3rd at 2FUTURITY S.
(gr. II , 7f , to Charitable Man, Flying Pegasus, defeating Girolamo, Gone Astray, Kensei, High Mesa ).
Like father, like son. In 1998, a 2-year-old with a catchy name and a bright future captured Belmont ParkÕs Futurity Stakes, then a grade I. A decade later, Lemon Drop KidÕs Futurity win is just a footnote in a classic-winning and Eclipse Award-earning career. These days, heÕs busy churning out major winners and sitting among the top 10 leading sires list.
ThereÕs no telling what Charitable ManÕs future holds, but he certainly is off to a promising start. The juvenile son of Lemon Drop Kid made his second career start in the Futurity, now a grade II, and emerged unscathed and undefeated. He was sent five wide on the turn in the seven-furlong race and was hand ridden to a one-length triumph.
Charitable Man made his debut Aug. 10 at Saratoga in a maiden special weight, powering home by an 111Ú2 length margin. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said the colt would likely be pointed to BelmontÕs Oct. 4 Champagne Stakes (gr. I).
ÒCharitable Man is a very nice horse with very nice owners,Ó said McLaughlin. ÒHopefully he will have a very bright future.Ó
The Futurity winner is owned by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr. Residents of Tulsa, Okla., the couple bought their first horse about 25 years ago. The WarrensÕ top runners have included 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam and 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) third-place finisher Denis of Cork.
Edward P. Evans bred Charitable Man in Virginia at his 3,000-acre Spring Hill Farm. Evans also bred the aforementioned Saint Liam.
He had purchased the coltÕs granddam, In the Will, for $290,000 at the 1994 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. Charitable ManÕs dam, Charitabledonation, won Gulfstream ParkÕs Christmas Past Stakes for Evans.
Evans sold Charitable Man at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale for $200,000 to Mike Ryan, agent. Charitabledonation has a yearling Stormy Atlantic colt who is scheduled to sell Sept. 17 at this yearÕs September sale. The mare also has a 2008 full sister to Charitable Man. She has been bred to Broken Vow.
Charitable Man is one of 31 added-money winners for 12-year-old Lemon Drop Kid. Among his 13 stakes winners of 2008 is Sept. 6 Endine Handicap (gr. III) winner Sweet Hope. The son of Kingmambo stands at William S. FarishÕs LaneÕs End Farm near Versailles, Ky. His 2008 fee was $35,000.ÑJ.W.
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