Carter H. (gr. I)
(gr. I , 7f ,)
Wagon Limit So Ritzy , by Darn That Alarm
BMr. & Mrs. Leverett S. Miller, FL.; OFour Roses Thoroughbreds; TRichard E. Dutrow, Jr.
Artax Bonnie Byerly , by Dayjur
BLongleaf Pine Farm, KY.; OPuglisi Racing, LLC and Klesaris, Steve; TSteve Klesaris
Malibu Moon Endette , by Thirty Eight Paces
BK. T. Leatherbury Assoc. Inc., MD.; OKing T. Leatherbury; TKing T. Leatherbury
Silver Wagon became a millionaire and a dual grade I winner when he defeated Diabolical by 11¼4 lengths in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct April 7. The 6-year-old horse’s first grade I win came in the 2003 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga in his third career start at 2.
Richard Dutrow Jr. trains the son of Wagon Limit for Kassem Masri’s Four Roses Thoroughbreds. Dutrow’s brother, Anthony, who won the Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) with Bill Place two races before the Carter, was listed as the trainer of Silver Wagon in the Feb. 19 General George Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. II) because Richard was serving a suspension. Silver Wagon won that race by 11¼4 lengths over Ah Day, who finished third in the Carter.
In 2003, Silver Wagon was purchased for $120,000 by the late Mahmoud Fustok’s Buckram Oak Farm at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s February 2-year-olds in training sale from consignor Moonshadow Farm, agent, and the colt began his career with trainer Ralph Ziadie. In February 2006, Fustok was killed by an automobile while jogging, and Masri, a longtime friend and business associate, acquired his horses and training center in a private transaction.
Leverett and Linda Miller bred Silver Wagon in Florida out of the winning Darn That Alarm mare So Ritzy, who they also bred. They purchased her dam, So Divine, in the name of their T-Square Stud at the 1980 OBS winter mixed sale for $2,700 from J.D. Wright. So Divine, a winning daughter of Staff Writer, went on to produce stakes winners So Dashing, Race Artist, and So Charming. Race Artist, a grade III winner by Mr. Prospector, is the dam of stakes winner Cherokee Girl.
The Millers sold their farm about a year ago and now board their horses at Becky Boyd’s Peacock Ridge near Ocala, Fla. So Ritzy is also the dam of stakes winner Rehoboth, who is a full brother to Silver Wagon. Her yearling colt by Smarty Jones was consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent, to the 2006 Keeneland November mixed sale where he sold to Bloodstock Management for $350,000. The 12-year-old mare delivered a Gone West filly March 17 and is booked to Dynaformer.
Wagon Limit is the sire of four stakes winners including additional 2007 added-money winner Riddle. The 13-year-old son of Conquistador Cielo stands at Arthur Hancock III’s Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., for a fee of $2,500.—A.H.D.