Castle Village Farm claimed the five-year-old NY-bred gelding GoodtoLook (Disco Rico-Looks Too Good by Tiger Ridge) for $20,000 out of the 2nd race at Aqueduct on March 13th. Goodtolook won that race easily, at odds of 8-1, earning his best speed figure in eight months. Including that win, Goodtolook has a record of five wins, two seconds and two thirds from 23 lifetime starts, with earnings of $181,627. He can run on turf, dirt and wet tracks, and we look forward to seeing him in action over the spring and summer.
Castle Village Farm’s Underthemoonlight, a four-year-old NY-bred filly by Golden Missile, was a strong second on in the 7th race on Sunday, March 22 at Aqueduct. Underthemoonlight broke in the middle of the pack, then steadily improved her position behind the odds-on winner, Sharp Quality, and drew away from the rest of the field in the stretch. With racing returning to the main track, we’ll probably give her another shot in the NY-bred N1X allowance level.
Castle Village Farm claimed 6-year-old New York-bred gelding East of Danzig from the 5th race at Laurel on Wednesday, November 26th. East of Danzig was in our barn for three starts in 2013, with a win, a second and a third. He’ll spend the winter at Woodberry Payne’s Ingleside Training Center in Virginia, then return for the start of the turf season in New York next spring. We’r delighted to have him back!
Castle Village Farm has substantial commitments for its new 2015 Claiming Partnership and is looking to get started shortly after the beginning of the year. Click on “Become a Partner” for all the details.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old filly, Underthemoonlight, has returned to Bruce Brown’s barn at Belmont from an extended injury layup at Ingleside Training Center in Virginia. Underthemoonlight, who won her maiden as a two-year-old at Aqueduct, will be pointed for a 2015 campaign on the Aqueduct inner track.
Castle Village Farm’s 2012 Claiming Partnership continued in the claiming game when our newest horse, Okey Dokey Smokey, was claimed on November 20th at Aqueduct. Okey Dokey Smokey, whom we claimed for $16,000 in October, was making his first start in our colors, in a $20,000 NY-bred claimer. Although he ran the fastest race of his career, he finished out of the money. So we’re once again looking for a new claiming horse to carry our colors.
Castle Village Farm’s successful 2012 Claiming Partnership added its newest horse on Saturday, October 11, when we claimed Okey Dokey Smokey out of a winning effort in the 3rd race at Belmont.
Okey Dokey Smokey is a three-year-old NY-bred colt by Smoke Glacken, out of the family of stakes winner Notacatbutallama. Including his win in the race we claimed him from, he has a record of 2-0-1 from three lifetime starts, with earnings to date of $47,500. CVF trainer Bruce Brown will be pointing him for NY-bred sprints at Aqueduct.
Castle Village Farm’s Storm Pursuit, who won his last start at Saratoga,. returned to the track in Friday’s second race at Belmont on September 26th, and finished second in a $25,000 claiming sprint.
Storm Pursuit, as is his wont, took a clear early lead, then was passed at the sixteenth by the eventual winner, Non Stop, but held off the rest of the field for the place.
He was claimed out of the race by Mike Miceli. It was a popular race at the claim box, with five of the seven horses entered finding new homes.
Storm Pursuit ran three times for CVF, with a win and a second and earnings of $39,980. We’ll start looking for his replacement in our 2012 claiming partnership right away.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claiming horse, Sound Pursuit, won the 8th race at Saratoga on Thursday, August 14th. Sound Pursuit, ridden by the Spa’s leading jockey, Javier Castellano, took over the lead early in the race and then held off several challengers to win in a photo.
Castle Village Farm claimed 6-year-old chestnut gelding Storm Pursuit out of the 10th race at Belmont on July 4th. Storm pursuit, who won the race, for his 5th victory in 15 lifetime starts, is by Stormy Atlantic out of the stakes-winning mare Masada. He’ll be pointed to turf sprints at the Saratoga meet.