Brookdale raised and sold I’ll Have Another received the Eclipse Award on Saturday night for Champion Three Year Old Male. He was also a finalist for Horse of the Year, but came up second in the voting. The 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) winner was just a day away from trying to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 34 years but was retired with an injury. Along with his G1 wins in the Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another also captured the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and was 2nd in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2) in 2012. I’ll Have Another was bred in Kentucky by Harvey Clarke.
Brookdale Grad Night Seeker (4, c, Harlan’s Holiday/Tamina) broke his maiden on Sunday at Oaklawn Park in a Maiden Special Weight race. The 4 year old colt was bred in Virginia by Audley Farm Inc and was sold at the 2010 Keeneland September sale for $275k.
Firenze Feeling (3, f, Macho Uno/ Elusive) won again on Saturday at Laurel Park in an Allowing Optional Claiming race. The three year old filly now has 2 wins in 3 career starts. She was bred in Virginia by Audley Farm is was sold at the 2011 Keeneland September Sale for $110k.
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Lily Hannah (4, f, Johannesburg/ Lilies for Rozie) won on Friday at Gulfstream Park. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Erik and Mary Jo Amlie and is a graduate of the 2010 Keeneland September sale.
Brookdale grad Tritap (4,c, Tapit/ Victory Road) was second on Saturday in the San Fernando Stakes (Gr. 2) at Santa Anita Park. The 4-year-old colt battled down the stretch with Fed Biz but eventually beaten by a head. Tritap was bred in Kentucky by Copper Penny Stables LLC and was sold at the 2010 Keeneland September Sale for $450,000.
Broodmare prospect Mahkama had the top priceb of the session on Thursday at Keeneland, selling for $145,000 to Blandford Bloodstock. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, the four year old filly by Bernardini is a half sister to GIII winner Summer Raven.
Making his first start since a fourth place finish in the Louisana Derby (G2), Cigar Street (3, c, Street Sense/Arcadiana) was back in the winner circle on Thursday after winning by 2 lengths in an Allowance/Optional Claiming Race at Gulfstream Park. The 3 year old colt was bred in Kentucky by the partnership of Marvin Delfiner, Ted Folkerth, and Brookdale Farm.
California Memory (6,g, Highest Honor/ Kalpita) became the first horse to win the Longines Hong Kong Cup (G1) in back to back years on Sunday. After winning the Longines Jockey Club Cup (G2) last month, California Memory was able to get past his rivals in the stretch for a one length victory. California Memory was bred and raised in Kentucky by Fred Seitz and Brookdale Farm and is a 2007 Keeneland September graduate. He now has earnings of HK 41,547,290 and has won 11 of 30 lifetime starts. For the race replay please click here.
Columnist Alan Horvath’s article on the 2012 Horse of the Year Race and I’ll Have Another.
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Shining Copper (2, g, Aragorn / La Minuta) was third in the Generous Stakes (G3) at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday. The two year old was bred in Kentucky by International Equities Holding Inc and was foaled and raised at Brookdale Farm.