Out With the Old - In With the New
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Out With the Old - In With the New

August 31, 2011

August was a bitter sweet month for LGS. Although we had to say goodbye to hard-knocking 4-year-old gelding No Shenanigans and 3-year-old filly Mayday Maria, our 2-year-old colt El Padrino made an impressive debut at Saratoga.

 

No Shenanigans was claimed for $22,000 at Monmouth Park by trainer Howard E. Wolfendale and owner Robert L. Cole, Jr.

All his wins came over the Monmouth Park oval, winning at ages 2, 3 and 4. Although he was ultimately a horse known more for his wonderous morning workouts than his afternoon record, he did provide some good excitement with 21 starts at 9 different racetracks and even a Grade 1 race at Keeneland.

No Shenanigans' record was 21-3-2-3 and earned $158,227 in purses while racing in LGS colors.

Mayday Maria was claimed for $25,000 at Saratoga by trainer William Phipps and owner Stonegate Racing Stables.

Making her debut at Saratoga with an encouraging 2nd place finish over the turf, we thougt she could go on and really make a name for herself. Her first start at 3 was again on the turf, and she finished an OK 3rd. After a remakable breeze over the dirt, we brought her back in a maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park where she won very impressively and looked to be on the rise.

Unfortunately, Mayday Maria couldn't take the next step and and her form dropped off. Mayday Maria's record was 8-1-2-2 and earned $54,195 in purses while racing in LGS colors. 

El Padrino, a 2-year-old colt by Pulpit, made his debut at Saratoga with an mpressive second place finish. This kind of an effort, while factoring the education he gained, gives this colt a tremendous foundation to build on.

Jockey John Velazquez was very impressed with how El Padrino not only responded, performed and finished up, but also how he handle himself throughout. To watch the Race Replay, CLICK HERE.

So, as we say goodbye to our two gray runners No Shenanigans and Mayday Maria,  we welcome in a promissing 2-year-old, El Padrino.