Archive for May, 2010

Is Evening Jewel Next?

Posted in Omnisurface Watch on May 30th, 2010 by dana – Comments Off

(Jamie Newell)

Evening Jewel, the 3-year old filly who gave champion Blind Luck a run for her money in the Kentucky Oaks, is set to try turf for the first time on Monday in the Grade 2 Hollywood Honeymoon at Hollywood Park.

She’s won the Grade 1 Ashland on synthetic and, as mentioned earlier, placed to Blind Luck on dirt. Best of luck to her in her first attempt on turf!

Update: She did it! Evening Jewel is our latest Omnisurface Star!

Tizaqueena Gets Synthetic Win

Posted in Won on 3 on May 29th, 2010 by dana – Comments Off

Tizaqueena joins the “Won on all three” category with her win in the G3 Arlington Matron. Rider ET Baird controlled the pace with incredibly slow fractions and opened up in the stretch.

This was Tizaqueena’s first race on synthetics. Trainer Michael Stidham said he wasn’t sure what her was next move was right after the race, but if she gets a graded win on dirt she’ll join the ranks of the “all graded” wins.

Congrats to Tizaqueena and her connections!

General Quarters Joins the Ranks

Posted in Graded Stakes, Won on 3 on May 21st, 2010 by dana – Comments Off

General Quarters fighting off a game Court Vision in the Woodford Reserve (wendyu)

What with all the hubbub of the Triple Crown and launching of Hello Race Fans, General Quarters rolled right under the radar! Not only his a newly minted Omnisurface Star with this thrilling win the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve on the Kentucky Derby card, he’s an ALL GRADED Omnisurface Star on the verge of joining Lava Man as an all Grade 1 winner if he pulls off a win in the upcoming Stephen Foster on dirt!

We’ll be rooting for him, and in the meantime we’ll get a page up for him. Be sure to check out the Won on all 3 tab as well.