Purge got his initial winner when Perfect Drive won the first race at Arlington Park July 30 by nine lengths (VIDEO).
The juvenile colt is a homebred for JoAnn and Alex Leiblong and is trained by Steve Hobby. Out of the Honour and Glory mare Mary Alex, Perfect Drive was making his second start, both for a $40,000 claiming tag. He finished fourth July 9 going 4 1/2 furlongs and broke his maiden over six furlongs, covering the distance in 1:10.74.
Purge, by Pulpit, stands at Tom Simon’s Vinery near Lexington. His fee this year was $12,500. He won the 2005 Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) as a 4-year-old, and the previous year won the Jim Dandy and Peter Pan Stakes (both gr. II).