Ground Transport heads weekend stakes double; Saa Mi breaks maiden on Derby undercard
Ground Transport was winning for the fifth time in 14 starts for West Point Thoroughbreds and Michael Stidham. Also successful in the Harrison E. Memorial Stakes at Laurel Park last time out, the son of Big Brown has now banked over $260,000 in earnings.
His dam, Extry, was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $7,000 while in foal to Macho Uno at the 2012 Keeneland November Sale.
Where’s Rosie B took her earnings to over $235,000 when taking Saturday’s Foxy J. G. Stakes to remain unbeaten in four starts in 2014. The daughter of Real Quiet was bred in Pennsylvania by Michael Jester out of Lucky Nita, a Deputy Minister daughter of Grade 3 winner Love’s Exchange.
Lucky Nita was purchased by Chad Schumer, as agent, for $18,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November Sale.
Saturday’s action was capped by the impressive victory of Saa Mi (pictured) in the MSW on the Kentucky Derby undercard.
Trained by Brendan Walsh on behalf of Khalid Alysari, the three-year-old son of Any Given Saturday drew off to win easily by 2 1/2 lengths.
Saa Mi – bred by Nesco II Ltd out of the Quiet American mare Missamerica Bertie – was a $40,000 OBS April Two-year-olds Training Sale purchase from Niall Brennan Stables.