Thank heavens for little girls!!

The first foal by Queen’s Plate winner NOT BOURBON is a filly out of $196,000 earner Native Resolve. The filly, born at Ballycroy Training Centre in Loretto, Ont. is owned by Winston Penny.



98 Beyer for unbeaten 3yo

Champion 2yo colt HANSEN was burned out by a hot pace that he set himself and on a wet track, that set things up for ALGORITHMS, a Bernardini colt who is 3 for 3 for Starlight Stable. It is getting to be that time of year when the Kentucky derby hopefuls start to muscle their way to the top of the ranks.

ALGORITHMS earned a 98 Beyer Figure.


100 Beyer for Macho Man, and 96 for the Feather

An adjustment in Beyer Figures from DRF changed Mucho Man Man’s number from 107 to just 100 and Awesome Feather from 100 to 96.


MILLIONS – re-cap from Sun Sentinel

Awesome Feather, Mucho Macho Man romp in Sunshine Millions

By Tom Jicha, Sun Sentinel

Awesome Feather lived up to her first name, putting on a dazzling show in Gulfstream’s Sunshine Millions card Saturday.

The 2-year-old champion of 2010 galloped to an almost six-length win in the $300,000 Distaff to remain undefeated in her nine-race career.

Awesome Feather won the mile and eighth stakes as if she was just toying with a well credentialed field. She stalked Tiz the Argument, who had won her past three starts by more than 15 lengths, to the far turn. Jeffrey Sanchez gave Awesome Feather her cue and she accelerated effortlessly past the early leader.
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Delightful Mary, going for her third straight, charged up to challenge but Sanchez let out another notch and it was over. Awesome Feather, the 4-to-5 favorite, increased her margin with every stride, crossing under the wire in 1:49.17. Delightful Mary held second over late-running Sweet Repent.,0,4780582.story

 Beauty! AWESOME FEATHER powers away in the Sunshine Millions Distaff for Stronach Stables.






G T’S GONE DANCING won a $2,500 claiming race at Beulah on Jan 30 for owner Edith Morris. The Dance to Destiny mare is a 5yo bred by George Tharrenos.

THIRD TIME LUCKY, an Ontario bred by Gilded Time – Devaluation bred by Kingview Farms, won a $7,500 claiming race on Jan. 28 at Parx Racing.

Owner  MARKO MESIC won a race at Charles Town last week with JUSTICE IS SERVED, who won his maiden for $4,500 claiming at 1 1/8 miles. The 4yo gelding is by Dehere and is a Kentucky bred. Gary Aimonetti was the listed trainer.

HOOH WHY, a regular at Woodbine, won the Sunshine Millions Filly/Mare Turf in an upset for Mark Hoffman and partner. The 6yo mare had a brilliant ride from John Velazquez and hey, she was saddled by Toronto’s own NICK GONZALEZ. EquiSport photo



Trainer Peter Casey, overseas, in an interview after a big win…


NHC XIII Unofficial Final Standings$1 decides winner!
Canadian hits the board

Pos.     Name     Qualified At …     Hometown     Day 1     Day 2     Total
1     Michael Beychok     Baton Rouge LA     $106.40     $132.20     $238.60
2     Dave Flanzbaum     Rolling Meadows IL     $87.80     $149.80     $237.60
3     Darwin Labordo     NHC Tour     Sierra Madre CA     $87.60     $119.00     $206.60
 4     Gaylord Grundy     Hawthorne Race Course     Airdrie AB     $146.90     $49.20     $196.10
5     Donna Labriola     Surfside Race Place     Richmond CA     $72.10     $123.90     $196.00
6     Paul Shurman     Surfside Race Place     Dix Hills NY     $100.40     $95.50     $195.90
7     Alan Levitt     Ellis Park/     Baltimore MD     $151.40     $43.80     $195.20
8     Michael Weiss     Grove City OH     $142.00     $51.00     $193.00
9     Junior Wong     TVG     Copiague NY     $143.00     $45.90     $188.90
10     Sean Nolan     Alexandria VA     $147.30     $41.20     $188.50




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