Four Wheel Drive

Siblings of Successful Saratoga Grads on Offer at Fasig

There have been several horses over the past 100 years of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale to summon big price tags, eclipsing the $500,000 mark, in the Humphrey S. Finney pavilion and then go on to be quite successful on the racetrack. The siblings of four such Thoroughbreds are part of the catalogue for the famed auction's centennial edition to be held at the Spa Aug. 9-10. The 2017 GI Belmont S. winner Tapwrit (Tapit) summoned $1.2-million at the Saratoga Sale back in 2015 from a partnership comprised of Bridlewood Farm,...

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Sunday's Insights: Half to Four Wheel Drive Debut at Churchill

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 10th-CD, $79K, Msw, 3yo/up, 5 1/2fT, 5:50p.m. Brendan Walsh unveils a half to talented turf sprinter Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah) at Churchill Downs Sunday in BORN GREAT (Scat Daddy). Four Wheel Drive opened his account with three straight victories last season, capped by a win in the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint S. The $260,000 KEENOV buy is out of stakes winner and former 'TDN Rising Star' Funfair (More Than Ready). Duplicity (Into Mischief), a $350,000 OBSMAR buy, was run down late after...

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McGreevy to Buy for Breeze Easy

Prominent bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy will begin selecting horses on an exclusive basis for Mike Hall and Sam Ross's Breeze Easy LLC starting with next month's OBS Spring Two-Year-Old in Training Sales, it was announced Tuesday. "We are delighted that Tom will be working with Breeze Easy as we continue to develop our racing and breeding operation." said Breeze Easy managing partner Mike Hall. Breeze Easy racing manager Mike Mollica added, "Tom's track record and reputation go before him, and we are extremely fortunate that the opportunity for him to...

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Sunday's Insights: Graded Winners Making Sophomore Debuts

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 10th-CD, $84K, Alw, 5 1/2fT, 5:44 p.m. ET Breeze Easy's unbeaten Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah) leads a stakes-quality field of sophomores while making his first start of 2020. The $525,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga grad and $825,000 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream buyback debuted a convincing stakes winner at Colonial Aug. 31 before adding Belmont's GIII Futurity S. Oct. 6 and running to favoritism in the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Nov. 1. Second that day was Chimney Rock (Artie Schiller), who came back to romp in the...

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This Side Up: Lights Go Green For a Quick Drive

For better or worse, we're all products of our environment. Better, plainly, in the case of Jimmy Jerkens and Wesley Ward--both raised by exemplary practitioners in a trade that this weekend sees each send a gifted sophomore dashing round a single turn. Each of these trainers, of course, has long stood on his own two feet. So we'll wait and see how much flexibility Jerkens may consider latent in Green Light Go (Hard Spun) after he returns in the Roar S. at Gulfstream Saturday. Sprinting, after all, could yet turn...

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