Castle Village Farm’s new 2012 Claiming Partnership got its first horse on Saturday, July 28th, when we won a 12-way shake for the 6-year-old Crown the Chief. Crown the Chief finished 2nd in the 4th race at Saratoga on Saturday and now moves to CVF trainer Bruce Brown’s barn.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, 4-year-old Megalithic, is entered in the 9th race at Belmont on Friday, July 13th. The race is a $20,000 claimer at 7 furlongs on the turf, for horses that have never won three races. Javier Castellano rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
Megalithic, who has a career record of 12-2-1-2, was claimed out of his winning effort on June 7th against $20,000 N2L foes. He steps up to the next claiming level on Friday and looks competitive.
Castle Village Farm’s Tom Cat Allie runs in the 8th race at Belmont on Wednesday, July 4th. Javier Castellano rides for CVF trainer Bruce Brown
One day after Classic R and B was claimed away, Castle Village Farm filled the empty stall by claiming four-year-old NY-bred Megalithic out of Thursday’s 5th race at Belmont. Megalithic, who won today’s race, is a turf specialist by A.P. Warrior. We’ll be aiming him at the Saratoga meet.
Castle Village Farm’s Classic and B an another courageous race, finishing 3rd in Belmont’s 8th on June 6th. He was claimed back by his prior trainer, Gary Gullo, for $25,000. We had claimed him from Gullo for $20,000 less than two months ago.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, three-year-old Classic R and B, ran a solid 3rd in Belmont’s 9th race on Friday, May 18th. Stepping up in class off the claim, and sent off by the public as a 39-1 longshot, Classic R and B, under David Cohen, tracked the early leaders in the mile and a sixteenth turf event, made an inside move off the far turn to briefly gain the lead, then was caught in the homestretch, missing the win by less than two lengths. He earned his highest lifetime Beyer speed figure in the race.
Castle Village Farm’s newest claim, three-year-old Classic R and B, makes his first start in our colors in the 9th race at Belmont on Friday, May 18th. Post time is 5:0 pm.
The race is a mile and a sixteenth on the turf for horses that have never won three races, with a claiming tag of $25,000. David Cohen will ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.
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.