Wrecking Crew is the first winner for Darby Dan Farm’s Sky Kingdom

Wrecking Crew strolls to victory in his July 27 debut at Del Mar - Benoit photo

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Wrecking Crew made his career debut a winning one at Del Mar on Saturday with a facile victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight, becoming the first winner for his sire, Sky Kingdom.

An $875,000 graduate from the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Park sale in March where he was sold by Wavertree Stables, Wrecking Crew had been working swiftly in the mornings in Southern California for trainer Peter Miller in preparation for his initial start, including a brisk :59 3/5 workout for five-eighths on July 18.  Miller indicated after the race that the Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar Aug. 10 is a possibility for Wrecking Crew’s next start ahead of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) on Sept. 2.

Bred in Kentucky by Westrock Stables, the dark bay or brown colt is produced from the Yes It’s True mare Truelladeville.

On the racetrack, Sky Kingdom was a multiple Graded stakes winner at Santa Anita, Grade 1-placed at Hollywood Park and a stakes-winning track record-holder at Los Alamitos during his racing career for trainer Bob Baffert. He is out of the Kingmambo mare Sky Beam, a full sister to Grade 1-placed stakes winner Mambo in Seattle. Sky Kingdom’s third dam is former Broodmare of the Year and blue hen mare Weekend Surprise, the dam of A.P. Indy and Summer Squall.

For more information about Sky Kingdom, contact Ryan Norton at (859) 254-0424 or visit DarbyDan.com.