Brookdale Grad Bluegrass Genius Breaks Maiden at Calder

Bluegrass Genius (3,f, Bluegrass Cat/Coral Genius) broke her maiden yesterday at Calder by going wire to wire. The three year old filly  was making her third start and now has earnings of $16,603.  She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm for the breeders International Equities Holding Inc. She is a graduate of the 2012 Keeneland January Sale.

Please Explain & Stopchargingmaria to run in Fantasy Stakes (G3)

Brookdale raised duo Please Explain (3,f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) and Stopchargingmaria (3,f, More Than Ready/Exotic Bloom) will face off against each other on Saturday in the G3 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park.  Please Explain is coming off a 2nd place finish in the Honeybee Stakes (G3) over this track less than a month ago. She now has earnings of $93,200 in just 6 lifetime starts. Stopchargingmaria is looking to bounce back after a fifth place finish in the Davona Dale (G2). In 6 starts, the filly has earnings of $554,000.


Rise Up to run in Louisiana Derby (G2)

Rise Up (3,c, Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) will break from post 8 on Saturday in the $1 million  Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds.  Rise Up has 4 wins in 7 lifetime starts with earnings of $814,633.  This is a key prep race for the Kentucky Derby as the winner will be awarded 100 points, 40 for second place, 20 for third, and 10 for fourth place.

Brookdale Grad Southern Proper Breaks Maiden at Aqueduct

Brookdale Grad Southern Proper (3,c, Tiago/Wings of Glory) broke his maiden on Sunday at Aqueduct in a Maiden Special Weight in his second lifetime start. Making his first start since May of last year, the colt did not dissapoint and pulled away in the stretch to win by seven lengths. The colt was bred by Senator Howard Nolan Jr. and was sold at the 2011 Keeneland November Sale.