Walk Close (3,f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) was third yesterday in the Pebbles Stakes (200k) at Belmont Park. In 6 lifetime starts she now has earnings of $204,200. Walk Close was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale where she was purchased by Highland Yard for $180,000.
Brookdale Sales is proud to be consigning the dam of multiple G1 winner Belle Gallantey and the filly’s half brother by Gio Ponti at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Belle Gallantey is the second foal out of the mare Revealed (Hip 129) and is coming off Grade 1 wins in the Delaware Handicap and Beldame Stakes in two of her last three starts. The filly’s half brother (Hip 44) is by the Grade 1 winner Gio Ponti, whose first foals are yearlings this year.
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Ready for Rye (2,g, City Zip/Embroidery) broke his maiden impressively on Saturday at Belmont Park winning by 7 lengths in just his second start. In his first start, he was second to Carpe Diem who last week won the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1). Ready for Rye was bred in Kentucky by Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo LTDA and was raised at Brookdale Farm. He was purchased by Chalk Racing at the 2013 Keeneland September Sale for $70,000.
Trainer Amy Tarrant, who operates her own Ocala-based breeding and racing operation as Hardacre Farm, enjoyed one of her biggest successes on the track to date with homebred Pomeroys Pistol (Pomeroy), and will look for the star of her broodmare band to provide another big score in the Keeneland September sales ring next week. The bay took a trio of graded stakes races in 2011 and finished second in both the GI Prioress S., and GI Test S. en route to earnings of almost $575,000. Her first foal, a filly by Smart Strike, sells with Brookdale Sales as hip 153 Monday.
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The Keeneland September Sale is right around the corner and we have an exciting group of yearlings in our consignment this year. We have the half siblings to stakes winners Candy Kitty, Please Explain, Walk Close and G3 winner Rise Up in our consignment. We are proud to offer the only yearling in the sale by world class stallion Dansili (GB) as well as offspring by top stallions Tapit, Smart Strike, Unbridled’s Song, Elusive Quality, More Than Ready, and Arch.
Brookdale raised fillies Walk Close (3,f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) and Wave the Flag (3,f, Empire Maker/Dancing General) finished 1-2 on Saturday’s Wild Applause Stakes (100k) at Belmont. The two fillies battled down the stretch with Walk Close winning by a nose.
Walk Close remains undefeated in 3 lifetime starts and was making her stakes debut on Saturday and now has updated earnings of $154,200. She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and was sold at the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000 to Highland Yard LLC.
Wave the Flag was also making her stakes debut for owner and breeder Jack Swain III after breaking her maiden at first asking at the end of May. In two starts the filly now has earnings of $41,600.
Stonestreet Stables LLC went to $510,000 to purchase the half-sister to this year’s G2 Black-Eyed Susan winner Stopchargingmaria at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale. The two-year-old half sister by More Than Ready had the co-fastest filly breeze time on Wednesday in 10.1. She was bred and owned by Harvey Clarke and Brookdale Farm.
Brookdale Grad Transparent (3,c, Bernardini/ Habiboo) broke his maiden impressively on Saturday at Aqueduct winning by 5 and 3/4 lengths. The three year old colt was bred in Florida by Hardacre Farm LLC and sold for $725k in the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale.
Alythiela (3,f, Bluegrass Cat/Authentic Deed) won again in just her third start on Sunday at Woodbine in an allowance race. The 3-year-old filly was bred by Two Sisters’ Farm, Inc and is a 2010 Keeneland September graduate. Best of luck to all of her connections!
Brookdale graduate, Alythiela (Bluegrass Cat/Authenic Deed), broke her maiden over the weekend in a Maiden Special Weight at Woodbine. The 3 year old filly was bred in Pennsylvania by Two Sister’s Farm, Inc. and was sold at the 2010 Keeneland September sale. Best of luck to all of her connections!