Nicklaus Way (5,g, Bluegrass Cat/Lizzy’s Bluff) was 2nd in the Challenger Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay. Nicklaus Way now has career earnings of $142,854. He was bred in Kentucky by Donard and Michael Niall and was sold at the Keeneland September 2010 Sale for $75,000.
Brookdale Grad Southern Proper (3,c, Tiago/Wings of Glory) broke his maiden on Sunday at Aqueduct in a Maiden Special Weight in his second lifetime start. Making his first start since May of last year, the colt did not dissapoint and pulled away in the stretch to win by seven lengths. The colt was bred by Senator Howard Nolan Jr. and was sold at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale.
CANDY KITTY, a $185,000 Keeneland September Brookdale sales grad, placed second in the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream. Owned by Starlight Stables and trained by Todd Pletcher, CANDY KITTY is a multiple stakes winner with earnings of $224,000.
$170,000 Saratoga Select and Brookdale Graduate ILIKECANDY won the Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel and is now 3 wins in five starts for Robert LaPenta and trainer Graham Motion. ILIKECANDY has earned $130,000
Brookdale grads STOPCHARGINGMARIA and PLEASE EXPLAIN are among the top three-year-old fillies in the country and are listed in the Kentucky Oaks Future Pool. STOPCHARGINGMARIA has 12 points and PLEASE EXPLAIN has ten points.
Please Explain (3, f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) was third on Saturday in the G3 Honeybee Stakes (150k) at Oaklawn. The three year old filly was making just her sixth lifetime start and has never finished off the board. She now has lifetime earnings of $93,200. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm for breeders Michael and Donard Niall.
Walk Close (2, f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) drew away in the stretch to win by 2 lengths in her career debut yesterday at Belmont Park. The two year old filly was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and was born and raised at Brookdale. She was purchased in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000.