NEWSCASTER - shown here in the paddock prior to his race last night - ran a professional race against stakes quality competition to notch his third win in a row, to go along with two second place finishes on the year.
Breaking alertly, he set the pace out of the shoot, but was passed entering the first turn by the favorite Warlock Doc who was intent on the lead. Professionally, Newscaster settled behind the leader down the backside. Entering the final turn, Newscaster was about 3 lengths off the leader, but set his sights on him and ran him down, winning by about two lengths. With a preliminary Equibase figure of 98, it was his fastest race yet, and showed he can cover extra ground.
Result and Replay HERE
GOODY TWO SIOUX also put in a solid performance in her first race in nearly a year last night, against much easier competition, and frankly should have been the winner with a little racing luck.
Missing the break slightly, she was at the back of the pack and encountered traffic trouble several times on the backside, being firmly checked and grabbed by her rider to avoid going over the horses in front of her. Turning for home and still behind a wall of horses, she had to move outside, then dive to the rail and was inhaling them - before running out of gas in the final strides and not quite catching the winner. She's not the big horse, but was nice to see her with the solid effort back.
Replay via Remington Park - Click 9/9/21 and Race 6 (or Race 8 for Newscaster) -HERE
Completing our three runners on Thursday the 9th, FLASHY BIZ ran 6th in the second race at Kentucky Downs. Unfortunately, she did not get the best ride by Martin Garcia, as he let her pass horses entering the turn, and then she flattened out in the long uphill stretch. Filly tried to run her race, just didn't get the best ride - it happens.
Shezapistol and Treaty Arrive at Churchill Downs
Starting off the busy week, SHEZAPISTOL and TREATY arrived in Steve Hobby's stable at Churchill Downs on Wed. evening. The horses shipped in good order, and were on track for the first time this morning, Friday the 10th. Steve called and said they couldn't have gone better. Just a routine gallop, but its nice when their new surroundings aren't too much for them.
I'll be in Kentucky starting the middle of next week, and will have plenty of updates, pictures etc.
Keeneland Sale Update
The Keeneland September Yearling Sale begins next Monday, the 13th in Lexington. I begin working the sale on the 15th, and will be there for at least a week scoping out new acquisitions for our clients. I'll be looking for the newest member of the Crescent Capital Offerings as well, as I've had great support and interest in the next Offering we have!
Cres Ran is also selling a colt by Runhappy out of Sue's Good News, cataloged as hip number 1693
Here is a Video of the Colt at Spring House Farm taken this week:
This colt is a half brother to Newscaster, Tiz Miz Sue and Bulletin, as well as Sassy Miss Sue, the dam of Shezapistol. While I don't think we will "light the board" up with this one, I think we have a chance at a solid return and am excited to see what may come.
Here is his Catalog Page:
Here is a link to his Sale Page, which has photos, the video above, updates, pedigree and more.
If you are curious about the sale, you can go the Sale Catalog - HERE - and can search for just about anything you'd like to see. The sale is also live broadcast as it's going on each day, and they do a great job using technology to get the information out there.
Thanks again and more to come soon!