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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Panty Raid

- Panty Raid was retired today with an injury described by owner John Greathouse as not career-ending.

“By the time we would have been able to get her back to the races it might have been this fall....She was already home.” [Bloodhorse]
Truth is that her last two races were disappointing (as the even money favorite each time), particularly her comeback effort, a lethargic 7th at Churchill last month. I'd guess that they'd have brought her back if they thought it was worthwhile. It's funny looking back at her past performances and realizing that her win in the G1 American Oaks, in which she defeated older horses as a three-year old last fall, was her only career race on the grass. She did run on the Keeneland Poly, where she picked up her second G1 win in the Spinster. But she regressed in her subsequent two starts leading up to her retirement.

Panty Raid is by Include (Broad Brush), out of a mare by Private Account (Damascus); she's totally free of Mr. Prospector, and has just one instance of Northern Dancer - that in the 6th generation. So her owners would certainly seem to have a lot of options (she will not be bred this year). I was fooling around with the Hypo Mating feature on Pedigree Query, which is part of their paid features, and I liked the combo with Any Given Saturday (Distorted Humor). The resulting foal would be inbred 4x4 to Seattle Slew, and have linebreeding to influential sires like Ribot, War Admiral, Princequillo, and the like. But when I went to the Stallion Register and generated the free True Nicks report (featured for many stallions; just plug in the mare and get a free pdf report), the combination got a D. I'm assuming that doesn't stand for Dandy.


Anonymous said...

I suppose you can now lump Panty Raid in with Nobiz Like Shobiz. While yes both are injured at the moment, the consulting senior vets said each respectively could return to racing this year without issue. Yet unable to make a particular race goal for each this year their respective connections have chosen to retire them.

No one said that to Da Hoss, did they?

If anyone thought IEAH's President was not quite on the 'up and up' it might be laundry list of items in this article: Bloomberg May 28 'Big Brown Owner, Fined by NASD, Plans $100 Million Hedge Fund'

It feels like Robert 'Come Grow with us' Brennan of the crooked First Jersey Securities and Due Process Stables has returned in a feel. Although Mr. Brennan is still in Ft. Dix Federal serving his time.

Didn't Brennan, via his Int'l Thoroughbred Breeders (ITB), buy or try to buy several Jersey race tracks on top of his stable of horses and KY, NJ and NY racing barns? I'm sure Robert only wishes he had thought up a racing hedge fund in his day.

Alan Mann said...

Glimmer - Wow, thanks for sending along that link on Iavarone; I think we'll have to delve into that a little more, eh? Good parallel with Brennan, as he too got in trouble over penny stocks. And yes, Brennan actually bought, renovated, and reopened Garden State Park several years after that track literally burned to the ground in the 70's.