11.18.2017

A Silent Name Exactor in Frost King Stakes

In a battle between two Silent Name juveniles, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet (pictured inside, yellow......

In a battle between two Silent Name juveniles, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet (pictured inside, yellow silks) held off Stronach Stables' Silent Sting to win the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-olds on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Jockey Rafael Hernandez worked out the winning trip aboard the 9-5 favourite for trainer Robert Tiller, who earned his 11th stakes victory of the season – second-most at the Woodbine meet. A winner of the Clarendon Stakes this summer, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet now accounts for two of those wins.

Breaking well from the outer post nine, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet stalked outside mid-pack with Silent Sting tracking him before those two sprang into action turning for home in the seven-furlong sprint. Inge had led the field through fractions of :23.32 and :46.61 with Beer Pressure (also by Silent Name) pressing the pace and taking over command at the top of the stretch. However, Be Vewy Vewy Quiet struck in the stretch, rallying four-wide outside of Smooth Talk, and then held off the oncoming Silent Sting by a head for the victory in 1:23.28. The Giant Gizmo son Royal Laser, bumped at the start, closed from last to show, finishing just ahead of Beer Pressure.

“Robert and I were talking about it before the race. We liked the post position and that helped us a lot,” said Hernandez, who was paired up with Be Vewy Vewy Quiet for the first time in the gelding’s five career starts. “That was one of the reasons we won the race. The horse set up perfect today. He relaxed good and he made his run down the lane. He showed up today.”

Both Hernandez and Tiller agreed the homebred youngster could go two turns in the future.

“Absolutely...I always thought that he’s a horse that would stretch out and he proved it today going seven-eighths,” said Tiller. “I think the mare throws distance horses so I really think he’ll go long. He’s got heart. He got beat a couple of close races, they were short races and a few excuses, but he’s run hard every time.”

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet now boasts three wins along with a pair of stakes-placings, defeated less than a length in both the Colin and Bull Page, for more than $200,000 in earnings for owners Frank Di Giulio Jr., Anthony D'Onofrio and J. Peri.

-edited from www.woodbineentertainment.com, photo by Michael Burns

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11.16.2017

2018 Kentucky Stud Fees Announced

Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth......

Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America.

A homebred son of Adena Kentucky stallion Awesome Again, Ghostzapper enjoyed considerable success in 2017 with 15 black-type winners, eight graded winners, and two grade 1 winners, and his progeny earnings exceeded $10.3 million. His 2018 fee will be $85,000, increased from $75,000 last year.

Adena Kentucky first-crop sires Point of Entry and Fort Larned were both represented by their first stakes winners in 2017, with Fort Larned's daughter Blonde Bomber earning a placing in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1). 

First-crop yearlings by Mucho Macho Man, a millionaire and grade 1-winning son of Adena stallion Macho Uno, were well received at the sales. Mucho Macho Man ranked among the top first-crop sires at the Keeneland September sale by median and by average. 

The 2018 breeding season may also see the addition of multiple grade 1 winner and Canadian champion Shaman Ghost. The son of Ghostzapper is still in training. His fee will be announced upon retirement.

The full 2018 Adena Kentucky Stallion Roster
Awesome Again - Private
Capo Bastone - $4,000
City Wolf  - $4,000
Fort Larned  - $7,500
Ghostzapper - $85,000
Macho Uno - $15,000
Mucho Macho Man - $10,000
North Light - Private
Point of Entry - $20,000
Shaman Ghost - (possible)

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Adena Springs Stallions Season Request | Hypomating
Awesome Again

Awesome Again
Private Fee
Kentucky

Capo Bastone

Capo Bastone
$4,000 S&N
Kentucky

City Wolf

City Wolf
$4,000 S&N
Kentucky

Fort Larned

Fort Larned
$7,500 S&N
Kentucky

Ghostzapper

Ghostzapper
$85,000 S&N
Kentucky

Giant Gizmo

Giant Gizmo
Canada

Hunters Bay

Hunters Bay
$85,000 S&N
Canada

Macho Uno

Macho Uno
$15,000 S&N
Kentucky

Milwaukee Brew

Milwaukee Brew
Canada

Mucho Macho Man

Mucho Macho Man
$10,000 S&N
Kentucky

North Light

North Light
Private Fee
Kentucky

Point of Entry

Point of Entry
$20,000 S&N
Kentucky

Rookie Sensation

Rookie Sensation
Canada

Silent Name

Silent Name
Canada

Silver Max

Silver Max
Canada

Singing Saint

Singing Saint
Canada

Sligo Bay

Sligo Bay
Canada

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