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http://www.paulickreport.com PaulickReport.com covers all horse racing and Thoroughbred industry news, including business, people, racing, bloodstock, breeding, horse care and horseplayers. Sat, 03 Sep 2016 23:11:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/three-rules-extends-unbeaten-record-florida-sires-affirmed-division/ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/three-rules-extends-unbeaten-record-florida-sires-affirmed-division/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2016 23:11:27 +0000 http://www.paulickreport.com/?p=170668 Shade Tree Thoroughbreds’ Three Rules extended his undefeated record without extending himself in Saturday’s $ 300,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) at Gulfstream. The Jose Pinchin-trained 2-year-old colt followed up his seven-length triumph in the $ 200,000 FSS Dr. Fager Aug. 6 with an overpowering 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s seven-furlong stakes in the […]

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]]> Shade Tree Thoroughbreds’ Three Rules extended his undefeated record without extending himself in Saturday’s $ 300,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) at Gulfstream.

The Jose Pinchin-trained 2-year-old colt followed up his seven-length triumph in the $ 200,000 FSS Dr. Fager Aug. 6 with an overpowering 5 ½-length victory in Saturday’s seven-furlong stakes in the tradition-rich series for horses sired by accredited stallions standing in Florida.

“What more can a tell you? He was in total control of the race from the break. Anytime he wanted he could have gone (to the lead),” said Pinchin, whose trainee has won all four of his career races by a total of 21 lengths.

Three Rules broke alertly to press a solid pace set by Herecomesthedude along the backstretch before moving clear on the far turn under jockey Cornelio Velasquez. The son of Gone Astray surged to a clear lead without encouragement from his jockey into mid-stretch before receiving a couple of taps to keep his mind on business.

“I wanted the six horse (Herecomesthedude) to go and keep him three or four lengths off. I didn’t want to move, but my horse wanted to go to the lead and he did it easy,” Velasquez said. “I did hit him (in the stretch) so he doesn’t get too confident, because maybe next time he will be running against better horses. He needs to stay ready for that. I wanted to keep his mind on business.”

Sent to post as the 1-5 favorite Three Rules, who pressed a 44.87-second pace for the first half mile, ran seven furlongs in 1:23.89.  Pinchin-trained Front Loaded closed for second money, a length ahead of third-place finisher Legacy Azteca.

The Affirmed was the last of six stakes on a 13-race program that offered four FSS stakes for horses sired by accredited stallions standing in Florida, including the $ 300,000 Susan’s Girl Division for 2-year-old fillies.

Shade Tree Thoroughbreds’ Bert Pilcher had resisted lucrative offers to sell his homebred colt but celebrated Saturday knowing that even more lucrative offers will be heading his way.

“You know, I can’t make up my mind. I want to (keep him), but there again, he’s such a valuable animal and how can a guy as broke as I am keep a horse worth this kind of money?,” Pilcher said. “But that’s what I’m planning to do unless something crazy happens.”

Three Rules was bet down to even-money favoritism for his June 10 career debut, living up to the hype with a 3 ½-length victory, running five furlongs in 58.54 seconds under a hand ride. Finishing a never-threatening but strong-closing second behind Three Rules was Gunnevera, who would go on to capture the Saratoga Special (G2) Aug. 14.

Three Rules delivered an even more dominating triumph while returning in the $ 75,000 Birdonthewire Stakes on the Summit of Speed program July 2, notching a five-length off-the-pace score at 4 ½ furlongs.

Three Rules followed up his successful stakes debut to capture the $ 200,000 FSS Dr. Fager Division Aug. 6 at 3-5 odds, rolling to a seven-length victory without the need for very much encouragement from Velasquez.

“From the first time I breezed him, I told everybody, ‘This is the best horse, I’ve ever trained,’” Pinchin said.

Pinchin’s undefeated trainee is scheduled to make his first start around two turns in the  1 1/16-mile final leg of the FSS, the $ 500,000 In Reality Oct. 1.

“Two turns will be no problem for him,” Pinchin said.

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]]> http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/three-rules-extends-unbeaten-record-florida-sires-affirmed-division/feed/ 0 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/suffused-takes-control-late-glens-falls/ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/suffused-takes-control-late-glens-falls/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2016 22:59:39 +0000 http://www.paulickreport.com/?p=170655 Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Suffused continued the Prince’s eye-popping Saratoga meeting, as the 4-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees captured the G3 Glens Falls Stakes on Saturday. Under meet-leading Jose Ortiz, Suffused covered 11 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:13.55 for trainer Bill Mott, earning her first graded stakes victory by just under a length. “She […]

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]]> Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Suffused continued the Prince’s eye-popping Saratoga meeting, as the 4-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees captured the G3 Glens Falls Stakes on Saturday. Under meet-leading Jose Ortiz, Suffused covered 11 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:13.55 for trainer Bill Mott, earning her first graded stakes victory by just under a length.

“She had a beautiful trip, Jose gave her a great ride,” said Mott. “I had a lot of confidence in her. When he produced her, she punched.”

Photo Call took command through early fractions of :25.01, :50.01 and 1:15.21, playing “catch me if you can” and turning for home with a two-length advantage on the field. Suffused, who had settled in fourth-from-last and tracked the pack comfortably under Ortiz, roared up the outside late in the stretch. Arles, who’d tracked Photo Call through the early going, took over the lead, but it was Suffused who got her body in front at the wire, winning by just under a length. Arles settled for second, and Miss Chatelaine got up for third.

“I had a perfect trip,” said Ortiz. “I followed the No. 1 horse [Miss Chatelaine] all the way around. When I asked her for run, she responded.”

Bred in Great Britain, Suffused had just earned her first graded stakes placing when second to Guapaza in the Waya last out. This time, she turned the tables on that rival, earning her fifth lifetime win front 13 starts for earnings of over $ 300,000.

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]]> http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/suffused-takes-control-late-glens-falls/feed/ 0 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/awesome-banner-grinds-win-florida-sire-stakes-prized-division/ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/awesome-banner-grinds-win-florida-sire-stakes-prized-division/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2016 22:50:40 +0000 http://www.paulickreport.com/?p=170659 Heavily favored Awesome Banner ($ 3.40) overcame a wide trip to prevail in the $ 150,000 Prized division of the Florida Sire Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The Jacks or Better Farm homebred came into the contest off a pair of short-priced defeats, including a second last out to Dream of Me in the Unbridled division of […]

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]]> Heavily favored Awesome Banner ($ 3.40) overcame a wide trip to prevail in the $ 150,000 Prized division of the Florida Sire Stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The Jacks or Better Farm homebred came into the contest off a pair of short-priced defeats, including a second last out to Dream of Me in the Unbridled division of the Florida Sire Stakes four weeks ago at Gulfstream.

Drawn on the outside in post eight, the 3-year-old colt raced four wide in fourth as Mr. Kisses and Dangerous Bend scrimmaged with Dream of Me through a scorching half-mile split of :44.82. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione gave Awesome Banner his cue entering the stretch and the crowd’s choice made his way to the fore. Mr. Kisses continued to battle in the final strides, but Awesome Banner would not be denied and won by a neck. He was timed in 1:22.88 for the seven-furlong Prized.

“He made me work a little bit, but he was much more comfortable today with the outside post,” Gaffalione offered. “I didn’t have to use him as much. I could just sit back and let them duel early. When I asked him for run on the turn, he gave it to me. He was so game. He kept digging in.”

Those sentiments were echoed by Jamie Begg, assistant to winning trainer Mark Casse.

“He’s a speed horse and he’d been grinding it out,” Begg said. “He was always the horse that everyone was trying to beat. It’s easier to try to make someone lose than to win. But with the outside post we were able to take him back and let them burn themselves out. We were going to let the horse tell us what he wanted to do. If he came out and wanted to go up there, then we were going to let him. If he didn’t, we wanted to save him and let those guys go. The pace got a little quick. Tyler gave him a good ride.”

Awesome Banner, a son of Awesome of Course and the Zamindar mare Miranda Stands, could make his next start in the Foolish Pleasure division of the $ 150,000 Florida Sire Stakes going a mile at Gulfstream on October 1.

“We’ll see how he comes out of it, but there’s one more race left in the series so we might go in that,” Begg offered.

Awesome Banner began his career under the tutelage of trainer Stanley Gold, for whom he posted dominating victories in the Hutcheson Stakes (G3) and Swale Stakes (G2) during Gulfstream’s Championship Meet. He faltered in two subsequent route tests, but rebounded to score in the Big Cypress Stakes at Gulfstream on June 4. He was second in the Carry Back Stakes (G3) on the Summit of Speed program on July 2 prior to his runner-up finish in the Unbridled.

With five wins in nine career starts, Awesome Banner now has earnings of $ 422,335.

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]]> http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/awesome-banner-grinds-win-florida-sire-stakes-prized-division/feed/ 0 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/secret-someone-runs-away-kentucky-downs-ladies-turf/ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/secret-someone-runs-away-kentucky-downs-ladies-turf/#respond Sat, 03 Sep 2016 22:47:19 +0000 http://www.paulickreport.com/?p=170654 Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Stables’ homebred Secret Someone sprinted up the hill to the wire at Kentucky Downs, earning a 3 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $ 350,000 Ladies Turf. The 5-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy covered a mile over the firm, European-style turf course in 1:38.00 under Robby Albarado for trainer Mike Stidham. Said Ben Trask, […]

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]]> Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Stables’ homebred Secret Someone sprinted up the hill to the wire at Kentucky Downs, earning a 3 3/4-length victory in Saturday’s $ 350,000 Ladies Turf. The 5-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy covered a mile over the firm, European-style turf course in 1:38.00 under Robby Albarado for trainer Mike Stidham.

Said Ben Trask, assistant trainer to Mike Stidham: “She normally lays a little closer but the pace was pretty slow so he said everyone went out there wing dinging and he just kind of sat back and made his move at the right time.”

Secret Someone broke well but settled in last in the early going, allowing the speedsters to duel it out on the front end. Mizz Money and Natural Wonder were the early leaders, but Susie Bee rushed up to press the pace from the inside while tracked by the favored Cash Control down on the rail. Nearing the quarter pole, Cash Control had taken the lead but Albarado angled Secret Someone widest of all to scream past the leaders in the stretch, rolling to a 3 3/4 length win. Cash Control heldon by a neck over She’s Not Here.

“I had a good trip,” Albarado said. “I saw the whole field race to the bottom of the hill. I saw the favorite between horses, and I applauded that. That kind of helped me a little bit, coming by at the finish. I swung out turning for home and she ran on quick…. I didn’t think she could win this easy, but the whole race she was there for me.”

Bred in Kentucky, Secret Someone was recording her second stakes victory in the Ladies Turf. A daughter Private Gift, by Unbridled, the mare boasts an overall record of five wins from 18 career starts, with earnings of over $ 400,000.

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]]> http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/secret-someone-runs-away-kentucky-downs-ladies-turf/feed/ 0 http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/shaman-ghost-upsets-frosted-woodward/ http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/shaman-ghost-upsets-frosted-woodward/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2016 21:55:54 +0000 http://www.paulickreport.com/?p=170644 Stronach Stables’ Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost upset Frosted in Saratoga’s G1 Woodward Stakes Saturday, turning the tables on the winner of two G1 races in a row. The 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper rode the rail under Javier Castellano to save all the ground, defeating Mubtahiij by a head with Frosted another neck back in […]

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