The filly to blame Hypersport releases the maiden at Oaklawn on December 3, 2021. (Coady Photography)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Although the sample size is small, Hypersport has the distinction of having completed the 6 fastest stages in Oaklawn history by a 2 year old. Now the daughter of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic champion and winner Blame will attempt to bring her speed around two laps for the first time in a 1 mile allowance race on New Years Eve, coach Ingrid said. Mason Wednesday morning.
Hypersport was a first-time winner of four lengths in special weights on December 3, under the guidance of regular runner Francisco Arrieta, covering 6 stages in a record 1: 09.66.
“We’re super excited about this,” Mason said. “For any filly to run an 88 Beyer is pretty impressive anyway, even if she can’t last for long. I think she’s talented enough to stretch, but if she can’t, she’ll still be a hell of a sprinter.
Hypersport returned to the work tab on Tuesday morning and covered a half mile in: 49.20 on a fast surface. Mason said she was especially pleased with the way the filly galloped, adding, “All I saw was this little dot going around the track.”
“She did it pretty easily,” said Mason, who coaches Hypersport for Mike Waters. “She has a high cruising speed so Arrieta was extremely happy with her yesterday.”
Waters (Muddy Waters Stables) bought Hypersport for $ 100,000 at the September 2020 Keeneland Yearling Sale. She finished second in her career debut on October 21 at Keeneland.
Oaklawn has run over 1,000 races for 2-year-olds since its inaugural meeting in 1905, but only 35 have been at 6 stadiums because its traditional race dates were January, February, March, and April. Save 1945 – Oaklawn held a fall competition because of WWII – most races were 3 stadia or half a mile before the 2 year old races were eliminated in 1975. The fastest of the 25 times at 6 stages in 1945 was 1:11 2/5, or 1: 11.40 after being converted from fifths of a second.
Due to an opening in December, the earliest in its history, Oaklawn can run races for 2-year-olds and longer distances, in 2021. Hypersport’s time was slightly faster than Kavod (1 : 09.97) needed to beat other men in the inaugural $ 150,000 Advent Stakes half an hour later on opening day. The races were the first of the meeting for the 2 year olds at 6 stadiums.
The December 31st allowance race could produce starters for the Martha Washington Stakes $ 200,000 for 3-year-old fillies on January 29th. The 11/16 mile Martha Washington is the first of three Oaklawn Kentucky Oaks points races.
Red Hot Mess, winner of the $ 50,000 White Clay Creek Stakes Oct. 13 at Delaware Park, is aiming for the allowance race, coach Chelsey Moysey said. Other nominees include Secret Oath, fifth of the $ 400,000 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) on Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs for Hall of Fame coach D. Wayne Lukas, and Oct. 20 Remington Park special weight Cupid’s Music graduate. for breeder / owner / trainer Danele Durham.
Secret Oath worked a half mile in: 48 Wednesday morning. Cupid’s Music covered a half mile in: 48.60 on December 10th. Red Hot Mess had its first local breeze on December 8th. She was the half mile in: 47.60.
Nominations closed on Friday for the $ 250,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds on January 1. The 1-mile race is the first of four points races in Oaklawn’s Kentucky Derby, with 17 awarded to the top four (10-4-2-1, respectively). … Former Brad cox said Thursday afternoon that Home breweryand Vivar target the Smarty Jones. Home Brew has won 2 of 3 career starts, including an entry-level allowance on its two-round debut on December 4th at Oaklawn for Breeders / Owners Gary and Marie West. Vivar (2 for 4) finished sixth in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) $ 400,000 on November 27 at Churchill Downs on his final start to breeder / owner John ed anthony hot springs. Cox and Anthony teamed up to win the 2021 Smarty Jones with Caddo River. … Jockey Alex cancharientered Friday with 198 career wins at Oaklawn. … It’s allinthenotes ($ 57.60) was the coach’s second career victory Corey Mortal in the ninth race last Sunday, according to Equibase, the official race data collection organization. Deatherage started her first horse in 2018 and saddled her first winner the following year at Oaklawn.
Oaklawn Barn Notes by Robert Yates