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Stall Street Journal Entry 20

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Stall Street Journal – Entry #20

Quality bloodlines. That is what our stallion Catienus is proving to possess not only through his hard-hitting runners, but also his NEXT generation.

During Kentucky Derby week he was the broodmare sire of both the Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) winner Princess of Sylmar and Stephanie’s Kitten, winner of the Grade 2 $250,000 Churchill Distaff. Both beat top quality fields going long on the dirt and the grass. With Catienus’ bloodlines, it somehow does not surprise.He himself is by Storm Cat and he’s out of a Mr. Prospector mare. Then, to top it off, his graded stakes winning son Talent Search had two winners from his first two runners! Not bad for a relatively young stallion standing here in New York.

Winner’s Circle

5/7: Catienus’ nine year old gelded son, Need Money Da, just keeps on winning. He increased his bankroll to $233K by winning his fourteenth career race at Indiana Downs for owners Joel Brehm and Tim Quill. He was bred by Penny and Michael Lauer.

5/7: On the same card, Touch Gold’s Choctaw Drive earned his third career victory by winning a six furlong sprint in 1:11:1 by over six lengths. Five Guys Racing owns the five year old gelding and Iron County Farms Inc bred the speedster.

5/9: Alpha Darlin, a six year old mare by Alphabet Soup, closed resolutely to win going 1 1/16 miles on the turf for owner/breeders Sondra and Howard Bender and trainer Lawrence Murray.

5/9: In a dramatic performance at Belmont, Utopia’s Ultimate Empire didn’t just win his $60K maiden going 1 1/16 miles...he vanquished his opponents by thirteen lengths to win “geared down” for West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Tom Albertrani. Ted Taylor bred this talented son from the dam, Dancin on Broadway.

5/11: Alphabet Soup had two winners on this day. Alphabet Time, a five year old mare, broke her maiden for Shotgun Rag Racing Stable going 5 ½ furlongs at Thisletown. Bless My Soup, a three year old filly making her career debut, also broke her maiden very impressively at Prairie Meadows by 8 ¼ lengths in a $36K MSW...this one could be a useful horse.

5/11: Teuflesberg also had two winners on this same day. Nofinancingneeded, a four year old gelding, won his second in a row at Parx, to increase his earnings to $68Kfor owner John Loyle. At Betfair Hollywood Park, Trainer Mike Mitchell and owners JR Riley Stables unveiled a very nice prospect in the three year old gelding Jovita’s Tuffy. He defeated a top maiden field in running seven furlongs in 1:23:4 to capture the $52K MSW race.... another quality runner from this exciting young sire.

5/12: And last but not least, the irrepressible seven year old Saginaw (born and raised at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds), “dug in defiantly to deny his main foe on the wire,” to win yet again. He increased his lifetime earnings to $854,690 for Drawing Away Stable and David Jacobson...and breeder Ted Taylor.

Congratulations to all runners and connections!

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