Big week for Brittany-sired 2-year-olds
Jul 12th, 09
The Brittany stallions Artiscape (NY) and Four Starzzz Shark (PA) checked in with no less than six 2-year-old stakes winners last week, signaling good things to come from the 2009 freshman crops of these successful sires.
Artiscapeís first New York-eligible 2-year-olds race this year, and in the first leg of the New York Sire Stakes for freshmen he had a trio of winners. His colts Double Dakota p,2,1:59.1h and Holiday Spot p,2,1:59.3h won divisions of the $151,000 NYSS at Monticello on July 9. Double Dakota, making his first career start a winning one, is owned by Burke Racing, Lawrence Karr, Phillip Collura and Frank Baldachino and trained by Ronnie Burke. Holiday Spot, now two for two after a win the previous week in the Landmark at Goshen, is owned by Kenneth Jacobs and trained by Linda Toscano.
The Artiscape filly Galimony p,2,1:59h won the fastest division of the $134,000 (div.) NYSS 2-Year-Old Filly Pace at Buffalo Raceway on July 11, making her now two for two after also capturing a Landmark Stake at Goshen to open her account. She is owned by the Stake Your Claim Stable and trained by Linda Toscano.
Two-year-old colts from the second commercial crop by Four Starzzz Shark made their presence felt in the $225,000 (div.) W. N. Reynolds Memorial Stakes at Pocono Downs. On July 11 L.A. Express Stable and Ken Tucciís highly-regarded Sharkís Legacy p,2,1:53.4 remained undefeated through three career starts as he won the fastest division in a quick 1:53.4. He is trained by Aaron Lambert.
Winning another division of the Reynolds colt pace was Elmer Fannin and George Teague Jr. Inc.ís Four Starzzz Shark colt Fancyfreeshark p,2,1:54.4f, also undefeated after scoring in the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes at The Meadows a week earlier. The colt is trained by George Teague Jr.
Winning a division of the $150,000 Reynolds Memorial for 2-year-old pacing fillies on July 8 at Pocono was the Four Starzzz Shark lass Itís De Lovely p,2,1:55.1f. She is owned by Alison Giorgianni and Jeff Gregory Inc. and trained by James Giorgianni.
Congratulations to all, and best wishes as we wind through the summer stakes season!
Brittany-bred Foreign Officer scores in NJSS
Foreign Officer p,2,1:54.1 (Western Ideal-Allamerican Coco), bred, raised, and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, opened his account with a very impressive win in his division of the $98,000 New Jersey Sire Stakes on July 9 at the Meadowlands.
The top-selling yearling pacing colt at last fallís Lexington Selected Sale, he is owned by John Fielding, Mel Hartman, John Fodera and Brittany Farms and is trained by Erv Miller.