Domestic Spending

The Weekly Wrap: Fathers and Sons

Dubawi (Ire) being a good stallion is not exactly a newsflash. The increasingly interesting element of his success, however, is his growing number of sons and grandsons making a mark at stud. Dubawi's own season has been headlined by the Group 1 winners Ghaiyyath (Ire), Lord North (Ire) and Space Blues (Ire), while G2 Superlative S. winner Master Of The Seas (Ire) looks to be one of the more exciting juveniles seen out in Europe so far. In this year's freshman sires' championship, Ballylinch Stud's son of Dubawi, New Bay...

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Chad Brown-Trained Kingman Gelding Upsets Saratoga Derby

Klaravich Stable's Domestic Spending (GB) (Kingman {GB}), let go at 7-1, got the best of a host of challengers before just holding off the late-rushing Gufo (Declaration of War) to win the second Saratoga Derby Saturday at Saratoga. The win was the second on Saturday's card for Klaravich and trainer Chad Brown, who unveiled another promising son of Kingman, the 2-year-old Public Sector, to win the day's second race. "In the paddock, I was confident that he would run a big race because he's never acted better or more confident,"...

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Kingman Sophomore Stays Unbeaten with Powerful Late Kick at Belmont

2nd-Belmont, $66,000, Alw, 6-7, (NW1$X), 3yo, 1mT, 1:35.81, fm. DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) (g, 3, Kingman {GB}--Urban Castle {SW-Eng}, by Street Cry {Ire}) closed late to win his debut as the even-money favorite going one mile over the Tampa Bay turf Feb. 12. The 3-2 favorite to go two-for-two, the bay gelding was off a half-step slowly and trailed the field through fractions of :23.83 and :48.63. Still well back at the top of the lane, he was tipped out to the center of the course and veered in greenly, but...

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Kingman Firster Runs To The Money at Tampa

5th-Tampa Bay Downs, $20,000, Msw, 2-12, 3yo, 1mT, 1:36.47, fm. DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) (g, 3, Kingman {GB}--Urban Castle {SW-Eng}, by Street Cry {Ire}) firmed into odds-on favoritism in the final minutes of wagering before easing out to a relatively generous even-money and turned in a promising career debut. Ridden for some gate speed by Antonio Gallardo, the 300,000gns Tattersalls October graduate settled in the second flight of horses about four away from the rail down the backstretch. Asked to loop horses four deep at the quarter pole, Domestic Spending came...

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