Best Goes To $1.95M for GISW Concrete Rose

Concrete Rose | Keeneland

Larry Best continued his spending spree during the early stages of breeding stock sales season, going to a session-leading $1.95 million to secure 2019 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. winner Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy) at Keeneland November Monday. The 4-year-old filly, a daughter of GI Humana Distaff S. runner-up Temple Street (Street Cry {Ire}), was consigned to the sale by Lane's End as agent for Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing as hip 216 and took Best's purchases Monday to four horses for gross receipts of $4.54 million. Best also signed for four horses Sunday night at Fasig-Tipton for $2.45 million. Concrete Rose, trained by Rusty Arnold for the aforementioned partnership, won her first two career starts, including Keeneland's GII Jessamine S. and suffered her lone defeat to date when eighth in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She ran the table in four starts as a sophomore, winning the GIII Florida Oaks and GIII Edgewood S. ahead of the Belmont Oaks. Concrete Rose, who was offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, was last seen rolling home in the Saratoga Oaks in August 2019.

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