After a big season with their juveniles last year at the Breeders' Cup, leading consignor Wavertree Stables has even more contenders this year.
Summer of Fun
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2010
Canadian shipper Overheard, sweeping to the lead in deep stretch, captured the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) while racing in the colors of the race's sponsor, Pin Oak Stable, on turf Oct. 18 at Keeneland.
Hot off a series of bullet workouts and looking to redeem a disqualification in her last start, Nellie Cashman heads an overflow field of well-matched 3-year-old fillies in the Oct. 18 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Discreet Marq, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) this summer and most recently second in the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT), heads a talented group of fillies in the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes on the turf Oct. 14 at Belmont Park.
The Sept. 14 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park offers bettors an interesting dilemma, with talented grade I winners facing a grade I-placed French import and the one-two finishers of the grade II Lake Placid Stakes.
Dance the Bristol continued her roll with a strong win in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course May 17, then I'm Mom's Favorite got up in the shadow of the wire in the $100,000 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior.
Popular Ben's Cat will run in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes for the third straight time on the undercard for this year's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) program May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.
Longshot Moonwalk earned a hard-fought nose victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 11 at Keeneland, likely punching her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I).
The starting gate for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 15 will be packed with promising 2-year-old fillies, 14 in all, with an automatic Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf berth at stake.
|Jockey||Joseph Rocco, Jr.|
|Owner||Bona Venture Stables|
|Breeder||Olin Gentry, Thomas Gaines & Burkewood Bloodstock|
|Summer of Fun View Five-Cross Pedigree||Include||Broad Brush|
|Royal Innocence||Royal Anthem|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||VanMeter Sales, agent||($70,000)|
|Two-year-old||SGV Thoroughbreds, agent for Bona Venture Stables||Wavertree Stables, agent||$95,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Spendthrift Farm||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$375,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.