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Epic Luck, the first winner from the first crop of Madefromlucky, upped his game in his second start and is now his sire’s first stakes winner.

EPIC LUCK The Woodford Reserve Kittens Joy Stakes 13th Running 08 31 21 R07 CNL Finish 03 copyThe bay Pennsylvania-bred gelding trained by Lynn Ashby, who also co-bred him, traveled to Colonial Downs for the $100,000 Woodford Reserve Kitten’s Joy Stakes on the track’s big Virginia Derby card on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Sent off as the longest shot (7.70-1) among the five 2-year-olds, he shot to the front at the start, galloped along under Aubrie Green while never seriously threatened through slow fractions on the firm turf, and had plenty left to cruise home a two and a quarter-length winner going a mile and a sixteenth.

Owned by William Gotwals and and Mark Ashby, Epic Luck has now earned $76,500 in two starts. His debut was sensational when he scored in a Delaware Park maiden special by 10 3/4 lengths on July 28, also leading all the way.

Northview Stallion Station’s syndicated Madefromlucky has 36 foals in his first crop. The 9-year-old son of champion and champion sire Lookin At Lucky entered stud with stellar credentials. The chestnut is out of a full sister to three-time leading sire Tapit. And he earned $1,351,500 during a career in which he won six of 24 career starts, four of them stakes, including the West Virginia Derby-G2, Peter Pan Stakes-G2 and Greenwood Cup-G3. Among his eight stakes-placings was a second behind American Pharoah in the Grade 2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park in his stakes debut.

Out of the Pulpit mare Home From Oz, Madefromlucky is a half-brother to A Shin Gold, a stakes-placed earner of $805,785 in Japan. His second dam, stakes winner Tap Your Heels, is a half-sister to champion sprinter and leading sire Rubiano. The family also includes Belmont Stakes winner, champion and Grade 1 sire Summer Bird, major sire Relaunch and successful sire Glitterman.

Madefromlucky stood the 2021 season in Chesapeake City for $5,000 live foal, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

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