Ground Transport continues impressive March run of success
Trained by Michael Stidham on behalf of West Point Thoroughbreds, St Elias Stable and Get Grounded Stable, Ground Transport was winning for the fourth time on Saturday and boosted his earnings to $200,639. He was bred in Kentucky by River Bend Farm, Inc., and is the fifth foal out of Extry, a Broad Brush half-sister to Beverly D Stakes (G1) heroine Fire The Groom, herself the dam of European champion sprinter and successful sire Stravinsky.
Meanwhile at Oaklawn Park, Miss American Mink (pictured above) – a Quiet American mare bought by Schumer Bloodstock on behalf of long term clients Viktor and Marsha Kaputnik for $11,000 in 2006 – featured as the granddam of runaway Gazebo Stakes winner Brewing.
The first stakes winner for young sire Maimonides, Brewing was bred by Zayat Stables out of the Johannesburg mare Fifty Mil Short. In addition to Fifty Mil Short, Miss American Mink is also dam of last year’s Land Of Lincoln Stakes winner Purging The Stone and stakes-placed Minkredible.
And at Turfway Park, there was an encouraging American debut from Shy Rosa (pictured above right), who ran second for Brendan Walsh in the mile MSW off a 147 day layoff. The daughter of Dixie Union was bought for 10,000gns at last year’s Tattersalls December Sale.