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 stakes 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.
Brookdale Grad Marley’s Freedom (4, f, Blame/Relaxing Green) ended her year on a high note with a win in the G3 Go For Wand Handicap at Aqueduct. Stretching out for the mile distance, Marley’s Freedom battled down the lane to hold off Come Dancing and win by a neck. She ends the year with earnings of $819,315 and has won 7 of her 14 lifetime starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Marley’s Freedom is a graduate of the 2015 Keeneland September Sale where she was purchased by Cicero Farms, LLC.
Brookdale Grad Serengeti Empress (2,f, Alternation/Havisham) dominated from start to finish and cruised to a 19 and 1/2 length victory in the G2 Pocahontas Stakes. 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.