9,045.00
$2 Superfecta (7-4-9-2) $79,644.00
Order of Finish
1

Telling

A.P. Indy  – Well Chosen

5YO

$300,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Steve Hobby
  • B:Darley
  • O:Lieblong, Alex, Lieblong, JoAnn
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Lifetime: 374 yearlings sold, median $360,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
2

Better Talk Now

Talkin Man  – Bendita

10YO

$100,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Wimborne Farm, Inc.
  • O:Bushwood Stables
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Talkin Man , Dark Bay or Brown, 1992. Lifetime: 71 yearlings sold, median $6,503.
  • Broodmare Sire: Baldski , Dark Bay or Brown, 1974.
  • Sale History: 1999 KEENOV, $10,500.
3

Brass Hat

Prized  – Brassy

8YO

$50,000
  • J:Calvin H. Borel
  • T:William Bradley
  • B:Fred F. Bradley
  • O:Bradley, Fred, F.
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Prized , Dark Bay or Brown, 1986. Lifetime: 140 yearlings sold, median $10,329.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dixie Brass , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
4

5YO

$25,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Ralph E. Nicks
  • B:John Kerber & Ivetta Kerber
  • O:Kerber, John, E., Mamatas, Nick
5

Grand Couturier (GB)

Grand Lodge  – Lady Elgar (IRE)

6YO

$15,000
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Robert Ribaudo
  • B:Tom Wilson
  • O:Keller, Marc
6

Quijano (GER)

Acatenango (GER)  – Quila (IRE)

7YO

$2,000
  • J:Andrasch Starke
  • T:Peter Schiergen
  • B:Stiftung Gestut Fahrhof
  • O:Jacobs, Andreas
7

Americain

Dynaformer  – America (IRE)

4YO

$2,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Wertheimer & Frere
  • O:Wertheimer EtFrere
8

6YO

$2,000
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
  • B:Helen C. Alexander & Helen K. Groves, Rev. Trust
  • O:Four Roses Thoroughbreds
9

Musketier (GER)

Acatenango (GER)  – Myth and Reality (GB)

7YO

$2,000
  • J:Jono C. Jones
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:Gestut Gorlsdorf
  • O:Glen-Teven, Johanna, Louise
10

Lauro (GER)

Monsun (GER)  – Laurencia (GB)

6YO

$2,000
  • J:Jorge F. Chavez
  • T:Andreas Wohler
  • B:Gestut Hof Ittlingen
  • O:Ostermann, Manfred
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Better Talk Now retired after his 2009 season with 14 wins from 51 starts and $4,356,664 in earnings

    Better Talk Now Euthanized at Age 18

    Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.

  • Kisskiss Telltell First Winner for Telling

    Winner of the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) got off the mark as a sire when Kisskiss Telltell won her debut Dec. 27 in the sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Barretts Set for First Del Mar Yearling Sale

    Barretts Sales, having conducted paddock auctions of horses of racing age during the Del Mar race meeting the past four years, is inaugurating a select yearling sale this season. It will be held Aug. 15.

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    NYRA Caps Travers Day Attendance at 50,000

    The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 6 that attendance at Saratoga Race Course will be capped at 50,000 for the Aug. 29 blockbuster race card highlighted by the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Boisterous Tops Full Field in Sword Dancer

    Boisterous may have won the Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) last time out at Belmont Park, but he isn't scaring away competition from the Aug. 17 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud in 2013

    Champion stayer Americain, set to stand his first American breeding season at Kentucky's Calumet Farm in 2013, will also mark his first Australian season at Swettenham Stud, it was announced Jan. 10.

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