Jake says..HO HUM,  is it APRIL YET??

High winds, blowing snow for a Friday so a pot of hot tea is in order.

Tons of cool action for Jake and you to watch this weekend, Canadian horses, Fountain of Youth more and more and more…

THOROUGHBLOG (and Jake) say thanks for everyone who sends all the cool pix of horses in the south and foals and all the good comments.




 WATCH OUT THIS WEEKEND FOR – BOWMAN’S CAUSEWAY in the Fountain of Youth and HOTHERSAL in an allowance, both running at Gulftream.

Colts could make big names for the Plate with good runs.



The field has been set for the 30th Barbados Gold Cup on March 5 at the Garrison Savannah racecourse near Bridgetown, Barbados.

Eugene Melnyk’s 7-year-old gelding Safety Zone drew post number 12 in a field of 14 that was drawn on Feb. 24. Only 12 will start in the 1 1/8 mile on the grass.

Safety Zone, who arrived in Barbados on Tues. Feb 22, could be Mr. Melnyk’s third winner of the Gold Cup following Kathir in 2004 and then Sterwins last year.

Patrick Husbands will ride Safety Zone, who is trained by Mark Casse.

Safety Zone, a son of King Cugat, is already a winner in 2011 as he won an event on the grass at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida in January.

His Gold Cup competition will come from American invader Grand Cash, who was won two consecutive races at Gulfstream Park for trainer Wesley Ward. Grand Cash’s jockey Is Jeffrey Sanchez.

The Gold Cup field also has Barbados stars such as Apostle, Rocamadour and Show Me the Money and top runners from St. Kitts Bad Action and Al Portador.



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Sunday, Gulfstream Park, post time: 5:26 p.m. EDT

CANADIAN TURF S.-GIII, $150,000, 4yo/up, 1mT


1 Society’s Chairman Not Impossible (Ire) Lezcano Attfield 117

2 Zifzaf K War Chant Castellano Toner 117

3 Nicanor Dynaformer Leparoux Matz 117

4 Twilight Meteor K Smart Strike Solis Wolfson 121

5 Dr. Smarty Jack Smarty Jones Trujillo Nihei 117

6 Yankee Fourtune K Yankee Gentleman Santiago McLaughlin 121

7 Little Mike Spanish Steps Bravo Romans 121

8 Rogue Victory K Victory Gallop D’meaux Weaver 117

9 Tannersville West Acre Jurado Collazo 117

10 China K Tale of the Cat Maragh Quast 117




INGLORIOUS, 2nd in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes last Saturday at Fair Grounds, is a promising 3yo Canadian-bred for the DONVER STABLES this year – Steve Queen photo



MOBIL THE GAMBLER (c, 4, Mobil–Gregorian Winloc, by Gregorian) Lifetime Record: 14-3-3-1, $60,271.

YESTERDAY – ALLOWANCE AT CHARLES TOWN, purse $30,300, Opt. Clm. ($12,500), NW1X,

4yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:20, ft

O/T-Roy L Wallace. B-Gail Wood & Dr Ruth Barbour (ON). *C$4,200 wlng ’07 ONTDEC. **1/2 to

Puddlejump (Summer Squall), GSP, $115,840; Lord Carmen (Ordway), MSW & GSP, $344,544


feb26bullet.jpgHORSE OF THE YEAR FATAL BULLET looks the picture of health as he gallops through his 2nd workout of the year, 3 furlong in :38 under up and coming jock SHEENA RYAN, who may begin her career later this year.


from www.readebaker.com