FATAL BULLET – at right, RUNS” 100 MILES AN HOUR” to win Bold Venture (quote from trainer Reade Baker, photo by Terence Dulay.
FATAL BULLET is back!
And now he’s probably gone again as the Horse of the Year in Canada is headed on the road in his quest to take the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in the the fall.
With few opportunites here, the handsome bay son of Red Bullet, fresh off a 109 Beyer Figure (career best) in Sunday’s Bold Venture is hadedd to parts unknow.
According to trainer Reade Baker, the gelding may be sent to California for the Bing Crosby at Del Mar or th emore reasonable/interesting plan would be to send the horse to Sartoga and try some good ones on traditional dirt.
Owner DANNY DION says thumbs up for his champion horse. Trainer Reade Baker and his team did an amazing job with this freakish fellow in his return to the races. Terence Dulay photo.
WOODBINE SCOREBOARD – TRAINERS
Sid C. Attard 108 25 14 15 $1,083,533
Mark E. Casse 148 24 22 20 $1,803,445
Terry Jordan 48 22 5 10 $820,754
Nicholas Gonzalez 114 20 16 12 $1,040,034
Robert P. Tiller 145 19 26 19 $955,890
Scott H. Fairlie 125 19 22 21 $1,377,314
Steven M. Asmussen 98 19 19 15 $864,668
Malcolm Pierce 88 19 9 10 $1,482,784
Josie Carroll 77 18 11 16 $1,167,307
Reade Baker 139 16 22 24 $1,097,824
Roger L. Attfield 68 16 14 7 $990,556
Sam Di Pasquale 52 12 10 6 $357,453
John A. Ross 35 11 5 4 $675,154
David R. Bell 71 10 9 11 $631,721
WOODBINE SCOREBOARD – JOCKEYS
Patrick Husbands 407 83 70 66 $4,797,508
Chantal Sutherland 396 59 66 59 $3,411,182
James McAleney 269 54 35 41 $2,662,744
Emile Ramsammy 347 49 42 43 $2,316,089
Eurico Rosa Da Silva 304 48 48 39 $3,468,727
Tyler Pizarro 310 47 44 37 $2,305,247
Emma-Jayne Wilson 371 39 51 44 $2,396,566
Luis Contreras 119 26 21 17 $1,181,837
Justin Stein 291 24 34 28 $1,186,564
Jono C. Jones 211 18 19 25 $1,249,764
Gerry Olguin 217 15 20 27 $828,489
Richard Anthony Dos Ramos 130 14 12 15 $696,945
Todd Kabel 102 14 10 9 $721,629
Constant Montpellier 153 13 15 14 $614,114
JEWEL IS A GEM
KRISTEN HRDLICKA PHOTO from www.flickr.com
DONVER STABLES’ CARELESS JEWEL ran a 104 Beyer Figure in an eyepopping 7 plus length score in the DELAWARE OAKS on the weekend and the Canadian owned and trained gal is heading to Saratoga.
The grey Tapit filly, bred in Kentucky, began her career this spring at Woodbine and has been unbeatable for trainer JOsie Carroll and her rider Rob Landry.
DAILY RACING FORM BILL TALLON WRITES:
On Sunday, Carroll was back home saddling Smart Surprise for an emphatic four-length score under her regular rider, Patrick Husbands, in the $160,800 Ontario Matron.
“It doesn’t get any better than this,” Carroll said after she had watched both horses record their third straight wins in their respective 1 1/16-mile stakes.
But it might, in fact.
Careless Jewel was making just her fourth career start, her stakes debut, and her first appearance on dirt in the Delaware Oaks.
“We’ll certainly take the Alabama into consideration now,” said Carroll, with reference to the Gradeo1, $600,000 stakes race for 3-year-old fillies that will be run at Saratoga over 1 1/4 miles on Aug. 22.
“She’s just a very good horse.”
FASIG TIPTON DAY ONE
As expected, the first yearling sale of the season was on the ugly side, the numbers plunged and there simply were not any fireworks.
Canadians stayed clear and only 2 Canadian-breds were sold:
$20,000 65 Ghostzapper – A.. Andie colt, Adena Springs
$75,000 122 Ghostzapper – French Park colt, Adena Springs
NOT SOLD 131 Henny Hughes Gold Crystal colt, Taylor Made
NOT SOLD 208 Roman Ruler- Rare Passion colt, Hidden Brook
NOT SOLD ($57k) 216 Posse – Sandhill Charm filly, Three Chimneys
298 El Prado – Blue Sky High filly, Bluegrass Stable
305 Awesome Again – Calico Flower colt, Adena Springs
352 El Prado – Dress to Impress filly, Adena Springs
370 Holy Bull – Flows Like Wine colt – Elm Tree
404 Touch Gold- Indy Gold colt, Adena Springs
416 Street Cry – La Rein colt, Anderson
CHOCOLATEFORLUNCH UNBEATABLE AT THE FORT
FORT ERIE, July 19 – Chocolateforlunch remains undefeated in 6 lifetime starts at the Border Oval. The five-year-old daughter of Bold Executive scored a one length win over five rivals in Sunday’s Fort Erie Slots Cup.
With Rui Pimintel in the saddle, Chocolateforlunch sat just of the early pace and made a solid run through the stretch to get the victory.
“She’s just a real nice horse,” said Pimintel after the race. “I had to ask her a bit around the turn. I didn’t want the leader to get away.”
Chocolateforlunch, winner of two races here last year, and her last four in 09 covered the six furlong distance in 1:11.2.
Sent to post as the even money favorite the Lyle Morden trained runner paid $4.20, $2.60 and $2.10. Longshot Snow Rite, the early leader, held on for second returning $12.80 and $4.00 and set up a $31.50 exactor. Rosie Regent finished third returning $2.50, the triactor paid $131.80.
The Fort Erie Slots Cup is the first of a series of eight scheduled at Fort Erie this season. Up next is the Don Valliere Memorial Cup, one week from today, Sunday, July 26.
HORSE PROTECTION INITIATIVES
A new program, Horse Protection Initiatives, has been launched by TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society).
We’d like to increase your adoptive rate by offering a $50 rebate to anyone adopting a horse or other equine from your rescue facility. We hope that this will provide an incentive for more adoptions that will save more animals.
Please read further about our program here: http://www.tracs-bc.ca/horseprotection.html . Feel free to spread the word amongst your contacts and to link to this page on your website. We also offer euthanasia assistance in cases of intractable illness or infirmity.
On behalf of TRACS, we hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks for everything you do for equines,
Sinikka Crosland, President
TRACS (The Responsible Animal Care Society)
P.O. Box 26097
This initiative has been made possible through a generous grant from The Vancouver Foundation. It is our hope that ongoing donations will keep the fund alive and that we may continue to assist horses in need for years to come.
-Thoroughblog wrote about TOUR OF THE CAT being claimed and retired by rescue groups last week and mentioned RARE FRIENDS. That champion was not claimed and rescued by LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation but instead by owner Mike Ambler and friends.
There are still more wonderful stakes winners and big earners out there racing for low claiming, do the right thing and find a good home for these friends of ours.