moonshine memories

Shamrock Rose No One-Trick Pony In Raven Run

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose raced by pace-setting Blamed inside the eighth pole and drew off to win the 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies by 2½ lengths before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 23,567 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Shamrock Rose was written […]

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Equibase Analysis: Opportunities Abound In Raven Run Stakes

The 20th edition of the Grade 2, $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes enticed 16 owners and trainers to enter one of the last graded stakes this year for 3-year-olds only. Leading the field in terms of accomplishments is 2017 Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes winner Moonshine Memories, who was last seen finishing third in the Grade […]

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Keeneland: Moonshine Memories Headlines Full Field In Raven Run Stakes

Michael Tabor, Bridlewood Farm, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith’s Moonshine Memories heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2). The 7-furlong main track test will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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Skye Diamonds Trying For Second Consecutive Win In Rancho Bernardo

Skye Diamonds, the latest in a career-long series of successful claims by trainer Bill Spawr, will seek to add to her resume when she tries for a second consecutive victory Sunday versus five filly and mare rivals in the Grade III $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar. Skye Diamonds, claimed for $40,000 August 27, 2016 at […]

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Eclipse Awards: Breeders’ Cup Upsets Leave Several Questions Unanswered

Gun Runner’s emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic victory leaves little doubt about the 2017 Horse of the Year title. Arrogate put together an impressive string of victories this season with the Pegasus and Dubai World Cups, but his failure to return to form at Del Mar likely gives Gun Runner the upper hand with the majority […]

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BC Notes: ‘Pattern’ Says Romans Is Due In Juvenile

SENTIENT JET JUVENILE Bolt d’Oro – Owner/trainer Mick Ruis stood outside barn LL at Del Mar Thursday morning admiring the calm manner in which Bolt d’Oro carried himself while cooling out from his 1 ½m morning gallop. “Look at him. He’s the alpha male, isn’t he? He’s the star here. He loves posing,” Ruis said. […]

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Elate ‘Finished Up Good’ At Del Mar; Turf Works Highlight Sunday Morning Training

Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Elate, winner of both the G1 Alabama and G1 Beldame, worked a half-mile on a cloudy Sunday morning at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and exercise rider Neil Poznansky were given a final time of :49.00 for the work, with Daily Racing Form clockers catching the filly in :23.60 for […]

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Prat Scores Grade 1 Hat Trick En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

After winning three Grade 1 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday’s card, Flavien Prat was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 25 – October 1, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Prat And Agent Derek Lawson ‘Have Come A Long Way In Two Years’

Flavien Prat won four races Saturday, three of them Grade I stakes: the Zenyatta with Paradise Woods; the Chandelier with Moonshine Memories; and the Rodeo Drive with Avenge. Each gives the winner a fees-paid start in their respective Breeders’ Cup races a month hence, come Nov. 3 and 4. It’s a far cry from how things were […]

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Moonshine Memories Stays Undefeated Through Chandelier

Winner of the Del Mar Debutante, Bridlewood Farm and the Coolmore Partners’ Moonshine Memories extended her unbeaten record to three starts with a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Chandelier at Santa Anita Park. The juvenile daughter of Malibu Moon, ridden by Flavien Prat at odds of 2-1, settled off the pacesetters and came with a […]

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