Can Horses Really Fly at OBS
Hip 517 at OBS July 20 demonstrating that horses can really fly. The Factor by Cherub, a beautiful bay colt showing off his extended stride as he glides through the air during the under tack show at the Ocala Breeder’s Show. This precocious 2 year-old colt appears to be race ready as he drilled an easy furlong in :10.2 with a very strong gallop out into the turn. Consigned by Hemingway Racing and Training Stables, Truenicks rated this horse a B. This nicely bred colt is by the Factor, who is by the great sire War Front and his Dam is by the late Giant’s Causeway. I’m excited to see this juvenile sell next week and look forward to his bright future.
In other horse racing news, tomorrow is the running of the Grade ll Ruffian stakes at Belmont Park. Monomoy Girl is making her second start of the year for trainer Brad Cox. This remarkable mare finished first in every race except one, where she was beaten by a neck by Road to Victory, as a two year-old filly. Listed as the morning line favorite at 2-5, Monomoy Girl faces 4 others, including the talented Always Shopping, who will be ridden by my good friend Eric Cancel.