Game of Silks – Reflections, Week of 11/13/23

November 20, 2023

By 2YO EdgeMan

As you can see from the list below, the number of winners in the Game of Silks of races with a purse of $50,000 and above this past week was long.  And please keep in mind, these are just the ‘high buck’ races and we are only listing the winners.  Silks also pays out rewards to owners of horses that finish in second, third and fourth place.  You can see that the reward amounts are significant and the excitement and fun is over the top!  If you have not checked out Silks yet, please do so now – go to

The $120,000 Tepin Stakes was run at Aqueduct on Friday, 11/17/23 and six fillies loaded into the gate to do battle.  Kendrick Carmouche got Awesome Czech out fast and took the lead into the first turn of this two-turn, one mile event on the grass.  That pair set reasonable fractions of 24.06 and 48.99 seconds as they led through the half mile mark while being stalked by Javier Castellano and Gold Lightning, with the 6/5 favorite, Memorialize a few lengths back in third.  The field rounded the final turn and headed into the stretch with the same three fillies leading the pack, when Manny Franco roused Memorialize with a furlong to run.  That gal dug in and just got up at the wire to score by a neck over the 15/1 shot, Awesome Czech.  

Memorialize, sired by Karakontie and trained by Graham Motion, paid $4.40.  Her final time was swift – 1:36.57 – which equated to an 86 Equibase Speed Figure.  For this win (and for their two other $50,000+ wins for the week), I am presenting my Game of Silks’ Owner of the Week award to Alpha Dragon Lair.  Congratulations on the fantastic performances!

Track / ~ETH
DateRace #Purse WinnerWinning OwnerWon
Tuesday, 11/14/23PRX7$         50,000.00 Le VinFlooka0.1516
Wednesday, 11/15/23CD4$         58,000.00 Dancing NancyHDF2004 Stables0.1834
Wednesday, 11/15/23PRX8$         50,000.00 Aoife’s MagicAlpha Racing0.2054
Thursday, 11/16/23BAQ3$         70,000.00 Munning GrabAlpha Dragon Lair0.1944
Thursday, 11/16/23CD4$      120,000.00 Neom BeachCLCStables0.3509
Thursday, 11/16/23LRL1$         52,000.00 Discreet OpsAlpha Dragon Lair0.1563
Friday, 11/17/23BAQ3$         85,000.00 Stolen MagicVshakerfarms0.2407
Friday, 11/17/23BAQ6$      120,000.00 MemorializeAlpha Dragon Lair0.3407
Friday, 11/17/23FG7$         52,000.00 Modern SoundAlpha Racing0.1589
Friday, 11/17/23LRL4$         54,000.00 SpeedynessWinners Enclosure0.1923
Saturday, 11/18/23BAQ1$         70,000.00 Elysian MeadowsDark Horse Stables0.1959
Saturday, 11/18/23BAQ4$      100,000.00 Works for MeDMoney Alpha Racing0.2793
Saturday, 11/18/23BAQ8$         85,000.00 WaskesluVshakerfarms0.2379
Saturday, 11/18/23CD3$         50,000.00 Extra HaloUnderdogs0.1653
Saturday, 11/18/23CD6$         72,000.00 Cat’s CaveJam Rock Stables0.2382
Saturday, 11/18/23CD11$      120,000.00 Divine GalAWOMS Stables0.3515
Saturday, 11/18/23FG6$         52,000.00 Malibu RainCharbo0.1591
Saturday, 11/18/23GP6$         50,000.00 MugatuMC Mountain View Stables0.1221
Sunday, 11/19/23BAQ1$         85,000.00 Leslie’s RoseCharbo0.2367
Sunday, 11/19/23BAQ5$      120,000.00 Spirit PrinceLegacy Alpha Racing0.3323
Sunday, 11/19/23BAQ6$         70,000.00 P Mutter PickleRocketpool0.1938
Sunday, 11/19/23CD9$         62,000.00 Cash OnlyCharbo0.2028
Sunday, 11/19/23GP3$         50,000.00 Fiona’s MagicAutonomous Collective0.1565
Sunday, 11/19/23GP5$         50,000.00 YouknownothingURJSmith0.1208

Note:  Current value of 1 ETH = approximately $2,052.31

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