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Spirit Wind Romps at 1/5 in Lone Star Stakes

     Bahamian Squall’s leading money-winner, Spirit Wind, was a mile the best in the $100,000 Memorial Day Sprint Stakes at Lone Star Park, adding $59,100 to her growing bank account, which now stands at $447,790.     With Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard in the six-furlong test, the 5-year-old mare bred by Jacks

Naa Dudette Breaks Her Maiden with Monster Late Run

    “From last to first” is a popular term coined by U. S. announcers when a horse who trailed early comes roaring down the lane to get up and win. Gulfstream Park’s Pete Aiello put a new spin on the call when Naa Dudette rallied from out of the TV picture down the backstretch,

Foggy Note Wins for Streaking Bahamian Squall

    Over the years, the partnership of trainer Ron Spatz, attorney David Romanik and Ocala’s SCF Inc. (Southern Cross Farm – Dr. Robert and Belinda Kitos) has combined for many successes in South Florida. The triumvirate added another winner yesterday when Foggy Note won the third race at Gulfstream Park, a 5-furlong test over

Sparked by Dizney-breds, First Dude Is Off for His Next 1,000

    It took a little while for First Dude to get that elusive 1,000th winning ride last week, but only about 2 1/2 hours – at the same track – to start him on his second 1,000, compliments of Double Diamond’s owner, Don Dizney.     The first race at Thistledown on Thursday was

Long Layoff Works Well for He’s On the Fly

    After sitting on the bench for 6 1/2 months, He’s On the Fly returned at Presque Isle Downs and recorded the co-best Equibase ‘E’ speed figure of his 29-race career, an 85.     In a race at 5 1/2 furlongs over the all-weather track, the 7-year-old Bahamian Squall gelding jumped out to

Bingo! First Dude’s Runners Hit 1,000 Mark

    It took several days for the information to reach the U. S. shores, but First Dude’s sons and daughters have now won 1,000 races.      The milestone achievement came on May 14, when the 3-year-old colt Dude Sunrise scored in an allowance race in Japan. Out of the Big Drama mare Dramamina,

Bahamian Squall Starting to Roll

    After getting off to a slow start in 2024, Bahamian Squall has turned up the jets and has had three winners in the last seven days.      TAINO HOUSE – The 7-year-old gelding bred by Don Dizney found new energy in a one-turn sprint at Emerald Downs. With Silvie Amador in the

Awesome Wind Gets Melvis Back in the Building

    Before Sunday, Melvis Gonzalez’s two claims to fame were (1) his agent is former multiple Gr. I-winning jockey Chantal Sutherland, and (2) people would get a big kick out of saying “Melvis has left the building.”      The apprentice rider has added No. 3 to the list. His first winner, with just

Vasquez the Right Medicine for Survival Rose

    In her last five races prior to her foray in yesterday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs, all Survival Rose had produced for owner/breeder Clinton Bagwandeen was three thirds and two fourths. But a switch to regular Gulfstream Park ace Miguel Vasquez, in Oldsmar for the day, was all the 3-year-old Bahamian Squall

First Dude is One Away from 1,000

    If Napa Dude can score an upset in the first race at Thistledown today, First Dude will reach an even 1,000 of his progeny  who will have visited the winner’s circle in his years at stud. But Napa Dude is 12-1 in the morning line, so Dude probably will have to wait until