Saturday, February 10, 2024:
In his first start since breaking his maiden Dec. 29th GUY NAMED JOE (’21 c. American Pharoah / Hungry Island) earned his first black type, as well as his first triple digit Equibase speed figure (100), when he finished third in the Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
Purchased by DENNIS O’NEILL out of last year’s OBS June sale for $100,000, the colt is trained by DOUG O’NEILL for the partnership of MY WAY RACING LLC, WEST COAST STABLES LLC, BARBARA EVENSON, JOHN O’KEEFE and TIMOTHY E. O’KEEFE. The sophomore has been off the board just once out of 6 career outings.
Best of luck to GUY NAMED JOE and all of his connections!
Sunday, January 21, 2024
MY RACEHORSE and JOEY PLATTS enjoyed watching their newly turned 3 yr-old filly SIMPLY ENCHANTING (’21 Nyquist / Enchante) make her debut a winning one Sunday at Santa Anita. Going six-furlongs over a fast dirt track, the PHIL D’AMATO trainee sat just off the leader before switching down to the inside to take command in the stretch run and score by a length over her seven rivals.
We wish SIMPLY ENCHANTING and all of her many connections much continued success in 2024!
Saturday, January 13, 2023:
ST. ELIAS STABLES first time starter TURN UP THE TREES (’21 c. Liam’s Map / Clearbrook) wasted no time finding the winner’s circle when he defeated nine other sophomore maidens at Gulfstream on Saturday. Trained by TODD PLETCHER and piloted by JOHN VELASQUEZ, the $500,000 2022 Keeneland September yearling purchase raced gamely between rivals and finished determinedly a half length to the good in the six-furlong dirt contest.
Best wishes to this exciting newcomer and all of his connections!
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
Happy Birthday to ELEGANT (’21 f. Omaha Beach / Lovely)! Racing for breeder/owner PETER BLUM THOROUGHBREDS, LLC the newly turned 3-year-old filly drew clear of seven other sophomores to break her maiden Monday in Santa Anita’s opener, a 6 furlong contest over the firm turf course. She is trained by BOB BAFFERT and was ridden to victory by JUAN HERNANDEZ.
Best of luck to ELEGANT and her connections in the new Year!
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
RESILIENCE (’21 c. Into Mischief / Meadowsweet) celebrated his 3rd birthday with an impressive maiden win at Gulfstream Park on January 1st. Bred and owned by PAM & MARTIN WYGOD the sophomore made his fourth career start a winning one defeating seven rivals going a mile and a sixteenth over the Gulfstream dirt course.
The BILL MOTT trainee after a sound start was content to sit off the pace under jockey JOHN VELASQUEZ before taking the lead at the top of the stretch and kicking clear for a 4 ¼ length victory.
We wish this talented colt and all of his connections the very best in 2021!