2nd at 4RAZORBACK H.
(gr. III , 8.5f , to Spotsgone, defeating Prom Shoes, Jonesboro, Racing Bran, Acting Zippy, Mad Flatter, Win Willy ).
ItÕs no secret that Win Willy loves Oaklawn Park, the Arkansas track at which four of his five career victories have come.
A little less than a year after notching his initial stakes score in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn, Win Willy was back in good form to capture the trackÕs March 6 Razorback Handicap (gr. III).
Trained by McLean Robertson, the son of Monarchos is owned by Minneapolis residents Jerry and Marlene Myers, who race him in the name of their Jer-Mar Stable. The couple bought Win Willy for $25,000 at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale from breeder Overbrook Farm through Eaton Sales, agent.
Founded and developed by the late William T. Young, Overbrook raced Win WillyÕs stakes-winning dam, City Fair, as a homebred.
The Carson City mare was acquired for $77,000 by Scott and Evan Dilworth at the 2009 Keeneland January mixed sale. Consigned by Overbrook through Eaton Sales, agent, she was in foal to Include.
OverbrookÕs consultant Ric Waldman explained that the farm had privately bought City FairÕs dam Encorevous from Bill YoungÕs sister, Lucy Hamilton, following her racing career.
Ò(Encorevous) is a Storm Bird mare, and we bred her to Carson City, because we had (stood) him (at the farm) and liked him,Ó he said. ÒThere was no science other than that.Ó
Encorevous is a half sister to dual German champion Royal Abjar (by Gone West) and a full sister to group III-placed After the Sun, the dam of two Japanese millionaires.
City Fair has a yearling Include filly, who was bred in Kentucky by Scott Dilworth. City Fair was bred to Stormy Atlantic for 2010.
Monarchos is the sire of 12 stakes winners, including other 2010 added-money winner Monarchos Cassie, who captured the Feb. 3 City of Roses Handicap at Portland Meadows. Monarchos stands for $6,000 at Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.ÑE.M.
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