Monday, August 21, 2006


- Spooky Mulder did it again. He may not be aging as well as The Tin Man or Perfect Drift, but he is the king of $100,000 claimers at 6 furlongs. The 3rd race at Saratoga on Sunday was his 28th win in 68 starts. He is up to $777,000 in career earnings and his 1:09 time shows that he is not slowing down much.

-Ah Day had a good win as well. He won the $75,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes at Laurel. This talented son brought Malibu Moon (the official favorite stallion of the Bug Boys) back up to 34th on the general sires list. It's pretty amazing what the Moon offspring have done considering the weak to mediocre Maryland mares that were bred to him early in his stud career. Next year we will see his first Kentucky foals race and I'm sure that his positive trajectory will continue. His new $50,000 fee will ensure that breeders send only fine quality mares his way.

- Speaking of Mailbu Moon, we are anxiously awaiting the story on Declan's Moon. Hopefully the poor race on Sunday was not the end of his comeback and career. Did he bleed? Was he just cranky? Give him some Lasix and a psychologist and let's get back on the track! Your owner just put up $150,000 to nominate you for the Breeders Cup program for goodness sakes.

- Did I hear Randy Moss say on Sunday that Jeanine Edwards was taking over hosting Wire to Wire? Permanently or temporary? I wonder what's going in there.

- Only two more racing days of "bug" status for Anna (f.k.a. Rosie) Napravnik. She will then serve a suspension relating to a Pimlico incident and get ready for the September 6 beginning of the Fall Laurel Park meet as a journeyman(woman). It has been an unbelievable year for her with 204 wins and 5 stakes wins so far. The only bad luck she has faced is being an apprentice at the same time as Julien Leparoux and Martin Garcia. Most other years, she would be receiving an Eclipse award in January. This winter she will have to be satisfied counting her money while Mr. Leparoux claims the prize.

- Our condolences to everone associated with Lost in the Fog. Many others have given elegant pre-eulogies and meaningful thoughts. I can only say Thank You LITF, and may your next few weeks be painless and joyful.

1 comment:

jballscalls said...

Spooky Mulder has to be one of the coolest horses in training. My absolute favorites are those hard knocking classy old geldings. I love em.


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