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NEW LOVE PLACES 3RD IN JIM BADER FUTURITY!
-- October 26, 2012
NEWS DAUGHTER & SON QUALIFY FOR $125,000 JIM BADER
-- October 12, 2012
PRINCE WINS TRIAL BY 4-LENGTHS & IS FASTEST QUALIFIER TO
TURF PARADISE MAIDEN STAKES -- October 7, 2012
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF RARE NEWS SONS & DAUGHTERS -
June - September, 2012
THIS NEWS WINS TRIAL & QUALIFIES TO SPRING MAIDEN FROLIC
-- May 13, 2012
A RUMOR FINISHES IN 2ND SUN DOWNS MERIAL DISTAFF
CHALLENGE -- May 6, 2012
SOM NEWS GETTING ATTENTION IN THE BARREL ARENA,
3rd in 2D at Greg
A RUMOR PLACES 2ND IN DIRECTORS HANDICAP --January
A RUMOR WINS AT PORTLAND MEADOWS--December
NEWS DAUGHTER & SON FINISH 2ND & 3RD IN IDAHO
RACE--August 13, 2011
ABOUT ME QUALIFIES FOR IDABET MAIDEN CHALLENGE
-- June 25,
TWO RARE NEWS
FILLIES QUALIFY FOR POOR BOY IDAHO MAIDEN STAKES
FOR LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR --
June 12, 2011
A RUMOR WINS AN 870-YARD RACE AT PORTLAND MEADOWS
-- March 7,
LOVE AFFAIR NAMED 2010 NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD
-- February 7, 2011
A RUMOR IS AQHA 2010 REGIONAL HI-POINT CHAMPION AGED MARE
RUNNER & JANA PERRY EARN MONEY IN THE 2D & WIN AMATEUR
CHAMPION IN THE GREG OLSON FUTURITY
-- January 15, 2011
RUNNER EARNS A CHECK FIRST TIME ENTERED IN BARREL
COMPETITION! -- January 1, 2011
A RUMOR, DAUGHTER OF RARE NEWS, 2010 NORTHWEST REGION
HIGH-POINT AGED MARE
-- December 28, 2010
NEWS ON 2010 LIST OF AQHA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL SONS OF
FIRST DOWN DASH AT STUD
A RUMOR WINS AT PORTLAND MEADOWS -- October 19,
NEWS IS ROYAL SHOWS CONFIDENCE & HEART--October
LOVE AFFAIR QUALIFIES FOR YELLOWSTONE DOWNS QH DERBY --
September 6, 2010
RARE LANE QUALIFIES FOR BOSEN
AFFAIR WINS MANITOBA BRED DERBY -- August 6, 2010
NEWS IS ROYAL SHOWS HEART IN 2ND PLACE FINISH IN RUIDOSO RACE
-- July 29, 2010
LANE QUALIFIES FOR INTERMOUNTAIN STALLION FUTURITY --
July 9, 2010
NEWS DAUGHTER LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR 7 WINS IN 9 STARTS --
June 27, 2010
LOVE AFFAIR WINS 6TH RACE (FROM 8 STARTS) WITH A 119 SPEED
INDEX! -- June 12, 2010
SOLD BY CIRCLE D PRODUCES STAKES WINNER -- May 30, 2010
LOVE AFFAIR 2ND IN FORT PIERRE DERBY -- May 8, 2010
A RUMOR QUALIFIES 5TH FASTEST FOR AQHA MERIAL DISTAFF SUN DOWN
CHALLENGE -- April 18, 2010
NEWS IS ROYAL BREAKS MAIDEN AT 440 YARDS IN 3RD LIFETIME START!
-- April 10, 2010
LOVE AFFAIR NAMED NORTH DAKOTA 2009 2-YEAR-OLD RACING CHAMPION!
-- February 11, 2010
NEWS IS ROYAL VERY NARROWLY MISSES WIN AT SUNLAND PARK --
January 31, 2010
A RUMOR WINS BY 1-1/2 LENGTHS AT PORTLAND MEADOWS
-- January 26, 2010
SUCCESS STORY ARCHIVES
NEW LOVE PLACES 3RD IN JIM BADER FUTURITY!
Meadows, Altoona, Iowa, October 26, 2012 -- TCF New Love,
2-year-old by Rare News, finished 3rd and earned her blacktype in the
$125,000 Jim Bader Futurity on October 26, at Prairie Meadows. Another
2-year-old by Rare News, TCF Sixoclock News, finished 5th in the same race.
TCF New Love, si 84, out of Manets Lovenromance, is a race winner and
twice placed from 6 starts at 2. (She actually won a 2nd race, but was
disqualified.) She and TCF Sixoclock News (out of Sixarun Sal) were both
bred by Jeremiah and Carrie Sperfslage. TCF New Love is owned by John
Lawless. She has earned $21,651.
Following by Ty Wyant from
Trainer Brent Clay and jockey Stormy
Smith certainly showed up at Iowa Championship night with horses ready for
superior efforts as the team took three of the more important races — the
Jim Bader Futurity, the Polk County Derby and the Future of Iowa Stakes on
the card with seven stakes events....
In the $128,000 Jim Bader Futurity
with the highest purse on the program, Robert Brown and Sandra Brown’s
Tellher To Fly tried to bear in during most of the race, however Smith was
able to keep the Teller Cartel filly out of serious trouble. She lined and
went on to win over 7-10 favorite and fastest qualifier Catchin Fire. TCF
New Love was another one-half length back in third.
Tellher To Fly raced the 350 yards in
:17.832. The 19-10 second
choice, Tellher To Fly raced to her first stakes win and third win from four
starts. In the first of two Bader trials, Tellher To Fly finished second as
the 2.5 favorite, one length behind Catchin Fire with the second-fastest
qualifying time of :18.105.
Thomas Lepic’s Catchin Fire, a
daughter of Chicks A Blazin, was the favorite after winning her three
previous starts. The highlight of that winning streak was a one-half length
win in the Iowa QHR Sale Futurity.
John lawless’ TCF New Love won a
$20,000 maiden-claiming race two starts before the futurity and the won the
second trial by three quarters of a length to give trainer Clay a 1-3 finish
in the Bader. List of finishers in Jim Bader Futurity.
List of finishers in the 2012 Jim Bader Futurity.
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NEWS DAUGHTER & SON BOTH QUALIFY FOR $125,000 JIM BADER FUTURITY
Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa, October 12,
2012 -- A daughter and a son of Rare News,
both bred by Jeremiah and Carrie Sperfslage, of Iowa, each posted fast
enough times in their October 12th trial to qualify for the October 26th
$125,000 Jim Bader Futurity.
TCF New Love, a Rare News filly out of
Manets Lovenromance (by Rolls of Romance), with Stormy Smith in the irons,
won her trial by nearly 1 3/4 lengths (in a time of 18.158) to qualify. TCF
Sixoclock News, a gelding by Rare News out of Sixarun Sal (by Sixarun),
finished 3rd in the same trial, fast enough to qualify. He was ridden by
Brent Clay trains both both horses. John
Lawless owns TCF New Love and the Sperfslages own TCF Sixoclock News.
See the stallionesearch article about the qualifiers by clicking here.
Full list of qualifiers.
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PRINCE IMPRESSES WITH FOUR LENGTHS WIN IN TURF PARADISE MAIDEN TRIALS
Paradise, Phoenix, AZ, October 7, 2012, Article by
stallionesearch.com -- Making
his first start since April, Jose Acosta's News
Prince raced to a four-length win and the fastest qualifying time Sunday
afternoon for the Turf Paradise Maiden Stakes.
10 fastest qualifiers form four trial races will return to the Arizona
racetrack on October 21st and vie for the winner's purse going 350 yards.
Under jockey Rodolfo Arvizu the Rare News
3-year-old completed the 350 yards in :18.025 seconds into a 10 mph head
wind. Richard Saldana trains the colt out of the This Snow Is Royal mare
This Babe is Royal. Michael and Teri
Dinnell bred the lightly raced News Prince in Montana.
Alejandro Ortega rode Shameless Shaw to a neck victory over A Country Chick
in the second trial to post the second fastest clocking of :18.204. Dennis
Marsteller trains the homebred gelding by Never Shamed (TB) for Jo Ann Di
Fillippo. He is out of the Blushing Bug mare Dpi Let It Ride.
the complete list of Turf Paradise Maiden finalists, times, sires, dams,
owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys
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ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF RARE NEWS SONS & DAUGHTERS
Da Blood Speaks wins at Prairie Meadows, 250
yards, September 7, 2012
Da Blood Speaks, 2006 mare by Rare News out of Jetstir (by
Wholelottastirrin), 15 starts, 3 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds, $17,917. Owned
by Randy L. Hill.
Flash Moment wins at Los Alamitos, 330 yards,
August 24, 2012
Just A Rumor qualifies for Bank of
America Emerald Challenge Championship, August 18, 2012
Just A Rumor, 2006 mare by Rare News out of Charlys Ragtime Band (by Band
of Azure), Superior Race Horse, 35 starts, 6 wins, 10 seconds, 3 thirds,
$31,342. Owned by Adrian Gallegos.
Bosss News wins at Oneida County Fair, 250
yards, August 5, 2012
Speed News places 3rd North Dakota Bred
Futurity, July 21, 2012
Speed News wins at Chippewa Downs, 300 yards,
June 9, 2012
THIS NEWS WINS AT POCATELLO DOWNS, QUALIFIES FOR SPRING CLASSIC MAIDEN
Pocatello Downs, Pocatello, ID, May 13, 2012 -- Cee This News, a
3-year-old bay colt by Rare News, bred and owned
by John Dahlke and Dan O'Bray, dueled nose to nose with Streaked Face Bay
(by Ivory James) to win a 350 yard trial and qualify 4th fastest to the May
27th Spring Classic Maiden Frolic.
This News, si 82, trained by Kyle Dahlke and ridden to victory by Alan
Corson, has one win and 1 2nd from just 4 starts. He is out of the Dealin
Out mare Dee This Deal.
Rare News is now the sire of 10 winners,
including 1 three-time stakes winner and 2 stakes placed horses, from 32
Click here to see qualifiers for the Spring Classic Maiden Frolic.
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A RUMOR FINISHES 2ND SUN DOWNS MERIAL DISTAFF CHALLENGE
KENNEWICK, WA—MAY 6, 2012—Gerardo
Sanguino's L Bar D Snow Princes' rallied in the late stages of the 400 yard
$25,020 Merial Sun Downs Distaff Challenge Sunday afternoon to defeat Just A
Rumor the three-quarters and earn an invite to the $125,000 Merial Distaff
Challenge Championship(G1) at Prairie Meadows on October 27.
Under jockey Hugo Herrera, L Bar D Snow Princes completed her 400 yard
course in a quick :19.580 seconds, earning a 109 speed index and picking up
the winner's share of $11,759. Donald Young conditions the This Snow Is
Royal mare out of Dash Home
Deb by Strawfly Special. The 6-year-old pushed her career earnings total
to $46,382 with a 6-19-5 record from 42
career starts. Darrell and Linda
Sanders bred her in Oregon.
A Rumor broke on top under jockey Troy Stillwell to finish 1-¼ lengths in
front of the field while earning a 106 speed index. Also trained by Young,
the Rare News mare is owned by Adrian Gallegos. Teri and Michael Dinnell
bred Just A Rumor in Montana from the Band Of Azure mare Charlys Ragtime
Band. She has a 6-9-3 record with earnings of $28,434 from 31 career starts.
Gary Chumbley's homebred Ez Gamer finished third for trainer Scott Raley.
Ruben Camacho was aboard the
Patriot 4-year-old from the Georgias Easy mare Easy Verna. She earned
more than a$68,600.
Completing the field were A Regal Blue Sky, Queenly Walk, Oh La Hot, Lds
Amazing Grace, Wild N Sexy and The Fire Fly.
Photos by Ginny Harding
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SOM NEWS ("FAST EDDIE") GETTING ATTENTION IN THE BARREL ARENA:
3rd in the 2D at the Greg Olson
Ah Som News, Classic
Equine Futurity, Buckeye, AZ
Arizona, January 2012 -- Mary Moe's
2007 Ah Som News, by Rare News out of Ah Say
Go (by Go Tip Top, a son of Alamitos Bar, is demonstrating some speed and a
very good mind as he begins his futurity year.
Som News, bred by Robert Gansel, Eureka, Montana, and known as "Fast Eddy,"
finished 3rd in the 2D at the Greg Olson Memorial Futurity, in Buckeye,
Arizona this month. Ridden by Rick Manucy, Fast Eddy earned a check for
Here are some things Mary wrote about her nice Rare News gelding, known as
"Fast Eddy ran a 17.8 yesterday [January 13]. That was great! I was pleased,
even though there were a ton of fast runs. He did really well considering
that the first horse in his drag went completely down on the first barrel
then ran back and crashed into the fence and tried to take Eddy out after
that! Eddy got upset but kept his cool.
The horse right in front of him slipped on the third. The ground was pretty
fluffy when Rick Manucy and Eddy ran. It got watered later on and go super
fast after 100. Rick said Eddy flew to that first barrel so he checked him
and then realized that when you check him he's going to turn, so it was a
bit soon, then stalled out behind it, and wadded up on the second.
"But he said when he ran home he tapped him
with the whip and Eddy grabbed another gear. He
was really rolling home, said he's one of the fastest colts he's been that
actually grab such a big gear on the way home and fly. He's pretty
impressed with him. Of course I am to!
"Even though there were a ton of fast runs
yesterday, Eddy still stood out. He's super consistent
which is great. Most of these futurity babies go out and might make a
smoking run one day, and the next can't make the pattern. Eddy
is very focused and making nice smooth runs.
"We weren't eligible for the average last
weekend [Classic Equine Futurity, Buckeye, Arizona] 'cause we switched
riders in the middle [Mary had an
injury and was unable to make the 2nd run, so Rick rode Fast Eddy]. That was
a bummer 'cause he would have ended up in there. Darn!"
Our congratulations to
Mary for all her hard work on Ah Som News! Good luck, Fast
Links to a video of Ah Som
News ("Fast Eddy") from late 2011:
December 19, 2011, Buckeye, AZ
A RUMOR PLACES 2ND IN PORTLAND MEADOWS DIRECTOR'S HANDICAP
Portland Meadows, January 16, 2012 -- Just A Rumor, si 105, a 2006 mare
by Rare News, placed 2nd in the Director's
Handicap at Portland Meadows on January 16, 2012.
Just A Rumor broke 3rd in the 350-yard stakes
race, moved into 2nd, and crossed the wire 2nd behind Sissis Little Nipper,
a 5-year-old gelding by Mountains Majesty. Finishing 3rd was Cupids Dash, a
5-year-old Dash Ta Fame gelding.
Just A Rumor, AQHA's 2010 Northwest Regional Champion Hi-Point Aged
Mare, this blacktype is her first. Bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell, Just A
Rumor has 6 wins, 8 seconds, and 3 thirds from 28 starts. She has earned
over $22,000. (Update 1-19-12: Since the purse on this race was not $15,000,
it has not been recognized as an official stakes race.)
Just A Rumor is owned by Adrian Gallegos and trained by Juan Sanguino.
Eliska Kubinova was her jockey in the Director's Handicap.
Just A Rumor shown winning an earlier race
at Portland Meadows
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A RUMOR WINS AT 440 YARDS
Portland Meadows, December 27, 2011-- Just A Rumor, AQHA's 2010
Northwest Regional Champion Aged Mare (by Rare News)
from a field of six at Portland Meadows, on December 27, 2011, to win a 440
yard claiming race by 2 1/4 lengths.
Just A Rumor, a 2006 mare out of Charlys
Ragtime Band, an unraced daughter of Band of Azure, broke first,
increased her speed, and finished the 440-yard distance in 22.420 for a 91
December win was Just A Rumor's 6th win, bringing her earnings to $20,022.
Just A Rumor, si 105, was bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell. She is owned by
Adrian Gallegos and trained by Juan Sanguino. Ruben Camacho rode her to
Photo of Just A Rumor from
a previous win.
NEWS DAUGHTER & SON FINISH 2ND & 3RD IN IDAHO RACE, ANOTHER DAUGHTER PLACES
2ND IN SAME MEET
Oneida County Fair, Malad, Idaho, August 13, 2011-- Two 2-year-old
Rare News offspring finished 2nd and 3rd in a
300 yard maiden race at Oneida County Fair on August 13. Lucys Reb, a
Wyoming-bred filly out of Lucrezia (by Dash To Chivato), and Chickmania, a
Wyoming-bred gelding out of Just Like Lightning (by Chicks Beduino) both
attempted to break their maiden status, but neither succeeded.
Lucys Reb, bred and owned by Williiam Fox and trained by Jim Fox, broke on
top but was outfinished by Gimme the Prettybird, a Gimme Five filly owned
and trained by Brent Young. Chickmania,
owned by Mike and Tod Spencer and trained by Ricardo Castillo, didn't break
well, but ran hard to pass several horses before finishing 3rd, a
half-length behind the winning horse.
Lucys Reb has a record of two 2nds in 4 starts. Chickmania, si 87, has
one 2nd and one 3rd from 3 starts.
SAME DAY, in another maiden race at the Oneida Fair, Made The News, si 78,
another Rare News 2-year-old, finished 2nd in her race. Made The News, out
of Dazzling Maid TB (by Bold And Lucky), broke 4th and finished 2nd to Otta
Be A Mover (by Maknmoves). Made The News, owned and trained by Jim Kirkbride,
of Idaho, has two 2nds this year.
Stakes & Regional Champion
Sire, Rare News
ALL ABOUT ME QUALIFIES FOR IDABET MAIDEN CHALLENGE
Sandy Downs, Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 25, 2011 -- Read All About Me, a
2-year-old colt by Rare News, owned by Mike Udy
and trained by Owen Udy, squeezed in among the qualifiers for the
$4,000-added IdaBet Maiden Challenge, Saturday, at Sandy Downs. Todd Thomas
was his jockey in the 350-yard trial.
Read All About Me, bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell, is out of
A Lil Streakin Jewel (by Streakin
Jewel). The trial was his 2nd lifetime start. The IdaBet Maiden Challenge,
with a field of very nice horses, will be run July 8.
Congratulations to Read All About Me and his connections!
Complete list of qualifiers on stallionesearch.com.
RARE NEWS FILLIES QUALIFY FOR POOR BOY IDAHO MAIDEN STAKES
Sandy Downs, Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 17, 2011 -- Two Idaho bred
2-year-olds by Rare News qualified for the Poor
Boy Idaho Maiden Stakes to be run July 9th.
Made The News, a filly out of Dazzling Maid (by Bold And Lucky TB),
qualified 3rd fastest (300 yards, :16.168), while Fantastic News, a filly
out of Lesli's Honor TB (by Jestic), ridden by Robert Webb, was 6th fastest
qualifier (:16.294). Made The News, ridden by Justin Hollingsworth, finished
2nd in her trial.
Kirkbride, of Franklin, Idaho, is the owner, breeder and trainer of Made The
News. Larry Chapple, owns and trains his homebred Fantastic News.
Fastest qualifier was Properly Snowbound, Jose Ramon Sandoval's colt by
Snowbound TB out of a First Down Express mare. His time was :16.104. Jim and
Melissa Bernard's Snowbound colt Ive Been Special Too qualified 2nd fastest
with a time of :16.139. Michael Monson trains the 2 fastest qualifiers.
Congratulations to the connections of these fillies!
Complete list of qualifiers on stallionesearch.com.
WIN FOR LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR
Chippewa Downs, North Dakota, June 12, 2011 --
Little Love Affair, a
big-hearted mare by Rare News out of Sweet
Sashay TB, won her 9th race June 12, 2011, at Chippewa Downs. It was her
first start as a 4-year-old.
Recovering from a bad stumble at the break that took her right to the
ground, she ran on to win the 350 yard race by a length. Jockey Zach Bacon
said he just hung on and tried to keep from going off at the stumble, while
the ND Champion 2-Year-Old and 3-Year-Old Filly picked herself up and ran
the race on her own urging.
the photo above, Little Love Affair's ears are forward and she is just
loping along -- none of the others can catch her.
Little Love Affair, owned by Karen and Leon Glasser and trained by Jim
Fleming. She has a record of 9 wins from 13 starts.
A RUMOR WINS AN 870-YARD RACE BY 3 1/4 LENGTHS
Meadows, Oregon, March 7, 2011 --
Just A Rumor,
a 5-year-old mare by
Rare News out of Charlys Ragtime Band, added one
more win to her record -- for a total of 5 -- when she won an 870-yard
claiming race at Portland Meadows.
Just A Rumor won the race by 3-1/4 lengths in a time of :46.800,
her first win at this distance. Just A
Rumor is now a race winner at 300, 350 and 870 yards.
This sound, beautiful mare is AQHA's 2010 Northwest Hi-Point Aged Mare. Just
A Rumor was bred my Michael & Teri Dinnell. She is owned by Pablo Madrigal.
LOVE AFFAIR NORTH DAKOTA RACING'S 2010 CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD
North Dakota, February 7, 2011 -- North Dakota Quarter Horse Racing
Association has named Little Love
Affair the 2010 Champion North Dakota Racing 3-Year-Old.
Little Love Affair (by
Rare News out of Sweet Sashay TB) won the
Manitoba Bred Derby and finished 2nd in the Manitoba Speed Horse Derby in
2010. Little Love Affair has 8 wins from 12 starts at 2 and 3. Three of
those wins are stakes wins. She has 2 seconds on her record (one a stakes
2nd) and 1 third. Little Love Affair, bred and owned by Leon and Karen
Glasser, of Mandan, North Dakota, was North Dakota's 2009 Champion
2-Year-Old. She has earned $37,881.
Congratulations to her
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A RUMOR IS AQHA'S 2010 RACING HI-POINT CHAMPION AGED MARE IN THE NORTHWEST
January 31, 2011 -- It's
official! Just A Rumor, a 2006 mare by Rare News
out of Charlys
Ragtime Band (by Band of Azure) earned AQHA Racing 2010 honors of being
Hi-Point Champion Aged Mare in the Northwest!
all her connections!
RUNNER & JANA PERRY EARN MONEY IN THE 2D & WIN AMATEUR CHAMPION IN THE GREG
Greg Olson Futurity, Buckeye Arizona, January 15, 2011 -- Showing a lot
of consistency, Jana Perry and News Runner earned
a check in the 2D at the Greg Olson Futurity, in Buckeye, Arizona. They also
won the Amateur Average with a total time for 2 runs at 36.377, and earned a
check and a nice bit for that, too.
the 1st Go, Jana and News Runner ("Danny") loped a time of 18.042. Even
though the 2nd Go was a bit slower (18.335), they finished 6th in the 2D and
earned a big $502 check.
Hundreds of accomplished barrel racers competed in the Greg Olson, and Jana
and Danny were right there with them. They both showed consistency and grit.
And Danny is gaining confidence, too.
RUNNER EARNS A CHECK THE FIRST TIME ENTERED IN A BARREL COMPETITION!
New Years Bustin' Out 2011, Buckeye, Arizona, January 1, 2011 --
Perry's homebred gelding,
News Runner, by Rare News
out of Runner Go Getum (by Bar Dandy Diamond) had a very good start to
his barrel futurity year on New Year's Day by winning a check in his first
Five-year-old News Runner (known as "Danny"), is owned, trained and ridden
by Jana Perry.
There were 282 entries competing January 1st in Buckeye. Danny wasn't a barn
burner, but he was smooth and consistent (aside from taking a gander at the
people in the stands as he went around the first barrel). In his first
official barrel race, he ran 8th in 5D competition with a time of 19.300,
and earned $158. He and Jana were in good company with some other very nice
colts that day -- 2010 World Champion Barrel Racer Sherry Cervi was 2nd in
that same 5D competition on MP Pay it Forward. Her time was 19.176.
Results from January 4. 2011 Barrel
Racing Report below.
A RUMOR 2010 NORTHWEST REGION'S LEADING HIGH-POINT AGED MARE
AQHA, December 28, 2010 --
Just A Rumor, a 2006 mare by
Rare News out of Charlys Ragtime Band (by
Band of Azure), earned AQHA's Northwest Region High Point Aged 4 and Up
honors for 2010.
With 84 points earned just this year, Just A
Rumor, bred by Michael and Teri W. Dinnell, of Circle D Horses, was far
ahead of the other mares in the same category in the
(made up by Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington). The aged mare in 2nd
place has 62 points.
Just A Rumor, si 105, has a record of 3 wins, 7 seconds and 2 thirds from 19
starts. She is a stakes finalist with 120 points total, and $13,345 in
earnings. Just A Rumor is owned by Pablo Madrigal, or Oregon.
After December 31, if Just A Rumor is still the Northwest High Point Aged
Mare, she will be recognized by AQHA as Northwest High Point Champion Aged
Mare for 2010.
Right: Just A Rumor at
4-1/2 months of age.
NEWS MAKES AQHA'S 2010 LIST OF MOST SUCCESSFUL SONS OF FIRST DOWN DASH AT
December 2010 -- RARE NEWS made American Quarter Horse Association's
statistical list of the most successful sons at stud of the #1 Sire of
Sires, First Down Dash, in 2010.
December 2010 AQHA Q-Racing magazine (the stallion issue) lists the 50
leading SIRES OF SIRES of this year. These sires are listed by money earners
through success of their sons standing at stud. First Down Dash is #1 on the
list of Sires of Sires, and listed beneath him are his most successful sons
are pleased and proud to report that Rare News just barely made that
prestigious list of very accomplished stallions beneath his sire's name.
There are so many fine sons of the great First Down Dash at stud, and it is
very heartening to have Rare News's name on the list of the most successful.
are grateful to Leon and Karen Glasser and their talented, big-hearted
Little Love Affair, as well as to other owners of successful Rare News
daughters and sons whose accomplishments on the racetrack have helped Rare
News help his sire, First Down Dash, be the Sire of Sires.
See list here.
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A RUMOR WINS AT PORTLAND MEADOWS
Portland Meadows, October 19, 2010 -- JUST A RUMOR added a 3rd win to
her record at Portland Meadows as she
outran Shezahawk (by Hawkinson) by a nose in a 350-yard allowance race. Just
A Rumor (a 4-year-old
mare by Rare News), with Ruben Comacho in the
irons, ran the distance in :18.210. Shezahawk was 2nd and Lucky Royal Rabbit
a very close 3rd.
Just A Rumor, si 105 (bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell and owned by Pablo
Madrigal), is trained by Hector Magallanes. From 16 lifetime starts, Just A
Rumor has 3 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds. She has earned $11,103.
NEWS IS ROYAL SHOWS CONFIDENCE & HEART
16, 2010 -- THIS NEWS IS ROYAL, a rather small-in-stature but large-in-heart 3-year-old gelding by Rare News out of
This Babe is Royal, had his 7th race at Zia Park, in New Mexico, on October 9th. He was 8th coming out of
the gate in the 330-yard claimer, 7th in the straightaway, and finished 2nd
by a neck.
This News is Royal, si 93, bred by
Michael & Teri Dinnell and owned by Alejandro Arzabala, Jr., MD, has been in
the money 5 times in his 7 lifetime starts, for a race record of 1 win, 3 -
2nds and 1- 3rd. This News is Royal has
Llavero" is not a Superstar, yet he shows heroism by being a professional each
and every time he goes to the saddling paddock to be saddled to race. He
loves to compete. Each time he leaves the gates, this beautiful horse puts
on an honest, gutsy performance. He often runs with horses far better bred,
bigger, and faster, but he doesn't know that, nor does he care. This News is
Royal confidently sizes up the field, eyes the finish line, and does
everything he can to get there first.
This News is Royal is quick, very smart and kind. His owner and
his family love him. His trainer appreciates his heart, mind and soundness.
This News is Royal is a horse with the kind of ability and mind to
have a full, useful productive life on or off the racetrack. He is the
confident, bold kind of horse that Rare News sires.
Photos above courtesy of
Alejandro Arzabala, Jr.
Teri Dinnell & 2-week-old This News is
LOVE AFFAIR QUALIFIES FOR YELLOWSTONE DOWNS QH DERBY
UPDATE: Just the top 8 qualifiers advance to the Yellowstone
Downs QH Derby instead of the top 10. That leaves Little
Love Affair out. Too bad -- but that's horse racing!
Yellowstone Downs, Billings, Montana, September 6, 2010 -- LITTLE
LOVE AFFAIR qualified (by the skin of her teeth) for the September 19th
Yellowstone Downs Quarter Horse Derby! While her owners were at Ruidoso
Downs, in New Mexico, getting ready to watch the All American Futurity, Leon
and Karen Glasser's thoughts were on their Rare News
daughter in Montana (with trainer Jim Fleming) competing against a number of
talented 3-year-olds for the chance to run in the $20,000 (estimated)
Yellowstone Downs Derby.
Little Love Affair was in the 3rd of 4 trials for the derby. She broke
sharply from the #4 gate, but was bumped hard, which set her back at a
disadvantage. The trial race was just 300 yards, and Little Love Affair who
likes a longer distance, really scrambled under jockey Zachary Bacon, to
finish 3rd behind Minnies Half and Chicks Brief Case. She ran the course in
a time of :15.699, which left her in the 8th qualifying position overall
before the last trial was even won. If the last trial was fast, she would be
Luckily for Little Love Affair, an 8-time winner, the 4th trial only had one horse with a time faster than hers, so
Little Love Affair ended up qualifying -- 9th fastest, but qualifying just
the same -- for the September 19th derby in Billings.
Fastest qualifier was Minnies Half, a very nice filly by Halftime Dash,
owned by Bernard Dineen, of Utah, and trained by Jesse Villegas, followed by
De Great Cartel, a talented son of Southern Cartel, owned by Craig Giles, of
Idaho, and trained by Nick Cronquist.
From 12 starts at 2 and 3, Little
Love Affair, si 97, has 8 wins (3 of them stakes wins), 2 seconds
(1 a stakes 2nd), and 1 third. She was 1st in the North Dakota Bred
Futurity, the Northern Plains Futurity and the Manitoba Bred Futurity, 2nd
in the Manitoba Speed Horse Derby. She has earned $37,881.
complete list of qualifiers on stallionesearch.
Picture of Little Love Affair from an earlier win this year.
LANE QUALIFIES FOR BOSEN FUTURITY
Sandy Downs, Idaho Falls,
Idaho, August 13, 2010 --
Grant Pendleton's Rare Lane, a 2-year-old
daughter of Rare News out of Thumper Lane (by
Lanes Leinster), finished 5th in one of three 350-yard trials for the Bosen
Futurity with a time of :18.054 to become the 7th fastest qualifier to the
estimated $45,000 August 28 futurity. The trial she ran in was fast -- 6
qualifiers came out of that race. Ridden by Dirk Crane and trained by Casey
Greene, Pendleton's homebred filly (the only Rare News in the trials) ran
evenly for a speed index of 93.
The fastest qualifier, Eyegoeasy, C. Brent
Weaver's Appaloosa gelding by Eyesastrawfly, had a time of :17.634. Half of
the ten qualifiers were sired by Phoebes Cartel, and one qualifier each for
Buccaneer Beach, Eyesastrawfly, Darkelly, The Royal Jester and Rare News.
The 2010 Bosen Futurity is open to sons and daughters of stallions who stood
at Bosen's in 2007. The futurity, with a purse estimated at $45,000, will
take place August 28th at Sandy Downs.
Entire list of qualifiers on
LOVE AFFAIR WINS MANITOBA BRED DERBY
Manitoba, August 6, 2010—Karen Glasser's home-bred
Little Love Affair
opened early and before winning by a ½ length in the $15,734 (US) Manitoba
Bred Derby Friday evening at Assiniboia Downs.
Under jockey Janine Stianson, the Rare News filly completed the 350 yards in
:18.660 seconds into a head wind.
Fleming saddled the sorrel filly that picked up the winner's purse of $7,290
(US) for her [third] stakes victory.
Corona Tour finished second but disqualified for drifting out and
interfering with a rival. He was moved to third.
Fredricks Cash who finished a nose off The Corona Tour was moved to second.
The Fredricksburg gelding ridden by D.S. Gordon is owned and trained by Tom
Settling for third, The Corona Tour earned $2,949(US) . Ketchemonia-Cote
Stables owns The Corona filly with Jack McClennen training.
Completing the field were Id Be Fantastic, Antes Charger and Miss T Catch.
Little Love Affair, si
97, now has 8 wins (3 of them stakes victories) and 1 second place finish
from 10 starts. She has earned $34,186.
Story courtesy of stallionesearch.com.
NEWS IS ROYAL SHOWS HEART IN 2ND PLACE FINISH AT RUIDOSO
Downs, New Mexico, July 29, 2010 --
This News is Royal showed a
lot of heart as he finished 2nd by a nose in a 350-yard, $7,500 claiming
race at Ruidoso today.
Going into the race with 5 to 1 odds, This News is Royal, a 3-year-old
gelding by Rare News out of
This Babe is Royal (by
Snow is Royal), broke a little slow from the 10th gate. His jockey,
Felipe Garcia-Luna, lost his whip, but without urging with a whip, This News
is Royal showed heart and a competitive spirit by rapidly moving to third
position, then 2nd, and ultimately finishing a nose behind the leader,
Shazoom Sign, a gelded son of
This News is Royal, owned by Alejandro Arzabala, Jr. and trained by Martin
Orona, Sr., crossed the wire in 0:17.759, with an 85 speed index. Finishing
just behind him was the race favorite Jess My Way (ridden by Jacky Martin),
a son of
Mr Jess Perry.
This News is Royal, si 91, has now
earned $9,075 in 5 lifetime starts. He has a record of 1 wins and 2 seconds.
This horse was bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell, Circle D Horses.
LANE QUALIFIES FOR INTERMOUNTAIN STALLION FUTURITY
Sandy Downs, Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 9, 2010 --
Two-year-old Rare Lane, a filly by
Rare News out of Thumper Lane (by Lanes
Leinster out of Infamous Bunny by Dash Ta Fame) qualified for the July 24th $15,000 Intermountain Stallion
Futurity at Sandy Downs by running 330 yards, in her trial heat, in :17.394.
Rare Lane, si 94, has one 2nd in 5 starts this year. Bred and owned by Grant
Pendleton, Rare Lane is trained by Casey Greene.
list of qualifiers on stallionesearch.com
LOVE AFFAIR 7 WINS IN 9 STARTS!
Chippewa Downs, North Dakota, June 27, 2010 -- She did it again.
LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR (by Rare News) won
another race. 7 wins in 9 starts for the pretty 3-year-old filly owned by
Leon and Karen Glasser, of Mandan, North Dakota. Multiple stakes winner
Little Love Affair has earned $26,810 on tough tracks in the North Dakota
area. Her 7th win was the North Dakota Certified BetAmerica Derby at Chippewa Downs. She ran the 350 yards
in 18.115 (for a 92 speed index), dueling all the way.
This hard-running filly is trained by Jim
Fleming and was ridden by Clyde Smith. Equibase shows her highest speed
index to be 119. AQHA records a 97 as her fastest, however.
LOVE AFFAIR WINS 6TH RACE WITH A 119 SPEED INDEX!
Chippewa Downs, North Dakota, June 12, 2010 --
Little Love Affair
won her 6th race from 8 lifetime starts with a speed index of 119 at
Chippewa Downs, Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of
News out of Sweet Sashay TB was taken out by a horse at the break, she
recovered -- in 8th place -- and went on to win the 350 yard allowance race
by 3/4 length! The Equibase report indicates no wind and a heavy track. The
race was hand timed.
Little Love Affair, bred and owned by Karen and Leon Glasser, of Mandan, ND,
one 2 stakes races as a 2-year-old. Her race record from 8 starts is 6 wins
and 1 second. She's earned $24,084 the hard way on the small tracks of North
and South Dakota. She is a small horse with a huge heart.
Little Love Affair is trained by Jim Fleming. Jockey Zach Bacon rode her to
Equibase race results.
SOLD BY CIRCLE D PRODUCES STAKES WINNER
Pocatello Downs, Pocatello, Idaho, May 30, 2010 -- Two-year-old filly
Jo Dee Chic beat the
odds and won the 330-yard Rocky Mountain Spring Classic Futurity on May 30th
with a time of :16.992 and a speed index of 98. Jo Dee Chic, owned and bred
by Dan Moon, is a daughter of Jody O Toole out of Chickadown
Azure (by Easy First Down). She was trained by Bret Vickery and ridden
by Paul Greene.
This nice stakes winner's dam is a daughter of
Charlys Ragtime Band, a mare previously owned by Michael and Teri
Dinnell of Circle D Horses. Dinnells purchased Charlys Ragtime Band and the
filly at her side, Chickadown Azure, at an auction in
2002. Later Chickadown Azure, si 88, raced for
Dinnells. After her racing career was cut short due
to a chipped knee, "Chicka" was sold to the Moons.
Chickadown Azure, the dam
of stakes winner Jo Dee Chick,
as a yearling in Montana
LOVE AFFAIR 2ND IN FORT PIERRE DERBY
Fort Pierre, South Dakota, May 8, 2010 --
Little Love Affair
finished 2nd with a 97 speed index in the first race of her 3-year-old year,
the Fort Pierre Derby, in Fort Pierre, South Dakota. She stumbled a bit at
the break, but recovered enough to finish 2nd to Cedar Creek, a daughter of
Champion Oak Tree Special and last year's SDQHRA Champion Two-Year-Old (she
earned over $42,000 in 2009).
Little Love Affair, by Rare News, is trained by
Jim Fleming and owned by Leon and Karen Glasser.
A RUMOR QUALIFIES FOR AQHA MERIAL DISTAFF SUN DOWNS CHALLENGE
Downs, Washington, April 18, 2010 -- Just A
Rumor, a 4-year-old mare by Rare News,
finished third in a 400-yard trial, in a time of :19.82, with a speed index
of 105, and qualified 5th fastest for the May 2nd AQHA Merial Distaff Sun
Just A Rumor, si 105, out of Charlys Ragtime
Band, an unraced daughter of Band of Azure, was bred by Michael and Teri
Dinnell, Dinnell Circle D Horses. She is owned by Pablo Madrigal and is
trained by Hector Magallanes. Luis A. Torres was her jockey in the Distaff
Challenge trial today.
Just A Rumor competed with some strong mares with outstanding records to
qualify for the May 2nd AQHA Challenge race, at Sun Downs. Fastest
qualifier is Daddies Little Girl, si 117 (by Chickie Cherry Cola), owned by
Stacy Vickery and trained by Bret Vickery. Bret Vickery trains 5 of the 10 qualifiers.
All the qualifiers ran speed indexes over 100 with no recorded wind at Sun
Downs. The ten fast qualifiers will compete again on May 2nd. The winner
will receive an invite to the $125,000 Guaranteed Merial Distaff Challenge
Championship to be run on November 20th in New Orleans.
Just A Rumor has a record of 2 wins, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds from 11
lifetime starts. This big, brown filly is one of 7 stakes qualifiers from
just 18 starters by Rare News.
Complete list of qualifiers:
NEWS IS ROYAL BREAKS MAIDEN WITH 440-YARD WIN AT SUNLAND PARK
Sunland Park, New Mexico, April 10, 2010
-- This News is Royal, a 3 year-old
gelding by Rare News out of
This Babe is Royal (by This Snow is
Royal) broke his maiden running his third lifetime race -- and his first
ever at the distance of 440-yards -- at Sunland Park today.
This News is Royal, owned by Alejandro
Arzabala, Jr., broke to the outside coming out the 6-hole, but straightened
himself out and came from behind to win (by a nostril) the 440-yard maiden
claiming race in a time of :21.473 (and a speed index of 91). Closing
rapidly right behind him to finish 2nd was Famous Episode, a 4-year old
gelding by First Down Episode out of Famous Shake (by Dash Ta Fame). This
News is Royal earned $5,700 for today's win.
This News is Royal is trained by Martin Orona, Sr. Jockey Jimmy Coates was in the irons for the horse's first win.
He was bred in Montana by Michael and Teri Dinnell, and is the first
foal out of race winner This Babe is Royal, si 93, one of Dinnells'
This News is Royal has a record of 1 win
and 1 second in 3 starts. He's earned $7,535 in his lifetime.
Photo of This News is
Royal (left) taken
by Alejandro Arzabala, 4-10-10.
LOVE AFFAIR -- NORTH DAKOTA'S 2009 2-YEAR-OLD RACING CHAMPION!
Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Association, Bismarck, ND, February 11, 2010 --
Two-time stakes winner LITTLE LOVE AFFAIR, by
Rare News, will be named 2009 North Dakota
2-Year-Old Racing Champion, at the annual awards banquet, in
Bismarck this weekend.
Little Love Affair, bred and owned by Leon and Karen Glasser, of Mandan, ND,
won both the North Dakota-bred and Northern Plains Futurities, in 2009.
Trained by Jim Fleming, Little Love Affair won five wins from 6 starts as a
2-year-old. The pretty sorrel filly with flaxen mane and tail is out of
Sweet Sashay, a Thoroughbred mare by Prized.
She's a small filly with a big heart.
Little Love Affair is the first stakes winner and racing champion sired by
Rare News (owned by Michael and Teri Dinnell, of
Montana). From just three crops to go to the track thus far, Rare News is
the sire of
16 starters, 15 money earners, 11 ROM, 8 winners, 7 stakes finalists, 1
two-time stakes winner, 1 twice stakes-placed horse, the North Dakota Horse
Park Quarter Horse of the Year and the 2009 North Dakota 2-Year-Old Racing
Congratulations to Leon
and Karen Glasser, Jim Fleming, and all those connected with the magnificent
Little Love Affair!
Leon Glasser with
daughters Gayle & Holly & Little Love Affair.
NEWS IS ROYAL NARROWLY MISSES A WIN AT SUNLAND PARK
Sunland Park, New Mexico, January 31, 2010 --
This News is Royal,
3-year-old Rare News gelding out of
This Babe is Royal (by This Snow is
Royal), missed winning a 400-yard race at Sunland Park,
on January 31st. The $8,000 claimer at Sunland Park was just the second
lifetime start for the sorrel gelding.
This News is
Royal, owned by Alejandro Arzabala and trained by Martin Orona, Sr.,
broke nicely from the 7-hole and ran hard, vying for the lead with Famous
Jim, a gelding by Golden Ransom TB out of a daughter of Dash Ta Fame. By the
bob of his nose, Famous Jim crossed the wire first, with This News is Royal,
ridden by Jimmy Coates, a thousandth of a second behind him. Heza Bold
Merlot (by Heza Bold Man) finished 3rd. Also running were Runaway Banks (by
Robin Banks), Dropdedgorjus (by Teller Cartel), Six Debits (by Sixes Royal),
Lady Lion (by Metallic Lion), Snus Queen (by Spit Curl Jess), Captain
Scorpion (by Captain Perry), and Cartel of Gleneagles (by Corona Cartel).
This News is Royal, bred in
Montana by Michael
and Teri W. Dinnell, earned $1,785 for for the race.
Photo above taken on race day by Alejandro
Arzabala. He is pictured at the left getting a bath with the help of his owner's little boy.
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A RUMOR WINS BY 1-1/2 LENGTHS AT PORTLAND MEADOWS
Meadows, Portland, OR, January 25, 2010 -- Just A Rumor, a 4-year-old
mare by Rare News, ran a second race at Portland
Meadows since coming back to the track after having been off since April
2009, and won the 350-yard claimer easily by a length and a half on a wet
Just A Rumor, owned by Pablo Madrigal, and trained by Hector Magallanes,
broke sharply from the 6-hole and led all the way, increasing her winning
margin with each powerful stride. She finished with a time of :18.13 and a
speed index of 92. Ruben Camacho rode her to victory. Mid Knight Crooz
finished 2nd with a time of :18.36, and Fast N Fabulous came in 3rd.
Just A Rumor, a stakes finalist in Idaho at 2
and 3, is out of Charlys Ragtime Band, an unraced daughter of Band of Azure.
She was bred by Michael and Teri Dinnell.
Since coming back to the track after her layoff, this beautiful, big mare
has had one 2nd (in an allowance race January 18th) and now this win.
From 8 lifetime starts, Just A Rumor, si 92, has 2 wins, 3 seconds, and 1
third. She has earned $5,669.
Video footage of
Rumor's win 1-26-10
Other closeup footage
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