Sunday, September 4, 2011

Game Faces

 In my lone visit to Saratoga this year, I sure picked a good day to go. I was able to witness a top flight filly, did down deep and make some racing history.

Havre de Grace , by 2005 Horse of the Year, St. Liam ( also the 2005 Woodward victor) out of the Carson City mare, Easter Bunette has put herself at the top of  the  division with the very gutsy win in the Grade 1 Woodward, and is only the second filly to have ever won this race. It was her first test against older males.

Sportsman/owner Rick Porter said “We gave her a chance to show how good she was”

Rider Ramon Dominguez “She called on herself beautifully, she has a very relaxed stride”

Masterful trainer Larry Jones said “We are 75% leaning towards the Beldame” for her next start.

Alex Solis, on runner up Flat Out, “she proved today that she is a great horse”

One more start in either the Beldame or the Spinster should set her up nicely for the first weekend in November.  


  1. No doubt, great luck to attend Saratoga yesterday. I'm jealous!

    How 'bout JACKSON BEND dominating the Forego??? He's definitely one of the top sprinter/milers in the country. Where that ranks him against top 3y.o.'s THE FACTOR, UNCLE MO, and CALEB'S POSSE as well as TRAPPE SHOT, SEAN AVERY and SMILING TIGER will be an interesting question to mull over heading in the Breeders' Cup.

  2. Am Cap,
    Yes, Jackson Bend is so much better as a sprinter. And he certainly loves Saratoga. The sprint/mile division is getting interesting.