Racing News

Longshot Full Moon Blues wires Tempted field

| Brisnet Editorial | 01/28/2011 #

Jeff Nielsen's FULL MOON BLUES (Petionville) made all the running to register an 11-1 upset of the $98,000 Tempted S. (G3) for juveniles fillies over a mile. Malcolm Franklin guided the Maryland-based filly through splits of :24, :48 1/5 and 1:13, and drew away to defeat favorites Tap for Luck (Tapit) and Dixie City (Dixie Union) in a time of 1:38 2/5 over a track labeled good.

The outsider of the quintet, Full Moon Blues paid $25, $8.30 and $3.10. Tap for Luck returned $3.60 and $2.10, while Dixie City was worth $2.10. The exacta paid $77 and the 3-4-5 trifecta was worth $111. Pinch Pie (Victory Gallop) and Doing Great (Great Notion) completed the field.

"I was expecting a huge race from her today and I got it," Franklin said. "Today, she broke sharp and put me in a nice position on the lead, She was nice and relaxed and from then on, I said 'well, they're going to have to run extra hard to beat me.'"

Bred by Everest Stables in Kentucky, Full Moon Blues was a $14,000 Keeneland September yearling. Runner-up in her first two starts at Laurel and Delaware Park, Full Moon Blues finally broke through in an October 9 maiden at Laurel, winning by 10 1/2 lengths going six furlongs. This 2 1/4-length win boosted her career bankroll to $89,440.

"We're not sure what is next for her," trainer Tim Tullock Jr. said. "Clearly, she got the mile today, which is nice. We're not sure what she does better, sprinting, or a mile. We'll have to see how she comes out of this and then decide."

Produced by the winning Taurus Moon (Hesabull), a half-sister to stakes winner Lunar Flight (Flying Continental), Full Moon Blues counts as her third dam the Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner Medieval Moon (Medieval Man), who produced the Grade 1-placed multiple stakes winner Migrating Moon (Silver Buck).

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

Updates Powered by

Visit for expert handicapping, picks and analysis Derby Week and all year long

Derby Stories

Lindsay & Els Chicago, IL

First time at the Oaks so that's why we have these crazy hats on, shaped like cheese hats and painted pink in honor of Bright Pink, which is a great charity.
Paula's picking California Chrome

Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

Kentucky Derby 140 Intro

Around the Downs - The Stables

The Race

54 Photos


California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.