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 graduate Costenia a 2011 filly by Giant’s Causeway out of Kapanga won by 5 lengths on December 6th in race 1 an Allowance at Gulfstream Park.
Congratulations to Brookdale graduate Brother Pat (Any Given Saturday/Anyhow) who finished 1st by 4 lengths on November 29th at Tampa Bay Downs in Race 10.
Congratulations to Brookdale graduate Kamchatka who finished 1st by 2 1/2 lengths on Thursday at Hawthorne in Race 4. Kamchatka was bred in Kentucky by Mr. Delfiner.
Brookdale Sales, agent for Aislabie Bloodstock consigned Strawberrydaiquiri the eight year old mare by Dansili in foal to Dubawi. She was purchased for $1.45 million on November 5th at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Her ticket was signed by Benoit Jeffroy of Mandore International Agency.
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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Brookdale grads Protonico and Mr. O’Leary celebrated big wins over the Labor Day weekend.
Protonico won the Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx Racing by 1 1/2 lengths on Labor Day. The previous day, fellow Brookdale grad Mr. O’ Leary won the ninth race at Saratoga by a head.
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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