Sunday, April 4, 2010
Happy Holidays/ 2010 Secret Ta Gold Breeding News!!!
I wanted to wish you a very happy holiday. Silver and I are in Maryland. Today is a very special day for me too. I was bred on Passover and Easter Sunday to 1994 Kentucky Derby winner Go For Gin. All went well and we will know in about thirty days if I am officially pregnant!! My daughter Silver Phoenix is doing wonderful at six weeks old. Life is wonderful and we will keep you posted as new news comes along. Marc's book is coming along nicely and we will have exciting news to report shortly!!
We Love you!!!
Secret Ta Gold and Marc
Go for Gin
1994 Kentucky Derby Winner
Winner - B. c. by Cormorant - Never Knock, by Stage Door Johnny. Trained by Nicholas P. Zito; bred in Kentucky by Pamela duPont Darmstadt.
$878,800 - gross value and $40,000 Gold Cup. Net to winner $628,800; second $145,000; third $70,000; fourth $35,000.
GO FOR GIN ducked out after the start forcing TABASCO CAT into BROCCO, quickly reached contention when straightened away, took over entering the backstretch, was well in hand while
managing a clear lead into the upper stretch, drew off quickly when roused, then held sway while drifting out in the final sixteenth as his rider took hold nearing the wire. STRODES CREEK,
allowed to settle into the backstretch, angled out while rallying leaving the far turn, then finished well to best the others while racing six wide. BLUMIN AFFAIR commenced his rally approaching
the end of the backstretch, made a run from between foes nearing midstretch but failed to sustain his bid. BROCCO, squeezed back at the start, moved within easy striking distance entering the
backstretch, loomed a strong factor inside the leaders entering the stretch then weakened under pressure. SOUL OF THE MATTER, outrun to the far turn, made a mild bid between rivals through
the upper stretch and flattened out. TABASCO CAT, forced into BROCCO at the start, quickly reached a striking position outside horses, remained a factor after moving inside on the second turn,
but gave way in the drive. SOUTHERN RHYTHM broke to the inside and was outrun for a mile, then failed to threaten while finishing seven wide. POWIS CASTLE came out after bobbling
at the start putting HOLY BULL in tight quarters, raced forwardly until the upper stretch and tired. MAHOGANY HALL, never close, clipped the heels of MEADOW FLIGHT after entering
the stretch and stumbled badly. SMILIN SINGIN SAM lacked room after the start, advanced steadily approaching the far turn to make his bid but was finished entering the stretch. MEADOW
FLIGHT was finished early. HOLY BULL, in tight after failing to break alertly raced within easy striking distance to the far turn, then tired badly. VALIANT NATURE, away in good order,
took up sharply along the inside racing into the first turn to aviod clipping heels, then gave way readily. ULISES showed speed until near the end of the backstretch and stopped badly.
Scratched- Kandaly was scratched after the fifth race because of track condition. All wagers in the straight, place, show, exacta and trifecta pools were ordered refunded. All pickthree
and pick-six wagers involving Kandaly were switched to the favorite, Holy Bull.
Medication: L- lasix
Equipment: b- blinkers
Go for Gin 120th
May 7, 1994