CATHEDRAL READER (Shackleford) added a stakes place finish in the AMERICAN BEAUTY S to her pedigree page going 6 furlongs at Oaklawn Park. Last out sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs in an off the turf allowance race, CATHEDRAL READER saved ground and then angled out to duel with and wear down the favorite for a 3/4 length win. This is her second win in a row in allowance company – the last at Keeneland last month. CATHEDRAL READER has only been off the board once in 7 starts. She has earned $174,450 for G M B Racing and trainer Dallas Stewart.
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Fair Grounds, $41,000, Msw, 1-19, 3yo, f, 6f, 1:11.91, gd.
MO GAYLE (f, 3, Uncle Mo–Candor, by Crafty Prospector) was a bit overlooked at 13-1 in this unveiling, but she made sure she would not be ignored next time with a convincing victory. Perched three wide in mid-pack through a snappy first quarter in :22.47, the dark bay gobbled up ground in the lane, sweeping past her rivals to win by two lengths with ears pricked. Bella Falaya (Bellamy Road) completed the exacta. The winner is a half to Perfectly Candid (Pleasantly Perfect), MSW, $244,719; a newly minted 2-year-old filly named Thirst Trap (Stay Thirsty); and a yearling colt by Firing Line. Their dam was bred back to Lea last term. Sales history: $90,000 RNA Ylg ’17 KEEJAN; $105,000 RNA Ylg ’17 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,600.
O-G M B Racing
B-Athens Woods LLC (KY)
T- Dallas Stewart
Kirkwood grad GENERAL DOWNS was a game winner of Native Dancer S at Laurel Park for West Point TB. He rated along the rail and then moved 4 wide to clear the field for the victory. The 6 year old Mineshaft gelding is trained by Kelly Rubley and has earned $209,056.
Kirkwood goes way back with this family including starting his dam Plaid who was trained by Dallas Stewart for Mt Joy Stables
We are proud of our former pupil!
Lavender Chrissie, a daughter of Scat Daddy in foal to Union Rags , was sold for $400,000 to light up the Keeneland bid board early during the Jan. 8 second session of the January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Agent David Ingordo signed the sale receipt in the name of Montia Holdidngs.
Consigned as Hip 410 by Lane’s End, agent, the 7-year-old mare earned $281,093 and won the Zia Park Oaks. Lavender Chrissie was produced from the Rubiano mare Lavender Baby, an eight-time winner who earned $139,830 and is also the dam of grade 3 winner Baby J, and stakes winner and grade 1-placed Laureate Conductor.