War Story wins an Allowance at Fair Grounds

War Story wins an Allowance by 2 3/4 lengths on Sunday at Fair Grounds in Race 8.  He was bumped at the start but was well placed down the backstretch. War Story is a chestnut gelding by Northern Afleet out of Belle Watling by Pulpit.  The Brookdale graduate was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III. Congratulations to the winning connections.

Brookdale Selling First Foal of Pomeroys Pistol Monday

Trainer Amy Tarrant, who operates her own Ocala-based breeding and racing operation as Hardacre Farm, enjoyed one of her biggest successes on the track to date with homebred Pomeroys Pistol (Pomeroy), and will look for the star of her broodmare band to provide another big score in the Keeneland September sales ring next week. The bay took a trio of graded stakes races in 2011 and finished second in both the GI Prioress S., and GI Test S. en route to earnings of almost $575,000. Her first foal, a filly by Smart Strike, sells with Brookdale Sales as hip 153 Monday.

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Stopchargingmaria Adds Grade 1 Alabama

Brookdale grad Stopchargingmaria claimed the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1) for her second top-level win in a row at Saratoga Race Course on August 16.

Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria finished three-quarters of a length ahead of 24-1 longshot Joint Return.

It was the second straight grade I win for the filly owned by Mike Repole and trained by Todd Pletcher, and her third straight stakes score. Stopchargingmaria won the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course May 16 before taking the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 20 at Saratoga in a five-length romp.

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