Remsen S. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 9f ,)
Unbridled's Song Collect Call , by Meadowlake
BLorraine Rodriguez, KY.; OFox Hill Farms, Inc.; TJ. Larry Jones
Smart Strike Paradise Pond , by Cox's Ridge
BSarah Landes, KY.; OHall, George and Lori; TKelly J. Breen
A.P. Indy Quiet Dance , by Quiet American
BEdward P. Evans, VA.; OEdward P. Evans; TTodd A. Pletcher
Old Fashioned put on an eye-catching performance as he led at every call and defeated his competitors by 71Ú4 lengths in the Nov. 29 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct. The 2-year-old UnbridledÕs Song colt was allowed to set an uncontested pace and pulled away in the stretch.
Trained by Larry Jones, Old Fashioned is now three-for-three in his career. After breaking his maiden at first asking in October, the gray/roan colt destroyed an allowance field at Delaware Park Nov. 3 by 151Ú2 lengths.
Rick PorterÕs Fox Hill Farms campaigns Old Fashioned, who was purchased for $800,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale from Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The colt was bought by Tom McGreevey, a full-time employee of Fox Hill who has also picked grade I winner Round Pond, grade II winner Rockport Harbor, and grade III winner Zonk for Porter. Round PondÕs biggest win came in the 2006 Emirates Airline BreedersÕ Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez, who own Cottonwood Creek Ranch near Cottonwood, Calif., bred Old Fashioned in Kentucky out the grade III-winning Meadowlake mare Collect Call. They bought the bay mare after her second start for $250,000 at the 2000 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationÕs September mixed sale from Narvick International, agent for 505 Farms, the estate of Marshall Naify.
Collect Call became the Rodriguezes first stakes winner. Her biggest victory came in the 2001 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) and later that year, she ran third in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). In 2005, they offered Collect CallÕs first foal, a filly by Fusaichi Pegasus, at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. She was the first horse they had consigned to an auction, and she sold to Stonestreet Stables for $2 million.
Collect Call, who is boarded at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., has a yearling colt by Ghostzapper and is in foal to Empire Maker.
UnbridledÕs Song is the sire of 72 stakes winners, including 15 added-money winners, eight of them graded winners, this year. The 15-year-old son of Unbridled will stand at Taylor Made for a fee of $125,000 in 2009.ÑA.H.D.