Maxxam Gold Cup H.
( 9f ,)
Kingmambo Class Kris , by Kris S.
BW. S. Farish, KY.; OW.S. Farish; TNeil J. Howard
General Royal On a Lark , by The Prime Minister
BDan Dressel, KY.; OIlona Whetstone; TJoseph Petalino
Shaquin Laura's Ego , by Bold Ego
BWilton Elege Scott, TX.; OIsrael Flores; TDanny Pish
Margins: 3¼, 1, 1¼. Others: Middleweight 116($6,000) , Laura's Choice 115($3,000) , More Than Regal 120 , Real Echo 111 , Golden Glen 120 , Charming Socialite 116 , Andanight 112 . Winning Jockey, Robby Albarado.
It took a long time, but Student Council finally won his first stakes. The 5-year-old son of Kingmambo captured the Jan. 27 Maxxam Gold Cup Handicap at Sam Houston Race Park as the 9-5 favorite by 31¼4 lengths.
Student Council races as a homebred for William S. Farish, who stands Kingmambo at his Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Joe DeSantis, assistant to head trainer Neil Howard. “He’s a late maturing colt and is really coming around. He was so good today and acting very professional at the barn. This was a real turnaround for him.”
Student Council raced only four times at ages two and three combined, but started 10 times in 2006 and won three. He has captured both starts this year.
Farish enjoyed plenty of success as a breeder in 2006. Wait a While, bred by Farish and W. Temple Webber Jr., was voted an Eclipse Award as best 3-year-old filly and also finished third in championship balloting for top grass female. Wait a While won five graded stakes last year, including the American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) and Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT) Stakes.
Alone or in partnership, Farish also bred such other 2006 stakes winners as two-time grade I winner Premium Tap and graded winners Gulch Approval, High Cotton, Untouched Talent, and Symphony Sid.
As an owner this year, Farish is represented by additional stakes winner Summer Cruise. Campaigned in partnership, Summer Cruise won the Jan. 6 Minaret Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.
Lane’s End stallion A.P. Indy was one of the stars of 2006. In addition to being the broodmare sire of Wait a While, he topped the leading sires list by progeny earnings, and one of his sons, Bernardini, was named champion 3-year-old male. Bernardini also finished third for Horse of the Year honors.
Student Council is the second stakes winner produced from the Kris S. mare Class Kris. Her other added-money winner, Gradepoint, was bred by Farish in partnership with H. Greg Goodman and won the 2004 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds for Farish and Goodman’s Mount Brilliant Stable.
Class Kris, who was bred by the late Fred W. Hooper, is kept at Lane’s End, where she is in foal to Ghostzapper. She is booked to A.P. Indy.
Kingmambo has sired 65 stakes winners. His seven stakes winners of 2006 included Boboman (gr. IT) and Tawqeet (Aust-I). Kingmambo’s 2007 fee is private.—D.S.