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(gr. III , 7f , defeating Eternal Star, Roi Maudit, Merchant Marine, Gold Trippi, Aquino (URU), Shopton Lane, Premium Wine ).
After a third-place finish in the Sept. 27 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, 2-year-old Canadian champion Kodiak Kowboy came back to win the Oct. 25 Sport Page Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont by 13Ú4 lengths.
The 3-year-old colt has a career stakes record of four wins and four places. His most recent win came in the July 28 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, which was his first start under trainer Larry Jones.
Previously trained by Steve Asmussen, Kodiak Kowboy began his career in Canada. He placed fourth in his first start at Woodbine, broke his maiden at Churchill Downs, and returned to Woodbine to win his first stakes race, the 2007 Victoria Stakes in his third start.
Kodiak Kowboy also took the 2007 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, placed third in the Bessemer Trust BreedersÕ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, and won the Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Tom SimonÕs Vinery Stables and Richard PorterÕs Fox Hill Farm own Kodiak Kowboy. Vinery Stables purchased the colt at the Ocala BreedersÕ Sales Co.Õs 2006 select sale of yearlings from Burleson Farms, agent, for $70,000. Kodiak Kowboy will stand at Vinery near Lexington following his racing career.
Kodiak Kowboy was bred in Kentucky by Robbie and Susie LyonsÕ Hartwell Farm. He is out of the unraced CoronadoÕs Quest mare Kokadrie.
KokadrieÕs dam, West Turn (by CoxÕs Ridge), placed on the track and is a full sister to grade I winner Little Missouri. West Turn went on to produce six winners, including grade I winner West by West. West TurnÕs winning Forty Niner foal, Kyoei Taiyo, also produced Japanese group III winner Inter Taiyo.
Both of 8-year-old KokadrieÕs starters are winners, including MariaÕs Quest (by MariaÕs Mon). She has a weanling colt by Lion Heart.
Hartwell Farm no longer owns Kokadrie. She was most recently sold to Cloverleaf Farm at the 2007 Keeneland November breeding stock sale by James B. Keogh, agent, for $575,000 in foal to Lion Heart. She was bred for 2009 to GiantÕs Causeway.
Second-crop sire Posse is the sire of seven stakes winners, including Kokiak Kowboy and additional 2008 added-money winner Lantana Mob. Posse stood the 2008 season at Vinery near Lexington for a fee of $30,000 and will stand in 2009 for $20,000.ÑK.B.
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