Lost Ark

Nest's Half-Brother Romps in Sapling

While his half-sister, Nest, has been racking up the Grade I victories at Saratoga this summer, Lost Ark (Violence--Marion Ravenwood, by A.P. Indy) stayed behind in Todd Pletcher's Belmont division with Monmouth's Sapling S. targeted. Mission accomplished, as the 2-year-old remained undefeated in two starts and romped by 7 1/2 lengths in the Sapling. Shuffled back at the start, but securing a mid-pack spot on the inside, Lost Ark was content to let Bourbon Spirit (Liam's Map) battle it out up front for the :23.94 quarter and :47.51 half. Angled...

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Dams of Nest, Mo Donegal Entered In Book 1 at Keeneland November

Marion Ravenwood (A.P. Indy), dam of multiple Grade I-winning sophomore filly Nest (Curlin); and Callingmissbrown (Pulpit), dam of Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo)--who beat his stablemate Nest in this year's GI Belmont S.--have been entered in Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale to sell on opening day, Nov. 7, during Book 1. Marion Ravenwood is carrying a full-sibling to Nest, while Callingmissbrown is carrying a full to the Belmont winner, who also took the GII Remsen S. last year and GII Wood Memorial S. in April. Ashview Farm, agent, will consign both...

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What's in a Name? Lost Ark, Park Avenue, and Autostrada

1st-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 7-3, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:04.38, ft, 5 1/2 lengths. LOST ARK (c, 2, Violence--Marion Ravenwood {SW, $112,598}, by A.P. Indy) is a half-brother to both GI Belmont S. runner-up Nest (Curlin), GISW, $1,130,550 and GI Santa Anita H. winner Idol (Curlin), GISW, $426,964. Sales History: $275,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500. O-Harrell Ventures, LLC; B-Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher. There is a tight connection between horse and dam in the name of Belmont 2yo winner Lost Ark. Marion Ravenwood is...

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Sunday Racing Insights: Well-Related Violence Colt Takes On The Big Apple

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 1st-BEL, $90K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:00 p.m. LOST ARK (Violence), a $275,000 KEESEP yearling purchase, is a half-brother to GISW & recent GI Belmont S. runner-up Nest (Curlin), as well as GI Santa Anita H. winner Idol (Curlin). Trained by Todd Pletcher, Lost Ark worked a bullet from the gate June 26, going four furlongs in :47 1/5 (1/48) and picks up jockey Flavien Prat for his debut. TJCIS PPs

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