Friday, July 30, 2010
A Little Warm will tackle the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes Gr.II on Saturday at Saratoga while former Va-bred champion Malibu Prayer takes on five rivals in the Spa’s $250,000 Ruffian Handicap Gr.I on Sunday.
Charitable Man (pictured) is entered in the $150,000 Teddy Drone Stakes at Monmouth on Saturday and an allowance race at Delaware Park on Sunday. The four-year-old colt by Lemondrop Kid, out of Charitable Donation by Saint Ballado, blew out three furlongs this morning at Delaware Park in 36:40 over the fast track.
Romans is looking at an ambitious graded one turf schedule going forward for Paddy O'Prado that includes the Secretariat Stakes, the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, and the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Paddy O'Prado may well be there.
His Virginia turf victories put him at the head of the class in three-year-old division grass wins and, temporarily at least (until tomorrow), on top of the year's classic victors.
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She was the daughter of the late Otis M. and Ruby Spencer Collier. She was preceded in death by her beloved dog, "Sassy."
Connie was an avid horsewoman and spent countless volunteer hours promoting and serving the horse industry in Virginia. The 4H Horse Program was a priority in her life and she served as an adult leader at both the county and state levels for over 40 years. Connie taught horse management classes at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.
Visitation for friends will be held on Friday, July 30, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., and where funeral services will be held Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A reception to celebrate her life will be held at Battery Park Christian Church following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to VTF-4H Connie Collier Fund, 902 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, Va. 24061. Condolences may be made at woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.
(Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images Europe)
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Virginia's legacy of horse racing is in jeopardy.
The recession and an industry in decline nationally are partly to blame. So are the surrounding states with slots and table-game gambling that offer bigger purses, luring quality horses away with lucrative prize money.
And anti-gambling sentiments at the General Assembly have so far hampered efforts to expand betting options in the Old Dominion.
"The industry is in, I would call it, the most severe downturn that it has ever been in in Virginia," said Glenn Petty, executive director of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association.
In two years, annual attendance at Colonial Downs' track in New Kent County and off-track betting sites has dropped by 21 percent and wagering is down nearly 14 percent.
Frank Petramalo Jr., executive director of the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association, which negotiates prize money and offers other services to horsemen, said increased costs to maintain race horses and higher purses elsewhere are hurting the Virginia tradition.
"It ain't what it used to be," he said.
A storied history
It's a tough reality to face in Virginia, home to a long, proud history of horse racing.
Quarter horse racing originated here and the commonwealth had a number of tracks prior to the Civil War, before the horses were conscripted for military purposes.
In the 1960s, Virginia was the fourth-largest producer of Thoroughbreds in the country, averaging 1,400 foals a year -- a number that has since dwindled to about 350 a year.
Secretariat, the legendary Triple Crown winner in 1973, was born in Caroline County in 1970.Meets like the Strawberry Hill Races date to the 19th century and still draw thousands each year.
While Saturday's Virginia Derby -- Colonial Downs' premiere event -- will shell out $600,000 in purse money and is expected to attract upward of 9,000 people, the horse-racing industry, from barn to track to betting parlor, is in decline.
An economic impact study of the state's equine industry is currently under way, but old numbers, prior to the recession, shed some light.
In 2001, Thoroughbreds in Virginia had a collective value of nearly $778 million, but by 2006 that number had fallen to $529 million, according to a 2006 Virginia Equine Survey Report. During that same time, the number of Thoroughbred horses declined from 36,300 to 30,900.
Industry observers anticipate the new report may show further erosion, in part because of the recession.
Pari-mutuel as a savior
Pari-mutuel wagering -- where gamblers collectively place bets against one another -- came about not as a means to raise money for the state but as a way to preserve Virginia's Thoroughbred breeding industry and to develop the population of standardbred horses, which are used for harness racing.
After six decades of attempts, voters finally approved pari-mutuel wagering in a 1988 referendum, making it legal to bet on horses in Virginia for the first time since 1904. A percentage of the take is devoted to supporting the industry, including local breeders.
Proponents, citing economic studies, later sought approval of off-track betting, saying additional outlets were key to economic success at the track. The General Assembly approved OTBs in 1992, but only if a locality's residents voted in favor, as off-track betting was not part of the initial campaign to legalize wagering. The first off-track betting parlor opened in 1996 in Chesapeake.
The first betting track
After a lawsuit, delays and changes in management, Virginia's first pari-mutuel racetrack, Colonial Downs, opened in 1997.
The track was plagued by money issues in its early years. It sought concessions to reduce the number of race days and floated the possibility of bankruptcy. The public company eventually went private and today is owned by Colorado firm Jacobs Entertainment Inc.
Colonial Downs boasts the second-longest dirt track in the nation, behind only Belmont Park, host of the third leg of the Triple Crown.
The 607-acre complex with a capacity of 10,000 people features dirt and turf tracks, 95 wagering stations and several floors to watch races, from the grandstand to luxury boxes.
"This racetrack is probably about the best I've been to to watch a race," said King William County resident Jimmy Jones, who also goes to West Virginia, where racetracks are paired with casinos."I don't know why Virginia is so against gambling," he said. "We wouldn't pay any taxes if we had gambling here."
Colonial Downs has a license to operate 10 off-track betting sites and currently has nine across the state, but none north of Richmond; off-track betting referendums in Northern Virginia have always ended in defeat. The most-recent satellite facility is in a small back room of Finn McCool's restaurant in Innsbrook -- a new approach for Colonial Downs.
"A lot of the major building blocks of success are in place," said Chris Baker, manager at Spring Hill Farm near Casanova in Fauquier County.
But Baker, whose farm produces 60 Thoroughbred foals a year and is among the largest breeders in the state, fears that if changes are not made, the industry could stagnate or diminish further.
Competition taking a toll
Virginia horse racing faces formidable competition from neighboring states with many more gambling options.
West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware have combined race tracks with casinos. Maryland will open a similar facility this year. And New Jersey draws upon its 11 Atlantic City casinos to fund purses at its tracks.
The slots and games help fatten the purses and prize money.
"If you would ask me what the biggest challenge is, it's the encroachment of alternative gaming," said Virginia Racing Commission Executive Secretary Victor Harrison.
Tucked in at the end of his 2009 annual report is an ominous note.
"Some form of slot machine/alternative gaming or instant racing should be approved eventually in the commonwealth," Harrison wrote. "Without it, a crisis in Virginia horse racing may arise."Owners go where the money is, Petramalo said, and that isn't always at Colonial Downs.
On average, Colonial Downs offers a total daily purse of about $170,000; Monmouth Park in New Jersey can offer up to $1 million per race day, Petramalo said.
And Colonial Downs has a boutique season, racing 76 days per year -- 40 for Thoroughbred and 36 for harness racing -- which means the opportunities to make money are fewer. By comparison, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia is running races 235 days this year.
As evidenced by the lengthy battles to get pari-mutuel wagering, gambling initiatives in Virginia face a perilous political path.
It means, "you can't compete, you can't even maximize the things that are [allowed] in the state," Baker said.
For the past three years, state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr., R-James City, has filed bills to allow instant racing, or historical racing, at Colonial Downs and its off-track betting facilities.
Instant racing allows people to view old races -- using real handicapping statistics but with the horse's names changed -- and bet on the outcome. Rather than waiting 30 minutes between races, this racing happens as fast or as slow as a bettor's desire.
Since it is technically pari-mutuel wagering, which is legal in Virginia, Colonial Downs could install the machines, but track President Ian Stewart said he preferred to have legislative support."It's important for the General Assembly to buy into it," Stewart said. "We're not looking to impose on anybody."
Norment, who is not a gambler or a horse man but represents New Kent, said he sees the bill as a way to help horse racing and fund Virginia's transportation infrastructure needs without raising taxes. His bill called for the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to receive 50 percent of the money left over after the winning wagers had been paid out.
"I thought it was appropriate for Virginia to capture a resource of revenue within the context of what was already happening in Virginia," Norment said. "Some of the faith-based groups have opposed the legislation because they think it's immoral and a plague on society."
An impact statement estimated that 1,500 instant racing terminals in Virginia could generate $78 million annually, half to the transportation fund and half to be spread among localities where Colonial Downs or wagering facilities are located, the Virginia Tourism Corp., the race track owners and a purse fund.
"In this day and time you have to pursue all avenues of revenue," said Reggie Barnes of Mechanicsville on a recent day as he watched the races in New Kent.
Colonial Downs -- which put the track up for sale in 2008, but later took it off the market -- did not push the latest bill, but it is something it supports.
"I think we're just talking about where the gambling is going to take place," Stewart said. "The proceeds can build roads in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia or the proceeds from gaming in Virginia can build roads in Virginia."
In each case, Norment's bills have never made it out of committee in the House of Delegates.
Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, who appoints committee members, is cited by horsemen as the reason why. He shrugs that claim off when asked about it and says he's not that important -- but Howell does not support any type of gambling.
"It's not the pot of gold everybody tells you it is," he said.
Howell noted that when the legislature approved pari-mutuel wagering, that was supposed to be the only request. Then it was off-track betting facilities. Now it's instant racing, which could beget slot machines, he said.
"It's never the last thing," he said. "The sport of Thoroughbred horse racing isn't the draw that it used to be."
Slots not necessary?
Petty, of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, said casinos and slots and instant racing wouldn't be needed if Colonial Downs were able to expand its satellite facilities, especially into Northern Virginia's lucrative market.
"Virginia can be very successful if we just take the product we have and deliver it to the population."He thinks some gambling fairness needs to take place. The Virginia Lottery, which currently has about 4,900 outlets, doesn't require a local referendum, but off-track betting does.
Through a spokeswoman, Gov. Bob McDonnell said he would review proposals relating to horse racing as they come up, but declined to comment further.
Colonial Downs officials acknowledge the industry is challenged and said the company is focused on growing attendance and wagering, not all of which has to happen at the track.
There are a handful of ways to bet in Virginia: at the track, at an off-track betting parlor, online and by telephone.
The satellite off-track betting sites -- three in the Richmond area -- offer opportunities for growth, last year generating nearly $116 million in wagers.
The recently opened off-track betting room at Finn McCool's is a new concept. By using an existing location and installing wagering gear, Colonial Downs need only pay rent and staff the facility. Food, upkeep and other worries are left to someone else.
"That kind of model is going to be where we will probably expand," Colonial Downs' Director of Marketing Darrell Wood said. "We don't need a standalone anymore."Online and telephone wagering also have potential.
Five entities are licensed to offer online/telephone horse race wagering in Virginia and the practice is growing. In 2004, nearly $1.3 million was bet online and over the phone. Last year, it brought in wagers of nearly $50 million.
Colonial Downs, through its company EZ Horseplay, offers this type of wagering, known as advanced deposit wagering. They have in excess of 1,000 customer accounts.
The company also has developed computer terminals that allow people to do online wagering in private clubs, but Stewart would not say how many machines they have or their locations.Still, Virginia horse racing remains in search of innovations to sustain itself.
"It needs to reinvent the product somewhat," Petramalo said.
(Editor’s Note: Though some may disagree, I think RTD’s Emily Dooley did an excellent job on this story. She did quite a bit of research and quite accurately depicts the situation facing our industry. The only change I would have made would be to insert “Political Hurdles” into the headline. I applaud her efforts to contact the Governor and the Speaker of the House and I find Speaker Howell’s assertion that he’s not blocking the expansion of pari-mutuel gambling to be both comical and ridiculous. He must not be aware that various members of the House of Delegates have conversations with representatives of the horse industry to the contrary. It is unfortunate, that he has no concern for the economic viablity of thousands of Virginians who earn a living in the breeding and racing industries. – Glenn Petty)
Where did those 33 runners come from?
The vast majority, 23 of them, were bred in Kentucky. Virginia checked in second, with three Grade I winners, Ireland and California have two each, with Florida, New York and Great Britain, at one each.
The three Virginia-bred Grade I winners are Quality Road (Edward P. Evans/Spring Hill Farm), Victor’s Cry (Larry C. Johnson/Legacy Farm) and Winchester (Mr. and Mrs. Bert Firestone) (pictured above).
Monday, July 26, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The competition for leading jockey heated up late in the meet, as Homeister, Horacio Karamanos, and Eric Camacho stood within one win of each other going into the final week. In Wednesday’s finale, Homeister reached the winners circle twice and cemented her second straight title with 43 victories, three better than Eric Camacho and four over Horacio Karamanos, who had won four previous titles here.
The race for the leading trainer title was even tighter, as Ferris Allen held a one win advantage over Hamilton Smith entering the Wednesday card. Smith was able to forge a tie in the fourth race as his upset winner, Darby’s Dispute ($67.40), wired the field by
3 ¾ lengths, leaving both trainers with one charge each in the $50,000 Jamestown Stakes.
After Darrin Miller’s Simmstown got his picture taken in the winners circle and accepted the Jamestown trophy, an inquiry was posted and several minutes later, Hamilton Smith’s Pink Pallet (#6 below) got bumped up to the win position via a double disqualification. Smith edged Allen in wins, 29-28, and tied Allen all time with six outright training titles in Colonial’s history. The duo tied atop the leader board in 1998. Conditioner Kathleen O’Connell was third this summer with 19 wins.
Virginian David Ross won the owner’s title again, scoring thirteen wins and another thirteen combined runner up and third place finishes. Earlier in the campaign, Ross earned his 100th win at Colonial Downs. William Backer finished second with ten triumphs.
Of 381 total races conducted, an astonishing 342 were contested over the Secretariat Turf Course, while just 39 were on dirt. Average starters per race was 7.73, down a horse per race over 2009’s 8.89. Average starters per dirt event was 6.97 while turf starters were 7.82 per.
For the first time in ten years, Colonial tinkered with its racing schedule and opted to not race a Friday twilight card and instead try Wednesdays at 4 PM. In addition, Monday and Tuesday post switched from a 5:00 PM start time to 4:00 PM and the entire meet began a week earlier, on Memorial Day weekend, instead of early June.
As expected, on track attendance and handle took a dip with the revised slate, but import and overall handle took a jump. Total all source handle was $34,430,600, or an average of $860,765 this summer, versus $30,413,601, or an average of $760,340 in 2009. Import handle alone was $29,283,633 versus the 2009 total of $24,389,686.
2010 on track attendance and handle figures were 59,962 and $4,283,458 respectively versus 67,758 and $5,052,058 in ’09.
A stellar three year old colt named Paddy O’Prado made headlines at Colonial Downs this summer by becoming the third horse ever to sweep both of the track’s marquee Grade II turf events --- the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup and the $600,000 Virginia Derby.
English Channel accomplished the feat in 2005 and Battle of Hastings did it last year. Jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Dale Romans connected to push the El Prado colt’s earnings over the million dollar mark for the Donegal Racing group.
(Photos by Jeff Coady/Coady Photography and Rob Ostermaier, Daily Press)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
After racing unhurried down the backstretch through Purely Precious’ leading fractions of 21.76 and 44.30, the 6 year old Smart Strike gelding advanced four wide around the turn and took command in the upper stretch to draw off under a hand ride from Eric Camacho. Poppy’s Punkin took the place four lengths back after taking the lead briefly in the stretch and finishing willingly, with favorite Ravalo rallying between horses and gaining the show position in the final strides. The final time for the six furlong dirt race was 1:08.11, nearly four-tenths quicker than the previous record set by Satan’s Code in 2004.
Celtic Innis finished fourth, with Malibu Kid, Purely Precious, Wynn Wynn Deal, Outsmarting Dixie, and Blackhossnamdwhity rounding out the rest of the field.
Bred in Ontario by Sam-Son Farm, Written in Stone has earned over $300,000 in his 30-race career. He has finished on the board seventeen times, and was claimed by leading owner David Ross in his second-most recent start.
While David Ross has earned the title of leading owner, the Colonial Downs jockeys and trainers will be scrambling during the final day of racing to take the leading titles. Rosemary Homeister, Jr., who won last year’s riding title, currently leads the jockeys with 41 wins, while Eric Camacho is close behind with 40. Horacio Karamanos is also in the running, with 39 wins to his credit. Top conditioners Ferris Allen and Hamilton Smith have one win between them, with Ferris Allen going into the final day as the leader having 28 wins.
Colonial Downs’ 2010 Thoroughbred meet wraps up with a nine-race card on Wednesday, July 21st with a first-race post time of 4 PM.
(Photo credit: Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)
I, Nick Hahn, being of torched mind having spent the last 40 racing days handicapping some 400 or so races do hereby leave the following in name of the 2010 meet at Colonial Downs.
Maggie Wolfendale - Clipboard, Jeanine Edwards' chair, buffet braclet.
Sheldon Russell - Instant replay in the World Cup, Twin Turf thrill on Two Notch Road.
Rosemary Homeister - Last minute interview request. Virginia Derby tickets.
Eric Camacho - More mounts.
Fast Eddie - Map to the wing contest stage. Phone call from David Letterman.
Bert Allen - Get Well Soon card. I and many others missed your everyday presence.
Ferris Allen - % of Jake's first MLB contract.
Suspenders "Butch" Silva - Omission of your horses from my tipsheet.
Gus Italian Cafe - 1st week $9.50 Pizza Coupon-still works today for 1 topping pizza.
Monavista & Freefromthestorm - Co-Horse of the Meet honors, Could you pick one over the other?
Miss Oil - Finally a ceiling....for the moment. You came a long way in 60 days.
Purse account - More handle for more purses for more races.
Railbirds - A shade tree on the apron.
"Derby" Bill Watson - Backstretch Pass, a year of Virginia Derby winning heckling.
Paddy O'Prado - My admiration and thanks for bragging rights. (see immediately above).
Ken Frieson - Celljack box. Hightop table near gased groom.
5th Floor crew - Cold beer
J.D. Thomas - A lit match; advice on dames.
Darryl Wood - Plausible deniability of this tip sheet; My thanks for your help.
Dawes - Secret hidding spot; An interview-we'll get you next year.
Colonial Downs/VRC employees - A bow, take one, you all deserve it.
Fans - Thanks for reading & supporting racing in Virginia. "Yawl come back now, ya hear?" Only 10 months until live racing returns to Virginia, already counting the days. Thanks.
RACE 1 - 4 WHO U LIKE - Interesting race condition here. Some trainer is going to get a win. 3 INVISIBLE LEE, 5 SMOKE N REVIEW
RACE 2 - 3 TAKE IT ON HOME - City Zips seem to get wins on the turf. Soft going in last may have foiled win. 2 WILD TESTIMONY, 9 CASTLE VICTORY
RACE 3 - 7 DESERT FORTUNE - Nice win % for Terrace in few starts. Rosemary with 1 race lead prior to today's card. 9 WORTH THE HEADACHE, 3 THERE'S STILL TIME
RACE 4 - 1 MOUNT WEATHER - Allen bring Djuric, an "Off to" guest, back seeking same winning result. 11 RIKIM, 14 KID CAROUSEL
RACE 5 - 8 ABOUNDING HOPE - Nice meet for PJ who brings back a disappointing favorite to the same level. 7 GERALDEE, 3 FINGERSNAPPER
RACE 6 - 13 RED VICTORY - Allen's Gallop got pulled from the turf in last start. "Special K' rides a solid performer. 6 MS DREWCILLA, 5 OVER SPICED
RACE 7 - 10 TREASURE TRIP - OC's "Trip" almost graduate in last trip on firm going gets a rematch with "Roar". 14 ROAR OF THE SURGE, 7 IMPOSSIBLY SUAVE
RACE 8 - $50,000 Jamestown Stakes - 2 LATIKA - Last turf race of the meet - Lebron in town? Allen switches from dirt. 4 SECRET RIDE, 1 GIANT PATRIOT
RACE 9 – 7 FREX - DIRT ALERT: Here we are at the wire of an entertaining meet. See you next summer. 4 BADGER'S DRIFT, 2 SHOP SMART
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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Wednesday's Jamestown Stakes for Virginia-bred/sired two year olds is the last turf race of the meet and could be key in the riding title chase. The field includes favorite Giant Patriot (Homeister), Last Out of Panama (Karamanos) and Latika (Camacho). Up to the minute, the three amigos are tied with 39 wins.
Good luck to Miss Oil in today's 7th race as she goes against a talent field as a 15-1 longshot. With apprentice Tadious Simpson aboard, she is seeking her 4th win of her undefeated meet that started with a maiden score opening day.
RACE 1 – 8 IMPERIAL GIN - Two impressive route outings in Colonial's meet for Boni's "Gin". Youngblood stretches. 10 YOUNGBLOOD, 7 INSTINCTIVELY
RACE 2 – 12 HERO'S END - Perez hopes to avoid wide trip this time despite outside post. Carny will also rally. 5 CARNIVAL KNOWLEDGE, 10 CATRIPPI
RACE 3 - 8 LUCKY ZOOM - Small drop in the claiming ranks for Boniface who returns Rosemary. 5 CLASSIC SPEED, 4 MY TOUGH TIGER
RACE 4 – 6 BAVARIAN - O'Gulch looks for win #4 of the meet in 5th start. Bavarian has a CNL sprint & route win. 2 GOLD PAGENTRY, 10 O'GULCH
RACE 5 - 13 SWEET BABY BLUE - Griffith winning at 75% for the win in 4 starts has the favorite in the 14-horse field. 5 AREDIA'S AFFAIR, 12 DEAL HER IN
RACE 6 - 9 PURPLISH - Robin's "Purplish" about her filly's two near misses during the meet. Graduates today. 5 DUBAI BEAUTY, 4 HOKA HE
RACE 7 - 8 MISS OIL - From maiden to battling stakes winners in 60 days. Miss Oil looks for 4 straight. 7 LIBOR LADY, 3 HUGE
RACE 8 - $50,000 Chesapeake Stakes - 6 RAVALO - DIRT ALERT: Journeyman Ravalo never races on same track twice, still performs. 10 WRITTEN IN STONE, 9 CELTIC INNIS
RACE 9 - 9 WE HOPE - Draw a line through the Allen gelding's last start on soft going. Seen tough foes. 14 WYE, 5 STEPPEDOUTOFPLACE
Monday, July 19, 2010
After breaking outward and lacking speed along the rail through the opening furlongs, run in a time of 51.82 set by frontrunner Kilmore Quay, Graham Motion’s Check the Label quickly advanced around the far turn before splitting rivals at the three sixteenths pole to draw clear by 2 ¾ lengths under mild urging. Kilmore Quay, who held clear past the eighth pole, finished well for the place, with In the Rough running an even third in the one and one eighth mile turf race for three year old fillies.
Said winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, “I wasn’t really planning on being last and the circumstances led me to be where I was. I was very happy with the way she (Check the Label) was taking me throughout the whole race and I’m very impressed with the way she finished off, especially after knowing that they wouldn’t last long in front.”
Graham Motion, who conditions the three year old Stormin’ Fever filly for owner Brereton C. Jones, held his breath through the opening panels but was quickly relieved as the filly turned for home. “I couldn’t believe, as far back as she was, how easily she won today in the end…she’s definitely getting better and better every race.”
Motion hopes to take Check the Label, who most recently won both the Grade III Appalachian and Grade II Sands Point, to the Grade I Queen Elizabeth in the fall. “Mr. and Mrs. Jones are from Kentucky so that would be a nice place to aim for,” said Motion.
Rounding out the field of the Virginia Oaks, which was run in a time of 1:51.85, were Midway Holiday, Martita Sangrita, Jungle Tale, Another Smokey, and Frances Gardner.
Preceding the Virginia Oaks was the $50,000 Kitten’s Joy and two stakes races for two year old Thoroughbreds. Vanquisher and Rosemary Homeister, Jr. took a thrilling Kitten’s Joy by a neck over Target Sighted and March to Victory, while Winslet and Z Appeal won the Tippett and Chenery Stakes respectively.
(Photo Credit: Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)
Evening Star (f, 4yo), Malibu Moon - Sequins by Northern Fashion. B - Keswick Stables. Colonial Downs, 7 /17/2010, mdn sp wgt, $19,859, 8.5 f, 1:46.68.
Highcrest (g, 6yo), Unbridled Jet - Valcrest by Val De L'Orne (FR). B - C. Oliver Iselin, III. Colonial Downs, 7 /14/2010, clmg, $7,424, 8 f, 1:38.27.
I Know Why (c, 4yo), Whywhywhy - Buckles And Kinks by Waquoit. B - Foxcroft Farm. Delaware Park, 7 /15/2010, alwc, $25,200, 8.3 f, 1:41.98.
Jenkin Jones (g, 8yo), Malibu Moon - Cautionary Tale by Caveat. B - Country Life Farm. Charles Town, 7 /16/2010, clmg, $6,600, 6.5 f, 1:20.43.
Lady In The Money (f, 4yo), Yes It's True - For Rubies by Not For Love. B - Audley Farm, Inc. Colonial Downs, 7 /14/2010, clmg, $13,827, 5.5 f, 1:03.81.
Magic Norman (c, 3yo), Songandaprayer - Vicki Vallencourt by Regal Classic. B - Audley Farm, Inc. Colonial Downs, 7 /18/2010, clmg, $7,795, 5.5 f, 1:05.20.
Mingun's Mark (c, 3yo), Mingun - Dixie Drive by Dixieland Band. B - James Walter Myers, Jr & Teresa C. Myers. Emerald Downs, 7 /16/2010, mdn clmg, $2,805, 6 f, 1:11.20. ($4,000, yrlg, 2008, keesep)
Monavista (f, 4yo), Johannesburg - Monabella by Lando (GER). B - Audley Farm, Inc. Colonial Downs, 7 /18/2010, clmg, $11,229, 8.5 f, 1:45.62.
Orogenic (c, 4yo), Orientate - Me And Myun by Relaunch. B - James S. Carter. Colonial Downs, 7 /14/2010, mdn clmg, $7,830, 8 f, 1:39.13. ($20,000, yrlg, 2007, keesep)
Pagan Star (f, 4yo), Two Punch - Pagan Dance by Valley Crossing. B - Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, III. Colonial Downs, 7 /18/2010, clmg, $7,424, 5.5 f, 1:05.37.
Pearls (f, 4yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) - Mosquera by Faraway Son. B - Morgan's Ford Farm. Colonial Downs, 7 /17/2010, mdn sp wgt, $15,544, 8.5 f, 1:47.31.
Porcupine (g, 4yo), Housebuster - Loon Lake by Cryptoclearance. B - William M. Backer. Colonial Downs, 7 /18/2010, mdn clmg, $6,589, 8.5 f, 1:46.36.
Position Limit (f, 2yo), Bellamy Road - Payable On Demand by Out Of Place. B - Lazy Lane Farms, Inc. Belmont Park, 7 /14/2010, mdn sp wgt, $30,000, 5.5 f, 1:04.70. ($55,000, yrlg, 2009, ftkjul)
Que Paso (g, 7yo), Cherokee Run - Gone Private by Private Account. B - Carolyn L. Nicewonder. Prairie Meadows, 7 /12/2010, alwc, $19,800, 8.3 f, 1:41.10. ($57,000, yrlg, 2004, keesep)
River Fancy (f, 4yo), Congaree - Go Baby Go (IRE) by Lion Cavern. B - Morgan's Ford Farm. Monmouth Park, 7 /16/2010, clmg, $13,200, 6 f, 1:11.41. ($90,000, wnlg, 2006, keenov)
Romanscoliseum (g, 7yo), Stormin Fever - Irish Dear by Irish River (FR). B - Edward P. Evans. Calder Race Course, 7 /16/2010, str alwc, $7,200, 7 f, 1:25.31. ($40,000, yrlg, 2004, keesep)
Silver Tie Affair (c, 4yo), Black Tie Affair (IRE) - Silver Design by Cozzene. B - Mr & Mrs Samuel H. Rogers, Jr. Delaware Park, 7 /17/2010, mdn clmg, $9,000, 7.5 f, 1:35.00. ($21,000, yrlg, 2007, ftmoct)
Sir Whimsey (c, 6yo), Jump Start - Apogee by Star De Naskra. B - Chance Farm. Delaware Park, 7 /17/2010, stk hcp, $60,000, 8.5 f, 1:43.09. ($55,000, yrlg, 2005, keesep; $75,000, 2yo, 2006, obsmar)
Star Money (f, 3yo), Not For Love - Meteor Star by Louis Quatorze. B - Mrs. C. Oliver Iselin, III. Delaware Park, 7 /13/2010, clmg, $19,500, 6 f, 1:12.49. ($6,000, yrlg, 2008, ftmoct)
Sweet Temptation (f, 5yo), Sinful Persuasion - Rough Rita by Rollicking. B - Leanne Hester. Colonial Downs, 7 /14/2010, clmg, $7,424, 5.5 f, 1:04.53.
Unbrush (c, 3yo), Even The Score - Magic Paint by Woodman. B - Michael Morris & Patty S. Morris. Charles Town, 7 /18/2010, clmg, $6,600, 8.5 f, 1:52.21.