Stakes update for $8,000 mare
A major update came the way of Gold N Shaft at Santa Anita on Monday when her two-year-old Creative Cause colt, My Boy Jack, won the Zuma Beach Stakes.
Gold N Shaft was purchased at last year’s Keeneland November Sale by Chad Schumer, as agent, for just $8,000 while in foal to the hot Cairo Prince – yearlings by Cairo Prince averaged $168,405 at the recent Keeneland September Sale.
Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack came into the race off a placed effort in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes. Held up near the back of the field, he made a sweeping run three deep to run down the leaders and win by three-quarters of a length from Count Alexander.
His dam Gold N Shaft is a Mineshaft half-sister to eight winners, including stakes scorer Precious Kiss, and out of Grade 3 winner Fleur de Lis, who also ran second in the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks.