Big weekend for Crestwood as Bowies Hero wins the $400,000 G1-Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes at Santa Anita! He was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm and is from the immediate family of our exciting young Stallion, FIRING LINE, as well as G1W Sharp Azteca.
Dragon Drew, a three year old colt by GET STORMY, beat a tough field by four lengths in the $50,000 Black Gold Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday to become his sires newest stakes winner. Congratulations to owner, breeder and trainer Buff Bradley and his partners on this exciting three year old! Buff mentioned that a possible next start would be the $150,000 G3-Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland on April 6th.
Get a Valentine, a four year old gelding by GET STORMY, won an Allowance gate to wire on Friday at Fair Grounds for Joe Sharp and Brad Grady! He set impressive fractions 22.07, 45.09, 56.44, and finished the 5-1/2 furlongs on turf in 1:02.48 to win by two lengths!
One Lovely Storm, a four year old mare by GET STORMY, won a one mile Maiden Special Weight at Turfway Park on Thursday by 6-3/4 lengths.
Got Stormy, a three year old filly by GET STORMY, graduated in a Gulfstream Maiden Special Weight on Sunday going one mile on turf in 1:35.00. She was making her first start for trainer Mark Casse, after being acquired privately by owner Gary Barber. Got Stormy was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm.
Recent Gulfstream Allowance winner Storm Runner (GET STORMY) will be pointed towards the $400,000 G2 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream as a Derby Prep.
The news story below is from Team Valor’s website, in which they stated: “In notching a spiffy 6 on the Ragozin Sheets by completing 8-1/2 furlongs in 1:42 2/5, Storm Runner ran himself right into the Kentucky Derby picture. That Ragozin figure is faster than any of Barry Irwin’s previous Derby runners at this stage of the game, including Animal Kingdom, Captain Bodgit, Went the Day Well and The Deputy, who all scored major prep wins in March or April.”
Read more about Team Valor’s exciting Derby prospect by GET STORMY, here on their website: STORM RUNNER RISES INTO DERBY PICTURE WITH GULFSTREAM WIN GAME COLT NOW HAS TWO WINS AND A SECOND IN 3 DIRT OUTINGS HELD OFF HEAVY FAVORITE WHO WAS SCRATCHED AT 5-1 FROM GRADE 2
Firing Line, a precocious G1-Juvenile who finished a close second to American Pharoah in the 2015 G1-Kentucky Derby, has sired his first two foals.
The first was a colt foaled in Kentucky at Crestwood Farm. He is out of the Petionville mare, Honorville, who was a multiple winning mare that earned $108,040 on the race track. “He’s a nice size, very correct. He is going to be a classy colt!” said Marc McLean.
The second was another colt foaled in Kentucky at Flying H Stables, LLC. He is out of Alexandria J (Forest Camp), a multiple winning mare of $133,425 who is out of the stakes placed mare, Diamond Affair ($104,488). Kent Hersman of Flying H Stables, LLC said “I plan to bring Alexandria J back to Firing Line. It would be hard to beat the physical I see on this colt!”
Firing Line was a top class Graded stakes winner and multiple G1-placed earner of $976,000. A precocious two year old, he won a maiden special weight at Del Mar by 4-1/2 lengths, and then ran second by a head to Dortmund in the $500,000 G1-Los Alamitos Futurity. He rolled that form into his three year old year where he was a top Classic contender in 2015. He ran second in the $2,000,000 G1-Kentucky Derby, beaten just a length by Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. He set a new track record in the $800,000 G3-Sunland Derby, winning by 14-1/4 lengths. During his career he defeated G1-winners: Frosted, Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Keen Ice, etc.
Firing Line comes from an active female family, full of Graded winners including; recent G1-Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, along with many other champions, G1-winners, etc.
Firing Line retired to Crestwood in 2017 and bred a quality first book of mares. He ranked #1 by CPI and #2 by CI for all first year KY Stallions standing under $10,000 LF with more than 50 bred.
Firing Line stands at Crestwood Farm for $5,000 LFSN.
Bowies Hero, who was just coming off a victory in the G2-Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes, ran a close second to Om in the G3-Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. They finished the mile on turf in 1:33.54. Bowies Hero was bred, foaled, raised and sold by Crestwood Farm.