Unbridled Humor tops G3 Noble Damsel
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Stalking a early fast pace and then pulling away to a clear lead suited Unbridled Humor to a tee as the 4-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor led for the majority of the race to tally her first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Noble Damsel S. (G3) Sept. 18 at Belmont Park. She previously won the listed $60,000 Memories of Silver S. at Aqueduct in Nov., 2010.

Unbridled Humor dueled early with Twilight Memory, then took over from that one just after a quarter mile. She pulled away going into the far turn after a half-mile in :46.51, opening up by four lengths coming into the stretch. Jockey Ramon Dominguez kept her to the task in the late stages, but no one mounted a real threat, and he wrapped up late as she finished the one mile in 1:34.09 on a firm turf course.

The win was the fifth victory overall from six starts for Unbridled Humor, who has earned $177,520 for her owner/breeder Live Oak Plantation.

Dominguez was aboard the 4-year-old filly for the first time in her career. “I just took a long hold. She was eager, but within reason,” he said. “Turning for home, she switched leads on her own and she picked it up pretty nicely. I’m very happy with her. She is pretty versatile; you can do pretty much what you want with her.”

“She was so well behaved today, and Ramon did an excellent job,” said Heather Craig, assistant to winning trainer Graham Motion. “We were a little concerned that she was that close to the lead and that they went that quick, but it seems as long as you keep her happy, regardless of how slow or quick she goes, she runs well. She’s an amazing filly.”

Distorted Humor now has 17 stakes winners in 2011, tops among all North American sires.

Gemologist colts shine at OBS August Select Yearling sale title=
Gemologist

Gemologist colts shine at OBS August Select Yearling sale

A pair of colts from the first crop of Gemologist brought bids of $280,000 and $240,000 during the select session of the OBS 2015 August Yearling sale...

[read more]

Pioneerof the Nile filly cruises by six in $100,000 Summer Colony S. title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Pioneerof the Nile filly cruises by six in $100,000 Summer Colony S.

Catch My Drift put it all together in Monday’s $100,000 Summer Colony S. to win the 1 1/8-mile contest by a widening 6 ¼-lengths as much the best...

[read more]

Super Saver’s Embellish the Lace takes them all the way in G1 Alabama S. title=
Super Saver

Super Saver’s Embellish the Lace takes them all the way in G1 Alabama S.

Embellish the Lace turned back all her challengers to score an ultra-game victory in the historic Alabama S. (G1) Saturday at Saratoga...

[read more]

Fourth straight win for More Than Ready’s Shore Runner title=
More Than Ready

Fourth straight win for More Than Ready’s Shore Runner

Shore Runner gave his owner Brad Grady another thrilling win with a half-length victory in the $100,000 Troy S. Saturday afternoon at Saratoga...

[read more]

Congrats filly sparkles in $75,000 Gold Mover S. title=
Congrats

Congrats filly sparkles in $75,000 Gold Mover S.

Flutterby turned in another stellar performance in Saturday’s $75,000 Gold Mover S. at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

Tiznow filly tops F-T NY Selected sale title=
Tiznow

Tiznow filly tops F-T NY Selected sale

Tiznow had the top-priced lot during the first session of the Aug. 15-16 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York Bred Preferred Yearlings auction...

[read more]

More Than Ready filly rolls by seven in Niagara S. title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready filly rolls by seven in Niagara S.

Hard to Stay Notgo dominated the $50,000 Niagara S. Friday at Finger Lakes, the second stakes win in the young career of the 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready...

[read more]

Drosselmeyer notches another MdSpWt winner title=
Drosselmeyer

Drosselmeyer notches another MdSpWt winner

Copper Cajun rolled to an impressive 5 ½-length maiden special weight score Wednesday at Evangeline Downs to give freshman sire Drosselmeyer...

[read more]

Bodemeister yearling colt brings $500,000 at F-T Saratoga title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister yearling colt brings $500,000 at F-T Saratoga

A colt by Bodemeister brought $500,000 during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale on Monday...

[read more]

Two Winners in Two Days at Saratoga for Bellamy Road Juveniles title=
Bellamy Road

Two Winners in Two Days at Saratoga for Bellamy Road Juveniles

Bellamy Road’s 2-year-olds have come out running at Saratoga Race Course...

[read more]