Horse Racing

Hoosier Philly impresses in Golden Rod

Tom Amoss has trained some talented people. First, he conditions golden legacy for part of her career. The $30,000 bargain went on to attract two tier 1 races and over $2.3 million in earnings. More recently, Amoss has excelled Queen Serengeti . Hoosier Philly .

And according to Amoss, “we still haven’t seen the best of her.”

The coach was full of praise for his highly-rated student following Hoosier Philly’s easy five-minute win in the $400,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) on November 26 at Churchill Downs.

“On her first start, we had to run her a short distance, 5 1/2 the long distance, and she won, and she looked good doing it, but you can’t know what Hoosier Philly was talking about and when we ran two laps with her you did,” Amoss said. “And she showed it again today. I feel very lucky to have someone as talented as her. And I’ve said over and over again that I’ve never met anyone so good. like her. I’m so lucky to be a part of her team. She’s got amazing talent, God-given. I’ve never met anyone like this.”

Featured from the outset, Hoosier Philly was acquired by dealer Lauren Carlisle for $510,000 in Keeneland’s September 2020 annual sale by dealer Lauren Carlisle on behalf of new owners Bill Stone and Rod Ratcliff . The pair formed the Gold Standard Racing Stable partnership. Hoosier Philly was their first starter when she won her debut under Twin Spiers in September.

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“I grew up in Evansville, Indiana, 100 miles from here, and I used to hitchhike to see the races in Churchill,” Stone said. “It’s been a long time, but my heart is still for Churchill Downs, and I’ve been to some Kentucky Derby games. It’s been fun to be here, and I really admire what’s happened here. Fifty years ago when I was here, Churchill was still great, but not like this.”

As the sun began to descend over Louisville, the field of seven fillings filled the gate for the 1/16-mile test for young fillings. Embarking on a thrilling romp in the Rags to Riches Stakes in this oval on October 30, Hoosier Philly has been bet less than even by the time of posting.

Overtaken by Edgar Morales, her only companion in three starts, Hoosier Philly placed third behind her as runner-up Rags to Riches T max and Stonestreet stables’ Pure Pauline beat it for the first six periods, yielding stable fractions of :24.29, :47.79 and 1:12.28. Hoosier Philly floated three laps ahead of her rivals at the home turn and flew for control under a motionless Morales.

Daughter of into naughty straight into the ropes under the Churchill lights, the chronograph stopped at 1:43.94 on the fast main track, running a second faster than the men running in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) one race later. .

Hoosier Philly paid $2.96 for a $2 winning ticket. Long shot Knockyoursocksoff , coached by Chris Block, finished second in the Golden Rod on her dirty debut after a second attempt in Jessamine Stakes (G2T) at Keeneland last time. by Godolphin Quite mischievous a blue-blood product of Into Mischief and the mare that won first place in the Pretty City Dancer race, fell behind in third place on her first attempt at the joint stock company.

“When you get really, really good people like Tom Amoss and Lauren Carlisle, you get good horses,” says Stone. “Tom has trained her very well. And we are lucky because she is just a very special horse. As Edgar (Morales) said last time, there are some gears that people have not seen, because So we’re excited to see what she’s capable of.”

Being 3 to 3 on the Churchill Downs strip, it’s hard not to dream of Kentucky Oaks lilies for Hoosier Philly relationships. Amoss pointed out that both Hoosier Philly and Kentucky Jockey Club finished second Curly Jack will be refreshed in Ocala, Fla., before pursuing their 3-year-old campaigns. During the winter, Amoss is based in New Orleans at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots.

Hoosier Philly, bred by Candy Meadows in Kentucky, was the first foal in the herd faucet mare Tapella . The mare, itself worth $750,000, was created from the undefeated mare Any Saturday mare Princess Arabella , a bet winner showed signs of greatness before retiring early due to an injury into her 3-year-old season. Tapella has a young pony own and a foal weaning by justification .

Although Amoss gave up the tiny 2-year-old championship to NetJets Breeders’ Cup heroine Juvenile Fillies (G1) magic wheel he looks forward to taking on trainee Mark Casse next year.

“Definitely Wonder Wheel is[the champion]she’s got two points 1. But we’re looking forward to playing against her,” Amoss said. “I have absolutely no regrets about not being in the Breeders’ Cup. I was looking for this dirty girl, and she was looking for me.”

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