Island Whirl S.

Race 8 at Saratoga on September 1, 2011

  • STK
  • 7 furlongs
  • $75,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:23.43
Order of Finish
1

Dark Thunder

Trippi  – My Secret Brook

4YO Gelding

$45,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Montgomery Farm & Craig L. Wheeler
  • O:Joseph Bernardini
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Trippi , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 488 yearlings sold, median $32,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Montbrook , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2008 FTMFYR, $42,000.
2

Bank Merger

Consolidator  – Lucrative

4YO Colt

$15,000
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:Darley
  • O:Godolphin Racing LLC
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Consolidator , Chestnut, 2002. Lifetime: 175 yearlings sold, median $6,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seeking the Gold , Bay, 1985.
3

Avenging Spirit

Tapit  – Adalgisa

4YO Gelding

$7,500
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Robert Barbara
  • B:RMF Thoroughbreds
  • O:Joseph Bucci
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 552 yearlings sold, median $172,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Spinning World , Chestnut, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEESEP, $100,000.
4

Congressional Page

Orientate  – Page Dancer

6YO Gelding

$4,500
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Michael J. Trombetta
  • B:Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds Inc., Corner Woods & Peter Lamantia
  • O:R. Larry Johnson
SCR
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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    Repole, Dubb Entries Square Off in Toboggan

    Mike Repole and Michael Dubb, who were in a neck-in-neck owner's title race for most of the 2011 Saratoga meet, square off once again in the Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 4, as each will send out a coupled entry.

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    Repole-Pletcher Duo Heads Bold Ruler Lineup

    Owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, all set for next weekend's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with standouts Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo, have another dynamic duo entered in the $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III).

  • Uncle Mo working

    Uncle Mo Turns in Blistering Half-Mile

    With owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher watching, 2010 juvenile champion Uncle Mo blazed four furlongs in a bullet :46.57 over Belmont Park's training track for his next start in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II).

  • Trappe Shot won the True North by 8 1/2 lengths.

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    Led by impressive True North Handicap (gr. II) winner Trappe Shot, eight older sprinters will try to catapult to the top of the sprint standings in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap Aug. 7 at Saratoga.

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    Discreetly Mine Rolls in King's Bishop

    If there was any question about who is the top 3-year-old sprinter on the East Coast, Discreetly Mine answered it emphatically Aug. 28 at Saratoga with a wire-to-wire win in the $250,000 NetJet King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I).

  • Mambo Meister

    Locals Have Edge in Smile Sprint Handicap

    Locally-based pair Big Drama and Mambo Meister, with a combined 13 wins at Calder Race Course and both entering off wins over the track, are two of the horses to beat in the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) on July 10

  • Garrett Gomez was unseated from his mount Jadal at the start of the seventh race on Monmouth Park's opening day card.

    Two Riders at Monmouth Taken for X-Rays

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    Together Indy Makes Grade in Commonwealth

    Together Indy rallied under Kent Desormeaux to win the seven-furlong Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) by a length at Keeneland April 10, capturing his first graded race in his synthetic track debut for trainer George Weaver.

  • Not for Silver is one of two Commonwealth runners for trainer Michael Trombetta.

    Trombetta Doubles Up in Commonwealth Bid

    Trainer Michael Trombetta aims for a repeat victory April 10 in Keeneland's Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) with a pair of entrants in the $250,000 event, Congressional Page and Not for Silver.

  • Favorite Munnings delivers in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes. <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%3D8792397%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Classy Munnings Wins Despite Layoff

    Even-money favorite Munnings shrugged off a more than four-month layoff and showed his class by recording a one-length score in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 13 in South Florida.

  • Munnings makes his 4-year old debut in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship.<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%3D8300694%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Munnings Makes 4YO Debut at Gulfstream

    Munnings, who established himself as one of the nation's top 3-year-old sprinters a year ago, will make his first start as an older horse against a capable group in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. II)

  • In his first race since his famous starting gate tantrum prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic, Quality Road bounced back to win the Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Fresh Start for Quality Road in Hal's Hope

    In his first race since his famous starting gate tantrum prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Quality Road was much the best in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III), winning by 2 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park.

  • Rule pulls away to win the Delta Jackpot under John Velazquez.

    Rule Measures Up in Tight Delta Jackpot Win

    Even-money choice Rule took the $750,000 Boyd Gaming's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) in tenacious style at chilly Delta Downs Dec. 4, winning a virtual match race with Uh Oh Bango by a neck on a sloppy track.

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