Brookdale Grad Marley’s Freedom Named Finalist in 2 Categories for 2018 Eclipse Awards

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 states 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.


Marley’s Freedom Ends the Year with Win in G3 Go For Wand Handicap (Video)

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.



MARLEY’S FREEDOM Shines in G1 Ballerina Stakes (Video)

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.


SERENGETI EMPRESS Dominates Ellis Park Debutante Stakes

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.


LADY ALEXANDRA 2nd in G1 Highlander Stakes (Video)

Lady Alexandra (4,f, More Than Ready/Lophorina (GB)) just narrowly missed out in capturing the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine after being caught in the final few jumps before the wire.   She has now earned $248, 810 in 9 career starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Double K LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale. She is a graduate of the 2015 Keeneland September Sale.


INDY’S LADY 3rd in the Niagara Stakes

Brookdale Grad INDY’S LADY (3,f, Take Charge Indy/Sweet Aloha) rallied down the stretch to finish 3rd on Monday in the Niagara Stakes ($50k) at Finger Lakes.  She has now hit the board in 4 of her 6 starts and has earned $119,518.  Indy’s Lady was bred in New York by Alan R. Cook and is a graduate of the Keeneland November 2015 Sale.


GOLDEN BROWN 2nd in Dan Horn Handicap at Monmouth (Video)

Brookdale Grad GOLDEN BROWN (3,c, Offlee Wild/Suzee Sunrise) finished strong in the Dan Horn Handicap at Monmouth on Sunday to finish 2nd in his stakes debut.  He has now hit the board in 5 of his 6 career starts and has earned $89,500.  He was bred in New Jersey by Esther de Jong and is a graduate of the Fasig-Tipton KY October 2016 sale.



Inchargeofme (GB) 3rd in the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3)

Inchargeofme (GB) (5,m, High Chaparral (IRE)/Inchmina (GB)) finished 3rd on Saturday night in the G3 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap at Churchill Downs.  She has now hit the board in all three of her 2018 starts and a total of 8 of her 13 career attempts. She has earned $135,305 for owners John F. Mayer and Robert T. Manfuso.  Inchargeofme (GB) was bred in Great Britain by Gary Chervenell and is a graduate of the 2015 Keeneland January Sale.