Thursday, August 23, 2012
Lunar Victory continued his torrid streak with his fifth consecutive win [VIDEO] this year Aug. 23 at Saratoga. The son of Speightstown, who won the Evan Shipman S. in his last start, is one of 14 stakes winners by his in 2012. Speightstown's progeny earnings of $5.73 million ranks third on the North American General Sire list.
Lunar Victory captured the third-level allowance contest coming from third to get the lead in mid-stretch and draw off to win by 3 1/2-lengths. He covered the 1 1/8-miles in 1:48.23.
Trained by Bill Mott, Lunar Victory was bred in New York by William Parsons Jr. and David Howe. He is owned by Juddmonte Farms, who paid $350,000 for him at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. With his latest win, Lunar Victory is 6-3-2 in 14 starts, earning $257,992.
Speightstown 2yo breaks maiden at Saratoga
One race prior Lunar Victory's score, another son of Speightstown joined the winners' ranks with a hard-fought victory in 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint [VIDEO] for 2-year-olds. Central Banker, bred byWinStar Farm, was a $200,000 Keeneland Sept yearling acquisition by Klaravich Stables Inc and William H. Lawrence. The bay colt is a half-brother to Smile Sprint H. (G2) winner Gantry.