Tom Fool H. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 7f ,)
(DK B/ h,
Old Trieste Ridden in Thestars , by Cormorant
BJohn Mulholland, KY.; OFour Roses Thoroughbreds; TRichard E. Dutrow, Jr.
Danzig Starry Dreamer , by Rubiano
BJoseph Allen, KY.; OJoseph Allen; TH. Allen Jerkens
Big Apple Daddy
(DK B/ h,
Precise End Clever Actress , by Theatrical (IRE)
BThomas/Lakin, NY.; OErvin Rodriguez; TBruce N. Levine
Nobody will be sadder to see Belmont Park close for the season than Silver Train, who won his fourth graded stakes over the strip in the past calendar year when he held off War Front by a neck to take the Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II) July 16. In fact, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. indicated that Silver Train might get a summer vacation until Belmont re-opens in September.
The Tom Fool comes on top of victories in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), and Jerome Handicap (gr. II) for Silver Train at Belmont, where he has recorded five wins from seven starts. At other tracks, his career ledger is one victory in eight tries.
Joe Mulholland Sr. and his sons Joe Jr. and John bred Silver Train. The elder Mulholland owns a half-interest in Ridden in Thestars, the dam of Silver Train, while the two sons own a quarter-interest each.
The Mulhollands’ farm is located near Georgetown, Ky., where they have bred graded stakes victors Jamies First Punch, Natural Selection, and Shamrock City.
During her race career, Ridden in Thestars earned nearly $180,000 and won five times in addition to being restricted stakes-placed in New York. The Mulhollands purchased her for $90,000 at the 1998 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Nursery Place, agent. Ridden in Thestars produced a filly by Johannesburg this year and is in foal to Giant’s Causeway. She also has a yearling colt by High Yield.
Mulholland Farm consigned Silver Train to the 2003 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. He was bought for $140,000 by Mahmoud Fustok’s Buckram Oak Farm. After Fustok’s death last February, Silver Train races for Fustok’s family under the Four Roses Thoroughbreds name.
Deceased Old Trieste is the sire of Silver Train and eight other stakes winners, including additional 2006 added-money winners Sinister Minister, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), Mr. Trieste, and Sandra’s Rose. Old Trieste stood three seasons at stud at Jonabell Farm near Lexington. He died prior to the 2003 breeding season.—L.S.