Phipps’ Stables Browse Works at Gulfstream Park on Monday / Check Out Her Pedigree

(Trainer Shug McGaughey / Cover Photo Courtesy of NY Times / Jump Photo Courtesy of Pintrest)

Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks and training facilities all over North America, searching for those horses that may be peaking at just the right time for a top performance in the afternoons. Some of the horses that we track, you will know and recognize. Others, though, you may not know — as of yet. Here is a closer look at some of today’s morning glories:

  1. Browse is a 4Yo daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, and hails from the barn of Shug McGaughey for the Phipps Stable. This gal is already Stakes placed and has put together a solid race record of 3 wins, 5 seconds and 1 third and earnings of nearly $200,000 in just 12 lifetime starts. She recently ran second at Churchill Downs on Nov. 10, after an allowance win at Keeneland on Oct. 18. She worked this morning at Gulfstream Park, going a half-mile in :48.14, which was the 5th best time out of 12 to go that distance. Check out this pedigree on just the dam sides alone: This home-bred is out of the A.P. Indy mare Daydreaming, who just so happened to be a Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of nearly $700,000. She was Graded Stakes placed at ages 2, 3 and 4. The grand-dam is Get Lucky, and, she too, was a Graded Stakes winner. She won the G3 Affectionately Handicap at Aqueduct in 1992. And, if that is not impressive enough, just consider that her mother was none other than Dance Number — a Multiple Graded Stakes winner, who won the G1 Beldame and ran second in the G1 Spinster in 1993. And her dam? Well, glad you asked. That is Numbered Account — the Eclipse Award Champion 2YO Filly in 1971 and Multiple Graded Stakes Placed. And, her mother? That was Intriguing — another one that was Multiple Stakes Placed. And, her mother was Glamour — Multiple Stakes Winner. Wow. Don’t know how long Browse will be at the racetrack. Obviously, she has a pretty good future ahead in the breeding shed. But the connections may try a Graded Stakes soon. After all, it’s in her blood.

It was a nail-biter. They put it to us. That was a good horse [Good Magic] and it was like they had their own private match race. Somebody had to give, and I’m glad it wasn’t us. I’m so happy that we got it done. He’s just a great horse, to handle all that pressure and keep on running. He had to really work for it and I’m happy for the horse and Mike and all the connections that we pulled it out. They ran fast; I’ve never had one run that fast here. It took a lot out of me but I’m just glad … everybody came to see a good horse race. It was a great horse race. Good Magic, I tip my hand to him. He made us really work. He’s a really good horse.” – (From NBC Broadcast)

Bob Baffert , Winning Trainer, Justify
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