Guam Typhoon sets track record at Colonial
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 RSS Feeds

Guam Typhoon's track record-setting performance in Saturday's $50,000 Chesapeake S. July 4 Colonial Downs made the 6-year-old the seventh stakes winner of 2012, and 105th overall stakes winner for champion sire Distorted Humor. 

Distorted Humor, the reigning leading sire in North America, has now eclipsed the $4 million mark in progeny earnings this year, led by top-class handicap horse Alternation, winner of the Oaklawn H. (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3).

Guam Typhoon went right to the front of the six furlong Chesapeake and never looked back. After maintaining a measured one-length lead for the first half-mile, the chestnut Kentucky-bred drew off in the stretch to win by 2 3/4-lengths in 1:07.26.

The victory was the sixth straight win for Guam Typhoon since January, who is trained by Jamie Ness for Midwest Thoroughbreds. Guam Typhoon is now 11-3-2 in 23 starts, earning $313,704.

Guam Typhoon is out of La Cucina (IRE), whose offspring include Miss Isella, a three-time Grade 2 winner at Churchill Downs, and Sir Cherokee, winner of the Arkansas Derby (G2) and Ack Ack H. (G3).