Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that SPANISH KINGDOM (g, 3, Animal Kingdom–Ms. Vizcaya, by Successful Appeal) broke awkwardly and was off slow while spotting the leaders several lengths. He was keen under restraint while three wide on the first turn then reserved off the pace. The gelding moved closer while three to four wide under urging on the far turn. He drifted in while gaining at the pace at the three sixteenth pole, took the lead just inside the furlong marker and held on under strong urging. Sales history: $16,000 Ylg ’18 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: 5-1-1-0, $42,680. Owners-Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch; Breeders-Burden Creek LLC, Springland Farm & Godolphin (KY); Trainer-Joe Sharp.
Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased Spanish Kingdom at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale from the consignment of St. George Sales. The Animal Kingdom gelding was identified as an OPTIMAL Mating Selection.
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