Some things never change with Mizdirection. She's
unbeatable on Santa Anita's turf course, especially in the Breeders' Cup
Turf Sprint on the track's hillside course.
Mizdirection won the 2012 Turf Sprint in a 6-1 upset after a layoff of more than five months. Saturday, Mizdirection did it again, winning the $1 million BC Turf Sprint in her first start since early June.
Pinhook Grad Cross Entered in Juvenile BC races DIAMOND BACHELOR expected to run in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 on Saturday, Nov. 2 is also entered in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf-G1 on Friday, Nov. 1
with preference for the Juvenile. The son of War Front out of the
stakes-placed Pulpit mare Seasoned has a history of selling well in the
auction ring. Glencrest's John W. Greathouse, agent purchased the colt
for $100,000 as a weanling at the 2011 Keeneland November sale.
MIZDIRECTION tuned up for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint-G1 with
a sparkling five furlongs in :57 4/5 Oct. 25 at Santa Anita. With Mike
Smith in the irons, the mare toured the turf course in front of trainer
Mike Puype, co-owner Bill Strauss and bloostock agen Alex Solis II.
"Look at how she did it-that's the key," said Puype. "He hwas never asking her for it. She is freaky good right now."
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint: Puype says Mizdirection will be ready The biggest development over the weekend surrounding the Breeders' Cup
Turf Sprint did not concern a potential prep race. It had to do with a
workout, specifically the half-mile breeze Friday in 48.40 seconds around the dogs on the Santa Anita turf course by Mizdirection, the winner of last year's Turf Sprint.
Bachelor was very impressive winning both of his races on the Del Mar
turf for trainer Patrick Biancone, and he looks like a horse who could
make a big impact in the one-mile race. He has only started twice, but
he showed different attributes in each race, which can only help him
when he takes on what will be his biggest challenge Nov. 1.
Grade I performer Holiday Soiree Brings $370,000 at F-T Consigned by Glencrest Farm partner, Four Star Sales to the inaugural
Fasig-Tipton summer horses of racing age sale, Holiday Soiree (by Harlan's
Holiday), got the July 15 sale off to a good start fetching $370,000 from John
Greathouse of Glencrest Farm.
Talk of the Track Visit with John Greathouse, Jr. of Glencrest Farm in Midway, Kentucky where he discusses various aspects of preparing horses for the sales and necessary conditioning prior to the sales
POST TIME AT THE SHORE Glencrest Farm's SKYFALL was assigned 120 lbs for
Sunday's Revidere S. at Monmouth Park. The home-bred by More Than Ready
out of Yard Art races for trainer Todd Pletcher, E. Trujillo gets the mount.
MUNNINGS SISTER TAKES THE SMART AND FANCY AT BELMONT Sold in-utero by Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm
at the 2008 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for $230,000, the multiple
stakes winner is a full sister to Glencrest bred MUNNINGS, now standing
at Ashford Stud.
Glencrest will consign three at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale
through Four Star Sales Agent.
The first, hip 22 is a filly by Sky Mesa and is a
half-sister to Glencrest's multiple stakes placed Kiss in the Forest
($158,658), both from the family of Horse of the Year twice in Canada, Soaring
Mizdirection Ok After Just a Game Loss Glencrest foaled and raised, Mizdirection (Mizzen
Mast) came out of her disappointing fifth-place effort in Saturday's G1 Just a
Game S., according to trainer Mike Puype. "I'm not making any excuses," Puype
said Sunday morning.
Multiple Graded Stakes Winner DISPOSABLEPLEASURE Turned Out for Sixty Days Midway, KY—John Greathouse announced today that 2013
Sixty Sails H.-G3 winner Disposablepleasure was examined by Dr. Larry Bramlage
after her disappointing fourth place finish in Monday's Grade I Ogden
Phipps S. at Belmont. "Dr. Bramlage found a semi-lunar distal cannon bone
fracture of the articular surface and a villonodular mass in the front of the
fetlock joint," commented Greathouse. "She's home here at
Glencrest, we will evaluate her in 60 to 90 days and see if a comeback is
SKYFALL FLYS HOME AT BELMONT Racing for Glencrest and partners, three-year-old SKYFALL
returned to the winner's circle after coming off the turf at Belmont
Park. Just like her debut, the daughter of More Than Ready out of Yard Art had
to move to the main track due to sloppy conditions.
Topping yesterday's fourth and final session was Hip 1002, a colt by Street Sense who was hammered down to
David Clark for $425,000. Rice Horse Stables, agent, consigned the
horse, who was produced by a full-sister to GISW Spoken Fur (Notebook).
"Let this be the first of many headlines to come about this colt," said
consignor Alexandra de Meric.
HAWTHORNE: DISPOSABLEPLEASURE GIVES PLETCHER ANOTEHR SIXTY SAILS STICKNEY, Ill. - Considering how little his day-to-day has to do with
Chicago racing, Todd Pletcher has carved quite a niche in the Grade 3
Sixty Sails Handicap. Pletcher won his fourth Sixty Sails on Saturday
with Disposablepleasure, who, like his previous race winners, Fleet
Indian and Life At Ten, looked like a very progressive horse winning
here at Hawthorne.
JAMAICAN SMOKE GETS GRADE I BLACK TYPE AT KEENELAND An impressive maiden winner one year ago at Keeneland, Jamaican
Smoke returned for the 7f Madison S.-G1 for trainer Eddie
Kenneally. Away quickly Jamaican Smoke set a pressured pace along the
inside with fractions of :22.33 for the opening quarter-mile and :45.23 for the