Competitive Edge

Client Success: Competitive Edge Filly Wires Laurel Maidens

PAGO QUERIDO (f, 3, Competitive Edge–Lefreakcestchic, by Bellamy Road) PAGO QUERIDO (f, 3, Competitive Edge–Lefreakcestchic, by Bellamy Road) became the newest winner for Competitive Edge on Thursday with a Maiden Special Weight victory at Laurel. Dispatched at 10-1 in the cut back to seven furlongs, the dark bay filly broke strong, quickly took the lead […]

goldencents

OPTIMAL Mating Purchase: Goldencents – Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal

KEESEP20 – Hip 1255 – Goldencents / Appealing Cat, by Successful Appeal Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Wayne Sanders & Larry Hirsch, purchased this Goldencents colt at the 2020 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the consignment of Eaton Sales for $110,000. He was bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC. The colt’s dam, Appealing […]

candy ride

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Candy Ride Colt May Be Aptly Named

Therideofalifetime (c, 2, Candy Ride (ARG) – Cosmic Evolution, by Proud Citizen) THERIDEOFALIFETIME (c, 2, Candy Ride (Arg) – Cosmic Evolution (SW & GSP, $164,810), by Proud Citizen) looks aptly named if he again runs anywhere close to his sharp wire-to-wire maiden victory Saturday at Keeneland. Rallying to be runner-up when unveiled June 19 at […]

Tonalist's Shape

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Tonalist’s Shape Wins Hollywood Wildcat Stakes

Tonalist’s Shape Tonalist’s Shape returned back to her winning ways with a dominating 3 3/4-length win in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL. The win proved that she could successfully navigate two turns. Her other victories were one-turn races from 5 1/2 furlongs to one mile. The Kentucky-bred filly, […]

lastchanceforlove

Lastchanceforlove Never Looks Back in Debut At Fair Grounds

Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that LASTCHANCEFORLOVE (f, 3, Violence–Awe Hush, by Awesome Again), sent off at 3-1 in this unveiling, broke on top and never looked back, graduating by 2 1/2 lengths. Freedom Passage (Verrazano) was the runner-up. The winner’s dam produced a Wicked Strong filly in 2018 and a Not This Time colt […]

summer in saratoga

Summer In Saratoga Inches Clear To Win At Keeneland

Bloodstock agent Clark Shepherd reports that SUMMER IN SARATOGA (f, 3, Hard Spun–Love Theway Youare {GISW, $372,990}, by Arch), a $200,000 KEESEP yearling, made a pair of starts for Chad Brown this season, finishing fourth at Gulfstream Jan. 21 before improving by a spot at Monmouth June 8. Acquired by these connections for $165,000 out […]