BEACON OF TRUTH (f, 3, American Pharoah–Awesome Elle, by Awesome Again)
BEACON OF TRUTH (f, 3, American Pharoah–Awesome Elle, by Awesome Again) bobbled slightly at the break but quickly recovered to track the leader. She made a bid to engage near the quarter pole and took over the lead going into the stretch. The Maryland-bred filly spurted clear under a drive in mid stretch by jockey Julian Pimental and proved best while kept to task.
The winner is the first foal out of Awesome Elle (Awesome Again), a full sister to multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Spun Sugar and Grade 1 stakes winner Daaher. Beacon of Truth has a 2YO half sister named Digital Dream (Lemon Drop Kid) and an unnamed yearling half brother by Orb. Awesome Elle was bred to Mendelssohn this year.
Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $25,773. O/B-The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) (MD); T-Michael Trombetta.
Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), mating advisor for Stuart Grant (The Elkstone Group LLC), has designed the matings for Mr. Grant for several years. Most notable horses produced include G1W Mor Spirit, G2W Lady Fog Horn and G3W Edge of Reality along with several state-bred champions.
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