Summer Breezes: Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

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Tale of Verve | Matt Goins photo

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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 Friday:

Friday, August 5, 2022
Ellis 4, 3:14 p.m. ET
Horse (Sire), Sale, Price, Breeze
Windy Bay (Tale of Verve), OBSMAR, $150,000, click
C-Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent; B-WSS Racing

Saratoga 6, 3:55 p.m. ET
Aztec Nights (Sharp Azteca), OBSAPR, $45,000, click
C-Bobby Dodd, agent; B-Jerry Caroom
Extessa (Mineshaft), FTMMAY, $38,000, click
C-Kings Equine, agent; B-Amira Chichakly

Ellis 6, 4:10 p.m. ET
Home School (Goldencents), OBSMAR, $55,000, click
C-de Meric Sales, agent; B-Tropical Racing Inc

Del Mar 1, 7:00 p.m. ET
Ah Jeez (Mendelssohn), OBSAPR, $55,000, click
C-Harris Training Center, agent; B-Steve Rothblum, agt. M Davis
*Argentina Cries (Empire Maker), OBSAPR, $190,000, click
C-Lucan Bloodstock (Karl Keegan), agent; B-Bryan Anderson, agt
*Rexford (Tapiture), OBSAPR, $160,000, click
C-Envision Equine, agent; B-Little Red Feather, J Dowd, agent
*Storming Machine (Cloud Computing), OBSMAR, $560,000, click
C-Paul Sharp, agent; B-West Point/Talla Racing, LEB, agent
*Also eligible

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