Things continue to heat up for Danzing Candy as Giver Not a Taker runs downs a determined frontrunner to win the 125k I’m Smokin Stakes in his 2nd start today at Del Mar to become his sire’s first stakes winner while running the 6 furlng in a quick 1:09 3/5 for owner/breeders J. Kirk & Judy Robison, trainer Peter Miller and jockey Jose Valdivia. Watch race HERE.
This completes the hot streak that started for Danzing Candy on August 14. Since that date he has had 5 Maiden Special Race winners including 3 at Del Mar; Giver Not a Taker on 8/14, Leya’s Candy on 8/28 and Mystic Flyer on 9/4. Visit the Danzing Candy stallion page for more details.
The first Northern American crop of Sir Prancealot (IRE) continues to make some noise as he tops his second consecutive West Coast yearling sale.
At the WTBOA Summer Yearling sale held on August 23rd at Emerald Downs, a colt out of Impeached (Hip 80, pictured above) sold by Griffin Place LLC, agent for breeders Mr. and Mrs. William T. Griffin, topped the sale when sold to PT Syndicate #1 for $80,000. This sale is the second highest priced yearling in the last 11 years sold at this sale.
There are 29 Sir Prancealot yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Sale in Pomona next month on September 27. Will Sir Prancealot complete the West Coast Triple Crown of yearling sales toppers? Be there to find out.
The yearling sales are upon us and, as expected, the first Northern American crop of Sir Prancealot (IRE) is making some noise.
At the CTBA Northern California Yearling sale yesterday, a colt out of Root Beer Rag (Hip 58, pictured above) sold by Checkmate Thoroughbreds, as agent for breeder Jeff Ganje, topped the sale when sold to Robert Jones for $50,000. A filly out of Frankly J’ray (Hip 9, pictured below) bred and sold by Checkmate Thoroughbreds brought the 3rd highest price when sold to Harris Farms for $40,000.
Expect more of the same at the WTBOA Sale August 23 at Emerald Downs in Washington and the Fasig-Tipton sale in Pomona next month on September 27.
Photos courtesy of Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC.