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.
Castle Village Farm’s newest horse, four-year-old NY-bred gelding Token Sacrifice, makes his debut in our colors on Thursday, December 29, in trhe 4th race at Aqueduct. It’s a $25,000 non-winners-of-two claimer at six furlongs. Jockey David Cohen has the mount for CVF trainer BRuce Brown.
We claimed Token Sacrifice for $15,000 on December 14th, when he ran a close second. He ‘s owned by the CVF 2010-11 Fall-Winter Claiming Partnership, and replaces that groups original horse, Rigby, who had two wins and a third-place finish in his three starts for CVF
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.