2nd at 3NEARCTIC S.
(CAN-II , 6f , to Fast Parade, defeating Old Dodge (BRZ), Terrific Challenge, Moss Vale (IRE), Atticus Kristy, Metro Meteor, Silver Timber, Dark Cheetah, Man Of Illusion (AUS), Sgt. Bert, Peace Offering (IRE) ).
Fast Parade lived up to his name once again as he beat In Summation by three-quarters of a length to win the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine Oct. 22. The gelding became the first 3-year-old to take the six furlong contest since Solo Guy won in 1981.
The Nearctic victory gave Fast Parade his first graded stakes win and his fourth stakes victory overall. As a 2-year-old he took the Captain Condo Stakes, and this year he won the Baldwin Stakes and Green Flash Handicap. The $266,640 payday in the Nearctic more than doubled his earnings.
The Delineator gelding has officially won five times and finished second twice. In his third start, he won but was disqualified to second. The only time Fast Parade finished out of the money was when he posted a seventh-place finish behind Showing Up in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) April 22 at Keeneland.
Peter Miller trains Fast Parade for Gary and Cecil Barber. Last year, the Barber’s Geronimo took the Morvich Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita. Gary Barber also owns Becrux, winner of the Woodbine Mile Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 17, in partnership with Team Valor Stables.
Fast Parade began his career for Nick Barbaccia and MCR Stables under the care of trainer Manuel Calvario. Calvario purchased the gelding for $4,500 as a yearling at the 2004 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association December mixed sale from Woods Creek Training Center, agent for Czech-Mate Thoroughbreds. After his victory in the Captain Condo, Fast Parade was purchased by James McIngvale, who campaigned him for two starts before the Barbers became his owners.
Dr. Michael John Konecny bred Fast Parade in Washington out of the winning Prospectors Gamble mare Parade of Gold, who is one of only two foals out of the winning General Holme mare Heavens Parade. The winning In Reality mare Flight to Reality is the dam of Heavens Parade as well as the stakes-winning Tromos filly A Chara.
Fast Parade is the first foal out of Parade of Gold. Her juvenile colt, Apache Gold, is a full brother to Fast Parade and has placed in two starts this year. Parade of Gold has a yearling filly named Heavens Gold, by Tribal Rule.
Delineator is the sire of 13 stakes winners including other 2006 added-money winners Immigration and She’s All Silk. The 15-year-old son of Storm Cat stood the 2006 season for a fee of $2,000 at Jerry and Peggy Woods’ Woodstead Farm near Chehalis, Wash.—A.H.D.
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