FAIRBANKS' stakes runners down to the wire!

VielsalmTwo stakes, two blanket finishes, two FAIRBANKS stakes performers on Saturday, Sept. 6.

VIELSALM, making her stakes debut, got upon in the final strides to win the $100,000 All Brandy S. for Maryland-bred fillies and mares by a neck at Laurel Park. The 4-year-old filly owned by Brooke Bowman and trained by Dylan Smith has been on the board in four of her six starts this year. Out of the Opening Verse mare Merriweather, VIELSALM upped her career earnings to $173,516. Her full brother Open the Bank is also a six-figure earner and was second in the $100,000 James W. Murphy S. earlier this year at Pimlico.

A few hours following VIELSALM's exciting score, the 2-year-old colt ONE GO ALL GO made his second career start in the Gr. 3 $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park. The time-honored juvenile test saw a dogfight to the wire, with the top three finishers just heads apart, as FAIRBANKS' son just missed to finish third. Owned by Feel The Thunder Stable and trained by Michael Stidham, the colt was bred in Virginia by Albert P. Coppola.

FAIRBANKS is the sire of six stakes horses this year and is the region's leading third-crop sire with more than $1.4 million in progeny earnings. Seventy-five percent of his stakes horses showed their stakes potential at 2, including stakes-winning SYNAPSE.

 

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Smarty Jones Son Graded Win at Parx

CaryStreetThe Labor Day holiday was a superior day of racing at Parx, and included the co-featured Smarty Jones S. And what could make it better but a win by a SMARTY JONES son in his own graded stakes!

Making his stakes debut in the marathon mile and a half Gr. 3 Greenwood Cup S., CARY STREET got a ground-saving trip in the 10-horse field and dueled to the line to win by a length.

The 5-year-old, bred in Kentucky by Darley, is owned by JBL Thoroughbreds LLC and Walsh Racing LLC and trained by Brendan Walsh, who claimed the gelding for $10,000 in February 2013. This year alone, CARY STREET has won or placed in six of seven starts and has earned $180,165.

SMARTY JONES is the sire of 10 stakes horses in 2014, among them Gr. 1 Panama winner SMART D N A and veteran stakes performer ISN’T HE CLEVER, who has been on the board in all six of his starts this year while pushing his lifetime earnings to $644,085. Later in the day on Sept. 1, ISN’T HE CLEVER hit the board in the Ruidoso Downs Thoroughbred Championship H., his fourth stakes win or placing in his last five starts!

Fulfilling expectations - SMARTY JONES, Pennsylvania’s favorite son, siring winners on the Pennsylvania’s biggest racing days!

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Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT to Northview Maryland for 2015

bandbox2BANDBOX, a four-length winner of the 2014 General George H.-G3 and a son of Leading sire TAPIT, will stand his first season at stud in 2015 at Northview Stallion Station, in Chesapeake City, Maryland, according to an announcement from the farm. His stud fee will be $2,500 live foal and he is now available for inspection at the farm.

“We’re extremely excited to stand BANDBOX here in Maryland and, as far as we know he is the first Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT to stand outside of Kentucky,” said Richard Golden, President/CEO of Northview Stallions.

In the $250,000 General George H.-G3, BANDBOX got away well and was sitting in sixth down the backstretch, about four lengths off the lead. He began his rally around the final turn but found himself behind a wall of horses as they neared the top of the stretch. BANDBOX swung six-wide into the stretch and then accelerated away from the field to win impressively registering a 102 Beyer Speed Figure.

Raced by Ellen Charles’ Hillwood Stable and trained by Rodney Jenkins, BANDBOX won his first three starts at two, including a 9 1/2-length runaway win in the $100,000 Charles Town Juvenile S. He also rallied, after stumbling at the start, to take Belmont’s Sleepy Hollow S. as the heavy favorite, and in his debut he put in a rally to win on the turf. In the fourth and final start of his juvenile year, BANDBOX finished on the board in the Remsen S.-G2 behind To Honor and Serve and Mucho Macho Man after a troubled trip throughout.

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Summertime fun with JUMP START!

Graded stakes, winning streaks. . . 3-year-olds and older runners. . . distances short, long and in between. . . JUMP START runners have been having great fun during this summer season!

The JUMP STARTs were jumping the last week of July into the early days of August. His millionaire son PANTS ON FIRE returned to the races for the first time since a December trip to Japan, and hit the board in the Gr. 2 Monmouth Cup S. at Monmouth Park on July 27. It was the dark bay 6-year-old’s 11th time on the board in a stakes race, his eighth in graded company. George and Lori Hall’s handsome homebred now has earned $1,217,635.

It was a Grade 1 effort for JUMP START’s 3-year-old daughter MISS BEHAVIOUR, who finished second in Saratoga’s Gr. 1 Test S. on Aug. 2. Seven times in nine starts Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum’s pretty bay filly has earned black-type. And she has also earned $442,000.

Sprinting is the name of the game for UNCLE TODD, a 5-year-old JUMP START son who earlier this year captured the four and a half-furlong Webb Snyder Charles Town Dash S. and on Aug. 2 finished third at the same distance in the West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup S. at Mountaineer for owner Robert L. Cole Jr.

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BULLSBAY’s first winner is tough and game!

bullheadThere was no bullying this BULLSBAY! Making his first start at historic Saratoga 

on Thursday, July 31, 2-year-old BULLHEADED BOY survived being banged around at the start, a quick pace, going wide around the far turn and a stretch battle to win by a half length going five furlongs! He is the first winner from the first crop for BULLSBAY.

Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Todd Pletcher, BULLHEADED BOY, who last sold for $115,000 at the Ocala Breeders Sales Company 2-year-olds in training sale, completed the distance in :58.67 over a sloppy (sealed) track while defeating seven others as the 3-to-5 favorite. The colt, bred in New York by Zeke Kobak and Danny Bramer, is eligible for many lucrative programs – in addition to racing in New York, he is from a Maryland-sired crop of BULLSBAY and can also target the Maryland Million.

BULLSBAY stood his first three seasons at Northview Stallion Station in Maryland before moving to Northview PA for the 2014 season. One of the best of Tiznow’s runners at stud, BULLSBAY also proved his love for Saratoga with a win in the Gr. 1 Whitney Handicap in 2009.

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JUMP START's Argentine sensation!

livingstoneLIVINGSTONE, an Argentina-bred 3-year-old son of JUMP START, has become one of the best milers in South America after taking the Gr. 1 Gran Premio Estrellas Mile, the Argentine version of the Breeders’ Cup, while facing older runners on Saturday, June 28 at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo. The striking blaze-faced dark bay defeated a field of 10 while stopping the clock in a dazzling 1:33.41 on the main track. Rated patiently off swift fractions of :21.86, :44.02 and 1:07.89, he swept past the pacesetter in midstretch, drew off quickly and held the lead safe to win by a length. 

LIVINGSTONE's Group 1 win comes hot on the heels of his obliteration of the field in the Gr. 2 25 De Mayo De 1810 in May, which he won by 21 lengths! LIVINGSTONE now has five wins from 13 starts. JUMP START is the sire of 11 graded stakes winners, and is the leading active sire in the Mid-Atlantic region this year by number of stakes winners, with seven.

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