The winners keep rolling in for SILVER TRAIN!

SilverTrainSireHomeNVOne of the most prolific sires of winners in the nation since his first runners came to the races in 2010, SILVER TRAIN is tied for first by number of juvenile winners in 2012 in the Mid-Atlantic region. He got his 15th and lead-tying 16th 2-year-old winners the third week of December.

The Louisiana-bred colt Fiftyshadesofbay set all the fractions in winning a seven and a half-furlong maiden special at Delta Downs on Dec. 19 by three and three-quarter lengths. Two days later, West Virginia-bred filly Last Train drew off to win a maiden special by five lengths at seven furlongs.

The SILVER TRAIN runners make their way all around the world! His 2-year-old filly GUARAGUAU won the Gr.2 Gran Promesa at Hipodromo De Las Americas in Mexico, and on Dec. 15 finished third on the country’s juvenile championship day in the Gr.1 Clasico Campeonato Juvenil. And his 2-year-olds have won all around the country—Belmont Park, Pimlico, Hollywood Park, Monmouth Park, Penn National, Calder, Woodbine, Evangeline Downs. . .

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NOT FOR LOVE filly MYSTIC LOVE beats the boys in Florida!

MysticLove DaniaNVNOT FOR LOVE’s 2-year-old daughter MYSTIC LOVE ventured to Florida for turf action, and found it in the $100,000 Dania Beach S. at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Dec. 15. Facing nine colts and geldings, she raced close to the pace while saving ground under Elvis Trujillo in the one-mile turf stakes, spurted clear as the field raced down the stretch and held off a late rally by even-money favorite Charming Kitten to win by a half length. The only filly in the race, MYSTIC LOVE rewarded her supporters with a $34 win ticket. And she rewarded her owner, John Davison, with a $60,000 payday. In getting her third win in four starts, she boosted her total earnings to $174,760.

“We believed in her. It was more that we really didn’t want to go a mile and a sixteenth for her first time going two turns,” said Jessica Campitelli, who handles the training duties for the Campitelli stable in Florida. “So we chose to run against the boys.”

Bred in Maryland by Dark Hollow Farm out of the Dixie Union mare Memories of Mystic, MYSTIC LOVE got her first stakes win in the five and a half-furlong $150,000 Selima S. at Laurel Park on Oct. 27 with Francis Campitelli listed as trainer.

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Another stakes win for Jump Start's San Pablo

QueensCountySan Pablo, a four-year-old son of Jump Start, held off a resurgent Gallant Fields to win Aqueduct Racetrack’s $75,000 Queens County on Dec. 8th by a half-length as the heavy favorite.

Off at 2-5, San Pablo pressed Gallant Fields in second, racing a half-length behind the leader as the pacesetter traveled the opening half-mile in 48.99 seconds. San Pablo wrested a narrow lead from Gallant Fields through three quarters in 1:13.83 as Isn’t He Perfect ranged up three wide in third, forged a clear advantage past the furlong marker, and dug in after Gallant Fields angled outside to offer a late challenge.

The Queens County marked the sixth stakes victory and third at Aqueduct for San Pablo, who last winter won the Big A’s Flying Chevron and As Indicated overnight stakes. He entered the Queens County off a 4 ½-length score in the Swatara on November 21 at Penn National. The 4-year-old also has wins in Saratoga Race Course’s Birdstone and Monmouth Park’s Grade 3 Philip H. Iselin to his credit.

San Pablo is 9-3-1 in 15 starts. The $45,000 winner’s share of the Queen’s County purse lifted his earnings $490,400. He is one of a dozen stakes winners in 2012 for JUMP START, the leading stakes sire in the Northeast.

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A Northview-sired stakes trifecta at Laurel Park

Jennings2012Back to his dominating ways, NOT FOR LOVE's son EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH eagerly took command in the one-mile $100,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park on Saturday, Dec. 1 and was never threatened, sailing home by 5 1/2 lengths to top a Northview-sired trifecta, as post time favorite Hello Lover (NOT FOR LOVE) rallied from next-to-last to take second with Charge (JUMP START) finishing third.

In recording his second consecutive Jennings score, the Tim Keefe trained EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH boosted his career earnings to $535,430. The 6-year-old gelding, who had not won in four starts since taking Laurel's Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes in March, now has six stakes wins, including the 2011 Maryland Million Classic. "It was nice to see him bounce back to form," said winning rider Sheldon Russell.

Arnold Heft, 94, who once co-owned the Baltimore Bullets and Washington Capitals with the late Abe Pollin, owns EIGHTTOFASTTOCATCH with Sylvia, his wife of 71 years. They named him after the Capitals' star player, Alex Ovechkin, who wears the no. 8 jersey and is often too fast to catch on the ice.

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Four is magic number for JUMP START's San Pablo

SanPabloSwThe overwhelming choice in the four-horse field sent out for the $100,000 Swatara S. at Penn National, SAN PABLO cruised home by 4 1/2 lengths to record his fourth stakes win of the year. The 4-year-old son of JUMP START has earned $445,400 from in 14 starts in his career for Burning Sands Stables. Trained by Todd Pletcher, SAN PABLO set the early pace in the Swatara, was headed by Norman Asbjornson after three-quarters of a mile, then pulled away at the end of the mile and a sixteenth.

SAN PABLO has won stakes at four different tracks in his career, counting wins earlier this year in the Philip H. Iselin S.-G3 at Monmouth, the Birdstone S. at Saratoga, and the Shots Are Ringing S. at Aqueduct. He is one of a dozen stakes winners in 2012 for JUMP START, the leading stakes sire in the Northeast.

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SMARTY JONES juvenile brings back many memories!

ElserA 2-year-old chestnut colt has stirred many memories with a sensational win on Nov. 18 at Parx Racing. RES JUDICATA, a son of the always memorable SMARTY JONES, won as the easiest of winners when taking the six and a half-furlong $75,000-added Christopher Elser Memorial S. by 6 1/2 lengths in his stakes debut. He carried the familiar blue and white silks of his breeder, Pat Chapman’s Someday Farm, who with her late husband Roy bred and campaigned SMARTY JONES.

Trainer John Servis guided SMARTY JONES through his incredible campaign, which included wins in the Kentucky Derby-G1 and Preakness S.-G1, and now has the classic winner’s flashy blaze-faced son in his barn. RES JUDICATA, a third-generation homebred for Someday Farm, won at first asking in July at Penn National. With two wins from three starts, he has earned $71,220.

SMARTY JONES won at first asking as a 2-year-old, then captured Philadelphia Park’s Pennsylvania Nursery S. by an eye-popping 15 lengths in his stakes debut. SMARTY JONES has sired 11 juvenile stakes horses in his first five crops, including graded stakes winner Rogue Romance, an earner of $291,150 as a 2-year-old. With more than $5 million in total progeny earnings in 2012, SMARTY JONES ranks second in the Northeast on the leading sires list, and is represented by 10 stakes winners this year.

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