Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, Token Sacrifice, finished 2nd in Aqueduct’s 4th race on Thursday, missing the win by the narrowest of noses.
Moving up in class off our claim for $15,000 two weeks ago, Token Sacrifice appeared to have won in a thrilling stretch drive, but was nipped on a head bob at the wire.
Castle Village Farm’s newest horse, four-year-old NY-bred gelding Token Sacrifice, makes his debut in our colors on Thursday, December 29, in trhe 4th race at Aqueduct. It’s a $25,000 non-winners-of-two claimer at six furlongs. Jockey David Cohen has the mount for CVF trainer BRuce Brown.
We claimed Token Sacrifice for $15,000 on December 14th, when he ran a close second. He ‘s owned by the CVF 2010-11 Fall-Winter Claiming Partnership, and replaces that groups original horse, Rigby, who had two wins and a third-place finish in his three starts for CVF
Castle Village Farm claimed four-year-old Token Sacrifice, by Gold Token, out of the 7th race at Aqueduct on December 14th. Token Sacrifice finished a close second in that one, missing by a neck after a very wide trip.
Token Sacrifice is the first foal out of NY-bred stakes winner Mother’s Sacrifice. So far in 2011, he’s had eight in-the-money finishes from 10 starts.
CVF trainer Bruce Brown will likely point Token Sacrifice to NY-bred allowances on the Aqueduct inner track after the first of the year.
Castle Village Farm’s new claim, Fiscal Stimulus, ran into a buzzsaw when facing Grade 1 winner Boys at Toscanova in an Aqueduct allowance on November 11th. Â Fiscal Stimulus had a good rail trip, but wasn’t able to get to the lead after being off a step slow. After running 3rd into deep stretch, he was just passed by two closers as the horses approached the wire. Boys at Toscanova, last year’s Hopeful (G1) winner as a two-year-old, was the easy victor.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, 4-year-old Fiscal Stimulus, makes his debut in our colors in Aqueduct’s 3rd race on Friday, November 11th. It’s a tough N1X allowance/optional $35,000 claimer, headlined by last year’s two-year-old sensation Boys at Toscanove. Jose Lezcano rides Fiscal Stimulus for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old colt In Just We Trust ran a game second in the 4th race at PARX Racing (formerly Philadelphia Park) on Saturday, October 22.
After sitting just off a fast pace, In Just We Trust moved strongly to take the lead off the turn in the six-furlong race, but was caught by fast-closing Red Elephant in the shadow of the wire. It was the second in-the-money finish for In Just We Trust in four starts in our colors.
Castle Village Farm’s 2010 claiming partnership claimed the 4-year-old chestnut colt Fiscal Stimulus out of today’s 7th race at Belmont for $25,000. It’s the second claim in two days for CVF, and we’re still in the market for more.
Fiscal Stimulus, who won today’s race on a disqualification, replaces our Bishop of Nola, who was claimed away last month at Belmont. Including today’s race, Fiscal Stimulus has a record 0f 4-3-4 from 15 lifetime starts.