Saturday, May 12, 2007

Saturday Night Notes

- Teuflesberg will not run in the Preakness. In a world where the top horses barely have 5 starts in their careers, it almost seems that this colt was getting abused by racing 16 times so far. Jamie Sanders will freshen him up a bit and then probably run him every 14 days over the Summer and Fall.

- Street Sense is obviously the most prominent offspring of Street Cry, but Street Sounds may be the best filly. I was lucky enough to be at Laurel to see her win the Selima Stakes last November. After that, she won the G2 Beaumont at Keeneland and today she basically had a public workout at Pimlico in running away with the Hilltop Stakes. Street Cry has 5 stakes winners from 38 runners this year and is a promising new stallion at a time when everyone is looking for a successor to the Storm Cat, who will not be the king forever. Street Cry is from the Mr. Prospector line, which seems to be the way to breed a Derby champ recently.

- Speaking of Storm Cat, his son Storm Boot passed away this week. It's unfortunate that you rarely appreciate a person (or horse) until you read their obituary. Storm Boot was from Storm Cat's first crop and was his first successful son at stud. He sired 46 stakes winners and covered over 50 mares this year, so we will see the progeny of Storm Boot for many years to come.

- Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

just a general a fellow Marylander thanks for keeping up with all the horse racing news for our state. The Washington Post, as you know, is terrible and the Baltimore Sun is beginning to be a bit spotty also.


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