Freud’s Surge of September Winners on Both Sides of Equator Highlighted by Black-Type SW in Peru

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freudbannernewsDona 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.

Mission Impazible’s 1st Crop Has 2YO $60K Belmont MSW Winners on Dirt and Turf Sept. 9-10

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ibreedmissionA colt and filly from the first crop of MISSION IMPAZIBLE won $60,000 juvenile maiden special contests on dirt and turf at Belmont on Friday-Saturday, September 9-10, as odds-on MISSION COMMAND and favored PAZ THE BOURBON recorded the fourth and fifth victories by offspring of their sire. Also on September 10 at Finger Lakes, ETHAN HUNT registered his second career stakes-placing in the $120,950 Aspirant Stakes for nine 2-year-olds, closing fastest of all to record the fifth top-three black-type stakes finish in 2016 for a member of Mission Impazible’s first crop. All three races were at six furlongs, although all three of these juveniles performed like they were ready to go longer.

Mission Command, campaigned by the Peachtree Stable of John P. Fort, who had purchased the colt for $90,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s 2015 Saratoga sale of preferred New York-bred yearlings, was ridden confidently by his jockey despite running four-wide most of the way and shying in the stretch. Foaled on May 15, 2014 and the youngest (only May foal) among six starters, the gray/roan colt stalked the ambitious pace (22.88, 46.04) set by another Mission Impazible colt (making his first start and apparently “short” for the effort) before taking command. His winning time was 1:10.20. Third and then second in his previous two outings, Mission Command is the third offspring and third starter produced from his three-time winning dam, but is his dam’s first produce of Mission Impazible and first winner.

Paz the Bourbon, a $150,000 purchase at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March sale of 2-year-olds campaigned by Bourbon Lane Stable, closed from ninth among 11, overcoming a bumpy break and a wide trip to win her turf debut by a length and a half in a stakes-caliber 1:09.87. Stakes-placed on Belmont’s main track in her second career start in July, Paz the Bourbon (foaled April 30, 2014) was the youngest among the first seven finishers in her winning effort. The chestnut filly had placed second twice and third once in her three previous outings at Belmont and Saratoga.

Ethan Hunt, a $155,000 purchase at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s 2015 July yearling sale (his full brother sold for $185,000 at the 2016 sale) campaigned by the Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC of Randy Gullatt, was forced wide in the upper stretch of the Aspirant but rallied in the final furlong. He is among three 2016 stakes juveniles from Mission Impazible’s first crop.

Mission Impazible is the leading New York-based juvenile sire of 2016 and is ranked seventh among all North American first-crop sires despite having the fewest registered 2-year-olds (49) among all the 15 leading first-crop sires (the other 14 stand in Kentucky) currently based in North America. Although a graded-placed winner in two one-turn outings as a 2-year-old, Mission Impazible became a multiple graded winner of $1,284,949 by successfully campaigning at two turns and beyond a mile as a 3-year-old and older horse.

Five colts from Mission Impazible’s second crop have been cataloged for the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale: Hip Nos. 2853 and 2947, scheduled for sale Wednesday, September 21; Hip No. 3761, scheduled for sale Friday, September 23; and Hip Nos. 4203 and 4237, scheduled for sale Sunday, September 25.

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

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Through September 11, 2016, FREUD has sired 51 stakes winners that have won 119 events identified as “stakes” – including graded races on dirt, turf, and synthetic. These 119 stakes victories have occurred at 23 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from 5½ furlongs up to 1½ miles. By surface, 58 have been on dirt, 56 on turf, and 5 on synthetic. By age, 18 have been won by 2-year-olds, 46 by 3-year-olds, 15 by 4-year-olds, 25 by 5-year-olds, 4 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, and 3 by an 8-year-old. On NYRA’s 9 racing strips, 15 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 12 on Belmont outer turf, 11 on Belmont inner turf, 8 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 8 on Saratoga inner turf, 5 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 51 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which those 119 stakes wins occurred.

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 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

 

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

 

LUBASH, colt/horse, 2007 –                 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 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

 

MUST GO ON (ARG), colt, 2011- 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

 

SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013 –                 Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016

 

MR. VEGAS, gelding, 2007 – Grade 3, abt. 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds turf (good), 2012

STREET LOLO (ARG), colt 2012 –    Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

KEY DANCE (ARG), filly, 2012 –            Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

 

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

 

FOURSTAR CROOK, filly, 2012 –           1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf (yielding), 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BOOM BOOM SIENA, filly, 2012           2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

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

 

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

Desert Party’s Surge of 5 August Allowance Winners Boost His 2016 Progeny Earnings Over $1-Million

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New York’s latest 2016 millionaire sire and sire of earners of more than $3-million in cumulative Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings is Grade 2 winner DESERT PARTY, whose first two crops have produced six summer allowance winners  – five in August – including recent 3-year-old Saratoga open allowance winner SAHARAN ($113,350). A Kentucky homebred filly campaigned by Paul W. Tackett and Philip Tackett, Saharan overcame a bump at the break to rally three-, four-, and five-wide in an $85,000 contest for fillies and mares going six furlongs on Sunday, August 28, winning by two lengths in 1:09.64. She was the youngest among six starters. The runner-up, who led a furlong out, was a stakes-placed six-figure-earner. Saharan also owns a 5½-length win in Belmont mud in a $90,000 open maiden special.

Winning the Wednesday evening feature allowance for fillies and mares going 4½ furlongs at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town on June 29 was Desert Party’s 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred, SCARLET EMERALD, who beat the near even-money runner-up – a multiple stakes-winning six-figure-earner – by three lengths. Also overcoming a bump at the break, Scarlet Emerald set all the fractions, starting with an opening quarter-mile in 21.40, while defeating six rivals for owner David J. Lanzman Racing Stable, Inc.

Just over a month later, Desert Party’s 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter, ARABIAN QUEEN ($117,265), won Canterbury Park’s Saturday evening (August 6) co-feature allowance for fillies and mares going about 1 1/16 miles on “good” turf for owner-trainer Justin Johns. It was Arabian Queen’s first wet turf victory and followed her Arlington Park turf tally by 22 days. She also has three wins at Fair Grounds.

Winning Penn National’s Wednesday evening (August 10) allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up going a mile and 70 yards was Desert Party’s 3-year-old Pennsylvania-bred, INFINITE FIESTA, who beat the runner-up favorite by two lengths plus five other rivals while racing for Morris E. Kernan Jr. and M-Z Racing Partnership. Six days later (August 16) in Pennsylvania but about 270 miles northwest, Wood Simpson’s Kentucky semi-homebred Desert Party filly, TWIRLING TAFFY, won Presque Isle Downs’ Tuesday evening allowance co-feature for fillies and mares going six furlongs on Tapeta, advancing from last among seven. On August 18, owner-trainer Charlton Baker’s New York-bred Desert Party filly, PARTYTIME CHILL, romped in Finger Lakes’ Thursday allowance co-feature for fillies and mares going 5½ furlongs, beating the odds-on runner-up by 4¼ lengths for her fourth multiple-margin victory.

Desert Party’s other summer winners: Rosebud Stable’s WILD STREET GIRL, Parx Racing, July 24; Germania Farms, Inc.’s homebred SABBIADORO, Laurel Park, August 7; El Du-ra-ko Racing’s Kentucky-bred VALID DESERT, Camarero (Puerto Rico), August 14; COHASSET and MOONLIGHT PARTY, for Commonwealth Stable on dirt and for Robert D. Bone on turf, respectively, Delaware Park, August 25; stakes winner PARTY POOPER, Matt M. Hughes’ colt who beat the favored four-time stakes-winning runner-up and earner of $241,214 despite giving that weight to that rival, Emerald Downs, August 27.

Desert Party’s summer maiden-breakers: Thomas J. Dougherty’s Colorado homebred 3-year-old filly, PARTY TIL SUNRISE, Arapahoe Park, June 25; Mark DeDomenico LLC and North American Thoroughbred Racing, Inc.’s OASIS WELLS, Hastings, July 16; Bing Cherry Racing’s INVISIBLE CROWN, Laurel, August 6.

Fabulous Freud Filly Fourstar Crook Scores 5th Consecutive Win in Spa’s Yaddo S. – Is Freud’s 51st SW

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freudnumberoneagainFavored in her stakes debut and first outing on yielding turf, FOURSTAR CROOK ($274,050) captured Saratoga’ s $150,000 Yaddo Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Friday, August 26 for her fifth consecutive victory, becoming the 51st stakes winner sired by FREUD and his seventh new stakes winner since May 7. The 4-year-old filly broke from the outside post among 10 fillies and mares and had to swing five-wide to reach mid-stretch as one of three contenders, but gained command in the final furlong and held off all late challengers. Placing second was a 5-year-old multiple graded winner of more than $500K to whom Fourstar Crook was conceding weight, and finishing third was a multiple stakes winner and the 2015 Yaddo victor. Seven of Fourstar Crook’s rivals already were stakes winners; one was also Grade 2-placed.

Trainer Chad Brown, who conditions Fourstar Crook for owners Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC, and Gary Aisquith, explained the schedule for the lightly-raced filly, who had placed second on Aqueduct turf as a 2-year-old and had broken her maiden at Belmont in her fourth career start last October. “Mike Dubb and his partners were so patient; they came up with a plan. She’s come back bigger and stronger. The opportunity came up to wheel her back (off a 2¾-length open allowance victory at Saratoga 19 days earlier in an eye-opening 1:39.72 for 1 1/16 miles on turf) on a short rest. Now I’ll give her more time. She’s clearly a good one; she deserves it.”

For winning jockey Javier Castellano, Fourstar Crook gave an excellent first impression: “It was the first time I rode her, and I felt great. She’s a very straightforward filly. Everything she does is nice and easy. When I asked her, she took off. I’m very happy with the way she did it today.”

Michael Dubb had purchased Fourstar Crook at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s May 2014 sale of 2-year-olds for $110,000, which was double the price that the bay filly – out of an unplaced mare and with no first dam black-type – had fetched at Fasig-Tipton’s 2013 New York-bred preferred yearling sale. Fourstar Crook is the eighth of nine named offspring – and the first sired by Freud – produced from a mare that was unplaced in seven starts. She has four winning half-siblings, but none have won or placed in stakes.

The following day (August 27), leading New York sire Freud was represented by his 27th North American repeat winner of 2016 and his 73rd North American winner of 2016 when FREUD’S VALE ($197,628) and JOHN’S MARIAH ($116,864) won on Timonium dirt and Mountaineer Casino turf, respectively. Freud’s Vale, who races for Richard Vermillion, carried co-topweight of 124 pounds to a 3¼-length victory against eight rivals – four of them six-figure-earners and one of those stakes-placed – going about 6½ furlongs around two turns. It was his second multiple-margin win of the summer. John’s Mariah, a versatile mare campaigned by owner-trainer Carrol S. Langley, swung four-wide and “drew off” from six rivals to win by 2¼ lengths as the odds-on choice going seven furlongs around two turns of lawn in the early evening. It was her third victory on turf to add to three wins on all-weather surfaces and one victory on dirt – at distances ranging from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.