Empire Maker Colt Rallies Smartly to Grassy Debut Score at the Big A


Empire Maker | EquiSport Photos

4th-Aqueduct, $80,000, Msw, 11-28, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:45.62, gd, 1 3/4 lengths.
SPIRIT MAKER (c, 2, Empire Maker–California Spirit, by Tale of the Cat), a $330,000 OBS April buy after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5, was given a 6-1 chance to graduate at first asking. Eighth through a half mile in :48.20, he began to wind up on the far turn, angled out five wide into the stretch and came charging down the center of the course to graduate by 1 3/4 good-looking lengths over Girl Dad (Malibu Moon). California Spirit, a half-sister to MGSW & MGISP Protonico (Giant's Causeway), had a filly by American Pharoah in 2019 and a filly by Practical Joke this year. She was bred back to Blame for 2021. Spirit Maker's third dam is Chilean Horse of the Year and GI Ruffian H. victress Wild Spirit (Chi) (Hussonet). Sales history: $85,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP; $330,000 2yo '20 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $44,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-The Estate of Paul Pompa, Jr. & WinStar Farm LLC; B-International Equities Holding, Inc. (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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