Stakes placed DUVAL adds more black-type

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.

MANITOULIN takes Keeneland allowance for Darby Dan Racing

Courtesy of the TDN
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 adds black-type for West Point

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.

New stakes placed horse for KIRKWOOD

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.