Brookdale Grad WAR STORY (7, g, Northern Afleet/Belle Watling) pulled away in the stretch to win by 1.5 lengths on Saturday at Gulfstream in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes. With the win on Saturday, he has now earned $2,984,996 in 38 career starts. He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. He was purchased at the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
Brookdale Grads THOUSAND WORDS (2,c, Pioneerof the Nile/Pomeroys Pistol) and ANNEAU D’OR (2, c, Medaglia d’Oro/Walk Close) battled down the stretch in the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity with Thousand Words wining by a neck. This was THOUSAND WORDS stakes debut after winning impressively first time out back in October at Santa Anita. Both colts were purchased out of the Keeneland September 2018 Sale. Thousand Words was bred in Florida by Hardacre Farm and was purchased by current owners Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC for $1 million last September. With the win Thousand Words also earned 10 points towards the Kentucky Derby.
Golden Award (4,f, Medaglia d’Oro/Arch’s Gal Edith) captured her first graded stakes win on Sunday with a 2 and 1/4 length victory in the G3 Shuvee Stakes at Saratoga. Golden Award was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke and is a half sister to G1 KY Derby and Preakness Winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Golden Award now has 4 wins in 9 lifetime starts and has earned $294,600.