The 1-1/2-mile Estrapade
will include Nimble Mind and Dynatar, second and third in the Yerba Buena.
One of several quality European grass specialists in the barn, Blending Element finished second in the '99 Estrapade
at Hollywood Park.
It was August 1986 and we were in the Hilton car park at Arlington Heights, Chicago, en route to the racecourse backstretch where he was readying the six-year-old mare Estrapade
to win the Arlington Million.
Upcoming stakes: At Hollywood Park: $175,000 Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap, fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles, Saturday; $250,000 Californian, 1-1/8 miles, and $150,000 Estrapade
, fillies and mares, 1-1/2 miles on turf, Sunday.
Later Sunday, McCarron and McAnally teamed up again to win the $150,000 Estrapade
Stakes on the turf with late-running Proud Fillie ($5.
HORSE RACING: Odds-on favorite Windsharp passed Miss Lady Bug on the backstretch and went on to a 4-1/2-length victory in the $103,586 Estrapade
Stakes on the Hollywood Park turf course.
5 million for the champion-to-be Estrapade
, a record price for a horse in training; had five national champions on his resume; and was revered as the breeder-owner most deserving of a great horse.
Four female stars who lit up the 1980s THE most distinguished Flat horses to die in 2005 were Pebbles, All Along, Time Charter and Estrapade
- four female champions of the 1980s who regularly beat top-class colts.
A week after he picked up Editor's Note from injured Gary Stevens and won the Belmont Stakes, Douglas took over Magic Feeling from ailing Corey Nakatani and won the $107,100 Estrapade
Stakes on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.
, champion turf mare in 1986 and the only female to win the Grade 1 Arlington Million, died from an apparent heart attack at Hill `n' Dale Farm, Kentucky on Friday morning.
grand-daughter of outstanding turf mare Estrapade
, who is also grand-dam of this year's Pouliches third Miss Mambo (by Kingmambo, like Smart Strike by Mr Prospector).
No mare has won that ten-furlong grass feature since Estrapade
in 1986, but who would care to bet against Ipi Tombe defying history again?
Superstars like Dahlia, Estrapade
, Trillion, Triptych and Youth were among more than 100 stakes winners bred by Hunt.
Outstanding turf runner Estrapade
, 20, has an erratic produce record but has foaled a Graded-placed performer and is in foal to Hennessy.
Runner-up Theatrical (by Nureyev) and third-placed Estrapade
(by Vaguely Noble) had both been Pattern winners in Europe before developing into formidable performers in the States; home-grown victor Manila (like Dancing Brave, a son of Lyphard) was the best specialist grass runner ever produced in the States.