$170,000 Saratoga Select and Brookdale Graduate ILIKECANDY won the Maryland Racing Media Stakes at Laurel and is now 3 wins in five starts for Robert LaPenta and trainer Graham Motion. ILIKECANDY has earned $130,000
Brookdale grads STOPCHARGINGMARIA and PLEASE EXPLAIN are among the top three-year-old fillies in the country and are listed in the Kentucky Oaks Future Pool. STOPCHARGINGMARIA has 12 points and PLEASE EXPLAIN has ten points.
Please Explain (3, f, Curlin/Lizzy’s Bluff) was third on Saturday in the G3 Honeybee Stakes (150k) at Oaklawn. The three year old filly was making just her sixth lifetime start and has never finished off the board. She now has lifetime earnings of $93,200. She was born and raised at Brookdale Farm for breeders Michael and Donard Niall.
Walk Close (2, f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) drew away in the stretch to win by 2 lengths in her career debut yesterday at Belmont Park. The two year old filly was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and was born and raised at Brookdale. She was purchased in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000.
Candy Kitty (2,f, Lemon Drop Kid/Worthy Cat) broke her maiden on Sunday at Saratoga by going wire to wire in a MSW. The two year old filly led the entire race and was able to pull away in the stretch to win by 2 and a 1/4 lengths. In just three starts the filly now has updated earnings of $73,500. She was bred in Kentucky by Jack Swain and was purchased in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $185,000 by Starlight Racing.
Divorce Party (2,c, Broken Vow/ Pink Champagne) broke his maiden on Saturday at Delaware Park in a Maiden Special Weight. Switching to dirt for his second start, Divorce Party pulled away in the stretch to win by a length and a half. He was bred in Virginia by Audley Farm and was sold in the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $160,000.
Brooklyn Cowboy (5,g, Pomeroy/No Better Time) posted his first stakes win on Saturday in the West Virginia Legislature Chairman’s Cup Stakes (100k) at Mountaineer winning by 1 and 1/4 lengths. The 5 year old now has earnings of $199,900. He was bred in Florida by Silverleaf Farms and is a graduate of the 2008 Keeneland November Sale.
Rise Up (2,c, Rockport Harbor/Appenzell) cruised to a 4 and 3/4 length win in the Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes (100k) on Saturday at Mountaineer. The 2 year old colt was making just his third career start and his first start on the dirt after winning at Presque Isle Downs back in June. He now has 2 wins in 3 lifetime starts with earnings of $88,900. Rise Up was bred in Kentucky by Cottonwood Stables LLC.