Street Boss

Street Boss Filly All the Way in Seeking the Ante

With the connections of would-be favorite Miss Alacrity (Munnings) electing to keep their charge in Kentucky, speedster November Rein proved best of the rest at odds-on to kick off the New York-bred stakes action Friday. Beaten a neck when second on debut downstate June 18, the dark bay broke through emphatically by 5 1/2 lengths going a furlong shorter here July 16. Falling forward at the start, November Rein was pursued by pricey FTFMAR buy Velvet Sister through splits of :22.47 and :45.98 and turned for home glued to the...

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Street Boss Colt Gallops In Belmont Bow

1st-Belmont, $87,300, Msw, 7-10, 2yo, 6f (off turf), 1:10.70, gd, 2 1/4 lengths. DOCTOR JEFF (c, 2, Street Boss--Wild Bea {SP}, by Wild Rush), entered for main track only, took over favoritism from chief market rival Fort Ticonderoga (War Front) in the final minutes and made 13-10 look like a gift in the Saturday opener from Belmont. Drawn just outside Fort Ticonderoga in gate two, Doctor Jeff was hustled away from stalls by Joel Rosario and cut out the opening couple of furlongs in :22.61 while under light urging. Ridden...

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Street Boss Colt Sharp at Santa Anita

2nd-Santa Anita, $63,196, Msw, 5-9, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :52.04, ft, 4 lengths. STREET ART (c, 2, Street Boss--Cool Jazz, by Henny Hughes) was backed down to 8-5 for this first outing and ran to the money to lead home a one-two for his sire. Quickly clear, the chestnut was chased by Bochombo (Street Boss) around the bend but was not for catching as he cruised home a convincing four-length winner. The winner is a grandson of MGISW I Ain't Bluffing (Pine Bluff), making his dam a half to GSW/MGISP two-turn...

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Harty Outdoes Former Boss in La Brea

For 14 years, Irishman Eoin Harty worked as the right-hand man to trainer Bob Baffert, helping oversee the careers of the dual Classic-winning duo of Silver Charm (1997) and Real Quiet (1998) among many other luminaries. For the last two decades, Harty has served as an American-based conditioner for Godolphin, having developed the likes of Street Cry (Ire), champion Tempera--whom he trained to a victory in the 2001 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies--and Dubai Escapade. Now 58 and a decade removed from his most recent Grade I success, Harty was...

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Street Boss Colt Makes Waves At Doncaster

A Street Boss colt proved a profitable pinhook for consignor Malcolm Bastard during the Arqana portion of the joint Goffs UK/Arqana Breeze-Up Sale, fetching £620,000 from Stroud Coleman Bloodstock and Hong Kong-based trainer John Size near the end of the session. The son of the Flatter mare Undo had been bought for $120,000 at Keeneland September.

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Chitu Colt Claims Quarter-Mile Bullet at OBS Thursday

A colt by Chitu (hip 297) turned in the fastest quarter-mile breeze of Thursday's fifth under-tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training when covering the distance in :20 3/5 for Kenny Davis and Sherry Mansfield's Hawk's Nest. The youngster, one of three juveniles consigned to the auction by the couple, was purchased by Davis and partner Gary Logsdon for $48,000 at last year's OBS October sale. "When I bought him as a yearling, I figured he could do it," Davis said from...

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Not This Time Filly Zips Fastest Quarter at OBS

A filly by Not This Time, mirroring the quick start of her freshman sire's progeny on the racetrack, claimed the fastest quarter-mile breeze time of the week so far when covering the distance in :20 1/5 during Monday's second under-tack preview ahead of next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Consigned by Top Line Sales, hip 1254 is out of graded stakes winner Sheza Smoke Show (Wilko). "When we led her up there, we knew she would go fast, but we had no idea she...

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Street Boss Colt 'Golden' in Smarty Jones S.

Gold Street earned 10 points towards the GI Kentucky Derby Friday with a front-running score in Oaklawn's Smarty Jones S. Let go at 10-1 in this first try beyond six furlongs, the $150,000 KEESEP buy went straight to the lead under Martin Garcia and loped along through splits of :24.08 and :48.96 with Lynn's Map (Liam's Map) glued to his outside hip. That rival called it quits on the backstretch and 'TDN Rising Stars' Three Technique and Shoplifted ranged up to challenge entering the turn. However, Gold Street still had...

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Monday's Racing Insights: Baffert Unveils Pricey Pair of OBS Purchases

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-SA, $55K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:30 p.m. ET Trainer Bob Baffert unveils two more members of his extremely well-stocked stable in the form of a pair of pricey OBS acquisitions. Merneith (American Pharoah) was a $350,000 Fasig-Tipton November weanling turned $600,000 OBSMAR graduate after a :20 4/5 breeze in Ocala. Her dam Flattermewithroses (Flatter) became a stakes winner when breaking her maiden at 53-1 in the 2012 Voodoo Dancer S. over seven yielding turf furlongs at Belmont. Reem (Danza), a $74,000 Fasig-Tipton October...

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