Monday, May 30, 2016
Darby Dan’s freshman sire Shackleford has caught fire with his first crop of 2-year-olds, as the Classic-winning, three-time Grade 1 winner picked up his third Maiden Special Weight winner in as many days when Oxblood captured his debut Sunday in a $59,000 race at Woodbine...
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Shackin Up, a promising filly from the first crop of three-time G1 winner Shackleford, became her sire’s second winner in as many days, as the 2-year-old debutante romped to an 8 ¾-length victory in a $32,000 Maiden Special Weight race Saturday at Arlington...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Are You Kidding Me, Run Away and Hide’s Sovereign championship-winning son, became a five-time Graded stakes winner on Saturday, capturing the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2) in wire-to-wire fashion for the second straight year at Woodbine...
FIRST WINNER FOR CHAMPION PERFECT SOUL
RSS Feeds Monday, July 28, 2008

Classy Gem overcame an unsteady start, seized the lead entering the lane, and drew off to a comfortable victory on Saturday to become the first winner for Canadian champion and freshman sire Perfect Soul (Ire). 

Trained by Carl Anderson for Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Bennett, Classy Gem scored by 3¼ lengths in her career debut under Mark Anderson and completed the five-furlong maiden special weight race in 1:01 on a track rated as fast. The Kentucky-bred filly is one of two winners from as many starters out of the unraced Dehere mare Classiest Gem.

A homebred campaigned by Charles Fipke, Perfect Soul won three of eight starts in 2003, including the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (G1) and King Edward Breeders’ Cup Handicap (Can-G2) at Woodbine en route to Canada’s Sovereign Award as champion turf male. Winner of the 2004 Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (G2) at Keeneland in a turf course record time that has yet to be eclipsed, Perfect Soul finished second in the ’04 Atto Mile Stakes (Can-G1) before concluding his career with an overall record of seven wins in 21 starts and earnings of $1,527,764.