G2 Red Smith goes to Boisterous
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Boisterous, a 4-year-old Distorted Humor colt, came with a strong stretch drive to close out his 2011 campaign with an emphatic two-length victory in the $150,000 Red Smith H. (G2) on the Belmont turf course on Nov. 5.

Distorted Humor had a fantastic first weekend of November; in addition to Boisterous, Drosselmeyer captured the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and Shumoos ran second in the inaugural $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. Distorted Humor tops the 2011 General Sire List with $9,711,314 in progeny earnings, slightly more than $1 million than his closest pursuer.

Boisterous settled in mid-pack before gaining steadily on the final turn, then launched his rally on the outside at the top of the stretch and took command with less than a furlong to go. His winning time for the 1 3/8 miles over a turf course rated “good” was 2:20.26.

“At the three-eighths I asked him a little bit to see what I had. I was watching for the favorite [Grassy] to come to me, but he never showed up and I said ‘This horse is going to win!’” said winning rider Alan Garcia.

 “I’m tickled to death with his last two races,” said Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. “We got off track this summer a little bit, backed up for the (Grade 3) Knickerbocker, and I thought he ran really well there. I thought he ran really well today and Alan rode him great. He was a little bit sharp, and I was a little bit afraid of that, but Alan said he settled right in perfectly for him.”

The Phipps Stable homebred earned $90,000, extending his bankroll to $365,057. Overall, the dark bay colt is 6-0-1 from 14 lifetime starts, including four wins this year, led by wins in the aforementioned Knickerbocker H. and $60,000 Three Coins Up S.

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3) title=
Speightstown

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3)

Speightstown's 5-year-old daughter Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off a late challenge to win Sunday's $150,000 Whimsical S. at Woodbine...

[read more]

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner title=
Gemologist

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner

Gemologist's 3-year-old colt Aquamarine made his first start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas April 22 at Keeneland and came away a half-length winner...

[read more]

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf

Kenda stormed home over the Santa Anita Park turf course stretch to break her maiden by 1 1/2-lengths on April 21....

[read more]

WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway title=

WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway

WinStar Farm & Don Alberto Stable have partnered to purchase Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway from Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, and the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will continue to be trained by Jerry Hollendorfer as the colt prepares for a start in the May 6th Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct title=

Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct

WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first winner on Thursday when 2-year-old colt Analyze the Odds drew off to an impressive 4 ½-length debut victory in a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct...

[read more]

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller

With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2) title=
Super Saver

Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2)

Inside Straight's stirring stretch run took him past Midnight Storm and into the winner's circle in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win title=
Super Saver

Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win

Coincidentally, a WinStar Farm and Blazing Meadows Farm homebred by Super Saver, powered his way to a six-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Howard B. Noonan S...

[read more]

American Patriot soars to victory in Grade 1 Maker's 46 Mile title=

American Patriot soars to victory in Grade 1 Maker's 46 Mile

WinStar Farm's homebred 4-year-old colt American Patriot turned in his best race to date in Friday's $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland...

[read more]

Star Breeder of the Month: Todd and Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm

Star Breeder of the Month: Todd and Chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm

Todd and chad Frederick and Phoenix Farm are WinStar's Star Breeder of the month. They were...

[read more]