Castle Village Farm’s new 2015 Claiming Partnership is officially underway. The partnership is looking for a horse to claim and race at the Saratoga meet this summer, and there’s still time to become a part of the fun. Just contact us for all the details.
Castle Village Farm just missed two wins the last weekend in May, when Underthemoonlight came up a neck short at Belmont on May 29th and East of Danzig closed furiously but also missed by a neck at Pimlico on May 30th.
Castle Village Farm’s three-year-old NY-bred colt Proletariat (ReadtheFootnotes-Royal Valentine by Langfuhr) made his racing debut Sunday, in the 6th race at Belmont, a NY-bred maiden special weight.
Starting from the far outside in a 12-horse field, Proletariat raced three and four wide all the way, covering two lengths more than the eventual winner, 3-5 favorite Whale Rock. Proletariat moved up well on the backstretch, swept wide around the turn, and briefly poked his head into second in the stretch, but then tired in the final sixteenth to finish 5th. All ion all, a very promising debut for our horse.
Now that Proletariat has raced, our 2014 partnership is closed. But we are still offering our 2015 partnership, which will focus on claiming horses.
Castle Village Farm’s NY-bred three-year-old Proletariat makes his racing debut on Sunday, May 17, in the 6th race at Belmont. Proletariat drew the outside 12 post for his debut, with Angel Arroyo in the saddle for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old NY-bred filly Underthemoonlight takes another crack at the NY-bred N1X condition when she runs in the 7th race at Belmont on Wednesday, May 13. Hot apprentice Angel Cruz, who piloted Moonlight to a third-place finish in this condition in April, will be aboard once again for CVF trainer Bruce Brown for the 6 1/2-furlong sprint, with a field of seven entered. Post time is 4:26 pm.
Castle Village Farm’s four-year-old NY-bred filly Underthemoonlight was a fast-closing 3rd in a NY-bred allowance at Aqueduct on Sunday, April 19th. Under jockey Angel Cruz, Underthemoonlight bided her time behind fast early fractions, then passed most of the field late, just missing second by a neck. The race was a step up in class from her second-place finish in a $25,000 claiming race in March.
Castle Village Farm’s five-year-old gelding Goodtolook made his first and only start in our colors a winning one, taking the 1st race at Aqueduct on Sunday, April 12th. With Luis Saez in the irons, Goodtolook went to the lead right out of the gate, repelling a challenge from Percussion and holding the rest of the field comfortably at bay through the stretch.
We claimed fGoodtolook for $20,000 on March 13, then moved him up to $32,000 for his win, from which he was claimed back by his previous trainer, Danny Gargan. Farewell and good luck!
Castle Village Farm claimed the five-year-old NY-bred gelding GoodtoLook (Disco Rico-Looks Too Good by Tiger Ridge) for $20,000 out of the 2nd race at Aqueduct on March 13th. Goodtolook won that race easily, at odds of 8-1, earning his best speed figure in eight months. Including that win, Goodtolook has a record of five wins, two seconds and two thirds from 23 lifetime starts, with earnings of $181,627. He can run on turf, dirt and wet tracks, and we look forward to seeing him in action over the spring and summer.
Castle Village Farm’s Underthemoonlight, a four-year-old NY-bred filly by Golden Missile, was a strong second on in the 7th race on Sunday, March 22 at Aqueduct. Underthemoonlight broke in the middle of the pack, then steadily improved her position behind the odds-on winner, Sharp Quality, and drew away from the rest of the field in the stretch. With racing returning to the main track, we’ll probably give her another shot in the NY-bred N1X allowance level.
Castle Village Farm claimed 6-year-old New York-bred gelding East of Danzig from the 5th race at Laurel on Wednesday, November 26th. East of Danzig was in our barn for three starts in 2013, with a win, a second and a third. He’ll spend the winter at Woodberry Payne’s Ingleside Training Center in Virginia, then return for the start of the turf season in New York next spring. We’r delighted to have him back!