Hugging the rail all the way around, Black Cloud Stable’s Whereshetoldmetogo collared Grade 3-placed pacesetter Old Time Revival in the final furlong and edged clear to a three-quarter-length win in the $75,000 Concern Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, July 7.
Ridden by Jeremy Rose for trainer Anthony Pecoraro, Whereshetoldmetogo was the second choice in the field of five and ran seven furlongs in 1:22.61 over a fast main track for his second straight win and third career stakes triumph.
“That was a very good performance from a maturing horse,” Mark Esposito of Black Cloud Stable said. “It is my first open stakes win, so that’s a good thing. I’ll have to talk to Anthony about [what’s next], see how he comes back out of the race and just point from there.”
Black Cloud Racing paid $7,000 for Whereshetoldmetogo at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale when offered through the Northview Stallion Station consignment. Bred by Northview Stallion Station general manager David Wade, the chestnut colt from the first crop of El Padrino is out of the winning Domestic Dispute mare Undisputed Legend, a half-sister to 2005 Maryland-bred champion 2-year-old filly Celestial Legend and stakes winner Amie’s Legend.
The first four foals out of Undisputed Legend are winners, and her current 2-year-old – a Maryland-bred full-brother to Whereshetoldmetogo named Castlewood Terrace, was sold by Wade at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale for $26,000 and resold for $60,000 at this year’s OBS March 2-year-old sale. The mare has a Golden Lad yearling colt and produced a filly by Uncle Lino this past April.
Whereshetoldmetogo now boasts a record five wins and two seconds from 13 career starts, including victories in the American Fabius Stakes in February at Gulfstream Park and the First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park last September, for earnings of $218,570.