Saturday, October 13 2012
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN Friday October 12, 2012
• PUYPE HOPES WOODMANS LUCK CHANGES IN CAL CUP CLASSIC
• CECIL HAS FEW COMPLAINTS ABOUT CAL CUP JUVENILE RUNNER
• TASTY TREAT SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN CAL CUP DISTAFF
• VERSATILE MENSA HEAT SET FOR CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT
• O’NEILL BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY
• LEADING RIDER TALAMO OFF TO FAST START AT SANTA ANITA
• HOT BAND PEPPER HEADS SATURDAY’S PARTY IN THE PADDOCK
NEW YORK SHOWCASE DAY KICKS OFF FALL FESTIVAL
ELMONT, N.Y. – Belmont Park will host a fall festival featuring a farmers’ market with local, autumn produce, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch on the final two weekends of the fall meet, Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 and October 27-28.
The fun kicks off on October 20, New York Showcase Day, which features seven stakes races for New York-breds worth more than $1 million. The farmers’ market will be located in the backyard festival tent offering apples and pears from local farms for sale, along with chestnuts, pumpkins, assorted squash, cider, caramel apples and other items. In addition to the market, New York crafters and food purveyors will sell locally made products in the grandstand.
Belmont Park Notes: Friday, October 12, 2012
BELMONT PARK NOTES
• Saratoga Snacks to step up, stretch out for Empire Classic
• Jacobson pondering Showcase Day options for Saginaw, Fiddlers Afleet, Great Gracie Dane; Gee Linz confirmed for Joseph A. Gimma
• Sailmate breezes in 1:00.66 for Empire Classic; Agilion (Gimma) and Kibosh (Ticonderoga) also to represent Kimmel barn
• Compliance Officer to be joined by Strong Impact in Mohawk; Meet the Mets on target for Bongard
Keeneland Sales Grads Compete in Top Turf Stakes This Weekend
LEXINGTON, KY (October 12, 2012) – Keeneland sales graduates abound in a graded stakes this weekend, many of which will be contested on the turf. Sunday’s card at Woodbine features four stakes including Al Khali in the Pattison Candadian International (G1) and Moment of Majesty and Stars to Shine in the E.P. Taylor (G1).
Saturday, October 13
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.(G1), $400,000, Keeneland, 3YO fillies, 9f (turf)
Stephanie's Kitten, 3YOFillyby Kitten's Joy - Unfold the Rose by Catienus($30000, KEE SEP YRLG 10, Consignor - Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O - Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey; B - Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; T - Catalano Wayne M.
Barn Notes for Friday, October 12th
• BREEDERS’ CUP REMAINS ON RADAR FOR JPMORGAN CHASE JESSAMINE RUNNER-UP KITTEN’S POINT
• “PLEASANT SURPRISE” FOR GAMBOLATI GOES FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY TODAY
• BEAUMONT WINNER GYPSY ROBIN HEADLINES 30 NOMINATIONS TO LEXUS RAVEN RUN
• LEADING ASTRAY, MISS CATO TOP 42 NOMINEES TO PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW
• TOP FOUR KENTUCKY TURF CUP FINISHERS MARQUEE NOMINEES TO SYCAMORE
• BIZZY CAROLINE TOPS 24 NOMINEES FOR ROOD & RIDDLE DOWAGER
• GALLOPING OUT
• FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• FALL MEET LEADERS
Calder Barn Notes
D’NIED PERMISSION LOOKING TO BOUNCE BACK IN STALLION STAKES FINAL
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (October 12, 2012) – After his surprise victory in the $125,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes, trainer Joe Calascibetta entered D’nied Permission in the Foolish Pleasure Stakes with tempered expectations, knowing that his combatants that day, specifically Itsmyluckyday and Sr. Quisqueyano would be tough. What the veteran conditioner didn’t expect was for the son of D’Wildcat to drop his rider shortly after the post parade and run off, essentially costing the gelding any shot at success.
Friday, October 12 2012
VIONNET & GOMEZ OVERCOME LAYOFF TO TAKE PEBBLE BEACH PURSE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 11, 2012)—Amid thunder, lightning and rain, 8-5 favorite Vionnet, with Garrett Gomez up, charged through the lane to win Santa Anita’s 10-horse, $50,000 Pebble Beach Purse for fillies and mares, winning by 1 ¼ lengths while getting a mile over a rain-dampened turf in 1:36.19.
Due to sporadic heavy rainfall throughout the afternoon, the turf course was listed as “good” prior to the Pebble Beach, which was run as the day’s seventh race. Idle since running second in the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita on March 10, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Sense rated kindly in mid pack going to the Club House turn under Gomez as Ricspretentiousgal and Kevin Krigger carved out fractions of 23.92, 48.55, 1:12.20 and 1:24.20 while getting early pressure from Acenda and Rafael Bejarano and from Gittel, who was ridden by Alex Bisono.
Highly Competitive Field of 11 to Contest Pattison Canadian Internat’l
TORONTO, October 11 – Imperial Monarch, Reliable Man, Joshua Tree and Wigmore Hall head a highly-competitive cast of 11 for the $1.5 million, Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International on the richest day of the thoroughbred racing season in Canada, Sunday at Woodbine.
In addition to the mile and one-half Pattison, Canada’s richest horse race, two other turf stakes will highlight the undercard - the $1 million, Grade 1 E.P. Taylor, at one mile and one-quarter, for fillies and mares, and the six furlong, $500,000 Grade 1 Nearctic, for three-year-olds and upward.
STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN - Thursday October 11, 2012
• CONSISTENT JOHN SCOTT SET FOR CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC
• GAME ON DUDE TO WORK THIS WEEKEND FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• O’NEILL BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY AT SANTA ANITA SATURDAY
• HOFMANS FULFILLED WITH CAREER VICTORY NUMBER 1,000
MULTIPLE GRADE 1 WINNER JACKSON BEND RETIRED
ELMONT, N.Y. – Jackson Bend, winner of the 2011 Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga Race Course and the 2012 Grade 1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been retired from racing, breeder and co-owner Fred Brei said today.
The diminutive son of Hear No Evil has been turned out since early September at Brei’s farm in Reddick, Fla., where he was sent following a last-place finish in this year’s Forego. Three weeks before the race, Jackson Bend was involved in a collision with another horse on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga, and although physically unharmed, Brei felt the 5-year-old was slow to recuperate mentally from the incident.
BOISTEROUS SEEKS 2ND KNICKERBOCKER; FILLIES TAKE TO TURF
BOISTEROUS SEEKS A PAIR OF KNICKERBOCKERS; FILLIES TAKE TO TURF FOR ATHENIA
ELMONT, N.Y. – Boisterous will attempt to earn his fourth stakes win over the Belmont Park turf when he heads postward on Saturday as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 3, $150,000 Knickerbocker at 1 1/8 miles.
$150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3)
Dale Romans (winning trainer of Moonwalk)
“You just don’t know with all these horses. She’s doing good and she can run, so we’ll give her a shot. She showed how much she can run.”
On whether she will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)
“I don’t know why we wouldn’t. I’ll talk to (Spendthrift Farm owner) Mr. (B. Wayne) Hughes and (farm general manager) Ned (Toffey) about it, but I don’t know why we wouldn’t. You have a free roll.”