Castle Village Farm’s 3-year-old NY-bred colt Proletariat won the 10th race at Saratoga on Thursday, August 27th. Under a smart ride by Luis Saez, Proletariat tracked a fast pace, moved up on the turn, and took over in the stretch, widening his margin to 3 1/2 lengths at the wire. It was our colt’s maiden win in his fifth lifetime start.
Castle Village Farm’s retirement arm, Castle Village Cares, together with owner Anthony Bonomo, have successfully rescued our former racer Bishop of Nola and arranged for his safe retirement in Florida.
We claimed Bishop of Nola from Bonomo’s Brooklyn Boyz Stable at Saratoga in 2010, and he was claimed away from us the following year. Eventually, he found his way to El Comandante race track in Puerto Rico, where he was running for $3,500 and looking very unhealthy. Together with Bonomo, we bought him from his latest owner, arranged for quarantine and shipping back to the mainland, and procured a retirement home for him in Florida’s horse country near Ocala.
Thanks to all involved.
Castle Village Farm’s seven-year-old East of Danzig returns from a brief break in the 9th race at Laurel on Saturday, August 1st. The race is a mile and an eighth on the turf, for a $7,500 claiming price. Forrest Boyce rides for our Maryland-based trainer Ferris Allen.
Castle Village Farm’s 2012 Claiming Partnership, still going strong after three years, claimed Saint Finian for $25,000 out of the second race at Saratoga on Wednesday, July 29.
Saint Finian, who replaces the claimed-away Goodtolook, is a four-year-old bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile (sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh) out of Lustful, by Yonaguska. He’s had four wins from 19 races so far, as he enters trainer Bruce Brown’s barn at Saratoga.
Castle Village Farm’s 3YO NY-bred colt Proletariat will make his second career start in the 1st race at Belmont on Thursday, June 11th. The race is a six-furlong NY-bred maiden special weight, with a field of six. Angel Arroyo, who rode Proletariat in his debut in May, will again be aboard for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s new 2015 Claiming Partnership is officially underway. The partnership is looking for a horse to claim and race at the Saratoga meet this summer, and there’s still time to become a part of the fun. Just contact us for all the details.
Castle Village Farm just missed two wins the last weekend in May, when Underthemoonlight came up a neck short at Belmont on May 29th and East of Danzig closed furiously but also missed by a neck at Pimlico on May 30th.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old NY-bred colt Proletariat (ReadtheFootnotes-Royal Valentine by Langfuhr) made his racing debut Sunday, in the 6th race at Belmont, a NY-bred maiden special weight.
Starting from the far outside in a 12-horse field, Proletariat raced three and four wide all the way, covering two lengths more than the eventual winner, 3-5 favorite Whale Rock. Proletariat moved up well on the backstretch, swept wide around the turn, and briefly poked his head into second in the stretch, but then tired in the final sixteenth to finish 5th. All ion all, a very promising debut for our horse.
Now that Proletariat has raced, our 2014 partnership is closed. But we are still offering our 2015 partnership, which will focus on claiming horses.
Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred three-year-old Proletariat makes his racing debut on Sunday, May 17, in the 6th race at Belmont. Proletariat drew the outside 12 post for his debut, with Angel Arroyo in the saddle for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old NY-bred filly Underthemoonlight takes another crack at the NY-bred N1X condition when she runs in the 7th race at Belmont on Wednesday, May 13. Hot apprentice Angel Cruz, who piloted Moonlight to a third-place finish in this condition in April, will be aboard once again for CVF trainer Bruce Brown for the 6 1/2-furlong sprint, with a field of seven entered. Post time is 4:26 pm.