Ticker
  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 1 day ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 2 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 2 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 3 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 6 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 7 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 8 days ago

Ashado's Half-Brother Wins Aqueduct Bow

Lauburu breaks maiden at Aqueduct (11-13-10).
Photo: NYRA - Adam Coglianese
Lauburu, a half-brother to dual champion Ashado, held on by a nose to graduate first out at Aqueduct on Saturday.

 

Purchased for $925,000 as a Keeneland September yearling, Lauburu stumbled slightly at the start, prompted the pace in second while racing outside of the early leader, took the lead under a drive with a furlong to travel, and out-nodded Break Up the Game at the wire.

 

Lauburu, the 9-5 favorite, was clocked at 1:24.50 for seven furlongs under jockey John Velazquez.

 

“Lauburu’s a very physically imposing horse,” said Jonathan Thomas, assistant to Todd Pletcher, who trains the 2-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song on behalf of Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, James Scatuorchio, and Derrick Smith. “He’s a horse we have high hopes for, and he has impressed us in the morning. With any young horse you don’t want them to get a lot of dirt in their face, and he was able to get a nice stalking trip. Johnny was working on him, but he’s a big horse and he’s maturing. He’s still growing a lot, in his head as well as physically.”

 

Pletcher also trained Ashado, who won the Grade 1 Spinaway as a juvenile and earned the 2004 Champion Three-Year-Old Filly title after adding Grade 1 successes in the Kentucky Oaks, Coaching Club American Oaks, and Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The following year she was named Champion Older Filly after winning the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap, Grade 1 Go For Wand Handicap, and Grade 1 Beldame.

 

Ashado – a full-sister to Sunriver, a Grade 1 winner on the turf who was third in the 2006 Belmont Stakes, and Grade 3 victor Saint Stephen – retired with a record of 12-4-3 from 21 starts and more than $3.93 million in earnings.

 


 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories