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Won at 5EL CONEJO H.
(gr. III , 5.5f , defeating Barbecue Eddie, Idiot Proof, Council Member, Barber ).
In Summation launched his 5-year-old campaign with a decisive victory Jan. 1 in the El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita, proving his career could still be far from winding down.
In Summation has prevailed in stakes company eight times since he began racing at 2, with his biggest victory coming in last year’s Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) over the Polytrack at Del Mar. Initially campaigned by J.E.B. Stable, In Summation has carried the colors of Thomas and Judy Moore’s New York-based Waterford Stable since his fourth start and is listed as the first black-type winner for the operation.
Originally from Waterford, Ireland, Thomas Moore has been in racing for about 10 years, and he and his wife now practice civil law together in Manhattan.
Trained by Christophe Clement, In Summation has won or placed 14 times in 20 starts at tracks from coast to coast. He has done especially well since being switched from the turf to synthetic surfaces last year, finishing first or second in his last four starts over artificial going. The horse increased his earnings to $815,166 after the El Conejo.
Bred in Florida by Arthur Appleton, In Summation, by Put It Back, was first bought for $80,000 by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds at the 2004 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale. Appleton’s Bridlewood Farm consigned him to the sale.
Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds consigned In Summation the next year to the OBS March 2-year-old sale, where Mike Maniscalco bought him for $130,000.
In Summation is out of the winning Dayjur mare Fiesta Baby, who is a half-sister to group I producer Fiesta Singer (by The Minstrel) and a daughter of dual grade I victor Fiesta Gal (by Alleged).
Appleton purchased Fiesta Gal for $1.5 million at the 1989 Keeneland November mixed sale from Eugene Klein. The mare, who had won the Coaching Club American Oaks and Mother Goose Stakes (both gr. I) during her racing career, was offered in foal to Alydar at the sale.
Of Fiesta Baby’s five foals to race, all are winners, including $160,000-plus earner Party to Party (by Jules) and additional stakes winner Dakota Duke (by Stormy Atlantic). Fiesta Baby’s last foal is an unraced 4-year-old Halo’s Image filly named Jen’s Halo. Kept at Bridlewood near Ocala, Fla., she is in foal to farm stallion Put it Back.
Put It Back is the sire of 12 stakes winners. The 10-year-old son of Honour and Glory will stand for $7,500 at Bridlewood in 2008 after standing for $5,000 last year.—E.M.
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