Tony Alagna's two-year-olds were ready to rock on Saturday morning at Meadowlands Racetrack, winning five of the 13 qualifying events at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, plant.
Alagna's victories were with pacing fillies Donna Lee [1:57.2, Andy Miller] and Sombodythatiustono [1:56.2, Andy Miller] and pacing colts Cyclone [1:55.4, Yannick Gingras], Captaintreacherous [1:55.4, Tim Tetrick] and Validus Deo [Andy Miller, 1:57].
Donna Lee, a Real Artist filly, is owned by Cheap Speed Stable and Joe Sbrocco. She was bred by Arlene and Jules Siegel and was purchased for $25,000 at the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale.
Donna Lee is the second foal out of the Western Ideal mare Katies Western ($120,100), a half-sister to Kikikatie (Real Artist, $1,415,566), Just Wait Kate (Real Artist, $387,931) and Kiss Me Kate (Real Artist, $284,820).
Sombodythatiustono, a daughter of Tell All bred by Brittany Farms, is owned by Alagna Racing LLC., who bought her for just $3,000 at the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Sombodythatiustono is the first foal out of the Western Hanover mare Treasure Keeper, a half-sister to Lightning Treasure (Western Ideal, $749,719) and Real Special (Real Desire, $227,892).
Cyclone is a Rocknroll Hanover colt owned by Brittany Farms, Little E LLC., Joe Sbrocco, and Mindset Partners. Cyclone was bred by Perretti Farms and was purchased for $70,000 at the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale.
Cyclone is the initial foal out of the Dragon Again mare Hurrikane Cleo, a full sister to Upfront Hannahsboy ($333,995). Hurrikane Cleo is out of the Jennas Beach Boy mare Shes A Daisy, whose dam is Shady Daisy (Falcon Seelster, $1,807,755).
Captaintreacherous, a colt from the first crop of Somebeachsomewhere, is owned by Brittany Farms, Joe Sbrocco, and Captaintreacherous Stable. Captaintreacherous was bred by White Birch Farm and was sold for $250,000 at the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Captaintreacherous is the first foal out of the Artsplace mare Worldly Treasure ($100,064), a full sister to Worldly Beauty ($2,146,076).
Validus Deo, a colt by Lis Mara, is owned by Cheap Speed Stable and Alan Alber of Thornhill, Ontario. Validus Deo was bred by MJG Racing Stables Inc. and Louis Willinger and was bought for $50,000 at the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale.
Validus Deo is the first foal out of the Art Major mare Madam Countess ($186,006), a half-sister to John Adams (Cams Card Shark, $556,211) and Trebuchet (Ball And Chain, $125,744).
Trainer Ray Schnittker also had multiple wins, prevailing with trotting filly Muscles Secret [1:59.3] and trotting gelding Simaz [2:03.3]. Schnittker drove both horses himself.
Schnittker also co-owns Muscles Secret, a Muscles Yankee filly, with Ted Gewertz and Little E LLC. Muscles Secret was bred by Herb Liverman and was purchased for $55,000 at the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale.
Muscles Secret is the tenth foal out of the Sir Taurus mare So So Chic ($100,475), making her a full sister to the late Strong Yankee ($1,495,805) and Homerun Hitter ($134,564) and a half-sister to the exported Yankee Slide (Self Possessed, $362,674).
Schnittker also co-owns Simaz, a gelding by Credit Winner, with Simaz Stable. Simaz was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms Inc. and was taken out of the 2011 Standardbred Horse Sale for $70,000.
Simaz is the third foal out of the Angus Hall mare Sorbet Hanover, a half-sister to Spellbound Hanover (Donerail, $962,365), Up Front Ben (Andover Hall, $291,563), the exported Symphonic Hanover (Cantab Hall, $265,116), Sooner Hanover (Balanced Image, $244,351) and the exported Symphony Hanover (Balanced Image, $144,056).
Other winners during the 14-race session were:
-Elgin Special [2:01.4]. Trainer Trond Smedshammer also drove this daughter of Credit Winner for co-owner Rod Ferguson, who bred Elgin Special with the late Bob Anderson, and co-owner David Anderson, who is Bob Anderson's son.
Elgin Special is the fifth foal out of the Malabar Man mare Spumoni, a full sister to Mars Bar ($432,535) and a half-sister to Pizza Dolce (Conway Hall, $668,824) and Big Stick Lindy (Conway Hall, $236,176).
-Deja Vu Too [2:01]. Yannick Gingras was at the lines behind this filly from the first crop of Deweycheatumnhowe for trainer Jonas Czernyson and owner Consus Racing Stable Inc. Deja Vu Too was bred by Fredericka Caldwell and Bluestone Farms LLC. and was sold for $40,000 at the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Deja Vu Too is the second foal out of the Andover Hall mare Danae ($531,001, the 2007 Hambletonian Oaks winner. Danae is also a half-sister to Tasty Chip (Pine Chip, $171,772).
Trotting Colts & Geldings
-Match Play [2:01.3]. Brian Sears drove this Donato Hanover colt for trainer Chris Oakes and owners J And T Silva Stables LLC., Norman Smiley, Gerald Smiley, and T L P Stable.
Match Play, who is the fifth foal out of the Yankee Glide mare Stroke Play ($1,284,688), was bred by Jorgen Jahre and was acquired for $210,000 at the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
-Explosive Action [1:58.3]. Andy Miller piloted Explosive Action, a Conway Hall colt, for breeder/owner/trainer John Grasso. Explosive Action is the first foal out of the Credit Winner mare Yettas Angel, a half-sister to Affirmed Action (Conway Hall, $181,463).
-Banco Solo [2:03]. Ron Pierce was in the bike behind this Master Glide colt for trainer Kenneth Oscarsson and owner-breeder Atlantic Trot Inc. Banco Solo is the third foal out of the Dream Vacation mare Silver Thatch.
-Rocknrollnitemare [1:56.1]. This victorious Rocknroll Hanover filly was driven by Andy Miller for trainer Julie Miller and owners/breeders Andray Farm and David J. Miller.
Rocknrollnitemare is the eighth foal out of the Kiev Hanover mare Banska Bela, making her a half-sister to Isle Of Patmos (Astreos, $665,909) and Traczar (Blissfull Hall, $210,951).
Pacing Colts & Geldings
-Troon [1:55.4]. Tim Tetrick piloted Troon, a gelded son of Rocknroll Hanover, for trainer John Butenschoen and owner Vip Internet Stable LLC. Troon was bred by Claude Gendreau Stb Inc. and brought $13,000 at the 2011 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale.
Troon is the second foal out of the Ball And Chain mare Madura ($261,323), a half-sister to Four Starz Esquire (Blissfull Hall, $170,581).
For full charts of the baby races, click the link below.
Meadowlands Baby Race Results - 6/23/2012