Distinctiv Passion

2013 Stakes Winner


Distinctiv Passion   With Distinction Storm Cat
Extravagant Woman
Dance Forthe Green West by West

Sale History

Year Sale Hip# Type Price Buyer Consignor
2011 OBSAUG 155 Y $65,000 Mersad Metanovic & Jeff Bonde, agent Kim Harrison
2011 OBSJAN 121 Y $17,500 W.D. North Thoroughbreds Kaizen Sales

Recent Races

San Pedro S.

SAN PEDRO S. Santa Anita Park, January 21, 2013, $75,000 Added, value of race $99,500, 3 yo, 6 furlongs, 1:08.50 Dirt FT.

DISTINCTIV PASSION (Dark Bay or Brown Colt , 8 yo, 118 lb) $46,200
With Distinction —Dance Forthe Green , by West by West
B—Harold J. Plumley , FL ; O—Brown, Jr., Edward J., Klein, Alan and Lebherz, Phillip ; T—Jeff Bonde

Hear the Ghost (Chestnut Gelding , 8 yo, 115 lb) $15,400
Ghostzapper —Rehear , by Coronado's Quest
B—W. S. Farish and Lazy F Ranch , KY ; O—Halo Farms and Hollendorfer, Jerry ; T—Jerry Hollendorfer

Disarm (Chestnut Gelding , 8 yo, 115 lb) $9,240
City Street —Detonate , by Salt Lake
B—Tom R Durant , TX ; O—Hronis Racing LLC ; T—John W. Sadler

Margins: 1½, 1¾, 6½ . Others: Really Mr Greely 122 ($4,620) . Winning Jockey, Edwin A. Maldonado.

Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. (gr. I)

SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP S. (gr. I), Santa Anita Park, October 05, 2013, $250,000 Guaranteed, value of race $250,500, 3 yo's & up, 6 furlongs, 1:08.00 Dirt FT.

POINTS OFFTHEBENCH (Dark Bay or Brown Gelding , 9 yo, 124 lb) $150,000
Benchmark —Mo Chuisle , by Free House
B—Gary Rocks , CA ; O—Crevier, Donnie and Martin, Charles V. ; T—Tim Yakteen

Goldencents (Bay Colt , 8 yo, 123 lb) $50,000
Into Mischief —Golden Works , by Banker's Gold
B—Rosecrest Farm & Karyn Pirrello , KY ; O—W. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing ; T—Doug F. O'Neill

Distinctiv Passion (Dark Bay or Brown Colt , 8 yo, 118 lb) $30,000
With Distinction —Dance Forthe Green , by West by West
B—Harold J. Plumley , FL ; O—Brown, Jr., Edward J., Klein, Alan and Lebherz, Phillip ; T—Jeff Bonde

Margins: ½, 2½, 4½ . Others: Gonna Fly Now 119 ($15,000) , Roman Threat 119 ($5,000) , Centralinteligence 124 ($250) , Trinniberg 121 ($250) . Winning Jockey, Mike E. Smith.

Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. Recap

After winning three stakes races including the grade III Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes with Bench Points in 2011, it only made sense that many of the partners who campaigned that successful son of Benchmark would return to send out his brother Points Offthebench.

Their faith in family ties has paid off as Points Offthebench, who like his full brother is gelded and campaigned by trainer Tim Yakteen, secured a second straight grade I victory Oct. 5 when he posted a half-length win over Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Goldencents in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes.

Points Offthebench currently is owned by Donnie Crevier and Charles Martin, who were among the partners who campaigned his older brother.

Points Offthebench is a lightly raced 4-year-old son of Benchmark, who is the sire of three other grade I winners in Brother Derek, Silent Sighs, and Idiot Proof, who won the 2007 edition of the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (then called the Ancient Title Stakes).

Both siblings were bred in California by Gary Rocks. They are the first two starters out of the unraced Free House mare Mo Chuisle. (Mo Chuisle is what the trainer played by Clint Eastwood calls the female boxer played by Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, the 2004 Academy Award winner for Best Picture.)

Rocks, a former California-based trainer who manages Carl Asadurian’s Asadurian Thoroughbred Horse Ranch, landed Mo Chuisle (carrying Bench Points at the time) for $13,000 at the Barretts October mixed sale. Carl Asadurian campaigned Points Offthebench with Crevier for his first three starts, when Martin joined.

Yakteen said he will send Points Offthebench, his first grade I winner, to the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I).

Points Offthebench is the lone graded stakes winner so far this season for veteran California-based sire Benchmark, who boasts seven other 2013 stakes winners in Marks Mine, Sister Kate, Luscious Lonna, Bench Glory, Maravillosa Marcos, Open Eyed Dream, and Comprometido (Per-II). The leading California-based sire by races won in three of the past four years, 22-year-old Benchmark stood the 2013 season for $5,000 at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona.—F.A