The well named two year old Einstein (BRZ) colt, SCHOLAR ATHLETE, broke his maiden at Woodbine in his second start. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds. He broke well, went to the lead on the inside, was rated and was then passed by a rival. Like a pro he waited and then moved out into the two path with a horse outside on his hip, but cleared the field to win. Behind him in third was another Kirkwood graduate, STORM HAWK. The Stormy Atlantic colt is owned by Tucci stables. He was trapped inside behind horses for most of the race with no where to go until quite deep stretch. Once clear, he ran well for the show. Watch for this one next out.
It was a 1 – 2 finish for Kirkwood-prepped horses in the 8th race at Saratoga today! HEATED VERDICT, owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, came in first with SLAPSTICK, owned by Merrylegs Farm, a close second. Congratulations to all of their connections!
MOON SONG bid 4 wide and was up in the nick of time to win at Indiana Grand. He was bred by Darley, John H. Adger & Stone Farm and is owned by Stone Farm. The 4 year old Elusive Quality colt has bankrolled over $51,000.
On the same day ROUGH PASSAGE, a 4 year old Stormy Atlantic gelding, won at Gulfstream. He was a $250,000 Kirkwood sold two year old in training. He is owned by Red Castle Farms and was bred by R S Evans.
LADY DAPHNE, wired the field to graduate by 4 at Saratoga. The three year old Harlan’s Holiday filly shot out of the gate and never looked back. Bred by Twin Creeks, she was owned by Tracy Farmer and was trained by Chad Brown. She was claimed out of the race. We wish her new connections the best.
Graded stakes placed before today, four year old Speightstown filly RECEPTA added to her resume by winning the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose S at Saratoga. She found a seam between horses, darted through, had to continue dueling but finally cleared and won under a hand ride. She is owned by Phillips Racing Partnership and Pam Gartin and was bred by John W. Phillips & Hank Snowden. She has earned over $260,000.
To make it even better, two year old filly MISS PRUDENCE broke her maiden in a MSW at Delaware Park in her first start. She is owned by Nicholas Cammarano Jr and was bred by G Watts Humphrey Jr and Susie Keller.
West Point Thoroughbreds had two nice seconds at Saratoga with two year olds. Both Kirkwood grads, HEATED VERDICT was a first time starter and AWESOME DAME finished an impressive 2nd to Rachel Alexandra’s first foal, Rachel’s Valentina.
Four year old Langfuhr gelding SAINT ADALBERT pressed the pace briefly and then went straight to the lead and held it to win at Del Mar for owner Bloom Racing Stable. He covered the 6 and 1/2 furlongs on the dirt in 1:18 and change. He has earned over $50,000 for his connections.
Co-Owned by Eric Dattner, Barclay Tagg, and Harry Astarita, REALM (Haynesfield) shook off the pacesetter early in the stretch and won by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:05 for 5 1/2 furlongs. The bay colt out of three-time G3 winner Shawnee Country, by Chief’s Crown was bred in Virginia by Morgan’s Ford Farm. The colt was purchased by Kirkwood last July and sold to his current owners in October 2014.
Kirkwood conditioned two year old filly INCONCLUSIVE made her first start count in a MSW at Arlington Park. She broke a tad slow and ended up inside horses. She was then able to swing out, pass the field and hit the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front. She is owned by Carolyn Friedberg and Jeff Larson and was bred by James Heyward.
At Monmouth, BLACK MARTINO added another stakes placing to his catalog page. He ran third in the Lamplighter S at Monmouth for his connections owner Honors Stable, Corp and breeder Bailey Bolen. He is pushing $100,000 in earnings.