in memory of WOODBOURNE…















does speed ball Bodemeister hang on this time? just 2 weeks later?

Cindy Pierson Dulay photo



and without further delay, THOROUGHBLOG’S PREAKNESS ANALYSIS..!




Saturday, Pimlico Racetrack, post time: 6:18 p.m. EDT
THE PREAKNESS S.-GI, $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 3/16m

1 Tiger Walk Sagamore Farm River Bend Farm-KY Correas IV 30-1
(c, 3, Tale of the Cat–Majestic Trail, by Kris S.) Dominguez

*Modest rally behind Gemologist in Wood Memorial, like the fact he’s fresh and that he seems to be upwardly improving

2 Teeth of the Dog K J W Singer LLC Royal Pegasus-KY Matz 15-1
(c, 3, Bluegrass Cat–Deputy Reality, by Deputy Minister) Bravo

*Closed well behind Gemologist in the Wood Mem., also fresh like Tiger,  also interesting

3 Pretension Kidwells Petite Stable Sequel Thoroughbreds, A Lakin & Sons-NY Grove 30-1
(c, 3, Bluegrass Cat–Main Streetin’, by Street Cry {Ire}) a go Santi

*Pimlico stakes winner just ran hard to win, in deep

4 Zetterholm Winter Park Partners Anthony Grey-NY Dutrow Jr 20-1
(c, 3, Silver Train–Holy Wish, by Lord At War {Arg}) Alvarado

*has 3 wins in succession in New York, needs to be faster

5 Went the Day Well K Team Valor International & Mark Ford James Patrick Delaney-NY Motion 6-1
(c, 3, Proud Citizen–Tiz Maie’s Day, by Tiznow) z Velazque

*loved the way he came from miles back in the Derby, a seriously good one

6 Creative Cause K Heinz Steinmann James C Weigel-KY Harrington 6-1
(c, 3, Giant’s Causeway–Dream Of Summer, by Siberian Summer) Rosario

*troubled by foot before derby, traffic in derby, in the hunt

7 BodemeisterK Zayat Stables & M & T Moreno Audley Farm Inc-VA Baffert 8-5
(c, 3, Empire Maker–Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat) Smith

*he’s the best on paper again, he has the best speed, can he ran that great again 2 weeks after Derby?

8 Daddy Nose Best K Bob & Cathy Zollars Patricia Ann Elia Trust-KY Asmussen 12-1
(c, 3, Scat Daddy–Follow Your Bliss, by Thunder Gulch) Leparoux

*late, galloping type gets going too late

9 I’ll Have Another J Paul Reddam Harvey Clarke-KY O’Neill 5-2
(c, 3, Flower Alley–Arch’s Gal Edith, by Arch) Gutierrez

*the Derby hero places himself well every time, 2 weeks back off hard run is the question

10 Optimizer Bluegrass Hall Bluegrass Hall-KY Lukas 30-1
(c, 3, English Channel–Indy Pick, by A.P. Indy) i Nakatan

*clunks along for 4th or 5th, maybe

11 CozzettiK Albaugh Family Stables Soc Agr Santa Elena De Chimbarongo-KY Romans 30-1
(c, 3, Cozzene–Lemon Drop Cello, by Lemon Drop Kid) Lezcano

*still thinking he may be better for the grass



Yesterday at Pimlico, IN LINGERIE (by Empire Maker) heads to victory in the Black Eyed Susan Stakes despite bleeding right front foot (look closely). Cindy Pierson Dulay photo






In Lingerie goes back to the barn with foot wrapped.




Emma is fifth on super day of race-riding!

The $31,000 Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge, with 7 jockeys competing in 4 designated races to score points in a 12-6-4-3 format, was part of the Pimlico fun on Black Eyed Susan Stakesa day.
Rosie Napravnik, who started her career in Maryland, came home to win the competition with 34 points, 16 more than runner-up Tammy Piermarini. Rosemary Homeister and Forest Boyce tied for third with 12 points each. Defending champion Emma Jayne Wilson was fifth with 11 points, then Greta Kuntzweiler with 10 and Vicky Baze with 3. Napravnik locked up the $10,000 top prize check by winning two of the four challenge races. She kicked off the contest winning the 2nd race aboard Silver Tie Affair, and then won the 5th race aboard 22-1 longshot Share Out. Abby Fuller was scheduled to compete but dropped out following the death of her father, trainer Peter Fuller, on Monday.

Emma-Jayne Wilson (far left) and the gals raise money for breast cancer.

Cindy Pierson Dulay/







Trainer Mark Frostad has the improving turfer TREND in the Dixie today while ROGER ATTFIELD has FORTE DE MARMI:

Saturday, Pimlico, post time: 5:18 p.m. EDT
DIXIE S.-GII, $300,000, 3yo/up, 1 1/8mT
1 Vanquisher Gulch Russell Griffith 30-1
2 Humble And Hungry Limehouse Lezcano Correas 12-1
3 Hudson Steele Johannesburg Castellano Pletcher 9-2
4 Straight Story K Giant’s Causeway Dominguez Goldberg 10-1
5 Trend Sligo Bay (Ire) Solis Frostad 6-1
6 Boxeur Des Rues Smart Strike Gutierrez O’Neill 15-1
7 Smart Bid Smart Strike Prado Motion 7-2
8 Avenida Paseo K El Prado (Ire) Castellno Jr Corrales 30-1
9 Air Support Smart Strike Leparoux McGaughey 6-1
10 Forte Dei Marmi (GB) Selkirk Smith Attfield 8-1
11 Casino Host K Dynaformer Velazquez Brown 5-1


Melnyk filly looks for 2nd straight stakes score

Saturday, Woodbine, post time: 4:49 p.m. EDT
HENDRIE S.-GII, $150,000, 4yo/up, f/m, 6.5f (AWT)
1 Roxy Gap Indian Charlie Husbands Casse 2-1
2 Kitty In A Tizzy K Tiznow Contreras Bond 10-1
3 Dancing Raven Tomahawk Da Silva Doyle 20-1
4 Dance To The Moon Perigee Moon Callaghan Doyle 20-1
5 Atlantic Hurricane Halo’s Image Ramsammy Simon 5-2
6 Anne’s Beauty K Artie Schiller Wilson Attard 9-2
7 Rashnaa K Tapit Bahen Tiller 15-1
8 Dr. Diamonds Prize Pure Prize Stein Hubley 6-1
9 Sweet Cassiopeia Five Star Day McAleney Minshall 8-1


Superstar returns after spring injury

Saturday, Newbury, post time: 3:40 p.m.
JLT LOCKINGE S.-G1, £175,000, 4yo/up, 1mT
1 5 Bullet Train (GB) Sadler’s Wells Mongan Cecil
2 2 Dubawi Gold (GB) Dubawi (Ire) Fortune Hannon
2 7 Excelebration (Ire) Excd & Excel (Aus) J O’Brien A O’Brien
4 6 Frankel (GB) Galileo (Ire) Queally Cecil
5 3 Ransom Note Red Ransom Fallon C Hills
6 1 Strong Suit K Rahy R Hughes Hannon
7 4 Windsor Palace (Ire) Danehill Dncr (Ire) Heffernan A O’Brien


yesterday at woodbine

There was a nice mix of favourites and longshots for the Friday card and the longshots were wild enough that it can still be called a freaky Friday.
The second Pick 4 paid $6,000, ending in the 9th race.

Race 1– WON OPPORTUNITY was blasted in her debut when an 8 to 1 longshot (beaten 28 lengths and virtually eased up) but had worked fast since then and won a maiden allowance at 4 to 1 for Anderson Farms and Rod Ferguson. Ian Black trains the well bred daughter of Street Cry (Ire).
Race 2– Start of a big day for trainer ROBERT TILLER as IFI’MLYINIMDYIN wins for the 2nd straight time, this time for $25K claiming for 3yos. The Yes It’s True gelding was ridden by Luis Contreras.
Race 3 – BEAR’S TIZZ finally won his maiden in his 10th race after being 7 to 2 or less in  8 of those races. He is owned by Janice Attard and won for $40K claiming.
race 4- COURTVILLE won an allowance for 3yos, Ontario sired with a nice move in his first 2 turn outing. The son of Saffir – Signs of Glory was bred by Larry and Rosalie Edwards and he is owned by trainer Laurie Silvera, who bought him for $5,000. He posted a 71 Beyer Figure.
race 5 – Trainer Sid Attard notched his 2nd win on the card when BROULAN held off longshot Tudor Rule to win her maiden for $12,500. She is an ONtario bred for Robert Harvey.
Race 6 – AT THE SAGAMORE was a popular maiden winner of race 6 (68 Beyer) for Peter Redekop and trainer Terry Jordan. He was not picked by anyone but he was bet down to 9 to 5, this son of Tale of the Cat came in as a veteran of horse sales:

(OH YA, and his name was THE CAT STOLE IT when he was bought by Jordan for $15,000)

CNO WINTER MIXED 11 Sold 11/26/11 $14,316 Buyer:  Terry Jordan, agent
Consign: *Cara Bloodstock, agent
Agent:  Consignor is Agent

KEE SEP YRLG 10 Sold 09/12/10 $50,000 Buyer:  
Consign: *Gainesway, agent
Agent:  Consignor is Agent

KEE JAN ALL AGES 10 Sold 01/11/10 $30,000 Buyer: *Ramspring Farm
Consign: *Elm Tree Farm, agent
Agent:  Consignor is Agent

He led all the way to win under Todd Kabel.

race 7 – BLUES MUSIC is 2 for 2 this season off the August – April layoff. She ran like a wild horse on the lead yesterday in a 2 turn race and held on to win for Scott Fairlie and jockey Gerry Olguin. The race was for $11,500 claiming.

race 8 – PRINCESS PICK, trained by Robert Tiller for Goldmart Farms, led all the way and won at 32 to 1, yep, 32 to 1. The full sister to stakes winner Top Ten List was a $70,000 yearling but had one race in August at 3 to 1 and she was 6th. Nicely prepared to win the maiden allowance off the layoff.

race 9 – Beginner Hawaii Dancer, bred by Mike Young, comes from the clouds and rallies inside to win his debut at 20 to 1 for $16,000 claiming. The B C bred gave jockey Steve Bahen the late Double.
Winner posted a 63 Beyer.