So Many Ways

2013 G3W


So Many Ways   Sightseeing Pulpit
Happy Scene Dehere
Really Happy

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2011 FTMSEP 50 Y $22,000 James Schenck, agent Marshall W. Silverman

Recent Races

Eight Belles S. (gr. III)

EIGHT BELLES S. (gr. III), Churchill Downs, May 03, 2013, $150,000 Added, value of race $177,150, 3 yo, 7 furlongs, 1:22.84 Dirt FT.

SO MANY WAYS (Bay Filly , 7 yo, 118 lb) $101,048
Sightseeing —Happy Scene , by Dehere
B—John R Penn & John C Penn , PA ; O—Maggi Moss ; T—Thomas M. Amoss

Fusaichiswonderful (Chestnut Filly , 7 yo, 118 lb) $32,597
Fusaichi Pegasus —Cry Baby , by Dance Brightly
B—Don E. Cain , KY ; O—Aquino Stable ; T—Todd A. Pletcher

Irish Lute (Dark Bay or Brown Filly , 7 yo, 118 lb) $16,298
Midnight Lute —Shaniowa , by Storm Boot
B—Donarra Thoroughbreds, LLC , FL ; O—Donarra Thoroughbreds, LLC ; T—Dallas Stewart

Margins: ½, ½, ½ . Others: Calistoga 118 ($8,149) , Blueeyesintherein 118 ($4,890) , Sittin At the Bar 120 ($1,771) , Guadalupe High 120 ($1,771) , Touch Magic 118 ($1,771) , Gold Medal Dancer 118 ($1,771) , Dancinginthecircle 118 ($1,771) , Chortle 118 ($1,771) , Neith 118 ($1,771) , Renee's Titan 123 ($1,771) . Winning Jockey, Garrett K. Gomez.

Eight Belles S. Recap

Owner Maggi Moss recorded her first of two wins at Churchill Downs this Derby weekend when jockey Garrett Gomez piloted So Many Ways to victory in the seven-furlong Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) May 3. After a clean and even break on the fast main track, Chortle, on the inside, set the pace into the turn, with Guadalupe High stalking on the outside, and Blueeyesintherein and Fusaichiswonderful battling in third and fourth. So Many Ways was nicely positioned in sixth as they finished the first quarter in 22.17. The field stayed tightly grouped making the turn before opening up into the lane. Into the final furlong they battled seven wide before So Many Ways made her move on the outside, pulling away from Fusaichiswonderful on the inside for a half-length win in 1.22.84. Irish Lute finished third another half-length behind with Calistoga crossing the finish in fourth.

Moss is no stranger to the winner’s circle. An attorney from Iowa, she is a multiple graded stakes-winning owner ranked in the top 10 by wins since 2005. So Many Ways went out for trainer Tom Amoss for the first time in the Eight Belles, having previously been trained by Tony Dutrow. According to Amoss, “We knew the style she likes to run, which is to come from off the pace and come around horses. Garrett was trapped for a long time. When he got outside, she did some running. It worked to our advantage and turned out well.” He also credited the work of the filly’s previous trainer: “I just picked up where Tony Dutrow left off…He told me what to do today, and it made all the difference.”

Commenting on the ride, Gomez added, “I was behind the speed on the backside, and I waited my turn. On the turn I got into a little pocket, so I eased out. Tom (Amoss) told me to get her outside and I did. Then I asked her and she gave it to me. She’s a little bit of a filly, but she’s got a big heart.”

The Eight Belles gives Pennsylvania-bred So Many Ways her third graded stakes win after taking the Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) and the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga last summer. The win added $101,048 to her earnings, now totaling $424,348, and brings her race record to 4-0-1 from six starts. By Sightseeing out of the Dehere mare, Happy Scene, So Many Ways was bred by John R. Penn and John C. Penn and purchased by Moss as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic Eastern fall sale for $22,000 from Marshall W. Silverman, agent.

So Many Ways is the only stakes winner for sire Sightseeing, who stood at Richland Hills near Midway, Ky. A son of Pulpit, Sightseeing died Dec. 8, 2012, from complications resulting from intestinal surgery.—M.P

Charles Town Oaks

CHARLES TOWN OAKS Charles Town Races & Slots, September 21, 2013, $400,000 Guaranteed, value of race $400,000, 3 yo, 7 furlongs, 1:26.62 Dirt SY.

SO MANY WAYS (Bay Filly , 7 yo, 123 lb) $232,800
Sightseeing —Happy Scene , by Dehere
B—John R Penn & John C Penn , PA ; O—Maggi Moss ; T—Thomas M. Amoss

R Free Roll (Bay Filly , 7 yo, 120 lb) $77,600
Rockport Harbor —Jewels N Gems , by Acceptable
B—Richard Averill , FL ; O—Averill Racing LLC and Silver Oak Stable LLC ; T—Ralph Ziadie

Mr Hall's Opus (Bay Filly , 7 yo, 118 lb) $38,800
Officer —Sala de Oro , by Expelled
B—K & G Stables , KY ; O—Hall, George and Lori ; T—Kelly J. Breen

Margins: 2¾, 2¼, 3 . Others: Blueeyesintherein 118 ($19,400) , Awesome Mama 118 ($11,640) , Ile St. Molly 118 ($7,760) , Gold Edge 118 ($4,000) , Jax and Jill 120 ($4,000) , Thetaloveandmine 118 ($4,000) . Winning Jockey, Miguel Mena.