Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred gelding Talking Blues returns to the races on Saturday, September 25th, in the 3rd race at Belmont.
Talking Blues, trained by Bruce Brown, won his maiden on New Year’s Day, 2010. We gave him some time off at the farm, then brought him back to Bruce’s barn this summer. Friday’s race is a seven-furlong claiming race for non-winners of two lifetime. Eibar Coa will be aboard.
Castle Village Farm claimed three-year-old Metrology (Purge-Victory Thrill by Victory Gallop) out of the 5th race at Belmont on Sunday, September 5th.
Metrology will be trained by Bruce Brown, and we’re looking for him to run well on the dirt this fall and winter. There are still shares available in this partnership — the Castle Village Farm 2010 Saratoga Claiming Partnership. Just click on “New Partnership Opportunities.”
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old colt Iguazu has returned to the race track after a five-month layoff. He arrived at trainer Bruce Brown’s barn on Sunday, September 12th, and will be pointed to the Aqueduct fall meet.
Iguazu raced once as a two-year-old, then developed some knee problems while training for his next start at Gulfstream. He’s spent the last few months at Diana McClure’s Carousel Farm in Berryville, VA.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old NY-bred gelding Bishop of Nola will try to become the first horse to win three races at this year’s Saratoga meet when he runs in Saturday’s 8th race.
Bishop of Nola won on July 29th, when we claimed him, then won again on August 14th, when we moved him up in class to a NY-bred N1X allowance. On Saturday, he’ll take another jump up, running in a NY-bred N2X allowance, at a mile and a sixteenth on the turf. John Velazquez will ride for trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old Bishop of Nola scored a huge win at Saratoga on Saturday, August 14th, running away from the field in a NY-bred allowance to win by 5 1/2 lengths.
Bishop of Nola, whom CVF claimed just two weeks earlier and who is trained for us by Bruce Brown., led all the way in the mile and a sixteenth turf race and drew off down the stretch, under urging from jockey Javier Castellano. It was the horse’s third lifetime win, and lifted his earnings to over $72,000. The win was the third of the meet for Bruce Brown, and the third of the day for Castellano. Bishop of Nola earned a very solid Beyer speed figure of 88 for the win.
Next for Bishop of Nola will be a second-level allowance at Belmont.
Two Castle Village farm horses are likely to start at the current Saratoga meet, assuming all goes well.
Our new claim, Bishop of Nola, has bounced back nicely from his last race. We’re looking at a race that’s in the new condition book for August 28th, Travers day. It’s a NY-bred N1X allowance at 1 1/16th miles on the turf.
Talkking Blues has been breezing well for Bruce Brown down at Belmont, and the plans are to ship him to Saratoga in time for an N2L sprint any time from August 27th on, depending on when the race gets used.
Good luck to both!
The Castle Village Farm 2010 Claiming Partnership claimed three-year-old Bishop of Nola from the horse’s win in Â the 9th race at Saratoga on Friday, July 30th. Â Bishop of Nola is a NY-bred gelding by Devil His Due out of a Forty Niner mare. His record after yesterday’s gritty win is 11-2-3-1 with earnings of over $70,000. We claimed him for $25,000.
Bishop of Nola will be trained by Bruce Brown, and is likely to run back at Saratoga, most likely in a NY-bred allowance later in the meet. He’s the second horse for our 2010 claiming partnership; the first, Good Law, had a win and a second for us before he was claimed away.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old gelding Talking Blues returned to the race track last week from a well-deserved vacation. Trainer Bruce Brown reports that Talking Blues is in excellent shape for a horse coming back from the farm, and that he hopes to have our horse ready to race sometime in the second half of the Saratoga meet.
Talking Blues, a gray New York-bred by Silver Music that we purchased as a yearling at Saratoga, won his maiden on New Year’s day this year. Â After one more race, he started showing some signs of tiredness; he’d been at the race track for well over a year with no time off. So we sent him out to Dave and James Rintoul’s farm on eastern Long Island, where he enjoyed some well-deserved R&R. We’re delighted to have him back in training.