Loud Mouth, by Boisterous, Takes Cary Grant S. at Del Mar

Thomsen Racing’s Loud Mouth tracked the leaders early, then fired his best shot in the lane under leading rider Abel Cedillo and came away with a three-quarter length score in the seventh running of the Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif.

The 4-year-old colt by Boisterous rang up his first stakes score in the Cal-bred offering, besting six rivals in 1:22.34 for the seven panels.

It was the second win on the day for Cedillo, who now has 18 firsts in 11 days of racing. Loud Mouth is trained by Steve Knapp.

Finishing second was Jay Em Ess Stable’s Take the One O One, while Reddam Racing’s Rookie Mistake was three and a half lengths farther back. The 11-10 favorite, West Point Thoroughbreds, Barker, Sandbrook, et al’s Galilean finished fourth.

“I kept experimenting with him to find out what and how far he wanted to run,” Knapp said of Loud Mouth. “He got some real questionable rides, several of them, but I knew this horse could run. We went the seven today and worked out and he ran huge. This horse has a big heart and when he gets to the lead or gets close, he runs. And he’s got a really nice way of moving. He’s a runner and this is a hell of a win.”

“I could tell they were going fast up front (:22.13, :44.94, 1:09.56), but I had my eye on the favorite (Galilean),” said Cedillo. “I was tracking him. When he made his move (on the turn), I moved with him. Then I went by him in the straight and went after the leader (Take the One O One). My horse had it and we got him.”

Loud Mouth paid $28.00, $10.60 and $7.00 for his tally. Take the One O One returned $4.80 and $3.60, while Rookie Mistake paid $6.80.

Boisterous stands at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania.

-edited from www.paulickreport.com

Uptowncharlybrown’s Wait For It Scores in Hard Spun S.

Wait For It continued his fall hot streak with an emphatic 2 1/4-length triumph in the Hard Spun Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, his second Stakes victory in his past three outings.

The son of Diamond B Farm’s stallion Uptowncharlybrown now has 4 victories in 2020, including the Storm Cat Stakes at Parx on September 7.

Bred by Fantasy Lane Stable, Wait For It races in the colors of Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC and now has a career ledger of 10 wins, and 8 additional in-the-money finishes from 25 starts. He’s also earned $463,428, making him the second leading earner for his sire after multiple Stakes winner Midtowncharlybrown ($554,800).

Diamond B Farm Bred Like a Saltshaker Scores in Fitz Dixon Memorial

Magic Oaks’ Like a Saltshaker became the first stakes winner for sire Peace and Justice  Oct. 12 when the gelding took the Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.

Trained by Adam Rice, Like a Saltshaker was bred in Pennsylvania by Diamond B Farm owner Glenn Brok out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare With Sprinkles.

“We always sell our yearlings privately off the farm and Like a Saltshaker was one of the best of his crop last year,” said Brok.
Ridden by Harry Hernandez, who was aboard for his maiden victory Sept. 29, Like a Saltshaker broke on top in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint on the all-weather track. The gelding settled in third early rating just off the pace as Imperial King set fractions of :22.89 and :45.56 through the first half-mile. 

But Imperial King’s lead was short-lived and he faded at the top of the stretch. Like a Saltshaker, who had saved ground when running just off the rail in the turn, bid three wide heading into the lane to make his run for the wire.

In the final strides, Like a Saltshaker split frontrunners Nice Ace and Smokin’ Jay and was able to get up in time and claim the victory by three-quarters of a length. 

The gelding was also the first winner for Peace and Justice. 

Peace and Justice, a three-time winner on turf from eight starts for Justice Family Racing Stables, is a 10-year-old son of War Front  out of the Smart Strike mare Strike the Sky, also dam of Dixie Stakes (G2T) winner Hudson Steele and Lauren Byrd, who is stakes-placed on the turf.

The dark bay entered stud in 2017 at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania, then moved to Northview PA in 2018 and stood for $3,500 in 2020. Northview sold its Pennsylvania division this year to consolidate and focus on its Maryland operation.

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com

Two Uptowncharlybrown SWs on PA’s Day at the Races Card

Labor Day Monday, Parx Racing celebrated the 20th renewal of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races. The holiday program, run strictly for horses bred in Pennsylvania, featured five $80,000 stakes for state-breds with purses for the day totaling $740,000.

Progeny of the Diamond B Farm stallion Uptowntowncharly scored in a pair of the races.

The Storm Cat Stakes went to front running Wait for It. Allowed to control leisurely fractions under jockey Anthony Nunez, the five-year-old gelded son of Uptopwncharlybrown finally shook loose of longshot Tudox Expectations coming to the quarter pole, opened a clear lead turning for home and then pulled away late to win by a comfortable two and a quarter lengths.

Owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud and trained by Ed Coletti, Wait for It went off as the public’s choice at 7-5 and paid $4.80 to win. He covered the one mile and one-sixteenth over a fast track in 1:44.26 to become his sire’s latest blacktype winner.

Just after the Storm Cat, the Uptowncharlybrown outfit came right back to win the Banjo Picker Sprint with Midtowncharlybrown. Right on the heels of blazing pace setter Dancing Bull through wicked fractions of 21.55 and 44.11, Midtowncharlybrown fell about three lengths behind as the field came into the stretch.

The six-year-old son of Uptowncharlybrown, however, refused to surrender As the pace began to finally take its toll on Dancing Bull, Midtowncharlybrown started to close the gap again as they passed the eighth pole. He finally surged ahead with about 70 yards to go and then moved away at the end to win by just over a length over his full brother Midnightcharly. Finishing third was Final Shot, the latest blacktype runner for another Diamond B stallion Talent Search.

It was the second straight win in the Banjo Picker Sprint for Midtowncharlybrown, trained again by Ed Coletti and ridden to victory by Roberto Rosado. Part of a favored entry at 4-5, he paid $3.60 to win and finished the six furlongs in 1:10.65.

Impressive First Winner for Social Inclusion

Social Exclusion became the first winner for Social Inclusion, besting a field of 2-year-old fillies racing five furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park in her July 1 debut.

Social Exclusion flew out of the gate under jockey Emisael Jaramillo and quickly established the early lead. She then blazed through the first quarter-mile in :21.29 with the Wesley Ward-trained Gem Thief pressing her from the outside.

After cutting the corner coming into the stretch, Social Exclusion turned in a half-mile in :44.26 while pulling away from Kay’s Project who tried to go with her, but was clearly outrun. The winner opened a 4 3/4-length margin at the wire and finished in a final time of :56.50 over the firm turf.
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Trained by Steve Klesaris for owner Joseph Imbesi, Social Exclusion went off at odds of 10-1 and was followed to the wire by runner-up Kay’s Project at odds of 29-1. The favored Gem Thief finished third.

Bred in Florida by Steven Smith, Social Exclusion is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Genuine Treasure and she is the second starter for her sire.

Social Inclusion, who began his stud career at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida at a fee of $4,000, now stands at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for $5,000.

After breaking his maiden first time out by 7 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old, Social Inclusion followed with a 10-length allowance score at the south Florida track over eventual dual grade 1 winner and sire Honor Code .

The son of Pioneerof the Nile then earned three placings at the graded level while racing for Rontos Racing Stable and trainer Manuel Azpurua. He first placed third in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (G1) won by Wicked Strong , then again in the Preakness Stakes (G1) won by California Chrome , and finally, behind Bayern  in the Woody Stephens (G2).

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com

Flashback’s British Idiom Named Eclipse Award Champion

The speed figure British Idiom earned in her winning debut at Saratoga Race Course gave trainer Brad Cox the confidence to move forward, and the chestnut daughter of Flashback  did the rest. Back-to-back wins in two-turn grade 1 races were more than enough to separate her from the rest of the pack, and she was an easy pick to earn the Eclipse Award as top juvenile filly.

Bred in Kentucky by the late Hargus Sexton, his wife, Sandra, and Steve and Brandi Nicholson’s Silver Fern Farm, British Idiom was a $40,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale purchase by bloodstock agent Liz Crow (signing the ticket as X-Go Ranch).

British Idiom is a daughter of the Tapit son Flashback, who stands at Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania.

Racing for Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stables, and Bethlehem Stables, British Idiom debuted Aug. 15 at the Spa in a maiden special weight race for sale horses sold for $45,000 or less. The result was a 3 1/2-length win going six furlongs.

“She did all of her pre-training in Kentucky, and we shipped her to Saratoga. She had showed enough in the mornings that she would be a ‘Saratoga filly,'” Cox said. “She received a good figure off of that, and we were pointing toward the Pocahontas (Stakes, G2, Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs) … we worked the week before, and I just wasn’t happy with the work and the way she came out of the work, so we took a step back and circled around to the Alcibiades and she proved that day she was a grade 1 horse.”

In the Oct. 4 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) British Idiom cruised to 6 1/2-length victory under Javier Castellano. In her immediate wake was the grade 1-winning Perfect Alibi.

“With her physical make up and pedigree (she is out of Rose and Shine, by Mr. Sekiguchi) we thought she’d stretch out just fine,” Cox said. “She’s not overly aggressive in her training. She’s really mild-mannered and has a great mind, so I think that gave us a good indication she’d stretch out.”

Still, there was another bell to answer. Shipping across the country and facing grade 1 winner Bast and the well-regarded Donna Veloce, British Idiom rated well in the 1 1⁄/6-mile Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and had to grind her way past Donna Veloce in deep stretch to post a neck victory.

A 3-for-3 campaign, including the score in the division’s top race, sealed the deal for British Idiom.

Two -year-old Eclipse Award voting breakdown (first-place votes): British Idiom (222), Bast (12), Sharing (6), Alms (1).

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com

First Foal For Eastwood is a Filly

The first foal by the speedy Speightstown son Eastwood was born in Pennsylvania during the third week in January.

The gorgeous filly was bred by Martina Rojas and is the third foal out of the mare I’m Just Sayin, a winner of nearly $150,000.

Eastwood was a wickedly fast winner at Belmont Park, Saratoga and Keeneland before knocking heads with Southern California’s top sprinters. The $800,000 Fasig-Tipton was 2nd in the G3 Los Angeles S. at Santa Anita and bankrolled $265,545.

The gorgeous filly was bred by Martina Rojas and is the third foal out of the mare I’m Just Sayin, a winner of nearly $150,000.

Eastwood was a wickedly fast winner at Belmont Park, Saratoga and Keeneland before knocking heads with Southern California’s top sprinters. The $800,000 Fasig-Tipton was 2nd in the G3 Los Angeles S. at Santa Anita and bankrolled $265,545.

Diamond B Farm Stallion Open House Set for Sunday, January 26

Diamond B Farm in Mohrsville, Penn., will host a stallion show on Sunday, Jan. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern.

The show will be an opportunity to inspect Boisterous, California’s leading freshman sire of 2018 and leading second-crop sire of 2019, who moves to Diamond B Farm for the upcoming breeding season. The Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000.

Also at Diamond B Farm is Flashback, the sire of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and Eclipse Award finalist British Idiom. A son of leading sire Tapit, Flashback will stand the upcoming season for $3,500.

Uptowncharlybrown, a son of Limehouse, will stand for $5,000 for Pennsylvania-foaling mares and $7,500 for outside mares. He is the sire of graded stakes winner Dixie Serenade.

Eastwood, a speedy, graded-placed son of Speightstown, stands for $2,500 and will see his first foals arrive in 2020.

Social Inclusion will see his first 2-year-olds hit the track this year. The son of the late, great Triple Crown sire Pioneerof the Nile stands for $5,000.

Rounding out the group is Talent Search, a son of Catienus whose runners include stakes winner Hollywood Talent. He will stand the upcoming season for $2,500.

Flashback’s Breeders’ Cup Heroine British Idiom Officially Eclipse Award Favorite

The unbeaten British Idiom was named an Eclipse Award finalist and is a heavy favorite to be crowned Champion Two-Year-Old Filly at the January 23 ceremony at Gulfstream Park.

The daughter of Flashback was a debut winner at Saratoga on August 15. She then reeled off a pair of Grade 1 victories in the Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita where she defeated fellow finalist Bast.