U S Ranger’s 2yo colt Solitary Ranger romps in Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3)
Saturday, September 07, 2013

Wayne Catallano, a top trainer at Arlington Park and all of the Midwest, showed immense confidence in Solitary Ranger by entering the talented 2-year-old son of U S Ranger as a maiden in Chicago’s prestigious $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity VIDEO Sept. 7. 

It turns out he knew exactly the kind of colt he had.

Solitary Ranger – who was also making his first start in over four months since a pair of solid runner-up finishes at Keeneland – broke his maiden in a big way in Saturday’s Futurity, stalking the early pace before kicking well clear of his rivals en route to a powerful 5 ½-length score in the one-mile event. The final time was 1:38.17 over the local Polytrack.

The win was impressive enough for Catallano to confirm the colt would be pointed to either the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) or Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) in November at Santa Anita. That path could take Solitary Ranger through Lexington to prep in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) next month.

Bred by Richard Forbush and the U S Ranger Syndicate, Solitary Ranger moved his earnings to $109,000 with his maiden-breaking triumph, giving him a record of 1-2-0 from three starts for owner Susan Moulton. The dark bay colt hails from the Lil E. Tee mare Galileo’s Star, and he is from the first crop of his sire U S Ranger.

Overanalyze colt realizes $315,000 opening day of OBS April sale title=
Overanalyze

Overanalyze colt realizes $315,000 opening day of OBS April sale

Freshman sire Overanalyze had his top-selling 2-year-old of 2017 during the first day of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training...

[read more]

Artie Schiller: OBS April sale Day 1 report title=
Artie Schiller

Artie Schiller: OBS April sale Day 1 report

The first day of the April 25-28 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training included a $175,000 filly for Artie Schiller...

[read more]

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3) title=
Speightstown

Southern Ring won't be denied in Whimsical S. (G3)

Speightstown's 5-year-old daughter Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off a late challenge to win Sunday's $150,000 Whimsical S. at Woodbine...

[read more]

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner title=
Gemologist

Aquamarine a worthy Keeneland allowance winner

Gemologist's 3-year-old colt Aquamarine made his first start for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas April 22 at Keeneland and came away a half-length winner...

[read more]

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister filly blazes the way over Santa Anita turf

Kenda stormed home over the Santa Anita Park turf course stretch to break her maiden by 1 1/2-lengths on April 21....

[read more]

WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway title=

WinStar & Don Alberto purchase Kentucky Derby contender Battle of Midway

WinStar Farm & Don Alberto Stable have partnered to purchase Santa Anita Derby (G1) runner-up Battle of Midway from Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farm, and the 3-year-old son of Smart Strike will continue to be trained by Jerry Hollendorfer as the colt prepares for a start in the May 6th Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct title=

Overanalyze sires first winner in $100,000 MdSpWt at Aqueduct

WinStar Farm’s Overanalyze, the Grade 1-winning millionaire by Dixie Union, sired his first winner on Thursday when 2-year-old colt Analyze the Odds drew off to an impressive 4 ½-length debut victory in a $100,000 Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct...

[read more]

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller title=
Pioneerof the Nile

Classic Empire prevails in Arkansas Derby (G1) thriller

With his victory in Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), Classic Empire made an emphatic statement that the son of Pioneerof the Nile will be a formidable foe in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1)...

[read more]

Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2) title=
Super Saver

Super Saver's Inside Straight takes down big money in Oaklawn Hdcp. (G2)

Inside Straight's stirring stretch run took him past Midnight Storm and into the winner's circle in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park...

[read more]

Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win title=
Super Saver

Super Saver 3YO dominates Howard B. Noonan S. for first black type win

Coincidentally, a WinStar Farm and Blazing Meadows Farm homebred by Super Saver, powered his way to a six-length victory in Saturday's $75,000 Howard B. Noonan S...

[read more]