Cal Nation caps big day for Distorted Humor
Thursday, May 26, 2011
WinStar's homebred Cal Nation rallied strongly in the stretch to cruise to a 5 1/2-length victory at Belmont May 26, rebounding from an off the board finish over the sloppy going in the Jerome (G2) last month. Cal Nation is one of four winners, with three of them coming at Belmont, for his sire Distorted Humor in the past two days.

Cal Nation found the fast track at Belmont Park much more to his liking. He sat in third for the first half-mile, then took over at the top of the stretch and pulled away with John Velazquez sitting motionless in the saddle. The final time for the six furlongs was a swift 1:10.01.

WinStar bred Cal Nation from the A.P. Indy mare She's a Winner, who is the dam of Grade 1 winner and WinStar stallion Bluegrass Cat. She's a Winner is also the dam multiple graded stakes winner Lord of the Game and listed winner Sonoma Cat.

Cal Nation was an instant hit on Feb. 5 when winning his unveiling by 7 3/4-lengths at Gulfstream Park. He came back to be beaten just a nose by stablemate Dance City, who subsequently ran third in the Arkansas Derby (G1). Cal Nation is now 2-1-0 from four starts, with earnings of $65,112. He is trained by Todd Pletcher.

Divalarious breaks maiden on the turf

Later on the May 26 card, three-year-old Divalarious showed a powerful stretch move similar to Cal Nation to break  her maiden on the Belmont turf in her second lifetime start. After stalking the pace for the better part of six furlongs, the chestnut Distorted Humor distaffer took off in the lane to win the  1 1/16 mile contest by a widening 3 1/4-lengths.

Divalarious is out of the top-class producer Alidiva, who's offspring include champions in Italy, Germany and England.

Distorted Love cruises in Churchill feature

Distorted Love gave her sire his third winner on the day with a commanding 5 1/4-length victory in a one-mile conditioned allowance race over a sloppy track. The benefactor of yet another stalking trip, 5-year-old Distorted Love came from fourth at the half-way point to sweep to the lead outside the furlong marker.

Distorted Love has earned nearly $143,000 in her career while racing for owner A D K Racing and trainer Helen Pitts. She is out of the Argentine Grade 1 winning mare Any for Love.
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