In its first venture into the Australian Two-Year-Old in Training market, Kirkwood sold hip 222, the Medaglia d’Oro colt for $100,000 to Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing. To have Gai Waterhouse involved with a purchase right off the starting blocks is a great beginning. Hip 18, the Helmet Filly sold to Philip Cole for $18,000. The Animal Kingdom colt, hip 189 did not meet his reserve and remains available for purchase.
GOLD BRAID (Warrior’s Reward) had no trouble annexing his 5th win running a mile on the dirt in a Starter Allowance at Laurel. He zoomed home with a score by almost 7 lengths. The 3 year old gelding is owned by Joseph E. Besecker and trained by Hugh I. McMahon.
3 year old colt, BRAVO TANGO (Congrats) won his first 2 starts and is now stakes placed in the Antler Luggage Stakes at Flemington, Australia. He is owned by Mcgrath Racing (Mgr: M O Mcgrath), M J Caporale, R J Harman, D B Fewster, Mrs J M Fewster, Dr T S Whitehead, M Eight Fast Track Racing (Mgr: M Valkovic), Get Me A Permit (Mgr: A J Gray), L D B Racing (Mgr: S Lynch)& St Pats Punting (Mgr: A J Gray).
This is very timely as Kip Elser is in Australia for the Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale 10 – 11 October 2017. He has consigned 3 hips at the Magic Millions 2017 Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale
|222||Kirkwood Stables,||C||Medaglia d’Oro (USA)||Rose of Kentucky (AUS)||Yes||10.68|
|189||Kirkwood Stables,||C||Animal Kingdom (USA)||Never Fade (GB)||Yes||11.04|
||Kirkwood Stables,||F||Helmet (AUS)||Angel in Grey (AUS)||Yes||10.60|
Kip found 3 lovely fillies, a Maclean’s Music filly for Dan Ryan and another Maclean’s Music for Country Life Farm. The third filly was also purchased for Country Life and is by Street Sense. The two Country Life fillies will be prepared at Kirkwood and sold in 2018 as two year olds in training.
3 year old gelding GRAY DUDE (First Dude) running in the Starter Stakes Jack Flats Stakes had to overcome a bump at the start and a traffic jam but he got the job done wining by a neck. He raced a mile on the turf. It was his second win in a row. GRAY DUDE is owned by Joe Sterrenberg and trained by Armando De la Cerda. He is approaching $100,000 in earnings.
I’M BETTY G broke her maiden at Indiana Grand. Moving straight from that win into stakes company in the Pearl Necklace at Laurel, the Maryland bred filly scored again. She followed up that stakes win with a stakes placing in the Indiana Grand Stakes. Today she racked up a graded stakes placing running an excellent 3rd in the COMMONWEALTH OAKS PRESENTED BY THE VIRGINIA EQUINE ALLIANCE AND THE VIRGINIA HBPA-G3, going 1 1/8 on the turf at Laurel. I’M BETTY G was a $150,000 sales graduate for Kirkwood sold to current owner Three Diamonds Farm. She is trained by Michael J. Maker and has earned over $113,000.