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Sunday, November 16 2008


Stallion Prospects Top Sunday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (November 16, 2008) – Earth Planet and Major General, each sold as a racing or stallion prospect, headlined Sunday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Oscar Lobo paid $60,000, the day’s highest price, for Earth Planet. The four-year-old colt is a half-brother by Distant View to several stakes winners, including Group 1 winner and European high weight Danehill.





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HP Stable Notes: Sunday, November 16, 2008


I CAN SEE EYES $500,000 MATRIARCH CLOSING DAY OF TURF FESTIVAL

I Can See, a 5-year-old mare who has overcome the handicap of blindness in one eye to earn more than $400,000, worked five furlongs on turf in 1:01.60 Sunday at Hollywood Park for the $500,000 Matriarch on Nov. 30. The Grade I Matriarch, co-featured with the $500,000 Hollywood Derby on closing day of the three-day Turf Festival, is for fillies and mares at one mile on grass.

“She worked very nicely, as good as I could expect,” said trainer Steve Knapp after the drill under exercise rider Fernando Serna. “I will work here once more next Sunday, and if all goes well, she will run in The Matriarch.”





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EVITA ARGENTINA CHARGES THROUGH STRETCH TO WIN MOCASSIN


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2008) — Evita Argentina, last much of the way, closed from eighth at the top of the stretch under jockey Tyler Baze to score a dramatic 1 1/2-length victory over front-running favorite Mi Chiamano Mimi in Sunday’s $111,100 Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park.

Evita Argentina, who beat Stardom Bound in the Sorrento at Del Mar before chasing her home in the Del Mar Debutante and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, was 11th entering the far turn and only had three fillies behind her when she straightened for home.

She rallied with authority in the middle of the track while covering the seven furlongs in 1:21.80 on Cushion Track to win for the third time in five starts.





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RUNNING RICH NOTCHES THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS


ALBANY -- Running Rich recorded his third straight impressive victory at the 2008 fall meeting when he ran away to a four-length score in the $39,240 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.

Ridden by Roberto Gonzalez and trained by Kent Molinaro, Running Rich came from just off the pace to win the one-mile allowance test for 3-year-olds and up in 1:36.26. Sydney Again took second by two lengths over Gabriel's Hill





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Saturday, November 15 2008


Selva hits high note in the Glorious Song


TORONTO, November 15 - Selva rallied from just off the pace en route to capturing Saturday's $150,000 Glorious Song Stakes on a rainy day at Woodbine.

The two-length victory was the third in as many starts for the Kentucky-bred, who notched scores at Saratoga and Monmouth, before heading north of the border.

The favoured daughter of Forest Wildcat quickened impressively inside the final furlong after early splits of :22.67 and :45.41, set by Real Fancy Runner. Second choice Holiday Girl rallied along the rail to finish second, while Hooh Why was third.





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HAPPY HOUR FOR TURNER, DRY MARTINI IN STUYVESANT


On a dreary Saturday afternoon Aqueduct, Dry Martini hit the spot.

The 5-year-old gelded son of Slew Gin Fizz, winless in six starts dating back to June 30, 2007, picked the right time to wake up as he came from last and rolled on to a 3¼-length victory over Stud Muffin in the 58th running of the Grade 3, $110,500 Stuyvesant Handicap.

So emphatic was his win, his first since taking the Grade 2 Cornhusker at Prairie Meadows last year, that jockey Channing Hill eased up on him as he approached the wire. He still covered the muddy nine furlongs in 1:51.11.



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‘OGGIE’ HAS HIS WAY IN MEADOWLANDS FEATURE, MEET TITLES AWARDED


East Rutherford, NJ [Nov. 15, 2008] - Oggies Way wore down the pacesetter in the final strides to win the $51,000 featured seventh race allowance on closing night of the 2008 Thoroughbred Meet at the Meadowlands.

Ridden by Victor Santiago, Oggies Way stalked Defrerest Of All into the stretch and edged clear in the final furlong to take the mile and 70-yard event in 1:43 over a sloppy track. He paid $12.80, $7.00 and $3.60. Red Planet rallied between horses to finish a neck behind in second. Rolled Up narrowly beat out Defrerest Of All for the show spot.





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SWEET GOODBYE SAYS ADIOS IN NORTHERN DANCER STAKES


LAUREL, MD. 11-15-08--- William Harris’ Sweet Goodbye led from start to finish in the $50,000 Northern Dancer Stakes.

Two fillies and two geldings lined up at the start of the 1-1/8th mile test over the slopping going and the fillies finished one-two. Fascinatin’ Rhythm chased Sweet Goodbye every step of the way and galloped home a winner by 4-3/4 lengths.





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Legal Move Sells for $245,000 on Saturday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (November 15, 2008) – Legal Move, a four-year-old son of Bold Executive, sold as a racing or stallion prospect, brought $245,000 to highlight Saturday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Canadian Bruno Schickedanz bought the colt, who is a stakes winner at Woodbine. He was consigned by Lane’s End, agent.





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YOU LIFT ME UP HANGS ON UNDER SMITH TO WIN SKIRBALL-KENIS


INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2008) — Longshot You Lift Me Up, given a perfect ride by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, relaxed on the lead and then gamely held her ground through the stretch to beat favorite Solar Miss by a head in the $81,800 Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes on Saturday at Hollywood Park.

Smith held his ground along the rail aboard You Lift Me Up, refusing to give Garrett Gomez and Solar Miss running room until it was too late for the favorite as she came close, but failed to nail the front-runner on the wire.





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El Brujo seeks first stakes score in Coronation Futurity


TORONTO, November 14 * El Brujo, a gelded bay son of Candy Ride, looks to land his first career added-money tally in Sunday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes, at Woodbine.

Owned by Windways Farm and trained by Malcolm Pierce, El Brujo has two wins, two seconds and one third from five career starts.

His two-runner up scores and third-place effort have come in stakes events: a second in the Clarendon, a second in the Vandal and a third in the Swynford.





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Sovereign Award Media finalists announced


TORONTO, November 14 - The Jockey Club of Canada is pleased to announce finalists in the 2008 Sovereign Award Media categories. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Toronto on Friday 14 December 2008.

The Jockey Club of Canada was founded in 1973 by E.P.Taylor to serve as an international representative of Canada's Thoroughbred sport and to promote improvements to Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding both in Canada and internationally. To that end the Jockey Club of Canada organizes and hosts the annual Sovereign Awards to honour outstanding achievements in all areas of Thoroughbred sport - from media coverage to Horse of the Year.





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