PA Bred DUVAL, a four year old gelding by Kodiack Kowboy, won his second in a row at PARX owner Ten Strike Racing. He drove up at the top of the stretch to challenge the winner and hit the wire in front He was bred by Mark Reid & DDS Stables. DUVAL is closing on 1/4 million in earnings.
At Finger Lakes, BAJAN BEACH won in allowance company for owner/trainer Debra A. Breed. This was her 6th win lifetime and she has earned just a tick under $100,000.
ELAINE KOWALESKI was claimed out of her last race at Oaklawn and running at Fairmount Park. she won for her new connections owner trainer Steve Manley.
He may be a 6 year old, but Any Given Saturday horse, DOMINATE, dueled early and long to hit the wire with his nose in front. He won at Gulfstream going 7 1.2 furlongs on the turf. DOMINATE is now owned by My Purple Haze Stables. He was bred by WinStar Farm.
It’s an exciting weekend here in Camden – 3 Camden horses are running in the Kentucky Derby. One of them is TOM’S READY, who was prepped at Kirkwood Stables. Best of luck to all! Check out this article in The State Newspaper.
Colonel Nina breaks her maiden at Gulfstream Park with a very impressive win for owner, West Point Thoroughbreds, and trainer, Ralph Nicks.”
A great life and a great horse – Smoke Glacken was sold by Kirkwood Stables at the 1996 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale. See the Bloodhorse article here.
BRILLIANT BELLE has been hitting the board, but today she figured out what it meant to win. Racing 7 furlongs on the dirt at Keeneland, the 3-year-old filly rated off the pace and when asked for run accelerated and drew clear to win by 4 lengths and break her maiden. She is a homebred for Tracy Farmer and is trained by Brad Cox.
Three year old Smart Strike colt, WHEELS UP NOW, through the luck of the draw has been hitting very tough fields in his prior starts. At Gulfstream, he cut back from nine panels to a flat mile and put blinkers back on. He was bumped slightly at the start and then came off the inside and pressed the pace while under a strong hold. Allowed to run, he passed the field to win by an easy six lengths. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds & Chester Thoroughbreds and was bred by AR Enterprises, LLC .
The aptly named Stormy Atlantic 5-year-old gelding, ROUGH PASSAGE, won again at Gulfstream. Breaking from the outside post he accelerated out of the gate to gain position and set the pace to wire the field for his third win lifetime. He was a $250,000 Kirkwood Keeneland April Sale graduate. Rough Passage is owned by Red Castle Farms and trained by Kristn Mulhall. He has earned over $104,000.
Three year old Hard Spun colt, HIT IT ONCE MORE, graduated in a MSW at Aqueduct. He overcame a bad stumble at the start and when it counted, he sailed to the lead and won by over 6 lengths going a mile on a fast track. He is owned by August Dawn Farm and is trained by Gary Sciacca. With his win and on the board finishes, he has earned over $62,000.
ANIMAL INSTINCT, by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), found the winner’s circle at Gulfstream last out and he liked it so much he won at Keeneland to make in 2 in a row. As in his maiden win going long on the turf, he comes wide from behind and times the wire perfectly. He was a $160,000 purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds and was bred by Anthony Robinson.