Piratesonthelake, a five-time winner in 2007 for trainer James DeVito, heads a closely matched group of 10 sophomore sprinters entered in the $200,000 Select Stakes on the Monmouth Park program Oct. 27.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2004
- FL -Bred
|Trainer||Brandon L. Kulp|
|Jockey||Josean G. Ramirez|
|Owner||Main Street Racing Stable, LLC|
|Breeder||Sunrise Stable South|
|Piratesonthelake View Five-Cross Pedigree||Lake Austin||Storm Cat|
|Heavenly Pirate||Pirate's Bounty|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Gregg Didech||Sunrise Stable South, agent||$25,000|
Though just a $25,000 2-year-old purchase, Piratesonthelake has proven himself a consistent sprinter at both Hawthorne and Arlington Park, winning four races during the year. Now the bay gelding might get a chance to show his talent on a national stage, as an electrifying victory in the $100,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway Park Sept. 29 may have paved his way to the Breeders' Cup next month.
Coming off a grade I triumph on Polytrack at Del Mar last month, it was no surprise that In Summation won the $150,000 Arlington Breeders' Cup Sprint Aug. 25 at Arlington Park as the 3-5 favorite. What was unexpected is that he had to share the victory with the pacesetter Piratesonthelake, who earned a dead heat.
|V. E. Day|