Summer Breezes: Zverev Looks to 'Ace' Saratoga Debut

Oscar Performance is the sire of first-time starter Zverev | Sarah Andrew


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 attract 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. To follow are the entries for Friday at Saratoga and Del Mar. Ellis Park has rescheduled its Friday card to Monday, Aug. 28:

Friday, August 25, 2023
Saratoga 1, $136k, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:10 p.m. ET
Horse (Sire), Sale, Price ($), Breeze
Feltrinelli (Uncle Mo), OBSAPR, 400,000, :10.1
Consignor: S G V Thoroughbreds (Steven Venosa), agent
Buyer: K Radcliffe for Vekoma Thoroughbreds LLC & Partners


Zverev (Oscar Performance), OBSAPR, 330,000, :10.2
Consignor: Eisaman Equine, agent
Buyer: Cherie De Vaux, agent for Belladonna Racing V


Saratoga 6, $136k, 2yo, 6f, 4:00 p.m.
Wajda (Laoban), OBSMAR, 425,000, :10
Consignor: Paul Sharp, agent
Buyer: John C Kimmel, agent for Sean Flanagan


Del Mar 4, $82k, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 7:29 p.m. ET
Guy Named Joe (American Pharoah), OBSJUN, 100,000, :10.2
Consignor: Wavertree Stables Inc (Ciaran Dunne), agent
Buyer: Dennis O'Neill


Wynstock (Solomini), OBSAPR, 700,000, :9.4
Consignor: Caliente Thoroughbreds
Buyer: Donato Lanni, agent for Dr Ed Allred & Liebau


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