Mission Impazible Leads NY 2YO & 2nd-Crop Sires – His Pure Silver 2-for-2 after Lynbrook S. at Belmont

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By Rab Hagin

A pair of 2-year-olds from the second crop of MISSION IMPAZIBLE boosted their sire to among North America’s top-10 living juvenile sires for 2017, as debut-winners PURE SILVER and INALIENABLE RIGHTS romped to three daylight-margin Belmont victories over favored runner-ups within a 24-day span (June 22 – July 16). Pure Silver, a homebred Mission Impazible filly campaigning for Randy Gullatt’s Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, improved her record to two-for-two with a gate-to-wire victory in Belmont’s $100,000-guaranteed Lynbrook Stakes for juvenile fillies at six furlongs on Sunday, July 16. She was Mission Impazible’s second stakes winner at Belmont. Inalienable Rights, a Mission Impazible colt purchased as a yearling for $102,000 by Alan Brodsky, scored a come-from-behind tally from the outside post among ten starters going six furlongs on a wet (“good”) Belmont track in a $62,000 maiden special on Friday, July 14. He was Mission Impazible’s 14th Northern Hemisphere winner overall.

Pure Silver’s Lynbrook victory came at the expense of a formerly unbeaten and unchallenged stakes-winning six-figure-earner bet down to 1-to-3 who made a run that put her 14½ lengths ahead of the third-place finisher but a fading length and a half behind Pure Silver at equal weights at the wire. April-foaled Pure Silver, youngest of the Lynbrook starters and 64 days younger than the highly-touted Lynbrook runner-up, shot out of the starting gate despite losing her footing and was never headed thereafter, extending her margin in the final strides. Winning jockey John Velazquez, who had ridden Pure Silver to a front-running victory against nine rivals going 5½ furlongs in $62,000 open maiden special at Belmont on June 22 (next two finishers were by $35,000-fee Kentucky-based stallions), was amazed: “She broke so fast, it was kind of weird,” remarked Velazquez. “She was so fast she was on the ground, and in the next step she’s up and running. She got pressed (in the final furlong), and when she had to put in a fight, she did it all the way.”

Javier Castellano, rider of the runner-up, said his odds-on mount, “ran good” but “just couldn’t get by the other filly (Pure Silver),” whom he observed “was much the best.” Castellano added that his mount, “did everything the right way, except she couldn’t get by that other horse,” and concluded: “I give a lot of credit to the winner.”

Inalienable Rights, whom owner Brodsky had purchased for $102,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s 2016 Saratoga sale of New York-bred yearlings even though the colt’s then 12-year-old unraced dam had not shown any serious promise as a producer, chased four-wide from his outside post and swung five-wide turning for home. He still trailed the front-running favorite (sired by a former five-time Grade 1 winner on both coasts) by 2½ lengths entering the final furlong, but caught and overtook that rival 70 yards from the wire. Inalienable Rights’ victory was by far the richest win among the nine tallies scored to date (five in North America) by offspring of his dam.

Mission Impazible currently ranks as the leading New York-based juvenile sire of 2017, the leading New York-based second-crop sire of 2017, and is among the top-10 living North American juvenile sires of 2017 – and one of only two stallions among that top-10 standing outside of Kentucky.

Freud’s Runners Win/Place in 3 Stakes July 8-9; Others Win Big at Belmont, Delaware, Monmouth

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By Rab Hagin

Patricia L. Moseley’s homebred PRINCESS DREAM romped by 11½ lengths at equal weights over the odds-on four-time stakes-winning runner-up in Suffolk Downs’ six-furlong Isadorable Stakes on Sunday, July 9, as the FREUD filly scored her second win in 22 days and third tally in five starts. About one minute earlier, Freud’s late-foaled 3-year-old daughter, NOBLE FREUD, placed third in Belmont’s graded Victory Ride Stakes at 6½ furlongs for her third consecutive black-type placing while boosting her earnings into six figures. The prior evening about 1,400 miles to the southwest, Freud’s son JUST STORMIN ($138,295) placed third in Evangeline Downs’ $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

Princess Dream’s victory came at the expense of a $300K-plus earner who was the overwhelming favorite but no threat, even though that rival placed a clear second. Noble Freud, racing for Head of Plains Partners LLC and Xpress Thoroughbreds LLC, was easily the youngest (foaled 5-22-14) and least-seasoned among the graded Victory Ride (for 3-year-old fillies) runners, but now has three stakes-placed efforts in three starts following her six-length maiden special debut romp at Oaklawn Park in February. Just Stormin, who races for Charles Carlton, had beaten stakes winners in a Delta Downs 1 1/16-mile open allowance optional earlier in 2017, so he was well-qualified to take on six rivals in a $100K stakes.

Also on July 8 on Belmont and Delaware Park turf, Freud’s daughters MUNCHKIN MONEY and MAGGIESFREUDDNSLIP ($224,657) scored by multiple-length margins at a mile and at five furlongs respectively. Munchkin Money, who races for Newport Stables LLC, won a $55,000 open starter allowance in her first start off an almost nine-month layoff, scoring by 3½ lengths against ten rivals, including a recent turf stakes-placed daughter of North America’s leading turf sire. She clocked the mile over a still-wet “good” Belmont grass course in 1:35.84. Stakes-placed Maggiesfreuddnslip, who races for John W. Welch, led gate to wire in her 5¾-length laugher as the favorite among eight Delaware Park starters, which was her second start off an almost seven-month layoff and accounted for her seventh career victory, including tallies on dirt as well as turf.

On Friday, July 7, Tatiana Hernandez’s son of Freud, GUY’S BIG GUY, led at all calls to break his maiden by five lengths at odds-on over Monmouth Park’s main track.

Four Freud runners won in South America during the four-day span of July 5-8: PARSIFAL at Monterrico in Peru, July 7; LA GRAN SOLE at San Isidro in Argentina, July 8; maiden-breakers ALWAYS FREUD and STORM ACCOMPLICE at San Isidro and Palermo in Argentina, July 5 and July 7, respectively. Parsifal, a New York-bred racing in Peru, scored his 15th career victory under the red and white colors of Marcial Stable, pulling away from nine rivals at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on dirt to win by two lengths. He also has won on Monterrico turf. La Gran Sole, an Argentine-bred filly racing for El Quinton Lobos, scored by 2½ lengths against six rivals going 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on wet dirt. Always Freud, an Argentine-bred owned by Los Durmientes Stable, broke his maiden against 11 rivals going 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) on dirt. Storm Accomplice, an Argentine-bred owned by Los Tientos Stable, broke his maiden by three lengths against eight rivals going 1,400 meters on wet dirt.

Anybody have a D’Accord mare? Bred to Freud, a few D’Accord mares have produced eight winners to date, including graded winners FRANNY FREUD ($686,029), a Grade 1 winner on dirt and Grade 2 winner on all-weather, and FOURSTAR CROOK ($544,050), whose eight consecutive victories might comprise the longest current win streak in North America. Franny Freud, a six-and-seven-furlong sprinter who raced for Paul Pompa Jr., Stephen P. Yarbrough, and Winter Park Partners and possibly the only 2010 stakes winner on dirt, turf and synthetic, scored three of her seven stakes victories as a 2-year-old. Fourstar Crook, a 5-year-old mare racing for Michael Dubb and Bethlehem Stables, scored her first victories as a 3-year-old, her first stakes tallies as a 4-year-old, and has continually improved thereafter. Fourstar Crook’s victories have all been on turf (firm and yielding) at a mile to 1 1/8 miles.

Consummate Horsemen Buster and Teri Brown to Manage Sequel New York

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Becky Thomas is pleased to announce that Buster and Teri Brown will take over the helm at Sequel New York as farm managers.

“As sad as I was that departing farm manager, Brittany Belbeck and her new husband Ryan Bardin, chose to begin their lives in Kentucky, I am pleased to announce that Teri and Buster are joining our team. Brittany is an outstanding horseman and all of us at Sequel will miss her sorely.

Buster and Teri bring knowledge and experience that is second to none, not to mention that they are loved by everyone, not only in New York but in the whole Thoroughbred industry,” said Becky Thomas. “I can’t imagine finding more capable stewards for the beautiful land, first rate facilities and the top quality horses that comprise Sequel New York.”

From a cattle ranch in New Mexico, to show horses, to the foaling barn, to the breeding shed, there is very little that this dynamic duo has not seen. Working together for the last 35 years, they managed Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, New York for the last 8.  Revered by Thoroughbred Breeders particularly in New York and Kentucky, they will play a key role in promoting Sequel New York as the go-to farm in New York for top quality stock.

“We have been very lucky to be involved with great clients, breeders and friends over the years and are very happy for this opportunity to continue to share a first-class experience,” added Teri Brown. “Buster and I are especially excited about the stallion roster and the expanding sales opportunities that this move allows.”

Sequel Stallions New York is a perennial leading breeder in New York with the strongest stallion roster in the state. The Browns will manage NY’s Leading Sire FREUD who has been called the cornerstone of the NY Breeding Program as well as New York’s Leading Sophomore sire MISSION IMPAZIBLE. LAOBAN, NY’s only UNCLE MO and NY’s Leading Sales Sire of In-Foal Mares ALPHA also call Sequel New York home. Also standing at the sprawling 223-acre farm and state of the art facility are popular young sires EMCEE, FORTY TALES and STEPHANOATSEE. For more information, visit www.sequelnewyork.com.

 

Contact:

Molly Lightner

molly@sequelbloodstock.net

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WHY FREUD RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE SIRES EVER TO STAND IN NORTH AMERICA:

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Through July 4, 2017, FREUD has sired 52 stakes winners that have won 132 events identified as “stakes” – including graded races on dirt, turf, and synthetic. These 132 stakes victories have occurred at 27 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from 5½ furlongs up to 1½ miles. By surface, 64 have been on turf, 63 on dirt, and 5 on synthetic. By age, 19 have been won by 2-year-olds, 47 by 3-year-olds, 22 by 4-year-olds, 28 by 5-year-olds, 4 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, 3 by an 8-year-old, one by a 9-year-old. On NYRA’s 9 racing strips, 15 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 13 on Belmont outer turf, 12 on Belmont inner turf, 8 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 8 on Saratoga inner turf, 6 on Aqueduct inner dirt, 4 on Saratoga dirt, 4 on Saratoga outer turf, and 2 on Aqueduct turf. Freud is the only sire of stakes winners on all 9 NYRA courses. Listed below are Freud’s 52 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which the 132 stakes wins occurred.

FRANNY FREUD, filly, 2007

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010
  • Grade 2, 7 furlongs + 184 feet, Keeneland synthetic (Polytrack), 2010
  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2010
  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010
  • 6 furlongs, Woodbine synthetic (Polytrack), 2009
  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009
  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2009

 

GIANT RYAN, horse, 2006

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (muddy), 2011
  • Grade 2, 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt (good), 2011
  • 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt, 2011
  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

 

MUST GO ON (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2016
  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2015
  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2014

 

ALEX ROSSI (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014
  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014
  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2015

 

FUTURE PROSPECT, gelding, 2004

  • Grade 2, 1 1/16 miles, Turfway Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2011
  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga dirt, 2009
  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park dirt, 2009

 

ZEIDE ISAAC, colt/horse, 2005

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009
  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009
  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010
  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012
  • Group 3, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012
  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 mi.), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012
  • 1,500 meters (abt. 7½ furlongs), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010
  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2011

 

SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013

  • Grade 2, mile, Gulfstream Park dirt, 2017
  • Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016
  • 7 furlongs, Laurel Park dirt, 2016

 

LUBASH, colt/horse, 2007

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf, 2016
  • Grade 3, 1 1/8 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf (good), 2014
  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013
  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (set course record), 2015
  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2015
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2015
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2014
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010
  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2010
  • Mile, Aqueduct turf, 2010

 

HESSONITE, filly/mare, 2008

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2013
  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2011
  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2011
  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011
  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf (yielding), 2012
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012
  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2012

 

KEY DANCE (ARG), filly, 2012

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017
  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2017
  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2017
  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016
  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

 

STREET LOLO (ARG), colt 2012

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1 1/2 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016
  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

FOURSTAR CROOK, filly/mare, 2012

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Parx Racing turf, 2017
  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2017
  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf (yielding), 2016
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2016

 

MR. VEGAS, gelding, 2007

  • Grade 3, abt. 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds turf (good), 2012

 

EFFIE TRINKET, filly, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2012
  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013
  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

 

UNCLE T SEVEN, gelding, 2006

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2009
  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (sloppy), 2009
  • 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009
  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2010
  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

 

GENERAL MAXIMUS, ridgling, 2007

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010
  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010
  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

 

LIGHTS OFF ANNIE, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2009
  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (muddy), 2010
  • 6 furlongs, Pimlico dirt, 2010

 

FREUDIE ANNE, filly, 2012

  • Mile and 70 yards, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2014
  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

 

LOVELY SYN, filly, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013
  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

 

MISS NARCISSIST, filly, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013
  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2013

 

MERIWETHER JESSICA, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008
  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

 

FREUD’S NOTEBOOK, filly/mare, 2007

  • 7 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2010
  • Mile, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2013

 

QUICK LITTLE MISS, filly, 2004

  • 6½ furlongs, Fairplex Park dirt, 2006
  • 7 furlongs, Hollywood Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2006

 

DARRIN’S DILEMMA, colt, 2008

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011
  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

 

DREAMSGONEWILD, gelding, 2009

  • Abt. 5½ furlongs, Monmouth Park turf, 2015
  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2014

 

DAGNABIT, colt, 2006

  • 5½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2008
  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2008

 

THE FUNKY EXPRESS, filly, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011
  • 5½ furlongs, Delaware Park dirt, 2011

 

FLIRT FOR FAME, filly/mare, 2003

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006
  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006
  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006
  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006
  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006
  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008
  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008
  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

 

BOOM BOOM SIENA (ARG), filly, 2012

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016
  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

CLOUD CONTROL, colt, 2013 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2016

BAVARO, colt, 2014 – 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (good), 2016

DREAMBOAT ANNIE, filly, 2012 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (good), 2015

MAH JONG MADDNES, mare, 2009 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2014

SHAKEIRA, mare, 2008 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

EXTRA SEXY PSYCHIC, filly, 2005 – 6½ furlongs, Presque Isle Downs synthetic (Tapeta), 2008

PRETTY BOY FREUD, gelding, 2006 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

FOLLOW MY DREAM, mare, 2003 – 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct turf (yielding), 2008

TAMBERINO, filly, 2003 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

FREUD’S HONOR, colt, 2008 – 1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park turf (good), 2011

SENTIMENTAL LASS, filly, 2008 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

IN TE DOMINE, filly, 2007 – 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

LOGIC WAY, gelding, 2004 – 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

KARAKORUM ELEKTRA, mare, 2004 – 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2009

P J’S SUPEREGO, filly, 2010 – 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2012

SO N SO, filly, 2007 – 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2009

MIGHTY EROS, filly, 2004 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

ANGRY PATTY, filly, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2016

DREWSSASIN, colt, 2011 – Mile, Evangeline Downs turf, 2014

DR. SHANE, colt, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2015

TALK THERAPY, gelding, 2006 – 1 1/16 miles, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

SOMERS TOWN (ARG), filly, 2012 – 1,000 meters (abt. 5 furlongs), dirt, La Plata (Argentina), 2015

BE A GINNY, filly, 2006 – 1 1/8 miles, dirt, Hipodromo Camarero (Puerto Rico), 2009

Freud’s Daughters Fourstar Crook and Key Dance Dominate Gr. Races in 2 Hemispheres on Turf & Dirt

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By Rab Hagin

FOURSTAR CROOK ($544,050) and KEY DANCE romped in graded/group events on turf and dirt on July 4 at Parx Racing and on July 1 at Palermo in Argentina, respectively, as the two daughters of FREUD enhanced strings of accomplishments which are virtually unparalleled for their current racing seasons. Fourstar Crook, who races for Michael Dubb, Michael J. Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables LLC, and Gary Aisquith, extended her win streak to eight straight (surpassing champion Arrogate’s seven consecutive tallies) while capturing her graded stakes debut in Parx’s Dr. James Penny Memorial. Key Dance, an Argentine homebred racing for Santa Ines Stable and arguably the best female miler in South America on dirt or turf, scored her fifth group victory in Palermo’s Clasico Ines Victorica Roca at 1,600 meters (metric equivalent of a mile) on dirt. Both daughters won by multiple-length margins while pulling away.

Freud now has 2017 North American graded winners on dirt and turf in SHARP AZTECA ($896,740) and Fourstar Crook respectively and more 2017 graded/group winners world-wide than even his champion full brother, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, has – to go along with better than 70 percent winners from starters in North America. Freud also is New York’s leading juvenile sire of 2017 in earnings and number of winners.

The 1 1/16-mile Penny Memorial was the fourth consecutive stakes captured by Fourstar Crook, at distances ranging from a mile to 1 1/8 miles on firm and yielding turf. Confidently ridden (for the first time) in the $200,000 event by jockey Joe Bravo, she broke from the outside post among eight starters and lingered in seventh place with only five-sixteenths of a mile to run. Fourstar Crook swung extremely wide to advance through the stretch and still trailed a pair of two-turn graded turf winners entering the final furlong, but she easily inhaled that duo (despite a final sixteenth run in 5.80) to win by 2¼ lengths.

Three days earlier at Palermo in Argentina, Key Dance came off a Group 1 runner-up effort on turf as the only female facing nine males just two weeks earlier to again dominate fillies and mares, winning under wraps by three lengths in 1:34.97. Key Dance’s two most recent efforts prior to her latest tally had both been in Group 1 events as the only female against males, and both times she had placed, but in her second outing against males she had beaten the winner of her first venture into that competition. Among Key Dance’s 11 victories to date, seven have been on dirt and four on turf.

In North America, Fourstar Crook was among 17 winners sired by Freud within the 24 days of June 11 through July 4. These included allowance winners HEY BRACIOLE ($166,530) at Parx Racing on June 19, WHATSTOTALKABOUT ($108,748) at Belmont on June 22, and PRINCESS DREAM and BAMBOO STICK ($161,443) at Finger Lakes on June 17 and 27 respectively. Hey Braciole, a Pennsylvania homebred filly racing for Joseph Capriglione, scored her second allowance victory of 2017 as the favorite among eight, including four six-figure-earners, going 5½ furlongs in a $61,098 co-feature. Whatstotalkabout, a homebred colt racing for Ron Lombardi’s Mr. Amore Stable, beat eight rivals in a $64,000 allowance at six furlongs on turf, clocking 1:08.37 for his second consecutive Belmont win in 50 days. Princess Dream, Patricia L. Moseley’s Massachusetts homebred filly, beat seven rivals in a six-furlong open allowance. Bamboo Stick, who races for Kelli Norton and Frank Fiumera, beat five rivals with average earnings of more than $166K – two of them stakes-placed – in her six-furlong victory, getting her third win of 2017.

Freud’s recent winners at Belmont also include his latest six-figure-earner, the filly CATS HALO, who ran down the odds-on stakes-placed (and six-figure-earning) runner-up in a 6½-furlong main track contest on June 25 despite conceding that mare two pounds in weight. Owned by Jim and Margaret Caterbone, Cats Halo had to angle out seven-wide against her seven rivals to set up her advance from sixth place in the upper stretch. Winning at Chippewa Downs in North Dakota on June 11 was Freud’s Oklahoma-bred 4-year-old son, ID, who races for owner-trainer David Gourneau. Scoring by 6¾ lengths at five furlongs from the seventh post among eight at Finger Lakes on June 14 was odds-on SPARTAN EMPEROR, a son of Freud racing for Stephen A. Zorn’s Castle Village Farm. Beating 11 rivals as the favorite going a two-turn 7½ furlongs on Gulfstream Park turf on July 1 was Freud’s son GEAR JAMMER, who races for Blue Devil Racing Stable (Holliday). Winning her first effort on an all-weather surface (Tapeta) at Presque Isle Downs on July 2 was My Purple Haze Stables’ (Wanda Polisseni) homebred Freud filly, FREUDSALM, who beat the near even-money runner-up at 5½ furlongs one month after having scored at Finger Lakes.

Seven offspring of Freud broke their maidens during the 20-day span of June 14 through July 4, including debuting 2-year-olds MENTALITY on June 16 and THERAPIST on July 2 – both going six furlongs on Belmont’s inner turf. Mentality, owned by Lindy Farms and a full sister to Freud’s unbeaten multiple stakes-winning daughter, LOVELY SYN ($202,200) – who did not race as a 2-year-old – beat eight (from the eighth post) in a $75,000 maiden special for open juvenile fillies, leading at all calls and clocking 1:09.27. Therapist, a flashy-looking homebred colt owned by Oak Bluff Stables and the youngest (foaled May 22, 2015) among ten starters in a $62,000 maiden special, came “from out of the clouds” according to Belmont’s announcer and won “going away” by almost two lengths. Also breaking her maiden at six furlongs on Belmont’s inner turf was Teresa M. Maher’s homebred Freud filly, TIFFANYS FREUD, who clocked 1:09.14 in a gate-to-wire score against ten rivals on July 4. Another debut-winning Freud filly, David E. Ahearn’s late-foaled (May 14, 2014) 3-year-old homebred, DAVID’S ELAINE, romped by 4¼ lengths from the outside post among seven in a six-furlong Finger Lakes open maiden special on June 14. Yet another debut-winning Freud 3-year-old, Al P. Pitchko’s Alberta-bred ALBERTA OIL, scored by 2½ lengths under top weight against seven rivals in a six-furlong open maiden special at Northlands Park on June 30. Breaking her maiden in her first turf sprint was Catch Me If You Can Stables’ FREUDLAND, a Florida-bred Freud filly who beat six rivals going five furlongs on Penn National grass on June 28 – and was facing males as the only filly in that contest. Breaking her maiden by 7¼ lengths at odds-on (1-to-10) while racing a mile through rain and slop at Finger Lakes on July 1 was Manhattan Racing Stable’s semi-homebred 3-year-old Freud filly, PRIMA ESTRELLA, who was “never asked” according to the race chart.

In South America, where Freud’s offspring have earned the U.S. equivalent of more than $1.1-million during the current racing season and more than $3-million cumulatively, Freud’s recent Argentine-bred winners in addition to Key Dance include the Freud filly TARDE O TEMPRANO at Palermo on June 25. Campaigned under the purple and yellow silks of Mingo Y La Maruca Stable, Tarde O Temprano (“Sooner or Later” in English) scored her third 1,000-meter (about five furlongs) dirt victory in six starts and her second consecutive tally in four weeks, beating 13 rivals and breaking 55 seconds (54.76). Five days later (June 30) at San Isidro in Argentina, Freud’s Argentine-bred MUCHA CHANCE (“A Lot of Chance” in English) tried turf and 1,600 meters for the first time and broke his maiden by a length for DAP Stable. Mucha Chance had placed in his four previous outings at 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on dirt.

The second North American Grade 2 winner in about 13 months produced from a Freud mare emerged on June 17 when a 3-year-old daughter of Freud’s stakes-winning MIGHTY EROS captured Santa Anita’s $201,035 Summertime Oaks at 1 1/16 miles. That filly is the third multiple winner from three offspring of racing age produced out of Mighty Eros, who broke the New York Stallion Stakes Park Avenue stakes record by 1.35 seconds while winning that event by 6½ lengths for Hedgewick Stable in 2007.