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...
Saratoga Has Soul
RSS Feeds Saturday, August 07, 2010
Perfect Soul (Ire) sired his second Saratoga stakes performer in 11 days, when Perfect Shower ran a close second in the John’s Call Stakes at the Spa on Friday.
 
Charles Fipke’s homebred Classic winner was perfectly at home over the historic course, biding his time patiently under Johnny Velazquez, before commencing his rally on the far turn. Perfect Shower was forced wide and caught in heavy traffic, yet battled willingly through the final furlongs to just miss the win by a length, while giving the winner 2 lbs.
 
From the first crop by his sire, Perfect Shower is now a stakes performer in two countries, and has career earnings of nearly $400,000. He follows closely the Saratoga Graded stakes victory by Perfect Shirl in the July 28 Lake George S. (G2) over the same course.
 
Perfect Soul has now sired eight stakes horses and over $2.8 million in earnings from his first two crops. He is the leading sire by Sadler’s Wells at stud in Kentucky. He stood the 2010 Season at Darby Dan for $15,000, live foal.