Client Success: Violence Mare Draws Off for Lone Star Win

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Lastchanceforlove (m, 5, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again)

LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (m, 5, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again) pressed the pace down the backstretch while racing from the two path. She made a bid coming out of the turn and gained command by the head of the stretch. The Violence mare continued drawing off from the field and blew them away under jockey Jose Alvarez for the five length win.

Sales history: $190,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP

Lifetime Record: 13-4-1-2, $113,013, Stakes-placed

Owners:  Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch

Breeder: White Fox Farm (KY)

Trainer: Bret Calhoun.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased Lastchanceforlove at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

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