Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

Racing results from the weekend.

February 15, 2016


It's nice to mention that several of our friends/clients had great results on the track this weekend. 

Mrs. Tolie Otto (Jamm Ltd.) bred MESHELL who finished 3rd in the G3 Bayakoa S.  Nicoma Bloodstock purchased the dam Kobla Cat on behalf of Jamm Ltd. and assisted with the mating to Elusive Quality.  MESHELL was raised and sold by Mill Ridge.

Sunday, BAYAKOA S.-GIII, $100,000, OP, 2-14, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:45.81, ft.

1--CALL PAT, 119, m, 6, by Lawyer Ron/First Song  

2--Streamline, 117, f, 4, Straight Line/Love Handles 

3--Meshell, 118, f, 4, Elusive Quality/Kobla Cat, by Tale of the Cat. ($12,500 Ylg '13 FTKOCT). O-Andrew Knapczyk & Douglas S. Arnold; B-Jamm, Ltd. (KY); T-Jeffery C. Lynn. $10,000.

FRANK CONVERSATION wins the El Camino Real Derby.  The dam Rushen Heat was purchased by Nicoma Bloodstock on behalf of Marc Keller.  FRANK CONVERSATION was raised and sold by Mill Ridge.

Saturday, EL CAMINO REAL DERBY-GIII, $200,840, GG, 2-13, 3yo, 1 1/8m (AWT), 1:50.64, ft.

1 - FRANK CONVERSATION, 122, c, 3, by Quality Road/Rushen Heat (SP, $179,901) ($65,000 Ylg '14 FTKOCT; $120,000 2yo '15 OBSMAR). O-Reddam Racing LLC; B-Marc Keller (KY); T-Doug F. O'Neill; J-Mario Gutierrez. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 6-3-0-1, $230,450. 

2--Tusk, 122, g, 3, Tapit--It's Midnight.

3--Kasseopia (GB), 122, c, 3, Showcasing (GB)--Dream Again

The buildup [to the Kentucky Derby] is almost as exciting as the actual event. When you have a good horse and you keep him injury-free and watch him train every day, there's no better feeling.” Gutierrez added, “It was a perfect trip. It was a lot of horses, so I wouldn’t say we were worried, but we definitely wanted to get the perfect position right away coming out of the gate. It worked really good for us. Frank Conversation’s stakes-placed dam Rushen Heat (Unusual Heat) is a full-sister to GI Hollywood Turf Cup winner Unusual Suspect and GI Las Virgenes S. heroine Golden Doc A..

Once again, Tolie Otto ( Jamm Ltd.) had results on the track.  She is the o/b of SMART SHOPPING who finished 3rd in the Suncoast S.  The filly was raised at Mill Ridge and the dam was purchased by Nicoma on behalf of Jamm Ltd.  Nicoma assisted with the mating to Smart Strike.

Saturday, SUNCOAST S., $60,000, TAM, 2-13, 3yo, f, 1m 40y, 1:41.69, ft.

1--WEEP NO MORE, 116, f, 3, Mineshaft/Crosswinds  

2--Valueable Charmer, 116, f, 3, Value Plus/Charm Spell 

3--Smart Shopping, 118, f, 3, Smart Strike--Shop Again O/B-Jamm Ltd. (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh. $5,000.

Mill Ridge owns the mare SCARLET LOVE who is a half sister to G3 winner TARA's TANGO

Saturday, SANTA MARIA S.-GII, $201,035, SA, 2-13, 4yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:44.48, ft.

TARA'S TANGO, 120, f, 4, by Unbridled's Song/Scarlet Tango (SP),  “TDN Rising Star” O/B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Jerry Hollendorfer; J-Martin Garcia. $120,000. Lifetime Record: 9-3-3-1, $318,004. *1/2 to Visionaire (Grand Slam), GISW, $465,882; Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike), GSW & MGISP, $421,530. 

Raising Star” Tara’s Tango captured her first graded stakes victory with a hard-fought effort in Arcadia Saturday. 

A couple more wins to mention: 2013 filly VERBOUWEN (Kitten's Joy/Gone Overboard), breed by Dr. John Chandler won a maiden race at Gulfstream Park on Friday.  Breeder Lynn Schiff (Clover Hill Farm) had a winner on Sunday at Santa Anita, FOLLOW ME CREV (Quality Road/Vicki Vallencourt).  Both winners were raised and sold by Mill Ridge.