|2009||KEESEP||4854||Y||$3,200||John F. Hill||Adena Springs|
Razorback H. (gr. III)
RAZORBACK H. (gr. III), Oaklawn Park, March 09, 2013, $150,000 Guaranteed, value of race $150,000, 4 yo's & up, 1 1/16 miles, 1:44.80 Dirt FT.
(Bay Colt ,
Broken Vow Stomping , by Dixieland Band
BParagon Farms, LLC , KY ; OCharles J. Cella ; TLynn S. Whiting
(Bay Horse ,
Golden Missile Reign of Tara , by Beau Genius
BAdena Springs , KY ; ORadolovich, Fred R. and Hill, Sr., John ; TMarcos G. Medrano
(Bay Colt ,
Istan Rimini Road , by Dynaformer
BBrereton C. Jones , KY ; OShortleaf Stable, Inc. ; TKenneth G. McPeek
Margins: head, ½, 4¼ . Others: Brethren 117 ($7,500) , Alternation 119 ($4,500) , San Pablo 117 ($600) , Najjaar 114 ($600) , Donoharm 117 ($600) , Ride the Lightning 114 ($600) , Raison d'Etat 111 ($600) . Winning Jockey, Robby Albarado.
Razorback H. Recap
Cyber Secret took some time to mature before reaching his full potential, but the 4-year-old colt made his trainer Lynn Whiting and owner Charles Cella proud when he outlasted Golden Ron by a head in the March 9 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.
It was the third straight victory for Cyber Secret. In all, the son of Broken Vow now holds a career record of 5-1-0 from 13 starts, for earnings of $252,564.
Cyber Secret was bred in Kentucky by Brandon and Diannah Perry’s Lexington-based Paragon Farms. The couple bought Cyber Secret’s dam Stomping as a 2-year-old for $50,000 at the 2002 Keeneland November mixed sale. The daughter of Dixieland Band was consigned by Jane du Pont Lunger’s Christiana Stable through Walnut Green, agent.
Stomping, who earned more than $80,000 for Paragon during her race career, is out of the stakes-winning Cyane mare Foot Stone. Her second dam, Hecate (by Ack Ack), is a half sister to grade I winner Broom Dance and other graded stakes winners Pumpkin Moonshine and Tingle Stone.
Stomping produced some good sales horses for Paragon, including her first foal Winning Dixie (by More Than Ready), who fetched $180,000 as a yearling.
Cyber Secret also performed well in the auction ring when he brought $110,000 from Ben Glass, agent, as a weanling at the 2009 Keeneland November mixed sale.
“He was a fantastic foal from day one; that’s why we sold him as a baby,” Brandon Perry said of Cyber Secret. “He had good substance and bone, and was strong. He was exactly what we were hoping for (from the mating with Broken Vow and Stomping).”
Paragon sold Stomping while carrying a foal by Tiz Wonderful for $17,000 to Barry Butzer’s Sun Valley Farm at the 2011 Keeneland November mixed sale.
“She’s a Dixieland Band mare and I always thought there were no bad ones,” explained Butzer. “I also saw that (Cyber Secret) had sold well and I hoped he would materialize and come along…I guess the stars line up every once in awhile.”
Stomping’s youngest foal is an Unbridled’s Song filly, born March 7.
Broken Vow is the sire of 56 stakes winners. Among his four 2013 added-money winners is group victor Forever Fixed (Pan-I). Broken Vow stands for $25,000 at Josephine Abercrombie’s Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky.—E.M.