Jeff Drown

Aug. 19 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency MORE MOONSHINE TAKES ON WINNERS 4th-SAR, $103K, Alw, 3yo/up, f, 1 1/8m, 2:49p.m. Summer Wind homebred MORE MOONSHINE (Malibu Moon) looks to make good on her 'TDN Rising Star' debut while trying two turns for the first time here. Making her first trip to the post in a seven-panel event in the mud at this oval July 18, the dark bay rallied five-wide to post a powerful victory, earning her diploma by 6 1/2 lengths and an 86 Beyer Speed Figure. More Moonshine is a...

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Record-Setting June Sale Concludes

OCALA, FL - The three-day Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds more than bounced back from its 2020 pandemic-induced lull, ending Friday with its highest-ever gross and average and with a record-tying median. In all, 560 juveniles grossed $24,492,950 for an average of $43,737--besting the previous record figures of $23,475,500 and $39,722, respectively, set in 2015. The cumulative median was $20,000. With 125 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate was 18.2%. "The June sale is all grown up now," said OBS Director of Sales Tod Wojciechowski. "I...

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Upstart Firster Green But Good at Saratoga

Sent off right at his morning line of 6-1, Jeff Drown and Don Rachel's FOUNDER (c, 2, Upstart--Blue Beryl, by Bernstein) looked to have it all to do at the midpoint of his career debut Saturday at Saratoga, but he caught the eye with a rail run into the stretch, came out at the eighth pole, raced as green as the boggy grass and improbably ran down his better-backed stablemate Highly Motivated (Into Mischief) to open his account at first asking. The highly regarded two favorites, Newbomb (Speightstown) and Happymac...

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