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Eight VA-breds Bound For FTK October Yearling Sale

Eight Virginia-bred yearlings are scheduled to go through the auction ring at the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale on October 26 thru October 29 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. Originally there were ten, but two have scratched leaving eight.

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10/26/2020

5 FILLY by TIZNOW-GEM, Consigned by SALLY THOMAS AGENT FOR MORGANS FORD FARM — OUT

285 COLT by AMERICAN FREEDOM-LOOKING GREAT, Consigned by CASTLE PARK FARM LLC (NOEL MURPHY) AGENT VII Barn 8

10/27/2020

606 FILLY by CAIRO PRINCE-READY REPLY, Consigned by BURLESON FARMS AGENT – OUT

10/28/2020

778 Colt by AMERICAN FREEDOM-SOUPER MISS, Consigned by CASTLE PARK FARM LLC (NOEL MURPHY) AGENT XX, Barn 8

914 Colt by MOSLER-TIFF, Consigned by CASTLE PARK FARM LLC (NOEL MURPHY) AGENT XX, Barn 8

927 COLT by EMPIRE MAKER-TIZ OUR TIME, Consigned by GAINESWAY AGENT XXXVII, Barns 5&6

965 COLT by STREET SENSE-TRISHAS EVEN, Consigned by CASTLE PARK FARM LLC (NOEL MURPHY) AGENT XX, BRN 8

1014 COLT by CONSTITUTION-WALK OFF WINNER, Consigned by BURLESON FARMS AGENT, Barn 17

1141 FILLY by ASTERN (AUS)-ART AFFAIR, Consigned by CASTLE PARK FARM LLC (NOEL MURPHY) AGENT XX, Barn 8

10/29/2020

1376 FILLY by CAIRO PRINCE-CYNISCA Consigned by BURLESON FARMS AGENT, VA Barn 17

Four Entered in Saturday’s IGC

There are currently four horses entered for Saturday’s International Gold Cup at Great Meadow. As noted on the overnight, entries for the race will be open until October 21, 2020. The race now features Super Saturday, Curve of Stones (who won at Virginia Fall in Middleburg), Jonathan Sheppard-trained Codrington College (IRE) and Satish (GB).

To see the Overnight, CLICK HERE.

Here are some follow up relevant details: The International Gold Cup race course was inspected on October 12, 2020 by Bob Hilton.
Turf: Thick 7 inches – bluegrass-fescue.
Smoothness: The course is smooth throughout.
Compaction: 90-95 (yielding)
Moisture: 10 (wet)
Notes: Solid 2 inches of rainfall October 11 through October 12 will set this course up perfectly for race day

Virginia Fall Meet Photos by Douglas Lees

LEMONADE THURSDAY winning the $15,000 Maiden Hurdle on Octoer 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
LEMONADE THURSDAY (left) on the way to winning the $15,000 Maiden Hurdle (1st Division) on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Faces. (Douglas Lees)
MR. BRIDGER winning the $15,000 Maiden Hurdle (2nd division) on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
CURVE OF STONES winning the $25,000 National Sporting Library and Museum Cup on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
INVOCATION (FR) winning the $15,000 Steeplethon on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
INVOCATION (FR) (left) winning the $15,0000 Steeplethon on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
FLASH JACKSON winning the $10,000 Maiden Timber race on October 10, at Middleburg Fall Races.(Douglas Lees)
ANOTHER TRY winning the $10,000 Maiden 3 & 4Yo on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
CHEERS TO US winning the $5,000 Apprentice Timber race on October 10, 2020 at Virginia Fall Races. (Douglas Lees)
NEW MEBER (IRE) winning the Apprentice Training Flat on October 10, at Virginia Fall Races in Middleburg, VA. (Douglas Lees)

Photo of the Day Oct 16

A rainbow touches down at Woodbine. (Michael Burns)

MyRacehorse Named New Owner of the Year

Group will be Honored During Thoroughbred Owner Conference

OwnerView announced today that MyRacehorse has been named the 2020 New Owner of the Year, presented by New York Thoroughbred Breeders. The award recognizes a new Thoroughbred owner who has been successful in the sport and has had a positive impact on the industry.

The award will be presented during the seventh Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which will be held virtually November 3-4, 2020.

MyRacehorse is a novel ownership concept whereby individuals can purchase United States Securities Exchange Commission-approved microshares in Thoroughbred racehorses. Since its founding, it has partnered in horses such as Kentucky Derby winner Authentic and grade 1 winner Street Band.

“MyRacehorse launched nationally in June 2019 with aspirations of making a real impact on the sport of horse racing,” said Michael Behrens, founder and chief executive officer of MyRacehorse. “We were confident it would happen, but never in our wildest dreams did we expect it to happen so quickly. Winning this award, especially considering the innovators that have won it previously, is truly the icing on the cake to a surreal and magical year for MyRacehorse.”

“MyRacehorse has revolutionized horse racing to make the ownership experience more accessible than ever,” said Gary Falter. “OwnerView’s mission is to grow Thoroughbred racehorse ownership, and we are pleased to honor a group that has brought thousands of owners to the pinnacle of our sport.”

The New Owner of the Year Award has been previously presented to Larry Best, the Churchill Downs Racing Club, Charles and Susan Chu, Sol Kumin, and LNJ Foxwoods.

The Thoroughbred Owner Conference is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the owner conference, including the full schedule of panels and registration, please visit ownerview.com/event/conference or contact Gary Falter at gfalter@jockeyclub.com.

Stakes Photos Oct 4 -9

VALIANCE winning the $400,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes GrI on October 4, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Tapit, out of Full Measure, by Empire Maker, 2nd dam Lazy Slusan by Slewvescent, 3rd dam Threee Flights UP by Topsider) ($650,000 Ylg’17 FTSAUG) (Bred in KY By China Horse Club International Limited) (Eclipse Sportswire)
MUTASAABEQ winning the $200,000 Bourboun Stakes GrII on October 4, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Downside Scenario, by Scat Daddy, 2nd dam Grand Breeze by Grand Slam, 3rd dam Breeze Lass by It’s Freezing) ($425,000 Wlg’18 KEENOV) (Bred in KY by BlackRidge Stables LLC) (Rick Samuels)
PLUM ALI winning the $145,000 Miss Grillo Stakes GrII on October 4, 2020 a Belmont. (Winner by First Samurai, out of Skipping, by Stroll, 2nd dam Count to Six by Saratoga Six, 3rd dam Countess Aura by Halo) ($65,000 Ylg’19 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Stone Farm) (Coglainese)
HOROLOGIST winning the $136,500 Beldame Stakes GrII on October 4, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Gemologist, out of Cinderella Time, by Stephen Gove Even, 2nd dam Dethroned by Defrere, 3rd am Capture the Crown by Crafty Prospector) (Bred in NJ by Holly Crest Farm) (Colglianese/Susie Raisher)
WET YOUR WHISTLE winning the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes GrII on October 4, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Stroll, out of Winlocs Glory Days, by Belong to Me, 2nd dam Winloc’s Millie by Mr. Prospector, 3rd dam Our by Mr. Prospector) ($17,000 Ylg’16 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by E H Lane) (Coglianese/Chelsea Durand)
BODENHEIMER winning the $150,000 Indian Summer Stakes on October 4, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Atta Boy Roy, out of Beautiful Daniele, by A.P. Indy, 2nd dam Kelli Cat by Storm Cat, 3rd dam T.V. Countess by T.V. Commercial) ($27,000 Ylg’19 WASSEP) (Bred in WA by Larry Romaine) (Wendy Wooley)
MADONE winning the $102,000 Surfer Girl Stakes on October 4, 2020 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Vancouver (Aus), out of Indian Love Call, by Cherokee Run, 2nd dam Mood Music by Kingmambo, 3rd dam Lead Kindly Light by Majestic Light) ($70,000 Wlg’18 KEENOV; $50,000 Ylg’19 KEESEP; $125,000 2yo’20 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by Gledalough LLC) (Benoit)
EBEKO (IRE) winning the $101,000 Zuma Beach Stakes on October 4, 2020 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Awtaad (Ire), out of Allegrezza (GB), by SIr Percy (GB), 2nd dam Allegro Viva by Distant View, 3rd dam Musicanti by Nijinsky II) ($24,000 RNA Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Roundhill Stud & J.S. Investments) (Benoit)
NOT SO QUIET winning the $114,071 Vice Regent Stakes on October 4, 2020 at Woodbine. Winner by Silent Name (Jpn), out of Mona Moon, by Pergee Moon) (Bred in ON by Heste Sport – TB Racing Division) (Michael Burns)
SOTTSASS (FR) winning the $3, 513,150 Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe G1 on October 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Siyouni (Fr), out of Starlet’s Sister (Ire), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd am Prmiere Creation (Fr) by Green Tune, 3rd dam Allwaki by Miswaki) ($398,148 Yg’17 ARAUG) (Bred in FR by Ecurie des Monceaux) (Zuzanna Lupa)
TARNAWA (IRE) winning the $351.315 Prix De L’Opera Longines G1 o Ocober 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Shamardal, out of Tarana (Ire), bu Cape Cross (Ire), 2nd dam Trarkala (Ire) by Dr. Fong, 3rd dam Tarakana by Shahrastani) (Bred in IRE by the H H The Aga Khan’s Studs SC) (Zuzanna Lupa)
SEALIWAY (FR) winning the $281,052 Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium G1 on October 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Galiway (GB), out of Kensea (Fr), by Kendargent (Fr), 2nd dam Sea Island (Fr) by Gold Away (Ire), 3rd dam Equatoriale (Fr) by Saint Estephe (Fr)) ($72,605 YLg’19 ARAUG) (Bred in FR by Guy Pariente Holding) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
TIGER TANAKA (IRE) winning the $281,052 Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac – Criterium Des Pouliches G1 on October 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Clodovil (Ire), out of Miss Phillyinks (Ire), by Zoffany (Ire), 2nd dam Smoken Rosa by Smoken Glacken, 3rd dam Roses In The Show (Ire) by Be My Guest) ($7,611 Ylg’19 TIRSEP) (Bred in IRE by Kellsgrange Stud) (Zuzanna Lupa)
ONE MASTER (GB) winning the $245,920 Qatar Prix De La Foret G1 on October 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Fastnet Rock (Aus), out of Enticing (Ire), by Pivotal (GB), 2nd dam Supersta Leo (Ire) by College Chapel (GB), 3rd dam Council Rock (GB) by General Assembly) (Bred in GB by Lael Stables) (Zuzanna Lupa)
WOODED (IRE) winning the $245,920 Prix De L’Abbaye De Longchamp Longines G1 on October 4, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Wootton Bassett (GB), out of Frida La Blonde (Fr), by Elusive City, 2nd dam Firm Friend (Ire) by Affirmed, 3rd dam Chere Amie (Fr) by Gay Mecene) ($105,394 Ytl’18 AROCT) (Bred in IRE by Gestut Zur Kuste AG) (Scoop Dyga)
WONNEMOND (GER) winning the $64,407 100th Grosse Preis Der Landeshauptstadt Dusseldorf G3 on October 4, 2020 at Dusseldorf. (Winner by Areion (Ger), out of Windaja (Ger), by Surako (Ger), 2nd dam Windblume (Ger) by Nebos (Ger), 3rd dam Windbuhse (Ger) by Le Mas Marvent (Fr) ($10,531 Ylg’14 BBAGO) (Bred in GER by Klaus Henning Schmoock) (Dr. Jens Fuchs)
GOT STORMY (left) winning the $150,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin Stakes GrIII on October 9, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Get Stormy, out of 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) (Bred in KY by Mt. Joy Stables, Pope, Marc and Pope McLean Jr.) (Matt Wooley)
PRETTY GORGEOUS (FR) winning the $468,420 Bet365 Fillies Mile G1 on October 9, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by Lawman (Fr), out of Lady Gorgeous (GB), by Comton Pleace (GB), 2nd dam Cyman Sunset (Ire) by Night Shift, 3rd dam Robinia by Roberto) ($64.407 Wlg’18 ARQDE; $630,000 Ylg’19 TATOCT) (Bred in FR by EARL Ecurie Haras de Cadran, Enrico Ciampi, SAS I.E.I. & Ecurie la Boetie) (Alan Crowhurst)
HAPPY POWER (IRE) winning the $127,664 Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stake G2 on October 9, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by Dark Angel (Ire), out of Tamarisk (Ger), by Selkirk, 2nd dam Tanami (GB) by Green Desert, 3rd dam ropensity (GB) by Habitat) ($750,000 Ylg’17 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Yeomanstown Stud) (PA Wire)
EUCHEN GLEN (GB) winning the $56,210 Betsafe Cumberland Lodge Stakes G3 on October 9, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by Authorized (Ire), out of Jabbara (Ire), by Kingmambo, 2nd dam Isle De France by Nureyev, 3rd dam Stella Madrid by Alydar) (Bred in GB by W M Johnstone) (Richard Sellers/PA Wire)
SAFFRON BEACH (IRE) winning the $55,039 Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp Stakes G3 on October 9, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by New Bay (GB), out of Falling Petals (Ire), by Raven’s Pass, 2nd dam Infinite Spirit by Maria’s Mon, 3rd dam Eternal Reve by Diesis (GB)) ($66,000 Wlg’18 TATFOA) (Bred in IRE by China Horse Club International Ltd) (Pat Healy)
WINTER POWER (IRE) winning the $55,039 Newmarket Academy Godolphin Beacon Project Cornwallis Stakes G3 on October 9, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by Bungle Inthejungle (GB), out of Titian Sag (Ire), by Titus Livius (Fr), 2nd dam Nordic Living (Ire) by Nordico, 3rd dam To Die For by Diesis (GB)) ($105,394 Ylg’19 GOFOR) (Bred in IRE by Newlands House Stud) (PA Wire)

VEA Survey Second Notice

You most likely received a questionnaire invitation from Chmura Economics on behalf of the Virginia Equine Alliance on October 1st. We are working with Chmura to understand the economic and fiscal impact of horse racing in the state, and gathering information from breeders, owners, trainers, and other stakeholders is a vital piece of this study.

As you may have been involved in the horse racing industry in 2019, we would appreciate your feedback in this questionnaire. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used in aggregation with other responses.

CLICK HERE for the 2020 Horse Survey

Stakes Photos Oct 1 – 3

YAUPON winning the $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes GrIII on October 1, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Modification, by Vindication, 2nd dam Swift Alliance by Afleet, 3rd dam Stately Bride by Tom Rolfe) ($350,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP; $485,000 RNA 2yo’19 FTFMAR) (Bred in KY by Betz, Lamantia, CoCo Equine, Magers and Burns) (Allison Janezic)
HOLLIS winning the$100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Street Sense, out of Miss Inclined, by Pulpit) ($200,000 Wlg’15 KEENOV; $120,000 Ylg’16 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Mueller Thoroughbred Stable, Ltd) (Jim Duley/MJC)
A GREAT TIME winning the $100,000 The Very One Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Street Magician, out of Short Time, by Clever Trick) (Bred in MD by R. Larry Johnson) (Jim Duley/MJC)
NO MO’ SPENDING winning the $97,000 Joseph A. Gimma Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Stopspeningmaria, by Montbrook, 2nd dam Cutoffs by Notebook, 3rd am Argos Appeal by World Appeal) ($180,000 Ylg’19 KEESEP) (Bred in NY by Repolle Stable Inc) (NYRA/Chelsea Durand)
REA MEA winning the $76,251 Sadie Diamond Futurity on October 1, 2020 at Hastings Racecourse. (Winner by Lent, out of Strangelove, by Tiznow, 2nd dam Five Gold Starts by Mining, 3rd dam Five Star’s Sister by Lt. Stevens) (Bred in BC by Christine Ammann) (Patti Tubbs)
STAY FANTASTIC winning the $38,125 S.W. Randall Plate Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Hasting Park. (Winner by Stay Thirsty, out of Fantastic City, by Carson City) (Bred in BC by Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds) (Patti Tubbs)
HERE’S HANAH winning the $38,125 Delta Colleen Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Hastings Racecourse. (Winner by Numaany, out of Dreams Start Here, by A Fleets Dancer) (Bred in BC by B.C. Stables) (Patti Tubbs)
COMPUTER PATCH winning the $451,579 National Day Cup Handicap G3 on October 1, 2020 at Sha Tin. (Winner by Exceed and Excel (Aus), out of Girl Hussler (Aus), by Hussonet, 2nd dam Vecchia Signora (Aus) by Snippets (Aus), 3rd dam Clever Zoe (NZ) by Pompeii Court) ($577,012 Yg’18 INGEAS) (Bred in NSW by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Pty Ltd) (HKJC)
FOOT SOLDIER winning the $76,251 Jack Diamond Futurity on October 1, 2020 at Hastings Racecourse. (Winer by Lent, out of Da Svedonya, by Lil Tyler, 2nd dam Inuendo by Procida, 3rd dam Rebecca’s Princess by His Majesty) (Bred in BC by Tamara Baker) (Patti Tubbs)
DUTTON winning the $75,000 Gotttstein Futurity on October , 2020 at Emerald Downs. (Winner by Noosito, out of Ms Mosco Mattie, by Matty G, 2nd dam Moscow Symphony by Moscow Ballet, 3rd dam Margaret Booth by Well Decorated) ($300000 Ylf’19 WASSEP) (Bred in WA by Ronald A. & Nina M. Hage & Larry & Miriam Bonwell) (Reed Palmer/Emerald Downs)
UNMATCHABLE winning the $40,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic Stakes on October 1, 2020 at Emerald Downs. (Winner by Mach Uno, out of Point of Reference, by Benchmark) (Bred in WA by John R & Ivor A Jones) (Reed Palmer/Emeralds Downs)
SIMPLY RAVISHING wining the $350,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes GrI on October 2, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Laoban, out of Four Wishes, by More Than Ready, 2nd dam Emilyna by Valid Wager, 3rd Piano Affect by Fappiano) ($50,000 ylg’19 FTKOCT) (Bred in NY by Meg Levy) (Rick Samuels)
DIAMOND OOPS winning the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes GrII on October 2, 2020. (Winner by Lookin At Lucky, out of Patrioitic Viva, by Whywhywhy, 2nd dam Patriotic Diva by Honour and Glory, 3rd dam Great Mines by Forty Niner) ($42000 RNA Wlg’15 KEENOV) (Bred in KY by Kin Hui Racing Stable LLC) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
HARPERS FIRST RIDE winning the $250,000 Pimlico Special Stakes GrIII on October 2, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Paynter, out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful, 2nd dam No More Ironing by Slew o’ Gold, 3rd dam Gold Treasure by Northern Dancer) (Bred in MD by Sagamore Farm) (Allison Janezic)
BREAKPOINT (CHI) winning the $51,824 Polla De Potrillos G1 on October 2, 2020 at Club Hipico. (Winner by Constitution, out of Safawi (Chi), by Seeking The Dia, 2nd dam Sinena Del Egeo (Chi) by Indian Lodge (Ire), 3rd dam Sirena Azul (Chi) by Golden Voyager) (Bred in CHI by Hara Don Alberto) (ElTurf.com)
NORMANDY BRIDGE (FR) winning the $65.813 Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club De Turquie G3 on October 2, 2020 at Saint-Cloud. (Winner by Le Havre (Ire), out of Aiglonne, by Silver Hawk, 2nd dam Jamestick Role (Fr) by Theatrial (Ire), 3rd dam Autocratic (Ire) by Tyrant) (Bred in FR by Hara Du Mezeray SA & Ecurie Skymarc Farm) (Scoop Dyga)
SWISS SKYDIVER winning the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes GrI on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Daredevil, out of Expo Gold, by Johannesburg, 2nd dam Clouds of Gold by Strike the Gold, 3rd dam Cloudy Colors by Personal Flag) ($35,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by WinStar Farm, LLC) (Skip Dickstein)
ESSENTIAL QUALITY winning the $400,000 Claiborne Breeders Futurity GrI on October 3, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Tapit, out of Delightful Quality, by Elusive Quality, 2nd dam Contrive by Storm Cat, 3rd dam Jeano by Fapppiano) (Bred in KY by Godolphin) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
IVAR (BRZ) winning the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes GrI on October 3, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Agnes Gold (Jpn), out of May Be Now, by Smart Strike, 2nd dam Dans La Ville (Chi) by Winning, 3rd dam Syracuse by Sharp-Eyed Quillo) (Bred n BRZ by Stud Rios Dois Irmaos) (Anne M. Eberhardt)
UNI (GB) winning the $343,000 Fits Lady Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by More Than Ready, out of Unaided (GB), by Dansili (GB), 2nd dam Wosaita (GB) by Generous (Ire), 3rd dam Eljazzi by Artaius) ($47,009 Ulg’15 ARAUG) (Bred in GB by Haras d’Etreham) (Rick Samuels)
GUFO winning the $250,000 Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes GrI on October 3, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Declaration of War, out of Floy, by Petionville, 2nd dam Risen Miss by Peteski, 3rd am Eddie’s Star by Risen Star) (Bred in KY by John Little & Stephen Cainelli) (Coglianese/Jane Garaguso)
CHANNEL MAKER winning $250,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes GrI on October 3, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by English Channel, out of In Return, by Horse Chestnut (Saf), 2nd dam Bartered Bride by Shadeed, 3rd dam Lady Vixen by Sir Ivor) ($57,000 RNA Yrl’15 KEESEP) (Coglianese)
MISS MARISSA winning the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by He’s Had Enough, out of Ardara, by Arch, 2nd dam Inish Glora by Regal Classic, 3rd dam Star Guest by Assert (Ire)) ($11,000 Ylg’18 OBSOCT) (Bred in KY by Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC) (Skip Dickstein)
FACTOR THIS winning the $250,000 Dinner Party Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by The Factor, out of Capricious Miss (GB), by Singspiel, 2nd dam White House (GB) by Pursuit of Love (GB), 3rd dam Much Too Risky (GB) by Bustino (GB) ($2,700 Ylg’16 KEESEP; $11,000 2yo’17 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY by Maccabee Farm) (Skip Dickstein)
INTHEMIDSTOFBIZ winning the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Fed Biz, out of Midst, by Closing Argument, 2nd Procure by Quiet American, 3rd dam Acquire by Spectacular Bid) (Bred in KY by J D Stuart & Mueller Farms, Inc.) (Rick Samuels)
MO FORZA winning the $201,000 City of Hope Mile Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Uncle Mo, out of Inflamed, by Unusual Heat, 2nd dam Little Hottie by Afternoon Deelites, 3rd dam Mistrely by Miswaki) (Bred in KY by Bardy Farm) (Benoit)
FIRE AT WILL winning the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Belmont. (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) (Coglianese/Jane Garaguso)
LEINSTER winning the $150,000 Woodford Stakes GrII on October 3, 2020 at Keeneland. (Winner by Majestic Warrior, out of Vassar, by Royal Academy, 2nd dam Dixie Fine by L’Emigrant, 3rd dam Luv Luvin’ by Raise A Native) ($85,000 Ylg’18 FTKJUL; $75,000 RNA 2yo’17 EASMAY) (Bred in KY by Gryphon Investments LLC) (Wendy Wooley/EquiSport)
FRANK’S ROCKETTE winning the $145,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap GrII on October 3, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Rocket Twentyone, by Indian Charlie, 2nd dam Symphonic Lady by Blare of Trumpets, 3rd dam Wavering Lady by Wavering Monarch) (Bred in KY Frank Fletcher) (Coglianese/Joe Labozzetta)
COMPLEXITY winning the $139,500 Kelso Handicap GrII on October 3, 2020 at Belmont. (Winner by Maclean’s Music, out of Goldfield, by Yes It’s True, 2nd dam Folly Dollar by Digression, 3rd dam Real Precious by Torsion) ($375,000 Yrl’17 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC) (Coglianese/Dom Napolitano)
LAKI wining the $200,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes GrIII on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Cuba, out of Truthful Dutch, by Sear by Dixie, 2nd dam Darling Dutch by Nasty and Bold, 3rd dam Dutch Leader by Mr. Leader) (Bred in MD by Tom Michaels & Lorna Baker) (Skip Dickstein)
WICKED WHISPER winning the $150,000 Miss Preakness Stakes GrIII on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Liam’s Map, out of Zayanna, by Bernardini, 2nd dam Heavenly Cat by Tobasco Cat, 3rd dam In Excelcis Deo by Forty Niner) ($500,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Siena Farms LLC) (Allison Janezic)
JULIET FOXTROT (GB) winning the $150,000 Gallorette Stakes GrIII on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Dansili (GB), out of Kilo Alpha (GB), by King’s Best, 2nd dam Anasazi (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd dam Navajo Princess by Drone) (Bred in GB by Juddmonte Farms Inc) (Allison Janezic)
CATMAN winning the $150,000 Laurel Futurity on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Kitten’s Joy, out of Fab Flowers, by Lewis Michael, 2nd dam J.D. Flowers by Dixieland Band, 3rd dam Brand of Elegance by Secretariat) ($65,000 Ylg’19 FTKJUL; $85,000 2yo’20 OBSMAR) (Bred in KY by Steve Feiger & Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey) (Barbara Livingston)
FLUFFY SOCKS winning the $150,000 Selima Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Slumber, out of Breakfast Time, by Kitten’s Joy, 2n dam Costume Designer by Capote, 3rd dam Ravnina by Nureyev) (Bred in KY by Head of Plains Partners LLC) (MJC)
BOARDROOM winning the $75,710 Duchess Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Commissioner, out of Money Madness, by Rahy, 2nd dam Money Madam by A.P. Indy, 3rd dam Mesabi by Minnesota Mac) ($40,000 Yllg’18 FTKJUL; $475,000 2yo’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY by Polo Green Stable Inc) (Michael Burns)
PROVEN STRATEGIES winning the $77,205 Toronto Cup Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Woodbine. (Winner by Sky Mesa, out of Stormbeforethecalm, by Quiet American, 2nd dam Smart Catomine by Smart Strike, 3rd dam Gather the Storm by Storm Cat) ($55,000 Ylg’18 FTKOCT; $77,000 RNA 2yo’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in FL by A. Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck & Etarip Stables, Inc.) (Michael Burns)
DON JUAN KITTEN winning the $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Kitten’s Joy, out of Romance Project, by Not For Love, 2nd dam Midnight Run by Holy Bull, 3rd La Finale by In Reality) ($77,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Cantrell Family Partnership) (MJC)
EVIL LYN winning the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Wicked Strong, out of Miss Relentless, by Mr. Greeley, 2nd dam Candy Apple (Arg) by Halo Sunshine, 3rd dam Candy Girl (Arg) by Candy Stripes) ($60,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP) (Bred in KY by Lantern Hill Farm LLC, Phil & Judy Needham) (MJC)
NEVER ENOUGH TIME winning the $100,000 Runhappy Skipat Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Pimlico. (Winner by Munnings, out of What Time It Is, by Partner’s Hero) (Bred in MD by R. Larry Johnson) (MJC)
CORDALITY winning the $86,160 Swingtime Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Papa Clem, out of Warmth, by Unusual Heat) (Bred in CA by Edward C. Allred) (Benoit)
HAPPY AS YOU GO winning the $75,000 Emerald Necklace Stakes on October 3, 2020 at Thistledown. (Winner by Mobil, out of Preservation Hall, by Dixieland Band) ($5,000RNA Ylg’19 OTBOMX) (Bred in OH by Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm) (Racingohio.net)
NAZEEF (GB) winning the $276,048 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes G1 on October 3, 2020 at Newmarket. (Winner by Invincible Spirit (Ire), out of Handassa, by Dubawi (Ire), 2nd dam Starstone (GB) by Diktat (GB), 3rd dam Star (GB) by Most Welcome (GB) (Bred in GB by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd) (Timeform)
PRINCESS ZOE (GER) winning the $211,441 Qatar Prix Du Cadran G1 on October 3, 2020 at Hoppegarten. (Winner by Jukebox Jury (Ire), out of Palace Princess (Ger), by Tiger Hill (Ire), 2nd dam Pasca (Ger) by Laguna (GB), 3rd dam Palmas (Ger) by Neckar (Ger)) (Bred in GER by Setut Hony-Hoff) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
TORQUATOR TASSO (GER) winning the $117,416 Longines 130th Grosser Preis Von Berlin G1 on October 3, 2020 at Hoppegarten. (Winner by Adleflug (Ger), out of Tijuana (Ger), by Toylsome (GB), 2nd dam Tucana (Ger) by Acatenango (Ger), 3rd dam Turbaine by Trempolino) ($28,298 Yrg’18 BBAGO) (Bred in GER by Paul H Vandeberg) (@rennbahnBerlin)
SKALLETI (FR) winning the $166,453 Qatar Prix Dollar G2 on October 3, 2020 at Patis-Longchamp. (Winner by Kendargent (Fr), out of Skallet (Fr), by Muhaymin, 2nd dam Dira (Fr) by R.B. Chesne (GB), 3rd dam Surubinha (Fr) by Solictor(Fr)) ($99,750 Ylg’16 ARAUG) (Bred in FR by Guy Pariente Holding) (Scoop Dyga)_
THE REVENANT (GB) winning the $164,294 Qatar Prix Daniel Wildenstein G2 on October 3, 2020 at Paris-Lonchamp. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), out of Hazel Lavery (Ire) by Excellent Art (GB), 2nd dam Reprise (GB) by Darshaan (GB), 3rd dam Rapid Retreat (Ire) by Exactly Sharp) (Bred in GB by Al Asayl Bloodtock Ltd) (Edward Whitaker/Racing Post)
VALIA (FR) winning the $164,294 Qatar Prix Chaudenay G2 on October 3, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Sea the Stars (Ire), out of Veda (Fr), by Dansili (GB), 2nd dam Vadapolina (Fr) by Trempolino, 3rd dam Vadasa (Fr) by Zafonic) (Bred in FR by HH The Aga Kahn’s Stud SC) (Zuzanna Lupa)
CURRENT OPTON (IRE) winning the $64,544 Coolmore U S Navy Flag Concord Stakes G3 on October 3, 2020 at Tipperary. (Winner by Camelot (GB), out of Coppertop (Ire), by Exceed and Excel (Aus), 2nd dam Fresh Mint (Ire) by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd dam Valley of Song by Caerleon) ($74,400 Ylg’17 TATOCT; A$102,000 3yo’19 TATJUL) (Bred in IRE by Grange Con Holdings Ltd) (Healy Racing)
TABERA (GB) winning the $46,941 Pferdeweten.de 30th Preis Der Deutschen Einhiet G3 on October 3, 2020 at Hoopegarten. (Winner by Gleneagles (Ire), out of Temida (Ire), by Oratorio (Ire), 2nd dam Interim Payment by Red Ransom, 3rd dam Interim (GB) by Sadler’s Wells) ($120,000 RNA Ylg’18 TATOCT) (Bred in GB by Litex Commerce AD) (Stephanie Gruttmann)
CAFE PHAROAH winning the $653,506 Sirius Stakes G3 on October 3, 2020 at Chukyo. (Winner by American Pharoah, out of Mary’s Follies, by More Than Ready, 2nd dam Catch the Queen by Miswaki, 3rd dam Wave to the Queen by Wavering Monarch) ($475,000 2yo’19 OBAMAR) (Bred in KY by Paul P. Pompa) (JRA)
PROBABEEL (NZ) winning $708,000 Epsom Handicap G1 on October 3, 2020 at ATC. (Winner by Savabeel, out of Far Fetched, by Pins, 2nd dam Beyond (NZ) by Centaine, 3rd dam Hyades (NZ) by O’Reilly (NZ) ($250,269 Ylg’18 NWZIAN) (Bred in NZ by G J Chittick, Waikato) (Martin King/Sportpix)
VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) winning the $353,950 Turnbull Stakes G1 on October 3, 2020 at VRC. (Winner b Zed (NZ), out of Opulence (NZ), by Danroad, 2nd dam Mulan Magic by King’s Theater (Ire), 3rd dam Chalet Girl (NZ) by Imposing (Aus)) (Bred in NZ by J D Goodwin, Auckland) (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)
MONTEFILIA wining the $530,925 Flights Stakes G1 on October 3, 2020 at ATC. (Winner by Kermandec (NZ), out of Ban Du (GB), by Shirocco (Ger), 2nd dam My Way (Ire) by Marju (Ire), 3rd dam Ausherra by Diesis) ($43,899 Wlg’18 INGJUN; $92,097 Yrl’19 MMLJAN) (Bred in VIC by Mr G Russell) (Steve Hart)
MIRAGE DANCE (GB) winning the $530,925 Metropolitan Handicap g1 on October 3, 2020 at ATC. (Winner by Frankel (GB), out of Heat Haze (GB), by Green Desert, 2nd dam Hasili (Ire) by Kahyasi (Ire), 3rd dam Kerali (GB), by High Line (GB)) (Bred in GB by Juddmonte Farms Ltd) (Steve Hart)
MELODY BELLE winning the $131,941 Windsor Park P.H. G1 on October 3, 2020 at Hawkes Bay. (Winner by Commands (Aus), out of Meleka Belle, by Iffraaj (GB), 2nd dam Empress Belle by Sir Tristram (Ire), 3rd da, Imperial Belle by Sovereign Edition (IRE) ($37,933 Ylg’16 NWZJAN) (Bred in NZ by Mrs N M Leicester, Auckland) (Tish Dunell)
WONDERFUL TONIGHT (FR) winning $211,441 Qatar Prix De Royallieu G1 on October 3, 2020 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Le Havre (Ire), out of Salvation (GB), by Montejeu (Ire), 2nd dam Birdie (GB) by Alhaarth (Ire), 3rd dam Fade (GB) by Persepolis (Fr) ($49,846Ylg’18 ARAUG) (Bred on FR by Ecurie de Monfort & Preaux) (Edward Whitaker)

VA-Day at LRL Stakes Photos

EMBOLDEN winning the $122,500 Punch Line Stakes NB on October 9, 2020 at Laurel. (Winner by The Factor, out of Silver Heart , by Lion Hearted) ($27,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP; $95,000 2yo’19 OBSAPR) (Bred in VA by Nancy L Ternune & Ernest Frohboese) (Jim McCue/MJC)
LARGENT winning the $87,500 Bert Allen Stakes NB on October 9, 2020 at Laurel. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Life In Seattle, by Unbridled) ($460,000 Ylg’17 KEESEP) (Bred in VA by Lazy Lane Farms) (Jim McCue/MJC)
VRGINIA BEACH won the $82,500 M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes October 9, 2020 at Laurel Park. (Winner by Twirling Candy, out of Enterprise Beach, by El Prado) ($8,000 Ylg’18 KEESEP; $20,000 2yo’19 OBSOPN) (Bred in VA by C. Oliver Iselin) (Jm McCue/MJC)
TASTING THE STARS winning the $82,5000 Brookmeade Stakes on October 9, 2020 at Laurel. (Winner by Bodemeister, out of Pink Champagne, by Awesome Again) $140,000 Ylg’17 EASOCT) (Bred in VA by Audley Farm Equine LLC) (Jim McCue/MJC)
KENNY HAD A NOTION winning the $82,500 Jamestown Stakes on October 8, 2020 at Laurel. (Winner by Great Notion, out of Darting, by During) ($25,000 Ylg’19 FTKJUL; $20,000 Ylg’19 EASOCT) (Bred in VA by Althea Richards) (Jim McCue/MJC)

Good News: It’s October

So, the Fourth Quarter in one of the worst years EVER has finally begun. Here are the results for September, the last month of the Third Quarter.

Thoroughbred Racing Economic IndicatorsFor September/Third Quarter 2020

Editor’s Note: As a service to the industry and in consideration of the economic changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Equibase is currently providing monthly reporting of its Economic Indicators Advisories.

September 2020 vs. September 2019
IndicatorSeptember 2020September 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$1,039,737,336$801,998,134+29.64%
U.S. Purses$110,251,841$118,229,293-6.75%
U.S. Race Days365412-11.41%
U.S. Races3,1013,329-6.85%
U.S. Starts24,44725,231-3.11%
Average Field Size7.887.58+4.02%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$2,848,595$1,946,597+46.34%
Average Purses Per Race Day$302,060$286,964+5.26%

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

3rd QTR 2020 vs. 3rd QTR 2019
Indicator3rd QTR 20203rd QTR 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$3,293,292,589$2,921,407,748+12.73%
U.S. Purses$305,013,587$349,865,237-12.82%
U.S. Race Days1,2081,411-14.39%
U.S. Races9,98911,097-9.98%
U.S. Starts76,40280,738-5.37%
Average Field Size7.657.28+5.13%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$2,726,236$2,070,452+31.67%
Average Purses Per Race Day$252,495$247,956+1.83%
YTD 2020 vs. YTD 2019
IndicatorYTD 2020YTD 2019% Change
Wagering on U.S. Races*$8,348,815,108$8,94,182,019-2.86%
U.S. Purses$629,176,645$893,867,369-29.61%
U.S. Race Days2,5093,515-28.62%
U.S. Races20,89528,554-26.82%
U.S. Starts164,476210,977-22.04%
Average Field Size7.877.39+6.53%
Average Wagering Per Race Day$3,327,547$2,445,002+36.10%
Average Purses Per Race Day$250,768$254,301-1.39%