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Spiced Perfection undefeated at Del Mar

Six weeks following her maiden special victory on opening day, Spiced Perfection won her stakes debut in the $98,000 Generous Portion Stakes, August 23 at Del Mar by two lengths for owner Dare to Dream Stable and trainer Brian Koriner. Watch Race

The dual Barretts graduate first sold for $6,500 at the 2016 October Sale from the Woodbridge Farm consignment (Hip 48) and would sell again for $50,000 as a March 2-year-old (Hip 8) when offered by Checkmate Thoroughbreds. She is the first stakes winner for 2017 Freshman sire and multiple Grade I winner Smiling Tiger.


Princess Karen speeds to stakes victory

In her first start since May, a fresh Princess Karen set quick fractions of :21:45, :44.56 and :56.51 then found more in the final furlong to win the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos by 1 1/4 lengths in time of 1:09 flat for 6-furlong co-feature. Watch Race

The 3-year-old daughter of Stay Thirsty trained by Jeff Bonde, co-owner with Edward Brown, Jr. and Karen Norton, now has three wins in six starts and earnings of $120,705 following her first stakes victory. She was a $82,000 purchase (Hip 22) from the McCarthy Bloodstock consignment at the 2016 Paddock Sale at Del Mar.


Early G2 Success for March Select Sale

Kaleem Shah’s Run Away solidified his position as one of the leading juveniles on the West Coast with a dominant victory in the Grade 2 $201,035 Best Pal Stakes.  Overcoming his rail post position, the son of Run Away and Hide tracked the early speed in second then took the lead approaching the quarter pole and powered away to a 3 1/2-length victory in time of 1:17.91 for the 6 1/2 furlongs. Watch Race 

A comfortable winner of the July 3 Santa Anita Juvenile in his previous start for trainer Simon Callaghan, Run Away displayed an early affinity for the Del Mar surface, previewing in :10 flat at the March 27 Select Sale training preview. His purchase price of $325,000 from Wavertree Stables (Hip 76), was highest among his sire’s 18 auction 2-year-olds of 2017.


Continental Divide graduates in stakes

Second in a maiden special at Del Mar in his debut on July 21, Continental Divide unleashed a huge run turning for home and held back the late rally of fellow sale grad Smokem to win the $101,035 Graduation Stakes by a half-length in 1:05.27 for the 5 1/2 furlongs. Watch Race

Trained by Jim Cassidy for owner D.P. Racing, the son of Animal Kingdom first sold for $45,000 as a yearling (Hip 147) from Woodbridge Farm’s Barretts October consignment then topped the 2017 May Sale at $245,000 (Hip 61) when consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock.


Rally Cry romp serves notice

Sent off as the 3-5 favorite in a five-horse field which included multiple G2 winners Red Rifle and Mohaymen, Rally Cry  humbled his competition with a near nine-length score in time of 1:48.58 for the 1 1/8 miles. Watch Race

The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo trained by Todd Pletcher for owner Paul Pompa, Jr. was a $250,000 Select 2-year-old purchase (Hip 106) by Steve Young from consignor Eddie Woods.


Curlin Road wins Cougar II Handicap-G3

Despite multiple bumps in a stretch battle with defending race winner Hard Aces, Curlin Road gamely prevailed to win the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap-G3 by a nose July 26 at Del Mar for R3 Racing, Calara Farms, ERJ Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill. The 4-year-old son of Curlin tuned up for the 1 1/2-mile marathon with 1 1/4-length allowance win at one mile at Los Alamitos, July 17. Watch Race

Consigned by Excel Bloodstock to the 2015 May Sale, Curlin Road (Hip 134) sold for $95,000 and with his fourth victory, increased his earnings to $231,750.
























Game Debutante score for Ismelucky

Overcoming trouble at the start and traffic problems throughout, Ismelucky rallied along the rail and caught the pacesetter in deep stretch for a half-length victory as the 6-5 favorite in the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos, September 16. Watch Race

Owned by Jerome Russell and trainer Jeff Bonde, Ismelucky completed the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.84 in her first start since she defeated maidens at Santa Anita May 18. The win was her second in three starts and increased her earnings to $108,420. The 2-year-old daughter of Lucky Pulpit was a $90,000 yearling purchase at the 2016 Fall Sale (Hip 224) from the Harris Farms consignment. Her yearling half-sister by Acclamation will be offered as Hip 159, October 17th at Barretts.

Graduate Short Notes 

Los Alamitos, Sept. 16, $45,345 Msw. 5 1/2f
Chatty (2yo. f by Exchange) set early fractions of 22.28 and 45.65 and was five lengths clear at the wire to win her second start as the 3-5 favorite for trainer Michael McCarthy. Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Madaket Stables, the 2017 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 61) consigned by King’s Equine, sold for $95,000.

Los Alamitos, Sept. 4, $46,690 Alw. 5 1/2f
Adios Cali (3yo. f by Adios Charlie) caught the pace-setting Barretts October grad Bold At Night at the wire to post her third career victory as the favorite. The 2015 Select Sale yearling (Hip 14) consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, was purchased for $40,000 by Sequel Bloodstock and later sold for $125,000 at the Barretts Select Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training (Hip 75).

Del Mar, Sept. 4, $61,725 Msw. 6f
General Interest (2yo. c by Calimonco) won his second start “going way” as the favorite for owner Mark Kornegay and trainer Bob Hess, Jr. The 2016 October Sale yearling (Hip 55) consigned by Ballena Vista Farm, sold for $11,000.

Del Mar, Sept. 2, $78,605 Alw. 1 1/8mT
Brimstoned (6yo. g by Unusual Heat) stalked the pace in second then gained the lead in deep stretch to win by just under a length for trainer Thomas Bell II and owners John Bell and Robert Theisen. The 2012 October Sale yearling (Hip 56) was consigned by Havens Bloodstock, agent.

Del Mar, Sept. 1, $61,380 Msw. 1mT
Speakers (3yo. f by Unusual Heat) took the lead four-wide turning for home and sprinted clear to win by just over a length for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and trainer Patrick Gallagher. The 2015 Select Sale yearling (Hip 49), consigned by Harris Farms, sold for $75,000.

Del Mar, Sept. 1, $54,450 Alw. 6f
Mama’s Kid
(2yo. f by Richard’s Kid) posted her second win in four starts while increasing her earnings to $75,505 for owner Tricar Stables and trainer Sal Gonzalez. The 2017 January Sale 2-year-old (Hip 176) consigned by Mary Knight, sold for $11,000.

Canterbury, Aug. 26, $50,000 Brooks Fields S.
Patriot’s Rule
(6yo. g by Tribal Rule) circled the field from last to grab the lead in the final sixteenth and increase his earnings to $496,773 in four stakes-winning seasons for owner Charles Garvey and trainer Robertino Diodoro. The 2012 October Sale yearling (Hip 32) was a $8,000 purchase from Sam Hendricks, agent.

Del Mar, Aug. 25, $61,380 Msw. 1m
(3yo. c by Haynesfield) quickly took the lead breaking from the nine post and was never headed, winning by nearly three lengths for owner Gary Broad and trainer Marty Jones. The 2016 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 68) consigned by Excel Bloodstock, sold for $60,000. 

Del Mar, August 20, $59,795 Alw. 6 1/2f.
Haveiture Way (4yo. f by Lucky Pulpit) set all the fractions and held on gamely for the win – her second in six starts while increasing her earnings to $85,625 for owner Kings River Ranch and trainer J. Kruljac. The 2015 January Sale 2-year-old (Hip 359) consigned by Colleen Turpin-Boyce, sold for $7,000.

Del Mar, August 19, $81,263 Alw. 1mT
Calvert Street
(4yo. g by Slew’s Tiznow) clocked the final furlong in :12 flat while posting his fifth career win and second allowance score in five starts this year for owner James Abel and trainer Eric Kruljac. The 2014 October Sale yearling (Hip 86) consigned by West 12 Ranch, was a $35,000 purchase by Mike Machowsky.

Del Mar, August 19, $61,380 Msw. 6f.
(3yo. f by Slew’s Tiznow) gained the lead in deep stretch despite clipping heels, to win her third start for owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds and trainer Ian Kruljac. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 68) sold for $20,000 from the West 12 Ranch consignment.

Saratoga, August 19, $55,000 Alw. 6f.
Asian’s Way
(4yo. f by Trappe Shot) battled through the final sixteenth to win her second start at Saratoga for Bran Jam Stable and trainer John Toscano, Jr. The 2015 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 30) consigned by Excel Bloodstock, sold for $37,000.

Del Mar, August 18, $61,380 Msw. 6f.
Morgan S.
(3yo. g by Majesticperfection) battled for the lead through fast fractions then drew clear to win his debut in time of 1:09.93 for owner Sheehy LLC and trainer Dan Hendricks. The 2015 August Select yearling (Hip 24) was bred by H & E Ranch and sold for $65,000.

Del Mar, August 17, $78,215 Alw. 6 1/2f.
Cuddle Alert
(6yo. m by Bedford Falls) recorded her seventh career victory and third win of 2017 while defeating G1 winner Noted and Quoted and boosting her bankroll to nearly $300,000. Trained by Reed Saldana co-owner with Leopoldo Urbina, the 2012 October Sale yearling (Hip 205) sold for $3,500 from the West 12 Ranch consignment. 













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