Cowboy Cal 2015 News Archive
December 31, 2015
COWBOY CAL Ends 2015 With 19 2YO Winners, incl. SIX Stakes Horses
It was a banner year for COWBOY CAL ending the season with 19 2-year-olds, the most by any Third-Crop Sire. This included three stakes winners (one G2 winner) and three additional stakes-placed horses. Leading the class was SIMPLE SURPRISE who won Saratoga’s Bolton Landing S. on the turf in her second start following a MSW debut win on the dirt at Churchill. MARQUEE MISS won her debut taking the Arlington-Washington Lassie S. by an impressive three lengths, and MY TALE ASQUIFAR won a G2 stakes at De Las Americas. The stakes-placed runners were ADHARA who was runner-up in Churchill’s Debutante S., beaten only 1 1/2 lengths in her second career start; BLUE RIBBON GIRL, runner-up in the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel S.; and RANGE RIDER, runner-up in the Governor’s Cup S. Also of note was the fact that 12 of the 19 winners won either their first or second starts which included nine debut winners.
December 26, 2015
ALL CALL Rallies for Fourth Win This Year in Tampa Bay Allowance
ALL CALL has now won or placed in 10 of his last 13 starts after his 2 1/4-length allowance win on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CALL was seventh in a 10-horse field after the first six furlongs of this 1 1/8-mile race. He put in a strong move around the far turn to seize the lead before they turned for home and proved best down the stretch. ALL CALL was a wire-to-wire Maiden Special Weight debut winner on dirt going six furlongs. Lifetime record: 23-5-6-3, $92,379. O/T-Larry Rivelli. B-Morgan’s Ford Farm.
December 19, 2015
SIX SPOT Becomes Ninth Stakes Horse This Year
Stakes-placed last year at three, SIX SPOT rallied gamely to finish runner-up in the Prairie Bayou S., only a length off the win. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL raced about five lengths off the lead early going 1 1/16 miles on the all-weather at Turfway Park in a field of 12. He worked his way to the inside by the time they turned for home and battled the length of the stretch to make the winner earn it. He became his sire’s ninth stakes horse in 2015 which includes SIX 2-year-old stakes performers. Last year SIX SPOT placed in the $100,000 Sir Barton S., beaten only a length for the win on the Preakness undercard and was a six-length Oaklawn Park Maiden Special Weight winner in his second career start. Lifetime record: 21-5-4-2, $198,610. O-Alan Tennenbaum. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice. T-Brian Michael.
December 18, 2015
VIGOROUS TITAN Wins Third Straight at Fair Grounds
Coming off back-to-back wins at Churchill in November, VIGOROUS TITAN kept the string alive with a six-furlong allowance win on the main track at Fair Grounds. The 4-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL battled for the lead from the start, took control as they neared the top of the stretch, and remained in front winning by 1 1/4 lengths. This year alone, VIGOROUS TITAN has won or placed in eight of 11 starts, including five wins, and earned nearly $150,000. Lifetime record 15-7-2-1, $171,626. O-L. T. B., Inc. and Miles Childers. B-Barry Nathan Croft. T-Bernard S. Flint.
November 21, 2015
2YO BLUE RIBBON GIRL Puts in Strong Runner-up Effort in Louisiana Jewel
BLUE RIBBON GIRL became the sixth juvenile stakes horse for COWBOY CAL in 2015 with her game runner-up finish in the $150,000 Louisiana Jewel S., beaten only a length. The 2-year-old filly from her sire’s third crop was nearly 10 lengths off the lead after the first half going one mile on a sloppy sealed track at Louisiana Downs. She began to more up entering the far turn but had to steady in tight quarters midway round. BLUE RIBBON GIRL recovered to start her run at the top of the stretch and continued to battle all the way to the wire, finishing more than 11 lengths in front of the next horse. She was coming off an allowance win in late October at Delta Downs. Lifetime Record: 5-2-1-0, $68,140. O/T-Eldon Hall. B-Time Will Tell LLC.
October 28, 2015
2YO Allowance and 3YO Maiden Special Weight Winners for COWBOY CAL
BLUE RIBBON GIRL, a 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL, won for the second time in four starts when she took this 6 1/2-furlong allowance at Delta Downs by a neck. BLUE RIBBON GIRL won her debut on a muddy, sealed track at Louisiana Downs. Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-0, $39,640. O/T-Eldon Hall. B-Time Will Tell LLC.
I LOVE COWBOYS, a 3-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL, broke alertly to grab the lead before entering the turn, then gradually pulled away to win this six-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Penn National by a comfortable five lengths. I LOVE COWBOYS had finished runner-up in two of her three previous starts. Lifetime record: 4-1-2-0, $27,60. O/B-Dr. Stephen G. and Debbie Jackson. T-Flint Stites.
October 12, 2015
2YO RANGE RIDER Runner-Up in Governor’s Cup S.
RANGE RIDER became the fifth 2-year-old stakes horse of the year for COWBOY CAL with his runner-up performance, behind a multiple stakes, in the six-furlong Governor’s Cup S. at Zia Park. It was only the colt’s second stakes try after finishing on the board in his stakes debut. RANGE RIDER was a Maiden Special Weight winner in his second career start. Lifetime record: 6-1-1-0, $38,255. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
September 26, 2015
HAT OF JACKS Places in Churchill’s G3 Ack Ack H. in Stakes Debut
A three-time winner this year, HAT OF JACKS stepped up to Graded company for his first stakes try and placed in Churchill’s one mile Ack Ack H.-G3. He raced up close to the pass from the start and finished more than four lengths in front of the next horse, a 2015 Graded stakes winner. Earlier this summer, the 4-year-old son from the first crop of COWBOY CAL won at Churchill and then backed that up with a one mile allowance score at Ellis where his final time for the mile was a swift 1:34 4/5, only 2/5 off the track record. He becomes the sixth stakes Horse this year for COWBOY CAL. Lifetime record: 19-4-1-7, $111,441. O-Michael J. Mazoch and Linda Mazoch. B-Respite Farm. T-Charles Kardoush.
September 13, 2015
3YO FEAR THE COWBOY Draws Away in Gulfstream’s Three Chopt Road S.
Making his first start in more than eight months, FEAR THE COWBOY kicked away in deep stretch to win Gulfstream’s seven-furlong Three Chopt Road S. by a strong 3 1/4 lengths. The 3-year-old colt from the second crop of COWBOY CAL, and his third stakes winner this year, settled off the pace for the first half. He began to move up around the turn, swung out for the run down the lane and roared past the leaders inside the final furlong to get the win. FEAR THE COWBOY was coming out of a runner-up finish in a one mile allowance race here January 4th, finishing behind next out Fountain of Youth S.-G2 winner Itsaknockout. He won a Maiden Special Weight here in his second start at two. Lifetime record: 7-2-1-1, $83,749. O-Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele Centofanti. B-University of Kentucky. T-Efren Loza, Jr.
September 12, 2015
2YO MY TALE ASQUIFAR Wins Clasico Gran Promesa-G2
A debut Maiden Special Weight winner in May, MY TALE ASQUIFAR notched her second victory with a win in the Clasico Gran Promesa-G2. The 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL was coming out of an on-the-board finish in the Clasico Debutantes-G2 in August, both races at Hipódromo de las Américas. She becomes the fourth 2YO stakes horse (third 2YO stakes winner) this year for her sire. Lifetime record: 5-2-1-0, $7,358. O-Rancho La Soledad de Alvarez. B-William D. Fishback, Jr. T-Juan Antonio Vega.
September 8, 2015
LUMINOUS CIELO Becomes 11th 2YO Winner for COWBOY CAL
Making her second career start, LUMINOUS CIELO finished fastest of all to take this one mile Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. The 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL raced in third for the first six furlongs not far off the leaders. As they turned for home, LUMINOUS CIELO angled out for the race to the wire and rallied through the stretch to pull away and earn the win on Presque Isle’s all-weather surface. She was 7 1/2 lengths in front of the third-place finisher. LUMINOUS CIELO became the 11 juvenile winner for COWBOY CAL who leads all third crop sires by 2-year-old winners. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-0, $20,550. O-Polivka Equine Holdings LLC and Brushy Hill Enterprises LLC. B-Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc. T-Nick Caruso.
August 29, 2015
COWBOY CAL’s MARQUEE MISS Wins Debut in Arlington-Washington Lassie
With solid works under her belt, including a bullet three-furlong work in :35 flat and a bullet four-furlong work in :47 2/5, MARQUEE MISS kicked off her career with an impressive three-length win in the seven-furlong Arlington-Washingon Lassie S. The 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL raced in a group just behind the leaders early on. She began to move on the frontrunners around the turn three wide, caught the leader in mid-stretch and pulled away from there. COWBOY CAL now has 10 2-year-old winners from 20 starters, including Saratoga stakes winner Simple Surprise and Churchill Downs stakes-placed Adhara. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $42,750. O-Joe Ragsdale. B-David Jacobs. T-Ingrid Mason.
August 19, 2015
COWBOY CAL’s 2YO SIMPLE SURPRISE Wins Saratoga’s Bolton Landing S.
Making her second start after a Maiden Special Weight debut win on the dirt at Churchill in June, the Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred filly SIMPLE SURPRISE made it two for two, this time on turf, after taking Saratoga’s 5 1/2-furlong Bolton Landing S. by one length. SIMPLE SURPRISE broke alertly but was squeezed back between horses as they raced down the backstretch. SIMPLE SURPRISE moved up from third to second around the turn and began to close in on the leader as they raced down the stretch. Nearing the 1/8th pole SIMPLE SURPRISE challenged for the lead, took over with a 1/16th to go and pulled away late. SIMPLE SURPRISE is out of the Pulpit mare Simplify. Lifetime record: 2-2-0-0, $88,500. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
August 14, 2015
2YO ZEUS ODIN Leads the Way in Debut Win at Gulfstream
ZEUS ODIN became COWBOY CAL’s seventh 2-year-old winner this year when the colt won his debut at Gulfstream Park by 3/4 length. Breaking from post two in this five-furlong sprint, ZEUS ODIN battled early to claim the lead and positioned himself along the rail. By the time they reached the 1/8th pole, he had widened his margin to four lengths and stayed in front to the wire. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $20,800. O-SV Green Racing Stud, LLC. B-Marion G. Montanari. T-Gustavo Amaya.
August 8, 2015
TOUGH TO HANDLE Becomes COWBOY CAL’s Sixth 2YO Winner
Making only his second career start, TOUGH TO HANDLE rallied from fifth to win this six-furlong Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths at Prairie Meadows. The son of COWBOY CAL raced in fifth early but moved up on the turn, rallied four wide in the stretch and ran down the leader to win going away. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-0, $20,836. O-Don Frazier. B-Dave McShane & Don Frazier. T-David D. McShane.
July 29, 2015
HYE I’M JACK Rallies to Win Del Mar Allowance
Coming off a maiden win at Santa Anita last month, HYE I’M JACK made it two-in-a-row taking this six-furlong allowance at Del Mar by 1 1/4 lengths. The 4-year-old son by COWBOY CAL raced off the pace for the first quarter, went three wide turning for home, claimed the lead by mid-stretch and was first to the wire. In his Santa Anita win, HYE I’M JACK raced up close to the pace, took the lead at the top of the stretch and won by 1 1/2 lengths. He also owns consecutive runner-up finishes at Santa Anita prior to his maiden score. O-R3 Racing and Calara Farms. B-Madera Thoroughbreds. T-Doug O’Neill.
July 23, 2015
CAUSEWAY COWBOY Makes It Two in a Row Allowance Scores
CAUSEWAY COWBOY has put together back-to-back allowance wins after taking this one mile and 70 yards allowance at Presque Isle Downs. A winner now in three of his last four starts, the 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL tracked the leaders for the first six furlongs. He moved up closer around the far turn, caught the leader inside the 1/8 pole and wore than one down to get the win by a head on the all-weather. CAUSEWAY COWBOY was coming off a victory here going 1 1/16 miles on July 5 and also won a maiden test on the turf at Gulfstream. Lifetime record: 14-3-3-1, $59,920. O-Della Rose Stables and W. John Bourke. B- Susan M. Forrester & 4M Ranch. T-W. John Bourke.
July 11, 2015
HAT OF JACKS Battles Back to Get Allowance Win at Ellis in Quick Time
Coming out of a win at Churchill Downs in June, HAT OF JACKS won for the second straight time taking this one mile allowance at Ellis Park. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL dueled with another for the first half mile putting that challenger away before they reached the turn. He remained in front until the top of the stretch when a horse took advantage of an opening along the rail to grab the lead. HAT OF JACKS dug in tenaciously to reclaim the lead inside the 1/16th pole and won by a neck. The final time of 1:34 4/5 was only 2/5ths off the track record. This was the third win at three different tracks in his last five starts. Lifetime record: 16-4-1-5, $97,125. O-Michael J. Mazoch. B-Respite Farm. T-Charles Kardoush.
July 8, 2015
SIX SPOT Puts Up Back-to-Back Wins
Stakes-placed SIX SPOT has now won his last two starts after this allowance score at Presque Isle Downs. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL was eight lengths off the lead after a half in this one mile and 70 yards test on the all-weather track. He rallied four wide on the final turn, was pushed out wide in deep stretch, but continued his closing effort and got to the wire 3/4 length in front. Last year, SIX SPOT placed in the $100,000 Sir Barton S., beaten only a length for the win on the Preakness undercard, and was a six-length Oaklawn Maiden Special Weight winner in his second career start. Lifetime record: 14-4-2-1, $149,280. O-Alan Tennenbaum. B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice. T-Brian Michael.
July 5, 2015
CAUSEWAY COWBOY Rallies to Win Allowance at Presque Isle
CAUSEWAY COWBOY won for the second time in his last three starts taking a 1 1/16-mile allowance test at Presque Isle Downs by 1/2 length. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL stalked the pace early no more than 3 1/2 lengths off the front end. Racing along the inside on the all-weather surface, CAUSEWAY COWBOY took advantage of the opening along the rail as they turned for home, soon gained command and then held off a late challenger to get the win. Earlier in the year, CAUSEWAY COWBOY won a 1 1/16-mile maiden test on the turf at Gulfstream Park. Lifetime record: 13-2-3-1, $42,520. O-Della Rose Stables and W. John Bourke. B- Susan M. Forrester & 4M Ranch. T-W. John Bourke.
July 3, 2015
COWGIRL IN LOVE Puts Up Back-to-Back Allowance Wins at Lone Star
COWGIRL has now won two straight, both allowances at Lone Star, and this time on turf when she got to the wire first by a head. The 4-year-old filly from the first crop of COWBOY CAL set the pace from the start racing 1 1/16 miles. She always had pressure on her outside, was challenged on the far turn and throughout the stretch run but responded gamely to hold that one at bay to the finish. Coming off a one-mile off the turf win in May, COWGIRL IN LOVE was making only her third career start on turf. Lifetime record: 19-4-7-1, $116,448. O/B-Paul J. Rigali, Jr. T-Eddie Milligan, Jr.
July 1, 2015
RANGE RIDER Becomes Fifth 2YO Winner
Making his second career start, RANGE RIDER became the fifth 2-year-old winner, all in Maiden Special Weight company, for third-crop sire COWBOY CAL. The Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred bobbled at the start but soon grabbed the lead to set the pace in this five-furlong off the turf event at Indiana Downs. FLYING AROUND (also by COWBOY CAL) edged in front in mid-turn, but proceeded to carry RANGE RIDER way wide into the stretch. They both battled down the lane with RANGE RIDER eventually being awarded the win, after finishing runner-up by ahead, because of the interference caused by FLYING AROUND. RANGE RIDER is out of Christmas Star, dam of GSWs Cuvee and Will He Shine and family of Champion Untapable. COWBOY CAL is Kentucky’s leading third-crop sire by number of juvenile winners. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-0, $20,631. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
June 27, 2015
2YO ADHARA Puts in Strong Runner-up Performance in Debutante S.
Making her second start after a nearly seven-length Maiden Special Weight score here last month, ADHARA finished only 1 1/2 lengths back in her runner-up performance in Churchill’s six-furlong Debutante S. The 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL tracked the pace early, was steadied on the inside around the turn, then continued to put heat on the leader through the stretch. ADHARA was nearly three lengths in front of the third place filly. Lifetime record: 2-1-1-0, $46,000. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
June 18, 2015
2YO SIMPLE SURPRISE Leads the Way in Debut in Churchill
Making her career debut, the Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred filly SIMPLE SURPRISE set the pace from the break and remained in front to the wire winning a Maiden Special Weight at Churchill Downs by 1 1/4 lengths. Out of the Pulpit mare Simplify, the 2-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL broke well from the gate going 5 1/2 furlongs, maintained a 1 1/2-length advantage through most of the race and finished nearly nine lengths in front of the third place filly. SIMPLE SURPRISE had put in a best-of-44 half-mile breeze from the gate in :47 4/5 two works back here on June 3. COWBOY CAL now has four juvenile winners and three other have placed from eight starters thus far this year. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $28,500. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
June 18, 2015
$70,000 COWBOY CAL Filly at OBS June 2YO Sale
On the third day of the four-day OBS June Sale of 2YOs in Training, a filly by COWBOY CAL brought a final bid of $70,000. Hip 806, an April 13th foal out of the Carson City mare Ringbang City, was consigned by M L Stable, agent, and purchased by East West Stable.
May 30, 2015
2YO BLUE RIBBON GIRL Wins Maiden Special Weight Debut
BLUE RIBBON GIRL became COWBOY CAL’s third juvenile debut Maiden Special Weight winner in nine days from only four starters when she scored on a muddy, sealed track at Louisiana Downs. Chasing the early speed in second, BLUE RIBBON GIRL began to move on the leader around the turn, switched outside for the drive home and battled with that one through the stretch and got the win by 3/4 length. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $13,200. O/T-Eldon Hall. B-Time Will Tell LLC.
May 29, 2015
3YO PAPER DOLLIE Prevails in Pimlico Maiden Turf Score
Making her third career start, PAPER DOLLIE took the lead near the top of the stretch and maintained the advantage to the wire in this five-furlong Maiden test. The 3-year-old filly from the second crop of COWBOY CAL was two wide in second around the turn, moved up to get the lead and remained on top to win by a neck. Lifetime record: 3-1-0-0, $17,690. O-Robert B. McCutchen. B-H. Steve Conboy. T-Jason McCutchen.
May 28, 2015
2YO filly ADHARA Wins Debut Going Away at Churchill
Making her first career start, ADHARA easily moved past the favorite at the quarter pole and widened her margin to win a 5 1/2f. MSW at Churchill. The Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred juvenile by COWBOY CAL is the first foal of stakes-placed Tapatia, a sister to Tapizar, from the family that includes G1 winners Untapable, Paddy O’Prado, Olympio, Pyro, etc. Lifetime record: 1-1-0-0, $26,400. O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Steve Asmussen.
May 15, 2015
COWGIRL IN LOVE Fends Off Foe to Take Allowance at Lone Star
COWGIRL IN LOVE prompted the pace early, assumed command going into the final turn and withstood a challenge in the stretch to win this one mile off-the-turf Allowance by 1 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old filly by COWBOY CAL also won a one mile Maiden Special Weight and a one mile Allowance, both on the dirt. Lifetime record: 18-3-7-1, $102,708. O/B-Paul J. Rigali, Jr. T-Allen Milligan.
May 14, 2015
LUCKY CAL Rolls to 6 1/2-Length Maiden Score
LUCKY CAL broke sharply from post six in a 10-horse field and finished much the best in this 6 1/2-furlong Maiden test at Louisiana Downs. The son of COWBOY CAL was challenged for the first half mile but once they reached the stretch he steadily drew away from his rivals for the 6 1/2-length winning margin. Lifetime: 7-1-2-1, $17,350. O/B- Bryant H. Prentice III. T-Steve Ingram.
April 29, 2015
VIGOROUS TITAN Draws Off by 6 1/4 Lengths at Churchill Downs
VIGOROUS TITAN, a 4-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL, pressed the pace early then ran away from his ten rivals to win this six-furlong test by a commanding 6 1/4 lengths on Churchill’s main track. Lifetime record 8-3-1-0, $49,846. O-Jose Luis Espinoza. B-Barry Nathan Croft. T-Michael Maker.
April 18, 2015
Two New Maiden Winners for COWBOY CAL
COWBOY CAL was represented by two new winners recently, including PINOT NOIR. The 3-year-old filly from her sire’s second crop won a one mile off-the-turf Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/2 lengths. Having placed in three of her previous five career starts, PINOT NOIR stalked the pace early in this ten-horse field, then wore down the frontrunners through the stretch to earn the win at Evangeline Downs. She was the second highest priced yearling filly in her sire’s second crop. Lifetime record: 6-1-0-3, $28,295. O-Harry L. Benoit. B-Chrislin LLC. T-Brett A. Brinkman.
April 8, 2015
3YO LONESTAR ANGEL Proves Best in Allowance Tally
LONESTAR ANGEL won for the second time in four career starts, all this year, taking a six-furlong allowance race by 1 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old filly from the first crop of COWBOY CAL pressed the pace from the start, assumed the lead with a furlong to go and pulled away late to get the win at Mahoning Valley. In her debut in January, LONESTAR ANGEL closed through the stretch to win a Maiden Special Weight by 1 1/4 lengths. Lifetime record: 4-2-0-0, $16,282. O-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Alvin Haynes. T-Robert M. Gorham.
April 4, 2015
INDIAN GUIDE From Last to First in Gulfstream Maiden Special Weight
Making his second start of 2015, INDIAN GUIDE closed from eighth place to win this one mile Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Gulfstream Park by a length. Content to trail the field until nearing the quarter pole, the son of COWBOY CAL quickly got in gear to overhaul the field by mid-stretch and drove by the leaders to get the win. INDIAN GUIDE had previously placed in Maiden Special Weights on the all-weather and turf courses at Woodbine. Lifetime record: 11-1-2-3, $80,343. O-Double Oh 7. B-Spring Farm. T-Pat Parente.
March 26, 2015
INCA SAINT Draws Clear to Win Allowance at Aqueduct
Having finished runner-up in two allowance races here in his last two starts, INCA SAINT rallied to take this Aqueduct allowance by four lengths. Going a mile and 70 yards on the inner track, the 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL sat behind the leaders until midway through the final turn. He then swung out for the rally home, took control with a furlong to go and widened his margin to the wire. INCA SAINT has now won or placed in nine of 12 lifetime starts. Lifetime record: 12-2-4-3, $90,980. O-Epona Racing Stable, NY Final Furlong Racing Stable et al. B-Kobak Thoroughbreds, Bramer Thoroughbreds & Benwillaw Thoroughbreds. T-Bruce R. Brown.
March 18, 2015
2YO COWBOY CAL Sells for $150,000 at OBS March
At this year’s OBS March Sale of 2YOs in Training, a colt by COWBOY CAL was purchased for $150,000 by trainer Gary Contessa as agent. Hip 407, an April 12th foal out of the Graded-placed Tapit mare, Selective, worked a quick :10 flat for a furlong at the Under-Tack session.
March 16, 2015
3YO BOOTSONTHEBEACH Annihilates MSW Field by 15 1/2 Lengths
Making only his second career start, BOOTSONTHEBEACH grabbed the lead soon after the break and it was all over after that winning off by 15 1/2 lengths in this six-furlong Maiden Special Weight. The 3-year-old son from the second crop of COWBOY CAL has an awkward break but soon was in front to set the pace. By the top of the stretch he was six lengths in front and went on to widen his margin down the lane to the wire at Mahoning Valley Race Course. BOOTSONTHEBEACH is out of the Kingmambo mare Myrtle Beach. Lifetime record: 2-1-0-0, $15,045. )-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC. B-Robert Gorham & Mast Thoroughbreds LLC. T-Robert Gorham.
March 13, 2015
CURIOUS CAL Puts in Back-to-Back Allowance Tallies at Aqueduct
Coming off a 1 1/2-length allowance win here in early December, CURIOUS CAL took the lead in mid-stretch and won this six-furlong Aqueduct allowance by 3/4 length. The 4-year-old son of COWBOY CAL raced up close early, started his rally in the middle of the turn and carried that momentum on to the finish line. Last September, CURIOUS CAL went wire to wire to win a Saratoga Maiden Special Weight by three lengths. Lifetime record: 10-3-1-1, $140,522. O-Francis J. Paolangeli. B-Patricia Staskowski Purdy. T-Charlton Baker.
February 26, 2015
CAUSEWAY COWBOY Runs Down Frontrunner for Gulfstream Win
Having placed in three of his last four starts of 2014, CAUSEWAY COWBOY rallied to win this 1 1/16-mile maiden test on the turf at Gulfstream Park. The son of COWBOY CAL was in fifth place after a half but only two lengths from the front. CAUSEWAY COWBOY had moved up to second by the top of the stretch and wore down the leader to earn the win by 1/2 length. Lifetime record: 11-1-3-1, $24,320. O-Goodwood Racing III. B-Susan M. Forrester & 4M Ranch. T-Jane Cibelli.
February 7, 2015
Another Champion From COWBOY CAL’s First Crop
COWBOY SON, from the first crop of COWBOY CAL, was crowned 2014 Champion Imported 3-year-old Colt in Korea. 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. He won or placed in his first 11 starts, including eight wins, and placed in the Busan Mayor’s Trophy-G3, which is reportedly becoming the most prestigious race of the summer months in Korea. The other Champion from COWBOY CAL’s first crop is the G3-placed PANCHA MANCHA, 2013 Champion Imported Filly in Panama. Bred in Kentucky by Barry Becker & Judith Becker, PANCHA MANCHA was sold in the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and then again the following year in the OBS April 2YO Sale.
January 23, 2015
BOURBON COWBOY Overcomes Traffic to Win Fair Grounds Allowance
Multiple stakes-placed BOURBON COWBOY made a strong move with a little more than a furlong to go and rallied to win this 5 1/2-furlong off-the-turf allowance at Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL sat behind the leader no more than 1 1/2 lengths front the lead. He moved up inside on the turn, found himself blocked behind horses at the top of the lane, split rivals in mid-stretch and then drew clear to win by 1 1/4 lengths. In his last start as a 2-year-old, BOURBON COWBOY finished runner-up, beaten just 1/2 length, in the Sugar Bowl S. He also was 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 in his second start. Lifetime record: 7-2-3-0, $88,879. O-Holmark Stables IV LLC. B-Richard Forbush & Pin Oak Stud LLC. T-Richard R. Scherer.