Nicklaus Way Wins at Churchill Downs

Nicklaus Way (5,g, Bluegrass Cat/Lizzy’s Bluff) won again on Friday at Churchill Downs.  With the win, he now has earned $170,031 at the track. Lizzy’s Bluff was bred in Kentucky by D.H Niall and M.L Niall and is a graduate of the 2010 Keeneland September Sale.



Protonico Impressive in Return at Belmont

Making his first start since last November, Protonico (3,c, Giant’s Causeway/Alpha Spirit) returned to the winner’s circle yesterday with an impressive win in an Allowance race at Belmont. The colt now has 2 wins in 3 lifetime starts and earnings of $69,715.  He was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding, Inc and born and raised at Brookdale Farm.


Walk Close and Wave the Flag 1-2 in Wild Applause Stakes

Brookdale raised fillies Walk Close (3,f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) and Wave the Flag (3,f, Empire Maker/Dancing General) finished 1-2 on Saturday’s Wild Applause Stakes (100k) at Belmont. The two fillies battled down the stretch with Walk Close winning by a nose.

Walk Close remains undefeated in 3 lifetime starts and was making her stakes debut on Saturday and now has updated earnings of $154,200.  She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and was sold at the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000 to Highland Yard LLC.

Wave the Flag was also making her stakes debut for owner and breeder Jack Swain III after breaking her maiden at first asking at the end of May. In two starts the filly now has earnings of $41,600.



Pushingonastring 2nd in Evangeline Mile Stakes

Pushingonastring (5,g,Distorted Humor/Luna Bella (NZ)) was 2nd in the Evangeline Mile Stakes (100k) on Saturday at Evangeline Downs. He now has updated earnings of $123,060 in ten lifetime starts. Pushingonastring was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding, Inc and was sold at the 2010 Keeneland September Sale for $160,000.