Sunday, October 31, 2010
A pair of Darby Dan raised and sold
colts turned in solid performances on Oct. 30, highlighted by Jersey
Town's runner-up finish in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler H. at Belmont Park.
In the $100,000 Bold Ruler, Jersey Town
had to go three wide around the turn while moving up from the fourth
spot, and was forced even wider coming into the stretch, but still
moved into second with a furlong to go, and held on gamely to be
second to the top-class older horse Bribon (FR).
This was the fifth career stakes
placing for Jersey Town, who is 4-5-1 in 11 career starts, earning
Jersey Town, a 4-year-old colt out of
the Belong To Me mare Jersey Girl, was bred and is owned by longtime
Darby Dan client Charles Fipke, who also owns the Darby Dan stallion
Tale of Ekati.
Also on Saturday, the 2-year-old
Bluegrass Bull looks like a budding star with a dominating 4
1/4-length victory in an entry-level allowance race on the turf.
Despite breaking a step slow in the 8 1/2-furlong contest over a
course rated “good”, Bluegrass Bull was in second after four
furlongs, moved to the front just before the entering the stretch,
and drew off in the final furlong.
Bluegrass Bull, who Darby Dan sold in
the 2008 Keeneland Nov. breeding stock sale for $100,000, in now
2-for-4 lifetime and was also third in the Seacliff S. at Calder.
The dark bay/brown colt is owned by
WinStar Farm and was bred in Kentucky by the Il Paralupo Srl. Out of
the Irish mare La Gomera, Bluegrass Bull comes from the same family
as Grade 1 winners Caffe Latte and Sharp Belle.