Things may not have gone as well as they could have for Governor Malibu in the Empire State's most iconic 3-year-old races this season, but in starts against his fellow New York-breds the Malibu Moon colt has been dominant.
Good Luck Gus
- Bay Colt
- Born 2012
Former claimer Royal Posse will try for his second straight stakes win against other New York-breds and third victory overall when he faces an expected eight rivals in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.
The impact of Hurricane Joaquin on the New York metropolitan area will play a part in the outcome of the Oct. 3 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT). The nine-furlong race at Belmont Park is for 3-year-olds.
Still going strong at age 8, Aliyu Ben J Stables' homebred Lubash won the $150,000 West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28, scoring by a length from King Kreesa at Saratoga Race Course.
Force proved one to be reckoned with in the $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 3, upsetting at odds of 13-1 to give trainer Mark Casse his second win in the New York Derby.
The top three finishers from the May 25 Mike Lee Stakes at Belmont Park will meet again July 3 in the New York Derby at Finger Lakes.
New York-bred juveniles took center stage Dec. 14 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a pair of impressive performances by Good Luck Gus in the $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes and Freudie Anne in the $100,000 East View Stakes.
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad found her way back to the Belmont Park winner's circle Oct. 18, landing the $150,000 Iroquois on Empire Showcase Day for her fifth stakes score of the year.
Having scored an impressive victory in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes, Good Luck Gus now looks to aim higher in the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes Oct. 18 at Belmont Park.
Good Luck Gus took the $252,098 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 4 at Finger Lakes, securing his first stakes score for trainer Rudy Rodriguez.
|Trainer||Rudy R. Rodriguez|
|Jockey||Angel S. Arroyo|
|Owner||Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and The Elkstone Group LLC|
|Breeder||Fred W. Hertrich III|
|Good Luck Gus View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lookin At Lucky||Smart Strike|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kim Valerio, agent for Mike Dubb||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$97,000|