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.

MO GAYLE graduates first time out of the gate

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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

GENERAL DOWNS victorious in the Native Dancer S at Laurel

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

I’M BETTY G a determined 2nd in the MARSHUA’S RIVER S. G2 at Gulfstream

I’M BETTY G is a stakes-winning and multiple graded stakes-placed newly turned 5 year old mare by Into Mischief. She dueled throughout and after a very game try, she had to settle for 2nd in the MARSHUA’S RIVER S. G2. Earlier this year she wired the field to win the Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Turf Stakes at Ellis Park and right before that, she scored in  the Lady Canterbury S. at Canterbury Downs. In 2017 she was victorious in the Pearl Necklace S. at Laurel and added a pair of thirds in the South Beach S. at Gulfstream and the Albert M. Stall Memorial at the Fair Grounds.
Sales history: CONSIGNED BY KIRKWOOD STABLES)$150,000 2yo ’16 EASMAY.
Lifetime Record: SW, 19-5-2-5, $353,1005.
T- Mike Maker
O-Three Diamonds Farm
B-Carol Kaye & Boyce Stable (MD)

Lavender Chrissie Shines Early at Keeneland Day 2

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.