Multiple-Margin Belmont Victors on Turf and Dirt Highlight Desert Party’s Impressive Spring Winners

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By RAB HAGIN

Romping by 3¼ lengths on turf and by 5½ lengths on (muddy) dirt respectively during Belmont’s 2016 opening weekend were DESERT PARTY fillies TENT CITY in 1:19.80 for seven furlongs and SAHARAN – both in their second starts. Unbeaten Tent City, who won for Frank Stella’s Delehanty Stock Farm on Saturday, April 30, easily clocked a faster time than the 16-year-old Belmont course record that had been lowered the previous day by another 4-year-old filly carrying less weight in a close, hard-fought 1:19.47. From Desert Party’s first crop, Tent City was coming off a 230-day layoff following a 2½-length romp in her debut against eight rivals going 5½ furlongs on Monmouth grass in September. Her victory over seven rivals marked the 17th turf tally by an offspring of Desert Party, whose 43 known winners have scored at 33 tracks in seven nations and one commonwealth on four continents.

Saharan, a 3-year-old homebred Desert Party filly owned by Paul W. and Philip Tackett, raced four-wide before drawing off in a $90,000 open maiden special at six furlongs on Sunday, May 1 against seven rival fillies whose sires’ stud fees averaged more than $25,600 when those fillies were conceived. Her rainy day victory marked the 60th dirt tally by an offspring of Desert Party, whose runners also have four wins on all-weather tracks. Desert Party’s offspring have won at distances from five furlongs to 1 3/16 miles.

Desert Party’s other recent turf winners are ARABIAN QUEEN by 2¾ lengths going about a mile at Fair Grounds at odds-on among ten on March 17 and PROHIBITION from the ninth post among 11 going 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) at Malaysia’s Selangor Turf Club on March 5. Arabian Queen, who scored her third victory – and second odds-on tally in 2016 – for owners Dianne Hutcherson and JBL Thoroughbreds, LLC, broke last and trailed the entire field at the half-way point before swinging seven-wide and rallying under a hand ride to win “ridden out.” Prohibition, a Kentucky-bred who like Arabian Queen is from Desert Party’s first crop, scored his third victory and second consecutive tally in four weeks for Century Stable, winning on a yielding course under heavy rain.

Successfully stretching beyond seven furlongs and trying two turns – both for the first time – was Desert Party’s first-crop son DESERT EXPRESS in a dirt mile contest at Santa Anita on March 31, in which he raced wide most of the way for his second 2016 score at Santa Anita. Owned by Kevin O. Klezcka and John P. Warren, the California-bred broke from the sixth post among seven and proved best over four equally-or-lesser-weighted rivals favored over him (the first, second, third, and fourth choices finished second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively). Three days later (April 3) at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City, another of Desert Party’s first-crop sons, YIS YIS ASQUIFAR, broke from the seventh post among nine going five furlongs and scored his third victory for Rancho La Soledad de Alvarez.

Breaking their maidens at six furlongs on dirt were Desert Party’s second-crop filly COHASSET by 4¼ lengths at Tampa Bay Downs on March 2 and second-crop colt BRINGYOUROWNSAND by six lengths at Mahoning Valley Race Course on March 12. Cohasset broke from the tenth post among 11 3-year-old fillies and rallied four-wide on the turn to score for her owners, Commonwealth Stable and Randy Bradshaw. Bringyourownsand led at all calls as the favorite among nine maiden special 3-year-olds to win his 2016 debut for owners Blazing Meadows Farm LLC and Fenix Racing LLC.

 

WHY FREUD RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE SIRES EVER TO STAND IN NORTH AMERICA:

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Through 2015, FREUD has sired 44 black-type stakes winners that have won 111 black-type events identified as “stakes” – including graded races on dirt, turf, synthetic. These 111 stakes wins have occurred at 23 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from 5½ furlongs to 1½ miles. By surface, 55 have been on dirt, 51 on turf, and 5 on synthetic. By age, 18 have been won by 2-year-olds, 41 by 3-year-olds, 12 by 4-year-olds, 25 by 5-year-olds, 4 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, 3 by an 8-year-old. On NYRA’s 9 racing strips, 15 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 11 on Belmont outer turf, 11 on Belmont inner turf, 8 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 8 on Saratoga inner turf, 5 on Aqueduct inner dirt, 4 on Saratoga dirt, 3 on Saratoga outer turf, and 2 on Aqueduct turf. Freud is the only sire of stakes winners on all 9 NYRA courses. Listed below are Freud’s 44 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which those 111 stakes wins occurred.

 

FRANNY FREUD, filly, 2007 –             Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

Grade 2, 7 furlongs + 184 feet, Keeneland synthetic (Polytrack), 2010

7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2010

6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

6 furlongs, Woodbine synthetic (Polytrack), 2009

6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2009

 

GIANT RYAN, horse, 2006 –               Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (muddy), 2011

Grade 2, 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt (good), 2011

6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt, 2011

6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

 

ALEX ROSSI (ARG), colt, 2011 –         Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2015

FUTURE PROSPECT, gelding, 2004 – Grade 2, 1 1/16 miles, Turfway Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2011

1 1/8 miles, Saratoga dirt, 2009

1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park dirt, 2009

 

ZEIDE ISAAC, colt/horse, 2005 –        Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

Group 3, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 mi.), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

1,500 meters (abt. 7½ furlongs), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2011

 

LUBASH, colt/horse, 2007 –                 Grade 3, 1 1/8 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf (good), 2014

Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (set course record), 2015

Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2015

1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2014

1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

1 1/8 miles, Belmont inner turf (yielding), 2012

1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2010

Mile, Aqueduct turf, 2010

 

HESSONITE, filly/mare, 2008 –             Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2013

1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2011

Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2011

7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

Mile, Saratoga inner turf (yielding), 2012

1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012

1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2012

 

MUST GO ON (ARG), colt, 2011- Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2015

Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2014

 

  1. VEGAS, gelding, 2007 – Grade 3, abt. 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds turf (good), 2012

 

EFFIE TRINKET, filly, 2010 –                   6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2012

7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

 

UNCLE T SEVEN, gelding, 2006 –          1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2009

6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (sloppy), 2009

7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2010

6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

 

 

GENERAL MAXIMUS, ridgling, 2007 –  6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

 

LIGHTS OFF ANNIE, filly/mare, 2005 – 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2009

6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (muddy), 2010

6 furlongs, Pimlico dirt, 2010

 

FREUDIE ANNE, filly, 2012 –                  Mile and 70 yards, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2014

Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

 

LOVELY SYN, filly, 2010 –                       6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

 

MISS NARCISSIST, filly, 2011 –             7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2013

 

MERIWETHER JESSICA, filly/mare, 2005 – 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

1 1/8 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

 

FREUD’S NOTEBOOK, filly/mare, 2007 – 7 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2010

Mile, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2013

 

QUICK LITTLE MISS, filly, 2004 –           6½ furlongs, Fairplex Park dirt, 2006

7 furlongs, Hollywood Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2006

 

DARRIN’S DILEMMA, colt, 2008 –         6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

 

DREAMSGONEWILD, gelding, 2009 – Abt. 5½ furlongs, Monmouth Park turf, 2015

6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2014

 

DAGNABIT, colt, 2006 –                         5½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2008

6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2008

 

THE FUNKY EXPRESS, filly, 2009 –        6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

5½ furlongs, Delaware Park dirt, 2011

 

FLIRT FOR FAME, filly/mare, 2003 –   6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

 

DREAMBOAT ANNIE, filly, 2012 –        7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (good), 2015

MAH JONG MADDNES, mare, 2009 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2014

 

SHAKEIRA, mare, 2008 –                        Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

 

EXTRA SEXY PSYCHIC, filly, 2005 –      6½ furlongs, Presque Isle Downs synthetic (Tapeta), 2008

 

PRETTY BOY FREUD, gelding, 2006 –  7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

 

FOLLOW MY DREAM, mare, 2003 –    1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct turf (yielding), 2008

 

TAMBERINO, filly, 2003 –                      7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

 

FREUD’S HONOR, colt, 2008 –                1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park turf (good), 2011

 

SENTIMENTAL LASS, filly, 2008 –           7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

 

IN TE DOMINE, filly, 2007 –                    1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

 

LOGIC WAY, gelding, 2004 –                  1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

 

KARAKORUM ELEKTRA, mare, 2004 – 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2009

 

P J’S SUPEREGO, filly, 2010 –                 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2012

 

SO N SO, filly, 2007 –                               6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2009

 

MIGHTY EROS, filly, 2004 –                    7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

 

DREWSSASIN, colt, 2011 –                      Mile, Evangeline Downs turf, 2014

 

  1. SHANE, colt, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2015

 

TALK THERAPY, gelding, 2006 –            1 1/16 miles, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

 

SOMERS TOWN (ARG), filly, 2012 –     1,000 meters (abt. 5 furlongs), dirt, La Plata (Argentina), 2015

 

BE A GINNY, filly, 2006 –                        1 1/8 miles, dirt, Hipodromo Camarero (Puerto Rico), 2009

Mission Impazible’s 2YO 1st Starter Silver Mission Wins $92,500 Aqueduct Open Maiden Special Debut

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The first starter sired by millionaire MISSION IMPAZIBLE, 2-year-old SILVER MISSION, scored first-out at 35 cents on the dollar in a $92,500 Aqueduct open maiden special at 4½ furlongs on Thursday, April 21, leading at all calls for his owner-breeders, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC and Sequel Racing. The victory established Mission Impazible as tied for first with one other stallion as the leading North American-based first-crop sire for 2016. Silver Mission has been nominated to Churchill Downs’ $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at five furlongs on Thursday, May 5 and hinted in his debut that he would relish another half-furlong, edging away from the runner-up (who led the third-place finisher by 5¼ lengths) at the wire. He ran his opening quarter in 22.18 and finished under a hand ride in 53.28.

Silver Mission had been consigned (as Hip No. 1184) to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s April 19-22 sale of 2-year-olds in training but was withdrawn to run at Aqueduct on the day before he had been cataloged to sell. The Todd Pletcher-trained New York-bred is the fourth starter and fourth winner produced from his dam but is that mare’s first juvenile winner, even though the sires of his half-siblings are all among the most prominent established stallions standing in Kentucky.

Despite Silver Mission’s withdrawal from the Ocala sale, Mission Impazible’s 2016 sales 2-year-olds have been well received. His six juveniles sold at auction have all brought prices that are several multiples of Mission Impazible’s stud fee, averaging $130,833 to date, and four of them – two colts and two fillies – have fetched six-figure bids ranging from $290,000 to $100,000.

 

By Rab Hagin

Silver Mission first starter, first winner for Mission Impazible

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

By Sarah Mace

As the 2-year-old racing season begins to take hold in New York, Silver Mission, the first starter for New York-based sire Mission Impazible, got a stern test in his debut, an open 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race that kicked off the card at Aqueduct on Thursday.

The Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Sequel Racing homebred was forced to battle well-regarded Fuhrlong (Langfuhr) right to wire and then survive a post-race inquiry into the somewhat bumpy stretch run, but in the event, emerged with a gutsy three-quarter length victory.

The grey/roan Todd Pletcher trainee, bet down to 1-5 favoritism by post time, made his way to the lead after a first quarter in 22.18, but was destined to be attended to the wire by Fuhrlong (Langfuhr).

The pair were inseparable through a half in 46.52 and battled to finish line, but Silver Mission put on a final burst of speed under jockey John Velazquez to capture the victory in a final time of 53.25 which withstood the scrutiny of the stewards.

The colt’s sire, Mission Impazible (Unbridled’s Song), stands at Sequel Stallions New York for a 2016 stud fee of $7,500. After being tabbed as a TDN Rising Star at two after breaking his maiden first out during the 2009 Keeneland spring race meet, he went to to win the 2010 Grade 2 Louisiana Derby and 2011 Grade 2 New Orleans H. He ran second in three Grade 1 races, the 2012 Donn H., 2011 Clark H. and 2011 Stephen Foster H. and retired at the end of the 2012 season with earnings of nearly $1.3 million.

Silver Mission’s dam is Grade 3 winner and $438,843-earner Nashinda, who is a half-sister to Canadian champion Archers Bay (Silver Deputy).

Silver Mission, as a New York-sired New York-bred, earned, in addition to the $60,000 winner’s share of the purse, a 30% breeder’s award for his victory ($18,000), a 20% open company owner’s award ($12,000) and 10% stallion owner’s award ($6,000) from the Fund. Moreover,  with added Fund and NYRA incentives this spring for the New York 2-year-old racing program, Twin Creeks Racing/Sequel Racing earned a $9,000 owner’s bonus and Todd Pletcher earned a $4,000 trainer’s bonus.

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