10/25/2007 11:00PM

Two juveniles add exclamation points to weekend

EmailOpen stakes victories by a pair of 2-year-olds capped a big weekend at Belmont Park for New York-breds.

Remarkable Remy and Cannonball won the Swinging Mood and King Cugat stakes, respectively, on Sunday, the day after New York Showcase Day. Both $75,000 events were at one mile on turf.

Remarkable Remy, owned by Live Oak Plantation, won the Swinging Mood for fillies, sending her earnings to $97,627 with a record of 2-0-1 in 4 starts. In her previous outing, she had been third in the open Miss Grillo Stakes at Belmont.

Bred by Sugar Maple Farm, she is a daughter of Hennessy out of Most Remarkable, by Marquetry. Most Remarkable is a half-sister to Snow Dance, winner of several graded turf events, including the New York and Lake Placid handicaps, both Grade 2 events. She is also a half-sister to stakes-placed runners Corkboy and Orangeman.

Remarkable Remy's third dam is the Northern Dancer mare Northern Sea, whose family includes the good sire Southern Halo and General Challenge, winner of the Pacific Classic and Santa Anita Handicap.

Trained by John Kimmel, Remarkable Remy was purchased by Live Oak Plantation for $200,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in 2006.

Cannonball won the King Cugat for males to become the 17th stakes winner for New York stallion Catienus. He is also the 21st New York-bred winner of an open stakes race in 2007.

Bred and owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, Cannonball sent his earnings to $77,580 with a record of 2-0-0 in 4 starts.

Trained by Wesley Ward, He is out of the winning Skwalker mare No Deadline.

No Deadline is a half-sister to Silent Emotion, from a family that includes former state sire Zoning, champion grass horse Drumtop, and Group 1 winner Take Your Place.

Catienus, owned by the Ramseys, stands at Highcliff Farm in Delanson, N.Y.

Ferocious Fires keeps unbeaten record

Ferocious Fires, via the disqualification of Stormin Normandy, won the $125,000 Hudson Handicap on New York Showcase Day to remain unbeaten in six career starts.

A son of Lite the Fuse bred by Sanford Goldfarb, Ferocious Fires had not started since winning the Mr. Leader Stakes on Nov. 11, 2006.

Ferocious Fires sent his earnings to $229,350. He is out of Flag on the Gate, by Key to the Flag, and descends from a family that includes Gazelle Handicap winner Another Nell.

The $250,000 Empire Classic went to Dr. V's Magic, a full brother to Organizer, winner of the event in 2006.

Bred and owned by Digby Barrios's Majesty Stud, Dr. V's Magic is a son of New York stallion Raffie's Majesty out of Treasure Always, by Summer Squall. Treasure Always is a half-sister to Acceptable, winner of the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Classic and second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Their dam, Ms. Teak Wood, is a half-sister to Travers and Whitney winner Will's Way and to Willa on the Move, winner of the Acorn Stakes.

Raffie's Majesty, by the late New York sire Cormorant, finished third in the Travers Stakes and was honored as state champion 3-year-old male in 1998. He stands at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.

Dr. V's Magic has earned $273,520 with a record of 3-1-3 from 9 starts.

Among the youngsters on Showcase Day, Expect the End continued her dominance over fillies with a victory in the $100,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes. It was the third straight stakes win for that daughter of Precise End, bred by Sez Who Thoroughbreds and owned by Goldfarb, Michael Dubb and Irwin Goldfarb's Cast of Characters Stable.

Expect the End is out of Expect Awhile, by Valid Expectations. A daughter of Florida Oaks winner Erstwhile, Expect Awhile is a half-sister to stakes winners Formerly Diablo, Vilhelm and Urus.

Expect the End has earnings of $198,300 with a record of 4-1-0 from 5 starts.

In the $100,000 Sleepy Hollow for males, Giant Moon, owned by Albert Fried, edged Coastal Drive and the favored Big Truck to remain unbeaten in two starts.

Bred by Fried and trained by Richard Schosberg, Giant Moon is a son of Giant's Causeway out of Moonlightandbeauty, by Capote.

Moonlightandbeauty, also campaigned by Fried and Schosberg, was an open allowance winner who captured the Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes and placed third in the Mount Vernon Handicap. She is a daughter of Stolen Beauty, winner of the Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes for Fried. Stolen Beauty's half-brother Finality captured the Grade 2 Jamaica Handicap and West Point Handicap.

Giant Moon has earned $87,600.