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Stakes Photos June 12-13

INFORMATIVE winning the $160,000 Salvator Mile Stakes on June 12, 2021 at Monmouth. (Winner by Bodemeister, 1st Dam: Lucky Black, by Hard Spun, 2nd Dam: So Spirited, by Favorite Trick, 3rd Dam: Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy)($15,000 Ylg ’18 KEEJAN; $25,000 2yo ’19 EASMAY)(Bred in KY by Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic)(Equi-Photo)

MINTD (IRE) winning the $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes G3 on June, 12, 2021 a Churchill Downs. (Winner by Olympic Glory (Ire), 1st Dam: Lisanor (GB), by Raven’s Pass, 2nd Dam: Arthur’s Girl (GB), by Hernando (Fr), 3rd Dam: Maid of Camelot (GB), by Caerleon)($38,811 RNA Ylg ’17 TIRSEP)(Bred in IRE by Joe & Edel Banahan & Micheal Smith)(Coady)

RAINBOW BRIDGE (SAF) winning the $72,934 Hollywoodbets Gold Challenge G1 on June 12, 2021 at Greyville. (Winner by Ideal World, 1st Dam: Halfway To Heaven (SAf) (GSW-SAf, Broodmare of the Year-SAf), by Jet Master (SAf), 2nd Dam: Pas de Basque (SAf), by Rambo Dancer, 3rd Dam: Our Elegant Girl (SAf), by Our Casey’s Boy)($21,880 Yrl ‘16 BSAAPR)(Bred in SAF by Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)(Candiese Lenferna)

CONVERGE winning the $770,800 JJ Atkins Plate G1 on June 12, 2021 at BRC. (Winner by Frankel (GB), 1st Dam: Conversely (Ire), by Shamardal (USA), 2nd Dam: Melhor Ainda (USA), by Pulpit (USA), 3rd Dam: Potrinner (Arg), by Potrillazo (Arg))(Bred in NSW by Evergreen Rich Pty Ltd)(Michael McInnally)

TOFANE (NZ) winning the $1,156,200 Stradbroke Handicap G1 on June 12, 2021 at BRC. (Winner by Ocean Park (NZ), 1st Dam: Baggy Green, by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Starspangled (Ire), by Danehill (USA) 3rd Dam: User Friendly (GB), by Slip Anchor (GB))(Bred in NZ by G R Cunningham, Waikato)(Grant Peters/Trackside Photograpy)

BRICKYARD RIDE winning the $100,500 Thor’s Echo Stakes on June 12, 2021 at Santa Anita.(Winner by Clubhouse Ride, out of Brickyard Helen, by Southern Image)(Bred in CA by Alfred Pais)(Benoit)

SADIE LADY winning the $97.000 Dancin Renee Stakes on June 12, 2021at Belmont. (Winner by Freud, out of Zucca, by Read the Footnotes)(Bred in NY by JMJ Racing Stables, LLC)(Susie Raisher)

MANDALOUN (left) winning the $147,000 TVG.com Pegasus Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Monmouth. (Winner by Into Mischief, 1st Dam: Brooch (MGSW-Ire, $217,059), by Empire Maker, 2nd Dam: Daring Diva (GB), by Dansili (GB), 3rd Dam: Aspiring Diva, by Distant View)(Bred in KY by Juddmonte Farms Inc)(Sarah Andrew)

THE CHOSEN VRON winning the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes G3 on June 13, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by by Vronsky, 1st Dam: Tiz Molly, by Tiz Wonderful, 2nd Dam: Deputie’s Notebook, by Notebook, 3rd Dam: Deputy’s Delight, by French Deputy)(Bred in CA by Tiz Molly Partners)(Benoit)

BEST OF LIPS (IRE) winning the $78,841 186th Sparkasse Kolnbonn Union-Rennen G2 on June 13, 2021 at Cologne. (Winner by The Gurkha (Ire), 1st Dam: Beata (Fr), by Silver Frost (Ire), 2nd Dam: Bright Moon, by Alysheba, 3rd Dam: Bonshamile (GB), by Ile de Bourbon)($126,744 RNA Ylg ‘19 TAOCT)(Bred in IRE by Stall Parthenaue)(GallopOnline.de)

IRESINE (FR) winning the $95,239 La Coup G3 on June 14, 2021 at Paris-Longchamp. (Winner by Manduro (Ger), 1st Dam: Inanga (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB), 2nd Dam: Cas Royaux, by Woodman, 3rd Dam: Reve de Reine, by Lyphard)($7,276 Ylg ‘18 AROCT)(Bred in FR by Pierre Soyaux & Marie-Louise van Dedem)(Scoop Dyga)

MATCH MAKER (IRE) winning the $120,137 Stockholms Stora Pris G3 on June 13, 2021 at Bro Park. (Winner by Declaration of War, 1st Dam: I’m In Love (GSP-US & SP-Can, $211,267), by Zafonic, 2nd Dam: Bank On Her, by Rahy, 3rd Dam: Bank On Love, by Gallant Romeo)($90,000 RNA Ylg ‘16 KEESEP; $253,493 2yo ‘17 TATBRE; $15,491 5yo ‘19 TATAUT)(Bred in IRE by Lofts Hall Stud)(@RoccamShots)

ZADAR (JPN) winning the $710,534 Epsom Cup G3 on June 13, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Tosen Ra (Jpn), 1st Dam: See the Sea, by Lemon Drop Kid, 2nd Dam: Magic Broad, by Broad Brush, 3rd Dam: Illeria, by Stop the Music)(Bred in JPN by Niikappu Hashimoto Farm)(JRA)

BIEN FAIT (JPN) winning the $685,093 Hakodate Sprint Stakes G3 on June 13, 2021 at Sapporo. (Winner by , Kizuna (Jpn), 1st Dam: Le Sucre (Jpn) (GSP-Jpn, $616,415), by Sakura Bakushin O (Jpn), 2nd Dam: Asian Meteor, by Unbridled, 3rd Dam: Trolley Song, by Caro (Ire))(Bred in JPN by North Hills)(JRA)

BLAME DEBBIE winning the $100,000 Searching Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Pimlico. (Winner by Blame, out of Jadwa, by Invasor (Arg))($65,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Tim Thornton & Tony Holmes)(Jim McCue/MJC)

PIXELATE winning the $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Pimlico. (Winner by City Zip, out of Speckled (SW-Eng), by Street Cry (Ire))(Bred in KY by Godolphin)(Jim McCure/MJC)

CHUB WAGON winning the $95,000 Shine Again Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Pimlico. (Winner by Hey Chub, out of Takin the Plunge, by Lion Heart)(Bred in PA by Joe-Dan Farm & George Chestnut)(Jim McCure/MJC)

STREET LUTE winning the $100,000 Stormy Blues Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Pimlico. (Winner by Street Magician, 1st Dam: Alottalute, by Midnight Lute, 2nd Dam: Lt. Lorraine, by In Excess (Ire), 3rd Dam: Danish Alamode, by Regal Classic)($10,500 Ylg ’19 EASOCT)(Bred in MD Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Dr. Brooke Bowman)(Jim McCure/MJC)

RIDEFORTHECAUSE winning the $82,900 Possibly Perfect Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Candy Ride (Arg), out of Danceforthecause (Outstanding Broodmare-Can), by Giant’s Causeway)($1,000,000 4yo ’20 FTKNOV)(Bred in ON by Sam-Son Farm)(Benoit)

EAGLE EXPRESS winning the $75,000 Texas Stallion Pan Zareta Division Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Lone Star. (Winner by Eagle, 1st Dam: My Girl Bess, by More Than Ready, 2nd Dam: Rapunzel Runz, by Explodent, 3rd Dam: Fortune’s Favour, by Sir Ivor)($6,500 RNA Ylg ’20 TTAYHR)(Bred in TX by W. S. Farish)(Dustin Orona Photography)

VALUED NOTION winning the $75,000 Ben’s Cat Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Pimlico. (Winner by Great Notion, out of What Am I Gonna Do, by Partner’s Hero)($120,000 Ylg ’18 EASOCT). (Bred in PA by Steven & Jane Long)(Jim McCure/MJC)

DIRECT DIAL winning the $75,000 Wayne Hanks Memorial Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Lone Star. (Winner by Too Much Bling, out of Fast Find, by Mineshaft) ($105,000 Ylg ’16 TTAMIX)(Bred in TX by W. S. Farish)(Dustin Orona Photography)

SUNLIT SONG winning the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall Of Fame Stakes on June 13, 2021 at Lone Star. (Winner by My Golden Song, out of Fly So True, by Early Flyer)(Bred in TX by Carolyn R. Barnett)(Dustin Orona Photography)

Stakes Photos June 9-10

DREAM MARIE winning $100,250 Obeah Stakes on June 9, 2021 at Delaware Park. (Winner by Graydar, out of Lin Marie, by Curlin)($10,000 Ylg ’18 FTKOCT; $25,000 2yo ’19 OBSMAR)(Bred in KY by Wynnstay LLC & GWR LLC)(Hoofprints, Inc)

THUNDER KISS (IRE) winning the $60,647 Munster Oaks G3 on June 9, 2021 at Cork. (Winner by Night of Thunder (Ire), 1st Dam: Desert Snow (GB) (MSP-Eng), by Teofilo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Requesting (GB), by Rainbow Quest, 3rd Dam: Alruccaba (Ire), by Crystal Palace (Fr))( Bred in IRE by Newtownanner Stud)(racingfotos.com)

MATERS N TATERS winning the $77,0000 William Henry Harrison Stakes on June 9, 2021 at Indiana Grand. (Winner by Santiva, out of Spousal Privilege, by Successful Appeal. (Bred in IN by Crystal Chapple DVM & Michael G Phelps)(Coady)

REAL APPEAL (GER) winning the $60,544 Ballycorus Stakes G3 on June 10, 2021 at Leopardstown. (Winner by Sidestep (Aus), 1st Dam: Runaway Sparkle (GB), by Green Desert, 2nd Dam: Wassfa (GB), by Mark of Esteem (Ire), 3rd Dam: Mistle Song (GB), by Nashwan)($9,081 Wlg ‘17 ARQDE; $320,887 2yo ‘19 GOFLON) (Bred in GER by Gestut Kussaburg)(Healy Racing)

American Contingent Arrives For Royal Ascot Including VA-Owned Extravagant Kid

From the Virginia Equine Alliance:

The following appeared in The Paulick Report June 10, 2021. Virginia businessman David Ross’s Extravagant Kid, a $1.5 million earning horse, has landed overseas and is all set to compete in the prestigious Royal Ascot meet this month! Known as the highlight of the flat racing season in Britain, the 8-year-old Kiss The Kid gelding will compete in the June 15 King’s Stand Stakes (Gr. I) at the 5-furlong distance. He most recently captured the Al Quoz Sprint Stakes (Gr. I) in Dubai on the World Cup under card.

All 11 American raiders have arrived in Newmarket ahead of their engagements at Royal Ascot next week, with Extravagant Kid and Maven eyeing G1 spoils in the King’s Stand Stakes (16 confirmations) on the opening day, Tuesday June 15.

The duo remain on course for a showdown with Europe’s leading five-furlong sprinter Battaash (Charlie Hills), an easy winner of this race 12 months ago after agonising defeats at the hands of Blue Point in 2018 and 2019.

Extravagant Kid (Brendan Walsh) touched down in England yesterday having not been seen out since registering a first G1 success under Ryan Moore in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan, UAE, on March 27.

Extravagant Kid at Abington Place Stables. (Race News)

Speaking from Newmarket’s Abington Place Stables this morning, James Bredin, racing manager for owner DARRS, Inc., said: “Extravagant Kid is doing great. I flew out to Dubai to saddle him, and he looks the same now as he did then. He is eight years of age now, so he is a great traveler. I think the key to shipping a horse is that you have to keep them eating and drinking – and he has done all that.

“We opted for the King’s Stand Stakes because Ryan [Moore] felt the strong uphill finish over five furlongs would really suit him. It probably plays like a six-furlong race anyway, but if it turns out we have got it wrong, we will blame Ryan!

“Obviously, we are all waiting to see whether Battaash makes it, but I think the King’s Stand looks a pretty open race. I think it would suit us if Battaash turns up as he has one way of going and our horse definitely needs something to aim at.

“Extravagant Kid is a quirky old horse and wasn’t really finishing off his races until recently. He ran a super race at the Breeders’ Cup to finish fourth from the widest draw, when he was never able to save any ground. If you look at Trakus, he ran something like 28 feet further than Glass Slippers and was beaten just over a length.

Extravagant Kid won the 2019 Da Hoss Stakes at Colonial Downs. (Coady)

“His owner David Ross claimed him out of a race at Gulfstream three and a half years ago. In America, you put your claim slip in before the race is run, so you don’t really know how things are going to work out. The horse was 20/1 that day and it has turned out to be a very astute claim. Mr Ross is over here now, quarantining in London, and is really looking forward to having his first Royal Ascot runner.”

Maven is one of nine intended runners at the meeting for pioneering US-based trainer Wesley Ward, who has sent out 11 of North America’s 12 Royal Ascot winners. Ward’s first success came courtesy of Strike The Tiger in the 2009 Windsor Castle Stakes.

Ward said: “The horses have settled in really well and I feel I have a strong squad. They have all proven worthy of bringing over, thanks to the performances back home, and now it is just a question of whether they are good enough. They are certainly going to bring their A-game to the table, although whether that is up to the level of their competition, we are going to find out.

“When Maven ran in an allowance race at Keeneland in April, we felt he was a bit short fitness-wise. On the day he bounced out in front and when they came to him, I thought he was going to surrender, but he just took off again. I was delighted and then once I saw the numbers, it inspired me to put him on the team for Royal Ascot. He will have to move forward from that again to be in the mix for the King’s Stand Stakes, but I think he is entitled to do so.”

The King’s Stand Stakes is one of three G1 prizes on the opening day of Royal Ascot alongside the Queen Anne Stakes for older milers and the St James’s Palace Stakes for 3-year-old colts.

David & Dana Ross are shown after winning the Da Hoss Stakes in 2019 at Colonial Downs.

Palace Pier (John & Thady Gosden) headlines 12 confirmations for the Queen Anne Stakes after a dominant display in last month’s G1 Lockinge Stakes. Those in opposition are set to include G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile victor Order Of Australia (Aidan O’Brien).

QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Poetic Flare (Jim Bolger) is the star name among 15 confirmations for the St James’s Palace Stakes. The unbeaten Mostahdaf (John & Thady Gosden) and last year’s Chesham Stakes victor Battleground (Aidan O’Brien) also feature.

Ward’s team for the opening day of Royal Ascot also includes imposing filly Kaufymaker, who will line up against the colts in the G2 Coventry Stakes (29 entries) over six furlongs. Gregory Kaufman’s homebred scored by a wide margin on debut in a dirt maiden at Keeneland in April.

The trainer said: “I am really excited by Kaufymaker in the Coventry Stakes. She is bred by a wonderful owner of mine and was raised on my farm in Florida. She is similar to Strike The Tiger in that respect.

“She won on the dirt at Keeneland and then when we worked her on the grass, she took to it like a duck to water. Of all the workers I have had on the grass coming into the meeting, she has risen to the top. That is why I am giving her the biggest assignment. The Coventry Stakes is a race I have been dying to have a real big chance in and I think she is going to give me it. She is the best I have and that is why I am putting her in here.

“She has a big, long stride and I think it is a bit of an advantage at this time of the year to have a filly against the colts. If you look at all the times of the races over the years, especially in the States, the fillies are always faster. The same applies to the breeze-ups for the most part. It is like boys and girls in school – for whatever reason girls mature that little bit faster.”

Ward also issued an update on last year’s joint European Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Campanelle, who goes for a second Royal Ascot success in the G1 Commonwealth Cup on Friday, June 18, plus his six remaining two-year-old contenders.

Ward said: “The goal for Campanelle since the Breeders’ Cup has always been the Commonwealth Cup. We sent her down to Barbara Banke’s farm in Ocala and she was prepared well by Ian Brennan. She was sent back to me and did some eye-opening breezes down in Florida.

“We then moved her back to Keeneland where she looked like she was going to be something but the day before her prep race she must have bruised her heel on a rock. We gave her a little time to get those heels back in order and every work she has done since has shown that she belongs in this race. Frankie worked her last Sunday and was all smiles when he got off her.

“The fact she has not had a prep race is no issue at all for me. My sprinters generally come off the bench fresh and fire first time out. Stayers generally need a run to bring them where you want them, but these sprinters almost run better first time out.

“Everything about this race looks real suitable for her. We know she likes the track and the distance, and even if the bit of rain materializes towards the end of next week, which I saw on the forecast this morning, she won’t mind it.

“In regard to Twilight Gleaming and Ruthin, sometimes you have to readjust because of what you see from them in their workouts once they’re over here. With both horses being owned by Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stables, you have to go with what you see. To me, Twilight Gleaming might be a shade better, which is why she is going for the Queen Mary Stakes and Ruthin will slot in for the Windsor Castle Stakes alongside Napa Spirit. We are going to use a figure 8 bridle and tongue tie on Ruthin, to help her get some more air, and I think that could make a big difference to her.

“At home, we have been working Lucci and Nakatomi together. Nakatomi was coming out on top, but then they had a workout in Newmarket on the Limekilns and Lucci turned the tables. He just bounced straight through to the front and would not give up the lead. They will both go for the Norfolk Stakes.

“Golden Bell goes for the Albany Stakes. She is actually one I would not mind a bit of dig in the ground for, which is not something you would usually hear me say. The night before she worked at Keeneland, we had quite heavy rain, and she just flew through the ground. With her and Campanelle, I might have to do a little rain dance the night before!”

The remaining American contender is Artos, who will be a first Royal Ascot runner for trainer Rusty Arnold in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes.

2021 Colonial Downs Race Meeting To Open July 19 With Minimum $500,000 In Average Daily Purses

Meet Features a $2.7 MILLION STAKES PROGRAM, 21-Day Season Features 25 Stakes Races Highlighted by New Kent County G3 Virginia Derby on Aug. 31

FROM VEA, June 4, 2021 — A total of 25 stakes races worth more than $2.7 million will be offered at the upcoming seven-week Thoroughbred racing season at Colonial Downs — from July 19 through Sept. 1 — featuring a minimum $500,000 in average daily purses, the Grade 3 $250,000 New Kent County Virginia Derby on Aug. 31, enhanced horsemen incentives, and an expanded racing program for Virginia bred, sired, and certified horses. The 2021 meeting will be scheduled every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with daily first post time at 1:45 p.m. ET. All Colonial Downs races will be televised on TVG.

Colonial Downs welcomes back fans to this year’s 21-day meeting with free admission. This year’s meet has been increased by three days over last year’s scheduled 18-day meeting, which was cut short due the Coronavirus pandemic. Purses at the upcoming meet will start at a minimum of $500,000 per day, with maiden races offered at $50,000.

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The Colonial Downs barn area will open on Monday, July 5. The condition and stakes book, stall applications and all horsemen information are available at colonialdowns.com/racing.

Colonial Downs began racing again in 2019 under new management of Colonial Downs Group. According to a newly released study conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics, Virginia’s horse racing and breeding industry generated an estimated economic impact of $542.1 million in the Commonwealth in 2019. Industry jobs, racing related expenditures and tax revenue have all risen since the General Assembly passed legalization of Historical Horse Racing machines in 2018, which enabled Colonial Downs to open and fuel the sport’s revitalization.

At the forefront of safety and integrity, Colonial Downs this year became a member of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Alliance to reduce equine fatalities and supports the federal legislation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA). Colonial’s Secretariat Turf Course is the widest grass racing surface in the country at 180 feet across.

Colonial’s Secretariat Turf Course is the widest grass racing surface in the country at 180 feet across.

Colonial Downs Renowned Secretariat turf course and 1 ¼ Dirt Track Will Host an Expanded Stakes Schedule

Among the stakes program highlights for this year are:

*The July 19 opening-day program will feature four $100,000 stakes on turf, three Virginia restricted, The Bert Allen (3&up, 1 1/16 miles) The Meadow Stable Stakes (3&up, 5 ½ furlongs) and The M. Tyson Gilpin Stakes (3&Up, Fillies and Mares, 5 ½ furlongs) and the Virginia Bred/Sired The Nellie Mae Cox Stakes (3&up, Fillies and Mares, 1 mile).

*The Monday, July 26 card will include three open stakes on turf, headlined by the $150,000 Buckland Stakes for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles, along with two 5 ½-furlong $100,000 races in the Andy Guest for fillies and mares, and the Da Hoss Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.

Four $100,000 MATCH Series dirt stakes will be held at Colonial on Monday August 23.

*On Monday, Aug. 23, Colonial will host four $100,000 stakes in the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MATCH) Series on the dirt track: The Victory Gallop, for 3-year-olds and up, and Love Sign, for fillies and mares, are both at 1 1/16 miles while the Chesapeake, for three-year-olds and Seeking The Pearl, for fillies and mares, are at six and seven furlongs, respectively. The 2021 MATCH Series is a cooperative venture between Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the Maryland Jockey Club, the Virginia Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Colonial Downs.

Four dirt stakes in the MATCH Series will be held at Colonial on Monday August 23.

Four dirt stakes in the MATCH Series will be held at Colonial on Monday August 23.

*Virginia Derby Day is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 31, and in addition to the 18th annual renewal of the G3 Virginia Derby that features some of the country’s top trainers, jockeys, and three-year-old turf horses, four other grass stakes will be on the card — the $150,000 Virginia Oaks, listed (3yo fillies, 1 1/8 miles), $150,000 Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Old Nelson Stakes (fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles), $100,000 Exacta Systems Rosie’s Stakes (2yo, 5 ½ furlongs), and $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes (2yo, 1 1/16 miles). Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) will broadcast live from Colonial Downs on Virginia Derby Day.

Popular horsemen incentive bonus programs also return this season: All owners who start a horse at Colonial Downs will receive the greater of $1,000 or their share of the purse money from the race. All trainers will receive $300 per horse started. There will also be a $15 donation per starter to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), which will be matched by the VHBPA.

Informing fans throughout the meeting, Colonial Downs is also extremely proud of this year’s talented broadcast team, led by the ever-popular Jason Beem, who is returning for his third season as the Colonial Downs track announcer. Jessica Paquette will be this year’s paddock host and handicapper, and Merv Huber will continue to provide morning line odds and guest analysis.

“Since we announced our race dates and purse program for the 2021 season, response from horsemen across the country has been extremely positive,” said Jill Byrne, Vice President of Racing Operations at Colonial Downs Group. “Our lucrative daily purse structure, attractive horsemen incentives, two fantastic racing surfaces and a varied stakes program, are key ingredients to launching an exciting and successful race meet for participants.

“We are also very excited that this year’s meet is open again to fans, who can enjoy the thrill of the live racing experience.”

Benefits to Virginia-bred, Sired and Certified Horses

As a sustaining benefit to the Virginia Thoroughbred program, 12 stakes races, worth a combined $1.2 million, will be offered between Virginia-bred, sired, and certified horses.

Six $100,000 turf stakes for Virginia-bred/sired horses are scheduled, including five on the closing- day card. The Jamestown, Camptown, Brookmeade, Edward P. Evans and Punch Line will highlight the Sept. 1 finale in addition to The Nellie Mae Cox, on opening day. All are black-type events except for the Punch Line.

The Virginia restricted $100,000 Hickory Tree for 2-year-olds and $100,000 Keswick Stables sprint stakes highlight the Aug. 2 program, while the Aug. 9 $100,00 Van Clief Stakes (fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles) will co-headline with the $75,000 Randolph Rouse Steeplechase Stakes that day.

 

Horsemen To Have First Preference For Extra Tables, Boxes & Seats at Colonial Downs

Reserved box and grandstand seats, under cover, are on sale now at colonialdowns.com.

The Colonial Downs racing season kicks off in six weeks and there is good news to share based on the Governor’s most recent May 28 loosening of Covid-related restrictions at sporting events, attractions and restaurants.

Reserved box and grandstand seats, under cover, are on sale now at colonialdowns.com.

To date, Colonial has been selling seats and tables in the 3rd and 4th floor air-conditioned dining rooms at socially distanced spacing. Same with grandstand seats and box seats. But with the restrictions loosening, all seats and tables that had not been for sale prior to May 28 will now be available! There is one minor difference this year compared to 2019 — box seats will not be serviced by wait staff this year.

By running at 1:45 PM this summer, Colonial Downs hopes to avoid early evening thunderstorms that disrupted racing several times last year.

As a horseman and racing fan, you are seeing this announcement first before it is made public to everyone else. Simply visit colonialdowns.com and pick out and purchase your seats and tables to events like Opening Day on July 19, MATCH Series Day on August 23, Virginia Derby Day on August 31 and Virginia-Bred Stakes Day on September 1.

Anyone with questions can contact Colonial’s Sales Director, Jodie Munn, at jmunn@colonialdowns.com.

Stakes Photos June 6

ST MARK’S BASILICA (FR) winning the $1,826,775 Qatar Prix Du Jockey Club G1 on June 6, 2021 at Chantillly. (Winner by Siyouni (Fr), 1st Dam: Cabaret (Ire) (GSW-Ire), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Witch of Fife, by Lear Fan,3rd Dam: Fife (Ire), by Lomond (1,300,000gns Ylg >19 TATOCT). O-Derrick Smith Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Robert Scarborough (FR)(Scoop Dyga)

DANON KINGLY (JPN) winning the $2,308,876 Yasude Kinen G1 on June 6, 2021 at Tokyo. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), 1st Dam: My Goodness, by Storm Cat, 2nd Dam: Caressing, by Honour and Glory, 3rd Dam: Lovin Touch, by Majestic Prince)(Bred in JPN by Mishima Bokujo)(JRA)

BATTLE FORCE (SAF) winning the $36,394 Golden Horse Sprint G1 on June 6, 2021 at Scottsville. (Winner by by Act of War (SAf), 1st Dam: Mataaib (Fr), by Elusive City, 2nd Dam: Resquilleuse, by Dehere, 3rd Dam: Reve de Reine, by Lyphard)($9,552 Ylg ‘19 BSAJUL)(Bred in SAF by Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd)(Candiese Lenferna Photography)

SINGFFORAFA (SAF) winning the $36,394 The Witness South African Fillies Sprint G1 o June 6, 2021 at Scottsville. (Winner by by Potala Palace (SAf), 1st Dam: First Whistle (SAf), by Whistling Wood (SAf), 2nd Dam: First Honeymoon (SAf), by Pole Position (GB), 3rd Dam: Honeymoon Special (SAf), by Royal Prerogative (GB)(Bred in SAF by Late N J Swart)(Candiese Lenferna Photography)

UNDER YOUR SPELL (SAF) winning the $29,115 Allan Robertson Championship G1 on June 6, 2021 a Scottsville. (Winner by Capetown Noir (SAf), 1st Dam: Deceptive Charm (Ire), by Kingmambo, 2nd Dam: String Quartet (Ire), by Sadler’s Wells, 3rd Dam: Fleur Royale (Ire), by Mill Reef)(Bred in SAF by Summerhill Stud (Pty) Ltd)(Candiese Lenferna Photography)

AMBIORIX (SAF) winning the $29,392 Gold Medallion Stakes G1 on June 6, 2021 at Scottsville. (Winner by Vercingetorix (SAf), 1stDam:DarlingMoon (SAf)(SW-SAf), by IndigoMagic (GB), 2nd Dam: Orange Moon (SAf), by Dominion Royale (GB), 3rd Dam: Tibet (SAf), by Lama (SAf)) ($18,369 Ylg ‘20 CTSPRE)(Bred in SAF by Oldlands Stud)(Candiese Lenferna Photography)

IN SWOOP (IRE) wining the $158,307 Grand Prix De Chantilly G2 on June 6, 2021 at Chantilly. (Winner by Adlerflug (Ger), 1st Dam: Iota (Ger), by Tiger Hill (Ire), 2nd Dam: Iora (Ger), by Konigsstuhl (Ger), 3rd Dam: Incitation (Ger), by Be My Guest)(Bred in IRE by Stall Ullmann)(Sccop Dyga)

TAHLIE (FR) after winning the $158,307 Prix De Sandringham G2 on June 6, 2020 at Chantilly. (Winner by Rio de la Plata, 1st Dam: Tianshan (Fr) (SW-Fr, $220,180), by Lahint, 2nd Dam: Tangshan, by Zilzal, 3rd Dam: Manzanares, by Sir Ivor)(Bred in FR by Georges Sandor)(Scoop Dyga)

PRADARO (FR) winning the $158,307 Prix Du Gros-Chene G2 on June 6, 2021 at Chantilly. (Winner by Penny’s Picnic (Ire), 1st Dam: Vaillante (Ire), by Zilzal, 2nd Dam: Valverda, by Irish River (Fr), 3rd Dam: Via Venise (Fr), by Shoemaker (GB))($51,142 Ylg ‘16 ARAUG)(Bred in FR by Guy Pariente Holding)(Scoop Dyga)

KASPASR (GER) winning the $60,887 Grosser Preis Der RP Gruppe G2 on June 6, 2021 at Mulheim. (Winner by Pivotal (GB), 1st Dam: Kastila (Ger), by Sternkonig (Ire), 2nd Dam: Kaleica (Ger), by Cricket Ball, 3rd Dam: Kalinikta (Ger), by Konigsstuhl (Ger))($170,485 Ylg ‘18 BBAGS)(Bred in GER by Gestut Rottgen) (Turf-Times/Galoppfoto /Dr. Jens Fuchs)

THUNDER DRUM (IRE) winning the $97,420 Prix De Royaumont G3 on June 6, 2021 at Chantilly. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), 1st Dam: Great Heavens (GB) (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Eng at 11-14f, G1SW-Ire & GSW-Eng, $410,037), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Magnificient Style, by Silver Hawk, 3rd Dam: Mia Karina, by Icecapade)(Bred in IRE by Kincorth Investments Inc)(Scoop Dyga)

AUSTRALASIA winning the $145,000 Jersey Girl Stakes on June 6, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Sky Kingdom, 1st Dam: Ayala Strand, by Tiznow, 2nd Dam: Danzig Island, by Danzig, 3rd Dam: Angel Island, by Cougar II)($13,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $130,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR)(Bred in LA by J. Adcock & Hume Wornall)(Chelsea Durand)

ALTAF winning the $100,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes on June 6, 2021 at Monmouth. (Winner by Medaglia d’Oro, out of Fawaarek, by Smart Strike)(Bred in KY by Shadwell Farm, LLC)(Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

WHATMAKESSAMMYRUN winning the $81,650 Desert Code Stakes on June 6, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by We Miss Artie, 1st Dam: Reggae Rose, by Touch Gold, 2nd Dam: Reggae Queen, by Dynaformer, 3rd Dam: Valid Victress, by Valid Appeal)($30,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR) (Bred in KY by Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey)(Benoit)

OFFSPRING winning the $70,000 Louisiana Legends Turf Distaff Stakes (off turf) on June 6, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by Into Mischief, out of Pioneer Gal, by Pioneering)($130,000 2yo ’18 OBSOPN)(Bred in LA by Oak Tree Stable)(Coady)

CHU CHU’S LEGACY winning $70,000 Louisiana Legends Cheval Stakes (in the pouring rain) on June 6, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by Bind, out of Bond’s Babe, by Johannesburg)($4,000 Ylg ’19 ESLMIX)(Bred in LA by J. Adcock & Hume Wornall)(Coady)

CILLA wining the $870,000 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle Stakes on Jun3 6, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by California Chrome, out of Sittin At the Bar (MSW & GSP, $705,896), by Into Mischief)($120,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEEJAN)(Bred in LA by Brett A. Brinkman & P. Dale Ladner)(Coady)

BERTIE’S GALAXY winning the $70,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint Stakes on June 6, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by Greeley’s Galaxy, out of Wild Bertie, by Wild Rush)(Bred in LA by Margie Averett)(Coady)

MAGA MAN winning the $70,000 Louisiana Legends Turf Stakes (off turf) on June 6, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by Musket Man, out of Lew’s Gray, by Pulling Punches)(Bred in LA by Steven M Renshaw)(Coady)

Stakes Photos June 4-5

SNOWFALL (JPN) winning the $480,971 Cazoo Oaks G1 on June 4, 2021 at Epsom. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), 1st Dam: Best In The World (Ire) (GSW-Ire, $141,246), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Red Evie (Ire), by Intikhab, 3rd Dam: Malafemmena (Ire), by Nordico)(Bred on JPN by Roncon, Chelston Ire, Wynatt)(PA Media)

PYLEDRIVER (GB) winning the Coral Coronation Cup G1 on June 4, 2021 at Epsom. (Winner by Deep Impact (Jpn), 1st Dam: Best In The World (Ire) (GSW-Ire, $141,246), by Galileo (Ire), 2nd Dam: Red Evie (Ire), by Intikhab, 3rd Dam: Malafemmena (Ire), by Nordico)(Bred on JPN by Roncon, Chelston Ire, Wynatt)(PA Media)

MEAN MARY winning the $750,000 New York Stakes G2 on June 4, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Scat Daddy, 1st Dam: Karlovy Vary (GISW, $448,596), by Dynaformer, 2nd Dam: The Right Pew, by Pulpit, 3rd Dam: Packet, by Polish Navy)(Bred in KY by Alex Campbell, Jr. Thoroughbreds, LLC)(Barbara D. Livingston)

BARON SAMEDI (GB) winning the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Stakes G2 on June 4, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Harbour Watch (Ire), 1st Dam: Dame Shirley (GB), by Haafhd, (GB) 2nd Dam: Welsh Diva (GB), by Selkirk, 3rd Dam: Khubza (GB), by Green Desert)($4,955 Wlg ’17 TATFOA)(Bred in GB by Usk Valley Stud)(Sarah Andrew)

ESTILO TALENTOS0 winning the $294,000 Bed O’ Roses Stakes G3 on June 4, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Maclean’s Music, 1st Dam: Bazinga Baby, by Afleet Alex, 2nd Dam: Elizaveta, by Quiet American, 3rd Dam: Carezza, by Caro (Ire))($77,000 Ylg ’18 FTKOCT; $95,000 RNA 2yo ’19 OBSAPR; $15,000 2yo ’19 OBSOPN(Bred in KY by Mile High Bloodstock LLC)(Sarah Andrew)

OVERBORE winning hte $139,500 Tremont Stakes on June 4, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Speightstown, 1st Dam: Galina Point (MSW & MGSP, $486,561), by Saffir, 2nd Dam: Celtic Craft, by Danehill, 3rd Dam: Crissy Aya, by Saros (GB))($275,000 Ylg ’20 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by WinStar Farm, LLC)(Sarah Andrew)

OLIVIAOFTHEDESERT winning the $50,000 Panthers Sakes on June 4, 2021 at Prairie Meadows. (Winner by Bernardini, out of Queenie’s Song (SP), by Unbridled’s Song)($320,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Timber Town Stable LLC & Jane Winegardner)(Coady)

GAGETOWN winning the $50,000 Prairie Mile Stakes on June 4, 2021 at Prairie Meadows. (Winner by Exaggerator, out of Betty’s Solutions, by Eltish)($170,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $47,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $120,000 RNA 2yo ’20 OBSAPR)(Bred in KY by SF Bloodstock LLC)(Coady)

ESSENTIAL QUALITY winning the $1,500,000 NYRA Bets Belmont Stakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Tapit, 1st Dam: Delightful Quality (GSP, $253,900), by Elusive Quality, 2nd Dam: Contrive, by Storm Cat, 3rd Dam: Jeano, by Fappiano)(Bred in KY by Godolphin)(Wendell Cruz-USA Today Sports)

SILVER STATE wining the $955,000 Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap G1 on June 5, 2021at Belmont. (Winner by Hard Spun, 1st Dam: Supreme (SW-USA, GSP-Can, $162,789), by Empire Maker, 2nd Dam: Mon Belle, by Maria’s Mon, 3rd Dam: Regal Band, by Dixieland Band)($450,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC)(Sarah Andrew)

DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) winning the $750,000 Resorts World Casino Manhattan Stakes G1 on June, 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Kingman (GB), 1st Dam: Urban Castle (SW-Eng), by Street Cry (Ire), 2nd Dam: Cloud Castle (GB), by In the Wings (GB), 3rd Dam: Lucayan Princess (Ire), by High Line (GB))($424,740 Ylg ’18 TATOCT)(Bred in GB by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited)(Sarah Andrew)

ALTHIQA (GB) winning the $500,000 Longines Just A Game Sakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Dark Angel (Ire), 1st Dam: Mistrusting (Ire) (SW-Eng, $120,206), by Shamardal, 2nd Dam: Misheer (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB), 3rd Dam: All For Laura (GB), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB))(Bred in GB by Godolphin)(Sarah Andrew)

LETRUSKA winning the $480,000 Ogden Phipps Sakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Super Saver, 1st Dam: Magic Appeal (GSP), by Successful Appeal, 2nd Dam: Call Her Magic, by Caller I. D., 3rd Dam: Malibu Magic, by Encino)(Bred in KY by St. George Stables, LLC)(Sarah K Andrew)

SEARCH RESULTS winning the $480,000 Acorn Stakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Flatter, 1st Dam: Co Cola (GSP), by Candy Ride (Arg), 2nd Dam: Yong Musician, by Yonaguska, 3rd Dam: Alljazz, by Stop the Music)(Bred in KY by Machmer Hall)(Sarah Andrew)

CASA CREED winning the $400,000 Jackpocket Jaipur Stakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Jimmy Creed, 1st Dam: Achalaya, by Bellamy Road, 2nd Dam: Wild Heart Dancing, by Farma Way, 3rd Dam: Star of Wicklow, by Fast Play)($15,000 Ylg ’17 OBSWIN; $105,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Silver Springs Stud, LLC)(NYRA/CD)

DRAIN THE CLOCK winning the $392,000 Nassau County Industrial Agency Woody Stephens Stakes G1 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Maclean’s Music, 1st Dam: Manki, by Arch, 2nd Dam: Private Ice (GB), by Pivotal (GB), 3rd Dam: Midnight Air, by Green Dancer)(Bred in KY by Nick Cosato)(Sarah Andrew)

ADAYAR (IRE) WINING THE $1,369,445 Cazoo Derby G1 on June 5, 2021 at Epsom. (Winer by Frankel (GB), 1st Dam: Anna Salai (GSW-Fr, G1SP-Ire & SP-Eng, $158,818), by Dubawi (Ire), 2nd Dam: Anna Palariva (Ire), by Caerleon, 3rd Dam: Anna of Saxony (GB), by Ela-Mana-Mou (Ire))(Bred in IRE by Godolphin)(PA Media)

DUAIS winning the $464,445 Queensland Oaks G1 on June 5, 2021 at BRC. (Winner by Shamus Award, 1st Dam: Meerlust, by Johannesburg (USA), 2nd Dam: Flying Visit (USA), by Fly So Free (USA), 3rd Dam: Red Luce (USA), by General Assembly (USA))(Bred in NSW by Mr M Irwin)(Michael McInally)

PARENT’S PRAYER (IRE) winning the $85,223 Cazoo Princess Elizabeth Stakes G3 on June 5, 2021 at Epsom. (Winner by Kingman (GB), 1st Dam: Pure Excellence (GB) (SW-Eng), by Exceed And Excel (Aus), 2nd Dam: Albavilla (GB), by Spectrum (Ire), 3rd Dam: Lydia Maria (GB), by Dancing Brave )($200,883 2yo ‘19 TATGOR)(Bred IRE by Sun Kingdom Pty Ltd)(PA Media)

LONE ROCK winning the $400,000 Northwell Health Brooklyn Stakes G2 on June 5, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by by Majestic Warrior, 1st Dam: Ruby Lips (GSP), by Hard Spun, 2nd Dam: Its a Ruby, by Rubiano, 3rd Dam: Likeashot, by Gun Shot)($55,000 Ylg ’16 FTKJUL)(Bred in KY by Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC & Pollock Farms)(Sarah Andrew)

OH THIS IS US (IRE) winning the $85,000 Cazoo Diomed Stakes G3 on June 5, 2021 at Epsom. (Winner by Acclamation (GB), 1st Dam: Shamwari Lodge (Ire) (GSW-Ire & MSW-Eng, $206,654), by Hawk Wing, 2nd Dam: Ripalong (Ire), by Revoque (Ire), 3rd Dam: Limpopo (GB), by Green Deser)($133,922 Ylg ‘14 GOFORB)(Bred in IRE by Herbertstown House Stud)(PAMedia)

VENETIAN HARBOUR winning the $201,500 Monrovia Stakes G2 on June 5, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Munnings, 1st Dam: Sounds of the City (MSP, $293,399), by Street Cry (Ire), 2nd Dam: Welcome Home, by Dixieland Band, 3rd Dam: Safe Return, by Mr. Prospector)($110,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $205,000 RNA 2yo ’19 OBSAPR)(Bred in KY by Colts Neck Stables LLC)(Benoit)

DEVAMANI (FR) winning the $156,000 Monmouth Stakes G3 on June 5, 2021 at Monmouth. (Winner by Dubawi (Ire), 1st Dam: Daryakana (Fr) (G1SW-HK, GSW & G1SP-Fr, $1,372,923), by Selkirk, 2nd Dam: Daryaba (Ire), by Night Shift, 3rd Dam: Darata (Ire), by Vayrann (Ire))($76,092 3yo ’17 ARARC)(Bred in FR by His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S.C.)(Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

UNICORN LION (IRE) winning the $710,901 Naruo Kinen G3 on June 5, 2021 at Chukyo. (Winner by No Nay Never, 1st Dam: Muravka (Ire), by High Chaparral (Ire), 2nd Dam: Tabdea, by Topsider, 3rd Dam: Madame Secretary, by Secretariat)($1,203,489 Yrl ‘17 TATOCT) (Bred in IRE by Desert Star Phoenix Jvc)(JRA)

SHEA D SUMMER winning the $75,000 Game Face Stakes on JUne 5, 2021 at Gulfstream. (Winner by Summer Fron,t 1st Dam: Empress of Gold, by Empire Maker, 2nd Dam: Circle of Gold, by Seeking the Gold, 3rd Dam: Starlet Storm, by Storm Bird)($35,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR)(Bred in FL by Ocala Stud)(@Florida_Horse)

JUST MIGHT winning the $102,950 Mighty Beau Overnight Stakes on June 5, 2021 at Churchill Downs. (Winner by , Justin Phillip, out of Dynamite Babe, by Dynameaux)(Bred in KY by Griffon Farms & Michelle Lovell)(Coady)

WINING ROMANCE winning the $67,900 Louisiana Legends Soiree Stakes on June 5, 2021 at Evangeline Downs. (Winner by First Samurai, out of Lipstick Junky, by Flatter)(Bred in LA by Allied Racing Stable, LLC)(Coady)

 

Stakes Photos June 3

CON LIMA winning the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes G3 on June 3, 2021 at Belmont, (Winner by Commissioner, 1st Dam: Second Street City (SW, $209,843), by Consolidator, 2nd Dam: Trix City, by Carson City, 3rd Dam: Always Nettie, by Vice Regent)($15,000 Wlg ’18 KEENOV; $19,000 RNA Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $22,000 RNA 2yo ’20 OBSMAR)(Bred in TX by Lisa Kuhlmann)(Sarah Andrew)

CHANGE OF CONTROL winning the $194,000 Intercontinental Stakes G3 on June, 3, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Fed Biz, 1st Dam: America’s Blossom (MSP, $185,502), by Quiet American, 2nd Dam: Runaway Rosy, by Runaway Groom, 3rd Dam: Becomes a Rose, by Deputy Minister)($27,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $95,000 Ylg ’17 OBSOCT)(Bred in KY by John O’Meara)(Janet Garaguso)

HAPPY SOUL winning the $144,000 Astoria Stakes on June 3, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Runhappy, 1st Dam: Cowgirl Lucky, by Stephen Got Even, 2nd Dam: Energise, by Woodman, 3rd Dam: De La Devil, by Devil’s Bag)($50,000 Ylg ’20 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Harris Training Center, LLC)(Sarah Andrew)

Photo Of The Day

THE START OF YESTERDAY’S BELMONT STAKES. (Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durnand)

Stakes Photos May 31

SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT winning the $330,500 Shoemaker Mile Stakes G1 on May 31, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Midnight Lute, 1st Dam: Smooth as Usual, by Flower Alley, 2nd Dam: Beautiful Lil, by Aptitude, 3rd Dam: Sky Meadows, by Conquistador Cielo)(Bred in KY by Cannon Thoroughbreds, LLC)(Benoit)

COUNTRY GRAMMER winning the $301,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes G1 on May 31, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Tonalist, 1st Dam: Arabian Song, by Forestry, 2nd Dam: Prima Centauri, by Distant View, 3rd Dam: Willstar, by Nureyev)($60,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $450,000 2yo ’19 OBSAPR; $110,000 4yo ’21 KEEJAN)(Bred in KY by Scott & Debbie Pierce)(Ernie Belmonte)

MAXIM RATE winning the $301,000 Gamely Stakes G1 on May 31, 2021 at Santa Anita. (Winner by Exchange Rate, 1st Dam: Catch My Eye, by Unbridled’s Song, 2nd Dam: Sharp Eyes, by Storm Cat, 3rd Dam: Gaelic Bird (Fr), by Gay Mecene)($130,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $235,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Fred W Hertrich III & John D Fielding)(Benoit)

MO MOSA winning the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes g3 on May 31, 2021 at Lone Star. (Winner by Uncle Mo 1st Dam: Roughing, by Eskendereya, 2nd Dam: Playcaller, by Saratoga Six, 3rd Dam: Delice, by What a Pleasure)($335,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Perry & Denise Martin)(Dustin Orona Photography)

LAURA’S LEGACY winning the $200,000 Oiuja Board Distaff Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Lone Star. (Winner by Constitution, out of Light of a Star (SP, $140,590), by Muqtarib) ($95,000 Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $25,000 RNA Ylg ’18 KEESEP)(Bred in KY by Golden Pedigree LLC) (Dustin Orona Photography)

BANKIT winning the $200,000 Commentator Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Central Banker, out of Sister in Arms, by Colonel John)($85,000 Ylg ’17 SARAUG; $260,000 2yo ’18 OBSMAR)(Bred in NY by Hidden Brook Farm LLC & Blue Devil Racing) (Coglianese)

BETSY BLUE winning the $125,000 Bouwerie Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by by Tonalist, 1st Dam: Honest to Betsy (SP, $182,530), by Yonaguska, 2nd Dam: Hard Freeze, by It’s Freezing, 3rd Dam: Twang, by Stop the Music)(Bred in NY by Blue Devil Racing Stable, LLC)(Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher)

RIVER DOG winning the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Twirling Candy, 1st Dam: Sterling Forest, by Forest Wildcat, 2nd Dam: Tangier Sound, by Rahy, 3rd Dam: Secret Prospect, by Allen’s Prospect)(Bred in NY by Robert G. Hahn)(NYRA Photo/Joe Labozzetta)

ROBIN SPARKLES winning the $121,250 Mount Vernon Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Elusive Quality, out of My Sparky, by Dehere)($30,000 Ylg ’18 SARAUG)(Bred in NY by Hibiscus Stables) (NYRA)

VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD winning the $108,250 Kingston Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Belmont. (Winner by Country Day, out of Hollywood and Wine (SW, $102,691), by Tactical Cat) ($5,000 Wlg ’15 FTNMIX; $10,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP)(Bred in NY by Harry L. Landry)(Coglianese)

NAVY ARMED GUARD winning the $100,000 All America Stakes on May 31, 2021 at Golden Gate Fields. (Winner by Midshipman, out of Black Java (SP, $117,145), by Pine Bluff)($47,000 2yo ’17 OBSAPR; $60,000 5yo ’20 FTKHRA)(Bred in KY by George Pruette & Philip Coomer)(Vasser Photography)

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