Concave steps up to take Grade 2 Sorrento, gives Colonel John his first stakes winner
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Colonel John's 2-year-old filly Concave moved to the head of her class with a half-length victory in the $150,500 Sorrento S. (G2) to become the initial stakes winner for the first-crop WinStar stallion. The victory moved Colonel John to the top of the Kentucky Freshman Sire list.

Colonel John, who stood the 2013 at WinStar for $15,000 live foal, has four individual winners to date, all coming in maiden special weight affairs.

Concave, who won her debut by 3 1/2 lengths going five furlongs on turf July 12 at Hollywood Park, got a stalking trip under Mario Gutierrez before circling the leaders in upper stretch to challenge She's a Tiger on the outside. Running in tandem for most of the stretch, Concave gradually got control over the her foe to slowly pull away as they reached the wire.

"She's a nice filly and she ran nicely today," said an enthused Gutierrez. "I think she'll go on, too. The way she trains and the way she runs says she should have no problem going further. I am so happy when I win a race for (owner) Mr. (Paul) Reddam and (trainer) Doug (O'Neill). So anytime I win a race, it is special. It all feels good."

Concave is the seventh winner from eight starters for her dam, the winning Ascot Knight mare Galadriel. Bred in Ontario, Canada, by Windways Farm, the bay filly was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, Doug's brother, for $160,000 at the Ocala Breeders's Sales Company's select 2-year-old sale this spring when consigned by De Meric Sales.

Concave, who earned $90,000 for the victory, is a half to graded stakes-placed filly Peisinoe. O'Neill indicated that Del Mar's premier race for 2-year-old fillies, the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (G1) on Aug. 31, is next up for his filly.
Visit Colonel John's Page Colonel John
Commissioner gets his graded win in $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)

Commissioner gets his graded win in $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)

WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes performing homebred Commissioner battled his way to his first stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Skip Away S. (G3)...

[read more]

Four straight for Tamarkuz after $1 million Goldolphin Mile (G2) score
Speightstown

Four straight for Tamarkuz after $1 million Goldolphin Mile (G2) score

Speightstown’s top sprinter Tamarkuz outgamed Sloane Avenue in the Meydan stretch to score his fourth consecutive stakes win in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2)...

[read more]

Competitive Edge comes back big in the Tamarac S.
Super Saver

Competitive Edge comes back big in the Tamarac S.

Living up to his billing, Competitive Edge rolled to an 8 ¼-length win in the $60,000 Tamarac S. Friday at Gulfstream Park...

[read more]

First mares in foal for WinStar’s Fed Biz, Revolutionary

First mares in foal for WinStar’s Fed Biz, Revolutionary

WinStar Farm has reported that Fed Biz and Revolutionary, the farm’s first-year stallions in 2015, have both had their first respective mares confirmed in foal with heartbeats...

[read more]

Tizmas goes gate-to-wire in More to Tell S.
Tiznow

Tizmas goes gate-to-wire in More to Tell S.

Tizmas broke on top and stayed there the entire trip in Saturday’s $60,000 More to Tell S. at Aqueduct, giving the son of Tiznow his first stakes victory...

[read more]

Sidney’s Candy delivers big numbers at OBS March sale
Sidney's Candy

Sidney’s Candy delivers big numbers at OBS March sale

The second and final day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought plenty of highlights for Sidney’s Candy...

[read more]

Bellamy Road 2yos average $468,333 at OBS March Sale
Bellamy Road

Bellamy Road 2yos average $468,333 at OBS March Sale

Buoyed by an $800,000 filly at the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, Bellamy Road’s three lots that went through the ring during the March 17-18 auction averaged a sparkling $468,333...

[read more]

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS
Congrats

Congrats filly hammers for $725,000 at OBS

Spirited bidding during the early part of the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training brought a final price of $725,000 for a filly by Congrats...

[read more]

Regally-bred Tiznow colt sells for $800K at OBS
Tiznow

Regally-bred Tiznow colt sells for $800K at OBS

A WinStar-bred son of Tiznow brought a top bid of $800,000 during the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training...

[read more]

OBS Day 1: WinStar stallions shine

OBS Day 1: WinStar stallions shine

During the first day of the OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training WinStar stallions put up big numbers across the board...

[read more]