Brookdale Grad WAR STORY (7, g, Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) pulled away in the stretch to win by 1.5 lengths on Saturday at Gulfstream in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes. With the win on Saturday, he has now earned $2,984,996 in 38 career starts. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. He was purchased at the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
Brookdale Grads THOUSAND WORDS (2,c, Pioneerof the Nile/Pomeroys Pistol) and ANNEAU D’OR (2, c, Medaglia d’Oro/Walk Close) battled down the stretch in the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with Thousand Words wining by a neck. This was THOUSAND WORDS stakes debut after winning impressively first time out back in October at Santa Anita. Both colts were purchased out of the Keeneland September 2018 Sale. Thousand Words was bred in Florida by Hardacre Farm and was purchased by current owners Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC for $1 million last September. With the win Thousand Words also earned 10 points towards the Kentucky Derby.
Brookdale Grad Anneau d’Or (Medaglia D’Oro/Walk Close) showed on Friday that not only can he run on the turf but also the dirt after running a huge race to get 2nd in the G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Stakes at Santa Anita. After breaking his maiden impressively at Golden Gate on 9/29 the colt was not able to draw in to the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf so opted to run on the dirt. He was bred in Kentucky by Highland Yard LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. He has now earned $358,000 in just 2 career starts. Anneau d’Or is out of the Graded Stakes winning mare Walk Close.
Golden Award (4,f, Medaglia d’Oro/Arch’s Gal Edith) captured her first graded stakes win on Sunday with a 2 and 1/4 length victory in the G3 Shuvee Stakes at Saratoga. Golden Award was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke and is a half sister to G1 KY Derby and Preakness Winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Golden Award now has 4 wins in 9 lifetime starts and has earned $294,600.
Art of Almost (3,f, Dansili (GB)/Reimpose) broke her maiden on Friday at Woodbine by 3 and 3/4 lengths. She has now earned $64,802 in 6 lifetime starts. The filly is a homebred of Frederick Seitz, Jon Kelly, Danny Ward, and Dr. Ted Folkerth and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.
Brookdale Grad SERENGETI EMPRESS (3, f, Alternation/Havisham) went wire to wire on Friday in the biggest race of her career to capture the 2019 Kentucky Oaks (G1). She now has 5 wins in 8 starts and has earned $1,037.120. She was purchased out of the Keeneland November Sale and resold at the Keeneland September Sale to current owner Joel Politi.
WAR STORY (7,g, Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) finished 3rd on Saturday night in the $1 million Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2) at Charles Town. War Story has been a participant in this race for the last three years and has hit the board each year. He has now earned his connections $2,761,305 in 33 career starts. War Story was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. He is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale where he was purchased for $90,000.
Zumurudee (5,g, Stormy Atlantic/Voting Right (FR)) pulled away from the field down the stretch to win by 2 and 1/2 lengths at Keeneland on Wednesday. He now has 3 wins in 16 starts and has hit the board 8 additional times and has earned $148,452. Zumurudee was bred in Kentucky by Double K LLC, Brookdale Farm, and Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.
Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Regally Irish (3,c, Regal Ransom/Irish Score) made a move down the stretch to win the Bridgetown Stakes at Aqueduct by a neck on Saturday. He now has three wins in 7 career starts and has earned $110,945. He was bred in New Jersey by owner Isabelle de Tomaso and was raised at Brookdale Farm. Regally Irish is out of the half sister to MG2W IRISH WAR CRY.
Brookdale Grad MIND MAPPING(4,c, Medaglia d’Oro/Visual Mind) finished 3rd on Wednesday in the Prix Jacques Laffitte Stakes in France . He has hit the board in 7 out of 9 career starts and has earned $97,896. Mind Mapping was bred in Kentucky by Flaxman Holdings Ltd, Ted Folkerth, Double K LLC, Brookdale Farm, and Jack Swain III and is a graduate of the 2016 Keeneland September Sale. Mind Mapping is out of the mare Visual Mind who is a half sister to current Kentucky Derby hopeful WAR OF WILL.