Cigar Street (5, h, Street Sense/Arcadiana) was back in the winner’s circle on Saturday after winning the Homecoming Classic Stakes at Churchill Down. Cigar Street was making just his second start of the year after finishing 2nd in August at Saratoga. He was bred in Kentucky by Marvin Delfiner, Dr. Ted Folkerth, and Brookdale. Cigar Street now has 5 wins in just 8 lifetime starts and earnings of $283,908.
Making his stakes debut on March 24th in only his second start, Flashy Dresser (Flashy Bull/Saltnvinegar) won the 75k Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park. The 3-year-old colt is now two for two with earnings of $73,065. The colt is owned and trained by Frederick J. Seitz and was bred in Kentucky by Ricky G. Smith.
California Memory (Highest Honour(FR)/Kalpita) was second on Monday in the Group One Audemars Piguet QE II Cup. The 5-year-old gelding was bred and raised by Brookdale Farm and was a graduate of the Keeneland September 2007 sale.
With Approval captured the 1989 Canadian Triple Crown (the Queen’s Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and the Breeders’ Stakes) and was voted Canadian Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Trained throughout his career by Roger Attfield, he exited racing with 13 wins from 23 starts and earnings of $2,863,540. With Approval stood at Brookdale from 1997 to 2005 after which he stood at Kirsten Rausing’s Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England.
From Fred Seitz:
“We are all saddened at Brookdale by the death of With Approval in England at age 24. From 1997 to 2005 he stood at Brookdale, during which time he became part of the fabric of the farm. He was the kind of horse one could easily become attached to; gentlemanly, kind and always willing to please. He will be missed.”
Read article in The Bloodhorse.
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Longboarder (Mr. Greeley/Surf Club), owned by Sumaya US Stables, broke his maiden today by 7 lengths at Delaware Park going going a mile and a 1/16th over the turf. Longboarder was bred by International Equities Holdings and was raised at Brookdale Farm. Congratulations to all his connections!