The Godolphin shopping spree continued July 21 with the purchase of Long Branch Stakes winner Atomic Rain from George and Lori Hall. There are no immediate plans for the son of Smart Strike, who had been pointing for the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 2.
“We have purchased Atomic Rain to race in
Prior to his 4 3/4-length score in the
Atomic Rain previously was trained by Kelly Breen. The Halls had already sold another of their top 3-year-olds, West Side Bernie, runner-up in the Wood Memorial, to Godolphin earlier this year.