Castle Village Farm’s five-year-old mare O K by Me broke her maiden in the 9th race at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday, January 18th. Ridden by Wilmer Garcia and trained by Kathleen O’Connell, O K by me took control at the 5/16ths pole and won by daylight.
Castle Village Farm’s 5-year-old NY-bred mare Lemme Rock won the 3rd race at Finger Lakes on Monday, October 17th, leading all the way and pulling away under jockey Rodolfo Ignacio in the stretch.
For Lemme Rock, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, it was her fourth won of the season. Claimed last December by CVF, she now has a record of 9-4-1-0 for 2016, with earnings of $49,359. Lifetime, she’s 38-9-14-3, with total earnings of $183,729.
Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old NY-bred filly o K By Me finished 3rd in a maiden race on the turf at Saratoga on September 2nd. It was her first in-the-money finish and a big step forward for the filly, who seems to have found her preferred running style, taking the lead on the turf.
Castle Village Farm’s 5YO mare Lemme Rock earned her third win of 2016 when she dead-heated for the win in the 3rd race at Finger Lakes on August 3rd. She’s now three for seven in 2016.
We’re forming a new 2016 partnership to purchase a two-year-old colt by Broken Vow out of the stakes-placed mare Mystery Itself, by Pulpit. The second dam is multiple Grade 1 winner You’d Be Surprised. The colt is in training in Virginia and is expected to come to the race track early in the fall.
Castle Village Farm’s Lemme Rock won for the second time this year, taking a 6-furlong allowance at Finger Lakes on July 11th. Lemme Rock tracked the early pace from the rail, launched a bid at the 1/8th pole and blew by the leader, Bella the Bandit, just before the finish line, winning by half a length. So far this year Lemme Rock has two wins from six starts, with earnings of $30,464 for the year and has a lifetime record of 35-7-14-3, earning $164,834.
Castle Village Farm’s 5-year-old NY-bred mare Lemme Rock easily won a N3X allowance at Finger Lakes on Tuesday, May 10th, pulling away from the field to prevail by 4 lengths, running the 5 furlongs in a brisk 59.01. It was her first win in three starts since we claimed her at Aqueduct.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old NY-bred colt Proletariat demolished his rivals in the 7th race at Aqueduct on Saturday, February 6th, winning an N2L claiming race by seven lengths. Proletariat, who went off at 27-1, was making his first start around two turns and, with Mike Luzzi aboard, improved his lifetime record to 9-2-0-0, with total earnings of $52,488.
Castle Village Farm’s Saint Finian finished second in the 6th race at Aqueduct on Thursday, November 20th. Saint Finian was claimed out of the race by trainer Abby Adsit, so our 2012 Claiming Partnership will once again be looking for a new horse. During bios time at CVF, Saint Finian started five times, with a win, a second and a third.
Castle Village Farm’s Saint Finian won the 2nd race at Belmont on Friday, October 30th. The race was a $25,000 claimer at a mile and a sixteenth on the dirt (moved off the turf) for a purse of $47,000. Ridden expertly by apprentice Eric Cancel, Saint Finian broke alertly, settled in mid-pack up the backstretch, then took control in the last eighth of a mile to win by a length, going away.
CVF claimed Saint Finian in August at Saratoga. In four starts for us since then, he now has a win and a third.