Madone Rallies to Win Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Courtesy of the BloodHorse Madone wins the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes at Del Mar
Madone wins the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes at Del Mar

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Madone Rallies to Win Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Vancouver filly remains perfect in two starts.

Kaleem Shah’s Madone split horses at the head of the stretch and went on gamely under Flavien Prat to capture the $83,500 Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes Sept. 6 by a half-length.

Madone, trained by Simon Callaghan, stumbled at the break and broke in, then rallied from ninth off quarter-mile fractions of :24.03, :50.53, and 1:15.38. The Vancouver filly finished the mile on firm Del Mar turf in 1:39.09.

The victory gave Prat a record 14th stakes win of the meeting. Rafael Bejarano had the previous record with 13 victories in 2012.

Madone paid $5.20, $3.00, and $2.40 as the favorite and earned $48,300 for her second victory in two starts. She has winnings of $81,300.

Nimbostratus finished second but was moved back to third for interference in the stretch with Ivy League, who was moved up from third to second.

Madone sold three times at auction. Consigned by Shawhan Place as a weanling to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, she was first purchased for $70,000 by Nicoma Bloodstock, agent. S. R. Schwartz, agent, then went to $50,000 to buy her out of the Mill Ridge Sales consignment at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. At this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sale March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, Shah, with Ben McElroy as agent, purchased the filly for $125,000 from the Kirkwood Stables consignment.

Bred in Kentucky by Glendalough, Madone is the sixth foal out of the Cherokee Run mare Indian Love Call, who has produced five winners. Indian Love Call has a yearling filly by Astern and a Cairo Prince  colt born in April. She was bred to Gormley  for 2021.


Madone Rallies to Win Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Vancouver Filly Remains Unbeaten in Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

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Vancouver Filly Remains Unbeaten in Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

Madone Benoit photo

Kaleem Shah’s Madone found running room late and surged to  victory in the Del Mar Juvenile FilliesTurf S. Sunday evening. The favorite was unhurried early and fell well back in the field. Racing keenly behind tepid splits, she took closer order but ran up on heels in the tightly bunched field. Full of run but with nowhere to go nearing the home stretch, the dark bay filly finally found a seam to run through and surged to the wire ahead of Nimbostratus (Fr) (Wooton Bassett {GB}) and Ivy League (Medaglia d’Oro), who had both taken the overland route. Nimostratus just got her nose in front of Ivy League on the wire, but the stewards ruled that the filly had come out and impeded the third-place finisher and their placements were reversed.

The first Northern Hemisphere black-type winner for her reverse shuttle sire, Madone opened her career with a late-running one-length victory over this same course and one-mile distance July 31. The dark bay filly was a $70,000 KEENOV weanling and a $50,000 KEESEP yearling before selling for $125,000 at this year’s OBS March sale. Madone’s dam has a filly of 2019 by Astern (Aus) and a colt of this year by Cairo Prince. From the family of GI NYRA Mile H. victor Gold Fever (Forty Niner) and SW Emanating (Cox’s Ridge), herself the dam of Grade I winner Boisterous (Distorted Humor), she was covered by Gormley earlier this year.

DEL MAR JUVENILE FILLIES TURF S., $83,500, Del Mar, 9-6, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:39.09, fm.
1–MADONE, 122, f, 2, by Vancouver (Aus)
                1st Dam: Indian Love Call, by Cherokee Run
                2nd Dam: Mood Music, by Kingmambo
                3rd Dam: Lead Kindly Light, by Majestic Light
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. ($70,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $50,000 Ylg
’19 KEESEP; $125,000 2yo ’20 OBSMAR). O-Kaleem Shah, Inc.;
B-Glendalough LLC (KY); T-Simon Callaghan; J-Flavien Prat.
$48,300. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $81,300.

LIVEYOURBEASTLIFE adds G2 black-type in the Jim Dandy

LIVEYOURBEASTLIFE (Ghostzapper)  won a salty Saratoga allowance race last out. He raced back in the Jim Dandy G2, dropped back and then made a huge rally to be second. He is trained by Jorge R. Abreu and his owned by  William H. Lawrence. The breeder is the Phillips Racing Partnership.

Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
8 2 1 1 $110,035

2 year old Grad: GELETA wins first out!

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7th-Parx Racing, $52,360, Msw, 8-17, 2yo, f, 5f, 1:00.46, ft.
GELETA (f, 2, Speightster–Tweet, by Medaglia d’Oro) showed big speed in a handful of local breezes capped by a three-furlong gate spin in :34 4/5 (1/9) Aug. 11, but drifted up to over twice her 4-1 morning-line choice, breaking as a 41-5 chance. Traveling a bit greenly in a distant fourth as Donnybrook Girl (Street Sense) tore off through a :22.26 quarter, the homebred started to find her best stride passing the three-sixteenths marker and closed furiously up the inside to overtake the tiring pacesetter late for a 1 1/2-length graduation. The winner isthe fourth for her freshman sire (by Speightstown). She has a yearling Munnings half-brother and her dam foaled a colt by Uptowncharlybrown this term before being paired with Flashback.
Sales History: $70,000 RNA 2yo ’20 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $33,600.
O/B-Equivine Farm (PA);
T-Edward J. Coletti, Jr

LIVEYOURBEASTLIFE annexes Saratoga Allowance

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IN ORDER OF PURSE: 8th-Saratoga, $74,000, Alw, 8-12, (NW1$X), 3yo/up, 1 1/8m, 1:50.18, ft.
Kirkwood Fasig Tipton March 2019 Grad
LIVEYOURBEASTLIFE (c, 3, Ghostzapper–Ellie’s Moment {SW & MGSP, $291,241}, by Kris S.) checked in fourth in a Gulfstream optional claimer May 16 and was third last time in a Belmont event July 2. Dispatched at 7-2 in this spot, the dark bay kept an eye on the leaders from third through splits of :24.21 and took closer order asthe half went in :48.61. Taking command entering the lane, Liveyourbeastlife kept on finding to hold off Candy Tycoon (Twirling Candy) by 2 1/4 lengths. The winner is a half to Awesome Bet (Awesome Again), SW & GSP, $319,196; Time and Motion (Tapit), GISW, $967,719; and Moment in Dixie (Dixieland Band), MGSP, $398,615.

Ellie’s Moment’s most recent produce is a juvenile filly named Sundial (Dialed In). Sales history: $170,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $200,000 2yo ’19 FTFMAR. Lifetime Record: 7-2-0-1, $80,035.sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-William H. Lawrence
B-Phillips Racing Partnership (KY)
T-Jorge R. Abreu.