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.
After several rounds of voting, our partners have named our new two-year-old colt by Read the Footnotes out of Royal Valentine. The name that won in a run-off election, and has now been approved by the Jockey Club — Proletariat.
Castle Village farm has launched its 2014 partnership by purchasing a two-year-old New York-bred colt by Read the Footnotes out of Royal Valentine by Langfuhr. The colt, which is in training at Woodberry Payne’s Ingleside Training Center in Virginia, was bred by Sequel Bloodstock and the late Joe Aquilino. He’s likely heading for the racetrack sometime this summer. Shares are still available in our 2014 Partnership.
Castle Village Farm’s NY=bred gelding Dr Disco won the 4th race at Aqueduct on Friday, April 11th. Dr Disco, trained by Bruce Brown and ridden expertly by Mike Luzzi, tracked the early speed, took over at the head of the stretch and then held off a late charge by Jeter to prevail by a head on the wire.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old NY-bred filly Underthemoonlight (Golden Missile-Yon Van Dance by Yonaguska) finished third in a state-bred N1X allowance/optional $75,000 claimer at Aqueduct on March 28th. Under jockey Manny Franco, Underthemoonlight sat behind the two early speed horses, on a day when speed was doing very well on the rail, then fended off challenges in the stretch to preserve her in-the-money finish. Underthemoonlight now has a record of 1-1-1 from five lifetime starts, with total earnings of $56,180.
Castle Village Farm is now putting together its 2014 Claiming Partnership. The new partnership will be looking for horses to run on the NYRA circuit — Belmont, Saratoga and Aqueduct. Full details are available by clicking “Become a Partner.”