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News & Notes - 2008


Updates on Griffin Place bred, raised and sold runners and Stallions that GP has shares in.


Campanita’s 2YO filly by Slewdledo, Bella Campana, placed 2nd in the NW Stallion Knights Choice $50,000 stakes in her second lifetime start. Both of Campanita’s foals have now stakes-placed in their second starts. Congratulations to owners John and Janene Maryanski, trainer Blaine Wright, and jockey Kevin Radke.

I had a nice visit with Ken Alhadeff today and in the course of the conversation he pointed out an interesting series of coincidences that only he would have picked up on. His colt, Silver Lake Max, won for the first time on August 3rd which was the date Longacres opened 75 years ago. The colt was named after Ken’s grandson Max, which makes him also the great, great grandson of Joe Gottstein, the founder of Longacres. Not only that, but this is the first winner for Mr. Alhadeff as a breeder. Ken has an amazing mind and a great memory especially when it comes to racing history. Congratulations! We are very happy for the Alhadeff’s and proud of the colt. His dam is the stakes winning mare Silver Screen Girl, bred by Griffin Place.



3YO Shou Win won her second lifetime start, a 6f MSW by 7 lengths in 1.09.0. Bred by Griffin Place, Shou Win is by Liberty Gold, out of Bold Magestrate. Bold Magestrate has a yearling colt by Tribunal entered in the WTBA September sale. Congratulations to her owner, Golden Aggie Ranch and her trainer, Craig Roberts.



Time TosayGoodbye (Gilded Time x Deputy Belle) ran a nice second at Hollywood Park in a $51,000 Allowance race going 7 furlongs. Congratulations to owners Desert Sun Stables, Plan B Stable LLC Freeman, Dan et al, and trainer Mark Glatt. Time TosayGoodbye was bred and raised and sold by Griffin Place.



Rain Shadow (Stormy Atlantic x Campanita) received black type when she ran third in her second lifetime start in the $60,000 Federal Way Handicap. Bred and raised and sold by Griffin Place, she is the first foal out of Campanita. Rain Shadow won her first start, a maiden special by 2 lengths. Congratulations to her owners, R & R Warren, LLC, and trainer Jim Penney.



Chancellor won the 1 ½ mile allowance race at Santa Anita in very gritty fashion. He fought hard coming down the stretch and after dueling back and forth, took charge and won convincingly. Unfortunately, while galloping out after he crossed the finish line, he took a bad step fracturing the sesamoid bone on his left front leg. We look forward to an uneventful recovery and then a new career as a stallion.

Horse name Chancellor
Activity type Result
Activity date 03-01-2008
Track Santa Anita
Surface Turf
Distance 1 1/2 Miles
Track Condition Firm
Race number 4
Purse $73,000
Claim price $40,000
Race type Allowance Optional Claiming
Finish position 1
Jockey Baze M C
Race Chart PDF
Video Replay Click



MULCAHY Declared WA Champion
Mulcahy winning the Trooper Seven at Emerald Downs. Photo courtesy of Emerald Downs.

  • 2007 Champion Three-year-old
  • 2007 Champion Three-year-old Colt or Gelding

(G., Tribunal --- Briar de La Rose, by Regal Companion)
Owners: Harley Hoppe * Howard Belvoir
Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. William T. Griffin (Griffin Place)
Trainer: Howard Belvoir

2007 Record Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
  8 4 2 2 $142,259

Stakes: Emerald Downs Derby (EmD), Seattle Slew H. (EmD), Trooper Seven S. (R) (EmD); 3rd Seabiscuit H. (BM), Tacoma H. (EmD).

WTBA Sales Graduate.



Rings a Chime’s Daughter Breaks Maiden in Grade 1 Stakes


Stonerside Stables’ homebred Country Star, a two-year-old filly from the first crop of classic winner Empire Maker, won her second start, the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) on Keeneland’s opening day card, October 5, by one length. Country Star is the third foal out of 2000 Washington horse of the year Rings a Chime, who scored the biggest win of her career when she won the Ashland Stakes (G1) at the same Kentucky track. A two-time Washington champion, Rings a Chime was bred by Terry and Mary Lou Griffin and the daughter of Metfield—Outofthebluebell, by Red Ryder, earned $606,315. Rings a Chime, who had been purchased for $800,000 in 2002 by Stonerside, produced a colt by Storm Cat this past spring and was bred back to Giant’s Causeway.

After closing well to be second in a 1 1/16 mile maiden special weight turf race at Belmont Park in late September, Country Star, who is trained by Robert Frankel, raced mid-pack in the Alcibiades under the guidance of Rafael Bejarano before making her move by going “seven or eight wide leaving the second turn to make a sweeping run.” Her final time was 1:45.85. A to the Croft, by Menifee, finished second and Grace Anatomy, by Alderbaran, ran third.

The second winner and stakes winner for Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Empire Maker, Country Star has earned $320,600. Frankel later announced that Country Star will not be going to the 2007 Breeders’ Cup.


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