Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, three-year-old Classic R and B, ran a solid 3rd in Belmont’s 9th race on Friday, May 18th. Stepping up in class off the claim, and sent off by the public as a 39-1 longshot, Classic R and B, under David Cohen, tracked the early leaders in the mile and a sixteenth turf event, made an inside move off the far turn to briefly gain the lead, then was caught in the homestretch, missing the win by less than two lengths. He earned his highest lifetime Beyer speed figure in the race.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, three-year-old Classic R and B, makes his first start in our colors in the 9th race at Belmont on Friday, May 18th. Post time is 5:0 pm.
The race is a mile and a sixteenth on the turf for horses that have never won three races, with a claiming tag of $25,000. David Cohen will ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s new claim, Tom Cat Allie, is entered main-track-only in the 6th race at Belmont on Thursday, May 10. The race is an N1X allowance/optional $35,000 claimer at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, with a purse of $77,000. Tom Cat Allie is entered for the claim price. With rain today at Belmont and more forecast for tonight, there’s a good chance he’ll get to run. Rosie Napravnik, fresh off her win in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, has the mount for Castle Village Farm trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s 2011 Saratoga Claiminmg Patnership claimed three-year-old Classic R and B from the 5th race at Belmont Saturday, April 2th. Classic R and B, a son of turf star Sky Classic, replaces Expecting Cash, who was claimed away at Aqueduct on February 1st this year.
Look for Classic R and B to be racing soon at Belmont, probably going a mile or more on the turf.
After losing out on five “shakes” in a row, Castle Village Farm’s 2010-11 Fall-Winter Claiming Partnership finally succeeded on March 29, claiming 4-year-old gelding Tom Cat Allie out of the 5th race at Aqueduct. Tom Cat Allie, who finished a fast-closing 3rd in that race, is a Kentucky-bred son of Albert the Great out of the Fly So Free mare Sunbeam Music. With his 3rd-place finish today, his lifetime record is three wins, two seconds and four thirds from 13 starts.
Tom Cat Allie will take up residence in CVF trainer Bruce Brown’s barn at Belmont. We expect to see him stretching out to a mile or more under Bruce’s tutelage.
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.