A New Stakes Winner For Dance With Ravens

BayonneRising through the ranks, BAYONNE made her stakes debut a winning one, as the 4-year-old filly by DANCE WITH RAVENS came from off the pace to run down the leaders and capture the $70,000 Pink Ribbon Stakes for fillies and mares at Charles Town on Sept. 22.

It was the third straight win for BAYONNE since she returned from a two-month layoff in mid-July. Trained by Jeffrey Cramer for Cramer Racing, BAYONNE completed seven furlongs in 1:25.40 in winning for the seventh time in 17 starts. The former claimer has been wonderfully consistent throughout her career, hitting the board seven additional times and has been worse than fourth only once in the past two years.

Bred in Maryland by Dark Hollow Farm and Herringswell Stables, BAYONNE is a half-sister to two stakes winners – NOT FOR LOVE’s son EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH, and TWO PUNCH’s son STORM PUNCH.

DANCE WITH RAVENS is Maryland’s second-leading sire and sixth-ranked in the Mid-Atlantic region, with progeny earnings fast approaching $3 million in 2012. From his first four crops to race, he is the sire of seven stakes winners – six this year! And his incredibly hard-knocking runners include Charmingmegan, winner of four straight and six of 12 for the year.

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Second Winner In A Week For Fairbanks

AwesomeDevineFreshman sire FAIRBANKS scored his second winner in less than a week when two-year-old colt AWESOME DEVINE posted a dominating 4-length win at Delaware Park on Sept 22.

The Maryland-bred AWESOME DEVINE is out of the Awesome Again mare Formalities Aside and is owned by Florence Patitucci. He covered the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.10 for trainer Juan Vazquez. 

The win comes on the heels of GOLDEN HEART CITY's maiden win at Parx on Sept. 17.

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Freshman Sire Fairbanks Gets First Winner

GoldenHeartCity 09-17-12 001FAIRBANKS, who took the region by storm when he entered stud at Northview PA in 2009, got his first winner in his first crop with GOLDEN HEART CITY’s victory at Parx Racing on Monday, Sept. 17. The bay 2-year-old filly pushed the early leader in the six-furlong maiden race before drawing clear late to win by a length and a quarter on the main track; it was another 15 lengths back to the third place finisher!

Bred in Pennsylvania by Michael Rainier out of the Forty Niner mare Option Contract, GOLDEN HEART CITY, a May 29 foal, earned $28,520 for owner CJZ Racing Stable.

FAIRBANKS is the leading freshman sire in the Mid-Atlantic region with progeny earnings of nearly $82,000. The son of Giant’s Causeway, unraced at 2, proved a monster when the races got longer, getting six wins, all at distances greater than a mile, including the 1 1/4-mile Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap-G2 and 1 1/8-mile Tokyo City Handicap-G3. His average winning margin was more than four and a half lengths. Also Grade 1 stakes-placed, FAIRBANKS earned $879,768 during his career.

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Winning down under – E DUBAI’s daughter DUBAI BELLE

DubaiBelleNew Zealand mare DUBAI BELLE turned back a large field of talented milers in the Group 3 Merial Ancare Metric Mile at her home course of Awapuni on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Trained by Tony Bambry, 5-year-old DUBAI BELLE got her sixth career win by turning back Amberio to take the stakes by a head. It was the first stakes win for her trainer, as well as her owner/breeder, Robin Hapi. “She’s a quality mare and always showed us she was capable of winning a race like this,” said Bambry. “I think she’s got a big future. And Robert Hannam rode a great race.”

Bambry said the immediate plan for Dubai Belle would be a trip to Hawera for the Group 3 Taranaki Breeders’ S. on Oct. 13.

E DUBAI stood five seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, and two of his 15 career graded/group winners have come down under. E DUBAI has six stakes winners in 2012, three of them in graded/group company, led by Grade 1 winner FORT LARNED, winner of the Whitney Invitational H.-G1 in August, and Honeymoon H.-G2 winner MY GI GI. The top-ranked sire in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2012, E DUBAI has seasonal earnings in excess of $4 million through mid-September.

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SILVER TRAIN’s SILVER OCEAN a Scandinavian delight with third stakes win of 2012!

Silver-Ocean-Taby-SwedenMaking his way back to Sweden’s Taby Racecourse, SILVER TRAIN’s 4-year-old son SILVER OCEAN strolled home in the Tattersalls Nickes Minneslopning at one mile on the main track on Sept. 9, finishing five lengths on top while defeating 10 rivals as the 4-5 favorite. It was the third stakes win of the year for the international runner, who captured Taby’s Swedish Open Mile over the turf in July and Norway’s Group 3 Polar Cup at seven furlongs on the turf in August.

That makes six wins in a career where SILVER OCEAN has traveled the globe, from England to Japan, Dubai to France, Germany to Sweden and Norway. He has a record of 22-6-6-2 and career winnings of $335,515. This year he has earned $178,460 in 10 starts, with four wins, two seconds and a third.

Ranked as the highweighted 3-year-old in Italy in 2011 (from 7 to 9 1⁄2 furlongs), SILVER OCEAN was a two-time stakes winner in Italy earlier in his career and Group 2-placed in Germany. He is SILVER TRAIN’s second leading career earner and his top runner of 2012.

SILVER TRAIN ranks as one of the nation’s top third-crop sires in 2012 with progeny earnings in excess of $2.3, and has five stakes horses for the year to date, including Mexican Group 1 winner ENAITZ and New York stakes winner ZETTERHOLM.

Hallå, hei, ciao, hola, bonjour, hello. . . no matter what the language, owners are eager to welcome SILVER TRAIN runners!

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Za-zing! GREAT NOTION’s daughter JAZZY IDEA sets course record at Laurel!

Jazzy-Idea-01Turf-loving 3-year-old filly JAZZY IDEA flew down the stretch on Laurel Park’s opening day of the 2012 fall meet on September 5 and won going away in the $100,000 Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. Scoring by three lengths over a field that included older stakes winners Colony Club and Bold Affair, she ran the six furlongs in a stunning 1:07.45, breaking Laurel’s five-year-old track mark by more than a half second!

Ridden by Luis Garcia for owner/breeder/trainer Edwin Merryman, JAZZY IDEA recorded her third stakes win of the year. In nine sophomore starts, she has four wins and three seconds – her only times off the board were strong efforts in the Grade 1 Prioress and Test Stakes over Saratoga’s main track, where she finished fourth and fifth, respectively, beaten less than five lengths in either. But on turf she has been a monster, having never finished worse than second in six starts.

“I never thought she would run that 1:07,” said Garcia. “This was fun. I have ridden a lot of good horses but this filly is something else. When I asked her she was as strong as any I have been aboard.”

The even-money favorite in the field of nine, JAZZY IDEA paid $4.20. Colony Club, a daughter of Lion Hearted, finished second. Add a comment Add a comment

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