2 year old WICKED SLIDER was one of the Kirkwood Glloping Group at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. He broke his maiden in July and is now stakes placed in the $100,00 HILLSDALE S.at Indiana Grand where he stalked the pace between horses and ended up third.
IRISH HUSTLE (Data Link) broke her maiden in February at the Fair Grounds. After some time off, she ran 2nd in allowance company at Evangeline Downs. Next again at Evangeline and racing a mile, she was unhurried early and then cleared the field for win # 2. Now she has added black type to her pedigree page running third in the Elge Rasberry S. The three-year-old filly is owned by Martin Racing Stable LLC and trained by W. Bret Calhoun. She was a member of the Gallop Group at Fasig Tipton Florida.
Stakes winner and also multiple Graded Stakes Placed, REALM (Haynesfield) added other stakes placing running 3rd in the Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational Stakes at Belmont. Bred in Virginia by Morgan’s Ford Farm, Realm was selected by Tagg from the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale, paying $75,000. He’s earned just over half a million dollars.
Second in his first start, DEFENSE WINS (Flatter) a $175,000 Kirkwood consigned 2 year old, stepped directly into G1 stakes company and was just nosed out for the place. He is trained by Doug F. O’Neill for owners C T R Stables LLC (Calvert), Great Friends Stable, LLC, Kramer Racing, RAP Racing, K T Racing, Steven Keh, and Tom Mansor. This promising 2-year-old still has all his allowance conditions ahead of him.
Mucho Gusto, runner-up in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 20 ran a strong third in the Travers G1.
Mucho Gusto was a $625,000 two-year-old purchase at Timonium prepared and consigned by Kirkwood
Said Jimmy Barnes, assistant to Bob Baffert, trainer of Mucho Gusto: “He’s trying. They’re tough races we’re competing in. He ran a great race. We had reason to jump up at the end and root for him. Take nothing away from the winner. He just breezed by us. We’ll go on from here. Not sure where, but we’ll find a spot.”
Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mucho Gusto worked five furlongs in 59.20 seconds, the fastest of 39 workers at the distance. Baffert said Mucho Gusto will be shipped on Tuesday, and that his assistant Jimmy Barnes will be at the race.
MUCHO GUSTO (Mucho Macho Man) recently 2nd in the Haskell Invitational Stakes (Gr. 1) will start from post 7. He is owned by Michael Lund Petersen and trained by Bob Baffert. Next to him in post 8 is CHESS CHIEF (Into Mischief) who was recently 2nd in the West Virginia Derby (Gr. 3). CHESS CHIEF is owned by the Estate of James J. Coleman, Jr. and trained by Dallas Stewart.
MUCHO GUSTO was consigned by Kirkwood and sold for $625,000 to his owner at Fasig Tipton Timonium. CHESS CHIEF was prepared for racing at Kirkwood Stables.
IRISH HUSTLE (Data Link) broke her maiden in February at the Fair Grounds. After some time off, she ran 2nd in allowance company at Evangeline Downs. Today again at Evangeline and racing a mile, she was unhurried early and then cleared the field for win # 2. The three year old filly is owned by Martin Racing Stable LLC and trained by W. Bret Calhoun. She was a member of the Gallop Group at Fasig Tipton Florida.
6-year-old SCHOLAR ATHLETE (Einstein) was quick to take and hold the lead racing 1 1/8th in an OC at the newly reopened Colonial Downs. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and is trained by Graham Motion. This wonderful graded stakes placed gelding has earned over $369,000 with a record of 29 7-0-5.
Making her second start, 2 year old filly LIFE ON THE EDGE (Competitive Edge) wired the field sprinting 5 furlongs on the dirt at Monmouth Park. She was consigned and sold by Kirkwood at OBS March for $72,000 to owner Kenwood Racing.