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Castle Village Farm’s Fiscal Stimulus is entered in the 5th race at Aqueduct on Sunday, December 18. It’s an allowance/optional claimer at 6 furlongs, and Fiscal Stimulus is entered for the $50,000 claim price. Mike Luzzi has the ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.

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Castle Village Farm claimed four-year-old Token Sacrifice, by Gold Token, out of the 7th race at Aqueduct on December 14th. Token Sacrifice finished a close second in that one, missing by a neck after a very wide trip.

Token Sacrifice is the first foal out of NY-bred stakes winner Mother’s Sacrifice. So far in 2011, he’s had eight in-the-money finishes from 10 starts.

CVF trainer Bruce Brown will likely point Token Sacrifice to NY-bred allowances on the Aqueduct inner track after the first of the year.

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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.  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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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