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.