06/19/2008 6:52PM

Go for Wand


Also on the subject of horses that just don't want to win, could you post the lifetime PPs for Ad Bourbon, a horse that ran during the 1970s. He ran second so many times that we began to say that any hanger had "an Ad Bourbon complex." Thanks,
Tom Savonick

The system doesn't go back far enough for lifetime pp's for Ad Bourbon, but here's a partial list of his races:

Download AdBourbon.pdf


congrats to johnnyz for his selection of  Sabana Perdida at 4-1 Royal Ascot, to larryk for War Scandal ($20.20) at Hollywood as well as the exacta in the seventh race, and to Grey Tan or White for Mud Sweat 'n Tears at Hollywood. 


I noticed Tale of Ekati and Georgie Boy on the disabled list? I thought I had read where Georgie Boy was out galloping again and can anyone let me know what is wrong with Tale of Ekati? Also, anyone know where Baffert's Sequoyah is and what happened? Thanks.

A horse is taken off our Disabled List after he makes his first start following the injury.  That's why Georgie Boy is still there.  Tale of Ekati, as it says on the spreadsheet, received a gash on his leg during the running of the Belmont Stakes.  Sequoyah, an unraced 3-year-old son of A.P. Indy - Chilukki, hasn't worked since last November, and is probably injured.


Can you print my some moniker's pp's as well as his record as a sire? I especially seem to notice his proficiency with broodmares. I was lucky enough to be there for his first two races and will always think of him as one of the most talented 2-y-olds I ever saw.

Meadowlake won the Arlington-Washington Futurity at two:

Download Meadowlake.pdf

As a sire, Meadowlake's record reads like this:

949 foals of racing age, 684 runners, 543 winning performers, 55 stakes winners, 11,545 starts, 1,796 wins, 1,580 seconds, 1,420 thirds, 16% win percentage. 

Among his Grade 1 winners are Meadow Star, Greenwood Lake, Wildcat Bettie B., and Sutra.


Dan -
Was Eight Belles wearing toe grabs in front?

From Matt Hegarty's article in Thursday's paper:

"...Larry Jones, the trainer of Eight Belles, said Tuesday that all of the horses he trains wear front horseshoes called "inner rims" that were originally developed for the turf.  The shoes have a small grab at the front, Jones said, but they do not qualify as toe grabs.
"I don't like toe grabs, and I don't use them, and it's for the reasons you're talking about," Jones said..."


Back tomorrow.

Take care,


Stephen Taylor More than 1 year ago
Hi Dan, Any chance you could give me Erdiston's last Beyer from his win on June 12th (7th race) I talked to our trainer yesterday and he's between a 6fNW2 on July 4th and a Starter Allowance (mile on the grass) on July 5th. Erdiston is gonna run in the claiming crown and our trainer wants a win (for the horse's mind) in the last prep. (I'm trying to talk him into the sprint because it's what he's been doing, and because the purse is almost twice as much) I'll let all my fellow bloggers know which way we go (If it's the sprint he may be a bit of a price, and if it's the starter, the trainer says he'll win for fun-heard that before!)
Smash More than 1 year ago
Dan, thanks for putting together the YouTube links of Go for Wand's races...she really was something special.
Carolyn Kenney More than 1 year ago
Dan, Thanks so much for the visitation to one of my all time favorites, Go For Wand. I had the misfortune of being present for her final run, I left Belmont immediately with tears streaming down my face and quite heartbroken. I visit with her every time I return to Saratoga, although I have never completely understood why her grave is unmarked except for the flowers planted there. I have never forgotten her. Godspeed, my friend, Godspeed. Will see you again in August... Carolyn Beverly Kenney, ESMT
Mike More than 1 year ago
I see that the connections of Big Brown have chickened-out of a rematch with Da' Tara in the Jim Dandy. Da' Tara murdalized him in the Belmont.
laura More than 1 year ago
Cannibal, Regarding Kentucky Bear (Mr. Greeley - Tate (Alfeet) His dam, Tate made 21 starts: won 4 second in 5 and showed in 7 earning $199,788. Three of her 4 wins were restricted stakes, she placed in the G-2 Genuine Risk and 2 restricted stakes and was third in another. Tate is by Afleet, 1987 Canadian Horse Of The Year, who won the G-1 Jerome, was second in the G-1 Carter and third in the BC Sprint, but still managed a good 2nd in the Canadian Plate Trial Stakes at 1 1/8 on dirt. Tate's full sister is Top Secret, winner of the G- 2 Astarita Stakes and Monmouth Breeders' Cup Oaks, G-3 Sixty Sails H. Gallant Bloom H., 2nd Three Chimneys Spinster S (gr. I); 3rd Gazelle H (gr. I). Kentucky Bear is closely inbred to Mr. Prospector, who is his great-grandsire through his sire's tail line and great-grandsire through his dam's sire tail line. Thus, Mr. Prospector is in the same "mirror image" spot top and bottom in Kentucky Bear's pedigree. His sire, Mr. Greeley, is a popular, versatile stallion, getting dirt sprinters to European turf stars and his offspring also do well at synthetic tracks. Kentucky Bear might do well on turf, as he has some turf influences on his dam's side.
SR Vegas More than 1 year ago
Dan Thank you for the stories and video links on Go For Wand. SR Vegas ........................... Steve T Thanks for the Unusual Heat/Decarchy note. And your thoughts on steps to improve horse racing are interesting.Some could have immediate merit...drugs, fines, loss of license, etc. Others may have to occur over time, age restrictions for Graded stakes. But who/how to enforce and make them stick? But as always, insightful. SR Vegas .............................. Larryk, Lawduck07 Thanks for the postings on Phar Lap. I also saw it when signing into yahoo this evening. Is this sport getting too much of the right or wrong press at the moment? SR Vegas
CaliBob More than 1 year ago
Blue & Mudhound, Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
PGM More than 1 year ago
Nice work, Johnnyz, banging home two winners at Ascot.
MudhoundMojo More than 1 year ago
Svhill, Thank you. I have enjoyed your posts on the Arc as well.
MudhoundMojo More than 1 year ago
CaliBob, Excellent post on Jack Van Berg. He is an all-time favorite of mine as well. I would never count him out of another title if they got the drugs under control. He is a true horseman and if Congress wants the "real" story, then Jack is your man.