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Stakes Photos November 17 – 18

RUSSIAN INFLUENCE winning the $75,000 Miss Indiana Stakes on November 17, 2020 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of My Peg, by Fusaichi Pegasus, 2nd Dam: Ride the Wind, by Meadowlake, 3rd Dam: Agotaras, by Saratoga Six) ($120,000 Ylg ’19 KEEJAN) (Bred in IN by Deann Baer & Greg Baer DVM) (Coady)
LOOKIN AT JUSTICE winning the $75,000 Indiana Futurity on November 17, 2020 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Atreides, out of Traditionalist, by Aptitude, 2nd Dam: Colonial Ally, by Pleasant Colony, 3rd Dam: Meteor Ally, by Alydar) (Bred in IN by Justice Farm, Greg Justice) (Coady)
PIEDI BIANCHI winning the $100,000 Frances Slocum Stakes on November 18, 2020 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Overanalyze, out of Adore You, by Tactical Cat) ($60,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $80,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP; $80,000 2yo ’17 OBSMAR) (Bred in IN by Deann & Greg Baer DVM) (Coady)

Final Keeneland Results

ALEX JOON (Coady)

3017E Alex Joon, DKB Colt by Flatter, out of Sun Salutation, by Include, consigned by St George Sales, Agent XII – Donald K Strickland, $120,000

Stakes Photos November 11 – 15

LARIAT winning the $50,000 New Mexico Classic Cup Derby Championship Stakes on November 11, 2020 at Zia. (Winner by Southwestern Heat, out of Charlotte’s Drone, by B. G.’s Drone) ($41,000 Ylg ’18 RUIAUG) (Bred in NM by Robert & DelRae Driggers) (Coady)
 
RED BELLE AUBE (JPN) winning the $699,004 Daily Hai Nisai Stakes G2 on November 14, 2020Hanshin. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), out of Red Fantasia, by Unbridled’s Song, 2nd Dam: Cat Chat, by Storm Cat, 3rd Dam: Phone Chatter, by Phone Trick) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
KAHMA LASS (NZ) winning the $206,601 New Zealand One Thousand Gusineas G1 on November 14, 2020 at CJC. (Winner by Darci Brahma, out of Distinctive Lass (AUS), by Orientate (USA), 2nd Dam: Special Sweep (AUS), by End Sweep (USA), 3rd Dam: Special (AUS), by Habituate (IRE)) ($290,000 Ylg 2019 NZB National Yearling Sale)(Bred in NZ by Nearco Stud Limited, Canterbury) (http://www.raceimages.co.nz)
SUNRISE NOVA (JPN) winning the $698,964 Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musahino Stakes G3 on November 14, 2020 at Tokyo. (Winner by Gold Allure (Jpn), out of Bright Sapphire (Jpn), by Thunder Gulch, 2nd Dam: Real Sapphire (Jpn), by Real Shadai, 3rd Dam: World Sapphire (Jpn), by Sir Penfro (GB)) (Bred in JPN by Yanagawa Far) (JRA)  
PRINCESS GRACE winning the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes GrIII on November 14, 2020 at Churchill. (Winner by Karakontie (Jpn), out of Masquerade, by Silent Name (Jpn), 2nd Dam: Present Colors, by Prized, 3rd Dam: Blue and Green, by Miswaki) (Bred in KY by John & Susan Moore) (Coady)
EAGLE ORB winning the $100,000 Notebook Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Orb, out of Lady On Holiday, by Harlan’s Holiday, 2nd Dam: Dorky, by Flying Paster, 3rd Dam: Going Raja, by Well Decorated) ($50,000 Wlg ’18 FTNMIX; $95,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG) (Bred in NY by Barry R. Ostrager) (Chelsea Durand)
STREET LUTE winning the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Laurel. (Winner by Street Magician, out of 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) (Jerry Dzierwinski)
ASTUTE winning the $100,500 Desi Arnaz Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Speightstown, out of Discerning, by Langfuhr, 2nd Dam: Clandestinely, by Forty Niner, 3rd Dam: Personal Business, by Private Account) ($425,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by WinStar Farm, LLC) (Benoit)
THERAPIST winning the $100,000 Artie Schiller Stakes on November 15, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Freud, out of Lady Renaissance, by Smart Strike) ($8,000 RNA Ylg ’16 SARAUG) (Bred in NY by Oak Bluff Stable, LLC & C. Clement) (Susie Raisher)
JILLI MARIE winning the $76,800 South Ocean Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Dynamic Sky, out of Jilli’s Cape, by Cape Canaveral, 2nd Dam: Exclusive Event, by In Excess (Ire), 3rd Dam: Exclusive Fir, by Exclusive Native) ($11,473 Ylg ’19 CANSEP) (Bred in ON by Brian Wright) (Michael Burns)
LEGAL DEAL winning the $60,000 Million Sprint Preview Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Gulfstream West. (Winner by Khozan, out of Legal Laura, by Wildcat Heir) (Bred in FL by Stonehedge LLC) (Coglianese)
SHEA D SUMMER winning the $60,000 Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Gulfstream West. (Winner by Summer Front, out of Empress of Gold, by Empire Maker) ($35,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR) (Bred in FL by Ocala Stud) (Coglianese)
QUENANE winning the $60,000 Million Classic Preview Stakes on November 14, 2020 at Gulfstream West. (Winner by Algorithms, out of Awesome Powers, by Awesome Again) (Bred in FL by P & G Stables LLC) (Coglianese)
MYTHICO (FR) winning the $65,322 Preis Der SWK Stadtwerke Krefled-Herzog Von Ratibor-Rennen G3 on Nobember 15, 2020 at Krefeld. (Winner by Adlerflug (Ger), out of Madhyana (Ger), by Monsun (Ger), 2nd Dam: Madhya, by Gone West, 3rd Dam: Khumba Mela (Ire), by Hero’s Honor) ($28,504 RNA Ylg ’19 BBAGS) (Bred in FR by Dr Thomas M Bretzger) (Dr. Jens Fuchs)
LUCKY LILAC (JPN) winning the $1,958,500 Queen Elizabeth Cup G1 on November 15, 2020 at Hanshin. (Winner by Orfevre (Jpn), out of Lilacs and Lace, by Flower Alley, 2nd Dam: Refinement, by Seattle Slew, 3rd Dam: Stella Madrid, by Alydar) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
BIO SPARK (JPN) winning the $746,668 Fukushima Kinen G3 on November 15, 2020 at Fukushima. (Winner by Orfevre (Jpn), out of Nanayo Tiara (Jpn), by Meiner Love, 2nd Dam: Nanayo Storm (Jpn), by Celestial Storm, 3rd Dam: Nanayo Atlas (Jpn), by Bamboo Atlas(Jpn)) ($153,676 Ylg ’15 JRHAJUL) (Bred on JPN by Kojima Farm) (JRA)
DUOPOLY winning the $100,000 Winter Memories Stakes on November 15, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Animal Kingdom, out of Justaroundmidnight(Ire), byDanehillDancer(Ire), 2nd Dam: Strategy (GB), by Machiavellian, 3rd Dam: Island Story (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)) ($160,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Jamm, Ltd.) (Chelsea Durand)
VACAY winning the $97,00 Key Cents Stakes on November 15, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Not This Time, out of Florida Sun, by Belgravia, 2nd Dam: Wildcat Widow, by Forest Wildcat, 3rd Dam: Open Window, by Trempolino) ($100,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG) (Bred in NY by J Stables LLC) (Susie Raisher)

Handicapping Challenge between Little Red Feather Racing and Equibase Company to benefit G-JCRF

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has partnered with Little Red Feather Racing and Equibase Company for the Gamble for Grayson Handicapping Challenge.

The handicapping contest will take place November 28-29 and span five graded stakes races that are scheduled to be held that weekend at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Representatives from Little Red Feather and Equibase will have a $500 bankroll, of which $100 must be played on each of the specified races on win, place, show, exacta, trifecta, or superfecta wagers. At the end of the weekend, all remaining bankroll and winnings will be donated to Grayson.

“We thank Little Red Feather and Equibase for recognizing the importance of equine veterinary research,” said Jamie Haydon, president of Grayson. “Grayson’s previous handicapping challenges for charity at Indiana Grand and with The Stronach Group were rousing successes, and we appreciate the interest from other organizations to participate in similar contests to benefit our foundation.”

The team representing Little Red Feather is Gary Fenton, managing partner of Little Red Feather; and Kenny Mayne, sports journalist for ESPN. The Equibase team is composed of Christina Blacker, TVG host, reporter, and analyst; and Ellis Star, national racing analyst for Equibase.

“Little Red Feather prioritizes the health and wellness of our racehorses, and Grayson-funded research enables us and all horse owners to ensure that our horses are receiving the best care at all stages of their lives,” said Fenton. “Along with Kenny Mayne, I am excited to put my handicapping skills to the test on behalf of Little Red Feather to raise money for such an important cause.”

 “Our team at Equibase is poised for the Grayson gambling challenge and supporting the foundation’s work,” said Jason Wilson, president and chief operating officer of Equibase. “I am confident that Christina’s and Ellis’ handicapping prowess combined with Equibase’s handicapping tools will make for an exciting competition with Little Red Feather, and, most importantly, a successful weekend for Grayson and their important work.”

The races that have been selected for the Gamble for Grayson Handicapping Challenge are the grade 1 Hollywood Derby and Matriarch Stakes, the grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap, and the grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes and Cecil B. Demille Stakes.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. Since 1983, the foundation has provided more than $29.1 million to fund 384 projects at 45 universities in North America and overseas. Additional information about the foundation is available at grayson-jockeyclub.org.

Formed in 2002, Little Red Feather (LRF) and its sister company Solana Beach Sales (SBS) are California’s largest syndicate, managing nearly 100 horses and over 300 active partners. LRF recently concluded a record breaking summer in 2020 with 11 wins at Del Mar from its managed partnerships, including wins in the G2 Del Mar Handicap – a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In race – with Red King, and the G2 John C Mabee Stakes with Raymundos Secret. LRF campaigned Breeders’ Cup Winner Singletary and G1 winners Egg Drop, Secret Spice, Fault, Mirth and stallion Midnight Storm. SBS burst onto the sales scene in 2016 and graduates include G1 winners Instilled Regard, Bast and G1 placed Anneau D’Or who finished 2nd in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at the 2019 World Championships. 

Equibase Company is a partnership between subsidiaries of The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and serves as the Thoroughbred industry’s official database. Through its website (equibase.com) and mobile applications, Equibase offers a comprehensive array of free statistical information as well as premium handicapping products and reports in support of the North American Thoroughbred racing industry.

More VA-breds at Keeneland November

1532 Chestnut Colt by Malibu Moon, out of Occasionally, by Tiznow, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Morgan’s Ford Farm – Bell Inzio Farm, Agent, $62,000

1663 Bay Filly by Distorted Humor, out of Windhoek, by Mineshaft, consigned by Bureleson Farms, Agent2,00 – Sycamore, $105,000

1923 Chestnut Colt by Collected, out of Need an Angel, by Pulpit, consigned by Four Star Sales, Agent – PS, Castle Gate Farm, LLC, $25,000

2178 DKB Filly by Cross Traffic, out of Deherewego, by Dehere, consigned by Four Star Sales, Agent – Pablo Marin, $4,500

CLICK on HIP # to see catalog page.

Midlantic Equine Fatalities Down in 2020

VINTAGE CHARLES TOWN POST CARD

Press Release via The Racing Biz, November 11, 2020

COVID-19 forced Thoroughbred racing into what was for most a two-month hiatus, but the stakeholders in the Mid Atlantic turned the down time into an opportunity to focus on its Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. Regulators, racetracks, horsemen’s and breeder’s groups representing all seven states in the region – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia – committed to the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities in 2019. Collectively, they have been working to adopt regulations, protocols and best practices to enhance the safety and integrity of the sport. Their efforts are having an impact. The equine fatality rate in the region has dropped from 1.78 per thousand starts in 2019, to 1.21 per thousand to date this year, a decrease of 33%.

The architects of the Strategic Plan, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Chairman Alan Foreman and New York State Equine Medical Director Dr. Scott Palmer, provided a progress report on the efforts of the Mid-Atlantic stakeholders Wednesday.

“It is heartening to see that the commitment and hard work of so many in the Mid Atlantic is bearing fruit,” Foreman said. “We have representatives from every faction of the Thoroughbred industry in the region at the table. Everyone has the chance to be heard and their specific issues considered. We are proud to say that, working together, we have been able to make significant advances on issues of medication reform and horse health.”

Dr. Palmer remarked, “In a climate of polarity and discord, the efforts in the Mid Atlantic serve as a shining example of what we can accomplish when we are united behind the cause of equine safety and welfare.”

Every state in the Mid Atlantic has adopted the following reforms:

  • A prohibition on NSAID “stacking” – the use of more than one NSAID the week of a race
  • Transfer of joint injection records for claimed horses
  • Necropsies on equine fatalities
  • Mortality Review Board
  • Voidable claim rules

Dr. Tim Parkin, a renowned epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow, released the findings of his latest study using data from The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database in June, noting that those tracks that have instituted a void claim rule in the last 10 years saw a 27% decrease in equine fatalities for those races. The states in the Mid Atlantic have all implemented this additional layer of protection; claims are voidable at the discretion of the claimant if the horse is vanned from the track after the race or is observed to be lame prior to delivery to the new trainer.

Additional reforms have been implemented in all states except West Virginia, including:

  • 48-hour withdrawal time for NSAIDs
  • Enhanced penalties for NSAID overages
  • 14-day withdrawal for joint injections

The West Virginia Racing Commission considered legislation to adopt the new guidelines for NSAIDs and joint injections, but it ultimately was voted down by the Commission.

“We are disappointed that West Virginia remains an outlier in this area,” Foreman said. “Regulatory changes in the state must go through the legislature, which takes time, but we will continue to work with all parties to get this done.”

There is a strict prohibition on the use of bisphosphonates in all horses under the age of four throughout the region, with a total ban in place in Maryland and Pennsylvania. In May, the Mid Atlantic agreed to adopt restrictions on the use of thyroid supplements, now requiring that a horse be diagnosed with hypothyroidism through a thyroid releasing hormone stimulation test; the treatment plan must be reviewed and approved by the equine medical director or chief regulatory veterinarian in the state. In October, the group moved to restrict the use of clenbuterol. The new rule requires regulatory approval for treatment with clenbuterol, mandates that the horse be placed on the Veterinarian’s List, and bars the horse from racing until it tests negative in both blood and urine and completes a satisfactory workout observed by a regulatory veterinarian.

In addition to the regulatory changes, the Mid Atlantic has approved Best Practices in a dozen areas, including:

  • Biosecurity
  • Crisis Management Communication
  • Equine Aftercare
  • Layoff Report
  • Pre-Race Inspections
  • Safety Officer
  • Shock Wave Therapy

Maryland led the charge on the mandatory Layoff Report, a standardized form that provides regulatory veterinarians with vital information for all horses that have not raced for 150 days or more, including the reason for the layoff, medication and joint injection records, and surgical reports. The Layoff Report has been fully implemented in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, and is in process throughout the Mid Atlantic.

The most high-profile of this year’s changes has been the crop rule. The stakeholders in support of the Strategic Plan created a Committee of 24 regulators and stewards to review the many proposals on the table. All interested parties were invited to participate, with the Jockeys’ Guild providing significant input during a series of conference calls. A draft was approved during a presentation to more than 50 representatives of the region’s racetracks, horsemen’s groups and regulatory agencies.

The draft underwent one final review after the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a rule June 19, and was modified once more to align with provisions in the Kentucky rule. Starting Aug. 1, the rule went into effect in Delaware and Maryland. Pennsylvania followed suit in October. West Virginia has begun the legislative process necessary to adopt it in 2021.

“Uniformity has been a hallmark of the efforts in the Mid Atlantic for more than a decade, going back to the ban on anabolic steroids in 2008,” Foreman said. “Our annual Regulatory meetings have grown year after year, with the focus expanding from medication and testing to include equine welfare and racing integrity. The crop rule is a natural extension of our efforts. We felt it imperative to have a consistent crop rule in every jurisdiction, and we made every effort to ensure that all stakeholders had the chance to weigh in on it.”

A 30-page Strategic Plan Manual, still a work in progress, has been created as a reference for all Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions. There is also a Horsemen’s Guide to the Strategic Plan, providing an overview of the regulations and best practices that impact the day-to-day business of training Thoroughbred racehorses.

A second Guide outlines the Risk Factors that have been identified through Dr. Parkin’s work with the Equine Injury Database and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which horsemen can use to assess their stable and modify care and treatment as necessary for horses at increased risk.

“From day one when concept of the Strategic Plan was first under discussion, this has been a collaborative effort, with all of our stakeholders focused on one thing – doing what is right by the horse,” said the Strategic Plan’s Project Manager, Andy Belfiore. “The level of dedication and the amount of time and energy devoted to this initiative from all involved has been remarkable. It has taken a lot of work from the regulators and the state veterinarians, to racetrack’s management teams, to the owners and trainers and jockeys, to get to where we are today.”

As the first phase of the Strategic Plan nears completion, the focus turns to the topics including the racetrack maintenance quality system; jockey health; the transfer of horse health records for all claimed horses; and continuing education.

Dr. Kelly Ryan of MedStar Horsemen’s Health in Maryland worked with HeadCheck Health to develop a system that establishes concussion protocols for jockeys, as well as providing a HIPAA-compliant portal for jockey health information, and a communications network to ensure that all racetracks on the system are notified if there is an accident or injury affecting a jockey’s status to ride. Maryland began a pilot program last fall, and Delaware Park enrolled its riders when racing resumed this spring. Additional jurisdictions are now working with HeadCheck to explore implementation, with the goal of having every Mid-Atlantic racetrack on the network by next year.

The Mid-Atlantic alliance unanimously approved a Continuing Education rule that will go into effect in 2021. Trainers and assistant trainers will have a year to fulfill the requirements, which include four hours annually of CE training, with a minimum of two hours to focus on equine health, safety and welfare. Fulfillment of CE requirements will be a condition of licensing in 2022 for all Mid-Atlantic states. New York already has a CE rule on the books, Maryland has begun the adoption process, West Virginia included it in its legislative package for 2021, and the remaining states have committed to adoption next year.

“New York has been a leader in many areas, including Continuing Education, but the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan is not about one jurisdiction calling the shots for the entire region,” Dr. Palmer concluded. “Working together, we have been able to reach consensus. We have right-minded people in the room who want to do the right thing, and we have a track record for getting things done. What we’ve accomplished is amazing, and we look forward to continued progress in the coming year.”Thanks for signing up!

VA-Breds at Keeneland November Sale

Weanlings and Horses of Racing Age — Click on HIP # to see catalog page.

196 DKB Colt by Flatter, out of Belvedera, by Awesome Again — OUT

200 Bay Colt by Uncle Mo, out of Biboquet, by Smart Strike, consigned by Brookdale Sales, Agent for Audly Farm Equine LLC – Sugar Hill Farm, $240,000

259 Bay Filly by Menelssohn, out of Grmini R N, by Mineshaft, consigned by Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent V – Shadow Racing, $72,000

807 Bay Colt by Munnings, out of Senate Caucus, by Siphon (Brz), consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock, Agent 1 – RNA $75,000

881 Chestnut Colt by Ghostzapper, out of Un Blessed, by Mineshaft, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Morgan’s Ford Farm – Dry Fly Stables, $135,000

1104 DKB Filly by Collected, out of Miss Spinks, by Rock Hard Ten, Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent V – Machmer Hall, Agent for David Menard, $20,000

1365 Chestnut Colt by Good Magic, out of Delicate Affair, by Langfuhr, consigned by Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), Agent V – Rustlewood Farm, $40,000

1532 Chestnut Colt by Malibu Moon, out of Occasionally, by Tiznow, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Morgan’s Ford Farm

1663 Bay Filly by Distorted Humor, out of Windhoek, by Mineshaft, consigned by Bureleson Farms, Agent

1923 Chestnut Colt by Collected, out of Need an Angel, by Pulpit, consigned by Four Star Sales, Agent

2178 DKB Filly by Cross Traffic, out of Deherewego, by Dehere, consigned by Four Star Sales, Agent

3017E Alex Joon, DKB Colt by Flatter, out of Sun Salutation, by Include, consigned by St George Sales, Agent XII

Stakes Photo November 8 – 11

PICKIN’ TIME winning the $100,000 Nashua Stakes GrIII on November 8, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Stay Thirsty, out of Born to Royalty, by King of Kings(Ire), 2nd Dam: Teenage Queen, by Regal Classic, 3rd Dam: Waltzing Empress, by Tyrant) (Bred in NJ by John Bowers, Jr.) (Chelsea  Durand)
MO SEE CAL winning the $101,000 Betty Grable Stakes on November 8, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Do Dat Blues, by Lydgate) ($70,000 RNA Ylg ’16 KEESEP) (Bred in CA by Rozamund Barclay) (Benoit)
CAMINO DEL PARAISO winning the $63,050 Joseph T. Grace Stakes on November 8, 2020 at Golden Gate Fields. (Winner by Suances(GB), out of Loni’s Appeal, by Successful Appeal) ($5,000 Ylg ’14 NCAAUG) (Bred in CA by Red Barons Barn LLC) (William Vasser)
SUNNY QUEEN (GER) winning the $183,000 Allianz – Grosser Preis Von Bahyern G1 on November 8, 2020 at Munich. (Winner by Camelot (GB), out of Suivi (Ger), by Darshaan (GB), 2nd Dam: Suivez(Fr), by Fioravanti, 3rd Dam: Sea Symphony (GB), by Faraway Son) ($41,322 Ylg ’18 BBAGS). (Bred in GER by Anahita Stables) (www.galoppfoto.de – WiebkeArt)
ANGEL POWER (GB) winning the $363,640 Premio Lydia Tesio G2 on November 8, 2020 at Rome. (Winner by Lope de Vega (Ire), out of Burning Rules (Ire), by Aussie Rules ,2nd Dam: Burning Heights(Ger), by Montjeu (Ire), 3rd Dam: Bougainvillea (Ger), by Acatenango (Ger)) ($42,000 Wlg ’17 TATNOV; $180,000 Ylg ’18 TATOCT) (Bred in GB by Mrs. James Wigan) (Hippogrpup Roma Capannelle)
AUTHORITY (JPN) winning the $1,065,817 Copa Republica Argentina G2 on Nobember 8, 2020 at Tokyo. (Winner by Orfevre (Jpn), out of Rosalind (Jpn), by Symboli Kris S, 2nd Dam: Cesario (Jpn), by Special Week (Jpn), 3rd Dam: Kirov Premiere (GB), by Sadler’s Wells) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
CLINCHER (JPN) winning the $791,802 Miyako Stakes G3 on November 8, 2020 at Hanshin. (Winner by Deep Sky (Jpn), out of The Fates(Jpn), by Brian’s Time, 2nd Dam: Miss Shagra, by Danzig, 3rd Dam: Dusty Dollar (GB), by Kris (GB)) (Bred in JPN by Hirayama Farm) (JRA)
THUNDER DOME winning the $50,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship on November 11, 2020. (Winner by Dome, our of Lauren Lynn, by Hadif.) Bred in NM by Frank Richardson & Mooring) (Coady)
DIRECTA (FR) winning the $66,116 Prix Fille De L’Air G3 on November 11, 2020 at Toulouse. (Winner by Anodin (Ire), out of Misdirect (GB), by Darshaan (GB), 2nd Dam: Miscast (GB), by Kenmare (Fr), 3rd Dam: Mistreat (GB), by Gay Mecene) ($4,722 Wlg ’17 ARQDEC; $28,335 Ylg ’18 ARQOCT) (Bred in FR by Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd) (Scoop Dyga)

Breeders’ Cup Weekend Stakes Photos November 7

AUTHENTIC winning the $5,520,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Flawless, by Mr. Greeley, 2nd Dam: Oyster Baby, by Wild Again 3rd Dam: Really Fancy, by In Reality) ($350,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
TARNAWA (IRE) winning the $3,680,000 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Shamardal, out of Tarana (Ire), by Cape Cross (Ire), 2nd Dam: Tarakala (Ire), by Dr Fong 3rd Dam: Tarakana, by Shahrastani ) (Bred in IRE by His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S.C.) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
MONOMY GIRL winning the $1,840,000 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Tapizar, out of Drumette, by Henny Hughes, 2nd Dam: Endless Parade, by Williamstown 3rd Dam: Mnemosyne, by Saratoga Six) ($100,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by FPF LLC & Highfield Ranch) (Skip Dickstein)
ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE) winning the $1,840,000 Fanduel Breeders’ Cup Mile on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Australia (GB), out of Sentra’s Dream (GB), by Danehill, 2nd Dam: Starine (Fr), by Mendocino, 3rd Dam: Grisonnante (Fr), by Kaldoun (Fr)) (Bred in IRE by Whisperview Trading Ltd) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
AUDARYA (FR) winning the $1,840,000 Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Wootton Bassett (GB), out of Green Bananas (Fr), by Green Tune, 2nd Dam: Anabaa Republic (Fr), by Anabaa, 3rd Dam: Gigawatt, by Double Bed (Fr)) ($147,156 Ylg ’17 AROYRG) (Bred in FR by S.A.R.L. Haras D’Ecouves) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
GAMINE winning the $900,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Peggy Jane, by Kafwain, 2nd Dam: Seattle Splash, by Chief Seattle, 3rd Dam: Grand Splash, by Bucksplasher) ($220,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $1,800,000 2yo ’19 EASMAY) (Bred in KY by Grace Thoroughbred Holdings LLC) (Skip Dickstein)
WHITMORE winning the $1,840,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Pleasantly Perfect, out of Melody’s Spirit, by Scat Daddy, 2nd Dam: Capture the Cat, by Tale of the Cat, 3rd Dam: Ten Flags, by Seattle Slew) (Bred in KY by John Liviakis) (Skip Dickstein)
KNICKS GO winning the $920,000 Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile GrI on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Paynter, out of Kosmo’s Buddy, by Outflanker, 2nd Dam: Vaulted, by Allen’s Prospect, 3rd Dam: Aube d’Or, by Medaille d’Or) ($40,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $87,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP) (Bred in MD by Angie Moore) (Skip Dickstein)
GLASS SLIPPERS (GB) winning the $920,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Dream Ahead, out of Night Gypsy (GB), by Mind Games(GB), 2nd Dam: Ocean Grove (Ire), by Fairy King, 3rd Dam: Leyete Gulf (Ire), by Slip Anchor (GB)) (Bred in GB by Bearstone Stud Ltd) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
SKYWIRE winning the $152,885 Autumn Stakes GrII on November 7, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Afleet Alex, out of Meandering Stream, by Gone West, 2nd Dam: Classic Slew, by Seattle Slew, 3rd Dam: No Class, by Nodouble) ($47,000 Ylg ’17 KEEJAN; $45,000 2yo ’18 EASMAY) (Bred in ON by William D. Graham) (Michael Burns)
HEAVENLY CURLIN winning the $96,772 Maple Leaf Stakes GrIII on November 7, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Curlin, out of Taste Of Heaven (Aus), by Encosta de Lago (Aus), 2nd Dam: Shantha’s Choice (Aus), by Canny Lad (Aus), 3rd Dam: Dancing Show, by Nijinsky II) ($625,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Elevage II, LLC) (Michael Burns)
ROYAL FLAG winning the $97,000 Turnback The Alarm Handicap GrIII on November 7, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Candy Ride (Arg), out of Sea Gull, by Mineshaft, 2nd Dam: Exclusive Bird, by Storm Bird, 3rd Dam: Exclusive Moment, by Exclusive Native) (Bred in KY by W. S. Farish) (NYRA)
GOOD WITH PEOPLE winning the $151,500 Golden State Juvenile Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Curlin to Mischief, out of Gator Prowl, by Roar of the Tiger, 2nd Dam: Reed and Rite, by Notebook, 3rd Dam: Future Answer, by Copelan) (Bred in CA by J. Kirk & Judy Robison) (Benoit)
NASHVILLE winning the $125,000 Perryville Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Speightstown, out of Veronique, by Mizzen Mast , 2nd Dam: Styler, by Holy Bull, 3rd Dam: Set Them Free, by Stop the Music) ($460,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Breffni Farm) (Coady)
SLEEPY EYES TODD winning the $150,000 Lafayette Keeneland Select Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Paddy O’Prado, out of Pledge Mom, by Wild Rush) ($9,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV) (Brede in KY by Two Hearts Farm LLC & Kristen Goncharoff) (Coady)
MERNEITH winning the $125,000 Qatar Fort Springs Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by American Pharoah, out of Flattermewithroses, 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) (Coady)
ILLEGAL SMILE (IRE) winning the $100,000 Steward Manor Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Camacho (GB), our of Fine If (Ire), by Iffraaj (GB), 2nd Dam: Refined (Ire), by Statoblest (Ire), 3rd Dam: Annsfield Lady (Ire), by Red Sunset (Ire)) (i35,000 Ylg ’19 GOFOR) (Bred in IRE by W. Maxwell Ervine) (NYRA)
AMERICAN GIANT winning the $60,000 Cellar Shiraz Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Gulfstream West. (Winner by More Than Ready, out of Giant Crystal, by Giant’s Causeway) (Bred in FL by Live Oak Stud) (Ryan Thompson)
MONFORTE winning the $60,000 Showing Up Stakes on November 7, 2020 at Gulfstream West. (Winner by Carpe Diem, out of She’s a Ketch, by Rahy) ($10,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in FL by Westbury Stables LLC) (Ryan Thompson)
EDGE OF NIGHT winning the $75,000 Ohio Debutante Handicap on November 7, 2020 at Mahoning Valley. (Winner by Added Edge, out of Cargo Jet, by Discreet Cat) ($6,500 Wlg ’17 PEDOH) (Bred in OH by Steve M DeMaiolo) (Dustin Livesay)
MONDREISE (JPN) winning the $705,466 Keio Hai Stakes G2 on November 7, 2020 at Tokyo. (Winner by Daiwa Major (Jpn), out of Moonglow (GB), by Nayef, 2nd Dam: Mystic Goddess, by Storm Bird, 3rd Dam: Rose Goddess (Ire), by Sassafras (Fr)) (Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
MDIKEI YELL (JPN) winning the $544,095 KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes G3 on November 7, 2020 at Hanshin. (Winner by Mikki Isle (Jpn)g, out of Shiroinger (Jpn), by Harbinger (GB), 2nd Dam: Yukichan (Jpn), by Kurofune, 3rd Dam: I Shirayukihime (Jpn), by Sunday Silence) ($247,165 Ylg ’19 JRHAJUL)(Bred in JPN by Northern Farm) (JRA)
BIVOUAC wining the $1,089,412 VRC Spring Classic G1 on November 7, 2020 at VRC. (Winner by Exceed and Excel, out of Dazzler, by More Than Ready (USA), 2nd Dam: Camarilla, by Elusive Quality (USA), 3rd Dam: Camarena (NZ), by Danehill (USA)) (bred om SMW by Godolphin Australia) (Brett Holburt)
ARCADIA QUEEN winning the $1,452,550 LKS Mackinnon Stakes G1 on November 7, 2020 at VRC. (Winner by Pierro, out of Arcadia, by Redoute’s Choice, 2nd Dam: Antique, by Metal Storm (Fr), 3rd Dam: Bonny Guest, by What a Guest (Ire)) (Bred in WA by Peters Investments Pty Ltd) (Racing Photos)
AEGON winning the $343,552 New Zealand Tow Thousand Guineas G1 on November 7, 2020 at CJC. (Winner by Sacred Falls, out of Toss Up, by Zabeel, 2nd Dam: Heads or Tales, by Tale of the Cat (USA), 3rd Dam: Head of the River (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB)) ($103,065 Ylg ’19 NZBJAN) (Bred by in NZ by Waikato Stud Ltd, Waikato) (Race Images South)

Stakes Photos November 3 – 6

Hey, look, it’s November. Must admit, it kind of snuck up on us…

Not unlike the recent election for POTUS, it took us awhile to catch up and start posting the official stakes photos for November. That said, it’s typical for how the entire year of 2020 seems to be going.

TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) winning the $5,633,320 Melbourne Cup G1 on November 3, 2020 at VRC. (Winner by Teofilo (Ire), out of Dream on Buddy (IRE), by Oasis Dream (GB), 2nd Dam: My Renee (USA), by Kris S (USA), 3rd Dam: Mayenne (USA), by Nureyev (USA)) ($235,316 RH 2018 Goffs IRE Horses in Training Sale) (Bred in IRE by J. S. Bolger) (Getty)
PERSONAL winning the $727,250 VRC Oaks G1 on November 5, 2020 at VRC. (Winner by Fastnet Rock, out of Personify (SW-Aus), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Procrastinate, by Jade Hunter (USA) 3rd Dam: Reigntaine, by Century (Aus) ) ($640,000 Ylg ‘19 INGAPR) (Bred in SNW by Cressfield) (JustHorseRacing.com.au)
ROCKETRY winning the $200,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Stakes GrII on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Hard Spun, out of Smart Farming, by Smart Strike, 2nd Dam: Health Farm, by Pleasant Colony 3rd Dam: Lean Cuisine, by In Reality) ($195,000 Wlg ’14 KEENOV; $450,000 Ylg ’15 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.) (Coady)
JOY’S ROCKET winning the $125,000 Songbird Stakes on November 6, 2020 Keeneland. (Winner by Anthony’s Cross, out of Queenie’s Pride, by Special Rate, 2nd Dam: Solo Rolo, by Air Forbes Won 3rd Dam: Solo Disco, by Solo Landing) ($47,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR) (Bred in FL by Weston Thoroughbreds Training & Sales) (Coady)
EVER DANGEROUS winning the $150,000 Bryan Station Stakes on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by by Kitten’s Joy, out of The Rahy Angel, by Rahy, 2nd Dam: Her Own Kind (Jpn), by Dubai Millennium (GB) 3rd Dam: The Caretaker (Ire), by Caerleon)($135,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Knowles Bloodstock Inc.) (Coady)
HIGHLY MOTIVATED winning the $125,000 Nyquist Stakes on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Strong Incentive, by Warrior’s Reward, 2nd Dam: G G’s Dolly, by Comic Strip 3rd Dam: Parfait, by Kingmambo) ($240,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV) (Bred in KY by Klaravich Stables) (Coady)
SEPTEMBER SECRET winning the $151,500 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes on November 6, 2020 at Del Mar. (Winner by Grazen, out of Sweetest Secret, by Sea of Secrets, 2nd Dam: Point Break, by Summing 3rd Dam: Bending Point, by Far North) ($20,000 Ylg ’19 FTCAYR)(Bred in CA by Jennifer Saavedra) (Benoit)
ARREST ME RED winning the $100,000 Atlantic Beach Stakes on November 6, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Pioneerof the Nile, out of Maraschino Red, by Medaglia d’Oro, 2nd Dam: Irish Cherry, by Irish Open 3rd Dam: Eston, by Ancestral (Ire)) (Bred in KY by M. Roy Jackson) (NYRA/Coglianese)
MALATHAAT winning the $97,000 Tempted Stakes on November 6, 2020 at Aqueduct. (Winner by Curlin, out of Dreaming of Julia, by A.P. Indy. 2nd Dam: Dream Rush, by Wild Rush 3rd Dam: Turbo Dream, by Unbridled) ($1,050,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC) (Adam Coglianese)
ESSENTIAL QUALITY winning the $1,840,000 TVG Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Aftercare
Alliance GrI on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Tapit. out of Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality, 2nd Dam: Contrive, by Storm Cat 3rd Dam: Jeano, by Fappiano) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Alex Slitz)
AUNT PEARL (IRE) winning the $920,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf GrI on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Lope de Vega (Ire), out of Matauri Pearl (Ire), by Hurricane Run (Ire), 2nd Dam: Moonrise (Ger), by Grand Lodge 3rd Dam: Morning Queen, by Konigsstuhl (Ger)) ($336,000 Ylg ’19 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Ecurie Des Charmes & Ballylinch Stud) (Skip Dickstein/Tim Lanahan)
VEQUIST winning the $1,780,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies GI on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Nyquist, out of Vero Amore, by Mineshaft, 2nd Dam: Summers Edge, by The Cliff’s Edge 3rd Dam: Miss Summer Reign, by Summer Squall) ($120,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Swilcan Stables) (David Coyle)
FIRE AT WILL (IRE) winning the $920,000 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf GrI on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Declaration of War, out of Flirt, by Kitten’s Joy,
2nd Dam: Gamely Girl, by Arch 3rd Dam: Helstra, by Nureyev) ($97,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Troy Rankin) (Skip Dickstein)
GOLDEN PAL winning the $920,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint GrII on November 6, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Lady Shipman, by Midshipman, 2nd Dam: Sumthingtotalkabt, by Mutakddim 3rd Dam: Nannetta, by Falstaff) ($325,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP) (Bred in FL by Randall E Lowe) (Skip Dickstein/Tim Lanahan)