New stakes score for Prince Of Hempt; dam bought for $20,000
Prince Of Hempt made it four out of five on Saturday with a brave score in the Carl Hanford Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park. The four-year-old, who smashed through the $200,000 barrier in earnings, is an excellent update for his dam, Promised Treasure, who was purchased by Chad Schumer for $20,000 on behalf of breeder Don Brown at the 2014 Keeneland January Sale.
The son of Majestic Warrior capped an unbeaten three-year-old season in 2017 with victory in the City Of Laurel Stakes for Timothy Kreiser. He had a troubled run when fourth on his return at Parx late last month but renewed his progression here, outbattling Monongahela for a half-length score.
Prince Of Hempt is the third foal out of Promised Treasure, a winning Broken Vow granddaughter of G1 winner Tenski.
Promised Treasure has also produced minor winners Bet The Yo and Jack Quickstart since her purchase.
Also on Saturday, Kelly’s Humor ran third in the G3 Indiana Oaks. The Midnight Lute filly, who took her chance in this year’s Kentucky Oaks, is out of Cauy’s Humor, who was bought for $12,000 with Reda Alkhalaf while in foal to Point Of Entry in 2015.