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Bargain purchase makes good

A $14,000 October yearling purchase by trainer Peter Miller from the 2009 Madera Thoroughbreds consignment, Got Even (Hip 338) paid early dividends winning three of eight starts at 2, including the final running of the $100,000 California Breeders Champion Stakes by just over four lengths getting the 7 furlongs in 1:21.39. 

With his November 12 allowance win at Del Mar, the 8-year-old gelded son of Stephen Got Even increased his bankroll to $665,805 and improved his record to 9 wins and 32 top-three finishes in 59 starts while earning 6-figures in five of seven racing seasons.  


A third stakes victory for Run Away

Last with three-eighths to run, Run Away came three-wide entering the stretch and was up in final strides to win the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile at Los Alamitos as the 1-5 favorite. The victory in 1:16.17 for the 6 1/2 furlongs was the fourth in five starts for the son of Run Away and Hide. Watch Race

A $325,000 purchase last March from the Wavertree Stables consignment (Hip 76) by trainer Simon Callaghan for owner Kaleem Shah, Run Away has banked $304,400. Winner of the Santa Anita Juvenile and the G2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar, he suffered his only defeat when third as the favorite in the G1 Del Mar Futurity.  


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.


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.

























Oscar Party third-highest price
at Keeneland’s opening session

At the 2013 Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Oscar Party (Hip 27) made headlines when trainer Jim Cassidy signed the ticket for a sale-topping $510,000 on behalf of Deron Pearson’s D.P. Racing. The Dixie Union 3-year-old filly was already a graded-placed stakes winner and half-sister to a graded winner.

Second in the Indiana Oaks-G2 for Pearson two starts after her purchase, she paid a huge return on his investment selling in foal to Tapit for $1.9 million to Reynolds Bell, agent for Alpha Delta Stable. 

A second Barretts sales graduate listed among the top-sellers at Keeneland’s Tuesday session is 2015 Select Sale 2-year-old Street Fancy (Hip 116). The Grade I winner of the Starlet Stakes in foal to Medaglia d’Oro sold for $1.5 million to Bridlewood Farm owner George Issacs.


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 

Del Mar, Nov. 5, $70,535 Alw. 1mT
Moonless Sky (4yo. f by Bold Chieftain) kicked into gear entering the stretch and was up in time to win by a head for her fifth Southern California victory in eight starts. The 2014 October Sale yearling (Hip 41) and stakes winner of $258,550 sold for $6,500 from Willow Tree Farm’s consignment.

Del Mar, Nov. 1, $53,035 Msw. 5 1/2f
Hardcore Troubador
(3yo. g by Roi Charmant) broke on top and set all the fractions to win by 7 1/4 lengths in time of 1:03.40 as the 6-5 favorite for owner/trainer Edward Freeman. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 1) consigned by John Golightly, sold for $3,000.

Niigata, Oct. 29, $125,400 Alw. 6f
Avenement (5yo. h by Lantana Mob) led gate-to-wire over a sloppy track to win by a neck for owner Makoto Kato and trainer Akatsuki Tomita. The 2014 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 39) offered by TIP Sales, sold for $90,000.

Santa Anita, Oct. 29, $61,715 Msw. 6 1/2fT
Tule Fog
(3yo. c by Surf Cat) took the lead entering the stretch and held on gamely to win the open company test by a half-length for trainer Javier Sierra and owner Carolyn Sherry and Sierra Stables. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 137) consigned by John Golightly, sold for $2,400.

Santa Anita, Oct. 22, $53,070 Alw. 1mT
Accountability (3yo. c by Acclamation) rallied between horses in final strides to win by a head in excellent time of 1:33.81 for trainer Rafael Becerra and owners Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, Paul Newhart and Craig Martin. The 2015 Select Sale yearling (Hip 27) consigned by Harris Farms, agent for Old English Rancho, sold for $25,000.

Santa Anita, Oct. 14, $62,250 Alw. 1 1/16m
Got Even (8yo. g by Stephen Got Even) set all the fractions for a game 2 ¼-length victory for the Sinnott Family Trust and trainer Peter Miller. The 2010 October Sale yearling (Hip 338) purchased from Madera Thoroughbreds for $14,000, won the California Breeders Champion Stakes at 2 and has bankrolled nearly $625,000.

Santa Anita, Oct. 13, $50,345 Msw. 1m
(2yo. f by Archarcharch) took the lead at the eighth pole and drew off to a 6 1/2-length victory as the 7-2 favorite in her two-turn debut for Seltzer Thoroughbreds and trainer Ian Kruljac. The 2017 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 56) consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, sold for $100,000.

Santa Anita, Oct. 6, $52,725 Alw. 6f
Powder (3yo. f by Slew’s Tiznow) took the lead entering the turn and continued on to post her third consecutive win in five starts for owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds and trainer Ian Kruljac. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 68), consigned by West 12 Ranch, sold for $20,000 and has earnings $91,305.

Santa Anita, Oct. 5, $51,725 Msw. 6f
Smiling Tigress
(2yo. f by Smiling Tiger) extended her 3-length lead in mid-stretch to 5 3/4 lengths at the wire for trainer David Bernstein and owners Naseer Fasihuddin and Madiha Sarwar. The 2016 October Sale yearling (Hip 88) sold for $18,000 from the Woodbridge Farm consignment.

Santa Anita, Oct. 1, $50,345 Msw. 6f
My Boo (2yo. c by Ghostzapper) pressed the pace before taking the lead in midstretch to win his second start as the 2-1 favorite for trainer Gary Sherlock and owners Bada Beng Racing, Victor Flores and Terry Lovingier. The 2016 Select Sale yearling (Hip 55) was consigned by Lovacres Ranch.

Nakayama, Sept. 30, $84,700 Msw. 6f.
Liver Bird (3yo. c by The Factor) overcame a slow start to win by a nose in a blanket finish for owner Yukio Baba and trainer Takahisa Tezuda. The 2016 March Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 12) consigned by Wavertree Stables, was purchased for a sales-topping $460,000 by Narvick International.

Los Alamitos, Sept. 24, $60,245 Alw. 1m
Avanti Bello (5yo. h by Include) gained the lead three-wide entering the stretch to win comfortably by 1 1/2 lengths for trainer Doug O’Neill and owners S. Keh, J. Richardson, P. Suarez et al. The 2013 October Sale yearling (Hip 23) consigned by Julie Adair Stack, is a multiple stakes winner of nearly $500,000.

Los Alamitos, Sept. 23, $45,000 Msw. 5 1/2f
Uh Oh Baby
(2yo. c by Uh Oh Bango) led gate-to-wire on the rail to win his second start by nearly two lengths as the favorite for owner PH Thoroughbred Racing and trainer Craig Dollase. The 2017 Paddock Sale juvenile (Hip 6) was a $52,000 purchase from Havens Bloodstock.

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.













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