Brookdale Grad Marley’s Freedom Named Finalist in 2 Categories for 2018 Eclipse Awards

Brookdale Grad Marley’s Freedom was named a finalist for both the Older Dirt Female and Female Sprinter Division for the 2018 Eclipse Awards.  Marley’s Freedom won 4 graded states this year, including the G1 Ballerina Stakes,  at distances ranging from 6 Furlongs to a Mile.  She has now earned $815,935 for owners Cicero Farms, LLC.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, January 24th.

Golden Award Impressive at Gulfstream

Golden Award (4,f, Medaglia d’Oro/Arch’s Gal Edith) started the 2019 season the same way she ended the 2018 season with a trip to the winner’s circle for new owners Summer Wind Equine.  Golden Award sat off the lead for most of the race but took command at the stretch and pulled away to win by 3 and 1/2 lengths.  She now has 3 wins in 6 career starts and earnings of $149,600.  She is the half-sister to 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER.  Golden Award was bred in Kentucky by Harvey A. Clarke and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. 

MARLEY’S FREEDOM Shines in G1 Ballerina Stakes (Video)

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.

SERENGETI EMPRESS Dominates Ellis Park Debutante Stakes

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 2nd in G1 Highlander Stakes (Video)

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.

INDY’S LADY 3rd in the Niagara Stakes

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 Breaks Maiden at Laurel Park

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.