Cowboy Cal 2014 News Archive
December 27, 2014
MISS REDSKINETTE Takes Control in Maiden Win
After placing last time out, MISS REDSKINETTE seized the lead midway through the race and held her rivals at bay to win this 1 1/16-mile Maiden test by 2 1/4 lengths. Racing on the all-weather surface at Turfway Park, the 3-year-old filly from the first crop of COWBOY CAL was no more than 1 1/2 lengths off the front end for the first 1/2 mile, but soon took over the lead, began to inch away from her nearest rival on the far turn and was never threatened to the wire. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-1, $5,029. O-Karen A. King. B-Mark Toothaker & Bobby Spalding. T-William D. Cowans.
December 20, 2014
BOURBON COWBOY Close Runner-up in the Fair Grounds’ Sugar Bowl S.
BOURBON COWBOY gave the winner all he wanted in a narrow runner-up finish, beaten just 1/2 length, in the Sugar Bowl S. at the Fair Grounds. The 2-year-old son of COWBOY CAL broke a little slowly but was never far out of it going six furlongs on the main dirt track. As they raced around the turn, BOURBON COWBOY moved up and was no more than a length off the two frontrunners. As they raced down the stretch he challenged the eventual winner near the 1/8 pole and they battled from there to the wire. BOURBON COWBOY also finished runner-up in the $100,000 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile S. on the all-weather surface at Parx and won a Maiden Special Weight at Arlington Park. Lifetime record: 6-1-3-0, $66,079. O-Holmark Stables IV LLC. B-Richard Forbush & Pin Oak Stud LLC. T-Richard R. Scherer.
December 6, 2014
CURIOUS CAL Leads the Way in Aqueduct Allowance
CURIOUS CAL won for the second time in his last four starts taking this six-furlong Aqueduct allowance by 1 1/2 lengths. Bumped at the start from pressure on the inside, the 3-year-old son of COWBOY CAL grabbed the lead soon afterwards, turned back early pressure and then again in the stretch but dug in to prevail. CURIOUS CAL placed in two of his first three starts in Belmont Maiden Special Weights before going wire to wire to win a Saratoga Maiden Special Weight by three lengths. Lifetime record: 9-2-1-1, $105,122. O-Francis J. Paolangeli. B-Patricia Staskowski Purdy. T-Charlton Baker.
December 5, 2014
3YO DALLAS COWGIRL Best In Allowance Score
The consistent DALLAS COWGIRL has now won or placed in all five starts after drawing off through the stretch to win this allowance test by four lengths. The 3-year-old filly from the first crop of COWBOY CAL was six lengths off the lead after the first 1/4 mile in this seven-furlong sprint. She began to move up on the backstretch, seized the lead with less than a 1/4 mile to go and expanded her margin to the wire at Charles Town. In her second career start, DALLAS COWGIRL was a 4 3/4-length Maiden Special Weight winner. Lifetime record: 5-2-2-1, $47,505. O-Stephen G. and Debbie Jackson. B-Dr. Steve Jackson & Debbie Jackson. T-Flint W. Stites.
November 9, 2014
3YO Filly COCOA COWGIRL Romps in MSW
In her second start of the season after ten months away from the races, COCOA COWGIRL shared the lead early, then steadily opened up on the field to win a 6 f. Maiden Special Weight at Remington Park by nearly six lengths. Placed in two starts at two, COCOA COWGIRL had shown promise last year before being sidelined. The 3-year-old daughter of COWBOY CAL was sold as a weanling at Keeneland November for $30,000. She is out of the Smoke Glacken mare, Hot Cocoa. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-1, $19,767. O-Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. B- Wayne Morris & Juanita Morris. T- Don Von Hemel.
October 22, 2014
3YO PARKER ROAD Rallies for Keeneland Maiden Win
Making his third career start, PARKER ROAD came from eight lengths back at Keeneland to win a 1 1/16-mile maiden test on the dirt track by 3 1/2 lengths against older horses. Next to last after the first half, this 3-year-old son of COWBOY CAL began to pick up the pace with about three furlongs to go. PARKER ROAD circled four wide on the final turn, closed through the stretch to grab the lead by the eighth pole and drew away for the win. In his Maiden Special Weight debut, PARKER ROAD was placed behind two other sons of COWBOY CAL. He is out of the A.P. Indy mare, Veloce Re. Lifetime record: 3-1-0-1, $16,880. O-John Parker. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice. T-Ken McPeek.
October 9 & 11, 2014
Two New First Crop 3YOs Win Impressively
On October 11, DALLAS COWGIRL made her second start a winning one taking the lead on the turn and widening it to a 4 3/4-length Maiden Special Weight score going seven furlongs at Charles Town. The filly by COWBOY CAL finished runner-up in her Maiden Special Weight debut in early September. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $11,770. O-Stephen G. and Debbie Jackson. B-Dr. Steve Jackson & Debbie Jackson. T-Flint W. Stites. On October 9, STOLEN PROPERTY broke well to take the lead, turned back a challenge on the backstretch and then proceeded to pull away and draw off in the stretch for an eight-length win in this one mile maiden test on the dirt at Fresno. The son of COWBOY CAL had finished on the board in three of his last four starts. Lifetime record: 6-1-0-1, $10,780. O-Victor Racing, Altobello, Bolyard, Kenney, O’Boyle, Smole et al. B-John O’Meara. T-Dan Blacker.
October 10, 2014
2YO VENTUROUS GAL Closes to Take Maiden Test
VENTUROUS GAL took control at the top of the stretch and was first to the wire in this 5 1/2-furlong maiden test. The 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL out of Miss Venturous, by Native Regent, was previously placed in her race prior to this neck win at Northlands Park. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-1, $6,575. O-O/B-Donver Stable. T-Ron K. Smith.
September 25, 2014
2YO BOURBON COWBOY Runner-up in $100,000 Stakes at Presque Isle
Only two lengths from the win in his on-the-board finish last out in the Arlington-Washington Futurity-G3, BOURBON COWBOY became the newest stakes horse for his sire with a runner-up finish in the $100,000 Fitz Dixon, Jr. Memorial Juvenile S. Going 6 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather surface at Presque Isle Downs, the 2-year-old colt from the second crop of COWBOY CAL stalked the pace until challenging the leader in upper stretch and continued to run on to the wire finishing four lengths in front of the next horse. Never of the board in four starts, BOURBON COWBOY won his second career start taking a Maiden Special Weight on the all-weather track at Arlington Park by 1 3/4 lengths. Lifetime record: 4-1-2-0, $52,750. O-Holmark Stables IV LLC. B-Richard Forbush & Pin Oak Stud LLC. T-Richard R. Scherer.
September 21, 2014
2YO FEAR THE COWBOY Closes to Win Gulfstream MSW in Second Start
Making only his second start after placing in a Maiden Special Weight here at the end of August, FEAR THE COWBOY rallied to win this Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park by 1 1/4 lengths. Stalking the pace in this one mile test, the 2-year-old colt from the second crop of COWBOY CAL put in a strong charge down the stretch and finished best of all to pull away in the final sixteenth. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-1, $25,200. O-Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele Centofanti. B-University of Kentucky. T-Sal Santoro.
September 19, 2014
3YO MY BOY CHISUM Wins Churchill Maiden by Five Lengths
Coming off two runner-up finishes in two career starts in Maiden Special Weight company, MY BOY CHISUM broke well and kept on going to win this Maiden test at Churchill Downs by five lengths. Racing six furlongs on the main track, this 3-year-old son of COWBOY CAL set the pace from the start and then drew off in the stretch for the final margin of victory as the heavy favorite. One race back, MY BOY CHISUM finished less than a length behind another son of COWBOY CAL, HAT OF JACKS. Lifetime record: 3-1-2-0, $22,570. O-Lee Lasater and Amanda Lasater. B-Bilbrey Farms, Inc. T-Chris Richard.
September 16, 2014
3YO CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT Captures Allowance Test at Presque Isle
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT won for the second time in his last three starts taking a one mile allowance on the all-weather track at Presque Isle Downs. Settling near the back some seven lengths off the pace, the 3-year-old son of COWBOY CAL began to gear up around the far turn. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT continued his drive down the length of the stretch and wore down the leaders inside the eighth pole to get the win by 3/4 length. He has now won or placed in his last four tries, including a two-length Maiden Special Weight score also here at a mile on the main track. Lifetime record: 10-2-1-2, $49,826. O-Joseph F. Novogratz. B-Martha H. Buckner. T-Glenn Wismer.
September 11, 2014
3YO UPPER ARLINGTON Rallies for MSW Debut Win
Making his first career start, UPPER ARLINGTON showed a lot of grit to win this Maiden Special Weight by 3/4 length. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL was unhurried early after breaking from post position two going 6 1/2 furlongs. Riding the rail going around the turn, UPPER ARLINGTON moved out to split horses as he rallied into the stretch, then drove through an opening along the rail and continued on to the wire to earn the win at Belterra Park. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $9,240. O-Waltz Racing Stable, LLC, Royer Family Stables LLC and Dan Sheridan. B-George A. Smith & John Royer. T-Eddie Zuniga.
September 4, 2014
3YO COWGIRL IN LOVE Posts Game Score in Allowance
Going one mile on the main track at Remington Park, COWGIRL IN LOVE responded in the turn and dueled through the stretch to outgame her rivals in a four-way photo. The 3-year-old daughter of COWBOY CAL posted her second victory in this allowance for three-year-olds and up, fillies and mares. Extremely consistent, the homebred runner COWGIRL IN LOVE has won or placed in nine of 12 career starts, with six runner-up efforts, all Maiden Special Weight or Allowance races. She is out of the Seattle Slew mare Rich in Love. Lifetime record: 12-2-6-1, $76,980. O-Paul J. Rigall, Jr.. B-Paul J Rigall, Jr. T-Allen Milligan.
September 3, 2014
COWBOY CAL 3YOs Run 1, 2, 3 in Maiden Special Weight
An extraordinary event took place in a Maiden Special Weight race today as the first three finishers were all sired by COWBOY CAL. In the second race at Indiana Grand Race Course, a six-furlong main track contest, HAT OF JACKS, who was making his second start of 2014, dueled with several rivals the entire way but finished strongest of all to win by 3/4 length. The runner-up finisher, MY BOY CHISUM, was coming off a runner-up finish in his debut in a Maiden Special Weight at Prairie Meadows. And PARKER ROAD, making his career debut, experienced trouble in the early going but improved his position to finish nearly five lengths in front of the next horse. HAT OF JACKS – Lifetime record: 7-1-1-2, $35,025. O-Romar LLC and Stoneleigh Farm. B-Respite Farm. T-Wayne D. Mogge.
September 1, 2014
3YO CURIOUS CAL Goes Wire to Wire in Saratoga MSW Score
On the board here last time out, CURIOUS CAL used a different strategy this time and went gate to wire to win this Maiden Special Weight at Saratoga by three lengths. Going six furlongs on the main track, the 3-year-old son of COWBOY CAL bumped with another as they were leaving the gate in this field of nine, but that seemed to propel him to the front. He continued to remain on top with a one-length lead and set early fraction of :22 3/5 and :46 in the first half mile. He maintained that advantage through the top of the stretch and then began to pull away from the heavy favorite with a furlong to go and widened his margin to the wire. Earlier this year, CUROIUS CAL had twice placed in Maiden Special Weights at Belmont Park. Lifetime record: 6-1-1-1, $68,650. O-Francis J. Paolangeli. B-Patricia Staskowski Purdy. T-Charlton Baker.
August 28, 2014
2YO COWBOY NEKIA Earns Maiden Victory at Delaware
Making only his third start after a solid runner-up effort here beaten just 1 1/4 lengths, COWBOY NEKIA closed through the stretch to run down the leader and win this maiden event by 3/4 length. Going 5 1/2 furlongs on the man track at Delaware, the 2-year-old son from COWBOY CAL’s second crop was never more than 1 1/2 lengths back and then rallied through the stretch to earn the win. Lifetime record: 3-1-1-0, $16,125. O-Doyle Hamby. B-David H. Wade. T-Juan R. Torres.
August 23, 2014
Three New First Crop 3YO Winners in Last Three Days
COWBOY CAL was represented by three new first crop winners over a span of the last three days. CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, which is featured in a write-up below, was a two-length Maiden Special Weight winner on August 21. The next day, COWBOY SKINY KENNY drew clear by 2 1/2 lengths to break his maiden at Albuquerque. And on August 23, COWBOY UP, another first crop 3-year-old by COWBOY CAL, went wire-to-wire to win a Maiden Special Weight by 4 1/4 lengths at Grande Prairie. Lifetime record: 4-1-0-1, $1,769. O-WestWind OilField Services. B-Trifecta Farms, LLC. T-Alvin Crosschild. COWBOY SKINY KENNY – Lifetime record: 4-1-0-1, $7,874. O-Larry D. Hagemeier. B-Sheltowee Farm & Gilman Hallenbeck. T-Jon G. Arnett.
August 21, 2014
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT Graduates in MSW at Presque Isle
Coming off a solid placing in his previous start, CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT made a bold move to take command in mid-stretch and drew to score by two lengths in this one mile MSW over the all-weather surface at Presque Isle. Showing a preference for the synthetics, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL has finished on the board in five of his starts to date, including last year at two. Lifetime record: 8-1-0-2, $28,226. O-Joseph F. Novogratz. B-Martha H. Buckner. T-Glenn Wismer.
August 17, 2014
HERMOSA VAQUERA Rallies to Win Debut at Golden Gate
HERMOSA VAQUERA was impressive in her debut winning a six-furlong Maiden Special Weight by 2 1/4 lengths. Racing on the all-weather surface at Golden Gate Fields, the 3-year-old filly from the first crop of COWBOY CAL sat in mid-pack but no more than four lengths off the lead. As the raced around the turn, HERMOSA VAQUERA swung out four wide midway through and into the lane, drove past the leaders and widened her margin to the wire. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $15,600. O-Mark DeDomenico LLC & Jerry Hollendorfer. B-James H. Glover. T-Jerry Hollendorfer.
August 9, 2014
2YO BOURBON COWBOY Kicks Clear for Arlington MSW Score
Making just his second career start after a runner-up effort here July 20, BOURBON COWBOY rallied to take this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight on the all-weather track at Arlington Park by 1 3/4 lengths. Racing in mid-pack early on, the 2-year-old colt from the second crop of COWBOY CAL swung three wide into the stretch, then quickly accelerated to grab the lead and remained in front to the wire as the heavy favorite. Out of the BROKEN VOW mare, First Installment, BOURON COWBOY was a $50,000 OBS April sale purchase earlier this year. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $25,400. O-Holmark Stables IV LLC. B-Richard Forbush & Pin Oak Stud LLC. T-Richard R. Scherer.
July 29, 2014
MR. NINJA Wins His Second G2 Stakes in Last Three Starts
In his last three starts, MR. NINJA has recorded two G2 wins and a G1 placing after his most recent win in the G2 Clasico Independencia. Going 1 1/2 miles on the dirt at Hipodromo de Monterrico in Lima, Peru, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL raced in third position not far off the leaders. As they raced around the final turn, MR. NINJA moved up into second and by the time they reached the top of the stretch he was within a length of the leader. He continued his rally drawing even with that one with a furlong to go and the two went head to head with MR. NINJA eventually pulling away in the final sixteenth to get the win by 1 1/4 lengths from a late closer. In this victory, MR. NINJA defeated the only two horses that finished in front of him in his Clasico Jockey Club Del Peru-G1 placing, which was his most recent start prior to the Independencia. The G1 placing followed his 4 3/4-length win in the Clasico La Copa S.-G2. Lifetime record: 7-3-2-1, approx. $66,000. O-Stud Hobby. B-John H. Adger & Hidden Brook Farm. T-Camilo Traverso II.
July 27, 2014
HANA RYUSEI Defeats 15 Rivals in Maiden Score at Chukyo
Runner-up in his last start, HANA RYUSEI led at every call in this one to take a 1 1/8-mile maiden test on the dirt on a rainy day at the JRA’s Chukyo Racecourse. Breaking from post position 13 in a field of 16, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL had the lead by the first call and continued to stay in front the rest of the way to a 1 3/4-length victory. As a 2-year-old last year, HANA RYUSEI brought a final bid of $410,000, the highest-priced juvenile among all freshman sires at the OBS March Select Sale. Out of the Clever Trick mare, Deceptive, he was purchased by Narvick International. The colt had worked 1/4-mile in :20 4/5, the fastest time at the distance for the session of the under-tack show. Lifetime record: 7-1-2-1, $111,176. O-Green Fields Co. Ltd. B-Joseph M. Perrotta Sr. T-Keiji Yoshimura.
July 20, 2014
COWBOY SON Places in G3 Busan Mayor’s Trophy
Reportedly becoming the most prestigious race of the summer months in Korea, the Busan Mayor’s Trophy-G3 was the stakes debut for COWBOY SON and he ran a gutsy race to place in this marquee event. The race which is also know as the Busan Metropolitan City Mayor’s Cup or the Busan Metropolitan, was also the 3-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL’s first race around turn turns. COWBOY SON took the lead in the early stages of this 1 1/4-mile event on the dirt at Busan Gyeongnam over a surface rated good after early rain. He remained in front until mid-stretch and stayed on well to place against older horses and as the dark horse in the field of 15. As a 2-year-old last year, COWBOY SON went undefeated in six starts, including wins by five lengths, six lengths (twice), and seven lengths. He has won or placed in all eleven starts, including eight wins. Out of the Smart Strike mare, Nosmallachievement, COWBOY SON was bred in Kentucky by Mrs. Ellen B. Kill Kelley and purchased out of the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling sale by K.O.I.D. He is the sixth stakes horse from the first crop of COWBOY CAL. Lifetime record: 11-8-1-2, $385,060. O- Lee Seong In. B- Mrs. Ellen B. Kill Kelley. T-Lee Sang Young.
July 20, 2014
MY SPACE COWBOY Wins Debut at Gulfstream
MY SPACE COWBOY made his debut a winning one with a strong closing effort to take a five-furlong turf test at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL settled off the pace in the early going. Approaching the far turn, MY SPACE COWBOY began to pick up the pace splitting foes as he positioned himself for the stretch drive. The colt out of the Gone West mare, Stellar Strength, continued his closing kick down the lane and again split horses near the wire to get the win by a neck. This was the third new winner in the last nine days for COWBOY CAL. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $12,250. O/B-Carolin Von Rosenberg DVM. T-Kathleen O’Connell.
July 17, 2014
RETURN OF THE ROCK Wins Arlington MSW
RETURN OF THE ROCK dictated the pace going 1 1/16 miles over Arlington’s turf course, maintaining a safe margin throughout to take the MSW by 1 1/4 lengths. Never off the board in three starts to date, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL put in a strong runner-up performance in his previous start, which was his first attempt on grass. Lifetime record: 3-1-1-30, $25,925. O-Carol Jetzer. B-Equus Farm. T-Byron G. Hughes.
July 14, 2014
$550,000 COWBOY CAL Yearling Colt Tops FTK July
Today at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings, a colt by COWBOY CAL brought a final bid of $550,000, which was the sale topper. Hip 154, a February 20th foal out of Refugee, by Unaccounted For, was purchased by Northwest Stud. Consigned by Hidden Brook Farm, agent, the bay colt is a half-brother to G1 SW Executiveprivilege and 2014 Rebel S.-G2 winner Hoppertunity.
July 12, 2014
3YO MOUNT CORONET Takes MSW at Delaware
Beaten only a 1/2 length for the win in a Maiden Special Weight at Pimlico last out, MOUNT CORONET was first to the wire this time taking a Delaware Maiden Special Weight by a head. Racing 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL was never more than 2 1/2 lengths off the lead, then mounted a drive through the stretch and overtook the frontrunner near the finish line to earn the win. Prior to this win, MOUNT CORONET has placed in four Maiden Special Weights racing on the dirt and turf. Lifetime record: 8-1-1-3, $45,770. O-Kathleen Willier. B-B-H. Graham Motion. T-Hamilton Smith.
June 22, 2014
3YO MR. NINJA Places in G1 Clasico Jockey Club Del Peru
Coming off a strong effort in winning a G2 stakes in late April, MR. NINJA faced older horses and again put in a sharp performance to place in the Clasico Jockey Club Del Peru-G1, beaten only 1 3/4 lengths for the win. Racing 1 1/2 miles on the main dirt track at Hipodromo de Monterrico, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL raced in third the entire trip and put in an unwavering finish down the lane to stay in the hunt to the end. The winner of the race is a multiple G1-placed/G2 SW 7-year-old who was making his 28th start. Last year at two, MR. NINJA finished runner-up in both starts and has two wins this year, including the G2 Clasico La Copa S. by 4 3/4 lengths. Lifetime record: 6-2-2-1, $36,351. O-Stud Hobby. B-John H. Adger & Hidden Brook Farm. T-Camilo Traverso II.
June 4, 2014
2YO MAST COVE Draws Away in Maiden Score at Delaware
After placing in a maiden test at Pimlico one race back, MAST COVE used that experience and pulled away from this group for a three-length win as the heavy favorite at Delaware. The 2-year-old filly from the second crop of Millionaire COWBOY CAL broke well in this 4 1/2-furlong sprint and moved up to take the lead on the turn. The first 2-year-old starter and winner this year for her sire then proceeded to push away from the field through the stretch for her final margin of victory. Lifetime record: 3-1-0-1, $24,120. O-Tim E. O’Donohue Racing LLC. B-Bilbrey Farms, Inc. T-John Robb.
May 17, 2014
3YO SIX SPOT Puts in Valiant Effort to Place in Pimlico’s Sir Barton
SIX SPOT became COWBOY CAL’s latest stakes horse after placing in the $100,000 Sir Barton S., beaten only a length for the win, on the Preakness undercard. Rated fairly close to the leaders only three lengths off the lead in this 1 1/16-mile race, SIX SPOT began to inch closer to the frontrunners on the final turn. He then swung out four wide to challenge the leader in upper stretch and those two raced nose to nose to inside the sixteenth pole and were caught near the wire by an outside closer. One race back, SIX SPOT finished on the board in the $100,000 Northern Spur S., beaten just 2 1/4 lengths for the win, on the Arkansas Derby undercard. Lifetime record: 5-2-1-1, $98,600. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice.
May 10, 2014
3YO COWBOY ED Remains Undefeated After Second Start
Making his first start in five months, COWBOY ED notched his second win in as many starts taking an allowance at Lone Star Park by 3/4 length. Racing six furlongs on the main track, this 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL was well placed early less than two lengths off the lead. As the raced down the lane, COWBOY ED collared the frontrunner near the 1/16th pole and surged past to get the win. In his 2-year-old Maiden Special Weight debut, COWBOY ED used the same tactics in a field of 11 to get the win by 1 1/2 lengths. Lifetime record: 2-2-0-0, $21,600. O-Jerry Durant. B-Stoneview Farm, Inc. T-Steve Asmussen.
May 3, 2014
3YO filly wins Lone Star MSW
Homebred 3YO filly COWGIRL IN LOVE finished determinedly to win a one mile MSW at Lone Star Park. A perennial bridesmaid throughout her juvenile season, COWGIRL IN LOVE started her career with four runner-up finishes from four starts at two, all Maiden Special Weight events at Remington Park. Lifetime Record: 9-1-4-2 $48,924. O/B-Paul Rigall, Jr. T-Allen Milligan
May 1, 2014
First Crop 3YO Goes Wire-to-Wire in Maiden Win at Lone Star
After on-the-board finishes in her first two starts, CHAPALA’S COWGIRL made her third start a winning one going wire to wire to a 4 3/4-length victory at Lone Star Park. Making her first start on turf, the 3-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL controlled the pace in this 7 1/2-furlong event, then drew off when asked through the stretch to the final margin. In her debut, CHAPALA’S COWGIRL was beaten less than a length at Oaklawn. Lifetime record: 3-1-0-0, $8,380. O-Champion Racing Stable, Inc. B-Respite Farm. T-Allen Milligan.
April 29, 2014
PADEN Draws Away in Churchill Maiden Score
Making his third career start, PADEN kicked clear in the stretch to win this maiden test at Churchill Downs by 4 1/4 lengths. Well placed early in this six-furlong sprint, the 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL moved up to challenge the frontrunner in mid-stretch and then pulled away to get the win. In his debut in March, PADEN placed in a Maiden Special Weight at the Fair Grounds. He was bred in Kentucky out of Solarana (Arg), by Mutakddim. Lifetime record: 3-1-0-1, $16,560. O-Martin Racing Stable LLC and Westwind Property LLC. B-Naveed Chowhan. T-Bret Calhoun.
April 27, 2014
COWBOY CAL 3YO Wins Clasico La Copa Stakes-G2
MR. NINJA, from the first crop of COWBOY CAL, romped to a 4 3/4-length victory in the Clasico La Copa Stakes-G2, 1 3/8 miles at the Hipodromo de Monterrico in Peru. Finishing second in his both starts at two last season, MR. NINJA made his first start of the year in a stakes event, finishing only 2 1/4 lengths behind the winner. He followed that effort with a daylight score in a 7 furlong maiden event, prior to this stakes victory. A Lifetime record: 5-2-2-0, $25,351. O-Hobby. B-John H. Adger & Hidden Brook Farm. T-Camilo Traverso.
March 16, 2014
SIX SPOT makes it Two in a Row
Runner-up to a fellow Cowboy Cal sophomore in his late January debut, SIX SPOT graduated next time out by six lengths going a mile on 2/28. The favorite in the 1 1/16 miles Oaklawn allowance, SIX SPOT raced just off the pace, swung wide at the top of the stretch and finished strongly to win by a head in spite of being carried out by the runner-up. From the first crop of COWBOY CAL, SIX SPOT was a $36,000 purchase from the 2011 Keeneland November yearling. Lifetime record: 3-2-1-0, $83,600. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice.
February 28, 2014
SIX SPOT wins Oaklawn MSW in Second Start
Runner-up to a fellow Cowboy Cal sophomore in his late January debut, SIX SPOT made quick work to win his second career start, a one mile MSW event over the main track at Oaklawn. Breaking well, he stalked the leader just off the pace, moved at will to take the lead entering the stretch and cruised to a six-length victory. The 19th winner from the first crop of COWBOY CAL, SIX SPOT was a $36,000 purchase from the 2011 Keeneland November yearling. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $47,000. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice. T-Steven M. Asmussen.
February 26, 2014
McKNIFE Takes Maiden at Laurel in Second Start
After a troubled debut, McKNIFE got the job done in his second start scoring a two-length win in this seven-furlong maiden contest at Laurel. The 18th winner from the first crop of COWBOY CAL disputed the pace early, then took the lead in upper stretch and continued to hold his advantage to the wire. In his debut, this 3-year-old clipped heels and stumbled soon after the break which left him too much to make up. McKNIFE was a $50,000 purchase out of the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YO sale by his current owner. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-0, $13,200. O-Patrick Dooher. B-Equus Farm & Susan M. Forrester. T-Linda L. Albert.
February 21, 2014
ANA PATRICIA Becomes the 17th First Crop Winner
Making just her second career start, ANA PATRICIA set the pace from start to finish to win this 5 1/2-furlong maiden event at Camarero. Bred by Nicholas Lotz and Rosemary Lotz out of the Victory Gallop mare, No Lo Creo, this 3-year-old filly is the 17th winner from the first crop of COWBOY CAL.
February 6, 2014
COWBOY CAL Gets 16th First Crop Winner at Fair Grounds
SEVEN SPOT broke on top and never relinquished the lead to win this one mile and 70 yards main track maiden event at the Fair Grounds by a length. The 3-year-old colt became the 16th winner from COWBOY CAL’s first crop. SEVEN SPOT is out of the Island Whirl mare, Takemeforawhirl. Lifetime record: 5-1-0-1, $10,240. O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. B-W. S. Farish, Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr., and Marc McLean. T-Steve Asmussen.
February 3, 2014
First-Crop 3YO VIGOROUS TITAN Now Undefeated in First Two Starts
Making only his second career start, VIGOROUS TITAN was much the best taking this 5 1/2-furlong allowance by five lengths. Pressing the pace from the start, this 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL took control heading into the turn, then drew off through the stretch as the prohibitive favorite at Sam Houston. The final time of 1:04 was just a little over a second off the track record. In his debut last October, VIGOROUS TITAN pulled away from 11 rivals to win by 3 1/4 lengths. The colt was purchased as a weanling out of the 2011 Keeneland November sale for $25,000 by his current owner. Lifetime record 2-2-0-0, $21,720. O-Jose Luis Espinoza. B-Barry Nathan Croft. T-Jerenesto Torrez.
January 25, 2014
Cowboy Cal Exacta in Oaklawn Park MSW
ALL CALL, a 3YO from the first crop of COWBOY CAL took the lead from the start and landed a debut victory by a length. Fellow first time starter was Winchell Thoroughbreds’ SIX SPOT, also by COWBOY CAL, was up for the place, fashioning a 1-2 finish for their sire in this six furlong event over the main track. Lifetime record: 1-1-0, $33,000. O-James McIngvale. B-Morgan’s Ford Farm. T-Chris Richard
January 17, 2014
First Crop 3YO Wins Maiden Special Weight Debut
SOLID BLACK, a 3-year-old colt from the first crop of COWBOY CAL, rallied along the rail, took the lead at the top of the stretch and fended off another to win this first out 6 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Camarero Race Track by 1/2 length. He is one of 13 first-crop winners for COWBOY CAL. An earlier 2-year-old winner, WINNING ANDY, bred by Mike G. Rutherford out of the Pleasant Colony mare, Belvedere Miss, has won two of four starts and the colt was sold out of the 2013 Fasig-Tipton May 2-year-old sale. SOLID BLACK was purchased out of the 2013 OBS April Sale for $31,000 by his current owner. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $4,393. O-E. R. Stud. B-Dr. & Mrs. Stuart E. Brown II. T-Jose M. Jimenez.