First it was Panty Raid, and then we tragically lost Nashoba’s Key. Today it was Pussycat Doll who has been retired—and she’s already in foal to Ghostzapper! Who's the next filly/mare retirement? Well, Christophe Clement has said that Mauralakana is supposed to be bred by September 1, then sent to Australia as a broodmare, although "Of course, things could change." Flawless Treasure, who has notoriously had soundness problems and injuries during her career, was pulled up and vanned off during last weekend's Sheepshead Bay Handicap. At 6, who knows if we'll see her again. How about Vacare? Where has she been hiding?
Brandon Meier, 19-year-old son of veteran jockey Randy Meier, won with his very first mount Houseboat back on May 11 at Arlington. On Thursday, he had his first double-win day, taking race 5 on Tylan ($3.00) and getting a second-time-up victory on Houseboat ($7.20) in race 8; he also brought home two second-place finishers, Rahoo ($4.20) in race 7, and Regal Native ($17.00) in race 9. In 21 mounts, he’s recorded 8 wins, 3 seconds and 1 third—wow! What a way to start a career!
Finally, I don’t have a multi-million dollar deal with Dior China to worry about, so I’ll just say it…Rick Dutrow, karma is a bitch, so if you continue to run your mouth, don’t be surprised when it comes back to bite you in the ass. Just saying…
Here's Pussycat Doll's winning effort in the G1 Santa Monica last year: