Brookdale raised fillies Walk Close (3,f, Tapit/Spring Awakening) and Wave the Flag (3,f, Empire Maker/Dancing General) finished 1-2 on Saturday’s Wild Applause Stakes (100k) at Belmont. The two fillies battled down the stretch with Walk Close winning by a nose.
Walk Close remains undefeated in 3 lifetime starts and was making her stakes debut on Saturday and now has updated earnings of $154,200. She was bred in Kentucky by Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain, and Jon and Sarah Kelly and was sold at the 2012 Keeneland September Sale for $180,000 to Highland Yard LLC.
Wave the Flag was also making her stakes debut for owner and breeder Jack Swain III after breaking her maiden at first asking at the end of May. In two starts the filly now has earnings of $41,600.