Horse Racing

Points have proven better with the gap in the first win

This column highlights the performances of young women who have started no more than five times and have sold for more than $500,000 in public auction, have a sibling who is a level/group winner, or have children smash is the level/group winner. BloodHorse’s research shows that exceptional first-time winners who meet these criteria are more likely to become graded bet winners.

Repole Stable and the expensive pony of St. Elias Stable Points proven found the winner’s circle on November 26 in the third start for coach Todd Pletcher. The gunman The pony, which spanned 1 1/18 miles for the first time, won the first special weight class for 2-year-olds by 5 distances at Churchill Downs.

Overtaken by Luis Saez, Point Proven tracked speed from second place as the quarter mile entered: 23.82 and then third as the half mile entered: 47.80. He took the lead at the beginning of the stretch and gradually worked his way up to the finish line in a final time of 1:50.80 on the fast track.

“He’s a very good pony. He’s still a bit green, but he knows how to run. I feel he will continue to improve,” Saez said after the race. “The distance was no problem and helped him a lot. He actually broke pretty well but I took him down because I wanted a target in front of me, and he was fine with that. there. It went perfectly. He took a long lead and just kept going.”

Point Proven raced in New York in his first two starts, finishing the group in his Aug. Racecourse Saratoga and then Tuesday on September 18 at Belmont at Big A.

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Bred by Three Chimney’s Ranch, Point Proven doesn’t resemble the mare Bernardini The Secret Gem, half-sister to a millionaire-rated bet winner Shared account and the dam of the 3rd grade champion Twenty Carats . West Bloodstock, buying for winning owners, paid $675,000 for the foal at the Keeneland Annual Sale last September, where it was consigned by a Taylor Made Sales Agent.

Del Mar
Coach Bob Baffert Saddles
regeneration to a successful fourth start on November 25 at Del Mar after good magic colt finished second in the first three starts.

Reincarnation, a $775,000 purchase for SF Bloodstock, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables, by dealer Donato Lanni, from his breeder’s Woods Edge ranch at the Keeneland September Sale, took the lead during the 2-year-old’s one-mile test. Discarded by John Velazquez, Rebirth posted splits of :23.12, :47.16 and 1:11.68 for six stretches before finishing at 1:37.41 on a fast track . He won 3/4 of the length.

Reincarnation has no chance of winning Scat Daddy mare allanah . Partnerships that have grown after his purchase include Robert Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital and Catherine Donovan.

Spendthrift . Farm
Aniston scored on the second start, taking the first 1/8 mile test for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct race track November 25

Aniston - Maiden Win, Aqueduct, November 25, 2022
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Aniston wins the Aqueduct . Raceway

Trained by Pletcher, make for curly chubby girl finished in her September 18 debut at Belmont in Big A while racing a mile.

By Irad Ortiz Jr. passing for the first time, Aniston chases speed from fourth place as the fractions slow in : 25.00 and : 50.64 in half a mile. Coaxed in the first leg, Aniston entered the round with a three-length lead, which she extended to 4 3/4 length at the string, finishing in a final time of 1:58.39 on the road. run fast.

Bred by Newtown Anner Stud, Aniston is not the Indian mare Charlie Kateri, the half-sister of a first-class award winning millionaire Tiz Miz Sue and bet winner News , who is currently racing in Ireland. Aniston, half-sister to the 3rd and 1st grade winners sensational soup was purchased for $550,000 from Blake-Albina Purebred Services at Keeneland’s September 2021 Sale.

Ivan Dalos’
ghost of Curlin qualifies for a timely Maiden Watch slot in the fifth draw on Nov. 25. Curlin the pony, among many classified bet winners ghost of Gamble (Ghostzapper ), finished the table in his previous four starts at Honeysucklebut put it all together when stretched to 1 1/16 miles by coach Josie Carroll.

Discarded by Sahin Civaci, Curlin’s Ghost settled into the back end of the mid-pack through the first six stretches, which played out at 1:13.23, and recovered in the first leg while being eight sections wide. He took a long lead from the finish line and managed to win by a margin in a final time of 1:46.24 on the all-weather track.

Bred by Tall Oaks Ranch in Ontario, Curlin’s Ghost was the first foal to race from his mother.


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