Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old NY-bred filly, Victory at Last, was snowed out when NYRA cancelled racing at Aqueduct on Saturday, Dec. 29th, but is entered right back in the 5th race on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1st, when she’ll be a new 5-year-old It’s a $15,000 claiming race, with a purse of $30,000, for fillies and mares that haven’t won in the past six months or have never won three races. This will be Victory at Last’s second start for CVF since we claimed her in October. Jose Ortiz rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s Victory at Last ran a non-threatening 6th in the 5th race at Aqueduct on Wednesday, November 28th. Sent off at 10-1, Victory at Last broke from post position 10 and was never able to get close to the rail, running in the four-path for most of the race and then fading in the stretch.
We’ll try again in a two-turn race when racing moves to the inner track at Aqueduct in December.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old NY-bred filly, Victoryat Last (by Victory Gallop) makes her first start in our colors in the 5th race at Aqueduct on Wednesday, November 28th.
We claimed Victory at Last out of a NY-bred allowance/optional claimer on October 12th. CVF trainer Bruce Brown took some time to put much-needed weight on her and get her a couple of stamina-building breezes. We’re looking for a strong performance under talented apprentice jockey Wilmer Garcia.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, the four-year-old NY-bred filly Victory at Last, breezed a strong five furlongs on the Belmont training track Saturday, November 10. According to trainer Bruce Brown, she came out of the breeze in good shape, and we’re looking for a race in the second half of November at Aqueduct.
Original plans to run on November 14 had to be scrapped because Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent nor’easter caused Victory at Last to miss too many days of training.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, the four-year-old New York-bred filly Victory at Last, is being pointed toward a race in the Aqueduct condition book for November 14th. Â It’s a $15,000 claiming race, at a mile, for fillies and mares that have never won three races or that are three-year-olds or that haven’t won on the dirt in the past six months. Â Victory at Last, with four lifetime wins, makes it under the last of those conditions.
Castle Village Farm claimed Victory at Last on October 12th at Belmont for $14,000. Trainer Bruce Brown has changed her shoeing and her diet and expects to have her ready for a strong performance by mid-November.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claiming partnership, the CVF 2012 Partnership, claimed its second horse on October 12th at Belmont, for $14,000.
Victory at Last is a four-year-old New York-bred filly by Victory Gallop out of Nicoise, by Cape Town. She has four wins and 10 in-the-money finishes out of 20 lifetime starts, with earnings of $122,000. She raced most of her early career on turf, but showed marked improvement after switching to dirt this year. We’re hoping for strong showings from her on the Aqueduct inner track this winter.
Victory at Last is the replacement for this partnership’s first horse, Crown the Chief, who was claimed away on September 1st at Saratoga. Like Crown the Chief, Victory at Last will be trained by Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie won the 6th race at PARX (formerly Philadelphia Park) on Sunday, October 21, drawing away in the stretch top defeat odds-on favorite Charles Russell by more than four lengths. Congratulations to our PARX-based trainer Donnie White and jockey Stewart Elliott.
Tom Cat Allie was claimed out of that race, so we’ll be looking for a replacement as soon as racing resumes at PARX after Hurricane Sandy.
Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie, hindered at the start, rallied late but could only get up to 6th in a six-furlong sprint at Saratoga on Saturday, July 28. We’ll enter him right back and stretch him out to a mile and an eighth in the 3rd at Saratoga on Thursday, Aug. 2. Ariel Smith has the ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.