$150,000 Juvenile for Einstein
Hip #49, a colt from the third crop by Einstein, sold for $150,000 at the Barretts May......
Hip #49, a colt from the third crop by Einstein, sold for $150,000 at the Barretts May Two-Year-Old in Training sale on May 28. The price was the third-highest of the sale, held for the first time at Del Mar.
T. B. Bloodstock Service signed the ticket for the flashy colt who worked an 1/8 mile in :10 1/5 the day prior.
The Adena Springs-bred is a successful pinhook for Becky Thomas' Sequel Stallions who purchased the colt for $32,000 from the Adena consignment earlier this year at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. The bay is out of the Milwaukee Brew mare Fortune Candy, a half-sister to the Classic winner Harlem Rocker (by Macho Uno).
Overall, it's been a successful juvenile sales season for five-time Grade 1 winner Einstein. He is also the is sire of an $85,000 colt at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale, purchased by West Point Thoroughbreds.
Ghostzapper's Shaman Ghost 'Major' Queen's Plate Contender
Stronach Stales homebred Shaman Ghost established himself as a major contender for the prestigious......
Stronach Stales homebred Shaman Ghost established himself as a major contender for the prestigious Queen’s Plate with his exciting come-from-behind victory in the Grade 3 Marine Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday (VIDEO).
Rafael Hernandez rode the Ghostzapper son Shaman Ghost, who earned $90,000 of the $154,600 purse Stronach Stables and trainer Brian Lynch.
“He’s an awesome horse,” said Hernandez. “I think the farther he goes, he’s going to be better because he relaxed good. All he needs is a good trip.”
Shaman Ghost bided his time in seventh early as Bears Personality set honest fractions in the 1 1/16-mile route for 3-year-olds. Shaman Ghost was blocked behind rivals at the top of the stretch before mounting a powerful, wide bid to collar Seventhfleethumor in the final strides. Shaman Ghost prevailed by a half-length in a quick time of 1:43.35.
"I think he took a step forward today," said Lynch, who trained Malakoff to victory in the 2006 Marine Stakes. "He gave us confidence to try the Plate. We always felt the longer he went the better he'll be."
The $1 million Queen’s Plate will be run at Woodbine July 5 for the 156th time.
Shaman Ghost is one of nine Queen's Plate nominees sired by Adena Springs stallions, the most of any farm. He is also the fourth graded stakes winner for Ghostzapper since April 18. That day Grade 1 winner Moreno rolled in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (G2) and Whiskey Ticket remained unbeaten in the $400,000 Illinois Derby (G3). On Kentucky Oaks day, May 1, Molly Morgan captured the Grade 1 La Troienne Stakes, becoming Ghostzapper's 8th winner at the highest level.
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