A winner of the Godolphin Mile G2 at Meydan earlier this spring, Coal Front had to settle for third in the Monmouth Cup G3. The 5-year-old Stay Thirsty ridgling, also won Razorback Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park in his first start of the year. He closed an abbreviated 2018 campaign with a win in the Dec. 22 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. As a 3-year-old, he won the Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) at Parx Racing and the Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course.
Bred in Kentucky by Michael Edward Connelly out of the Mineshaft mare Miner’s Secret and owned by Robert LaPenta and Sol Kumin’s Head of Plains Partners, Coal Front now has earning of $1,725,280.
Consigned by Kirkwood Stables to the 2016 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, Coal Front went to LaPenta for $575,000.