Breaking Lucky closes in on $1 million in earnings
Breaking Lucky, out of $50,000 Schumer Bloodstock purchase Shooting Party, turned in another game performance on Saturday when a narrow second to Honorable Duty in the G2 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds. The Reade Baker-trained son of Lookin At Lucky was just pipped in the shadow of the post after making most of the running. The pair pulled five lengths clear of the third, Iron Fist.
Winner of the 2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Woodbine and last year’s G3 Seagram Cup en route to running third in the G1 Clark Handicap, Breaking Lucky now boasts earnings of close to $950,000 for owner Gunpowder Farms LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds.
Breaking Lucky was bred by Jay and Christine Hayden out of the G1-placed Shooting Party, purchased for $50,000 by Chad Schumer on behalf of the Haydens at the 2008 Keeneland November Sale.
A tough daughter of Sky Classic, Shooting Party won four races and was stakes-placed on multiple occasions, notably when second to Voodoo Dancer in the G1 Garden City Breeders’ Cup Handicap at Belmont Park.
She was also placed in the G2 Nassau County Stakes and G3 Pebbles Handicap.
Breaking Lucky, one of four winners out of the mare, has also been similarly consistent at stakes level with a Classic victory in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes and placings in the G2 Eclipse Stakes, G3 Dominion Day Stakes, G3 Ben Ali Stakes and G3 Ontario Derby to his name.
Shooting Party produced a filly by Bellamy Road for Christine Hayden and Shawhan Place last year and was bred back to Palace Malice.