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Established in late 1979 by a small but dedicated group of Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders, the NORTH CAROLINA THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION is a Non-Profit, all volunteer organization governed by an elected Board of Directors & Officers.

Mission Statement

To promote the Thoroughbred Industry in North Carolina.
To provide educational opportunity to its members in all aspects of the Thoroughbred Industry.
To provide its members with the opportunity to develop working relationships, and to meet as friends and colleagues, thereby encouraging excellence and outstanding achievements.




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News

DARING KATHY: is running at Belmont Park in the $100,000 Perfect Sting Stakes,going 1 mile on the turf, race 8, PP 2, owned and bred by Steve Laymon and John Eaton.

MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: is entered at Penn National on July 2, going 1 mile in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 8, Bred by Jim Chandley.

SPECIAL CONGRATS: is entered at Delaware Park on June 30 going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in an allowance, Race 6, PP 4 bred by Beth Muirhead.

TOBIAS: is entered at Belmont Park on July 1, going 1 1/4 miles on the enter turf in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 2, PP 1, owned by Johnny Eason with a partner.

 MUY MAN:  is entered at Finger Lakes on July 2, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 8, PP 4, bred by Jim Chandley.

Best of Luck to All.

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We Have a Winner

TIZ KISMET: ( Tiznow - May We by Carson City) was a WINNER on June 26 at Churchill Downs going 1 1/16 miles on the turf in a Maiden Special Weight, winning by a neck, bred by Timber Bay Farms, and owned by Never Better Stables (Denise Walsh) and John Padden. 

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Registration Open for the 42nd Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming

 

Registration is open for the 42nd Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming to be held December 7- 9, 2015. This year the event moves back to the iconic and ever popular Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.  

The Symposium brings together panelists from both inside, and outside, the racing world to address the cutting-edge issues facing the industry today. Bringing innovation to racing is one of the major themes being highlighted this year.

Visit the conference website to register online or to download a registration form. Information on sponsorship of conference events, commercial exhibit/vendor opportunities and private meeting room space is also found there.

 

http://ua-rtip.org/symposium/

https://www.facebook.com/GlobalSymposiumOnRacing

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Foal Announcements:

Proud to announce Sherunsforbilly gave birth to a baby colt. Born the morning of May 8th 2015, sired by Justawalkinthepark. Both are doing fine.





From Dan Davidson
This beautiful Temple City colt was born 1/28 Wednesday night about 9:30pm, to my beautiful mare, Tiz The Mambo. She is being a wonderful mom to her new baby.
This is a really, really nice colt.
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven.

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Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse

Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Dayatthespa
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Yet to start in the first seven months of the 2014 season, New York-bred mare Dayatthespa was not on any short lists for an Eclipse Award. By the time she crossed the finish line in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park following an authoritative front-running triumph, however, it was apparent she had distanced herself from the others.

The division was so open that four others, including defending female turf Eclipse champion Dank, would have had a legitimate claim to the crown with victory in the Filly & Mare Turf. But none could catch the Chad Brown-trained Dayatthespa, who dictated the pace for jockey Javier Castellano to open a two-length advantage midstretch in her first try at the 1 1/4-mile distance. The 5-year-old daughter of City Zip   strode home gamely under urging at 11-2 odds to score by 1 1/4 lengths over her late-running stablemate, Stephanie's Kitten, in a time of 2:00.12 over a course rated good.

Dayatthespa won the final three of a four-race campaign in 2014, which began with a runner-up finish in the restricted Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course, the race venue for which she was named. The powerful chestnut with a long white blaze then dominated Saratoga's Yaddo Stakes for state-breds before setting the table for her Breeders' Cup effort with a 1 1/4-length tally in the one-mile First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

She earned $1.45 million during the season for owners Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, and Bradley Thoroughbreds. Dayatthespa defeated finalists Crown Queen and Stephanie's Kitten in the Eclipse voting.

Bred by Castellare DiCracchiolo Stable, Cracchiolo, and Goldsher out of the Doc's Leader mare M'Lady Doc, Dayatthespa also had a grade I victory at Keeneland in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in 2012.

Her career line after four years of racing stands at 11 wins and four seconds in 18 starts with earnings of $2,288,892. Two days after her Breeders' Cup win, Dayatthespa sold for $2.1 million to Barbara Banke during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale and will be bred to Curlin   this season.

Voting (Only first-place votes from members of the consolidated voting entities: National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters):

Dayatthespa, 260; Crown Queen, 2; Coffee Clique, 1; Room Service, 1. Voter Abstentions, 1.


Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/89644/dayatthespa-earns-female-turf-eclipse#ixzz3PNOQjPZc

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Eclipse Awards

The acolytes keep coming for DAYATTHESPA, she has been nominated for two eclipse awards for the year 2014.  They are for OLDER FEMALE and for TURF FEMALE. 

Let's all celebrate with all the connections to Dayatthespa especially Steve Laymon and Peter Bradley both members of the NCTA.

The awards dinner will be a continuation of the celebration of this great horse, so please all make arrangements to attend.  January 24, at 5:00pm at Bennett-Bunn Plantation in Zebulon, NC,  Remember Mr. Peter Bradley will be our guest speaker and is also a member.  It would be really great to show what a great organization we are, by having a large turnout this year.

~Joanne



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A Day for Two Winners!!
~Photo: Dayatthespa, winning the Breeder's Cup Fillies and Mare Turf at Santa Anita on November 1st.
"SPA" WINS Fillies and Mares Breeder's Cup Turf
Saturday, November 1, 2014
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DAYATTHESPA: "WINNER"  BROKE FIRST, AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. TRAINED BY CHAD BROWN,  WITH HER WHITE BLAZE LEADING THE WAY,  SHE  WAS IN COMTROL AND WAS NEVER THEATENED,  ENTERED IN THE $2,000,000 (G1) BREEDERS CUP FILLIES AND MARES TURF GOING 1 1/4 MILES AT SANTA ANITA ON NOVEMBER 1, RACE 5, PP 4, OWNED BY A PARTNERSHIP THAT INCUDES OUR MEMBER STEVE LAYMON. Super Congratulations!
 Photo: Dayatthespa Pictured with Steve Laymon on left, REMEMBER SHE IS RUNNING IN THE $2,000,000 BREEDER'S CUP FILLY AND MARE TURF (G1) ON NOVEMBER 1 AT SANTA ANITA, be sure to watch and pull for Steve and his great horse.


LITERATA WINS! 
LITERATA: was a "WINNER" breaking from post 10,coaxed three to four wide, challeneged the leader, ran head to head swinging three wide, inched away to win by more than a length in the drive to the wire,  entered at Aqueduct on November 1, going 7 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming, Race 9, PP 10, owned by George and Stephanie Autry. A perfect day with a gallant win!  Congratulations NCTA to all! 




2014 Partnership with BlueBloods
NC Thoroughbred Association teamed up with BlueBloodsThoroughbredsAdoptionsandPlacement at the 2014 North Carolina State Fair with an informational booth for for the promotion of the Thoroughbred Horse. Both in horse racing and after racing careers such as hunter jumpers, pleasure and trail, dressage, and many other ways this beautiful breed is such an incredible horse. Click on the following link to find out more
about this great program.

http://www.bluebloodstb.org/about-us.html


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RULER OF LOVE

 Ruler of Love the NCTA horse of the year also received Florida's award for 3 year old of 2013. 

CONGRATULATIONS to all the connections, they are all members of the NCTA.  Ruler of Love was bred and broken by our former and now new member, FAYE LITTLE, Ruler of Love is owned by our member's FRANK CONIGLIO, SID RITMAN, RICHARD RENDINO, AND NICK REBRO.

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Kentucky Derby Horse has Connections to NCTA Member 
We Miss Artie ... will race in the Derby this year and Hubert Vester, of Nashville plans to travel to watch the race. . The horse is the colt of a horse owned by Vester. . Vester said he purchased a broodmare, Russian Bride, in 2001 and bred her her in 2004, to the 2000 Derby winner, Fusaichi Pegasus. . Athena's Gift was born in 2005, sold as a yearling at the 2006 Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. She was bought by Canadian, Richard Lister. . Vester said that Athena's Gift had a career ending injury, was retired and became a broodmare. When Lister retired in 2013, he sold off his band of brood mares at the Keenland November Breeding Stock Sale. That is when Hubert Vester bought back the mare, Athena's Gift. . We Miss Artie is her colt, sired by *Artie Schiller. Vester said. We Miss Artie is now owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trained by Todd Pletcher, that colt is running this Saturday, the first Saturday in May. . When We Miss Artie was born, there were around 37,000 Thoroughbreds born the same year. Only three-year- olds can compete in the Derby, so a horse gets one chance only. We Miss Artie won the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in March, which qualifies him for the 2014 Derby. . "A horse only gets one shot to win a Derby" Vester said. "The next year, he's too old." . Vester considers himself a small Thoroughbred owner and breeder, but he's well known in the industry. In 2011 he was named the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association's owner and breeder of the year. . We Miss You Artie was bred for the turf, so Vester said the dirt track might prove to be a slight handicap. But he is proud that the horse has qualified to run this year in the Derby, having won the Spiral Stakes. . "If he ends up dead last, you still got a special horse," he said. "Anything can happen." . Hubert Vester plans to attend the May 3rd Derby and is excited about being there. . "I always said I wouldn't go unless I had one in it and I guess this is as close as I'll get," Vester said. . E. S. Williams *The sire Artie Schiller has North Carolina roots. He was bred by and owned by the late Tom Walsh. His wife Denise of Southern Pines, NC, still own shares in the stallion.
Written by: Eileen S. Williams
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Racing Results


Monday Race Results for June 29

ONCE MORE FOR LOVE: was "SCRATCHED" entered at Finger Lakes, Race 8, PP.Bred and Owned by Kenan Rand Jr..
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SON OF POSSE : was 2nd, prompted the pace in the two path, bid into the stretch, but could not get by the winner, entered at Parx Racing, June 29, going 7 furlongs in a Claiming Race, Race 1, PP 1, connection Bob Sanford.

Sunday Race Results for June 28

FIRST DEFENDER: is entered at Mountaineer Park on June 28, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 1, PP 2, bred by Jim Chandley.

NO SURRENDER: is entered at Monmouth Park on June 28, going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance Optional Claiming, (not entered for a tag) Race 9, PP 7, owned by a partnership that includes our member Randy Pozsar.

Saturday Race Results for June 27

SUYETA "was vanned off" was taken up mid turn, entered at Louisiana Downs on June 27, going 6 furlongs in a Claiming Race, Race 7, PP 7, connection Jim Chandley. We all extend concern for Jim and hope this horse is ok.

SPEED SEEKER: ran 5th,  entered in the  G3 $100,000 EATONTOWN STAKES  at Monmouth Park on June 27 going 1 1/16  miles on the turf, vied inside, dueled on the turn, Race 11, PP 3, owned in a partnership that includes our members, Frank Coniglio, Richard Rendina, and Sydney Ritman. 

FITZFARRIS: was a  "WINNER"  entered at Penn Nationa, stayed outside chasing the leader, took over in mid-stretch and helde inside the final sixteenth to win by a nose, on  Saturday, June 27 going 6 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 5, PP 3,  the chestnut colt is by Tiz Wonderful out of Journel Time, by Notebook. Bred and Owned by Nancy Shuford. Nice going for our NCTA member.

DO THAT DANCE  ran  4th,  the 2 y o colt, broke awkwardly and trailed the field early, shifted inside on the turn and moved up in the stretch drive,  is entered at Churchill Downs on June 27, going 6 furlongs in the $100,000 Bashford Manor S. (Grade III race), Race 6, PP 4, bred by Jim Chandley and owned by Charisma Stables. Showed promise.

Monday Race Results for June 8

TOBIAS:  ran 3rd,  entered at Delaware Park on Monday, June 8 going 1 3/8 miles on the turf in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 5, PP 1. Tobais was well placed close to the pace, drifted out in final furlong, was up clear for the show spot, is owned by a partnership that includes our member Johnny Eason.

MUY MAN: was unplaced, after running up close at the half mile pole, went wide on the bend and tired in the stretch, entered at Finger Lakes on June 8 going 5 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance race Race 8, PP 9, bred by Jim Chandley.

Race Results June 6

TALIESIN: was entered at Belterra  Park on June 6 going 6 1/2 fulongs in a Claimer, and finished second, she was bred by Jim Chandley.

 AWESOME GHOST, was entered at Monmouth Park on June 6 going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight and finished 6th, she is a 2 year old, and is owned by Richard Rendina, Frank Coniglio, Sid Ritman, and Nick Rebro.

 RELIABLY ROYAL; was entered at Woodbine on June 6 going 7 furlongs on the turf in an allowance, she finished 6th, owed by Bill Thompson.

 RICKASHEA:was entered at Monmouth Park on June 5, going 1 1/16 miles in a Claimer, he ran 4th, owned and bred by Danny Shea.

 MYSTERYINTHEPARK: was entered at Charles Town on June 6, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Claimer, he ran 4th, is only a 2 year old and is owned and bred by Robert Calabrese, by is stallion Justawalkinthepark.

 SUYETA; was entered at Louisiana Downs on June 4 going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer and finished 2nd, he was bred by Jim Chandley.

 SPECIAL CONGRATS: was entered at Pimlico on June 4 going 6 furlongs in a Claimer and finished 5th, he was bred by Beth Muirhead.

 ALLEGHENY SHINE: was entered at Mountaineer Park on June 3 running 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer and finished 5th owned and bred by Clinton Lowry.

 MILAYA: was entered at Delaware Park on June 6 in a $50,000 stakes going 1 mile and 70 Yards on a good track, she finished 5th owned by George and Stephanie Autry.

 QUANDO WANDO: was entered at Woodbine on June 3 going 7 furlongs in a Maiden Claimer and finishing 4th owned by Bill Thompson.

Monday Race Results for May 25

ALLEGHENY SHINE: finished 2nd, after taking the lead early, fought hard to the finish, grudgingly yielded to take second, entered at Mountaineer Park on May 25, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 4. Bred by Clint Lowry.

Sunday Race Results for May 24

Sunday, May 24, Race Winner
SCONNIE NATION
: was a "WINNER" by 2 1/2 lengths, entered at Lone Star Park in a 1 mile Allowance, race 2, pp 1. Sired by Street Sense by Bluegrass Sara by Tabasco Cat. The four year old gelding went to the front, set the pace on the inside, dueled runner-up into the final furlong, edged clear at the sixteenth pole and proved much the best under urging to the wire. Breeder - Hubert Vester. Nice win!!!

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CHARMING EMILY:  was unplaced, steadied on the clubhouse turn, bid again the final bend, did not advance, entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 3, owned by Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rrendino and Nick Rebro.

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MORE THAN SPECIAL: ran 2nd, was crowded and bumped leaving the gate, raced along the rail, finished steadily clear for place, entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Beth Muirhead and Frank Coniglio. 

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BOSSY: ran last entered against older company, after tracking the pace in second flight of opening half, faded in the upper stretch, entered at Arlington on May 24, 2015, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance optional Claimer, Race 7, PP 5, owned by Randy Pozsar.

Friday Race Results for May 22

MACO LIGHT:was 5th, raced in the two path, did not advance, entered at Indiana Grand, Friday, May 22, going 5 furlongs on the turf in a Claimer, race 4, PP 4, owned by Dogwood Plantation (Sandy and Joanne Dew) and Tammy Freeman, bred by Dogwood Plantation.

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DIXIE JACKPOT: ran 6th, stalked the pace, weakened before entering the stretch, was entered at Indiana Grand, May 22, going 5 furlongs on the turf in a Claimer, race 4, pp 8, owner / trainer Todd Freeman, bred by Chandley Farm LLC.



Thursday Race Results for May 21 / We have a WINNER too!
ONE MORE FOR LOVE: ran 4th, was the widest into the stretch and flattened out, running at Finger Lakes on May 21 going 5 furlongs in an Allowance Race 8 PP 7, bred and owned by Kenan Rand, Jr.
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NO SURRENDER: was a "WINNER," and lived up to the name, leaving from gate 1, shifted out three wide on the turn. Hooked up in a spirited duel with runner up that lasted all the way to the finish line, to win by a nose. The four year old bay gelding is by Into Mischief out of Valuable Partner by Mr. Prospector, was ridden by Joel Rosario, trainer Todd Pletcher, entered at Belmont Park on May 21 going 1 mile in a $48,000 Claimer, Race 8, PP 1. Owned by a racing partnership that includes our member Randy Pozsar.

Thursday Race Results for May 14
JUST A PENNY AWAY: was unplaced, raced between rivals, did not advance on the turn, entered at Charles Town on May 14, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 5, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.
Race Results for May 13, 2015

COURTLY LARK was 2nd, edged up to the lead at the quarter pole, raced between rivals in far turn, did not catch winner, entered at Gulfstream Park on May 13 going 1 mile on the turf for three-year old fillies in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 8, PP 9, Owned by Steve Laymond.
Race Results for May 8th and 9th, 2015

MISSDIXIEACTIVIST: was 2nd at Penn National on May 8, going 1 1/16 miles in a Claimer. She set the pace and weakened in the stretch. She was bred by Chandely Farm - Jim Chandley.

TALIESIN: was 3rd at Belterra on May 9 going 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer, bred by Jim Chandley - Chandley Farm.

TIZ KISMET: was 3rd at Churchill Downs on April 25 going 1 1/16 mile in a Maiden Special Weight.on April 25, owned and bred by Denise Walsh.

DOUBLE THE CHEERS: was 3rd at Monmouth Park on May 10 going 6 furlongs in an Allowance Optional Claimer, Bred by Beth Muirhead.

ENTRIES:

COURTLY LARK is entered at Gulfstream Park on May 13 going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 8, PP 9, Owned by Steve Laymond.

JUST A PENNY AWAY: is entered at Charles Town on May 14, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 5, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.

MISS MOONSHINE: is entered on May 16 at Parx Racing going 7 furlongs in an Allowance race, Race 8, PP1, owned by James Jones a partner in Country Life Farms Racing Partnership.

ALLEGHENY SHINE: is entered at Mountaineer Park on May 16, going 5 1/2 furlongs in a claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Clint Lowry, DVM.


Race Results for Friday, May 1, 2015

FIRST DEFENDER, was a "WINNER" the four year old, dark bay gelding by First Defender out of Altos de Chavon by Polish Numbers, was a winner by a neck, vied three wide from post 8, dueled late to hold off rival under steady urging, entered at Indiana Grand on May 1 going 5 1/2 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 8, bred by Jim Chandley. Good start for May!
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TEXAS GLITZ: finished 5th broke inwardly, bumped horse on his left, causing others to ...bump, stalked the pace, but tired on the turn, entered at Charles Town on May 1 going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 8, PP 7, owned by Clint Lowry, DMV.
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SUYETA: was unplaced, broke from gate 10,chased the pace early, did not advance, entered a Louisiana Downs on May 1, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 5, this grand old runner age 9 was bred by Jim Chandley.

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Racing Entries
Good Luck to All!

SPECIAL CONGRATS is entered at Penn National on July 2, going 1 mile in a Claiming Race, Race 3, PP 3, connection Beth Muirhead.

TOBIAS is entered at Belmont Park on July 1, going 1 1/4 Miles in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 2, PP 1, connection Johnny Eason.

SCONNIE NATION is entered at Lone Star Park on July 3, going 1 Mile in a Starter Optional Claiming Race, Race 4, PP 5, connection Hubert Vester.

ALLEGHENY SHINE: is entered at Mountaineer Park on May 25, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 7, PP 4, owned by Clint Lowry.

CHARMING EMILY: is entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 1 mile in a Maiden Special Weight, Race 6, PP 3, owned by Frank Coniglio, Sidney Ritman, Richard Rrendino and Nick Rebro.

MORE THAN SPECIAL: is entered at Monmouth Park on May 24, 2015, going 6 furlongs in a Claimer, Race 9, PP 7, owned by Beth Muirhead and Frank Coniglio.

BOOSY: is entered at Arlington on may 24, 2015, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance optional Claimer, Race 7, PP 5, owned by Randy Pozsar.

MICHAEL'S TRIBUTE: is entered at Penn National on May 28, 2015, going 1 mile in a Claimer, Race 1, PP 6, owned by Jim Chandley.

CHARMING EMILY: is entered at Tampa Bay Downs in a Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/8 miles on the turf on April 18, Race 10, PP 5, owned by Frank Coniglio, and Nick Rebro in a Partnership with previous members Richard Rendina, and Sidney Ritman.

COMPASS ROSE is entered at Keeneland on April 19, going 7 furlongs in an Allowance, Race 7, PP 4, owned and bred by Denise Walsh.

WALKWITHMYSISTA, is entered at Charles Twon on April 8, going 4 1/2 furlongs in a Maiden Claiming, race 4, PP 10, owned and bred by Robert Calabrese.

ALLEGHENY SHINE, is entered at Charles Town on April 9, going 6 1/2 furlongs in a Claimer, race 6, PP 5, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM.

DIVIDE THE SEA, is entered at Pimlico on April 10 going 1 1/16 miles in a Maiden Claiming, Race 7, PP 6, owned by Bill Thompson.

TEXAS GLITZ, is entered at Charles Town on April 10, going 1 1/8 miles in a Claimer, Race 2, PP 9, owned by Clinton Lowry, DVM.

MISS MOONSHINE, is entered at Pimlico on April 11, going 1 1/16 miles in an Allowance Optional Claiming (not entered for a  tag) Race 2, PP 2, owned by Country Life Racing Partnership which out member James Jones is in.  





                   


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