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JOHN DOUGH (g, 3, Court Vision--I Am Jane Dough {MSW, $169,457}, by My Golden Song), a 53-10 chance at first asking, drifted back to sit midfield from his rail draw for the opening five-eighths of a mile. Checked off heels nearing the quarter pole with the better part of a seven-length deficit to bridge, the homebred split rivals once into the clear and charged through between runners late to score by two lengths going away. The winner's treble stakes-winning dam is responsible for John Dough's 2-year-old full-sister Rosie Jane and was most recently bred to Dialed In. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $21,180.

March 17, 2020

COURT VISION's JOHN DOUGH wins impressively in debut!

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March 15, 2020

GEMOLOGIST's GSW

HOROLOGIST ($394,105)

2nd in Nellie Morse S. in her first start since returning from California

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Arrifana noses out Horologist  |  MJC/Jim McCue

NELLIE MORSE S., $100,000, Laurel, 3-14, 4yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:35.95, ft.

1--ARRIFANA, 120, f, 4, Curlin--Vaulcluse (SW), by A.P. Indy. 1ST BLACK TYPE

     WIN. O-Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck), LNJ Foxwoods & Millennium 

     Farms; B-Gunpowder Farms LLC (KY); T-Kelly Rubley; J-Julian Pimentel.

     $60,000. Lifetime Record: GSP, 6-5-1-0, $230,400. *1/2 to Lukes Alley (Flower

     Alley), Ch. Older Horse-Can, GISW-US, MGSW-Can, $795,122.

2--Horologist, 122, f, 4, Gemologist--Cinderella Time, by Stephen Got Even.

     O-There's A Chance Stable, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Medallion Racing &

     Abbondanza Racing LLC; B-Holly Crest Farm (NJ); T-Richard Baltas. $20,000.

3--Needs Supervision, 124, f, 4, Paynter--Moroccan Rose, by Carson City.

     ($22,000 Ylg '17 KEESEP; $55,000 2yo '18 EASMAY). O-Howling Pigeon Farms

     LLC, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable & Madaket Stables LLC; B-Mike Abraham

     (KY); T-Jeremiah O'Dwyer. $10,000.

 

Margins: NO, 9HF, 4HF. Odds: 0.60, 5.40, 7.10. Also Ran: Lady Banba, Victim of Love, Bye Bye Bertie, Jennemily.

 

Making her first appearance since a runner-up effort in the GIII Comely S. at Aqueduct last November, 'TDN Rising Star' Arrifana was made to work for it, but ultimately got the favorable end of a bobber over Grade III winner Horologist in Saturday's Nellie Morse S. Horologist earned her career best E Speed Figure, 110.

January 23, 2020

Connections Celebrate Championship for Storm the Court

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner earns

2-year-old male Eclipse Award.

By Tracy Gantz​ , Blood-Horse

Anne Eberhardt

Storm the Court and his connections after the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park

The Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (G1) played a major role in determining the 2019 2-year-old male championship, but not in the normal way. 

 

Eight Rings, the odds-on favorite, ducked in sharply shortly after the start bumping  Storm the Court. Both horses lost their riders. The incident could have ended their

2-year-old seasons, but each returned to win a grade 1 event.

 

Storm the Court, a son of Court Vision —My Tejana Storm, by Tejano Run, bred in Kentucky by Jim Power's Stepping Stone Farm, was a $60,000 2-year-old auction purchase and had only a maiden victory prior to the Futurity. He had worked so well for trainer Peter Eurton before his debut, however, that his owners spent $12,000 to make him eligible to the Breeders' Cup.

 

A few weeks after that $12,000 payment, Storm the Court debuted at Del Mar for owners Exline-Border Racing, Dan Hudock, and Susanna Wilson. He battled with 1-5 favorite Garth, took the lead, lost it, and then regained it to win by 1 1/2 lengths.

 

"He is so mentally tough, as he proved in his debut," said Justin Border. "He won just staring that other horse in the eye."

Border and Ryan Exline have been here before. They had a piece of Eurton-trained  Champagne Room, champion 2-year-old filly in 2016. 

This time they are the majority owners. They have brought friends and family into the Storm the Court partnership under the Exline-Border Racing name, including  Exline's father, Rick, and one of Ryan's brothers, Kyle. Exline said that David Bernsen,

co-owner of two-time Eclipse champion sprinter Roy H, bought into Storm the Court after his maiden victory. 

 

Exline and Border thrive on having partners. "It has provided us with an opportunity to have far more horses than we could have on our own," said Exline.

 

Following the Del Mar Futurity, Eurton took his time with Storm the Court, who responded well and finished third behind Eight Rings and American Theorem in the

Sept. 27 American Pharoah Stakes (G1).

The owners and the trainer decided to step up to the Nov. 1 TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), and the gamble paid off. Storm the Court, ridden by Flavien Prat, shocked the crowd at 45-1 to defeat fellow longshot Anneau d'Or by a head. Thus did the colt who had overcome so much grab a championship and position himself for a run at this year's Triple Crown events.

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