Good Samaritan

Oct. 22 Insights: Expensive Debuters Assemble at Keeneland Post-Dowager

8th-KEE, $100k, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 4:44p.m. ET After the turf marathon mares dazzle the Kentucky crowd in Keeneland's GIII Dowager S. a race prior, the juveniles will take to the main track to open their dockets in this maiden dash led by Pin Oak Stud's PHANTOM SPEED (Arrogate) from the rail. A $700,000 KEESEP purchase, the grey is a half-brother to GSW Biddy Duke (Bayern) who hails from the extended female family of juvenile champion MGISW Forte (Uncle Mo); Japanese Triple Crown winner, three-time champion MG1SW Contrail (Jpn) (Deep...

[ Read More ]
Good Samaritan Colt Pulls off Bourbon Shocker

Longshot Can Group rallied from last to first at 27-1 in Sunday's GII Castle & Key Bourbon S. at Keeneland to narrowly stamp his ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Last-out Sapling S. scorer Noted came out on the wrong end of a tight photo, while Pepsi Juvenile Sprint S. winner Vote No rounded out the lucrative trifecta. Sandwiched at the start and back to last as the full field scrambled for position into the first bend, Can Group was still patiently handled by Francisco Arrieta as they...

[ Read More ]
Thursday's Insights: Pricey Into Mischief Colt Debuts at Ellis

2nd-ELP, $120K, MSW, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 2:20p.m. BC Stables's Cowboy Code (Into Mischief) gets a start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Bred by Aaron and Marie Jones, the grey was a $1-million yearling purchase out of the Taylor Made Sales consignment at Keeneland last September. Out of Not In Jest (Unbridled's Song), the filly is a granddaughter of MGISW Stop Traffic (Cure the Blues). OXO Equine's Balta (Munnings) debuts for trainer Paulo Lobo. Working sharply at The Thoroughbred Center, the half to SW Opus Forty Two is...

[ Read More ]
Good Samaritan Filly Gives Sire First Stakes Winner In Tempted

A pillar-to-post winner of a maiden special weight here over a sloppy 6 1/2 furlongs Oct. 2, GOOD SAM (f, 2, Good Samaritan--Twizzler, by Twirling Candy) stepped up to a mile with aplomb, handing her freshman sire his first black-type winner in the process Sunday. Heavily favored, the Peter Brant silksbearer was part of the early pace discussion perched three deep down the backstretch. She eventually settled in a stalking third while punching the breeze through a half-mile in :46.84. Revved up for her bid by Irad Ortiz, Jr. as...

[ Read More ]
Pricey Good Samaritan Filly Comes Out Running

1st-Belmont at The Big A, $95,000, Msw, 10-2, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:17.28, sy, 4 3/4 lengths. GOOD SAM (f, 2, Good Samaritan--Twizzler, by Twirling Candy) was by far the priciest of 63 first-crop yearlings by her freshman sire (by Harlan's Holiday) when fetching $310,000 at KEESEP after also being his most expensive weanling/short yearling at $110,000 at KEEJAN. Off at 4-1 breaking from the rail over a sloppy track Sunday, she justified those price tags while becoming winner number nine for Good Samaritan. Quickest from the blocks, the bay...

[ Read More ]
First Starter a Romping Winner for Good Samaritan

Roger McDaniel's Huntertown (Good Samaritan) was sent off the even-money favorite while making his debut against three rivals at Horseshoe Indianapolis Wednesday and duly romped home an effortless winner. The chestnut pressed the pace three wide through an opening quarter in :23.36, rolled up to the lead into the stretch and strode clear without any encouragement to win by 6 3/4 lengths. Baytown Jagger (Gormley) was second. Huntertown is the first starter and winner for his freshman sire, Good Samaritan, who won the 2017 GII Jim Dandy S. and 2018...

[ Read More ]
Good Samaritan Colt Swiftest at OBS March Breeze Show Opener

A colt by Good Samaritan (Hip 177) worked the fastest quarter-mile in :20 3/5 on the opening day of the OBS March 2-Year-Old in Training Sale's three-day breeze show Thursday. "He has done things on the racetrack that only a few horses have done that we had our hands on," said Joe Pickerrell of consignor Pick View. "We were going to be very disappointed if he didn't work like that." Bred by St. Elias Stable, the gray is out of Sweat and Saddle (Speightstown), a daughter of GSW & MGISP...

[ Read More ]
Speightstown, Constitution Lead the Way at WinStar

Speightstown will head the roster at WinStar Farm in 2022 with a fee of $90,000, stands and nurses, the same fee for which he stood in 2021. Right behind the chestnut is Constitution, North America's second-leading third-crop sire, who will stand for $85,000 S&N, also the same as 2021. Among notable changes on the 18-horse roster, More Than Ready gets a trim from $65,000 to $50,000. "Our 2022 roster is suited for breeders at every level," said Elliott Walden, WinStar's president, CEO, and racing manager. "Speightstown, Constitution, and More Than...

[ Read More ]
KeeNov Steal Produces Six-Figure Good Samaritan Filly

   The next time Robert Traylor surveys the back walking ring at Keeneland, his eye for horseflesh is sure to be even more confident than before the start of the week. At the Keeneland November Sale back in 2017, Traylor brought home a young mare for just $4,000. This week, her short yearling filly by Good Samaritan sold for over 27 times that number, hammering down for $110,000. Traylor is the farm manager for Maccabee Farm, a growing operation established by Steve and Theresa Belford just seven years ago with...

[ Read More ]
Kentucky Sires for 2021, First Yearlings: Part II

Thursday, Chris McGrath covered the first half of the Kentucky stallions with first yearlings. Click here to read about Justify, City of Light, West Coast, Mendelssohn, Good Magic, Bolt d'Oro, and Always Dreaming. The second part appears below. ACCELERATE (Lookin At Lucky--Issues, by Awesome Again) has also been trimmed to $17,500, at Lane's End, having already been our "gold" value pick of the intake at an opening $20,000. Whatever made him attractive then has scarcely diminished in the meantime, given that he was never going to appeal to those fast-buck...

[ Read More ]
Stallions' First Foals: Good Samaritan

• A graded winner on turf and dirt, WinStar's Good Samaritan (Harlan's Holiday) was represented by his first reported foal, a filly out of the graded-stakes placed and stakes-producing Coulee (Vicar). The filly was born at Windmill Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. • She's a strong, precocious foal," said Windmill Farm's John Brooks. "She's a nice-looking filly with plenty of bone and substance." • Having served a book of 162 mares in 2019, Good Samaritan hails from the family of blue-hen La Troienne, which also includes such stallions as Sky Mesa...

[ Read More ]

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.