Today was the Christopher Elser Memorial S at PARX for 2 year old colts who trained in South Carolina. Kirkwood entry Halibut Cove did not get on the board, but another local, Balk, ran third for neighbor Donna Freyer of Custom Care Equine.
Multiple stakes placed three-year-old BLACK MARTINO waited in the caboose position until asked for a run. He rallied 6 wide, stayed out of all trouble and won in allowance company at Gulfstream Park West going a mile on the turf. He has earned $129,868.
The four-year-old Lemon Drop Kid gelding STRONG STIPULATION rallied to be second in the Richard W Small S. at Laurel and add black type to his pedigree. He was forced to run 3 or 4 wide throughout. He is trained by H. Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds. His earnings have risen TO over $114,000.
West Point Thoroughbred’s 2-year-old Einstein colt SCHOLAR ATHLETE broke his maiden in September at Woodbine. Stepping up into stakes company, he ran a gamely 3 or 4 wide to garner the show position in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity going 1 1/8 on the all weather track. He is trained by Graham Motion.
West Point owned two-year-old Super Saver colt BAYOU BANKER graduated at Churchill in his 3rd start. The Louisiana-bred colt established an early lead on the inside and wired the field to win by 2 lengths. He is trained by Dallas Stewart and was bred by DocAtty Stables, LLC.
Ourtaleoftwocities, a three-year-old Temple City gelding, graduated at PARX. He has 2 seconds and 3 thirds, but when he decided to get the job done, he went right to the lead and wired the field, winning with an over 6 length margin. He is owned by Scott DiDomenico and was bred by Mary Brockman.
At Belmont, Hard Spun 4 year old gelding BORSEGGIATORE got up to win in the last few jumps after angling 4 or 5 wide in the stretch. He has earned over $109,000 for his owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. He is trained by Joe Sharp.
Two year old More than Ready colt TOM’S READY had wired the field to graduate at Churchill Downs at the end of September. Running back in the Street Sense Stakes, he swung wide and then found a seam inside and was a gaining second for his trainer Dallas Stewart. He is owned by GMB Racing. Congrats to GMB Racing who also had the winner, Uncle Mo colt MO TOM.
The well named two year old filly, EGYPTIAN HONEY, (Pioneerof the Nile–Chief’s Honey) pressed the pace and then took over at will and broke her maiden easily by 6 1/2 lengths in a MSW at Indiana Grand. The race was originally scheduled at a mile on the turf but came off the grass to be run at a mile and 70 in the slop. She is owned by Tracy Farmer and was bred by Mike Abraham.
AMAZE ME GRACE, a two year old Stormy Atlantic filly, sat behind horses going 1 1/16 on the turf at Belmont and then cleared for the lead and held on for the win in her second start. She is owned by Tracy Farmer.