Kirkwood prepped and consigned 3 year old Two Step Salsa colt, BLACK MARTINO, picked up black type in the Cutler Bay Stakes at Gulfstream going a mile on the turf. He went to the lead and dueled through the stretch, but had to settle for the show position. He is owned by Honors Stable Corp. and was bred by Bailey Bolen. His trainer is Jose Garoffalo.
West Point Thoroughbred’s three year old filly LAVENDER CHRISSIE won for the second time in three starts, taking an allowance race at Gulfstream. She stalked the pace and then came wide to take command and draw off to win handily by 5 lengths. She is trained by Dale L. Romans and was bred by Mrs. O. M. Patrick.
BLACK MARTINO edged up for the lead and held to win an SOC at Gulfstream. He has earned $65,000 for his connections, Trainer: Jose Garoffalo, Owner: Honors Stable Corp. and Breeder: Bailey Bolen
FIRST WHIPPOORWILL has made money for multiple owners with 8 wins and a bankroll of $231,739. He is currently owned by Fionn MacCumhal Racing and trained by Joe Sharp. His most recent win was at the Fair Grounds where he tipped outside going a mile on the turf and won by 4 1/2.
Carl F. Pollard bred three-year-old LORD TYRION won his last race and was claimed. He made quick work of finding the winner’s circle again for his new connections, coming from between horses for the score. He is now owned by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. and trained by Jamie Ness.
Carl F. Pollard bred three year old LORD TYRION swung wide, passed the field and won off by over 6 lengths. He was claimed out of the race and we wish the new connections the best of luck.
INDICT swung wide in the stretch and won at the Fair Grounds for owners Jerry Mauzy, Fred Greaves, Mike Rust and trainer Vickie L.Foley. He has won 2 out of 6. He was bred Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider.
Multiple stakes placed Moment in Dixie added STILL ANOTHER stakes placing, this time in the Lady S at Aqueduct. She is a homebred for the Phillips Racing Partnership and is closing on $400,000 in earnings. On the same day, three year old filly BELLA RANGER won for the second time. She was claimed out of the race and we wish her new connections the best of racing luck.
Three year old gelding DEFONDO, off the favorite, stalked and then swung out three-wide in the lane and zipped clear in the final furlong to break his maiden by 3 1/4 lengths at the Fair Grounds. He is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, trained by Dallas Stewart and was bred by Mr & Mrs Bertram R Firestone (VA).
On the same day, at Sam Houston, MY SKY waited and then split horses to power to the lead to break his maiden. He drew off to win by 2 lengths. He is owned by Tommie M. Lewis and was bred by R. S. Evans, His trainer is Eric R. Reed.
Kip Elser was honored at the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association Awards Dinner by receiving the Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Award of Merit for his work with repurposing Thoroughbred race horses and for his efforts as the former president of the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its Second Chances program at the Wateree River Correctional Institution in Rembert, SC.