Empire Maker Filly Comes Out Running for Shug


Cafe Society | Coglianese Photo

2nd-Belmont, $80,000, Msw, 10-18, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.84, ft, 3 1/2 lengths.
CAFE SOCIETY (f, 2, Empire Maker–Full Tap, by Tapit), let go at 10-1 from a 7-2 morning line for a barn that doesn’t win with many firsters and doesn’t train many 2-year-old sale grads, proved best of a promising-looking group Sunday at Big Sandy. Away alertly to press favored second timer Exact (Competitive Edge) through a :22.67 opening quarter, the bay challenged for the lead through a :46.08 half. She put away that foe by midstretch, and ran up the score to 3 1/2 lengths at the line. Fellow firster Hit the Woah (Vancouver {Aus}) got up for second over the chalk. Cafe Society covered a furlong in :10 flat at the pushed-back OBS April sale. She is the first foal out of a three-time turf sprint winner who sold for $375,000 while carrying Cafe Society at the 2017 Keeneland November sale. Full Tap, who is out of stakes-winning half-sister to MGSW Ventana (Toccet), has a yearling full-brother to Cafe Society who brought just $50,000 at Keeneland September. She visited Nyquist for 2021. Sales history: $135,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $475,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $44,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Allen Stable, Inc.; B-Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. (ON); T-Claude R. McGaughey III.

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