Feb. 4 Insights: Expensive Quality Road Colt Debuts at Fair Grounds

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Find New Roads in the ring at Keeneland September | Keeneland

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The most expensive yearling and second-priciest progeny overall of superstar sire Quality Road to sell in 2019, FIND NEW ROADS, will open his account in this New Orleans dirt sprint Thursday afternoon. Hammering to Tom Durant for $950,000 at Keeneland September, the bay is out of a daughter of GSW Welcome Surprise (Seeking the Gold), herself a half-sister to dual champion and legendary super-sire A.P. Indy (Seattle Slew) as well as Classic winner Summer Squall (Storm Bird). Trained by Bret Calhoun, Find New Roads shows a series of encouraging and stamina-building drills, including a six-furlong move in 1:13 1/5 (1/3) over the local main track Jan. 18. Also set to be unveiled is Gary and Mary West's Prime Time Player (Ghostzapper). Bought for $430,000 at KEESEP, the chestnut also has recorded several quick breezes, including a five-furlong spin from the gate in 1:00 4/5 (4/29) here Jan. 25. His future may ultimately be on grass, however, as he's out of a daughter of five-time turf GSW Plenty of Grace (Roberto), who is also a half to champion grass mare Soaring Softly (Kris S.), and most of the other black-type in the family has been earned on the lawn. TJCIS PPs@JBiancaTDN

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