Lovely Lil best in G2 Go for Wand H.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Tiznow's 4-year-old daughter Lovely Lil got  her first career graded stakes win Nov. 25 in Aqueduct's Grade 2, $150,000 Go for Wand H. Previously, she won the $75,000 Union Avenue S. Aug. 22 at Saratoga for her initial added money score. Tiznow's runners have amassed in excess of $4.9 million this year, with 2-time Grade 1 winner Tizway his leading earner in 2011.

Lovely Lil went head-to-head right out of the gate with All Due Respect. The pair were locked right together after six furlongs in 1:10.41, when Lovely Lil began to edge clear. She opened up some length and a half at the furlong marker, then went on to win by 1 1/4-lengths. The final time for the mile on the “good” main track was 1:36.90. Her 92 Beyer Speed Figure is a lifetime best.

“My agent told me the filly had a very big chance,” said rider Cornelio Velasquez, who was aboard for the first time. “Anytime you ride for (trainer) Mike Hushion, you have a very big chance. She went to the lead easy. The other horse (All Due Respect) put on a lot of pressure all the way, but at the top of the stretch I had a lot of horse left.”

“Tactics-wise, I thought everybody might be looking around to see what everybody else was doing,” said Hushion. “I gave Cornelio the option if he wanted to take it. Even the favorite (All Due Respect) stayed off her a little bit down the backside and stayed in a totally different path, so she had a chance to relax. The fractions were very quick, and the final time came up good. She ran the race of her life today.”

Lovely Lil raised her lifetime earnings to $284,890 for owner/breeder Barry K. Schwartz. Her record stands at 5-2-1 from 11 starts. Lovely Lil is a half-sister to two-time stakes winner Sweet Sweet and is out of How About Now, winner of Saratoga's Grade 2 Schuylerville S.
American Pharoah dominates Haskell Inv. (G1) title=
Pioneerof the Nile

American Pharoah dominates Haskell Inv. (G1)

Making his first start since his historic Triple Crown, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah kept rolling right along with a deceptively dominating victory in the $1.75 million Haskell Inv. (G1)...

[read more]

Rock Fall in thrilling Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) finish title=
Speightstown

Rock Fall in thrilling Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) finish

Speightstown’s sensational 4-year-old emerged victorious in a nail-biting finish in Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. (G1)...

[read more]

Bellamy Road filly Land Over Sea takes to Del Mar turf title=
Bellamy Road

Bellamy Road filly Land Over Sea takes to Del Mar turf

Land Over Sea scampered across the Del Mar turf course to score a 3 ¾-length maiden special weight victory in the second lifetime start for the 2-year-old...

[read more]

Shore Runner comes out on top in $100K Lucky Coin S. title=
More Than Ready

Shore Runner comes out on top in $100K Lucky Coin S.

Many of More Than Ready’s offspring have found a home on the turf, and Shore Runner looks like that type following his gutsy victory in the $100,000 Lucky Coin S...

[read more]

Hold the Giant still perfect after Edmonton Juvenile win title=
Hold Me Back

Hold the Giant still perfect after Edmonton Juvenile win

Hold the Giant, a 2-year-old son of Hold Me Back, is undefeated in two starts following his two-length victory in the $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile S...

[read more]

Sidney’s Candy filly romps in Del Mar unveiling title=
Sidney's Candy

Sidney’s Candy filly romps in Del Mar unveiling

As her sire Sidney's Candy did some six years ago, Sooner Time broke her maiden at Del Mar on July 23...

[read more]

Drosselmeyer filly debuts a 6 ½-length winner title=
Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer filly debuts a 6 ½-length winner

Heartbreaker Girl made short work of a field of 2-year-old fillies as the daughter of first-crop...

[read more]

Carpe Diem, G1 winner at two and three, retires to WinStar title=

Carpe Diem, G1 winner at two and three, retires to WinStar

Stonestreet Stables’ & WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1-winning son at two and three, has been retired from racing due to a knee chip, and will stand stud in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY...

[read more]

Hold for More scores second stakes win of 2015 title=
Hold Me Back

Hold for More scores second stakes win of 2015

Hold for More chalked up yet another stakes win on July 19 when the 3-year-old son of Hold me Back rolled to a 7 ¼-length victory...

[read more]

Tiz Shea D scampers to rousing victory in $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) title=
Tiznow

Tiz Shea D scampers to rousing victory in $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2)

Tiz Shea D’s young career reached new heights on Saturday evening when the 3-year-old Tiznow colt scored a 1 ¼-length triumph in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2)...

[read more]