Messrs. LaPenta and Zito Dialed In with Mineshaft colts

Owner Robert V. LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito have enjoyed significant success with the progeny of the A.P. Indy sire Mineshaft through the last few seasons and that has now run into 2011. On Sunday at Gulfstream, the pair’s inexperienced 3-year-old Mineshaft colt Dialed In remained undefeated in two starts by taking the Grade 3 … Continue reading Messrs. LaPenta and Zito Dialed In with Mineshaft colts

Indian Oaks recap: Moonlight Romance sets a record

(This report was filed from India by Major Srinivas Nargolkar, the former Keeper of the Indian Stud Book.) MUMBAI–The China Visit filly Moonlight Romance, beaten twice over a mile by Siachen, got her revenge in scintillating style over the 2400m of the HDIL Indian Oaks, Gr.1, winning by over four lengths from her own bracket-mate and pacemaker Sunlight … Continue reading Indian Oaks recap: Moonlight Romance sets a record

Drug shocker in India: 2000 Guineas winner is positive

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar PUNE–Ocean and Beyond (trained by Siraj Sunderji), the winner of Indian 2000 Guineas, and Star Future (trained by Cooji Katrak), who finished second in that race, have returned positive for a prohibited substance in their urine samples taken after the race. So has the filly Eloise (trained by Pesi Shroff), who had run … Continue reading Drug shocker in India: 2000 Guineas winner is positive