Our now-4-year-old filly SWEET HALORY put in a game, game effort to win a 6-furlong allowance at Fair Grounds Racetrack yesterday. YAYYYYY!


Sweet Halory in California.

She’s a filly with tons of ability, which she showed by winning her career debut at Del Mar, and she has two wins and two seconds, now, from six career starts in the intervening two years.  So she has demanded LOTS of patience from us.  But she’s earned $77,290 in those six starts!

Here’s how the Thoroughbred Daily News today summarized her story in a feature write-up today….and I must tell you it was a thrill to read!

  • SWEET HALORY (f, 4, Hold Me Back–Brushed Halory {MGSW, $496,050}, by Broad Brush) scored on debut at Del Mar in November of 2015 and was second behind TDN Rising Star Bendable (Horse Greeley) in her sophomore debut July 1 at Santa Anita. Eased in a Del Mar turf sprint Aug. 4 [of 2016], she finished eighth back on the dirt there Sept. 3 before running second Oct. 22 in Arcadia for a $50,000 tag in her final start for the Doug O’Neill barn. Off as the 19-10 favorite here, the bay tracked from second through a :22.69 quarter, swung into action three deep approaching the stretch and outkicked game frontrunner Promisedyouheaven (Unbridled’s Song) by a neck. Sweet Halory is a half to Sly Storm (Storm Cat), MSW, $235,922, while her dam is a half to MGSW Key Lory (Key to the Mint), GSW/MGISP Halory Hunter (Jade Hunter), GSW/G1SP Van Nistelrooy (Storm Cat) and GSW Prory (Procida). Brushed Halory is responsible for an unraced sophomore filly named Verna Lea, a 2-year-old filly by Stormy Atlantic and foaled a colt by Violence last term.

It was her first start for trainer Tom Amoss, and her jockey was Shaun Bridgmahon.  WC Racing became our partner in her as a yearling, our first joint venture and the start of Team Rosecrest… about which we still owe you the back story!  Here’s a link to her chart:  Sweet Halory’s chart 

I’m sorry to report that Rosecrest no longer owns SASSY ROSE, as she was claimed by Art Sherman in her claiming race a couple of weeks ago.  That’s the risk you run when you drop them down to the easier competition of the claiming ranks.  I’m just glad she was claimed by such a great trainer and we do wish her and her new people the best of luck.  (And we like to think that maybe she’s gotten an up close, stable row sighting of CALIFORNIA CHROME !!)

The final note in this quick-racing-update post is that PISTOL PACKIN ROSE had a good work two days ago at Los Alamitos. She went 4 furlongs in 48.2, which was the eleventh best of the day.  She should be in a race next week.

Whew!  We don’t have long to wait for the first foal of 2017, Chuck tells me.