“HORSES OF RACING AGE SALE”
Sunday, October 20, 2019
MAJESTIC FARM – BATAVIA, OHIO
Immediately following Mixed Sale offering Weanlings, Yearlings and Broodmares starting at 1:30 p.m.
Excellent opportunity to purchase a race-ready thoroughbred or sell yours for a continued career on the track or in a new sporting endeavor.
Entry fee only $150.00. Entry deadline October 10.
For entries contact: Duaneswingleyauctioneers.com
CALI DREAM, MOBIL SOLUTION TAKE HOME STAKES TROPHIES
IN PAY THE MAN AND GOVERNOR’S BUCKEYE CUP
In stakes action Saturday at JACK Thistledown Racino, Cali Dream got a perfect trip under jockey Luis Quinones to score her first black type win, taking the Pay the Man Stakes, and Mobil Solution and jockey Luis Rivera got the best of a three-way surge to the wire in the Governor’s Buckeye Cup.
Registered Ohio foals 3 years old and up contested both races, with the Pay the Man restricted to fillies and mares. Each race offered a $75,000 purse.
Quinones urged Cali Dream out of the gate from her outside post to avoid being caught wide on the first turn and then settled outside in third. She relaxed behind the slow pace set first by Hey Adrian in :23.60 and :49.20 and then by pace-chaser Totally Obsessed in 1:14.08. Cali Dream made her bid nearing the final turn, took the lead into the stretch and finished the 1 1/8 miles in 1:54.86. Long shot Grizabella was second, 1 1/2 lengths clear of favored Takechargedelilah in third.
“I took the blinkers off today,” said winning trainer Gary Johnson. “She’s been real competitive, but if she had the lead she’d start looking around and she was hanging a little bit on the turn. So I was thinking if I took the blinkers off she’d go on with it and she did.” Off at 9-2, Cali Dream paid $11, $5.20 and $2.80.
A 5-year-old daughter of Cowboy Cal out of Afternoon Dreams by Afternoon Delights, Cali Dream now has 10 wins, seven seconds and four thirds from 36 starts and earnings of $327,917. She was bred by Robert Gorham and Mast Thoroughbreds LLC and is owned by Jerry Laria.
ACCREDITED-BRED CHAMPION MOBIL SOLUTION
TAKES $75,000 GOVERNOR’S BUCKEYE CUP
2018 Champion 3-year-old and Accredited Mal Champion continues to hold his form In 2009 as he captured a thrilling three-horse photo the 1 1/4-mile Governor’s Buckeye Cup. Mobil Solution settled in second while favored Cake Pop opened up an eight-length lead, clocking the half-mile in :48.04 and the mile in 1:40.22. By the three-eighths pole, the leader was coming back to the field, and Mobil Solution took advantage, leading into the stretch with Over Icce and Verissimo right behind. After an all-out race to the wire, Mobil Solution prevailed by a neck over Verissimo, who was a nose better than Over Icce. Final time was 2:06.86.
Jeff Radosevich trains both the winner and the runner-up. “I love this horse because he’s such a digger,” he said of Mobil Solution. “In the morning he doesn’t give you a lot, but in the afternoon he does give you a lot. He’s a cool horse to be around. I’m proud of him because he’s just one of those work horses.” Mobil Solution was the 5-1 fourth choice and paid $12.60, $6.20 and $4.40.
A multiple stakes winner, the gelded son of 2008 Stallion of the Year Mobil, Mobil Solution has six wins, seven seconds and four thirds from 20 starts and earnings of $349,320 for owner Gerald Silver. He has only been out of the money three times in his career. The 4-year-old gelding was bred by Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm.
A field of nine 3-year-old Accredited Ohio-breds went to post in the $75,000 Horizon Stakes on August 11th at Belterra Park. – Magna Man was made the (3-1) luke-warm morning line favorite for trainer Alan Sobol and rider John McKee traveling 1 1/16 on the turf.
When the gate opened, Verissimo broke outward from the nine post and immediately straightened out to grab the lead as they passed the stands for the first time. Luis Rivera sent the gelded son of Vertiformer right to the lead scraping the paint along the rail. – The dawdling fractions of 24.02, 49.36 and 1:13.99, allowed the leader to establish a short lead with the rest of the field only four lengths back bunching in a log jam.
Verissimo led the pack and was shadowed by Pat’s Karma just off his flank to the half way point. As he started to back off the leader, Sammy Da Bull, recent winner of the George Lewis Memorial came calling along the rail. – As Verissimo put away Pat’s Karma, Sammy Da Bull tipped off the rail at the top of the lane and made a strong late charge only to be repelled by Verissimo who dug into the firm turf to maintain a neck lead at the wire. Manga Man was clear for the third spot.
The gelding notched his fourth win from ten career starts trying the turf for the first time. His dam Blue of the Nile by Spunky Rascal produces 67% winners with her first time turf runners as the speedster did not disappoint owners and breeders Richard Spicer and William D. Spitler. – Trainer Jeffrey Radosevich is winning 33% at the Belterra meet and shipped his runner from Cleveland to try the greensward at Belterra Park. – Verissimo notched his fourth lifetime victory and boosted his bankroll to $130,003 in a finish time of 144.66 for the 1 1/16th on the turf.
GALLOPING OUT: It was a trifecta for Poplar Creek Horse Center in the Horizon. The top three finishers were all sired by stallions from the farm in Bethel. The top two finishers are sons of Vertiformer who certainly gives them credential to perform long and well on turf. Vertiformer is by Dynaformer out of a Rahy mare. He was a multiple graded stake-placed winner and is a half-brother to European champion Declaration Of War a multiple grade 1 stakes winner of $1,847,489 and multiple graded stakes winner War Correspondent ($350,989). Manga Man is sired by the deceased Kingship, winner of the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.
We reported that jockey Perry Ouzts was due for a return to the saddle after dislocating his shoulder. Prior to his return to riding he went back for a final check up with his doctor who requested to run an MRI. They discovered three breaks in his rotator cuff that will require surgery and an estimated seven-month recovery period for racing’s 7th leading rider with 7,065 wins. According to his longtime agent Jamie Fowler, “We discussed his options and at this time it is his intent to come back and ride again. He wants to leave the saddle on his own terms and not from an injury.”
SEASON’S BIGGEST UPSET AT THISTLEDOWN IN THE $75,000 HONEY JAY
Jeff Radosevich hasn’t become the leading trainer in Ohio by not being able to read his horses when they need a change. Though the now 5-year-old gelding had worn blinkers throughout his 11 race careerA compact field of five Ohio-bred runners took the stage in the $75,000 Honey Jay Stakes on August 10th. The even-money morning line favorite was Ohio Horse of the Year Altissimo, an earner of $624,388 seeking his fourth straight win shipping back from Delaware Park after winning a $100,000 stake.
Altissimo grabbed the lead with authority and was pressured the entire trip. Brown Buckeye stumbled out of the gate and quickly regained her stride to stalk in the two path and keep a close eye on the HOY. – Solid fractions of 22.82 and 46.46 kept Altissimo busy as Over Icce tried to sneak up the rail but was immediately repelled. – Brown Buckeye was in the clear and as Over Icce faded back to third as he moved swiftly to bring the heat to the leader not giving him a breather.
The two leaders locked horns and battled gamely from the ¼ pole to the wire. They were neck and neck and exchanged bumps in a fair fight until they reached the 1/16th pole when Brown Buckeye grabbed the lead and inched away from Altissimo with Jose Bracho wearing the familiar lime green “Looch Laundry” for owner Ron Paolucci Racing, LLC. The final time was 1:11.02 with Over Icce safely maintaining the third spot.
The “official” sign on the tote board was replaced by both an “Inquiry” and “Objection” signal as the field returned to the winner’s circle. The objection was lodged by Gary Johnson, trainer of Over Icce who felt his horse’s chance was compromised when the hole was tightened up down the backstretch. The Stewards seemed more intent to view the sparring match through the lane where neither runner was going to throw in the towel. In the end it was a no-call and the placings remained with the upset going to Brown Buckeye.
The son of Big Brown out of Prizes by Prized was bred by Bruce Talisman. He was third in last year’s running and the win increased his lifetime earnings to $187,464 for his 7th lifetime win from 12 starts. This notched his 6th win at the Cleveland track where he is 9 for 10 in the money over his home track. – The winner paid $16.00 with no place or show wagering.
THE $75,000 VIVACIOUS HANDICAP GIVES RIDER AND TRAINER FIRST CAREER STAKES VICTORY
A field of eleven Ohio Registered fillies and mares went to post in the $75,000 Vivacious Stakes contested at 1 1/16 miles on the turf August 4. Accredited-bred Leona’s Reward, an earner of $748,056, had won 5 of her last 6 starts (four of them in stakes), was sent away the favorite. The second favorite was Mayas Queen Neetee, an earner of $264,623 who captured the Vivacious last year.
As the runners broke from the gate riders were taking position as Birdacious made her way to the rail under rider Sonny Leon, where he only left this position once during the race. As the race progressed, the speedsters vied for the lead under opening fractions of 23.25, 47.29, 111.50, and turned for home in 136.51.
When Leon sensed the pace setters tiring, he kept position on the rail inside the 16th pole and gave a rail-skimming ride to the winner’s circle winning by a 1 ¼ lengths. The final time for this impressive daughter by Birdrun finished up in 142.59 paying $34.40, $13.60, and $8.60. Completing the superfecta were: Mayas Queen Neetee, Grizabella, and Cali Dream. The odds-on favorite Leona’s Reward finished 5th – 1 ½ lengths behind the winner.
According to trainer Michael Evans II; “She faced the boys last out and was off slow and encountered trouble at various points of the race. The next day she was kicking down the barn and we felt confident to take our shot in the Vivacious seven days later facing the boys in the Buckeye Native. – This was the first stake win for rider Sonny Leon and myself.”
The 4-year-old Accredited filly was bred by Robin Murphy who stands her sire Birdrun at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel. Owned by Sheltowee Farms and Patricia Adams, Birdacious pushed her career earnings to $206,991 with the win in the grassy Vivacious.
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