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HEAD HEART HOOF Places in Tom Fool-G3Saturday, March 2, 2013
Coming off back-to-back stakes victories, including the Toboggan S.-G3, HEAD HEART HOOF put in a gutsy performance to place in the Grade 3 Tom Fool H. The son of INTIDAB prompted the pace from the outset, never more than 1 1/2 lengths off the lead in this six-furlong test on Aqueduct’s inner track. Set down at the quarter pole, HEAD HEART HOOF got jostled a bit as the eventual winner drifted out slightly. He continued his drive through the stretch, noses apart of the lead with an eighth mile to go in between rivals. HEAD HEART HOOF continued to battle to the wire, falling just a nose and a length back in third behind a G1-winning millionaire. HEAD HEART HOOF has now won or placed in his last six starts, four stakes, and is nearing the $500,000 in career earnings mark.
3YO Filly Notches Second VictoryFriday, February 8, 2013
After breaking her maiden as a juvenile last November by 1 1/4 lengths at Albenga, INTIDAB’s SOUND GIRL started the year off right with a 1 1/2-length win going 1400 meters on the dirt at Varese, Italy. Her 2-year-old tally was at 1600 meters and she also had two placings last year. She is out of the Ela-Mana-Mou mare, Soundproof (Ire).
HEAD HEART HOOF Prevails in G3 Toboggan at AqueductSaturday, February 2, 2013
HEAD HEART HOOF won his debut in graded stakes company when he took the six-furlong Toboggan S.-G3 by 1/2 length. Sitting just a length back in second in the early going, this well seasoned professional by INTIDAB took the lead at the quarter pole, opened up with a furlong to go, then dug in to hold a challenger at bay. In his previous start on January 9th, HEAD HEART HOOF went wire to wire to win Aqueduct’s True and Blue S. by 2 1/4 lengths. In 2012, he won or placed in six of eight starts, including two stakes, and now has career earnings over $470,000 to go along with his 18 wins.
HEAD HEART HOOF Wires the True and Blue S. at AqueductWednesday, January 9, 2013
Outbreaking the field in this six-furlong stakes on the inner dirt track, HEAD HEART HOOF remained the leader to the wire winning by 2 1/4 lengths. The veteran son of INTIDAB pushed his career earnings to over $380,000 with 17 wins. In the race before, he placed in the six-furlong Valley Forge S. on a muddy track at Parx Racing. Earlier in 2012, HEAD HEART HOOF was runner-up in Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes S. and won or placed in six of eight starts for the year.
HEAD HEART HOOF Places in Valley Forge S.Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This journeyman racehorse now has career earnings of $335,176 after placing in the six-furlong Valley Forge S. on a muddy track at Parx Racing. HEAD HEART HOOF earlier this year was runner-up in Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes S. This 6-year-old son of has notched 16 wins in 48 starts, with 10 placings, and has won or placed in six of eight starts in 2012.
KEEWATIN ICE Wins Back-to-Back StakesSaturday, August 11, 2012
This 3-year-old filly by INTIDAB won her third career stakes, and second in-a-row, when she bested a field of nine in the Minnesota Oaks. Racing on the dirt in this one mile and 70 yards race at Canterbury Park, KEEWATIN ICE moved on the leaders three wide through the final turn, then took command in the stretch and went on to win by 1 1/2 lengths. A stakes winner as a juvenile in her second start, she has now won or placed in six stakes in nine starts.
3YO KEEWATIN ICE Wins Her Second StakesSunday, July 22, 2012
After two earlier stakes placings this year, the 3-year-old filly by INTIDAB tallied her first stakes win of the year with a dominating performance in the MTA Stallion Auction Lassie S. Stalking the pace early on in this 6 1/2-furlong dirt event at Canterbury Park, KEEWATIN ICE closed in on the leaders on the turn, then took control at the top of the stretch and drew off to win by eight lengths and was ridden out. In her last race, she placed in the Frances Genter S., and in April, making only her second start of the year, KEEWATIN ICE placed in the $100,000 Instant Racing S. at Oaklawn Park. As a 2YO, she won a Maiden Special Weight in her debut, then won the Northern Lights Debutante S., in her second career start. Lifetime, she has now won or placed in five stakes in eight starts.
Stakes Winner KEEWATIN ICE Places in the Frances Genter S.Saturday, June 23, 2012
This 3-year-old filly by INTIDAB has now won or placed in four stakes in seven lifetime starts, after her most recent placing in the six-furlong Frances Genter S., on the dirt at Canterbury Park. In April, making only her second start of the year, KEEWATIN ICE placed in the $100,000 Instant Racing S. at Oaklawn Park. As a 2YO, she won a Maiden Special Weight in her debut, then won the Northern Lights Debutante S., in her second career start.
Stakes Winner KEEWATIN ICE Places in $100,000 Stakes at OaklawnFriday, April 13, 2012
Making only her second start of the year, this 3-year-old filly by INTIDAB placed in the $100,000 Instant Racing S. going one mile on Oaklawn Park’s main track. It was just the fifth career start for KEEWATIN ICE, who won a Maiden Special Weight in her debut last year, then won the Northern Lights Debutante S. in her second start last September.
HEAD HEART HOOF Runner-up in Aqueduct StakesMonday, February 20, 2012
An earner of over $284,000, including 15 victories, this 6-year-old racetrack veteran earned his first black type when he finished runner-up in the six-furlong Hollie Hughes S. on Aqueduct’s inner track. The son of INTIDAB has now started 42 times, including a 5 1/2-length Maiden Special Weight win at Belmont as a 2-year-old in his second start. In the Hollie Hughes S., this multiple winner at Belmont and Aqueduct was allowed to drop off the early pace after breaking on top. HEAD HEART HOOF began to gain on the front runners in the turn, was four wide turning for home, got to the front by the eighth pole, was collared just inside the sixteenth pole, but dug in to hold the runner-up spot.
Stakes-Winning 2YO INTIDAB Filly Places in StakesSaturday, October 15, 2011
KEEWATIN ICE, a 2-year-old filly by INTIDAB, closed stoutly to place in the one mile $75,000 M2 Technology La Senorita S. on the turf at Retama Park on October 15.
Unhurried in the early going, KEEWATIN ICE rallied on the far turn, then went four wide for the stretch drive and made big strides on the leaders to fall just short by a head and nose. In her previous start, she won the six-furlong Northern Lights Debutante S. on dirt and won a Maiden Special Weight in her racing debut.
2YO INTIDAB Filly KEEWATIN ICE Is Now a Stakes WinnerSunday, September 04, 2011
KEEWATIN ICE, a 2-year-old filly by INTIDAB, is now two-for-two after winning the six-furlong Northern Lights Debutante S. at Canterbury Park on September 4.
Breaking a little slow from post three, KEEWATIN ICE gained position in the turn by going inside, then swung out three wide into the stretch and wore down the leaders to win going away by 1 1/4 lengths. In her debut on July 31, she won a five-furlong Maiden Special Weight, again driving clear late to pull away and win by two lengths.
Among his other stakes winners, INTIDAB is the sire of the multiple graded stakes-winning juvenile Greater Good, who also won the Rebel S.-G3.at three and earned $546,720.
INTIDAB Veteran HAMMOCK Wins Battle at SaratogaWednesday, August 31, 2011
Stakes-placed turf veteran HAMMOCK, a 7-year-old son of INTIDAB, showed that he's not quite ready for retirement after taking a one-mile turf event at Saratoga on August 31.
Settling toward the rear behind a very slow pace for the first four furlongs, the eldest in the field quickly engaged the frontrunners and it became a grueling battle from there to the finish line with HAMMOCK stretching his neck out at the wire for the win. Bred by Gallagher's Stud, he races for Niall Brennan and Anthony Mitola and is trained by Richard Schosberg.
An earner of nearly $214,000, it was HAMMOCK's fifth career win in 24 starts, and second win at Saratoga. In fact, he has started at Saratoga every year he has raced, winning a Maiden Special Weight there in his second career start back in 2007. You'd say he kind of prefers Saratoga because he also was third in an allowance in '08, second in an allowance in '09, with another third in 2010. His other accomplishments on the track include a stakes placing at Aqueduct at age five, three allowance or allowance/optional claiming wins at Belmont Park and two other top three finishes at Aqueduct.
DABNABIT Chalks up His Third Stakes VictorySunday, August 21, 2011
DABNABIT, a 6-year-old son of INTIDAB, added another stakes win to his credentials when he took the six-furlong Colts Neck H. at Monmouth Park on August 21.
Dueling with another early in the race, DABNABIT briefly lost the lead but battled back along the inside and prevailed by 1/2 length. It was his third stakes victory of his career and second of 2011. He now has earnings of $272,011 for his owner/breeder G. J. Stables.