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Coolmore America is auctioning a 2022 “Live Foal Guaranteed Season” to Triple Crown Champ Justify to benefit relief efforts for the devastation caused by the tornadoes in Western KY through the Kentucky Bred relief fund.
Please submit bids to email@example.com, the deadline is December 17th, 5pm EST.
The best son of the sensational stallion and emerging sire of sires Scat Daddy is out of Stage Magic, a Gr. 3 placed miler by 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper. Justify stands in 2022 for a fee of $100,000.
Into Classic Wins Again for Classic Empire
Into Classic (2f Classic Empire x Mischievous Misty, by Into Mischief) added a second win to her four start resume on Dec. 12 with a victory at Los Alamitos.
Racing over 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt, Gary Barber’s filly broke like a shot and pressed the early leader before making her own move to take command. She felt some pressure of her own after that but shook off the challenge as they entered the stretch.
The filly had a large lead going into the final furlong and was allowed to take it easier from there with her lead cut down to 1 ½ lengths at the line but never in serious danger.
Trained by Steven Miyadi, Into Classic is the winner of two of her four starts with victories on both the dirt and the synthetic.
Bred by Tolo Thoroughbreds and Scott Davidson, Into Classic is out of the stakes-placed
Mischievous Misty. That mare is one of two stakes performers out of a half-sister to champion Kona Gold with the extended family also including Inside Information.
It was a successful day for Classic Empire, who also had Classic Film finish second in a Gulfstream Park maiden later in the day.
Into Classic (Benoit Photos)
Treble Victories Takes Practical Joke to 25 Winners
It was a big Dec. 11 for Practical Joke when he registered three new winners to take his worldwide winner count to 25.
The day started three races into the Aqueduct card when Mischievous Diane (2f Practical Joke x Lioness Lahr, by Lion Heart) was looking to put two second place finishes behind her. Racing over six furlongs on the dirt, she did just that when taking command immediately out of the gate.
Leading all the way, she kicked away to win by three lengths with the third-place horse finishing 10 ½ lengths behind. It was the third start for the Ray Handal trainee, who is owned by Perrine Time Thoroughbreds.
Just two races later at the track, it was Leeloo’s (2f Practical Joke x Ribbon Cutter, by Elusive Quality) turn when the Kingsport Farm-owned filly stepped out for her second start.
Another running over six furlongs, Leeloo was close behind the leader in the early running before taking command in the turn. Mischievous Diane’s three length victory was only a warmup act for Leeloo’s race with the Sequel Stallions and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings-bred filly romping home by 7 ¾ lengths under a hold.
Only an hour up the road from Practical Joke’s stall, Powerful Force (2c Practical Joke x Lemon Gala, by Lemon Drop Kid) was the third winner of the day for his sire at Turfway Park.
The Paulo Lobo trainee took to the all-weather surface well in his own six furlong attempt when racing just two lengths off the leader. He didn’t grab the lead as early as his sire’s other two winners but got up in time to win by three quarters of a length.
A $300,000 2-year-old purchase by racing owner Amo Racing, the Haymarket Farm-bred is out of a winning half-sister to Grade II winner Concave and two other stakes horses. His stakes winning granddam Galadriel is also a half-sister to Grade I winner El Brujo.
Mischievous Diane is out of a winning half-sister to two stakes winners and one other stakes performer and producer. The Wynnstay and Mark Toothaker-bred also hails from the family of Grade I winner Share The Fantasy.
Impressive 7 ¾ length winner Leeloo is out of a winning half-sister to stakes-placed High Fashion Diva. The filly’s third dam is Grade II winner Runway Model, who is also the dam of four-time Grade I winner McKinzie.
Practical Joke also nearly had a fourth winner on the day when his $800,000 2-year-old purchase Comedic finished third at Los Alamitos.
Mischievous Diane (NYRA/Coglianese)
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