Dona Licha Stable’s Argentine-bred BOOM BOOM SIENA scored another black-type win at Monterrico in Peru on September 11, and Aliyu Ben J Stables’ homebred LUBASH ($1,427,999) registered his 17th victory in a $90,000 open Belmont allowance optional on September 17, highlighting a September surge of 19 winners sired by FREUD. Eleven of those 19 winners (through September 19) – five on turf, four on all-weather, two on dirt – have been in North America, and eight more – six on dirt and two on turf – have been in South America, where a new racing season began in July.
Boom Boom Siena, a 4-year-old filly (foaled 7-13-12) who has won five turf contests at Monterrico since December, captured the Eduardo Escribens-Estudie Su Polla at 2,000 meters (about a mile and quarter) on turf by a length and a half. As a 3-year-old in May, she had scored her first black-type victory in Monterrico’s listed Republica Argentina at 2,000 meters on turf. Lubash, an indestructible multiple graded-winning stallion for Leonard Pivnick’s Aliyu Ben J Stables, has 11 stakes tallies and a Belmont course record on his resume. His latest Belmont turf win was scored from the outside post among seven starters going 1 1/16 miles, clocking 1:40.81. Lubash also has won on dirt.
Freud’s Argentine-bred September group-placers in South America: MUST GO ON, who missed by a neck while placing second in the Group 1 Gran Premio General San Martin at 2,400 meters (about 1½ miles) on turf at Palermo in Argentina, September 3; KEY DANCE, who placed second in the Group 2 Sibila at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on wet turf at San Isidro in Argentina, September 10; STREET LOLO, who placed third in the Group 3 Asociacion de.Propietarios de Caballos de Carrera del Peru at 2,200 meters (about 1 3/8 miles) on dirt at Monterrico, September 18. Must Go On ($253,133 in U.S. equivalent earnings), a 5-year-old owned by Luis Maria Testino’s Tata Y Tigre Stable, is a multiple Group 2 winner with four Group 1-placed efforts. Key Dance, a 4-year-old homebred filly owned by Santa Ines Stable, had won a Group 3 event on Palermo dirt on August 19. Street Lolo, a 4-year-old colt in Oscar Pena’s Dona Licha Stable along with Boom Boom Siena and a Group 3 winner on Monterrico turf in June, has twice placed second in 2016 group events on dirt to a Peruvian Champion Older Male.
Stakes-placed daughters of Freud scoring in September are MAGGIESFREUDDNSLIP ($203,777) in an open allowance optional at about five furlongs on Suffolk Downs turf on September 4 for Phoenix Stable, Inc., and TURF CRAZE ($133,546) at six furlongs under Penn National lights for Romar LLC on September 16. Beating eight rivals in a Finger Lakes allowance at a mile and 70 yards on September 19 was Neal M. Allread’s versatile son of Freud, MENTAL ICEBERG ($147,666), who also has won on turf.
Winning on Presque Isle Downs’ all-weather Tapeta track in September have been the following trainer-owned offspring of Freud: M. Anthony Ferraro’s 4-year-old LITTLE BOY TOM, by 3¼ lengths going 6½ furlongs, September 4; Harris S. Dukes’ six-figure-earning 4-year-old filly, HILLARYINTHEHOUSE, at 5½ furlongs, September 5; Kimberlee Wright’s recently-acquired odds-on MADAM I’M ADAM ($130,876), by four lengths at 5½ furlongs, September 12. All three are repeat winners in 2016, making Freud the leading New York-based sire of North American repeat winners (with 33) for the current year.
North American September maiden-breakers include the following Freud offspring: MUNCHKIN MONEY at Saratoga, September 2; FLY ME at Presque Isle Downs, September 15; PYSCHO SISTER at Golden Gate Fields, September 16; DOT MATRIX at Belmont, September 17. Munchkin Money, a 3-year-old filly owned by Newport Stables LLC, was odds-on for her 3¾-length romp in a $50,000 turf contest at 1 1/16 miles, which she covered in 1:41.79. Fly Me, a homebred colt for Dennis Petrisak’s Langpap Stables and Freud’s fourth 2-year-old winner of 2016, successfully stretched out to 6½ furlongs against six rivals in an open maiden special on the all-weather Tapeta surface, turning back or holding off three different challengers. Pyscho Sister, a Washington-bred 3-year-old filly owned by Victor George Bahna Jr., led throughout against 10 rivals going a mile in an open maiden special to win her turf debut by 5½ lengths. Dot Matrix, Ten Strike Racing’s improving 3-year-old, also led throughout in his $60,000 maiden special outing at 1 1/16 miles on Belmont turf, covering his final five-sixteenths of a mile in 29.29 seconds to beat the favored runner-up son of North America’s four-time leading turf sire at equal weights.
Freud’s other Argentine-bred South American September winners include Argentine 4-year-old dirt specialists POTRI PINTON at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) at Palermo for his fourth 2016 victory on September 11 and BOLD FREUD at 1,600 meters at La Plata on September 15 for her third career tally. Potri Pinton, a quick-footed late-running sprinter campaigned by Lagrange Stable, won his latest effort going away in 1:08.66. Bold Freud, a homebred filly owned by Orilla Del Monte Stable, scored by two lengths against eight rivals for her first win at 1,600 meters.
Freud’s Argentine-bred maiden-breakers in South America in September have been MR. CONNERY on Monterrico dirt on September 3, FUGA INCREIBLE and KELEF on sloppy San Isidro dirt on September 7, BUTHAN on Monterrico dirt on September 9, and AKI MIRAME on wet San Isidro turf on September 10. Mr. Connery, a 3-year-old owned by Agustin Gabriel Stable, won his debut, a 1,000-meter (about five furlongs) straightaway sprint, by 7¼ lengths and 15 days later placed second – missing by a half-length – against eight rivals going a one-turn 1,300 meters (about 6½ furlongs) at Monterrico. Fuga Increible, a filly owned by Los Tres Turquitos Stable, beat eight rivals at 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs); four races later on the same card, Don Tancho Stable’s Kalef romped by 11 lengths from the outside post against 12 rivals in his debut at 1,200 meters. Buthan, who races for Soribel Stud, won his second start by 6½ lengths under a hand ride against 10 rivals going a straightaway 1,000 meters after having placed second at that same distance against 13 rivals in his debut. Aki Mirame, a 3-year-old filly owned by El Zonda Stable, won her second start and turf debut by four lengths against 12 rivals going 1,000 meters; in her career debut at 1,200 meters on Palermo slop, she had led early but faded following an awkward step.
For the 2016-17 Southern Hemisphere racing that began in July, Freud has been credited with 21 winners of 25 races. Freud’s cumulative Southern Hemisphere progeny earnings total over $2.1-million.
Two New York-bred Freud yearlings have been cataloged for Keeneland’s September sale: Hip No. 3351 in the Thursday, September 22 session and Hip No. 4395 in the Sunday, September 25 session. Hip No. 3351, a colt, is the first offspring from a daughter of an emerging broodmare sire whose other daughters have produced three champions plus a graded-winning millionaire. Hip No. 4395, a filly, is out of a Monmouth allowance winner whose first winner has earned more than $124,000.