Introduced takes control in $100,000 Incredible Revenge

Colts Neck Stables’ Introduced was clearly in her element as she rallied past Running Memories and Miss Auramet in mid-stretch to score by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.

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Bonita Farm stallion Kobe’s Back gets freshman first

Freshman sire Kobe’s Back was represented by his first winner when Heat Merchant closed relentlessly to get up for a three-quarter-length score in a six-furlong maiden special weight over Woodbine’s all-weather surface on Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Maryland-bred Army Mule yearling colt brings $275,000 at Saratoga

A chestnut colt from the first crop of Army Mule bred by Wasabi Ventures Stables LLC, Vandelay Stables LLC, Michael J. Dzik and Greenspring Mares, sold for $275,000 as the only Maryland-bred entered in Fasig-Tipton’s 100th Saratoga Selected Yearlings sale, held Aug. 9 and 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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Leading Mid-Atlantic freshman sire Divining Rod gets stakes winner

In less than a month, Country Life Farm stallion Divining Rod went from getting his first winner, to four winners and taking the top spot among freshman sires in the region, to his first stakes winner, the latter coming when his son Local Motive grabbed the lead in Colonial Downs’ stretch and crossed the wire first ahead of eight rivals in the $100,000 Hickory Tree Stakes on Aug. 2.

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Cavalier Cupid secures victorious stakes debut in Keswick

Big Lick Farm’s homebred Cavalier Cupid made a fierce run down the stretch to score by a length in the $100,000 Keswick Stakes, for Virginia-restricted 2-year-old fillies, and notch her first career stakes victory at Colonial Downs on Monday, Aug. 2.

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Harpers First Ride continues reign in Deputed Testamony

GMP Stables, Arnold Bennewith and Cypress Creek Equine’s Harpers First Ride got back to his stakes-winning ways in the $100,000 Deputed Testamony Stakes, a race he won last September at Laurel Park. In this year’s running, held on Saturday, July 31 at Pimlico, he scored by one and a half lengths.

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Dazzling first winner for Madefromlucky

Epic Luck made a memorable 2-year-old debut, as the son of Madefromlucky galloped home a 10 3/4-length winner at Delaware Park on July 28. Leading throughout the one-mile maiden race on a fast main track, he was never threatened and drew off under little urging.

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Nyquist filly tops Maryland-bred offerings at record-breaking Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale

Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, which saw records fall across the board, featured a strong group of Maryland-breds, with four selling for six figures over the two-day sale held Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, in Timonium. A $450,000 bay filly by Nyquist, purchased by Oracle Bloodstock, agent, was the highest-selling Maryland-bred of the sale.

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Jaxon Traveler gets graded win in Maryland Sprint Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner’s Jaxon Traveler came out swinging in his return to Pimlico on Preakness Day, securing his first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes-G3 on Saturday, May 21.

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Can the Queen speeds to victory in The Very One Stakes

Joanne Shankle’s Can the Queen notched one for the home team on Black-Eyed Susan Day with a front-running score in the five-furlong The Very One Stakes, for fillies and mares, 3 & up, on Friday, May 20 at Pimlico.

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