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CCE grad, Noble Tune, entered in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Posted: November 1, 2012 9:01 a.m.
Updated: November 2, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song, will run in Saturday’s $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park. The race is scheduled to go off at 2:50 p.m.
A graduate of Donna Freyer’s Custom Care Equine in Camden, Noble Tune won the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (Gr. II) at Belmont Park on Oct. 8, which guaranteed him a berth in the Breeders’ Cup as the 1 1/16-mile race on the turf was a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race.
Owned by Marvin Schwartz and Dell Ridge Farm, Noble Tune is trained by New York-based conditioner Chad Brown. Ramon Dominguez will get the ride aboard the son of Unbridled’s Song - Serena’s Cat, who was listed at morning line odds of 6-1.
Winner by 3 1/2-lengths in his 1 1/16-mile debut over the Saratoga turf in an $85,000 maiden race on Sept. 3, Noble Tune has two wins in as many career starts for $141,000 in earnings.
The two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin today at 4 p.m. and again beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and will be televised by NBC Sports Network. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run in prime time and will be telecast on NBC beginning at 8 p.m.
On Sunday, CCE graduate Cloudy Vow finished third in the $150,000-added Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. It was the third career start for the 2-year-old Broken Vow filly. Trainer Timothy Hamm gave Shaun Bridgmohan the leg up for Sunday’s one-mile race on the dirt.
Cloudy Vow broke her maiden her first time out in a race at Presque Isle Downs on Aug. 29. She was second in an allowance race at Keeneland on Oct. 13. She has $51,311 in earnings from her first three starts.
CCE had a big day on Oct. 20 with Weekend Hideaway running off to a 2 ½-length victory in the $125,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park.
The 2-year-old Speightstown colt is trained by Phillip Serpe. Jose Lezcano was aboard for the winning ride in the 7-furlong run over the dirt.
The victory was the third in five career starts for Weekend Hideaway which broke his maiden in his second start in a $60,000 maiden at Saratoga on Aug. 10. Nineteen days later, he romped to a 6 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 David S. Stakes at the Spa before coming home third in the $200,000 Futurity Stakes at Belmont on Sept. 30.
With three wins, a second and a third in five career starts, Weekend Hideaway has amassed $203,000 in winnings.
Also on Oct. 20, the CCE-conditioned Funny Lady made her debut with a second in the $60,000 Small Wonder Stakes at Delaware Park. She was 2 ¾-lengths behind winner Missy Rules.
The 2-year-old Sharp Humor filly, which is trained by Chris Englehart, earned $12,000 for her effort in the 5 ½-furlong run on the dirt.
As if those two races were not enough on that day, CCE product Upkeep, a 3-year-old Street Sense colt, broke his maiden on his seventh try with a victory in a $67,000 maiden race at Woodbine Park in Ontario.
Trained by Kevin Attard, who had Jermaine Bridgmohan up, Upkeep pulled away under a hand ride for a 3 ¾-length victory to raise his bankroll to $54,860.
Reason to rejoice: This past April, Much Rejoicing,  a 5-year-old mare who was developed at Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables, was one of four horses which survived an accident involving a horse van which was carrying six runners from Florida to the Fair Hill, Md., training center.
Last Thursday, trainer Jim Toner sent Much Rejoicing into the $80,000 Serena’s Cat Stakes at Belmont Park. The daughter of Distorted Humor came home second behind Future Generation.
Winner of the Glia Stakes at Belmont on May 13, Much Rejoicing had Irad Oriz Jr. in the saddle for her return to the track last Thursday.
In 15 career starts, Much Rejoicing has four wins, two seconds and a third for $160,457 in winnings.
Plum Pretty to be sold: Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks, will be offered for sale at the upcoming Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as a racing/broodmare prospect. She will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as agent.
Plum Pretty is owned by Camden resident John Fort’s Peachtree Stables. She was developed in Camden at Kip Elser’s Kirkwood Stables.
Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale begins Tuesday, November 6.
The classically bred 4-year-old filly is by champion sire Medaglia d’Oro and out of Liszy, by A.P. Indy. Medaglia d’Oro is the sire of a number of impressive fillies including Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Champagne d’Oro, and Gabby’s Golden Gal. The dam is out of Keeneland’s Alcibiades Stakes winner Silent Account and descends from the family of champions Sir Ivor, Menow and Alcibiades.
“From a conformational standpoint, Plum Pretty exemplifies everything you look for in a classic racehorse: size, strength, balance and great depth of shoulder to go along with her remarkable presence,” Fort said. “She has won at the highest level and still has a lot of race left in her. This is just a wonderful filly.”
“She was such a pleasure to have in the barn, winning the Kentucky Oaks and the Apple Blossom which are grade one races. She was a brilliant racehorse and has a tremendous presence about her… a real ‘wow’ factor,” said trainer Bob Baffert.
A multiple graded stakes winner, Plum Pretty won the Kentucky Oaks in a thrilling stretch duel, besting a stellar field of 13 other fillies. Her other victories include the Apple Blossom Stakes (G1) at Oaklawn Park, the Cotillion Stakes (G2) at Philadelphia Parks Racing and the Sunland Park Oaks, which she won by an impressive 25 lengths. She has accumulated more than $1.6 million in lifetime earnings, with five wins and on the board in 10 of 12 starts.
“Plum Pretty is a multiple Grade One-winning Kentucky Oaks winner that comes from one of the best families in the stud book. She has the potential to become a breed-shaping mare and we appreciate the opportunity to sell her this November,” said Duncan Taylor, President of Taylor Made Sales Agency.
“We are very fortunate to include Plum Pretty in our November sale,” said Walt Robertson, Keeneland’s Vice President of Sales. “She’s an impeccably-bred, classic winner and we are delighted to include her in our catalog.”
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