CUP OF ENTRIES
UPDATES - POSTS ARE BEING DRAWN FOR BREEDERS' CUP RACES...
Breeders' Cup Classic
|1.||Go Between||Garrett Gomez|| |
|Victor Espinoza|| |
|Mike Smith|| |
Duke of Marmalade
|John Murtagh|| |
|John Velazquez|| |
|Manny Cruz|| |
Ben Stutts Jr.
|Shaun Bridgmohan|| |
|Frankie Dettori|| |
John H.M. Gosden
|Robby Albarado|| |
|Richard Migliore|| |
|Edgar Prado|| |
|Alan Garcia|| |
Breeders' Cup Sprint
|1.||Cost of Freedom||Tyler Baze|| |
|2.||David Flores|| |
|3.||Ramon Dominguez|| |
|4.||Garrett Gomez|| |
|5.||Javier Castellano|| |
|6.||Clinton Potts|| |
|7.||John Velazquez|| |
|8.||Justin Shepherd|| |
|9.||Rosa Da Silva|| |
|Filly & Mare Sprint|
|1.||Magnificience||David Flores||Bruce Headley|
|2.||Indyanne||Robby Albarado||Greg Gilchrist|
|3.||Intangaroo||Alonso Quinonez||Gary L. Sherlock|
|4.||Lady Sprinter||Rene Douglas||Juan J. Reviriego|
|5.||Indian Blessing||John Velaszquez||Bob Baffert|
|6.||Zaftig||Rafael Bejarano||James A. Jerkens|
|7.||Dream Rush||Kent Desormeaux||W.T. Phipps II|
|8.||Tiz Elemental||Joel Rosario||Carla Gaines|
|9.||Dearest Trickski||Mike Smith||John W. Sadler|
|10.||Miraculous Miss||Ramon Dominguez||Steve B. Klesaris|
|11.||Jazzy||Alan Garcia||Mark A. Hennig|
|12.||Ventura||Garrett Gomez||Robert J. Frankel|
|13.||Tizzy's Tune||Alex Solis||Ronald L. McAnally|
|14.||La Tee||Jon Court||Mark Glatt|
|Breeders' Cup Mile|
|1.||Shakis||Alan Garcia|| |
|2.||Cornelio Velasquez|| |
Richard Dutrow Jr.
|3.||Rafael Bejarano|| |
|4.||Olivier Peslier|| |
|5.||Alex Solis|| |
|6.||Tyler Baze|| |
|7.||John Murtagh|| |
|8.||Russell Baze|| |
William Morey Jr.
|9.||Kent Desormeaux|| |
|10.||Robby Albarado|| |
|11.||Garrett Gomez|| |
BREEDERS' CUP NEWS
DEFECTION OF J BE K helps FATAL BULLET
(BEAR NOW, a Ladies' Classic contender from Woodbine, Cindy Pierson Dulay)
Bear Stables' FATAL BULLET is regarded as the best Canadian hope for the Breeders' Cup extravaganza Friday/Saturday (he races Saturday) and things got even better for the blocky gelding's chances on Monday when J Be K was withdrawn.
Trainer Steve Asmussen reported that Zayat Stables' 3yo J Be K will not contest the Sprint. "He will not run," Asmussen said. "He has not come back to himself since running (fifth) in the Vosburgh (Sept. 27). It's disappointing. We felt very good about him this summer. We were going to work him this morning, but instead we're going to give him some time. His last race kind of shook him up a bit."
www.breederscup.com have notes on every horse in every race each day:
Fatal Bullet (Tr: Reade Baker) – Fatal Bullet walked on Monday after working 5f in 1:01 2/5 at Santa Anita on Sunday under jockey Erico Da Silva, who will ride him in the Sprint. "He's settled in and is doing really good here," said Casse Garcea, assistant to Reade Baker. "At home he can be a little bit of a hard head, but the change of scene has been good for him. We shipped in early (from Canada) to get him and (stablemate) Bear Now (Ladies' Classic) acclimated and they have."
SPRINT PROBABLES - 8
Black Seventeen (Brian J. Koriner)
Cost of Freedom (John W. Sadler)
Fabulous Strike (Todd M. Beattie)
Fatal Bullet (Reade Baker)
First Defence (Robert J. Frankel)
In Summation (Christophe Clement)
Midnight Lute (Bob Baffert)
(photo of his super workout in 47 by www.horse-races.net)
Sing Baby Sing (Jack A. Bruner)
Street Boss (Bruce Headley)
HORSE OF THE YEAR SEALY HILL
"everybody seems to be raving about her," - Norman Casse Jr.
Sealy Hill (Tr: Mark Casse) – Sealy Hill, Canada's 2007 Horse of the Year, galloped 1 1/2m under exercise rider Julia Brimo and visited the paddock on Monday. "I know this sounds like a cliché, but she's in great shape and doing better than she's ever done," assistant trainer Norman Casse said. After Sealy Hill's successful campaign in 2007, she has only won once in six starts this year, winning an allowance race at Woodbine in July.
"She was kind of a disappointment earlier this year, but she's got things figured out now," Casse explained. "Her last race, the E.P. Taylor, was a good race. She got in a lot of trouble and then came on strong to get third. I've been around her for her whole career and she's training better than she ever has." Sealy Hill breezed 5f in 59 3/5 and galloped out in 1:12 at Santa Anita on Saturday.
"It was a very impressive work," Casse said. "A lot of people were asking ‘Who's that bay filly?'." Patrick Husbands, who has ridden Sealy Hill in every one of her 17 lifetime starts, gets the call.
The Woodbine local list is this:
BEAR NOW - Ky.bred in Ladies' Classic, owned by Bear Stables, trained by Reade Baker, ridden by Eurico Da Silva
SEALY HILL - One of only 3 Canadian-breds on the 2 days - Filly and Mare Turf, owned by Eugene Melnyk, trained by Mark Casse, ridden by Patrick Husbands
VAN LEAR ROSE - Canadian-bred, Juvenile Fillies, owned by Kingview Farms, trained by Catherine Day Phillips, ridden by Chantal Sutherland
C KARMA - Florida-bred, trained by Greg De Gannes, Juvenile Filly Turf
GRAND ADVENTURE - Ky. bred 2yo colt in Juvenile Turf, owned by Sam-Son Farm, trained by Mark Frostad.
SKIPADATE - Ky. bred trained by Mark Casse, ridden by Patrick Husbands
FATAL BULLET - Florida bred, Bear Stables, Reade Baker, Da Silva, entered in Sprint
STORM TREASURE - Drew in for the Turf Sprint when Tropic Storm scratched, American owned and trained but based at Woodbine for a while this summer
MINE THAT BIRD - was based at Woodbine, bought by Canadian Dave Cotey, Juvenile''
WORKOUTS ON YOUTUBE FROM TVGNETWORK
(The imposing MUNNINGS is a contender in the Juvenile,
www.-horse-races.net, Cindy Pierson Dulay)
(above) workout - CANADIAN-BRED SQUARE EDDIE.
The first Breeders' Cup on synthetic dirt.
What do you think?
On the WOODBINE BREEDERS' CUP SITE (www.woodbineentertainment.com/breederscup)
there is a discussion between Jerry Bailey and Steve Asmussen about horses not having the same acceleration on the Pro-Ride as traditional dirt.
How will this affect Curlin?
JENNIE REES writes about the topic today in the LOUISVILLE-COURIER JOURNAL:
But some horsemen contend that having a dirt championship race on fake dirt could lead to fake champions. They consider synthetics a third surface, after dirt and grass. Others suggest the Cup now is 14 turf races, rather than eight, because grass horses often do well over synthetics. (That's why a record 35 foreign-based horses were pre-entered this year.)
"I'd like to know what everybody's opinion would be if they had Wimbledon on Pro-Ride next year," said Canadian trainer Reade Baker, who has two horses (Fatal Bullet in the Sprint and Bear Now in the Ladies Classic) sporting great synthetic records.
" … If a guy had a very good dirt horse who had won nine in a row and came here and entered the Turf instead of the Classic, you'd call him a fool," he said. Going from dirt to synthetic is almost as dramatic a switch, he said.
"I think it's a good point," said trainer Bob Baffert, whose entrants include defending Sprint winner Midnight Lute and Indian Blessing, last year's Juvenile Fillies winner and champion who will be favored in the Filly & Mare Sprint. "Like I have Indian Blessing. She's won on this, but I don't think she's as explosive on this surface as she is on conventional dirt."
WOODBINE SCOREBOARD - TRAINERS
Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Mark E. Casse 384 58 56 58 $4,384,559
Sid C. Attard 253 45 38 38 $2,654,123
Roger L. Attfield 201 38 26 30 $3,765,005
Reade Baker 249 37 31 34 $2,183,473
Scott H. Fairlie 184 36 32 22 $1,473,319
Steven M. Asmussen 206 34 26 26 $2,010,185
Daniel J. Vella 179 27 30 20 $1,538,627
Terry Jordan 70 27 14 6 $1,013,947
Nicholas Gonzalez 156 26 23 26 $1,974,838
Michael J. Doyle 241 26 21 26 $1,304,096
Brian A. Lynch 90 26 14 11 $1,977,042
Audre Cappuccitti 194 25 13 21 $782,125
Robert P. Tiller 225 22 31 31 $1,395,494
Michael P. De Paulo 158 22 24 21 $1,340,268
Malcolm Pierce 157 21 22 20 $1,494,443
Ian Black 112 21 14 11 $1,953,424
Mark R. Frostad 88 20 18 14 $1,710,281
James McAleney 642 129 94 93 $7,170,677
Patrick Husbands 596 115 93 89 $6,853,385
Chantal Sutherland 584 89 69 83 $4,919,518
Emma-Jayne Wilson 720 88 92 120 $5,387,247
Emile Ramsammy 659 85 84 87 $4,324,549
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 602 81 80 69 $4,942,914
Tyler Pizarro 544 76 76 60 $3,663,954
Jono C. Jones 476 67 53 54 $4,823,184
Justin Stein 484 47 68 49 $2,423,030
David Clark 420 44 46 51 $2,939,077
Robert C. Landry 332 40 44 51 $2,784,235
Slade Callaghan 360 40 31 28 $2,533,315
Constant Montpellier 394 38 44 41 $2,073,556
Corey Fraser 280 27 30 42 $1,808,353
Jerry Baird 290 26 27 44 $1,688,217
Richard Dos Ramos 228 26 17 26 $1,630,916
Na Somsanith 191 23 31 21 $918,413
FORT ERIE TRAINERS
Michael Newell 213 32 24 23 $298,120
Nicholas Gonzalez 133 29 30 18 $369,493
Lyle Morden 84 27 15 11 $221,024
John Simms 108 24 21 20 $242,638
Donald C. MacRae 77 19 18 9 $192,614
Ashlee Brnjas 50 16 7 6 $119,495
Robert J.W. Johnston 108 15 17 10 $172,336
Michaela Neubauer 74 15 6 10 $148,646
Daniel Wills 76 14 8 12 $135,649
Paula Loescher 129 13 23 18 $186,579
Daryl G. Ezra 126 13 13 25 $188,306
FORT ERIE JOCKEYS
Chad Beckon 455 80 94 69 $1,002,455
Rui M. Pimentel 369 73 63 49 $749,579
David Garcia 305 62 50 36 $621,753
Cory Clark 352 52 51 50 $613,516
Christopher Griffith 287 46 35 43 $514,406
Melanie Pinto 279 40 27 36 $411,073
Edward Robinson 362 31 42 38 $395,175
Daniel J. David 140 30 16 25 $304,449
(With regards to yesterday's post)
I think that you need to gather the proper information before you use any trainer's name on this website, or anyone else's for that matter.You did not come out and say that I was a part of sending Golden Quill to the KILL PEN, but you certainly suggested just that. I feel that through your "suggestion" you have indirectly disgraced my name I would assume that I will not recieve an apology ,and also you probably will not admit that what you "suggested" was ignorant in all meanings of the word. I realize that you are a writer, but do you not realize that most of the time, when an owner takes their horse home, trainers are no longer taking care of them? I am already recieving nasty phone calls, and being called a horse murderer because of your blog. I listened to Dr.James Crawford's phone call to the owner ,and from what I understood Quill was to go for surgery and I would get him back next year. He was then shipped to the owners farm. The initial reason for me giving him time off was because he had a bad virus. It was after his last work, before he was to be entered, that I noticed something was wrong, and I stopped on him right away.I love each and every one of the horses under my care ,and would never do what you have "suggested" of me.My husband and I have saved horses at our family farm that we got from other people,that most probably would have put down. I hope that your blog hasn't ruined the impression of the sport in many peoples eyes.Yes, it has many ups and downs, but most of the trainers, grooms, hot walkers, etc. that spend countless hours with these beautiful animals, would not want any harm to come to our horses.If you have any conscience at all, please use this and do not cut out the parts you are afraid of your readers reading. In the future , if you want to write things about me, please have the courtesy to contact me, or make sure that you are not making improper "suggestions". Julie Robillard.