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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


A man and his horse...LIONEL'SLUCKYLADY has a new home. The 6-time winner of $132,000 is retired from racing now and is in the care of adopter NIMA REZAZADEH. The mare is by Lucky Lionel and is 6-years-old.

tonight at Woodbine

She is not in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame but SOUTH OCEAN, a Canadian Oaks winner by New Providence was one of E.P. Taylor's most important early winners as a racehorse and then a huge influence on Canadian-breds around the world.

Offspring of the mare sold for upwards of $3.5 million (she was often bred to Northern Dancer) and she produced some major horses.

STORM BIRD, a major winner and champion runner and sire, is the sire of Storm Cat and was one of South Ocean's top foals.

NORTHERNETTE (pictured), a 2-time champon runner in Canada, was another top offspring and there were others like Ocean's Answer, a stakes winner and Let's Go South.

Through so many of her producing daughters and granddaughters, South Ocean is still everywhere in sales catalogues.

The 12TH RUNNING of the South Ocean is tonight at Woodbine, it is an Ontario sired 2yo filly race at 1 1/16 miles.

It is race 7 and the field is competitive.

Stakes placed gals STRANGER THINGS (Domasca Dan) and SANS SOUSI (Bold Executive) are both making their debuts around 2 turns. DOUBLE MALT just won her maiden off the layoff by seven lengths and she is by Whiskey Wisdom.
LUNAR LINDA, a $47,000 buy-back at the local yearling sale, is 1 for 1 around 2 turns for the Hat Trick and Double Eagle Stable people and trainer Ian Black.
And DASH IT DREAMER, whose dam was 2 for 3 in route races, has the highest last-race Beyer Figure of a 78 from a sticky trip when 2nd in an allowance race at 6 furlongs.

There is actually an entrant in the race who traces back to South Ocean...who is it?

Answer at bottom of this post.


Canadian-bred runner POOL PLAY was the 2nd highest price at Keeneland yesterday at $180,000. Sold by WinStar, the Silver Deputy colt sold to Bill Farish as a racing or stallion prospect.

from Blood Horse- through Nov. 12

Rank- Stallion, YOB -Sire- Standing- Farm -State- 2009 Stud Fee -Rnrs- Wnrs Rpt.- Wnrs -SWrs- SWns- GSWrs- G1SWrs- Chief Earner, Earnings -Earnings

1 Bold Executive, 1984 Bold Ruckus Gardiner Farms CAN $- 134 64 25 6 9 - - Legal Move ($364,339) $4,062,417

2 Gilded Time, 1990 Timeless Moment Bar None Ranches CAN $- 166 91 42 3 4 1 - Gayego ($687,820) $3,549,435

3 Trajectory, 1997 Gone West Gardiner Farms CAN $- 88 46 25 6 8 - - Dancer's Bajan ($202,396) $2,652,322

4 Cape Canaveral, 1996 Mr. Prospector Highfield Stock Farm CAN $- 118 60 28 3 4 - - Cape Time ($158,022) $1,976,774

5 Mazel Trick, 1995 Phone Trick Canmor Farms CAN $- 106 53 26 1 2 - - Ride Em Cowgirl ($171,016) $1,638,683

6 Peaks and Valleys, 1992 Mt. Livermore Gardiner Farms CAN $- 93 44 23 1 2 - - High Expectations ($146,386) $1,450,995

7 Tejano Run, 1992 Tejano Ascot Stud CAN $- 68 37 21 2 2 1 - Million Dollar Run ($124,596) $1,428,298

8 One Way Love, 1995 Regal Classic T. C. Westmeath Stud Farm CAN $- 71 33 9 1 1 - - Dancing Doris ($131,874) $1,418,316

9 Crown Attorney, 1993 Silver Deputy Debany Farm CAN $- 25 12 7 1 2 1 1 Rahy's Attorney ($783,488) $1,409,946

10 Tethra, 1992 Cure the Blues Colebrook Farms Stallion Station CAN $- 77 38 15 1 1 - - Nicki Knew ($297,161) $1,391,053

11 Bold n' Flashy, 1989 Bold Ruckus Park Stud CAN $- 79 36 10 - - - - Bold Nurse ($89,061) $1,359,846

12 Vying Victor, 1989 Flying Paster Ternes Farm CAN Dead (2008) 113 56 23 4 4 1 - Disfunction ($240,050) $1,342,898

13 Not Impossible (IRE), 1997 Sadler's Wells CAN Dead (2005) 19 9 3 2 5 - - Not Bourbon ($874,501) $1,320,771

14 Perigee Moon, 1998 Hennessy CAN $- 64 35 9 - - - - Swinton ($111,293) $1,286,261

15 Kissin Kris, 1990 Kris S. Esquirol Farms CAN $- 72 32 12 2 3 2 1 Delightful Kiss ($240,868) $1,199,565

16 Whiskey Wisdom, 1993 Wild Again Windfields Farm CAN $- 61 23 11 - - - - Drunken Love ($204,279) $1,178,447

17 Katahaula County, 1988 Bold Ruckus Roads End Farm CAN $- 89 54 17 6 8 - - Ronaldino ($109,029) $1,129,719

18 Ascot Knight, 1984 Danzig Windfields Farm CAN Dead (2008) 54 26 11 - - - - Knight's Cause ($121,794) $1,101,154

19 Aljabr, 1996 Storm Cat Ascot Stud CAN $- 57 20 8 2 3 1 - Northern Kraze ($234,877) $1,047,534

20 Kiridashi, 1992 Bold Ruckus Noren's Heart Valley Farms CAN $- 48 20 8 1 2 - - Stuck in Traffic ($215,665) $985,203


One owner, 4 trainers banned when horses found at kill pen

This story broke on THOROUGHBRED TIMES few days ago and it leads to the newest poll on THOROUGHBLOG - who is responsible?

Surely this is not as black-and-white as the following story makes it appear. This is the time of year, at least in Canada, that raechorses are housed for the winter, sent to Florida, or retired. Where will they go?

Five banned in Suffolk slaughter policy

by Steve Myrick

Suffolk Downs has banned five people for violating the East Boston track’s zero-tolerance policy toward horse slaughter.

An owner and four licensed trainers were banished after track officials confirmed that five horses transported from the track in late October or early November were found in a kill pen at a livestock auction company in New Holland, Pennsylvania, several days later.

Racehorse retirement organizations say that horses sold at that auction often are purchased by agents from slaughterhouses.

According to several people familiar with the sequence of events, licensed trainer Pam Pompell approached several other trainers asking for horses who were candidates for retirement.

According to track officials, trainer Wayne Sargent Jr. turned over three horses to Pompell. They were Tiny Target, a three-year old that was winless in 14 career starts; Jimmy the Gov, a six-year old gelding that had been running in bottom-level claiming races; and Arrested Gatorgirl, a five-year old mare who won only two of 27 starts.

Pompell also acquired Tercia de Reinas from trainer Gerry LaFleur and Storm Up Front from trainer Tony D'Angelo. Both of those horses also were unsuccessful at the lowest claiming levels.

All three trainers said they accepted no money for the horses, and that Pompell told them she would send them to a children's camp or a therapeutic riding program, according to track officials.

Pompell then arranged transportation of the five horses to Chipaway Farm in Acushnet, Massachusetts, about an hour away from Suffolk Downs. Al Michelson, a licensed trainer who owned several horses trained by Pompell this past summer, said he drove the horses halfway to the farm, and turned them over to Dave Costa, the proprietor of the farm.

Pompell and Michelson said they accepted only reimbursement for fuel costs in exchange for the five horses. Both Pompell and Michelson say they had no idea the horses would wind up in a slaughter pen. They claim Costa told them the horses were intended for shipment to Florida to be retrained as polo ponies. Costa did not return a message left at the farm requesting comment.

On November 3, Suffolk Downs Vice President of Racing Sam Elliot confirmed the five horses were in a slaughter pen in New Holland. He made arrangements to purchase them, paying $2,700. According to track officials, the track split the cost and the shipping fees with the New England HBPA. The horses were sent to a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility in Virginia, where they were quarantined because of exposure to other animals at the auction.

Chip Tuttle, chief operating officer for the track, said Suffolk Downs exercised its right to ban Pompell, Michelson, D'Angelo, LaFleur, and Sargent from the grounds.

“There are lots of different stories here and everyone has some plausible deniability, but what's the sense of having this policy if we're going to let people skirt around it,” Tuttle told THOROUGHBRED TIMES.

“The bottom line is that these horses were endangered and en route to being slaughtered less than 48 hours after leaving here, and the people responsible for them have the responsibility to help us prevent that.”

read the rest here...


Jockey Club to match unwanted-horse care funds
By Janet Patton -

Looking to raise money to care for unwanted retired Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club announced a new "checkoff" program of voluntary contributions beginning in January.

The issue of unwanted horses has become an acute public relations problem for the racing industry; several racetracks, including those owned by Magna Entertainment, have implemented rules to ban horsemen caught shipping horses to slaughter.

The new Jockey Club program, which will work through the Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, was jointly announced on Tuesday by the three organizations.

Through the checkoff, breeders will be able to designate to Thoroughbred "aftercare" programs a set $25, $50, $75 or $100, or an amount of their choice, when they file foal registration applications.

The Jockey Club promised to match up to $200,000 in checkoff funds in 2009. The matching money will come from the breed registry's four commercial subsidiaries.

The funds will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's vocational training at correctional facilities and the Thoroughbred Charities of America's ex-racehorse retraining and adoption programs.


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