Training Track Graduate News

KAUAI wins his 6th!

August 31st, 2021 by

Double stakes winner KAUAI won in allowance company at Prairie Meadows to up his earnings to $300,000. He was started by Cary Frommer at the Aiken Training Track for owner/breeder H. Allen Poindexter and is trained at the race track by  Lynn Chleborad .

EXITING QUEEN’S PLATE DAY at WOODBINE for AIKEN GRADS

August 23rd, 2021 by
QUEEN’S PLATE DAY
DR GREEN (Rookie Sensation) trained by Mike Keogh here in Aiken and owned by The Estate of Gus Shickendanz broke her maiden going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Woodbine. She overcame a bump at the start which put her at the back of the pack and drove clear finally for the win.
MR DIFFLEY (Itsmyluckyday) also raced 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Woodbine and similarly came from far off the pace for the win. His victory came in allowance company and upped his earnings to $128,068.  He was conditioned by Mike Keogh here in Aiken and is owned by The Estate of Gus Shickendanz.

EDIE MEENY MINY MO 2nd in the G3 Monmouth Oaks

August 1st, 2021 by

Aiken prepared Edie Meeny Miny  Mo, an impressive winner of her only two starts, both sprints, looked to be clear after taking command coming out of the final turn in the Monmouth Oaks G3, but that’s when Leader of the Band launched her rally. Edie Meeny Miny Mo had taken the field through a half in :47.03, to three quarters in 1:11.36, and through the opening mile in 1:37.05. She had to settle for 2nd.
Edie Meeny Miny Mo, 115, f, 3, Upstart–Plum, by Pure Prize.
($120,000 Ylg ’19 EASOCT; $400,000 2yo ’20 EASMAY – Consigned by Cary Frommer).
O-Holly Hill Stables, LLC;
B-Dark Hollow Farm (MD
T-Miguel Vera.

2 yo ELECTROSTATIC trained in Aiken by Legacy Stable graduates at first asking

July 29th, 2021 by

Courtesy of the TDN
Trained in Aiken by Legacy Stable
5th-Colonial Downs, $53,500, Msw, 7-28, 2yo, 1mT, 1:35.93,
fm, 2 1/2 lengths.
ELECTROSTATIC (c, 2, Midnight Storm–Extra Sharp, by
Cherokee Run) showed a few lively drills at his trainer’s Fair Hill
base for this career bow, punctuated by a five-furlong bullet in
1:00 flat (1/10) July 6, and was made a 28-5 proposition. Sixth
off of dueling leaders through a sizzling :22.32 quarter, the
$185,000 Fasig-TIpton Selected Yearling buy was shuffled back
two places as the tempo moderated through a :46.99 half.
Saving ground while patiently handled on the far bend, the
long-striding bay bravely squeezed through a narrow rail
opening at the furlong grounds and bounded clear to a sharp
2 1/2-length graduation over longshot Speaking Scout (Mr
Speaker). The second winner for his freshman sire (by Pioneerof
the Nile), Electrostatic is a half to Colonel Sharp (Colonel John),
MSW & GSP, $376,384. His second dam is seven-time
Grade I-winning multimillionaire Sharp Cat (Storm Cat), herself a
half to MGISW and sire Royal Anthem (Theatrical {Ire}). Extra
Sharp has a yearling Dialed In colt and produced a filly by
Audible this season. Sales History: $185,000 Ylg ’20 FTKSEL.
Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $30,000.
O-Mark B. Grier
B-Susan Casner (KY)
T-Arnaud Delacour.

PAT DAY MILE G2

May 1st, 2021 by

DREAM SHAKE misses by a head in the G2 Pat Day Mile

May 1st, 2021 by

DREAM SHAKE got his early training with Cary Frommer on the Aiken Training Track. Cary sold him at OBS to part-owner Exline-Border Racing. DREAM SHAKE qualified for the Derby with 2 graded stakes placings, but trainer Peter Eurton opted for the Pat Day instead.  He raced just off the pace and engaged with the eventual winner in a wild stretch duel. He missed by a head. The fractions were FAST:  :21.75, 43.68.and six furlongs in 1:07.97. The final time was 1:34.39

CAREER STATISTICS*
Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
4 1 1 2 $256,600

Aiken-trained Dream Shake won’t run in Kentucky Derby, will target another race instead

April 24th, 2021 by
Aiken-trained Dream Shake won't run in Kentucky Derby, will target another race instead 1
Dream Shake, a colt that spent time at the Aiken Training Track, pictured here, won’t run in the May 1 Kentucky Derby. Instead, he is scheduled to compete in the Pat Day Mile on the same day at Churchill Downs.
 

The road to the May 1 Kentucky Derby ended Friday for an Aiken Training Track graduate.

But there are still plans for the 3-year-old thoroughbred to travel to Churchill Downs from his California base.

Dream Shake finishes third in Santa Anita Derby in California

Instead of participating in the 147th Run for the Roses, Dream Shake will compete in the Pat Day Mile on the same day at the track.

Churchill and other sources reported the decision, which the colt’s trainer, Peter Eurton, revealed Friday.

Earlier this week, Eurton told the Daily Racing Form that there was a 50-50 chance that Dream Shake would be entered in the Derby.

Aiken-trained Dream Shake set to run in Kentucky Derby prep race in California

Dream Shake had earned 30 points during his performances in Derby prep races. The total was enough for him to make it into the Run for the Roses’ 20-horse field, but he ranked low on a list where some of the 3-year-olds had accumulated 100 or more apiece.

A son of the stallion Twirling Candy, Dream Shake has a career record of one win in three starts, all at Santa Anita Park.

The colt captured a 6 ½-furlong maiden race by 4 ¾-lengths on Feb. 2.

Dream Shake then finished third in both the San Felipe Stakes on March 6 and the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on April 4.

 

Cary Frommer trained Dream Shake while he was in Aiken.

The colt arrived at the Aiken Training Track after Foxpointe Thoroughbreds purchased him for $32,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale in Kentucky.

Dream Shake remained under Frommer’s care until she offered him in her consignment at an Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. sale of 2-year-olds in training last June in Florida.

Marette Farrell purchased the colt for $75,000 for Exline-Border Racing.

Frommer specializes in buying young thoroughbreds as yearlings and reselling them as 2-year-olds but she never had any ownership interest in Dream Shake.

Exline-Border Racing currently owns Dream Shake in partnership with SAF Racing and Richard Hausman.

Frommer, who is a former Training Track president, couldn’t be reached for comment Friday about the latest development in Dream Shake’s racing career.

Dream Shake finishes third in Santa Anita Derby in California

April 4th, 2021 by

By Dede Biles dbiles@aikenstandard.com

A win eluded Dream Shake in the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

But the colt that spent time at the Aiken Training Track when he was younger turned in a respectable effort.

He finished third in the Kentucky Derby prep race at Santa Anita Park in California.

Rock Your World, ridden by Umberto Rispoli, was the winner by 4¼ lengths. The 4-5 favorite, Medina Spirit, finished second, 2½ lengths in front of Dream Shake.

Sent off as the 5-1 third betting choice in the field of nine 3-year-old thoroughbreds, Rock Your World covered 11/8 miles in 1:49.17.

Dream Shake, with Flavien Prat aboard, was the second betting choice at 4-1.

The colt stalked the pace from the inside early but never was able to grab the lead from the front-running Rock Your World.

“We had a good trip,” said Prat, who added that Dream Shake “was traveling well and the race went well.”

The colt had to break from the post position closest to the rail after Roman Centurian, who was in the No. 1 post, was scratched.

It “was not the best spot,” Prat said.

Dream Shake has won once in three career races. In his last outing prior to the Santa Anita Derby, he finished third in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita.

Medina Spirit was the San Felipe runner-up.

Cary Frommer trained Dream Shake while he was in Aiken as a yearling and a 2-year-old.

Peter Eurton currently trains the colt for Exline-Border Racing LLC, SAF Racing and Richard Hausman.

Dream Shake has earned $162,600 during his career.

Foxpointe Thoroughbreds purchased the colt for $32,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September yearling sale in Kentucky and then he was sent to Frommer in Aiken.

Frommer, as agent, consigned Dream Shake last year to an Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. sale of 2-year-olds in training in June in Florida.

Marette Farrell purchased him for $75,000 for Exline-Border Racing.

Hronis Racing LLC and Talla Racing LLC’s Rock Your World was making his career debut on dirt in the Santa Anita Derby. He won his first two starts on grass.

Rock Your World came into the Santa Anita Derby off of a victory in the Pasadena Stakes on Feb. 27 at Santa Anita.

John Sadler is his trainer.

EXCITING for AIKEN! KENTUCKY DERBY IN HIS FUTURE?

February 10th, 2021 by

Dream Shake Crushes Santa Anita Maiden Field; Highly Touted Bezos Seventh

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