01/04/2012 4:26PM

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Hi Dan and Happy Holidays! Have a couple of questions for you...one is the purchase price of a horse listed at the top of the past performances...does this 'disappear ' once a horse is claimed by another owner or once they reach the age of five? Also, another question is in regards to the apprentice allowance. Do some jockeys starting out start with a five pound allowance instead of 10 pound allowance due to weight constraints? I've just seen some riders start off at a five pound allowance it seems.
Wondering if you could post the pp's of the grand old mare High Wager and also a hard knocking Canadian mare Cent T Mint.
Thanks so much, Greg

The purchase price only "disappears" in the past performance when the horse reaches the age of five.  As 'C' often points out, it is important to do your own internet research as the purchase prices of horses of racing age are not published in the DRF.  Just skimming the most recent Keeneland auction (November 2011), you'll note that CHEROKEE QUEEN sold for $220,000 to owner Clark Brewster.  That price is not listed in the DRF.  Cherokee Queen recently won the Blushing K D Handicap in her first start for trainer Steve Margolis at Fair Grounds on December 17. 

For apprentices, here is the official ruling from the California Horse Racing Board:

"An apprentice jockey shall be allowed the following weight allowances in all Thoroughbred, Appaloosa, Arabian and Paint races: (a) Ten pound allowance beginning with the first mount and continuing until the apprentice has ridden five winners. (b) A seven pound allowance until the apprentice has ridden an additional 35 winners; and (c) If an apprentice has ridden a total of 40 winners prior to the end of a period of one year from the date of riding their fifth winner, they shall have an allowance of five pounds until the end of that year. (d) If after one year from the date of his or her fifth winning mount the apprentice has not ridden 40 winners, the applicable weight allowance shall continue for one more year or until the date of the 40th winner, whichever comes first. An apprentice allowance may be waived with consent of the stewards. NOTE: Authority cited: Section 19562, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section19562, Business and Professions Code. HISTORY: 1. Amendment filed 4-21-83; effective 5-21-83. 2. Amendment filed 3-18-97; effective 4-17-97."

Apprentice allowances might be waived in certain instances as in stakes races.  Also, if a jockey has amassed a record overseas, those numbers should be included in the overall total.  Thus, an apprentice that had a certain number of winners in Peru, let's say, would not get the whole 10 lbs. if he or she had over five lifetime winners. 

The past performances for High Wager and Cent T Mint are available at the bottom of this blog post.

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Dan, could I get complete produce records on I "Think Not and Silks of Gold, the first two race horses I owned? I Think Not won a $25,000 "stakes" at Fort Erie in her 2nd start for me. Nice way to break in to the game, eh? Imperial Bandit (ran in the Queen's Plate, won 14 races, then became my riding horse, son of $8-million yearling Imperial Falcon (Northern DAncer-Ballade).
Harlan Abbey

Here are the produce records you requested:

I THINK NOT:

1999:  ALMUDIN (g, by Meadowlake) - 36-6-4-8, $134,045
2000:  TOHO SEKITO (c, by Silver Deputy) - 14-5-3-1, $744,046 (raced in Japan)
2001:  Barren (bred to Favorite Trick)
2002:  Barren (bred to Peaks and Valleys)
2003:  FORTY PRINCESS (f, by Ecton Park) - 40-5-9-5, $44,636 (raced in Puerto Rico)
2004:  TRIPLE BROOK (f, by Officer) - 8-0-0-2, $7,870
2005:  DESTRY (c, by Posse) - 7-0-0-0, $2,252
2006:  NOT SOUH, (f, by Zavata) - 18-2-4-3, $26,892
2007:  No Report
2008:  THINK FOREST E F (c, by Forest Grove) - Unraced
2009:  SLI NI GARPPLE (c, by Value Plus) - Unraced
2010:  Bred to Value Plus

SILKS OF GOLD:

2001:  RANJAN (g, by Repriced) - 17-1-3-3, $14,440
2002:  GOLD SILKS (c, by You and I) - 10-1-1-1, $13,791
2003:  ELUSIVE EMPRESS (f, by Elusive Quality) - 6-0-0-1, $6,505
2004:  SNOW FROLIC (f, by Artax) - 10-3-2-0, $27,606
2005:  DEVILFISH (c, by Kafwain) - Unraced
2006:  No Report
2007:  PROTECTION GAME (g, by Harlan's Holiday) - 17-1-1-1, $20,610
2008:  Bred to Bowman's Band
2009:  BADGE OF SILK (f, by Badge of Silver) - Unraced
2010:  Unnamed (f, by Sharp Humor) - Unraced
2011:  Bred to Star Dabbler

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Hi Dan.
where can I find some reading material that will show how to prepare my owm odds.
lou

Try Barry Meadow's Money Secrets at the Racetrack.  I'm sure you could find it online.

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Dan,
Might you locate two obscure PP's from the 60's: Bright Object and/or Orbiter.
Two stakes class horses from my childhood at Fort Erie.
Appreciate it so much.
Thanks,
Sal

Sal, my past performance generator doesn't go back that far.  Sorry.

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Hi Dan - Is Macleans Magic ever going to run again?
Mike Bronzino

In late November, a source from Stonestreet Farms told me that he will winter at Santa Anita in the hope of getting him back to the races.

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Here are the top 25 Winning Beyer Speed Figures from last week's races (12/26/11 - 1/1/12):

1.  THE FACTOR - 106 - Malibu Stakes (G1) - 7 Furlongs - Santa Anita
2.  FRUMIOUS - 104 - OC 62k/N2X -N - 6 Furlongs - Santa Anita
3.  JOE HOLLYWOOD - 100 - Alw 48000NC - 6 Furlongs - Fair Grounds
3.  MR. COMMONS - 100 - Sir Beaufort Stakes (G2) - 1 Mile (Turf) - Santa Anita
5.  APRIORITY - 99 - Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) - 6 Furlongs - Gulfstream
5.  RUMOR - 99 - Kalookan Queen Handicap - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Santa Anita
7.  AL MUHTASIB - 98 - Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap - 1 1/16 Miles - Fair Grounds
8.  ISN'T HE CLEVER - 97 - Riley Allison Futurity - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Sunland
8.  YAWANNA TWIST - 97 - OC 50k/N2X -N - 1 Mile 70 Yards (Inner Track) - Aqueduct
10. HEART BUTTE - 96 - Auld Lang Syne Stakes - 1 Mile 70 Yards - Parx
10. IT'S ME MOM - 96 - Minaret Stakes - 6 Furlongs - Tampa Bay
10. MIDNIGHT TRANSFER - 96 - Md Sp Wt 57k - 6 Furlongs - Santa Anita
13. TEDDY'S PROMISE - 95 - La Brea Stakes (G1) - 7 Furlongs - Santa Anita
13. TEMECULA CREEK - 95 - Alw 8000s - 6 Furlongs - Parx
15. STARFORADAY - 94 - Clm c-35000B - 6 Furlongs (Inner Track) - Aqueduct
16. BOYCHIK - 93 - Clm 25000(25-22.5)N2L - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Santa Anita
16. CAJUN BREEZE - 93 - Md Sp Wt 48k - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Gulfstream
16. CHARLIE BULL - 93 - Clm 5000N4L - 1 Mile 70 Yards - Penn National
16. FREUDIAN DILEMMA - 93 - OC 25k/N2X -N - 6 Furlongs (Inner Track) - Aqueduct
16. KIND REGARDS - 93 - OC 35k/N2X - 6 Furlongs - Hawthorne
16. PLASMA BEAM - 93 - Alw 5000s - 6 Furlongs (Polytrack) - Turfway
16. POINT OF ENTRY - 93 - Alw 42500N1X - 1 3/8 Miles (Turf) - Gulfstream
23. ARLO - 92 - Alw 25000s - 6 1/2 Furlongs - Parx
23. PINK LOLLIPOPS - 92 - Md Sp Wt 56k - 6 Furlongs - Santa Anita
23. SPA CITY FEVER - 92 - Alex M. Robb Stakes - 1 1/16 Miles (Inner Track) - Aqueduct
23. MR. VEGAS - 92 - OC 62k/N3X -N - 1 Mile (Turf) - Fair Grounds
23. UNITAS - 92 - B Connected Stakes - 1 Mile - Delta

*THE FACTOR's lifetime past performances are available at the bottom of this blog post.

*STARFORADAY was claimed for $35,000 by trainer David Jacobson from Rudy Rodriguez.  Three days later, he finished second in a $75,000 optional claimer on the inner track with an 89 Beyer.

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Here are the top 25 Beyer Speed Figures for juveniles/newly-turned 3-year-olds in route races:

1.  MY MISS AURELIA (f) - 96 - Frizette Stakes (G1) - 1 Mile - Belmont
2.  HANSEN - 94 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Churchill
2.  UNION RAGS - 94 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Churchill
4.  CREATIVE CAUSE - 92 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Churchill
4.  UNION RAGS - 92 - Champagne Stakes (G1) - 1 Mile - Belmont
6.  LIAISON - 91 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles (Cushion Track) - Hollywood
6.  MARITIMER - 91 - Display Stakes - 1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack) - Woodbine
6.  ROUSING SERMON - 91 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Hollywood
9.  SOMALI LEMONADE (f) - 90 - Jessmaine Stakes (G3) - 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) - Keeneland
10. BROTHER FRANCIS - 88 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Hollywood
10. FED BIZ - 88 - Maiden Special Weight - 1 Mile - Santa Anita
10. STEPHANIE'S KITTEN (f) - 88 - Alcibiades Stakes (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles (Polytrack) - Keeneland
13. PURE GOSSIP (f) - 87 - Miss Grillo Stakes (G3) - 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) - Belmont
13. REVERON - 87 - Gulfstream Park Derby - 1 1/16 Miles - Gulfstream
13. SHARED PROPERTY - 87 - Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) - 1 Mile (Polytrack) - Arlington
13. SKY KINGDOM - 87 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Hollywood
13. STEPHANIE'S KITTEN (f) - 97 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf - 1 Mile (Turf) - Churchill
18. BASMATI - 86 - Maiden Special Weight - 1 Mile - Santa Anita
18. BLINGO - 86 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles (Cushion Track) - Hollywood
18. CASUAL TRICK - 86 - Gulfstream Park Derby - 1 1/16 Miles - Gulfstream
18. EMPIRE WAY - 86 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles (Cushion Track) - Hollywood
18. HANDSOME MIKE - 86 - CashCall Futurity (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles (Cushion Track) - Hollywood
18. MONTESSA G (f) - 86 - 'N1X' Allowance - 1 Mile - Calder
18. MY ADONIS- 86 - Maiden Special Weight - 1 Mile 70 Yards - Monmouth
18. NORTHERN PASSION (f) - Natalma Stakes (G3) - 1 Mile (Turf) - Woodbine
18. WEEMISSFRANKIE (f) - 86 - Oak Leaf Stakes (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Santa Anita
18. MY MISS AURELIA (f) - 86 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) - 1 1/16 Miles - Churchill
18. STOPSHOPPINGMARIA (f) - 86 - Frizette Stakes (G1) - 1 Mile - Belmont
18. SUMMER FRONT - 86 - Dania Beach Stakes - 1 Mile (Turf) - Gulfstream
18. SWEET CAT (f) - 86 - Jessmaine Stakes (G3) - 1 1/16 Miles (Turf) - Keeneland
18. WROTE - 86 - Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) - 1 Mile (Turf) - Churchill

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Congrats to Jesus Harold for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise.  I contacted him with his winning information, but he hasn't posted a race for this week yet.  Instead, let's go with for Friday's seventh at Santa Anita for this week's event.

PAST PERFORMANCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BLOG POST.
 
Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan."
 
Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified.
 
Please post your plays and analysis to the blog.
 
Please separate the play from the analysis and label the play "HG" with the program numbers (instead of the horse's name) for easier scoring.
 
In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. One entry per person please.
 
I reserve the right to approve or deny any entries.
 
I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place. The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are. I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Best of luck to all.

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