Summer Breezes: Aug. 14, 2022


Firing Line | Crestwood photo


Some of the most highly anticipated races during the summer racing season are the 'baby' races during the boutique meetings at both Saratoga and Del Mar and at Ellis Park, which attracts its fair share of high-priced offspring from a variety of top national outfits. Summer Breezes highlights debuting 2-year-olds at those meetings that have been sourced at the breeze-up sales earlier in the year, with links to their under-tack previews. Already this year at Saratoga, City Man (Mucho Macho Man), Mo Strike (Uncle Mo) and Empress Tigress (Classic Empire)–each a graduate of the 2-year-old sales–have already struck at stakes level, while the likes of juvenile purchases and 'TDN Rising Stars' Taiba (Gun Runner), We The People (Constitution) and Onesto (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) have also left their mark on graded/group competition this season. To follow are the horses entered for Sunday:

Sunday, August 14, 2022
Saratoga 1, 1:05 p.m. ET
Horse (Sire), Sale, Price, Breeze
Don't Let Me Down (Tourist), OBSJUN, $50,000, click
C-Blue Sapphire Stables; B-Wachtel Stables
Excalibrate (Mastery), FTMMAY, $40,000, see below
C-James Layden, agent; B-Amira Chichakly (PS)
Gods Glory (Collected), OBSMAR, $50,000, click
C-RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice); B-John Vaccaro
Rock Chalk (Cairo Prince), OBSAPR, $50,000, click
C-S G V T'breds (Steven Venosa), agent; B-James Politano



Ellis 3, 2:46 p.m ET
Sure Enough (Goldencents), OBSMAR, $70,000, click
C-Tom McCrocklin, agent; B-Brian Lynch

Saratoga 6, 3:55 p.m. ET
Firing Bullets (Firing Line), OBSAPR, $210,000, click
C-Grassroots Training & Sales, agent; B-TMC
Royal Poppy (Classic Empire), OBSAPR, $170,000, click
C-White Lilac; B-Oracle Bloodstock for John Ball
Ziaerati (Into Mischief), OBSMAR, $145,000, click
C-White Lilac, agent; B-John Grossi

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