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Stakes Photos February 27-28

ESSENTIAL QUALITY winning the $750,000 Southwest Stakes GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Oaklawn. (Winner by Tapit, 1st Dam: Delightful Quality (GSP, $253,900), by Elusive Quality, 2nd Dam: Contrive, by Storm Cat, 3rd Dam: Jeano, by Fappiano) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Coady)
GREATEST HONOUR winning the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Tapit, 1st Dam: Tiffany’s Honour, by Street Cry (Ire), 2nd Dam: Better Than Honour, by Deputy Minister, 3rd Dam: Blush With Pride, by Blushing Groom (Fr)) (Bred in KY by Courtlandt Farms) (Lauren King)
WHOLEBODEMEISTER winning the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes GrII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Bodemeister, 1st Dam: Wholelottashakin (GSP, $337,465), by Scat Daddy, 2nd Dam: Carr Shaker, by Carr de Naskra, 3rd Dam: Talc Shaker, by Talc) (Bred in KY by Sabana Farm, LLC) (Derbe Glass)
FEARLESS winning the $200,000 Winstar Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes GrII on February 27, 2021. (Winner by Ghostzapper, 1st Dam: And Why Not (MGISP, $262,965), by Street Cry (Ire), 2nd Dam: Alchemist, by A.P. Indy, 3rd Dam: Aldiza, by Storm Cat) ($725,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $120,000 RNA 4yo ’20 FTKHRA) (Bred in KY by Helen K. Groves Revocable Trust) (Coglianese)
PHANTOM CURRENCY winning the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes GrII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Goldencents, 1st Dam: Phantom Rising, by Mr. Greeley, 2nd Dam: Lifting the Veil, by Quiet American, 3rd Dam: Secret Advice, by Secreto) ($260,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Sally Thomas & New Dawn Stable LLC) (Lauren King)
MYSTIC GUIDE winning the $600,000 Razorback Handicap GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Oaklawn. (Winner by Ghostzapper, 1st Dam: Music Note (MGISW, $1,615,000), by A.P. Indy, 2nd Dam: Note Musicale (GB), by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd Dam: It’s in the Air, by Mr. Prospector) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Coady)
VENEZUELAN HUG winning the $125,000 Canadian Turf Stakes GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by  Constitution, 1st Dam: Downtown Diva, by Giant’s Causeway, 2nd Dam: Down, by Mr. Greeley, 3rd Dam: Up We Go, by Waquoit) (Bred in FL by Orlyana Farm) (Coglianese)
GOT STORMY winning yhe $125,000 Honey Fox Stakes GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Get Stormy, 1st Dam: Super Phoebe, by Malabar Gold, 2nd Dam: Air France, by French Deputy, 3rd Dam: Twin Propeller, by Known Fact) ($23,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $45,000 2yo ’17 EASMAY; $2,750,000 5yo ’20 FTKNOV) (Bred in KY by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope, Pope Jr. & Marc McLean) (Coglianese)
ANTOINETTE winning the $125,000 Very One Stakes GrIII on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Hard Spun, 1st Dam: Shuruq (Hwt. Older Mare-UAE at 7-9 1/2 f, MGSW-UAE, GSW-Tur, GSP-Eng, $658,709), by Elusive Quality, 2nd Dam: Miss Lucifer (Fr), by Noverre, 3rd Dam: Devil’s Imp (Ire), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Ryan Thompson)
CON LIMA winning the $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes GrIII on Februay 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Commissioner, 1st Dam: Second Street City (SW, $209,843), by Consolidator, 2nd Dam: Trix City, by Carson City, 3rd Dam: Always Nettie, by Vice Regent) ($15,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $19,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $22,000 RNA 2yo ’20 OBSMAR) (Bred in TX by Lisa Kuhlmann)­ (Coglianese)
FOREST OF DEAN (GB) winning the $65,509 Betway Winter Derby G3 on February 27, 2021 at Lingfield. (Winner by Iffraaj (GB) 1st Dam: Forest Crown (GB) (MSP-Eng), by Royal Applause (GB), 2nd Dam: Wiener Wald, by Woodman, 3rd Dam: Chapel of Dreams, by Northern Dancer) ($540,000 Ylg >17 TATOCT) (Bred in GB by Car Colston Hall Stud) (Racingfotos.com)
LINEBACKER (SAF) winning the $48,814 Johnson Workwear Caper Derby G1on February 27, 2021 at Kenilworth. (Winner by Captain of All (SAf), 1st Dam: Thin Red Line (Aus) (GSP-SAf), by Redoute’s Choice (Aus), 2nd Dam: Isadora (Aus), by Gold Fever, 3rd Dam: Eurythmics (Aus), by Yallah Native) (Bred in SAF b7 Klawervlei Stud)­­­ (Canadiese Lenferna)
FORBIDDEN LOVE winning the $384,330 Surround Stakes G1 on February 27, 2021 at ATC. (Winner by All Too Hard 1st, Dam: Juliet’s Princess (USA) (SP-USA, $170,850), by More Than Ready (USA), 2nd Dam: Malayan Princess (USA), by Thunder Gulch (USA), 3rd Dam: Bangkok (USA), by Riverman (USA)) (Bred in SA by Kerry O’Brien Thoroughbreds P/L) (AAP+)
VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) winning the $461,196 Chipping Norton Stakes G1 on February 27, 2021 at ATC. (Winner by Zed (NZ), 1st Dam: Opulence (NZ), by Danroad, 2nd Dam: Mulan Magic, by King’s Theatre (Ire) 3rd Dam: Chalet Girl (NZ), by Imposing (Aus) ) (Bred in NZ by J D Goodwin) (Ashlea Brennan)
LUNAR FOX winning the $768,660 Australian Guineas G1 on February 27,2021 at VRC. (Winner by Foxwedge, 1st Dam: Grant’s Moon (USA) (SW-USA, US$219,390), by Malibu Moon (USA), 2nd Dam: Grant a Wish (USA), by Nureyev (USA), 3rd Dam: Wendy’s Daughter (USA), by Halo (USA)) (Bred in VIC  by Mrs R Kelly) (Bronwen Healy)
KILMARI winning the $200.000 Spring Fever Stakes on February 27, 2021 at Oaklawn. (Winner by Munnings, out of Cozze Up Lady (GSW, $407,169), by Cozzene) ($152,000 Ylg ’18 FTKJUL)  (Bred in KY by China Horse Club International Limited) (Coady)
MR. BLUFF winning the $121,250 Stymie Stakes on February 27, 2021 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Friend Or Foe, out of Speightful Affair (GSP, $142,182), by Speightstown) (Bred in NY by Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman) (Susie Raisher)
ANNEX winning the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes on February 27, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Constitution, 1st Dam: You Make Me Sing, by Unbridled’s Song, 2nd Dam: Our Dani, by Homebuilder, 3rd Dam: Lovely Briar, by Briartic) ($65,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo) (Coglianese)
ROCK YOUR WORLD wining $100,000 Pasadena Stakes on February 26, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Constitution, 1st Dam: You Make Me Sing, by Unbridled’s Song, 2nd Dam: Our Dani, by Homebuilder, 3rd Dam: Lovely Briar, by Briartic) ($65,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by William Harrigan & Mike Pietrangelo) (Coglianese)
ROYAL PRINCE winning the $75,000 Black Gold Stakes on February 27, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Cairo Prince, 1st Dam: Rose and Shine (MSW, $399,829), by Mr. Sekiguchi, 2nd Dam: Yellowenglishrose, by Colonial Affair, 3rd Dam: Princess Baja, by Conquistador Cielo) ($70,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in K Y by B-Sandra Sexton & Silver Fern Farm)  (Hodges)
RESISTENCIA (JPN) winning the $733,235 Hankyu Hai G3 on February 28, 2021 at Hanshin. (Winner by Daiwa Major (Jpn), 1st Dam: Malacostumbrada (Arg) (G1SW-Arg, $114,550), by Lizard Island, 2nd Dam: Mapul Wells (Arg), by Poliglote (GB), 3rd Dam: Pulma (Arg), by New Dandy (Arg)) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
HISHI IGUAZU (JPN) winning the $1,212,770 Nakayama Kinen G2 on February 28, 2021 at Nakayama. (Winner by Heart’s Cry (Jpn), 1st Dam: La Liz (Arg) (MGSW & G1SP-Arg), by Bernstein, 2nd Dam: La Marlene (Arg), by Rainbow Corner (GB), 3rd Dam: La Cardinale (Arg), by Southern Halo) ($895,205 Wlg ‘16 JRHAJUL) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
WINDMILL winning the $150,000 Dixie Belle Stakes on February 28. 2021 at Oaklawn. (Winner by Street Sense, 1st Dam: Zaharias, by Grand Slam, 2nd Dam: Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy, 3rd Dam: Silver Tango, by Silver Badge) ($330,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Nesco II Limited) (Coady)

FASHIONABLY FAST winning the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes on February 28, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Lucky Pulpit, out of Fall Fashion (SW & GSP, $106,995), by Forestry) (Bred in CA by Harris Farms) (Benoit)

MONOMOY GIRL winning the $250,000 Bayakoa Stakes GrIII on February 28, 2021 at Oaklawn. (Winner by Tapizar, 1st Dam: Drumette, by Henny Hughes, 2nd Dam: Endless Parade, by Williamstown, 3rd Dam: Mnemosyne, by Saratoga Six) ($100,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $9,500,000 5yo ’20 FTKNOV) (Bred in KY by FPF LLC & Highfield Ranch) (Coady)

Urban One Teams With Colonial Downs Owner On $517 Million Richmond Casino Resort

Colonial Downs – New Kent Chamber of Commerce

Virginia Thoroughbred Association — March 4, 2021

The following appeared at richmond.com on February 21 and was written by Michael Martz.

Urban One, owner of four radio stations targeting predominantly Black audiences in Richmond, will announce on Tuesday that it is partnering with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, the owner of Colonial Downs Group and a growing chain of gaming emporiums in Virginia, to operate the casino as part of the 300,000-square-foot complex, according to a source close to the project.

A Black-owned Washington media company is teaming with the owner of a potential rival to propose a $517 million casino resort and live music theater in South Richmond on property now owned by Philip Morris USA, one of the city’s biggest employers.

Urban One plans to build the project on 100 acres owned by Altria Group Inc., the Henrico County-based owner of Philip Morris, at the Bells Road exit on Interstate 95, where Walmsley Boulevard meets Commerce Road just south of the tobacco company’s signature cigarette manufacturing complex.

The Urban One partnership with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment would take Colonial Downs out of the running for a potential license to build and operate a casino in Richmond. The city also expects to receive an application by its deadline Monday afternoon from the Pamunkey Indian Tribe for a $350 million South Richmond casino resort it proposed 13 months ago.

Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins confirmed that the company would be the majority investor in the project, following the path blazed by the late Don Barden, the first Black majority owner of a casino in the United States.

“Urban One is excited to be submitting a robust proposal to the City of Richmond to create an unparalleled gaming, dining, and live music destination that will attract tourists from all across the country and, if selected, be the only Black owned casino with diverse investors in the United States,” Liggins said in a statement to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.“We have been a part of the Richmond community since 1999, and everything we are proposing will have a local flavor and will ensure our facility uplifts the entire Richmond community,” Liggins said.

Urban One, operating as Radio One, owns more than 50 radio stations in over a dozen markets along the East Coast as far south as Texas and in Ohio and Indiana. Its FM stations in Richmond include WKJS-Kiss Richmond; ESPN Richmond; WCDX-iPower Richmond; and WPZZ-Praise Richmond.Minority ownership has been a major issue in the casino legislation adopted by the General Assembly last year, as well as related bills pending in the legislature.

Urban One already has a $40 million, 7% stake in MGM National Harbor casino resort in Maryland, but Liggins told The Times-Dispatch last year that Urban One plans to submit a proposal to Richmond that “will include a focus on diversity and inclusion, and creating economic opportunities for Black and other minorities in central Virginia.”Altria would not discuss details of the real estate transaction, but spokesman Steve Callahan said, “We’ve long supported economic development efforts in the Bells Road Corridor and believe that this predominantly industrialized area would benefit from further development. “

“An important part of this process is allowing the broader Richmond community to share its perspective,” Callahan said.

The project would include about 90,000 square feet of casino gaming space, a 150-room hotel, up to a dozen restaurants and lounges, and a 3,000-seat entertainment venue that could host up to 200 live music events a year, according to the source. The complex also would feature outdoor recreational amenities in an open area that would be bounded by Bells Road, Trenton Avenue and CSX railroad tracks that separate the industrial area from the Jefferson Davis Highway corridor.Richmond is soliciting proposals from potential casino operators under a state law enacted last year that allows legal casino gambling in Virginia for the first time, but only in five cities after approval by voters in local referendums. Four cities — Norfolk, Portsmouth, Danville and Bristol — have approved casino projects. Richmond voters will get their chance in November.The city announced last week that an evaluation panel that includes two City Council members and seven administration officials will review the proposals with support from an outside consulting firm and make recommendations to Mayor Levar Stoney.The Richmond City Council will then vote on a recommended operator and location.

The Pamunkey tribe is seeking state licenses for casinos in Richmond and Norfolk, where it has an agreement to develop a resort along the Elizabeth River downtown. The tribe has preferential treatment under the state law because of its tribal gaming rights in a broad swath of its ancestral territory.

Early last year, the tribe proposed a casino resort on land it is purchasing along Commerce Road at Ingram Avenue, closer to downtown Richmond than the Urban One site and reached from I-95 at the Maury Street exit. The tribe also has an agreement to buy property at Jefferson Davis Highway and Walmsley for a workforce training center that it proposed to convert to community uses later.

But the proposal was not well-received by the predominantly Black neighborhoods around the proposed casino.

Jay Smith, a spokesman for the Pamunkey tribe, said Friday that it intends to submit a proposal for a new location Monday, but declined to say where.

The mayor’s press office said last week that it will release the names of the parties that submitted proposals and their proposed sites soon after the submission deadline Monday.Colonial Downs had been the other likely competitor for a casino license in Richmond, but it is focusing on expanding its gaming presence in the lucrative Northern Virginia market.

The company owns a horse track and historical horse racing gaming parlor in New Kent County, as well as Rosie’s gaming emporiums in South Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke County and Dumfries, a town in Prince William County that could have a much larger gaming operation under the state casino law.

The law awards Colonial Downs additional gaming terminals — they look like slot machines but operate on historical horse racing results — as compensation for competition from casinos in up to five cities.

Rosie’s opened a modest emporium with 150 gaming terminals in Dumfries early this year, but Colonial Downs announced plans last week to build a $389 million gaming resort in the town that would feature as many as 1,650 machines, a 200-room hotel and eight restaurants.

The project would be built on 79 acres that includes a debris landfill along I-95 in Northern Virginia. Colonial Downs said the landfill would close 11 years early and become recreational space next to the gaming resort.

Peninsula Pacific, based in Los Angeles, owns and operates casinos in Sioux City, Iowa, and Waterloo, N.Y., in addition to the Colonial Downs horse track and Rosie’s gaming emporiums in Virginia.Colonial Downs did not directly address Peninsula Pacific’s role in the Urban One proposal, but Chief Operating Officer Aaron Gomes said, “Colonial Downs Group is extremely proud of the success of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and our partnership with the city of Richmond providing great jobs and significant tax revenues.”

Gomes added: “We look forward to maintaining that partnership as the city moves forward with any additional gaming initiatives.”

“Urban One is excited to be submitting a robust proposal to the City of Richmond to create an unparalleled gaming, dining, and live music destination that will attract tourists from all across the country and, if selected, be the only Black owned casino with diverse investors in the United States.”

New Colonial Site Proposed For Dumfries, 2023

A rendering of the proposed Resort Casino in Dumfries.

Virginia Hores Racing – March 4, 2021 The following appeared at potomaclocal.com February 15 and was written by Uriah Kiser

Rosie’s is thinking bigger. Much bigger.

Rosies Gaming Emporium, a 19,000-square-foot gaming center opened on January 8 with 95 video slots in the Triangle Shopping Center in Dumfries, proposes building a massive $389 million casino resort on the grounds of Potomac Landfill, a debris junkyard on the edge of town.

“The Rose” would be a first for Virginia and include 50,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-seat sports bar, seven other bars and restaurants, 200 hotel rooms, a 1,500-seat theater, and 7,000 square feet of meeting space.

Colonial Downs, the owner of Rosies, which operates a racetrack in New Kent County near Richmond, and four other Rosie’s emporiums across the state, is expected to pitch the idea at the Dumfries Town Council at its 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday, February 16.

According to documents in the town council meeting agenda, the casino would create 640 jobs that pay a $15 an hour wage. A total of 96 managers hired to work at The Rose would make an average of $70,000 a year, documents state.

Colonial Downs says the new casino would generate $11.3 million a year in new tax revenue for Prince William County and nearly $80,000 a year for Dumfries.

If all goes to plan, Colonial Downs proposes breaking ground on the new facility in August. That’ll mean closing the Potomac Landfill 11 years earlier than planned.

The casino would sit on 22 acres of the landfill property. The remaining 79 acres would be converted into a park with sports fields, trails, and open space.

According to town documents, the park would open in December 2022, and the casino would open a month later.

The Colonial Downs Group opened their 5th Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Dumfries, Virginia on January 8th.

In 2016, the town struck an agreement with the landfill to close the facility, which is full of debris hauled in from construction sites, in 2032. At the time, town officials expressed interest in turning the landfill into a public park.

In 2011, the landfill became notorious for the smell of sulfur, which permeated the surrounding area. Neighbors living nearby, and drivers on Interstate 95 traveling past the dump, complained.

Rosies Gaming Emporium is the first gaming joint to open in Northern Virginia. Since it turned on its games, more than 21,000 people have visited the gaming parlor in the shopping center, located next to a McDonald’s and a public library.

According to Rosies, it has donated more than $75,000 to charity since opening and has created 100 jobs.

Rosies proposes converting the current gaming parlor in the shopping center into an employment center.

In November 2019, a total of 468 of the town’s nearly 6,000 residents voted in a referendum to approve gambling in Dumfries. The referendum passed with more than 60% of the vote, following an extensive advertising campaign by Colonial Downs.

January 2021 Online Betting Handle In Virginia Up 51% Over January, 2020

From Virginia Horse Racing – March 4, 2021 — January’s online betting handle, generated by Virginia residents on horse racing, picked up right where it left off in in 2020. A total of $10,690,431 was wagered in January, 2021, compared with $7,053,900 the same month a year prior, good for a solid 51.55% increase.
 
Of the four partner online outlets, TVG handled the most with $5,781,154, a 53% increase over last year’s $3,780,183. Their daily average was $186,488.  Twinspires, with a 50% increase over January last year, took in $2,899,579 in wagers compared with $1,924,191. Xpressbet, third overall, handled $1,511,187 versus $1,076,650 — up 40% — while NYRABets, newest of the four, saw an 82% gain with $498,510 over last January’s $272,875.

Grand thoroughbred handle tally for the month was $9,591,579 while $1,098,851 was wagered on standardbreds. Both totals are up by 53% and 35% respectively.

A total of $2,440,868 was also wagered last month at the eight in-state Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers. Five are located in Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums in New Kent, Richmond, Hampton, Vinton and Dumfries. The other three are located in restaurant/bars in Henrico (Breakers Sports Grille), Chesapeake (Buckets Bar & Grill), and Collinsville (The Windmill OTB Sports Grill).

Buckets recorded the highest handle of the eight with $513,206 while Breakers was next with $505,400. The most popular thoroughbred tracks, by betting handle, were Gulfstream Park ($417,222), Tampa Bay Downs ($218,263) and Aqueduct ($200,396). The top harness track was Northfield Park at $102,832.

Tampa Bay Downs hosts their $400,000 Derby prep race on March 6.

Interest in racing should only increase as the Kentucky Derby prep race season heads into full swing. A trio of Derby preps are on tap March 6 including the $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (Gr. 2), $300,000 Gotham Stakes (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct and the $300,000 San Felipe (Gr. 2) at Santa Anita. Each of the three host tracks has also loaded up on powerful under cards. Tampa has the Grade 2 Hillsborough and Grade 3 Challenger, Aqueduct presents the Grade 3 Tom Foolery and Santa Anita hosts a pair of Grade I’s — the Frank Kilroe Mile and Santa Anita Handicap — and the Grade 2 San Carlos. 

The $1 million Rebel (Gr. 2) at Oaklawn takes place the following Saturday with a four pack of under card stakes including the Grade 2 Azeri and $500,000 Essex Handicap. Santa Anita hosts the Grade I Beholder Mile the same afternoon. 

Each Rosie’s has an OTB area which features live simulcasting from up to 20 tracks on a daily basis.

Fair Grounds plays host to the $1 million Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2) and a trio of other Grade 2 stakes on March 27. The Fair Grounds Oaks, New Orleans Classic and Muniz Memorial Classic will all appear on that card. 

The month closes out with the big Florida Derby card at Gulfstream on March 27. A total of ten stakes will be on the program that day including the Grade 2 Pan American and Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks.       

2021 Virginia Point-to-Point, Steeplechase Dates & More

VTA – March 4, 2021

Spring is right around the corner at last and that means the Virginia Point-to-Point racing season is about to kick off! A complete schedule and details are available now at centralentryoffice.com, along with the list of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets that will be held in the Commonwealth.

The season kicks off Saturday March 13 with the Warrenton Point-to-Point and continues with events most every weekend through the end of April. Respective Point-to-Point meets include the Piedmont Fox Hounds (March 20), Second Warrenton Point-to-Point (March 28), Old Dominion Hounds (April 3), Blue Ridge Hunt (April 11), Loudoun Hunt (April 18) and Middleburg Hunt (May 9) Point-to-Points. The Warrenton meets will be run spectator-free.Spring is right around the corner at last and that means the Virginia Point-to-Point racing season is about to kick off! A complete schedule and details are available now at centralentryoffice.com, along with the list of National Steeplechase Association (NSA) sanctioned meets that will be held in the Commonwealth.

The NSA sanctioned meets include the Middleburg Spring Races (May 1), Virginia Gold Cup Races (May 29), Foxfield Fall Races in Charlottesville (September 26), Virginia Fall Races (October 9 in Middleburg), the International Gold Cup Races (October 23) and the Montpelier Hunt Races (November 6).

More info on these meets is available at centralentryoffice.com and nationalsteeplechase.com.

Thoroughbred race dates at Colonial Downs in New Kent are set for 2021. A seven week meet will run from July 19 – September 1 with racing every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday — a total of 21 days. Virginia Derby Night is Tuesday August 31. A complete list of stakes races and more meet details is at colonialdowns.com.

Stakes Photos February 21-26

CAFE PHAROAH winning the $1,187,689 February Stakes G1 on February 21, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by
American Pharoah, 1st Dam: Mary’s Follies (MGSW-US, $338,889), by More Than Ready, 2nd Dam: Catch the Queen, by Miswaki, 3rd Dam: Wave to the Queen, by Wavering Monarch) ($475,000 2yo ’19 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by Paul P.Pompa) (JRA)
GOLDEN SIXTY (AUS) winning the $1,547,816 CITI Hong Kong Gold Cup G1 on February 21, 2021 at HK. (Winner by Medaglia d’Oro, 1st Dam: Gaudeamus (GSW-Ire, $179,846), by Distorted Humor 2nd Dam: Leo’s Lucky Lady, by Seattle Slew, 3rd Dam: Konafa, by Damascus) (A$120,000 Ylg ’17 MMGCYS; NZ$300,000 2yo ’18 NZBRTR) (Bred QLD by Asco International Pty Ltd) (HKJC)
WAIKUKU (IRE) winning the $1,547,816 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup G1 on February 21, 2021 at HK. (Winner by Harbour Watch, (Ire), 1st Dam: London Plane (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire), 2nd Dam: Aunt Julia (GB), by In The Wings (GB), 3rd Dam: Original (GB), by Caerleon) ($39,361 Ylg ’16 TISEP) (Bred in IRE by Riversfield Stud) (HKJC)
HEALTH HAPPY (AUS) winning the $1,547,816 Hong Kong Classic Cup LR on February 21, 2020 at HK. (Winner by Harbour Watch, (Ire), 1st Dam: London Plane (Ire), by Danehill Dancer (Ire), 2nd Dam: Aunt Julia (GB), by In The Wings (GB), 3rd Dam: Original (GB), by Caerleon) ($39,361 Ylg ’16 TISEP) (Bred in IRE by Riversfield Stud) (HKJC)
TERRITORIAL (JPN) winning the $740,878 Kokura Daishoten G3 on February 21, 2021 at Kokura. (Winner by Teofilo (Ire), 1st Dam: Conservatoire, by Street Cry (Ire), 2nd Dam: Mezzo Soprano, by Darshaan (GB), 3rd Dam: Morn of Song, by Blushing Groom (Fr)) (Bred in JPN by Darley Japan Farm) (JRA)
LA PEROUSE (JPN) winning the $348,026 Hyacinth Stakes L on February 21, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Pelusa (Jpn), 1st Dam: Hat Shite Good, by Empire Maker, 2nd Dam: Naughty Mambo, by Kingmambo, 3rd Dam: Naughty Notions, by Relaunch) (Bred in JPN by Nobutaka Tada) (JRA)
THE CRITICAL WAY wining the $80,000 Turf Dash Stakes on February 24, 2021 at Tampa Bay Downs. (Winner by Tizway, out of Critical Factor (GISP, $188,840), by Star de Naskra) ($17,000 Wlg ’14 KEENOV; $65,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP; $75,000 2yo ’16 OBSOPN) (Bred in PA by Blackstone Farm LLC)(SV Photography)
MISS AURAMET winning the $90,750 Lightning City Stakes on February 24, 2021 at Tampa Bay Downs. (Winner by Uncaptured, out of Hello Rosie, by Yes It’s True) ($42,000 Ylg ’17 OBSOCT; $135,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR) (Bred in FL by Marion G. Montanari) (SV Photography)
VOLCANIC SKY (GB) winning the $195,000 Gulf News Nad Al Sheba Trophy G3 on February 25, 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Street Cry (Ire), 1st Dam: Short Skirt (GB) (MGSW & MG1SP-Eng, $357,566), by Diktat (GB), 2nd Dam: Much Too Risky (GB), by Bustino (GB), 3rd Dam: Short Rations (GB), by Lorenzaccio (GB)) (Bred in GB by Godolphin) (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)
STAR SAFARI (GB) winning the $130,000 Gulfnews.com Dubai Millennium Stakes on February 25, 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Sea The Stars (Ire), 1st Dam: Intimhir (Ire), by Muhtathir (GB), 2nd Dam: Sahel (Ger), by Monsun (Ger), 3rd Dam: Sacarina (GB), by Old Vic (GB)) (€200,000 Ylg ’17 BBASEP) (Bred in GB by Gestut Brummerhof) (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)
NAVAL CROWN (GB) winning the $88,000 AGNC3 Meydan Classic L on February 25, 2021 at Meydan.(Winner by Dubawi (Ire), 1st Dam: Come Alive (GB) (SW-Fr), by Dansili (GB), 2nd Dam: Portrayal, by Saint Ballado, 3rd Dam: True Glory (Ire), by In The Wings (GB)) (Bred in GB by Godolphin) (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)
ZAINHOM winning the $88,000 FRIDAY Meydan Challenge on February 25, 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Street Cry (Ire), out of Kaseema, by Storm Cat) (Bred in KY by Shadwell Farm LLC) (DRC/Erika Rasmussen)
HUSH OF A STORM winning the $82,830 John Battalia Memorial Stakes on February 26, 2021 at Turfway. (Winner by Creative Cause, 1st Dam: Hush Now, by Flatter, 2nd Dam: Silence Please, by Quiet American, 3rd Dam: Notice Me, by Distinctive) ($60,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG; $75,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR) (Bred in NY by Berkshire Stud) (Coady)

Stakes Photos February 20

MISHRIFF (IRE) winning the $20,000,000 Suadi Cup on February 18, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Make Believe (GB), 1st Dam: Contradict (GB), by Raven’s Pass, 2nd Dam: Acts of Grace, by Bahri, 3rd Dam: Rafha (GB), by Kris (GB)) (Bred in IRE by Nawara Stud Limited) (Racingfotos.com)
GIFTS OF GOLD (IRE) winning the $2,500,00 Read Sea Turf Handicap on February 20, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Invincible Spirit (Ire), out of Sanna Bay (Ire), by Refuse To Bend (Ire)) ($335,518 Wnl ’15 GOFNOV) (Bred in IRE by Paul Hyland) (Coady Photography/VidHorse)
PINK KAMEAHAMEHA (JPN) winning the $1,500,000 Al Rajhi Bank Saudi Derby on February 20, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Leontes (Jpn), 1st Dam: Tabatha Tosho (Jpn), by Dancing Brave, 2nd Dam: Samantha Tosho (Jpn), by Tosho Boy (Jpn), 3rd Dam: Marble Tosho (Jpn), by Dandy Lute (Fr)) (Bred in JPN by Hatakeyama Stud Farm) (Coady)
COPANO KICKING winning the $1,500,000 Saud Arabian Airlines Riyadh Dirt Sprint on February 20, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Spring At Last, out of Celadon, by Gold Halo (Jpn)) ($19,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $100,000 2yo ’17 FTFMAR) (Bred in KY by Reiley McDonald) (Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia)
TRUE SELF (IRE) winning the $1,000,000 Neom Turf Cup on February 20, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Oscar (Ire), out of Good Thought (Ire), by Mukaddamah) (Bred in IRE by Mr Don Cantillon) (Coady Photography/VidHorse)
SPACE BLUES (IRE) winning the $1,000,000 STC 1351 Turf Sprint on February 20, 2021 at King Abdulaziz. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), out of Miss Lucifer (Fr) (GSW-Eng, $193,403), by Noverre) (Bred in IRE by Godolphin) (Coady Photography/VidHorse)
CHARMAINE’S MIA winning the $202,000 Buena Vista Stakes GrII on February 20, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by The Factor, 1st Dam: Charming Vixen (SW, $101,478), by Bernstein, 2nd Dam: Sadler’s Charm, by Honour and Glory, 3rd Dam: Wild Rumour (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells) ($40,000 RNA Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $4,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Gunpowder Farms LLC) (Benoit)
HIBISCUS PUNCH winning the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes GrIII on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Into Mischief ,1st Dam: Bellini Sunrise, by Machiavellian, 2nd Dam: Harbour Club, by Danzig, 3rd Dam: Over Your Shoulder, by Graustark) (Bred in KY by Edward A. Seltzer & Beverly Anderson) (Jim McCue/MJC)
SHARE THE RIDE winning the $250,000 General George Stakes GrIII on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Candy Ride (Arg), 1st Dam: Belle of the Hall (MSW & GISP, $500,170), by Graeme Hall, 2nd Dam: Vines of Justice, by Judge T C, 3rd Dam: Flowers and Vines, by Blushing John) ($47,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $175,000 2yo ’17 FTFMAR). (Bred in KY by Dixiana Farms LLC) (Jim McCue/MJC)
QUEEN NEKIA winning the $100,000 Royal Delta Stakes GrIII on February 20, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Harlington, 1st Dam: All Night Labor (MSW, $513,749), by Double Honor, 2nd Dam: All Nighter, by Notebook, 3rd Dam: Glorious Evening, by Jig Time) ($22,000 Ylg ’16 EASOCT) (Bred in FL by Porter Racing Stable LLC) (Ryan Thompson)
GRANDIOSE (JPN) winning the $723,831 Diamond Stakes G3 on February 20, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Rulership (Jpn), 1st Dam: Cherir (Jpn), by Sunday Silence, 2nd Dam: J’ai Deux Amours (Fr), by Top Ville (Ire), 3rd Dam: Pollenka (Fr), by Reliance (Fr)) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
IBERIS (JPN) winning the $637,731 Kyoto Himba Stakes G3 on February 20, 2021 at Hanshin. (Winner by Lord Kanaloa (Jpn), 1st Dam: Celebrar (Jpn), by Boston Harbor, 2nd Dam: Monroe Walk (Aus), by Sir Tristram (Ire), 3rd Dam: Amarissa (Ire), by Alydar) (Bred in JPN by Doi Farm) (JRA)
ARTORIUS winning the $1,156,724 Blue Diamond Stakes G1 on February 20, 2021 at MRC. (Winner by Flying Artie, 1st Dam: Gracie’s Lass, by Redoute’s Choice, 2nd Dam: Grace and Power (USA), by More Than Ready (USA), 3rd Dam: Lady in Power (USA), by Defensive Play (USA)) ($92,537 Ylg 2020 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale) (Bred in NSW by Mr GJ Perry) (Bronwen Healy)
PORTLAND SKY and CELEBRITY QUEEN dead heat in the $385,574 Oakleigh Plate G1 on February 20, 2021 at MRC. (Portland Sky by Deep Field, 1st Dam: Sky Rumba, by Shrewd Rhythm, 2nd Dam: Line of Flight, by Bletchley Park (IRE), 3rd Dam: Sweepshot, by Dr Grace (NZ)) (Bred in WA by Anita Vale Stud WA); Celebrity Queen by Redoute’s Choice, 1st Dam: Celebrity Miss, by More Than Ready (USA), 2nd Dam: Miss Margaret, by Marscay, 3rd Dam: Fancy Miss (NZ), by Sir Tristram (IRE)) (Bred in TAS by Mrs JL Watson) (Bronwen Healy)
MAKE MISCHIEF winning the $100,000 Maddie May Stakes on February 20, 2021 at Aqueduct.(Winner by Into Mischief, 1st Dam: Speightful Lady, by Speightstown, 2nd Dam: England’s Rose, by Nureyev, 3rd Dam: Infringe, by Irish River (Fr)) ($285,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG) (Bred in NY by Avanti Stable) (NYRA/Chelsea Durand)
STREET LUTE wining the $100,000 Wide Country Stakes on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Street Magician, 1st Dam: Alottalute, by Midnight Lute, 2nd Dam: Lt. Lorraine, by In Excess (Ire), 3rd Dam: Danish Alamode, by Regal Classic) ($10,500 Ylg ’19 EASOCT) (Bred in MD by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Dr. Brooke Bowman) (Jim McCue/MJC)
MAYTHEHORSEBEWITHU winning the $99,000 Miracle Wood Stakes on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Bullsbay, 1st Dam: Avani Force, by Forestry, 2nd Dam: Avani, by Gulch, 3rd Dam: Royal Strait Flush, by Seattle Slew) ($55,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT) (Bred in PA by Beatrice Patterson & Vicky Schowe) (Jim McCue/MJC)
LUCKY STRIDE winning the $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Declaration of War, out of Magic Madison, by Ghostly Minister) ($27,000 RNA Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $7,000 2yo ’18 OBSOPN) (Bred in KY by Aschinger Bloodstock Holdings, LLC) (Jim McCue/MJC)
BANKIT winning the $100,000 Joh B. Campbell Stakes on February 20, 2021 at Laurel. (Winner by Central Banker, out of Sister in Arms, by Colonel John) ($85,000 Ylg ’17 SARAUG; $260,000 2yo ’18 OBSMAR) (Bred in NY by Hidden Brook Farm, LLC & Blue Devil Racing) (Jim McCue/MJC)
NOOR AL HAWA (FR) winning the $1,000,000 H.H. The Amir Trophy on February 20, 2021 at Al Rayyan, (Winner by Makfi (GB), out of Majestic Roi (G1SW-Eng, GSP-Fr, $346,585), by Street Cry (Ire)) (Bred in FR by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited  (Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club)

Stakes Photos February 18

MNASEK winning the $125,000 New Jaguar F-Type UAE OAKS G3 on February 18 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Empire Maker, 1st Dam: Washington Bridge (GSW, $273,502), by Yankee Gentleman, 2nd Dam: Stirling Bridge, by Prized, 3rd Dam: Early Lunch, by Noble Table) ($27,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEEJAN; $28,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $15,000 2yo ’20 FTIJUN) (Bred in KY by Don Alberto Corporation) (Erika Rasmussen/Dubai Racing Club)
EQUILATERAL (GB) winning the $163,000 Land Rover Meydan Sprint G2 on February 18, 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Equiano (Fr), 1st Dam: Tarentaise (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB), 2nd Dam: Tantina, by Distant View, 3rd Dam: Didina (GB), by Nashwan) (Bred in GB by Juddmonte Farms Ltd) (Erika Rasmussen/Dubai Racing Club)
D’BAI (IRE) winning the $163,000 Al Tayer Motors Zabeel Mile G2 on Feberuary 18, 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), 1st Dam: Savannah Belle (GB), by Green Desert, 2nd Dam: Third Watch (GB), by Slip Anchor (GB), 3rd Dam: Triple First, by High Top (Ire)) (Bred in IRE by Lodge Park Stud) (Erika Rasmussen/Dubai Racing Club)
SUMMER ROMANCE (IRE) winning the Range Rover Balanchine G2 on February 18 2021 at Meydan. (Winner by Kingman (GB), 1st Dam: Serena’s Storm (Ire), by Statue of Liberty, 2nd Dam: Princess Serena, by Unbridled’s Song, 3rd Dam: Serena’s Sister, by Rahy) ($360,000 Ylg ’18 TATOCT; $960,632 2yo ’19 ARQMA) (Bred in IRE by Round Hill Stud ) (Virendra Saklan/Gulf News)

Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators February 2021

Editor’s Note: As a service to the industry and in consideration of the economic changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Equibase is currently providing monthly reporting of its Economic Indicators Advisories. The Advisory is typically disseminated on a quarterly basis to provide key metrics used to measure racing’s performance throughout the year.

 February 2021 vs. February 2020
IndicatorFebruary 2021February 2020% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$840,059,258$901,272,610-6.79%
U.S. Purses  $62,100,791  $77,336,485-19.70%
U.S. Race Days              219296-26.01%
U.S. Races1,9282,477-22.16%
U.S. Starts14,88019,362-23.15%
Average Field Size7.727.82-1.26%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$3,835,887$3,044,840+25.98%
Average Purses Per Race Day  $283,565   $261,272+8.53%
YTD 2021 vs. YTD 2020
IndicatorYTD 2021YTD 2020% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$1,799,973,370$1,776,919,630+1.30%
U.S. Purses$133,200,888$149,453,215-10.87%
U.S. Race Days474579-18.13%
U.S. Races4,1394,829-14.29%
U.S. Starts32,75938,054-13.91%
Average Field Size7.917.88+0.44%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$3,797,412$3,068,946+23.74%
Average Purses Per Race Day$281,015$258,123+8.87%

* Includes worldwide commingled wagering on U.S. races.

Stakes Photos February 13-16

MANDALOUN winning the $400,000 Lamarque Ford Risen Star Stakes GrII on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Into Mischief,, 1st Dam: Brooch (MGSW-Ire, $217,059), by Empire Maker, 2nd Dam: Daring Diva (GB), by Dansili (GB), 3rd Dam: Aspiring Diva, by Distant View) (Bred in KY by Juddmonte Farms Inc) (Hodges)
CLAIRIERE winning the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Rachel Alexandara Stakes GrII on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Curlin, 1st Dam: Cavorting (MGISW, $2,063,000), by Bernardini, 2nd Dam: Promenade Girl, by Carson City, 3rd Dam: Promenade Colony, by Pleasant Colony) (Bred in KY by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC) (Hodges)
MAXFIELD winning the $200,000 Mineshaft Stakes GrIII on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Street Sense, 1st Dam: Velvety, by Bernardini, 2nd Dam: Caress, by Storm Cat, 3rd Dam: La Affirmed, by Affirmed) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Hodges)
MERNEITH winning he $202,000 Santa Monica Stakes GrII on February 13, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by American Pharoah, 1st Dam: Flattermewithroses (SW), by Flatter, 2nd Dam: Rosella, by Grindstone, 3rd Dam: Fluttery Danseur, by Wavering Monarch) ($350,000 Wlg ’17 FTKNOV; $600,000 2yo ’19 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by China Horse Club) (Benoit)
CAPTIVATING MOON winning the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes GrIII on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds, (Winner by Malibu Moon, 1st Dam: Appealing Storm, by Valid Appeal, 2nd Dam: Storm o’ Fire, by Storm Bird, 3rd Dam: Image Intensifier, by Dancer’s Image) (Bred in KY by Lothenbach Stables Inc) (Hodges Photography)
MICHEVIOUS ALEX winning the $97,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes GrIII on Februar 13, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Into Mischief, 1st Dam: White Pants Night, by Speightstown, 2nd Dam: More d’Amour, by Tour d’Or, 3rd Dam: Love Connection, by Master Derby) ($75,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $140,000 RNA 2yo ’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY by WinStar Farm, LLC) (Ryan Thompson)
LEINSTER winning the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Tuf Sprint Stakes GrIII on February 13, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Majestic Warrior, 1st Dam: Vassar, by Royal Academy, 2nd Dam: Dixie Fine, by L’Emigrant, 3rd Dam: Luv Luvin’, by Raise a Native) ($85,000 Ylg ’16 FTKJUL; $75,000 RNA 2yo ’17 EASMAY) (Bred in KY by Gryphon Investments, LLC) (Lauren King)
AKAITORINO MUSUME (JPN) winning the $642,603 Daily Hai Queen Cup G3 on February 13, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), 1st Dam: Apapane (Jpn) (Ch. 2yo & 3yo Filly-Jpn, MG1SW-Jpn, $6,487,548), by King Kamehameha (Jpn), 2nd Dam: Salty Bid, by Salt Lake, 3rd Dam: Piper Piper, by Spectacular Bid) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
ROYAL PERFORMER (GB) winning the $290,710 Herbie Dyke Stakes G1 on February 13, 2021 at Waikato RC. (Winner by Medicean (GB), 1st Dam: Quadri (GB), by Polish Precedent (USA), 2nd Dam: Fine Detail (Ire), by Shirley Heights (GB), 3rd Dam: De Stael (USA), by Nijinsky II) (£600 RNA Ylg ’14 ASNNOV; £600 RNA Ylg ’14 BRINOV) (Bred in GB by Lady Legard) (Trish Dunnell)
ADVANTAGE (AUS) winning thee $145,345 Waikato Sprint G1 on February 13, 2021 at Walikato RC. (Winner by Fastnet Rock (Aus), 1st Dam: Asavant (SW & G1SP-NZ), by Zabeel, 2nd Dam: Pins ‘n’ Needles, by Pins (Aus), 3rd Dam: Raining, by Centaine (Aus)) ($210,000 Ylg ’17 NWZJAN) (Bred in NSW by Mr W Calder) (Grant Matthew/Race Images)
ROMBAUER winning the $101,350 El Camino Real Derby on February 13, 2021 at Golden Gate Fields. (Winner by Twirling Candy, 1st Dam: Cashmere, by Cowboy Cal, 2nd Dam: Ultrafleet, by Afleet, 3rd Dam: Social Conduct, by Vigors) (Bred in KY by John & Diane Fradkin) (Vassar Photogra­­phy)
DALIKA (GER) winning the $100,000 Albert M. Stall Memorial Stakes on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Pastorius (Ger), out of Drawn To Run (Ire), by Hurricane Run (Ire)) (Bred in GER by Gestut Ammerland) (Hodges Photography)
JUST MIGHT winning the $100,000 Colonel Power Stakes on February 13, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by Justin Phillip, out of Dynamite Babe, by Dynameaux) (Bred in KY by Griffon Farms & Michelle Lovell) (Jan Brubaker/Hodges Photography)
ZENDEN winning the $75,000 Pelican Stakes on February 13, 2021 at Tampa Bay Downs. (Winner by Fed Biz, out of You Laughin, by Sharp Humor) ($7,500 Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $47,000 2yo ’18 OBSOPN) (Bred in KY by Brent & Beth Harris) (SV Photo)
LOVES ONLY YOY (JPN) winning the $1,139,690 KyotoKinen G2 on February 14, 2021 at Hanshin. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), 1st Dam: Loves Only Me, by Storm Cat, 2nd Dam: Monevassia, by Mr. Prospector, 3rd Dam: Miesque, by Nureyev) ($1,496,473 Ylg ’17 JRHAJUL) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
EFFORIA (JPN) winning the $691,798 Kyodo News Service Hai G3 on February 14, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Epiphaneia (Jpn), 1st Dam: Katies Heart (Jpn), by Heart’s Cry (Jpn), 2nd Dam: Katies First, by Kris (GB), 3rd Dam: Katies (Ire), by Nonoalco) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
NICKY THE VEST winning the $100,000 Gander Stakes on February 14, 2021 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Runhapp,y 1st Dam: Tazarine, by Cat Thief, 2nd Dam: Doppio Espresso, by Java Gold, 3rd Dam: Eastern Dawn, by Damascus) ($110,000 Ylg ’19 OBSOCT) (Bred in NY by Highclere) (NYRA)
ELLE Z winning the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes on February 16, 2021 at Fair Grounds. (Winner by City Zip, out of Court Appeal, by Candy Ride (Arg)) ($7,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $72,000 RNA 2yo ’19 OBSOPN) (Bred in KY by W. S. Farish & Lazy F Ranch) (Hodges Photography / Jan Brubaker)