Union Strike became freshman sire Union Rags' first graded stakes winner at the highest level in the Sept. 3 Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, was second. The final time was 1:23.22.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2006
Champagne Room broke her maiden in the grade II Sorrento by 1 1/4 lengths and now heads a field of the most impressive fillies from Del Mar's loaded 2-year-old summer slate in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).
Trainer Steve Asmussen tied his own North American record for 555 wins by a trainer in a calendar year when Padua Stables' Union Strike won a Nov. 22 maiden event on turf at Fair Grounds. Asmussen also won 555 races in 2004.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Charles C. Lopez|
|Breeder||William B. Harrigan|
|Union Strike View Five-Cross Pedigree||Smart Strike||Mr. Prospector|
|Classy 'n Smart|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Indian Creek, agent||($97,000)|
|Two-year-old||Padua Stables||Eddie Woods, agent for William B. Harrigan||$100,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Steip Amach (IRE)|
|Rainha Da Bateria|