Only a neck back from her first graded score in the Oct. 14 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, Stuart S. Janney III's Fair Point left no doubt Nov. 5 in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy (gr. IIIT).
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2013
A neck away from Breeders' Cup glory only a year ago, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has opted not to run Lady Shipman in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) a second time in favor of the Nov. 5 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park.
Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue.
Dr. Charles Giles, from his band of eight mares, has bred graded stakes winners Mokat and Acapulco.
The impressive winner at Royal Ascot last month is targeting her third win, and first in group I company, after impressively breaking her maiden at Keeneland in April and dominating the field in the Queen Mary (Eng-II).
The Wesley Ward-trained Acapulco, easy winner of the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs, came out of the race fine and is set for a trip to Royal Ascot.
Ward plans on sending Acapulco to Royal Ascot in England to make a start in either the King's Stand on June 14 or the Commonwealth Cup on June 17. Both races are group I events.
There are so many factors that can affect the outcome of a horse sale it is often difficult to predict a probable outcome. But all signs are pointing toward a positive Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has scheduled under tack workout sessions from March 9-11 for horses entered in the March sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held in Ocala, Fla., March 15-16.
Trainer Wesley Ward continued his roll at the Turfway Park winter/spring meet the evening of Feb. 19 with three victories, including the returning group II-winning filly Acapulco.
American Pharoah was named the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) Longines World's Best Racehorse three days after winning Eclipse Awards as U.S. Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.
Acapulco didn't win against older horses in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 21 at York, but the 2-year-old filly most assuredly delivered a memorable performance in finishing second to Mecca's Angel.
Trainer Wesley Ward added another Royal Ascot stakes win to his ledger on Wednesday, June 17 when Acapulco delivered a clear victory over 19 other 2-year-old fillies in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II).
Moyglare Stud Farm homebred Free Eagle will try to score at the highest level Wednesday, June 17, in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
There are 13 U.S.-based horses aiming for races at next week's Royal Ascot meeting, headed by Horse of the Year California Chrome, The National reports.
|Trainer||Wesley A. Ward|
|Jockey||Ryan L. Moore|
|Owner||Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, and Smith, Derrick|
|Breeder||Dr. Charles Giles|
|Acapulco View Five-Cross Pedigree||Scat Daddy||Johannesburg|
|Global Finance||End Sweep|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Scott & Evan Dilworth||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$180,000|
|Two-year-old||M.V. Magnier||McKathan Bros., agent||$750,000|
|Irish War Cry|