Stopchargingmaria (5, m, Tale of the Cat/Exotic Bloom) finished 2nd by a neck in the Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland in her first race back since capturing the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) in October. In 17 career starts Stopchargingmaria has earned $2,984,000. She was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke and Brookdale Farm LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale. She is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland September Sale.
Ready for Rye (4,g, City Zip/Embroidery) finished 2nd in the G3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. Ready for Rye has hit the board in 11 of his 12 career starts and has earned $530,760. He was bred in Kentucky by Soc. Agr. Santa Elena De Chimbarongo LTDA and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Ready for Rye is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale.
HARMONIZE (3, f, Scat Daddy/Mesa Fresca) opened up her 2016 campaign with a win in the Sanibel Island H. Stakes (75k) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. She now has 3 wins in 5 starts and earnings of $210,310. She was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. Harmonize is a graduate of the 2014 Keeneland September Sale.
LAND OVER SEA (3,f, Bellamy Road/Belle Watling) was impressive down the stretch on Saturday at the Fair Grounds to capture the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks by four and a half lengths. In 8 career starts, Land Over Sea has only ever finished off the board once and now has earnings of $472,000. Land Over Sea was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain III and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm. She is a graduate of the 2014 Keeneland September Sale.
Abundant Flurry (3,f, Midshipman/Arcadiana) broke her maiden on Monday at the Fair Grounds going wire to wire. In four career starts she now has earnings of $39,560. She was bred in Kentucky by Dr. Ted Folkerth and Brookdale Farm and was born and raised at Brookdale. She is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland November Sale.
Brookdale Grad Street Heat (3,c, Street Sense/Yes She’s A Lady) broke his maiden on Sunday at Aqueduct in just his second start. Street Heat was bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Tait and was purchased at the Keeneland September 2014 Sale.
Life Imitates Art (3,c, More Than Ready/Habiboo) won the G3 Dania Beach Stakes (100k) at Gulfstream on Saturday. He now has two wins in five starts and career earnings of $150,750. Life Imitates Art was bred in Florida by Hardacre Farm LLC and was purchased at the 2014 Keeneland September Sale.
Maziette (3, f, Candy Ride (ARG)/Saracina) won by 2 and 1/2 lengths on Sunday in an Allowance Race at the Fair Grounds. Maziette now has 2 wins in 10 starts and earnings of $70,993. She was bred by Double K LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale Farm in Kentucky. She is a graduate of the 2013 Keeneland January Sale.
STOPCHARGINGMARIA (4,f, Tale of the Cat/Exotic Bloom) capped off her 2015 season the best way possible with a win in the 2015 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland. Sitting middle of the pack for most of the race, Stopchargingmaria took the lead at the stretch and was able to hang on and win by a neck over Stellar Wind. She has now earned $2,924,000 at the track and has 9 wins in 16 starts. She was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke and Brookdale Farm LLC and was born and raised at Brookdale.
Congratulations to all of her connections!
At the 2015 Keeneland September Sale we had the opportunity to represent Ms. Esther de Jong in the sale of her first yearling Hip 2309 Eskendereya/Suzee Sunrise. America’s Best Racing did a four part series documenting this exciting time for Esther.
Part 1: Meet International Model Esther de Jong
Part 2: Enter Brookdale
Part 3: Welcome to Keeneland
Part 4: The Moment