Mission Impazible’s 2YOs Romp to Big Wins at Big A on Dec. 1 & 3 – His 6th & 7th 1st-Crop Winners

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missionnews17Two more first-crop juveniles by MISSION IMPAZIBLE broke their maidens by big margins – both going one-turn miles against six rivals at Aqueduct – on Thursday and Saturday, December 1 and 3, as multiple stakes-placed ETHAN HUNT scored by 5¼ lengths, followed by CHA CHA HEELS, who romped by nine. These were the sixth and seventh 2-year-old winners sired by Grade 2-winning millionaire Mission Impazible, who is the leading New York-based first-crop sire of 2016 and among the top dozen North American-based first-crop sires – and the only one standing outside of Kentucky. The seven Mission Impazible winners have won nine races – seven on dirt, two on turf, from 4½ furlongs to a mile – including a $200K stakes at Belmont for open 2-year-olds, and have placed in four other stakes.

Ethan Hunt, who already had placed second and third in six-furlong $120K-plus stakes for his owner, Randy Gullatt’s Twin Creek Racing Stables, LLC, had odds shorter than 1-to-2 among seven for his Aqueduct tally in the mud, which he won easily despite having to swing five-wide turning for home.  He had been a $155,000 sales yearling at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July of 2015, and his yearling full brother went for $185,000 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s 2016 July auction. Ethan Hunt is the first 2-year-old winner produced from his unplaced, soon-to-be-14-year-old dam.

Cha Cha Heels, a late April-foaled filly owned by Carl Lizza Racing Stables, LLC, also was favored among seven in her dominating romp in Aqueduct’s $55,000 maiden special mile on Saturday, running on dirt following close consecutive maiden special turf efforts (missing by a half-length or less both times). Despite being bumped at the start and initially dropping back to fifth, she advanced around the turn and swung three-wide to take command and draw off to a lead that continued to lengthen even though she was geared down late. The contest originally had been scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf, but Cha Cha Heels’ trainer, Rudy Rodriguez, declined to scratch her when the switch was announced. Cha Cha Heels had been a $100,000 sales 2-year-old at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s 2016 May auction. She is the first 2-year-old winner produced from her unplaced, soon-to-be-15-year-old dam.

By Rab Hagin

Freud’s SWs Key Dance and Lubash Win G2 and G3 Races in Argentina and Florida on Nov. 25-26

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keydancelubashFREUD was the only sire represented by graded/group winners on both sides of the Equator over Thanksgiving weekend, as his Argentine-bred KEY DANCE and New York-bred LUBASH ($1,488,139) won Palermo’s Group 2 Clasico Carlos Tomkinson and Gulfstream Park West’s Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap on November 25 and 26 respectively. Key Dance, arguably Argentina’s best female miler on dirt or turf, scored on dirt, while multiple graded winner Lubash got his 17th turf tally among 18 career wins.

Key Dance, a homebred filly racing for Santa Ines Stable, has won six of her last seven starts, with her eight career victories consisting of six scores on dirt and two on turf. Back on dirt for the 1,600-meter (about one mile) Clasico Tomkinson after having won a 1,600-meter turf contest at Palermo on September 26 in a blistering 1:32.28, the quick-footed bay stumbled at the start but advanced quickly to third among the seven starters. She appeared to be trapped along the rail in the upper stretch before angling sharply to the outside and then overtaking the two front-runners, after which she pulled away decisively to win by four lengths. It was her second group victory in 14 weeks, following her four-length romp in the 1,600-meter Ricardo P. Sauze on Palermo dirt in August.

Key Dance is among at least 38 winners, including recent Group 1 turf winner MUST GO ON ($313,823 in U.S. equivalent earnings) and recent Group 2 turf winner STREET LOLO, to represent Freud in the 2016-2017 South American racing season that began just a few months ago. Freud’s progeny earnings figure for the current racing season south of the Equator already has topped $500K in U.S. equivalent earnings.

Lubash, a homebred for Leonard Pivnick’s Aliyu Ben J Stables, has won 12 stakes, including the graded Tropical Turf twice and also Belmont’s graded Fort Marcy Handicap, and set a 1 1/16-mile course record of 1:39.08 on Belmont’s inner turf. His 2016 Tropical Turf tally over seven rivals elicited enthusiastic praise from his trainer, Christophe Clement, and his jockey, Joe Bravo, who had never previously ridden Lubash to victory. “He’s a wonderful horse,” remarked Clement. “He overcame me for many years (Clemente started training Lubash in 2012 after the horse already had won stakes at Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga), which is great. I’m not sure (what’s next). The idea was to retire him (to stud), but it’s hard to retire a horse that just won a Grade 3. It will be up to the owner.”

Bravo added: “You’ve got to love this guy (Lubash)…he wins anywhere.”

Winning a $59,000 allowance optional about 20 minutes earlier than Lubash on Saturday (November 26) at Aqueduct was Patricia A. Generazio’s homebred Freud 4-year-old, WICKED FREUD ($170,240), a 2016 multiple allowance winner who beat 11 rivals at a mile for his first score on a wet (“good”) turf course. Winning an allowance by four lengths at 1 1/16 miles on Golden Gate Fields’ all-weather track on November 25 was Victor George Bahna Jr.’s 3-year-old Washington-bred Freud filly, PSYCHO SISTER, who 10 weeks earlier had won a maiden special mile by 5½ lengths on Golden Gate Fields turf. Going gate-to-wire from the seventh post among eight in a $58,000 Aqueduct open starter allowance turf mile on November 27 was Midwest Thoroughbreds’ stakes-placed Freud filly, AMAZING ANNE ($209,488), who got her first wet turf tally and became Freud’s 52nd Northern Hemisphere repeat winner of 2016.

Capturing Penn National’s Saturday evening (November 26) starter allowance feature was Freud’s new six-figure-earning daughter, BAMBOO STICK, who beat six rivals at 5½ furlongs for trainer and co-owner Jeffrey S. Englehart and Frank Fiumera. She has won sprinting and going beyond a mile at two turns, on fast and wet tracks, in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. Freud 4-year-old MIND MAGIC appears to be on a roll, carrying top weight and beating seven rivals at 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine’s all-weather track on November 25 for owner Joshua J. Attard. It was Mind Magic’s third consecutive Woodbine win in a month’s span, during which he has beaten 31 different individual rivals, and earlier in 2016 he had scored by 7¼ lengths against 12 rivals on Gulfstream Park turf. Freud’s 95th Northern Hemisphere winner of 2016 (392nd winner overall north of the Equator) was 3-year-old filly CATS HALO, who broke her maiden at Aqueduct on November 24 against eight rivals from the eighth post at six furlongs on dirt for owners Jim and Margaret Caterbone.

Through November 29, Freud was the leading New York-based sire in 2016 earnings, turf earnings, North American graded winners, races won, repeat winners, and cumulative Average-Earnings Index.

Also winning at Palermo on the same November 25 card with Key Dance was Freud’s Argentine-bred son, PSICOTECNICO, who easily led throughout at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on dirt against six rivals to score by three lengths under the yellow and black silks of Black Moon Stable. A striking light gray, Psicotecnico previously had won by five lengths at Palermo going 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on wet dirt. The next day (November 26) at San Isidro in Argentina, Argentine-bred Freud filly LAKUNTZA scored by a length and a half from the outside post against 13 rivals going 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on a muddy track for owner Los Vascos Stable. The stretch-running sprinter advanced from ninth place, split rivals in the middle of the upper stretch, then took command and pulled away for her second 2016 daylight-margin victory on San Isidro dirt.

The Freuds appear to own Palermo. The next racing day there following Key Dance’s and Psicotecnico’s November 25 wins was on Monday, November 28, when Freud fillies FORMALIZADITA and REINA ANA both scored their second career victories while going 1,400 meters on dirt. Formalizadita, a muscular chestnut 3-year-old racing under Juan Antonio Stable’s blue, black and white silks, led all the way and easily pulled away in the stretch, scoring by four lengths in her third start and second consecutive victorious outing on dirt – off a 30-week layoff. Reina Ana (Queen Anne), a long-striding chestnut making her first start under the beige and black striped silks of new owner The Morning Stable, stalked from third among seven to the upper stretch, where she advanced towards an apparent opening on the rail before suddenly being blocked. Veering sharply outside while dropping back to fourth, she then re-accelerated to gain command and led to the wire under a hand ride.

 

By Rab Hagin

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

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Through November 26, 2016, FREUD has sired 51 stakes winners that have won 125 events identified as “stakes” – including graded races on dirt, turf, and synthetic. These 125 stakes victories have occurred at 23 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from 5½ furlongs up to 1½ miles. By surface, 60 have been on dirt, 60 on turf, and 5 on synthetic. By age, 18 have been won by 2-year-olds, 47 by 3-year-olds, 18 by 4-year-olds, 26 by 5-year-olds, 4 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, 3 by an 8-year-old, one by a 9-year-old. On NYRA’s 9 racing strips, 15 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 12 on Belmont outer turf, 12 on Belmont inner turf, 8 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 8 on Saratoga inner turf, 5 on Aqueduct inner dirt, 4 on Saratoga dirt, 4 on Saratoga outer turf, 2 on Aqueduct turf. Freud is the only sire of stakes winners on all 9 NYRA courses. Listed below are Freud’s 51 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which those 125 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 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf, 2016

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 1, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2016

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

 

SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013 –                 Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016

 

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

STREET LOLO (ARG), colt 2012 –    Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

KEY DANCE (ARG), filly, 2012 –           Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

 

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

 

FOURSTAR CROOK, filly, 2012 –           1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf (yielding), 2016

1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2016

CLOUD CONTROL, colt, 2013 –             7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2016

 

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

 

BOOM BOOM SIENA, filly, 2012           2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

ANGRY PATTY, filly, 2013 –                 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2016

 

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

 

DR 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 Dirt Stakes-Placed 2YO Paz the Bourbon Scores 2nd Turf Win in Big A Allowance

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ibreedmissionBourbon Lane Stable’s 2-year-old filly PAZ THE BOURBON ($109,729) stretched out to a mile on Aqueduct turf for her first two-turn effort in a $57,000 allowance optional on Thursday, November 17, and the first-crop MISSION IMPAZIBLE juvenile responded by scoring a daylight-margin victory as the favorite among nine. The late April-foaled chestnut is now two-for-two on grass, having won against 10 rivals at six furlongs on Belmont’s inner turf (in 1:09.87) and at a mile on a yielding lawn on Aqueduct. Paz the Bourbon is the second 2-year-old repeat winner of 2016 from Mission Impazible’s first crop.

Breaking from the inside post, Paz the Bourbon dropped back to seventh at the half-mile pole and appeared to be blocked behind a wall of four rivals in the upper stretch, but she maneuvered outside to make her own opening and rallied past her competition to win going away. In her first three starts, all on dirt at Belmont and Saratoga, Paz the Bourbon had placed second twice and third once, including a bumpy four-wide effort in Belmont’s $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes. She is the first juvenile winner produced from her unplaced dam and is that mare’s first offspring sired by Mission Impazible.

Paz the Bourbon’s latest victory boosted Grade 2 winner Mission Impazible to among the top dozen North American-based first-crop sires of 2016 – and the only sire among that top dozen standing outside of Kentucky. Mission Impazible’s first crop has produced five winners, including Tremont Stakes winner SILVER MISSION ($179,102) at Belmont, and Paz the Bourbon is among two of Mission Impazible’s other first-crop juveniles that have placed in stakes at Belmont.

Graded SW Sharp Azteca Highlights 15 Freud Winners Nov. 1-19; 6 Other Freuds Win in South America

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freudthemaninnyGraded winner SHARP AZTECA ($306,250) romped to his second 2016 big-margin stakes victory in Laurel Park’s $100,000 listed City of Laurel Stakes on Saturday, November 19, highlighting 15 North American November-winning offspring of FREUD over six different distances and at eight different tracks. Six more Southern Hemisphere-foaled Freud winners scored at South American tracks during November 2-20.

Sharp Azteca won the seven-furlong City of Laurel by 5¼ lengths as the co-topweight among nine open 3-year-olds, drilling the previously unbeaten near even-money runner-up, a son of an $85,000-fee stallion and a former $260,000 Keeneland sales yearling, into abject submission despite conceding that rival four pounds. The favorite, who tried to challenge Sharp Azteca through the first five furlongs and whose previous winning margins had averaged more than 10 lengths, still had enough left to finish 3½ lengths ahead of the third-placer, a 2016 graded winner at seven furlongs on dirt.

It was the first outing in 15 weeks for Sharp Azteca, who races for Ivan Rodriguez’s Gelfenstein Farm and had incurred a freak foot injury (ripped a quarter) exiting his latest previous outing after having won Churchill Downs’ $250,000 graded Pat Day Mile by 2½ lengths three months earlier. “I thought it was going to be a six or seven-month injury,” recalled winning trainer Jorge Navarro. “I was devastated… because I believe that he’s probably the best horse I have in my barn. I believe things happen for a reason…to give him some time. He’s just growing and growing, and he looks amazing.”

Other November Freud winners are Christopher T. Dunn’s PASSION POLICE ($107,819) and Michael S. Foster’s WISE GUIDE ($178,348) on November 17 and 18 respectively, both going six furlongs at Finger Lakes and the former, a dirt-and-turf-winning filly, by seven lengths at odds-on under top weight. Isabelle De Tomaso’s and Hope Jones’ New Jersey-bred son of Freud, FAKE DREAMS ($114,788), was even more dominant against eight rivals going a mile and 70 yards at Parx Racing on November 19, winning by 8¼ lengths over the 1-to-2 runner-up. Winning against 10 rivals – half of them 4-year-olds or older – going 6½ furlongs at Aqueduct on November 5 was Robert Falcone’s Freud 3-year-old, TEXT ME, who overcame a pair of bumping incidents. Beating 13 rivals from the outside post going 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine’s all-weather track on November 8 was Joshua J. Attard’s Freud 4-year-old, MIND MAGIC, who had won at Woodbine 17 days earlier and has also tallied on Gulfstream Park turf. Winning by two lengths against 10 rivals – mostly older fillies and mares – going a mile and 70 yards at Penn National on November 3 was Stephen Lyle’s favored 3-year-old Freud filly, PETER’S VALENTINE, who has scored three times in 103 days – on wet and fast dirt and on turf. Winning at 5½ furlongs at Finger Lakes on November 5, 15, and 16 respectively were Freud runners BORROWED DREAMS by two lengths for owner-trainer Richard J. Lugovich, top-weighted SUCKITUPBUSTER for Gold Star Racing Stable LLC, and fast filly GONABEFAMOUS by 3¾ lengths for Judy Anderson. Borrowed Dreams and Gonabefamous – both late-foaled 3-year-olds – were the youngest participants in their contests. Suckitupbuster, who had scored by two lengths at Finger Lakes just eight days earlier, has won on dirt and turf in 2016.

Freud’s younger runners broke their maidens at five North American tracks during November 1-19, punctuated by his sixth 2016 juvenile winner, August Dawn Farm’s BAVARO, a 5¼-length first-out victor over the even-money runner-up in a $55,000 Aqueduct maiden special at six furlongs on November 19.

Winning an open maiden special by eight lengths at Finger Lakes on November 1 was May-foaled Freud 3-year-old THE UNDERSHERIFF, who was odds-on among nine going a mile and 70 yards – his first dirt effort beyond a mile – for Gold Star Racing Stable, Gabrielle Farm, and William D. Hart Sr. Breaking his maiden at Churchill Downs on November 3 in his second start was Freud’s Kentucky-bred 2-year-old, JOEY B, who was odds-on among 11 going seven furlongs for Zayat Stables, LLC. Winning a $48,933 (U.S. funds) Woodbine maiden special by 4¼ lengths at 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack – her first two-turn venture or effort beyond seven furlongs – on November 3 was Douglas J. Reddington’s May-foaled 3-year-old Freud filly, ROXHAM, who was bumped at the start and blocked on the far turn. Breaking his maiden by 2¼ lengths at a mile and 70 yards on a sloppy Portland Meadows track on a rainy November 15 was Tawnja Elison’s May-foaled Freud 3-year-old, MANDALAY, who was the youngest in the race.

Highlighting Freud’s Argentine-bred November winners in South America was Don Tancho Stable’s unbeaten and unchallenged KELEF, who shortened to 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) on Argentina’s San Isidro dirt on November 2 to score his third eased-up victory in three starts. Kelef’s previous wins – in September on San Isidro dirt – were both at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs), but the long-striding colt runs like a router. Winning on San Isidro turf was group-placed KALIMBA, Arbano Stable’s Freud filly who scored by three lengths over 10 rivals on November 20 at 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) and now has six wins – three on dirt, three on turf. Breaking his maiden against 11 rivals going 1,400 meters on San Isidro dirt on November 2 was Don Javier Stable’s son of Freud, SIGFRIDO FREUD.

Winning by four lengths against eight rivals going 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on dirt at La Plata in Argentina on November 6 was El Zonda Stable’s 3-year-old Freud filly, AKI MIRAME, who 55 days earlier had broken her maiden against 12 rivals on wet San Isidro turf. Successfully extending to 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on Azul dirt in Argentina for his sixth victory and fifth tally in his last seven starts was Los Velezanos Stable’s Freud colt, WINNERS DREAM, in the featured Clasico Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on November 13. Placing third among 11 in that contest – 2¾ lengths behind Winners Dream – was a group winner by Freud’s champion full brother, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Scoring his third consecutive win in straightaway 1,000-meter sprints on Monterrico dirt in Peru on November 12 was Soribel Stable’s Freud colt, BUTHAN, whose only loss came in a narrowly-beaten runner-up debut against 13 rivals.