War Story (3, g, Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) finished third on Saturday in the G2. Louisiana Derby. Making just his fifth start, War Story has now hit the board in every race and has earnings of $243,600. War Story currently sits in 12th on the Kentucky Derby Points Scale with 44 points. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. War Story is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
Brother Pat (6, g, Any Given Saturday/Anyhow) posted his fourth straight win on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. Going wire to wire, Brother Pat pulled away in the stretch to win by 7 and 1/2 lengths. He now has career earnings of $177,540. Brother Pat was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.
All too Many (3,f, Eskendereya/Helena’s Secret) broke her maiden yesterday going wire to wire to win by 4 lengths at Aqueduct. All to Many was bred in Kentucky by RT Gilbert, RMA Bloodstock, and Widden Stud Australia. She is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale and was purchased for $240,000.
Noble Bird (4, c, Birdstone/Anyhow) won by a nose on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Noble Bird now has 2 wins in 7 lifetime starts and earnings of $113,478. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Noble Bird was purchased by Mark Casse at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Select Yearling Sale for $105,000.
Rise Up (4,c, Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) pulled away down the stretch to win by three lengths on Friday at the Fair Grounds. He now has 7 wins in 16 starts and earnings of $957,315. Rise Up was bred in Kentucky by Cottonwood Stables, LLC.
African Fighter (3,c, Tiznow/Alpha Spirt) broke his maiden on Saturday at Penn National by 3 and a 1/4 lengths. The half brother to G1 Placed Protonico was making just his 4th start and now has earnings of $26,060. African Fighter was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding, Inc and races for Sumaya U.S. Stable.
Miss Ella (3,f, Exchange Rate/Sweet Tune) broke her maiden today in a MSW at Gulfstream Park for owner and breeder Jack Swain. Miss Ella was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.
Brookdale Grads Duff (3,c, Candy Ride (ARG)/To The Brim) and Falling Sky (5,h, Lion Heart/Sea Dragoness) were named 2014 Pennsylvania Champion Two Year Old Male (Duff) and Champion Male Sprinter (Falling Sky) of Year this week.
Last year, Duff hit the board 5 out of his 6 starts, including 3 wins and earnings of $133,220. Two of his wins came in stakes races, the Mark McDermott Stakes (75k) at Presque Isle Downs and the Christopher Elser Memorial Stakes (75k) at Parx. Duff was bred by Two Sisters Farm and is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
Falling Sky won the G3 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes and Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap (100k) last year as well as finishing 3rd in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga. He was bred by Copper Penny Stables LLC and is a graduate of the 2010 Keeneland November Sale.
Ready for Rye (3, g, City Zip/Embroidery) earned a 109 Beyer in his win on Saturday in the Swale Stakes (G2). According to DRF.com, this is the highest Beyer Figure by a 3-Year-Old Male or Female so far this year.
Shaishee (5,g, Indian Charlie/Hatpin) won the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal in Dubai on Saturday. In years past this race has been used as a prep for the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen that is run at the end of the month. He now has 4 wins in 22 starts and earnings of $255,367. Shaishee was bred in Virginia by Audley Farm and was purchased at the 2011 Keeneland September Sale for $325,000.