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.
Castle Village Farm’s newest partnership, the 2011 Saratoga Claiming Partnership, claimed its first horse today, taking Steve Asmussen’s Expecting Cash out of the 8th Race at Belmont for $35,000. Expecting Cash is a three-year-old chestnut colt by Littleexpectations out of the Wild Again mare Chenoa. Including today’s race, he has a lifetime record of 3-2-5 from 14 starts, with earnings of $131,368. He’ll be trained by regular CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Shares in this partnership are still available. Please see the Become a Partner page.
Castle Village Farm’s five-year-old Rigby won a thriller in Belmont’s 8th race on October 13th, moving to the outside with less than 100 yards left and sweeping by the leaders to win by a widening length. Super ride by Javier Castellano, and great work by trainer Bruce Brown getting Rigby ready off a six-month layoff.
Rigby was claimed out of the race by trainer Jeff Odintz for the same price, $25,000, that we had paid for him last winter. In three starts for Castle Village farm, he had two wins and a third.
Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old colt Rigby returns to the races on Thursday, October 6th, off a six-month layoff. Rigby’s last race was a winning one, on March 25th. We’re hoping he’ll pick up right where he left off. It’s the 8th race, post time 4:43 pm EDT
Hero Figure, Castle Village Farm’s newest horse, is entered in the 8th race at Belmont on Thursday, September 15th. Hero Figure, a son of Fusaichi Pegasus, will make his turf debut in a $35,000 claiming race. We claimed him for $17,500 in August at Saratoga. Rajiv Maragh will ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s Bishop of Nola ran a solid third in today’s 5th race at Belmont, and was claimed away by trainer Rudy Rodriguez. CVF claimed Bishop of Nola last summer at Saratoga. In eight starts for us since then, he had two wins at the allowance level, a second and three thirds, with earnings of over $80,000
Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old gelding Bishop of Nola tries foir his second victory of the year in Sunday’s 5th race at Belmont, September 11. The race is a New York-bred N2X allowance/optional claimer at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. Bishop of Nola, who won at this level at Belmont on June 25th, will be entered for the $25,000 claiming price. Alex Solis will ride for trainer Bruce Brown. The Daily Racing Form morning line makes Bishop of Nola the third choice, at 5-1.