**Yep, the Rainbow 6 wager continues to carryover at Gulfstream. While the Mandatory payout comes a week from Sunday, there is $2.7 million  carried over to today’s 6 race sequence that begins in race 7, the SUNSHINE MILLONS TURF

**Less than a week for voters to complete the Sovereign Award ballots, due next Friday





MOBIL, as feisty as ever – photos by Janine H























Thoroughblog friend Janine H. recently sent us photos of 2004 Champion Older Male MOBIL at his home at Mapleton Farm in Ohio.
Now 18, the son of Langfuhr, bred and raced by Gus Schickedanz was sire of the year in Ohio in 2016 and among the leading stallions in that State again in 2017.
An amazingly versatile runner. Mobil won races such as the 10 furlong, Grade 3 Dominion Day, the 7 furlong Vigil Stakes (Grade 3) and the 9 furlong Halton Stakes on grass. He won 12 of 29 races and over $1.8 million in his career and was trained by Mike Keogh..

Janine wrote on her Facebook page.. Had one last farm stop on our way back to Canada to see Canadian champion and the horse that got me into racing in 2003, Mobil. I spent a good many years obsessed with Langfuhr offspring and of course Mobil being so tough to work with became my favourite. He is 18 years old now and was relocated to Ohio. He’s still the same, spent the whole time biting everything he could reach. We even got to meet a bunch of his yearlings!

Janine recently went on a whirlwind tour of many breeding farms in Kentucky and has posted gorgeous photos of horses such as Tapit, American Pharoah, Curling, Arrogate and more on her FB page.


Meanwhile, the Schickedanz horses are in training in Aiken, South Carolina and Steve Roberts recently paid a visit to the owner and Keogh as they watched the training on a cold recent morning:

Mike Keogh and Gus with his hat watching horses train at Aiken last week
















FORTY’S SWEETHEART was up to win an allowance/optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park on Jan 19 for Carl Dowson and Bill Tharrenos – GULFSTREAM PARK PHOTO

Ontario owner Carl Dowson and trainer Bill Tharrenos celebrated a big won at Gulfstream Park on Friday when FORTY’S SWEETHEART won an allowance/optional claiming race as the longest shot of the board. The Florida-bred filly by Forty Grams won the 6 furlong race by 1/2 a length at 14 to 1 under apprentice jockey Aby Medina and collected $26,400 for the win.
The filly recently came to Florida for Dowso and she had been racing at Woodbine for trainer Richard Morden.
The filly’s time of 1:12.07 in her first dirt race was good for a 64 Beyer Figure.


BILL THARRENOS (far right) grabbed his first win of the 2018 season with Forty’s Sweetheart – GULFSTREAM PARK PHOTO









Ontario breeder RON CLARKSON was represented by Santa Anita allowance winner MS BAD BEHAVIOR on Friday. The Blame – Cumulonimble by Stormy Atlantic filly won a 6 1/2 furlong turf dash in 1:12.67 for her 2nd win in her 5th start.  The Thoroughbred Daily News had this write up:

3rd-SA, $60,059, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($75,000), 1-19, 3yo, f,
6 1/2fT, 1:12.97, fm.

MS BAD BEHAVIOR (f, 3, Blame- Cumulonimble {MSW,\$340,270}, by Stormy Atlantic) hit the board in her first two
starts at Del Mar, including a second-place effort behind GI Chandelier S. and GI Breeder’  Cup Juvenile Fillies S. runner-up Alluring Star (Exchange Rate) Sept. 3. She graduated on her third attempt here Oct. 15 before a fourth-place finish in the Desi Arnaz S. at Del Mar Nov. 18 behind subsequent GI Starlet S. victress Dream Tree (Uncle Mo) and recent GII Santa Ynez S. victress Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute). Trying turf for the first time, the 5-2 second choice stalked the early leaders through an
opening quarter in :21.41 down the hillside course. The dark bay ranged alongside the pacesetters at the dirt crossing, took the
lead at the top of the stretch and had to fight off a late bid by favorite Out of The Flames (GB) (Showcasing {GB}) in the final
sixteenth to hold on by a neck. “Before she came in, the guys on the farm in Florida told me she had trained better on grass,” said
winning trainer Richard Baltas. She’s run against some good fillies on dirt, no question. I think she’ll definitely go further. She’ll go a mile for sure.”

Clarkson purchased CUMULONIMBLE for $60,000 in foal to Majestic Warrior from the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale in 2013.
He sold that foal for $5,500 at the 2015 Keeneland September sale and then sold Ms Bad Behavior for $75,000 at Keeneland September in 2016.
Clarkson also sold a yearling by Twirling Candy, a colt, for $65,000 in 2017 at Keeneland September.

TAKE YOUR PLACE won a maiden $25,000 claiming race on Friday at Gulfstream for owner Murray Stroud and trainer Dan vella. Stroud, a Florida resident, has horses in training at Woodbine each year and he recently won a race at Penn National with Woodbine trainer Steven Chircop.
Take Your Place, a homebred by Into Mischief, won by 4 1/2 lengths at 5 to 1 and was claimed.



The best idea is to await the Mandatory payout next Sunday but the races at Gulfstream today and fun and interesting:

Race 7- SUNSHINE MILLIONS TURF – No speed in this 1 1/16 mile race except for recent claim Charlie Mops, can he hold off much better ones? Like OUR WAY, SPRING UP and GALLEON MAST

race 8  – Speedster RACINGS MY GAME has inside post in a very tough race for $16K to figure out. HERE’S TO MIKE, DOMINATE, MCILLROY amoing the contenders

race 9 – Florida bred maiden allowance – NOBLE DRAMA is getting the buzz, MOON PISTOL is a half brother to Noholdingback Bear and FRANKIE APPS is quick

raxe 10  SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY/MARE TURF – Canadian owned and trained STARSHIP JUBILEE will be the big fave and is the one to beat.

race 11 – SUNSHINE MILLIONS SPRINT – XY JET won this race in 2016, just came off a year layoff to win a Grade 3, he is tough to get past

race 12  maidens, claiming, on turf – wide open, like a longshot in HOME JEROME with tons of turf breeding, STAY ON BASE is another contender