Wednesday, May 05, 2010
It's been an unforgettable couple of weeks for C. Peter "Buzz" Beler and his Darby Dan based mare Ne Plus Ultra. In the short span of 10 days, she had two of her foals win maiden special weight races and another finish third in the the $100,000 Fort Marcy S. (G3) at Belmont Park. All three of her foals are by Malibu Moon.
On Apr. 22, Parisian Moon, went wire-to-wire in a one-mile maiden race at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old colt was making his racing debut and is bred and owned by Beler. Challenged throughout the race, Parisian Moon was very game in winning by a neck in 1:37 3/5, earning a very respectable 81 Beyer Speed Figure. The bay colt earned $24,600 and is trained by Jimmy Jerkens.
In the Fort Marcy on May 1, Brother Nick was third, beaten only 2 1/2-lengths, in the 1 1/16-mile turf event. Beler is breeder/owner of the 5-year-old chestnut horse, who was also third in the 12-furlong Pan American (G3T) this March at Gulfstream Park. Judiciously campaigned throughout his career by Jerkens, Brother Nick has made 11 starts, with a 3-0-2 record. He has earned $111,500 in his career.
One day after Brother Nick's race, Ne Plus Ultra's 3-year-old colt Deputy Max was a four-length winner in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight race at Hollywood Park. Beler bred the bay colt, and also sold him for $45,000 to her current owner Class Racing Stable at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.