Freud’s Therapist Shatters Cutler Bay Stakes Record at Gulfstream Park – Has Won Stakes at 3 Tracks

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By Rab Hagin

Oak Bluff Stables’ homebred THERAPIST ($243,725) scored his fourth victory in five starts and third stakes tally at three different tracks in Gulfstream Park’s one-mile Cutler Bay Stakes for open 3-year-olds on turf on Saturday, March 31, as the FREUD colt shattered the stakes record with a 1:33.42 clocking. The only May-foaled sophomore (foaled 5-22-15) in the $127,500 event, Therapist was the youngest among six starters, including two 2018 stakes winners on Gulfstream Park turf, and he trailed all but one of his rivals until mid-stretch. Therapist’s final individual furlong split in under 11 2/5 seconds propelled him past the favored runner-up – a graded-winning miler on Gulfstream Park turf eight weeks earlier.

It was the third consecutive ride and second win aboard Therapist for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who had wanted to be closer to the pace, but a bumpy start and the race’s tempo would not allow it: “He broke a little slow, but…he always breaks like that,” explained Ortiz. “I told the trainer (Christophe Clement, who also is Therapist’s co-breeder) the ground is…holding speed, so we have to be close. He (Therapist) wasn’t (four lengths behind the favored runner-up at the quarter pole), but we got there anyway.”

Therapist broke the previous Cutler Bay Stakes record – held by a son of Freud’s champion full brother, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, carrying five pounds less than Therapist – by 1.32 seconds. Earlier Cutler Bay winners also include a Grade 1 turf-winning millionaire. Therapist is Freud’s first stakes winner on Gulfstream Park turf, although another Freud colt, Grade 1 winner SHARP AZTECA ($2,406,740), is a Grade 2 winner on Gulfstream’s main track. Therapist is the second of Freud’s stakes winners in Florida in three weeks, following Grade 2 Tampa Bay Downs turf winner FOURSTAR CROOK ($813,166).

Therapist, a multiple stakes winner in 2017 against open 2-year-olds, is the fourth named offspring (first sired by Freud) and first juvenile winner or stakes winner produced from his two-time winning dam, Lady Renaissance, and represents the first black type within two generations of his female family. He has a yearling full sister also bred by Lynn and Richard Leahy’s Oak Bluff Stable. Therapist’s trainer and co-breeder, Clement, also had trained Lady Renaissance. At the time of Therapist’s conception, Clement had sent out Freud’s multiple graded-winning turf son, LUBASH ($1,515,139), to three stakes victories, including Belmont’s graded 1 1/16-mile Fort Marcy in a stakes record 1:38.89, which Daily Racing Form statistics indicated was North America’s fastest 1 1/16 miles in three years. Following Therapist’s record-breaking Cutler Bay tally, Clement remarked: “This was just a stepping stone for better things to come.”

Freud also was represented during late March by favored Northern Hemisphere winners on dirt, turf, and all-weather, as JOEY B scored at Will Rogers Downs on March 20 and DOT MATRIX ($209,411) and BRACKEN BELLE won on Fair Grounds grass and on Turfway Park’s Polytrack respectively on March 24. Joey B, a Kentucky-bred owned and trained by Karl Broberg, registered his third victory in a 68-day span and fourth career tally with an odds-on score against five going a two-turn mile on dirt. Dot Matrix, a New York-bred racing for Ten Strike Racing, beat seven rivals – five of them six-figure-earners, including a turf stakes winner and two multiple stakes-placed winners – in an allowance optional turf test at about 1 1/16 miles for his fifth victory. Bracken Belle, a Freud filly owned by Greenhill Racing Stables, Inc. and trained by Jeffrey Greenhill, romped by 10½ lengths at a two-turn mile and is two-for-two in 2018.

Freud is the only Northeastern stallion with two stakes winners out in 2018. His cumulative Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings of $50.8-million-plus is the highest in the history of New York breeding.

In South America, Freud during the second half of March was represented by winning sons on dirt and turf at three different distances in Chile, Argentina, and Peru. On March 16, his Argentine-bred DORYO beat ten rivals from the near outside post going 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) around a right-hand turn on dirt at Club Hipico de Santiago in Chile, beating the runner-up favorite while racing for Don Simon Stable. Doryo has won six races – three on dirt, three on turf. On March 24, Freud’s Argentine-bred DON RAPAZ, a 3-year-old homebred racing for San Benito Stable, broke his maiden going 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on turf at San Isidro near Buenos Aires, winning handily against nine rivals in his second effort under those surface and distance conditions. On March 31, Freud’s indestructible New York-bred PARSIFAL scored his 17th victory (only one win behind Lubash) at Monterrico in Peru for Marcial Stable, leading ten rivals throughout at a straightaway 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on dirt and refusing to allow any challenger to go by him. Parsifal also has won at 1,300 meters (about 6½ furlongs) on turf.

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

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Through March of 2018, FREUD has sired 59 stakes winners that have won 147 events identified as “stakes” – including graded races on dirt, turf, synthetic. These 147 stakes victories have occurred at 28 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from five furlongs to 1½ miles. By surface, 72 have been on turf, 70 on dirt, 5 on synthetic. By age, 22 have been won by 2-year-olds, 48 by 3-year-olds, 30 by 4-year-olds, 30 by 5-year-olds, 5 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, 17 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 14 on Belmont outer turf, 13 on Belmont inner turf, 9 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 8 on Saratoga inner turf, 6 on Aqueduct’s (late) 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 59 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which their 147 stakes wins occurred.

 

SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013

  • Grade 1, mile, Aqueduct dirt, 2017
  • Grade 2, mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017
  • Grade 2, mile, Gulfstream Park dirt, 2017
  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Monmouth Park dirt, 2017 (new track record)
  • Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016
  • 7 furlongs, Laurel Park dirt, 2016

 

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

 

FOURSTAR CROOK, filly/mare, 2012

  • Grade 2, 1 1/8 miles, Tampa Bay Downs turf, 2018
  • 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

 

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 1/16 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), 2017
  • 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

 

ORANGE NUGGET (ARG), filly, 2013

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters, turf (heavy), San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

 

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

 

THERAPIST, colt, 2015

  • Mile, Gulfstream Park turf, 2018
  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2017
  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2017

 

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

 

BERNING ROSE, filly, 2015 – Mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017

TEPHRA (ARG), filly, 2013 –  1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

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

CHARPENTIER (ARG), colt, 2013 – 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2018

PRINCESS DREAM, filly, 2014 – 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2017

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

Mission Impazible’s Runners Break Maidens at Oaklawn and Gulfstream Parks and Big A in Late March

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By Rab Hagin

Runners from the first two crops of MISSION IMPAZIBLE – bred in three different states – broke their maidens by open margins on dirt and turf at Oaklawn Park, Gulfstream Park, and Aqueduct during an eight-day span in late March, scoring decisively at three different distances. Mission Impazible continues to lead New York-based third-crop sires in 2018 after having ranked as the Empire State’s leading first-crop sire of 2016 and leading second-crop sire of 2017 – both by wide margins – as well as New York’s leading juvenile sire of 2017.

Beating eight rivals at six furlongs on dirt at Oaklawn Park on March 18 was CUMBER, Clark O. Brewster’s 3-year-old Oklahoma homebred son of Mission Impazible. Five days later, on March 23, another 3-year-old colt from Mission Impazible’s second crop, Kentucky-bred BIG POSSIBLE, scored by 2¼ lengths over the runner-up favorite at Gulfstream Park, clocking 56.48 for five furlongs on turf for JCA Racing Stable LLC. Two days later, on Sunday, March 25, Mission Impazible filly IMPAZIBLE CREEK romped by 9½ lengths at odds-on among seven going 6½ furlongs on Aqueduct dirt for Whisper Hill Farm LLC – despite being bumped at the start by an eventually unplaced longshot.

Mission Impazible’s February dirt winners included 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly NUCLEAR POWER, who won first-out against seven rivals, 3-year-olds and up and most of them males, by a daylight margin while racing 1,750 meters (about midway between 1 1/16 and 1 1/8 miles) at Santa Rosa in Trinidad on February 8. Owned by Shivam Maharaj, Nuclear Power had been purchased at auction as a weanling, yearling, and 2-year-old in training for increasingly higher prices at Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, and Ocala Breeders’ Sales. Another 3-year-old Mission Impazible filly, DREAMS ARE PAZIBLE, won by 2½ lengths as the odds-on topweight going 6½ furlongs on Aqueduct mud on February 23 and has scored at three different distances for owner-breeder Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, of which Steve Davidson is the primary owner.

Freud’s Fourstar Crook Wins Tampa Bay’s G2 Hillsborough; Charpentier (ARG) Is Freud’s 59th SW

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By Rab Hagin

Unleashing a sub-34-second final three-furlong rally, FOURSTAR CROOK ($813,166) overtook seven stakes-winning rivals – including three Grade 1 victors – to win the Grade 2 Hillsborough Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf on Saturday, March 10, making Tampa Bay Downs the 28th track at which offspring of FREUD have won stakes. Her impressive effort off a five-month layoff against nine turf stakes-winning fillies and mares – six of them graded winners and three of those Grade 1 victors – elevated her to the top of the North American turf distaff division.

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The following day and about 2,800 miles due south, Argentine-bred CHARPENTIER became Freud’s 59th stakes winner when he romped to a 5¼-length victory in the listed Clasico Galeno at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on dirt at Monterrico in Lima, Peru for his first tally at that distance. It was Charpentier’s second consecutive score in 15 days at Monterrico and his fifth victory overall at four different distances in Peru and Argentina, ranging from a straightaway 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) to 1,600 meters.

Fourstar Crook, winner of ten of her last 12 starts, including two graded stakes, races for Michael Dubb, Michael J. Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables LLC, and Gary Aisquith. Charpentier races for Dona Licha Stable.

Fourstar Crook’s jockey in the Hillsborough, Irad Ortiz Jr., acknowledged he had been concerned about the quality of the field his mount was facing: “She broke good, and I just stayed on the rail…had to have a good trip to beat this field. She is getting better and better…when I tipped her out, she gave me a good kick… When we got to the eighth pole (at which point Fourstar Crook was fifth, 3½ lengths behind the leading eventual runner-up), I didn’t know if we were going to get there, but…she got the job done.”

Winning trainer Chad Brown pointed out that in Fourstar Crook’s previous start prior to her customary winter layoff, a third-placing among seven in Woodbine’s Grade 1 E. P. Taylor Stakes at 1¼ miles under rain and on very soft turf on October 15, she had struggled with the footing. “She prefers firm turf (although Fourstar Crook has twice won stakes on yielding courses), so I thought that (the E. P. Taylor) was a good effort. She’s a good mare and very consistent. She ran terrific today.”

Freud’s other early March winners – both by huge margins at 6½ furlongs around two turns on dirt on Saturday evening (under lights), March 3 – include his sons CEREBRAL ($135,642) under top weight at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town and JOEY B from the outside post among ten at Delta Downs. Both were favored. Cerebral, a Maryland-bred owned by Darren Viands, scored by eight lengths – biggest winning margin on the card – for his second win in 38 days and third consecutive tally since November. Joey B, a Kentucky-bred owned and trained by Karl Broberg, romped by 10¼ lengths – biggest winning margin on Delta Downs’ card – at odds-on for his second big-margin victory against nine in 37 days.

Days prior to Charpentier’s victory, Freud’s Argentine-breds won on Buenos Aires dirt tracks: daughter CASSERUOLA at 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) at Palermo, March 5; son LOCO ROMA at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) at La Plata, March 6; son WORLD GURU at 1,200 meters at San Isidro, March 7. Casseruola, owned by Wiber Stable, won by four lengths against seven rivals in her first 2,000-meter effort. Unbeaten Loco Roma, racing for El Bochinche Stable, won by two lengths as the favorite and only second-time starter among 16 runners and looks incredibly talented. World Guru, who races for Tresiete Stable and holds Palermo’s 1,400-meter (about seven furlongs) turf course record of 1:19.57 set last October, dropped back to 1,200 meters on dirt and prevailed despite being pinched back at the start.

Freud’s latest Argentine-bred winner is the super-competitive and still-green DAHLI DEBOSS, who won by four lengths from the outside post among seven at Palermo on Monday, March 12 – her second victory in 16 days, first effort on dirt, and first venture beyond 1,200 meters in three starts. Racing for Ferre Stable, the 3-year-old filly appears to be exceptionally fast, overcoming her sometimes rank nature (which probably thwarted victory in her debut at San Isidro in January) and hesitancy to switch leads.

Three of Freud’s offspring placed in black-type races in early March: multiple stakes winner THERAPIST, third in Gulfstream Park’s graded Palm Beach, March 3; and Argentine-breds KEY DANCE, second under top weight in a Group 2 event on San Isidro turf, and FIORAVANTTI, third behind Charpentier – both on March 11. Therapist, a late-foaled (May 22, 2015) 3-year-old colt and homebred multiple open stakes winner for Oak Bluff Stable, was coming off an 18-week winter layoff as the only Palm Beach starter that had not previously raced in 2018. Unsettled at the gate after a rival in the starting stall outside him had acted up, Therapist was restrained along the rail for most of the contest, but once he got outside in mid-stretch, he was moving fastest of all. Key Dance, Santa Ines Stable’s star distaff miler (1,600 meters) coming off a 33-week layoff, was top-weighted under 132 pounds in San Isidro’s Group 2 Ricardo Ezequiel y Ezequiel M. Fernandez – a 1,600-meter event she had won in 2017 – and spotting ten pounds to a heavily-favored Group 1-winning rival. That rival was coupled with a front-running Group 2 turf-winning “rabbit” who pushed Key Dance to a 21.91 second quarter-mile (400 meters) split around the turn, after which Key Dance led to about 3/16ths of a mile from the finish. Fioravantti, who like Charpentier races for Dona Licha Stable, has won at four different distances and went into the listed Galeno off consecutive 2018 victories on dirt and turf, missing second by a hard-fought neck to register his second placed effort in a listed mile event since mid-January.

Freud is the leading New York-based sire in Northern Hemisphere 2018 progeny earnings through March 11, having already topped $1-million for 2018, with cumulative progeny earnings over $50.6-million.

1ST MARES REPORTED IN FOAL TO MSW UNION JACKSON

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First mares are reported in foal to multiple stakes winner Union Jackson at Sequel Stallions, Hudson, New York.

Hoboken Honey, a young winner by Rockport Harbor was covered for Mr. Amore Stables. One Gun, a young Malibu Moon mare out of graded stakes winner Necessary Evil was covered for Sequel Thoroughbreds. Gift Of Giving, a Regal Classic mare with 3 winners and progeny earnings of $177,113 was covered for Hidden Lake & Rapid Run Farm. Reiana, a maiden by Majestic Warrior from immediate family of Canadian Champion 2YO Filly, FANTASY LAKE, was covered for Saratoga Glen Farm.  All four mares are in foal.

“We’ve had an incredible amount of interest and support from top New York breeders for Union Jackson and we believe he is going to reward them for it,” reports Becky Thomas. “The Sequel/Stonestreet venture is putting nearly $500,000 in nice mares under him ourselves, so we are thrilled that he is proficient in his new role!”

A five-year-old son of Curlin – Hot Dixie Chick by Dixie Union, Union Jackson was bred in Kentucky by Barbara Banke’s Grace Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, campaigned by her Stonestreet Stables LLC, and trained throughout his career by Steve Asmussen.

On only his second start, Union Jackson emulated his sire and dam by earning honors as a TDN Rising Star, breaking his maiden by nine lengths over six furlongs at Keeneland. He went on to win six races by a combined margin of 26½ lengths, including an 8¼ lengths score in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup, and on his final outing a victory in the Iowa Sprint Handicap, which he took while running six furlongs in 1:08.75.

Union Jackson, the fastest son of two-time Horse of the Year, Curlin, is standing as a joint venture between Stonestreet Stables and Sequel New York for $5,000 LFSN.