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Met Mile 2018 contender Mind Your Biscuits sold to Japanese interests

Mind Your Biscuits, the all-time New York-bred leading money earner, will be sent to Japan for stud duty at the end of this year, trainer Chad Summers said Wednesday. The horse, who has banked $3,719,286 from 21 career starts, will stand at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Abira on the island of Hokkaido in Japan.

"It's one of those things," Summers said. "They showed a strong interest in him for a while. Eugenio Colombo [President, Colombo Bloodstock Agency LLC,] came to see him a few times down at Palm Meadows, and really liked him.

"We're really excited. The big thing is that he'll have a chance to go on, and he can be atop their stallion list. He has a chance to become a real nice horse, and they already have a few specific mares waiting for him. Both Mr. Yoshida and his brother who both run the farm are very excited to have a horse like him coming from the States. I know they have about 30 stallions, and Mind Your Biscuits, we think he has a really big year in front of him, and if we didn't think that we wouldn't have made the deal. I'm going to be real sad to see him go, but we still have time together."

The two-time $2 million Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner is pointed towards his third start of the year in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap, one of six Grade 1 stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day undercard on Saturday, June 9.

The 5-year-old son of Posse will return to the Belmont main track this Fridaymorning to add his third workout since returning from a few weeks of freshening at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. Last Friday, Mind Your Biscuits worked five furlongs in 1:02.55 over the training track listed as good with jockey Joel Rosario in the irons. It was the second work since his return to Belmont after he galloped a strong four furlongs in 46.98 over the main track listed as fast on May 11.

"We decided to go over to the training track," Summers said. "It was more of a maintenance breeze more than anything, maybe a little more than a two-minute lick around. He went with Joel, nice and easy. It sets us up nice this Friday. This will be his big work leading up to the race."

The multiple graded stakes winner is coming off his second Dubai victory, this time remaining at Meydan Racecourse for a week after he thrilled his fans with a determined last-to-first finish to win by a head. Mind Your Biscuits then flew to Chicago, and vanned to Maryland where he was given some time off. 

Mind Your Biscuits owns victories in the Grade 2 Amsterdam at Saratoga, Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, and Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship, and topped Funny Cide as the leading money winning New York-bred with his 2018 win in Dubai.

 

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