Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred 2-year-old filly Underthemoonlight (Golden Missile-Yon Van Dance by Yonaguska) returned to the work tab Sunday Sept. 29 with an in-hand four-furlong breeze over the Belmont training track. Underthemoonlight, who had been getting close to her debut, was set back a few weeks by a colic scare, but recovered quickly and is now back on track for a fall debut.
Castle Village Farm’s East of Danzig was an oh-so-close second in the 1st race at Belmont on Sunday, September 29th. East of Danzig laid off the early pace, then closed down the center of the track under apprentice Manuel Franco to just miss. We’ll look to run him one more time on the turf before the end of the Belmont meet.
Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred gelding East of Danzig is entered in the 1st race at Belmont on Sunday, September 29. It’s a mile and a sixteenth on the turf, with a claiming price of $20,000. Apprentice Manuel Franco rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, East of Danzig, raced for the first time in our colors on Sunday, September 15 at Belmont, finishing 3rd in a mile and a sixteenth turf race. Under hot apprentice Manuel Franco, Alston Gunter raced well back early, then made a strong move into contention on the turn, finishing well to win a three-way photo for the show.
Castle Village Farm’s tough old claiming horse Alston Gunter finished a solid 3rd on Tuesday, September 3rd at PARX Racing near Philadelphia. Trainer Donnie White seems to have found the key to restoring Alston Gunter’s enthusiasm for racing, and we’re looking forward to a win in the near future.
The Castle Village Farm 2012 Claiming Partnership, which lost Afternoon Treat to a claim back in June at Belmont, filled that stall in Bruce Brown’s barn on August 3rd by claiming East of Danzig out of the 4th race at Saratoga for $20,000.
East of Danzig, a son of Langfuhr and grandson of Danzig, is a five-year-old NY-bred gelding, out of the German-based family of Raffinierte, the dam of the good New York-bred race horse and sire Raffie’s Majesty.
East of Danzig, sent off at 9-1, finished a fast-closing 3rd in the August 3 race. He’ll be pointed to another turf start at Saratoga before the end of this year’s meet.
Castle Village Farm’s new 2013 Two-Year-Old Partnership has privately purchased Underthemoonlight, a NY-bred filly by Golden Missile out of the Yonaguska mare Yon Van Dance. Underthemoonlight arrived at trainer Bruce Brown’s barn on June 12th and will be readied for a late summer or fall debut.
Castle Village Farm’s 5-year-old NJ-bred gelding Afternoon Treat is entered in the 1st race at Monmouth on Father’s Day, Sunday June 16th. It’s a $10,000 claiming sprint with a purse, enhanced by the NJ-bred bonus, of $29,400. Manuel Franco rides for trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s six-year-old Afternoon Treat is entered main-track-only in the 1st race at Belmont on Saturday, May 25. The race is a turf sprint at 6 furlongs with a claiming price of $25,000 and a purse of $40,000.
Castle Village Farm’s 6-year-old gelding Alston Gunter is entered in the 3rd race at Belmont, Friday May 24th. Luis Saez has the mount for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.