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.
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.