Homebred Nikki's Sandcastle made a strong run on the final turn of the $150,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III), and that move carried him to a determined victory May 24 at Arlington Park.
Seasoned runner Nikki's Sandcastle gave trainer David Kassen his first Keeneland stakes victory when the son of Castledale captured the Oct. 26 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II).
Nikki's Sandcastle rallied from the back of the bulky field of 13 to win the $75,000 El Prado Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream Park Dec. 22 by three-quarters of a length over 17-1 outsider Kharafa.
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