Langfuhr Starts Spring with Four Stakes Winners

It didn't take long for Langfuhr  to get on a roll once spring began. Starting with the triumph of Annie Savoy in the March 24 Mission Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, Langfuhr was represented by three additional stakes winners the next two weekends. Leading the way was the victory by Lawyer Ron in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 7 and the triumph by Jambalaya in the March 31 Bulleit Bourbon Pan American Handicap (gr. IIIT) a month after winning the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf Stakes (gr. IT). Adding to the mix was the score by Beta Capo in the March 31 Sportsman's Paradise Stakes at Delta Downs.

"He's doing all the things we hoped and expected of him," said William S. Farish, who stands the 15-year-old son of Danzig at his Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. "He gets horses able to respond at different distances and on different surfaces.

"Langfuhr was a sprinter/miler, and brilliant at it. But he's getting horses like Lawyer Ron, who can stretch out. Most of his good horses have not necessarily been sprinters, but milers and ones who can get 1 1/8 miles."

Lawyer Ron not only boasts a 1 1/8 mile win in the Oaklawn Handicap, but one last year in the Arkansas Derby (gr. II). He has career earnings of $1,800,008.

Jambalaya has proved he can stretch out way beyond 1 1/8 miles. The Pan Am was at 12 furlongs and the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf was at 11 furlongs.

Farish said the response he has been getting from breeders following Langfuhr's arrival from Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington has been great. This year marks the debuts of Langfuhr's first crop of 2-year-olds from his initial season at Lane's End.

Langfuhr, who is out of the Briartic mare Sweet Briar Too,  has sired a total of seven stakes winners this year and 46 in his career.