News and Notes for October 14, 2016

Accredited Texas-breds comprise half the field in the $50,000 E. L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies going 6 ½ furlongs at Remington Park on Saturday.  Bred by the late Clarence Scharbauer Jr. and now owned by Douglas Scharbauer, Gold Shock (My Golden Song – Shocktime) will be saddled by Bret Calhoun and has been given odds of 9/5.  Gold Shock is coming off a 2nd place finish in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star Park on July 9th.

Bred by Keith Asmussen, Country Candy (Intimidator – Trifolium) runs for Keene Thoroughbreds LLC and is trained by J. R. Caldwell.  Country Candy was 3rd in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes on July 2, and finished 2nd in the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes on August 27 before winning the $60,000 Evangeline Downs Princess Stakes on August 27th.  A $65,000 purchase at the Texas April 2-Year-Old Sale, she has odds of 3/1.

Charlie Smith and Terry Propps’ homebred The Last Scout (Harlan’s Holiday – Miss Missile) is coming off her maiden win at Retama on September 30.  Smith also trains the filly, who has morning line odds of 20/1.

There are 3 Accredited Texas-breds in the field of 9 for Saturday’s $75,000 M2 Technology La Senorita Stakes for 2-year-old fillies going a mile on the turf at Retama Park.  Danny Pish will send out Cliff and Michelle Love’s homebred San Antonio Stroll (Stroll – Twenty Three Red) who broke her maiden at Retama by an impressive 3 ¾ lengths on September 9.  She has odds of 8/1.

Bred by Danny Shifflett and owned by Keene Thoroughbreds LLC, Tickled by Elmo (Grasshopper – Proudtobeaprado) will be saddled by J. R. Caldwell.  She ran 2nd in her last out on September 22 at Remington Park.

Trained by Jay Torrez, Eric and Randi Moreau-Sipiere’s homebred Mizz Cat C S (Mizzen Mast – Tales of Gold (NZ)) finished 2nd in a maiden special weight at Retama on September 23.  Both Tickled by Elmo and Mizz Cat C S have morning line odds of 12/1.

Half of the field of 10 for the $75,000 El Joven Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings going a mile on the turf at Retama are also Texas-breds. Trainer Danny Pish will send out a pair of geldings for owner Keene Thoroughbreds LLC with 6/1 Mosta Flyin (Early Flyer – Olmosta) who won a maiden special weight at Remington Park on September 16, and 8/1 My Golden Aura (My Golden Song – Cat Tale), who last ran in the Sunday Silence Stakes at Louisiana Downs on September 10th.

Pish also has 20/1 Right Lane Lukasz (Temple City – Wrenice) for Denise Small and Stewart Hamblen.  Bred by Hamblen, the colt finished second in a maiden special weight at Retama on September 10.

Justin Williams and Sonja Dupuy are the owners of 12/1 Medieval Medicine (Oratory – Lady Primal) whose last out was a 2nd place finish in a September 24 maiden special weight at Retama.  Allen Dupuy is the trainer.

Moojab Jr (Moojab – Ticket) runs for owner/breeder Jose Luis Espinoza/Stonewall Dominion LLC and is trained by Jay Torrez.  He broke his maiden at Retama on September 17th and has odds of 15/1.

At the October 11 meeting of the Texas Racing Commission, representatives of the New Mexico Racing Commission gave a presentation on out-of-competition testing in their state, and the commissioners approved the status quo breed splits for purses and Accredited Texas-bred funds. Manor Downs has entered into an agreement with PM Texas LLC to sell its ownership interest.  PM Texas LLC is the entity holding the licenses of Sam Houston Race Park, Valley Race Park and Laredo Race Park.  The Commission will consider the license transfer at a November 15 meeting.

NOTES: Remember to get tickets for the October 29th Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala.  For reservations, call 210.651.7045 or go to