Brookdale Grad Marley’s Freedom (4,f, Blame/Relaxing Green) proved that she is one of the country’s top female sprinters as she pulled way in the G1 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga. The Ballerina Stakes was a Win and You’re In for the 2018 Breeders Cup for the Filly and Mare Sprint Division. Marley’s Freedom has now won 4 out of her last 5 races with three of them being Graded Stakes Races. She has now earned $628,435 in 12 career starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Marley’s Freedom was purchased at the Keeneland September 2015 Sale by current owners Cicero Farms, LLC.
Brookdale Grad Serengeti Empress (2,f, Alternation/Havisham) quickly captured the lead on Sunday in the Ellis Park Debutante Stakes and never looked back to win by 13 and 1/2 lengths. Coming off a 4th place finish in the G3 Schuylerville Stakes in Saratoga, Serengeti Empress put herself back in contention hopefully for the G1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies in November. She now has 2 wins in 3 starts and earnings of $71,310. She was purchased by Brookdale at the Keeneland November Sale 2016 and was sold at the 2017 Keeneland September Sale to current owner Joel Politi.
Lady Alexandra (4,f, More Than Ready/Lophorina (GB)) just narrowly missed out in capturing the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine after being caught in the final few jumps before the wire. She has now earned $248, 810 in 9 career starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Double K LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale. She is a graduate of the 2015 Keeneland September Sale.
Altamura (3,f, Artie Schiller/Delta Weekend) got up in time on Saturday to capture the M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes (75k) at Laurel Park for owners Frederick Seitz, Danny Ward, and John Stephens. She now has 2 wins in 4 starts and has earned $68,750. Altamura was purchased at the Fasig-Tipton KY October Sale in 2016 by Brookdale.
Brookdale Grad INDY’S LADY (3,f, Take Charge Indy/Sweet Aloha) rallied down the stretch to finish 3rd on Monday in the Niagara Stakes ($50k) at Finger Lakes. She has now hit the board in 4 of her 6 starts and has earned $119,518. Indy’s Lady was bred in New York by Alan R. Cook and is a graduate of the Keeneland November 2015 Sale.
Altamura (3,f, Artie Schiller/Delta Weekend) broke her maiden by a length on Friday at Laurel Park. She was purchased at the Fasig-Tipton October 2016 Sale and is owned in partnership by Frederick Seitz, Danny Ward, and John Stephens.
War Story (6,g,Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) finished 2nd on Saturday in the G2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes on the Belmont Stakes undercard. He has now earned $2,601,305 in his 28 career starts. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. He is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
Draconic Treasure (3,f, Street Cry (IRE)/Hazy Glow (IRE)) broke her maiden convincingly on Monday at Presque Isle Downs winning by almost 5 lengths. The 3 year old filly was bred in Kentucky by Audley Farm Equine and was purchased at the Keeneland September 2016 Sale for $320,000.
Brookdale Grad MARLEY’S FREEDOM (4, f, Blame/Relaxing Green) captured her first graded stakes win on Sunday in the G3 Desert Stormer Stakes at Santa Anita in a dominating effort winning by 7 and 1/4 lengths. Her winning effort was given a 105 Beyer Speed Figure which is one of the top figures for fillies and mares this season so far. Marley’s Freedom was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. She was purchased at the 2015 Keeneland September Sale by Cicero Farms, LLC.
Brookdale Grad Ready for Rye (6,g, City Zip/Embroidery) was back in the winner’s circle on Sunday at Belmont Park. Ready for Rye now has 7 wins in 27 starts and has hit the board 11 additional times and has earned $817,090. He was bred in Kentucky by Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo LTDA and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Ready for Rye is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.