WAR STORY third in West Virginia Derby (G2)

WAR STORY (3, g, Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) finished 3rd on Saturday in the G2 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer. He was closing quickly down the stretch but just ran out of time to catch the leaders.  War Story now has earned $343,600 in just 8 starts. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and born and raised at Brookdale Farm.  He is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.


Fusaichi Red Wins Miss Woodford Stakes

Fusaichi Red (3,f, Fusaichi Pegasus/Gloomy I’m Knot) won by 3 and 3/4 lengths on Sunday in the Miss Woodford Stakes (70k) at Monmouth.  Coming off a 8 1/4 length victory last time out, Fusaichi Red continued her winning ways in her stakes debut.  She now has two wins in six starts with earnings of $103,420 and has never finished off the board. She was bred in Kentucky by Jack Anderson and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm.



Walk Close Wins G3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington

Walk Close (2011, f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) earned her first graded stakes win over the weekend in the Grade 3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park.  Walk Close now has 4 wins in 10 lifetime starts and earnings of $279,788.  She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jon and Sarah Kelly, and Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. She was purchased by Highland Yard in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000.

The Modesty Handicap


Noble Bird Wins G1 Stephen Foster Handicap (Video)

Noble Bird (11, c, Birdstone/Anyhow) earned his ticket to the Breeder’s Cup Classic with his G1 winning effort in the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.  Coming off a 2nd place finish in the Alysheba Stakes (G2), Noble Bird took the lead at the final turn and was able to hold off a rally from Grade 1 winner Lea. Noble Bird now has 4 wins in just 10 starts and earnings of $531,278.  He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Noble Bird was purchased as a yearling for $105,000 by Mark Casse for John Oxley at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale.

 

 


Blingismything Wins Wilshire Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park

Blingismything (5,m, Arch/ Dancing General) won by a nose on Sunday in the G3 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Coming off two third place efforts in the G2 Buena Vista Stakes and G3 Las Cienegas Stakes, Blingismything was able to rally along the rail and get up in time for her first graded stakes win. She now has 4 wins in 10 starts and earnings of $246,330.  Blingismything was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and is a graduate of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale.



Protonico Sets Track Record in G3 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland (Video)

Protonico (4, c, Giant’s Causeway/Alpha Spirit) went wire to wire on Saturday  in the G3 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland pulling away in the stretch to win  by 5 lengths. His final time of 1:48.79 for the mile and one eighth race was a new track record.  Protonico now has 5 wins in 10 lifetime starts and earnings of $590,507.  He was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding, Inc. and races for Sumaya U.S. Stable.