MSW MUNNING'S SISTER takes the Golden Princess S. PLUS 2 seconds in MSWs at Belmont 04/28/2013
Charles Fipke's homebred, multiple stakes winning filly MUNNING'S SISTER, tracked close to the pace,was carried slightly wide by the filly inside her, but came on to prevail gamely. She boosted her earnings over $175,000 and notched her third stakes victory. SEE PHOTOS
On the same day, Sackatoga Stable horses ran close seconds in their respective MSW races. Three year old NY Breds Sunbio and Eddy's Time both ran strongly. Watch for them next time out,
Sky Blazer third in the G2 Elkhorn S. at Keeneland 04/26/2013 SKY BLAZER, g. 4, Sky Mesa - Highland Hope, by Unaccounted added another graded stakes placing to his name in the G2 Elkhorn S. on closing day at Keeneland. He pushed his earnings over $200,000 for owners Joyce B. Young and and Gerald McManis. He was bred by Bonner Young and is the older half brother of Mills who recently broke his maiden convincingly.
Mills victorious at Keeneland 04/20/2013 Three year old Any Given Saturday colt Mills, second in his first start at Gulfstream, swept to victory in a MSW going 1 1/16 on the turf at Keeneland. Congratulations to owners Bonner and Tom Young and Gerry and Jerri McMannis. Their patience paid off!
Unbelievable Dream sweeps to a stakes victory in the Appalachian S. G3 at Keeneland 04/18/2013
Making her stakes debut in the one-mile event for 3-year-old fillies on the turf, Unbelievable Dream tallied by half a length in a sweeping move from last by seven lengths, to first when it counted. Facing several promising fillies in the Appalachian S. G3, Sure Thing Stable's winning New York homebred registered her third win from four starts and doubled her earnings to over $120,000. Barclay and Robin would like to congratulate all her conections and thank Sure Thing Stable for the priviledge of having such an exciting and wonderful filly in the barn. VIEW VIDEO
BEAUX CHOIX a strong second, this time in the Appleton Stakes G3 03/30/2013 Last out multiple stakes winner BEAUX CHOIX was a willing third in the Canadian Turf S. G3 at Gulfstream. Today he swung very wide to close well for a strong and close second in the Appleton Stakes, G3. He has now earned over $425,000 for owners Lael Stable and Belle Meadows Farm
UNBELIEVEABLE DREAM wins again 03/04/2013 UNBELIEVABLE DREAM has won 2 of her 3 lifetime starts for her owner/breeder Sure Thing Stables LLC. She was unhurried early and then came 5 wide around the turn to drive to the wire just in time.
Hot Tempo takes a MSW at Gulfstream 02/25/2013 Hot Tempo was unhurried early and the came sweeping wide into the stretch to close very quickly to get up at the wire for her maiden win. She raced a mile on the turf for her owner Macho Uno Racing.
BEAU CHOIX third in the Canadian Turf S. G3 at Gulfstream 02/24/2013 MSW BEAUX CHOIX, winner of his last start in allowance company waiting and then advanced along to rail to be a willing third in the Canadian Turf S. G3 at Gulfstream. He has bankrolled over $400,000 for owners Lael Stable and Belle Meadows Farm.
BEAU CHOIX takes allowance at Gulfstream 02/01/2013
Six year old MSW & GISP BEAU CHOIX, owned by Meadows Farm & Lael Stable won an allowance race at Gufstream and raised his earnings to $390,219.
Beau Choix last scored in Belmont's Rob N Gin S. Oct. 12. More recently, he finished third in Aqueduct's If Winter Comes S. Nov. 17 Here he was unhurried along the rail early and then squeaked through to get by Decisive Moment in the final sixteenth.
CAROLINE THOMAS very close third in the SWEETEST CHANT S 01/28/2013 Stepping up to stakes company at Gulfstream in the Sweetest Chant S. Caroline Thomas accelerated wide and almost got up in time, missing the win by 1/2 lenth. She is a Bonner Young homebred.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 01/02/2013 We would like to wish all of our owners A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! And may Good Luck be with them throughout the year.
Caroline Thomas : In Sharper Focus 12/18/2012 Courtesy of the TDN Please click on RED HEADLINE to read this wonderful story of a 4th generation equine homebred named after a Grandchild who is following in her Grandmother's footsteps
Caroline Thomas wins her second in a row 12/17/2012 CAROLINE THOMAS (f, 2, Giant's Causeway--Bit of Whimsy, by Distorted Humor) won an allowance race at Gulfstream, her second win in a row. She found a ground-saving position initially, and then began to work her way up the rail rounding the turn, split horses at the top of the stretch, and ran down the pacesetter to win by a length. She has two wins and a second in three lifetime starts.
UNBELIEVEABLE DREAM wins her first start 11/19/2012 UNBELIEVABLE DREAM, f. 2 (Kitalpha - A Perfect Weekend, by Stephen Got Even) overcame a difficult start which placed her at the back of the pack to then ride the rail, finally swing wide to overtake her rivals and air by 3 lengths at Aqueduct in a her first start. She is a homebred for Sure Thing Stables LLC.
BEAU CHOIX third in the If Winter Comes S, at Aqueduct 11/18/2012 Multiple Stakes winner BEAU CHOIX had a rough start but got up in the last few jumps to be third in the If Winter Comes Stakes at Aqueduct. He is a homebred for Belle Meadows Farm and Lael Stable. He pushed his earnings over $350,000.
Caroline Thomas wins MSW 11/05/2012 Caroline Thomas spun 5 wide and prevailed to break her maiden at a mile 1/16th on the Aqueduct turf in her second start. She was a good second first time out. She is a homebred for Bonner Young.
JERSEY TOWN entered in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 10/30/2012
JERSEY TOWN prepped for the World Championships by finishing second to Emcee in the Forego (gr. I) before winning the Kelso. The son of Speightstown will break from post 3, with Javier Castellano up.
Charles Fipke's homebred has won or placed in 17 of 20 starts and earned $789,668. Included among his six wins was a triumph in the 2011 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I). He ran sixth in last year's Dirt Mile.
BEAU CHOIX wins the Rob N Gin Stakes at Belmont - AGAIN 10/12/2012 Going 7 furlongs on the turf, BEAU CHOIX trailed the field early and then swung wide to power through the stretch and put his nose on the wire first. He is a home bred for Belle Meadows Stable & Lael Stable. He won this race last year too. He has raised his earnings over $350,000.
MUNNINGS SISTER takes the Dream Supreme at Belmont 10/07/2012 Homebred MUNNINGS SISTER, f. 3,(Speightstown - La Comete, by Holy Bull) became a multiple stakes winner taking the Dream Supreme Stakes at Belmont for her owner/breeder Charles Fipke. She was on or contesting the lead throughout the race and fought off a determined rival to get to the wire in front.
Indy's Illusion scores in a MSW at Belmont 10/04/2012 Charles Fipke's two year old colt INDY'S ILLUSION broke his maiden impressively at Belmont. He had been second recently at Saratoga. He took off at the 5/16th pole, was engaged in a duel with a rival, but wore that one down and acelerated to the wire.
Two stakes placings closing weekend at the Spa 09/02/2012
GSW JERSEY TOWN, (Speightstown - Jersey Girl, by Belong to Me) ran a good third in the G1 Forego. A homebred for Charles Fipke, JERSEY TOWN rode the rail and had his head in front, but could not hold off the closers on the outside. He pushed his earning to $549,668.
On the same day Graded stakes placed Sky Blazer (Sky Mesa - Highland Hope, by Unaccounted For) added a third to his accomplishments in the Bernard Baruch Handicap - Gr. 2 . He is owned by Joyce "Bonner" Young and Gerald McManis. He has now earned $185,664. Sky Blazer broke in the air to be left at the start but closed steadily to get up for the show.
Penn's Grant makes it two in a row 06/16/2012 Lael Stables' Penn's Grant came wide to pass rivals and then found the rail route to the wire. He out dueled the Phipps Stable's late charging Reload to zip though his next allowance condition. SEE PHOTOS
Sakatoga's Proud Dame takes a MSW at Belmont 06/03/2012 Proud Dame stalked the pace and then bravely edged through all sorts of traffic including a wall of four rivals to get to the lead going 1 1/16th on the turf.
Margano second in the Tiller S. at Belmont 05/20/2012 Lael Stables' Margano, Barbaro's full brother added black type to the family tree rynning second on the Tiller S. at Belmont run at 7 furlongs on the turf. Although he ran greenly, he finished with good energy to cross the wire in second, a length ahead of multiple stakes winner Mr. Prankster. VIEW PHOTOS
Penn' Grant takes a MSW at Belmont with ease 05/04/2012 Lael Stables' Penn's Landing, blew through an opening on the rail and drew off under a hand ride to an impressive win. He was even geared down in deep stretch.
Charles Fipke's Soul of Borrego runs off with a MSW at Keeneland 04/27/2012 Soul of Borrego followed an unhurried pace going 1 1/16th on the Keeneland turf. He swung wide 3 furlongs out, went wider still in the stretch and drew clear quickly and with ease to win by 2. VIEW PHOTO
SKY BLAZER takes $81,000 Allowance race at Belmont 05/19/2012 SKY BLAZER, g. 4, Sky Mesa - Highland Hope, by Unaccounted took an $81,000 Allowance race at Belmont going 8.5 furlongs on the turf. He was unhurried early, found an opening to move up behing the top three and then came wide to forge past and to the wire. He is owned by Joyce B. Young and and Gerald McManis and was bred by BonnerYoung. He got his final 5/16th in 28.05. Lifetime:10-4-0-1, $158,664.
Gathering Cloud takes an allowance race at Keeneland for North Shore Racing 04/22/2012
In a real nail biter, Gathering Cloud reeled in the leaders in the stretch going a mile and a sxteenth on the turf at Keeneland, was briefly headed and fought back to get his nose on the wire first. It was a very game effort. Lifetime: 16 3-8-1 $165,816 VIEW PHOTO
SENADA third in the Bewitch at Keeneland 04/26/2012 Lael Stable's Dowager Stakes winner SENADA ran third in the Bewitch S G3 at Keeneland. She tipped out from an inside position behind a crawling pace and gained the lead, but could not hold off the closers.
JERSEY TOWN 2nd in the Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream 03/31/2012 Charles Fipke's G1 stakes winning JERSEY TOWN made his first start in 2012 count with a very game second in the Sir Shackleton S. at Gulfstream. He chased the pace three wide, got his nose in front in the stretch and just could not hold off the eventual winner at the wire. His earnings stand at a fraction under half a million with an extraordinary lifetime record of 17 5-8-2
Saturday's For Fun breaks his maiden in a MSW at Gulfstream 03/31/2012 Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Rogers Jr's homebred SATURDAY'S FOR FUN, c 3 (Any Given Saturday - Changing World, by Spinning World) has been knocking at the door and got it done stalking the pace and then swinging wide to hit the wire first in a MSW at Gulfstream going a flat mile on the turf. He upped his earnings to $57,584.
SKY BLAZER does his thing at Gulfstream for Joyce B Young & Gerald McManis 02/27/2012 Going 1 1/8 on the turf in a second level allowance race,SKY BLAZER was eager early and was on the pace three wide quickly. He pulled clear at about the sixteenth pole and blazed to the wire in the lead. He had bad racing luck last year in graded stakes company, watch for him in 2012. Lifetime Record: 8-3-0-1, $106,964.
Nice win for North Shore Racing at Gulfstream 02/17/2012 CASA TUA stalked and then gained steadily coming wide to catch them at the wire. She raced 1 1/16 on the Gulfstream turf course and pushed her earnings over $50,000.
Lael Stables' PLEAD stepped up into allowance company and missed by a nose at Gulfstream 02/05/2012 Lael Stables' PLEAD won going away at Gulfstream in a mid level claimer last out. Today in the 7th race, he stepped up in company, rallied gamely going wide in the stretch, and just missed by a nostril!
Kindergarten Kid third in the fort Lauderdale S. G3 at Gulfstream 01/14/2012 Lael Stable's KINDERGARTEN KID swung wide and finished with a kick late to end up third. He was a couple of heads and a neck off the winner.
On the same day, BLUEGRASS JET followed the same path, coming wide late to win for owner Alan R. Cook.
LACONIC wins at Gulfstream for owners Eric Dattner and Harry Astarita 01/09/2012 LACONIC came from off the pace and went around the outsifde of the field to find the wire first.