Ain't No Elmers

Into Mischief Filly Gets the 'Call' in Miss Preakness

Mundaye Call (Into Mischief), an eye-catching winner in track-record time of the Runhappy Audubon Oaks at Ellis Park Aug. 9, seeks her first graded score in Saturday's GIII Miss Preakness S. at Pimlico. After recording a field-best 100 Beyer Speed Figure in that front-running, 7 1/4-length decision, the OXO Equine colorbearer got caught up in a torrid pace in Churchill's GII Eight Belles S. Sept. 4 and tired to fourth. The 7-5 morning-line favorite takes on a pair of 'TDN Rising Stars' here, including the field's lone Grade I winner...

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Competitive Field Set For Dogwood

A competitive field of eight sophomore fillies are set to line up Saturday for the GIII Dogwood S. at Churchill Downs. Four Graces (Majesticperfection) looks to follow in the hoofprints of her MGSW half-brother McCraken (Ghostzapper) and secure her first black-type victory here. A debut winner at Gulfstream Mar. 1, the Whitham Thoroughbreds homebred was fourth in a Hallandale optional claimer Apr. 10 and returned to winning ways in another optional claimer over this track and trip May 16. 'TDN Rising Star' Ain't No Elmers (Goldencents) looks to return to...

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Saturday's Racing Insights: $1.2M Medaglia d'Oro Tries GP Turf

1st-GP, $45K, Msw, 3yo, 8fT, 12:45 p.m. ET HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud's HERO D'ORO (Medaglia d'Oro) gets a chance at redemption while trying the turf for the first time. A disinterested 10th in his career debut on the main track here Feb. 29, the $1.2-million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream graduate gets the services of Irad Ortiz Jr. for this return. Out of After Thought (Fusaichi Pegasus), the Chad Brown trainee is a half-brother to a pair of stakes winners on the turf--Annulment and Youngest Daughter. This is the family...

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Goldencents Filly Keeping Kerber 'Glued' To Racing

Owner and breeder John Kerber estimates that he purchased his first broodmare in 1960, three years into his tenure as a junior high school science teacher. Some six decades later, undefeated 'TDN Rising Star' Ain't No Elmers (Goldencents) is the filly the affable octogenarian calls "the one I've been waiting for my whole life." "At my age, how many more like this can I expect?" wondered Kerber, 83, who resides in the small town of Emmetsburg, Iowa, in the northwest quadrant of the state. Kerber acquired the filly's dam, Voussoir...

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Goldencents Filly Romps To Remain Undefeated, Becomes 'TDN Rising Star'

Sent out at 70 cents on the dollars to follow up on a 6 1/2-length success over track and distance Feb. 15, Ain't No Elmers (Goldencents) decimated a field of first-level allowance company by nine lengths Wednesday to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star' at the Fair Grounds. Content to drop back off a fast early quarter mile after taking them wire-to-wire first time out, Ain't No Elmers was trapped out four wide, but traveled into it nicely with cover as they approached the top of the lane. Switched out...

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