Kirkwood grads top leaderboard in first race at Woodbine

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.

Moon Song wins at Indiana Grand, Rough Passage at Gulfstream

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 wins at Saratoga

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.

Two Great Wins for Kirkwood Grads Recepta & Miss Prudence

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.

Saint Adalbert wins at Del Mar

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.

Realm wins at Saratoga

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.

Inconclusive wins at Arlington

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.