News from the MOF Racing Teams
.10.25.03 – BREEDER'S CUP MOF CHAMPIONSHIPS
/\ Mystical Oasis Farms had a unbelievable showing at the 2003 World Thoroughbred Championships Breeder's Cup. We sent a total of 20 horses, competing in 11 of the 12 races, and we came back with 3 wins, 3 thirds, and 4 fourths:
/\ASSASSIN wins the 2003 Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies
/\RIPTIDE wins the 2003 Breeder's Cup Juvenile Filly Turf
/\MF POINT GIVEN wins the 2003 Breeder's Cup Turf
/\4TH TORNADO placed in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Distaff
/\WS POINT VENUTI placed in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Mile
/\HIP HOP BE BOP placd in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Sprint
/\CAESAR placd in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Juvenile Turf
/\DEMESLAGKMSDREO placed in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Juvenile
/\B.G. DYCE placd in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Turf
/\ALL RHYTHM NO BLUES placed in the 2003 Breeder's Cup Classic
Congratulations, Team MOF!! You deserve it!
.10.07.03 – SAYING GOODBYE TO THE DUCK
/\ One of MOF's top racers and a barn and WH favorite, GCh. Oregon Duck has been retired from racing after he was found to have bone chips in his left front ankle. While they were repairable, it would be a long recovery; and he has already been plagued with injury and illness throughout the year. Joey will finish out his years as a stud here at his home at MOF. Even though we are sad to announce Joey's retirement, we are thrilled to have him as part of our breeding program. He has already been bred to four MOF mares--Ocean Dancer, SoDa Can, Powertrip, and BF Love Smitten. All four have been confirmed in foal.
.10.07.03 – ONE LAST CHANCE
/\ MOF finally gets entrants in the Breeder's Cup Sprint & Juvenile when Hip Hop Be Bop qualified to the Sprint via the raffle, and Demeslagkmsdreo qualified to the Juvenile via the raffle.
Go Hip Hop & Demes!!
.10.04.03 – HITTING A HOMER TOWARDS THE BC
/\ In the final Breeder's Cup Prep of the year, MOF came up with several big home runs. The boys of MOF finally step up to the plate and hit in a couple of BC qualifications: Incident At Belmont claimed his first win of the year in the Classic Prep #3, while Subrosa made it to the Juvenile Turf, Secret Agent gave MOF it's first Juvenile placing, and WS Point Venuti squeezed into the Mile. The ladies continued swinging their big bats as well, and MOF comes up with nine more BC qualifiers.
The following horses are now qualified to the BC:
/\4TH TORNADO - Distaff
/\RUN - Distaff
/\NOODLES - Juvenile Fillies
/\WS POINT VENUTI - Mile
/\CAESAR - Juvenile Turf
/\SUBROSA - Juvenile Turf
/\SECRET AGENT - Juvenile
/\INCIDENT AT BELMONT - Classic
/\MISS DRAMA QUEEN - Steeplechase
.09.20.03 – THE BOURNE IDENTITY OKAY
/\ The Bourne Identity suffered a torn suspensory ligiment in her left hind leg after her bad stumble in the BC Prep #2. She is doing well now, and after a minimum of 6 months of rest and recuperation, it is possible that she will be able to return to racing. We wish Matt only the best and hope that she will one day be able to return to the track for Team MOF.
.09.13.03 – BC PREP MARRED BY ACCIDENT
/\ The second BC Prep was marred by accident for Team MOF, when one of our top, promising two year old fillies, The Bourne Identity, stumbled badly in the Juvenile Fillies Prep #2 and had to be taken away by ambulance. As of now, the injury does not appear to be life-threatening, but it is potentially career-ending.
.09.13.03 – BUILDING TO THE BC
/\ In the second Breeder's Cup Prep, MOF didn't come out quite as big as it did in the first one, but we still managed to qualify a handful more horses.
The following horses are now qualified to the BC:
/\J.D. SALINGER - Mile
/\FIRST VALOR - Juvenile Filly Turf
/\SORCERESS OF LORIEN - Filly & Mare Turf
/\B.G. DYCE - Turf
.08.16.03 – MOF ET ALL. QUALIFIED
/\ In the first Breeder's Cup Prep of the year, MOF had a great turnout, qualifing 6 horses to the World Thoroughbred Championships in October. The following horses are now headed towards the BC for Team MOF:
/\ BROKEN HEART - Distaff
/\ ASSASSIN - Juvenile Filles
/\ RIPTIDE - Juvenile Filly Turf
/\ MODUS OPERANDI - Filly & Mare Turf
/\ MF POINT GIVEN - Turf
/\ ALL RHYTHM NO BLUES - Classic
.07.01.03 – AND THE TIDE ROLLS
/\ Riptide becomes the first ever winner of the inagural Juvenile Turf Crown after she rolls by the rest of the field in the final leg to win the Caribbean S (GIT) handily. With this win, Riptide catapults into her Ch. status and boosts her earnings to $243,500. Go, Riptide!!!
.07.11.03 – THE ONLY BLUES IS FOR THE BOYS
/\ All Rhythm No Blues challnged the boys in the Sri Lanka Independence RD, and the boys came up empty handed. Blues handled them easily and took the win in the (GI) Jupiter Cup.
.07.01.03 – DESERT DOMINATION
/\ MOF's racing teams put in a brilliant showing in the Dubai World Cup. Fly's Du Love took the (GI) Dubai Duty Free on the turf, whileThe Mexican finished 3rd in the same race. B.G. Dyce made a spectacular comeback from a couple of dull performances to win the (GI) Sheema Classic on the turf, beating out two of last year's turf EAC winners. In the (GI) UAE Derby Incident At Belmont bounced back from his dismal TC to finish a close 2nd. Holiday held on for 4th in the (GI) Dubai Taa'la Maei on the turf, and MF Point Given also pulled out a 4th place in the (GI) Dubai Sacer Al Mayia on the turf. 4th Tornada brought MOF it's second victory of the day, winning the (GI) Dubai Musafir Hafir. Just a short time later, Riptide captured the 2nd leg of the Juvenile Turf Series, and Assassin closed the day with yet another win in the 2nd leg of the Juvenile Tiara, whereNoodles held on for 4th.
.06.17.03 – RIPPING GOOD TWO YEAR OLDS
/\ MOF had a fantastic showing in the Lucky Seventeen RD, with 15 placings and 2 wins. In the inagural first race of the Juvenile Crown Series, Secret Agent placed 3rd. In the first race of the Juvenile Tiara Series, Assassin finished 2nd and The Bourne Identity hung in for fourth. But it was Riptide who would clinch the first leg of the Juvenile Crown Turf series, winning impressively. Crazy For This Girl would place 4th in the same race.
.06.07.03 – BLUES BRINGS HOME THE ACORN
/\ All Rhythm No Blues gamely fights off her rivals Can't Fight The Moonlight and Estoy Aqui to catapult herself into the lead of the 3yo filly division. Blues was one of the favorites going into the Tiara series and well justifies it with this major classic win.
.05.03.03 – OREGON DUCK WITHDRAWN FROM THE ITALIANO
/\ Oregon Duck, one of the favorites going into the ITC, has been withdrawn from the 2nd leg, the Italiano S, after a dreadful performance in the 2,000 Guineas following a bad race in which he bled. Joey will be taking some time off to recuperate, but should definitely be returning for the final leg of the ITC, the WH Derby.
.05.03.03 – BLUES HITS THE BOARD IN THE OAKS
/\ All Rhythm No Blues finishes 4th in the Kentucky Oaks. Blues, one of the favorites going into the 1st leg of the Triple Tiara, ran a game race in the slop to finish 4th in the Kentucky Oaks.
.04.19.03 – FEAR *IS* A FACTOR
/\ Fear Factor, a sharp 3yo turf colt stamped his position in the Shiney WH RD, winning the Hestia S (GIT) in commanding fashion, and beating the best 3yo turf horses in the country, with many of them being this year’s ITC contenders.
/\ Oregon Duck finished 7th in an incredibly uncharacteristic race in the Hestia (GIT). It was found out that he bled slightly in the race, and won’t be able to work until just a few days before the 2,000 Guineas. It’s an awful position for him, and we’re just crossing our fingers.
.04.19.03 – A NEW HERO ON THE SCENE
/\ Hero In A Horseshoe nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the Shiney WH RD, when he nearly beat the odds-on Kentucky Derby favorite, Merlyn Cant Danze, as well as a whole field of talented colts. Hero, who hasn’t placed in a race since his maiden last April, finished 2nd, just behind Merlyn in the GI Demeter S.
/\ Incident At Belmont still looks on track and ready to roll for the Derby, finishing 4th in the same race.
.04.16.03 – SIGHTING TWOBIE CHAMPIONS-IN-MAKING
MOF’s twobies looked brilliant again in their second races of the year in the Sightings RD. We were represented by 51 entrants—18 of which broke their maidens, 9 of which placed in allowance company, and 2 of which placed in L stakes company.
We were represented by 9 winners on the day:
/\Secret Agent won the Mothership Maiden B
/\Assassin won the Space Station Maiden C
/\Veritaserum won the Maldek Maiden C
/\Nothin’ But Net won the Orbiting Moon Maiden A
/\Lightning Gulch won the Orbiting Moon Maiden B
/\Oh Starry Knight won the Crop Circles Allowence A
/\Disco Pegasus won the Little Green Men Allowence A
/\Happy Go Bay won the Alien Invaders Allowence A
/\Riptide won the Lyran S (L)
.04.05.04 – MOF’S TWOBIES GET A “PEACE” OF THE ACTION
MOF’s twobies looked brilliant in their first races of the year in the Peace Out RD. We were represented by 64 entrants--29 of which broke their maidens. MOF was also represented by six winners throughout the day:
/\Hippoi Athanatoi won the Peace Sign Maiden B
/\Diomedes Mare won the Rubber Hippie Daisy Maiden A
/\Gladiator won the Flower Power Maiden B
/\Star Wolf won the War Sucks Maiden A
/\Subrosa won the War Sucks Maiden B
/\Noodles won the Peace Out Maiden B
.04.05.03 - INCIDENT AT BELMONT QUALIFIES
/\Incident At Belmont finally shows that he's ready to hit the Triple Crown Trail, placing 3rd in the Fountain Of Youth Stakes (GI). He is now qualified to the Triple Crown and is headed towards that series. Congrats, Bel!
.03.25.03 - MOF'S NEW STALLION ROSTER
/\MOF purchased four top stallions from Snowcrest Ridge:
/\WCh. Knight Rider
/\GCh. BF Holy Bull
/\SSF Mexican Connection
/\GCh. BF Awesome Again
We are *thrilled* to have this big guys join our stallion line-up, and we're sure they're more than ready to produce even more champions for MOF.
.03.22.03 - B.G. DYCE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES
/\The 2002 Champion 3yo Filly, B.G. Dyce (EASC), will be sidelined from racing for at least a month due to a lung infection, which became inflamed during the Correr de caballo Liberta RD. Dyce will return to racing immediately upon her recovery. She will be dearly missed until her return. Get well soon, Dyce!
.03.12.03 - REVELATION & MF POINT GIVEN QUALIFY
/\Revelation proved that she's ready to step up too, placing 3rd in the Mother Goose S (GI). Rev's had a fantastic start to her 3yo season. She is now qualified to the Triple Tiara and is headed towards that series. Congrats, Rev!
/\MF Point Given didn't have such a great year last year, but he's certaintly making up for it this year. PG has placed in all but one of his races in his 3yo season, including the Prix de Fontainebleau S (GIT). He's really showing he's ready to get down to buisness and hit the big time. PG is now qualified to the International Triple Crown and is headed towards that series. Congrats, PG!
.02.08.03 - OREGON DUCK & ALL RHYTHM NO BLUES QUALIFY
/\The 2002 Champion 2yo Turf Horse, Oregon Duck has shown that his Eclipse Award was well-deserved. Joey burned in another amazing performance, finishing 3rd in the Coral-Eclipse S (GIT). Joey is now qualified for the International Triple Crown and is headed towards that series. Congrats, Joey!
/\The 2002 Champion 2yo Filly Runner-Up, All Rhythm No Blues also showed her talent in the Florida Oaks (GI), where she finished a hard-fought fourth. Blues is now qualified to the Triple Tiara and is headed towards that series. Congrats, Blues!