Walk Close Wins G3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington

Walk Close (2011, f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) earned her first graded stakes win over the weekend in the Grade 3 Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park.  Walk Close now has 4 wins in 10 lifetime starts and earnings of $279,788.  She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jon and Sarah Kelly, and Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. She was purchased by Highland Yard in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000.

The Modesty Handicap


Noble Bird Wins G1 Stephen Foster Handicap (Video)

Noble Bird (11, c, Birdstone/Anyhow) earned his ticket to the Breeder’s Cup Classic with his G1 winning effort in the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.  Coming off a 2nd place finish in the Alysheba Stakes (G2), Noble Bird took the lead at the final turn and was able to hold off a rally from Grade 1 winner Lea. Noble Bird now has 4 wins in just 10 starts and earnings of $531,278.  He was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Noble Bird was purchased as a yearling for $105,000 by Mark Casse for John Oxley at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale.

 

 


Blingismything Wins Wilshire Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park

Blingismything (5,m, Arch/ Dancing General) won by a nose on Sunday in the G3 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Coming off two third place efforts in the G2 Buena Vista Stakes and G3 Las Cienegas Stakes, Blingismything was able to rally along the rail and get up in time for her first graded stakes win. She now has 4 wins in 10 starts and earnings of $246,330.  Blingismything was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and is a graduate of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale.





Old Fashioned Song Wins at Parx

Brookdale grad Old Fashioned Song (4, g, Old Fashioned/Eagle’s Song) won a Starter Allowance at Parx Racing yesterday. With the win, Old Fashioned Song now has earnings of $84,615.  He was bred in Kentucky  by Peter Cranitch and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm and is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.


Stopchargingmaria 2nd in Madison Stakes (G1) at Keeneland

Stopchargingmaria (4, f, Tale of the Cat/Exotic Bloom) finished 2nd in the G1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.  The filly has hit the board in 10 out of her 12 starts and now has earnings of $1,564,000.  She was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke and Brookdale Farm and was born and raised at Brookdale. She is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.