Torcci breaks his maiden at Fair Grounds

Three year old Jeff Engler trainee TORCCI overcame a very rough  trip to break his maiden at the Fair Grounds going a mile on the dirt, He was pinched from both sides coming out of the gate, was checked and bounced off the rail, but he finally got outside and up for the win. He is owned by Wayne Carucci and was bred by Dr. Jerry Bilinski & Harry Patten in New York.

Moon Song wins at Oaklawn

Trained and co-owned by Paul E. Holthus, 5 year old Eleusive Quality gelding, MOON SONG won at Oaklawn. He was never far back and surged to the lead to win with ease going 6 furlongs on the dirt. It was his third win.  Moon Song’s  co-owner is Romar, LLC and he was bred by Darley, John H. Adger & Stone Farm.

Thunderbumm wins on DQ at Aqueduct

Merrylegs Farm homebred THUNDERBUMMS, a Thunder Gulch three year old gelding, graduated on a DQ at Aqueduct in his second start. He got slammed in deep stretch by a dueling rival ducking from the whip and was awarded the win as a result.  Thunderbumms is trained by Thomas Morley.

Wishful Winking wins at Santa Anita

Three-year-old filly Wishful Winking was a $140,000 Kirkwood Stables sale to owner Slugo Racing and Mike Puype. She was bred by  Jerry Jamgotchian. Racing at Santa Anita in a MSW at a mile on the turf, she stalked the pace inside and then found room to ride the rail to gain and hold the lead to the wire. It was her 4th start. 

Tom’s Ready finishes 2nd at Fair Grounds

Tom’s Ready, a three year old son of More than Ready, ran a good second in the LeComte S G3 at the Fair Grounds to earn both graded black type and Derby Points. He is owned by GMB Racing and was bred by Blackstone Farm LLC. He is trained by Dallas Stewart and has a current lifetime record of 7 1-3-0 with earnings approaching $100.000.

Impressive Start for Wine Not

WINE NOT, a three year old colt owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and prepped at Kirkwood Stables, had his first start this weekend at Aqueduct – a sprint at 6 furlongs, which is not his best distance. That said, he stayed near the back to begin, kicking it into high gear at the turn and made up 8 spots to finish 2nd. If there’d been more room to run, first would have been within his grasp. This is a colt with a real future.

Two winners today – Jan. 8, 2016

INCONCLUSIVE, a three year old filly owned by Carolyn Friedburg and Jeff Larson, broke her maiden at Arlington Park in her first out. She has tried stakes company a couple of times, but dropped back into allowance company today. She went off the favorite going a mile on the turf at the Fair Grounds, but got a hard bump at the break and then got hemmed in on the rail. She was able to angle out and fought her way to the win in the last strides. Inconclusive was bred by James Heyward. She has bankrolled over $64,000.

On the same day HALO INDYGO broke her maiden, also at a mile at Golden Gate. She is owned by Rollercoaster Racing Stable and was bred by Janeen Oliver.