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Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, the four-year-old New York-bred filly Victory at Last, is being pointed toward a race in the Aqueduct condition book for November 14th.  It’s a $15,000 claiming race, at a mile, for fillies and mares that have never won three races or that are three-year-olds or that haven’t won on the dirt in the past six months.  Victory at Last, with four lifetime wins, makes it under the last of those conditions.

 

Castle Village Farm claimed Victory at Last on October 12th at Belmont for $14,000. Trainer Bruce Brown has changed her shoeing and her diet and expects to have her ready for a strong performance by mid-November.

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Castle Village Farm’s newest claiming partnership, the CVF 2012 Partnership, claimed its second horse on October 12th at Belmont, for $14,000.

Victory at Last is a four-year-old New York-bred filly by Victory Gallop out of Nicoise, by Cape Town. She has four wins and 10 in-the-money finishes out of 20 lifetime starts, with earnings of $122,000. She raced most of her early career on turf, but showed marked improvement after switching to dirt this year. We’re hoping for strong showings from her on the Aqueduct inner track this winter.

 

Victory at Last is the replacement for this partnership’s first horse, Crown the Chief, who was claimed away on September 1st at Saratoga. Like Crown the Chief, Victory at Last will be trained by Bruce Brown.

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Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie won the 6th race at PARX (formerly Philadelphia Park) on Sunday, October 21, drawing away in the stretch top defeat odds-on favorite Charles Russell by more than four lengths. Congratulations to our PARX-based trainer Donnie White and jockey Stewart Elliott.

 

Tom Cat Allie was claimed out of that race, so we’ll be looking for a replacement as soon as racing resumes at PARX after Hurricane Sandy.

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Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie, hindered at the start, rallied late but could only get up to 6th in a six-furlong sprint at Saratoga on Saturday, July 28. We’ll enter him right back and stretch him out to a mile and an eighth in the 3rd at Saratoga on Thursday, Aug. 2. Ariel Smith has the ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.

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Castle Village Farm’s new 2012 Claiming Partnership got its first horse on Saturday, July 28th, when we won a 12-way shake for the 6-year-old Crown the Chief. Crown the Chief finished 2nd in the 4th race at Saratoga on Saturday and now moves to CVF trainer Bruce Brown’s barn.

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Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, 4-year-old Megalithic, is entered in the 9th race at Belmont on Friday, July 13th. The race is a $20,000 claimer at 7 furlongs on the turf, for horses that have never won three races. Javier Castellano rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.

Megalithic, who has a career record of 12-2-1-2, was claimed out of his winning effort on June 7th against $20,000 N2L foes. He steps up to the next claiming level on Friday and looks competitive.

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Racing on July 4th

Published on 03 July 2012 by in Horse Racing Partnerships News

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Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie runs in the 8th race at Belmont on Wednesday, July 4th. Javier Castellano rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown

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One day after Classic R and B was claimed away, Castle Village Farm filled the empty stall by claiming four-year-old NY-bred Megalithic out of Thursday’s 5th race at Belmont. Megalithic, who won today’s race, is a turf specialist by A.P. Warrior. We’ll be aiming him at the Saratoga meet.

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Castle Village Farm’s Classic and B an another courageous race, finishing 3rd in Belmont’s 8th on June 6th. He was claimed back by his prior trainer, Gary Gullo, for $25,000. We had claimed him from Gullo for $20,000 less than two months ago.

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Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, three-year-old Classic R and B, ran a solid 3rd in Belmont’s 9th race on Friday, May 18th. Stepping up in class off the claim, and sent off by the public as a 39-1 longshot, Classic R and B, under David Cohen, tracked the early leaders in the mile and a sixteenth turf event, made an inside move off the far turn to briefly gain the lead, then was caught in the homestretch, missing the win by less than two lengths. He earned his highest lifetime Beyer speed figure in the race.

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