Going on $400,000 in earnings, Duval (Kodiak Kowboy) added black-type with a third in the Lyman S at PARX going 7 furlongs. Duval was consigned by Kirkwood at OBS April 2013 and was initially purchased by Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt. He is now owned by Ten Strike Racing and trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero. He has done well for all his connections. Lifetime: 33 8-6-10.
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MANITOULIN (Awesome Again–Soaring Softly ) on the Belmont turf last June. Last seen running third Nov. 26 at Aqueduct, the chestnut led early before settling in fourth at the rail through dawdling fractions. Hemmed in at the top of the lane, he was sent through a rail opening inside the three-sixteenths pole and soon kicked clear to score by two lengths. Manitoulin is a half to Much Rejoicing (Distorted Humor), SW, $160,457. His dam, who captured the GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in 1999 en route to Eclipse honors that year.
Lifetime Record: 11-2-2-1, $138,200.
O-Darby Dan Farm Racing; B-Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T-James J. Toner.
REASON TO SOAR (Soaring Empire) owned by West Point and trained by George Weaver broke his maiden right off the bat, and then ran third in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bayin his second lifetime start. Back in NY, he added another third in the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct. He loomed up the outside and then could not hold off closers. He has a win and two stakes placings to his name in 3 lifetime starts.
Going 6 furlongs at Keeneland, COAL FRONT, a three year old Stay Thirsty colt, made his first start an exciting win! He pressed the pace then swung 5 wide and took off for the wire – winning by over 6 lengths. Trained by Todd Pletcher, he is owned by Robert LaPenta.
May 22, Hip#’s 1-286, 11am
May 23, Hip#’s 287-575, 11am
UNDER TACK SHOW: May 16, 17, 18 8am
STREET SURRENDER, running for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner West Point Thoroughbreds once again wired the field to win an allowance race at Golden Gate, her third in row, stretching out to a mile and a sixteenth this time. The Street Boss 4 year old has won 5 of her 12 starts a for over $150,000 in earnings.
Going a mile in allowance company on a sloppy sealed track at Aqueduct, WINE NOT (First Dude) rallied wide to get up for the win in the last few jumps. Winning for the second time, he has earned $151,105 for his connections. WINE NOT is trained by George Weaver.
Reason to Soar (Soaring Empire) owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, won his first start, and jumping into stakes company for his second start in the Ocala Breeders Sales Sophomore S at Tampa Bay, he ran third. He dueled determinedly throughout, but had to settle for the show. Reason to Soar is trained by George Weaver.
For Westpoint Thoroughbreds, Moonlightnmidnight, a Wilburn filly gained black type running third in the Crescent City Oaks at the Fair Grounds. This is her first black-type. She is trained by Dallas Stewart.
At Penn National, GOLD BRAID (Warrior’s Reward) went off the heavy favorite and had no trouble winning an allowance race at a mile and 70 yards. He is owned by Joseph E Besecker.