Untapable put the finishing touches on her 3-year-old filly championship campaign when she won the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in a driving finish Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Facing older rivals for the first time, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Kentucky homebred daughter of Tapit scored by 1 1/4 lengths over Don't Tell Sophia and Iotapa with jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen. Immediately after the race, Napravnik announced her retirement from racing on national television, effective after the completion of the Breeders' Cup Saturday, Nov. 1, in order to start a family. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/88473/untapable-powers-to-breeders-cup-distaff-win#ixzz3HlzBOcWR
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Harriet, a daughter of Hard Spun in foal to Uncle Mo, became the highest-priced horse during Friday’s fourth session of Keeneland’s 71st November Breeding Stock Sale when she sold to Dean and Patti Reeves' Reeves Thoroughbred Racing for $350,000. James B. Keogh (Grovendale), agent, consigned Harriet, a 5-year-old mare out of Call Me Fleet, by Afleet. Call Me Fleet is a half-sister to Irish highweight Warrior Queen, dam of Grade 2 winer A. P. Warrior. “She’s a standout today," said Eoin Ryan, who bought the mare for the Reeveses, owners of 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Mucho Macho Man. "Beautiful physical. She’s in foal to Uncle Mo, who has been very well received. She’s got a great family. If we get a runner out of her, it’s a stallion’s pedigree. Dean and Patti are very interested in supporting Mucho Macho Man with good, high-quality mares, and she fits the program.”
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Favored Doinghardtimeagain remained perfect over Cushion Track and earned the first graded victory of her career with a gate-to-wire score in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park. The 2 ½ length decision over 2-1 second choice Iotapa was the fourth in as many starts at Betfair Hollywood Park for the 3-year-old, California-bred daughter of Ministers Wild Cat and the Conquistador Cielo mare Silver Hawk Lady. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer for owner-breeders Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Doinghardtimeagain broke well from the inside post under jockey Rafael Bejarano, relaxed nicely through the first six furlongs with Ondine her closest pursuer, then easily repelled a bid from Iotapa approaching the stretch to win clear. Prevailing for the first time -- in only her second race -- against open company, Doinghardtimeagain covered the 1 1/16 miles in the Grade II in 1:43.27. She paid $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 4-5 choice. The victory was the fifth in nine starts for the dark bay and pushed her earnings to $573,770. Only once has she been worse than second. Three of Doinghardtimeagain's wins at Betfair Hollywood Park have come in stakes. Prior to Saturday, she captured the inaugural Soviet Problem last Dec. 9 and the Melair -- at the Hollywood Oaks distance -- April 27. "We thought we had the best horse and so we used our speed,'' said Hollendorfer, who also won the 2006 Oaks with Hystericalady. "When they came to us, fortunately she was able to hold them off.
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Australian-bred Red Arrow gained the lead shortly after the break, opened a two-length advantage on the turn for home and held off a late charge by Pauls Hope in the stretch to score an upset victory under jockey Joe Talamo in Saturdays $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap at Hollywood Park.
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