Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths
Friday, June 26, 2020
Celtic Striker drew away from Sonneman in upper stretch en route to a 19 3/4-length victory in the Easy Goer S. at Belmont Park, giving the 3-year-old Congrats colt his first stakes victory.

After the original field of six scratched down to just two horses, jockey Manny Franco sent Celtic Striker right to the lead at the break. Sonneman was never able to get closer than about a half-length on the backstretch. After a half-mile in :46.55, Celtic Striker began to pull clear and increased his margin all the way to the wire.

"I knew that my horse was a lot faster than the other one, so I took advantage,” Franco said. “I just wanted to keep him on the inside to see what kind of move he made, and I made my move first.”

Owned by Imperial Racing LLC, Celtic Striker is now 3-1-0 in seven starts and has banked $121,600. He was bred in Kentucky by Stoneview Farm and Craig Upham. 

The winner's dam Shylock's Daughter is also responsible for a 2-year-old full brother to Celtic Striker, named Jedediah, who has not yet started.

Congrats is once again among the leading sires this year by winners, with 63 to date. Celtic Striker is his eighth stakes horse of 2020. 
Visit Congrats's Page Congrats
Speightstown's Halo Again gets second career stakes in $125,000 Queenston S. title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Halo Again gets second career stakes in $125,000 Queenston S.

Halo Again forged his way past Golden Wave in the final furlong of the $125,000 Queenston S. to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the seven-furlong contest for 3-year-olds on July 4 at Woodbine...

[read more]

Fed Biz's Boerne collects first stakes win in Gulfstream's Azalea S. title=
Fed Biz

Fed Biz's Boerne collects first stakes win in Gulfstream's Azalea S.

Boerne, who started the year with three straight victories, got her fourth win of 2020 with a front-running score in the $75,000 Azalea S. on Independence Day...

[read more]

Garoppolo is first winner for WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Outwork title=
Outwork

Garoppolo is first winner for WinStar Farm’s Grade 1 winner Outwork

WinStar Farm’s Outwork, a Grade 1 winner by Uncle Mo, sired his first winner when Garoppolo won a 5 ½-furlong maiden special weight at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Kactus Kate is first winner for WinStar Farm’s Tourist title=
Tourist

Kactus Kate is first winner for WinStar Farm’s Tourist

WinStar Farm’s Tourist, a multiple Grade 1 winner by Tiznow, sired his first winner when Kactus Kate kicked off her racing career with a decisive two-length victory...

[read more]

Constitution among top sires at F-T Midlantic sale title=
Constitution

Constitution among top sires at F-T Midlantic sale

Led by a $350,000 colt, Constitution was one of the leading sires during Monday's session of the June 29-30 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of 2-year-olds...

[read more]

Speightstown's Victim of Love storms to victory in Vagrancy H. (G3) title=
Speightstown

Speightstown's Victim of Love storms to victory in Vagrancy H. (G3)

Victim of Love earned her first graded stakes win in the Vagrancy H. (G3) at Belmont Park, forging her way through a driving rainstorm to defeat Come Dancing...

[read more]

Speightster first-timer rallies to take Churchill Downs MdSpWt title=
Speightster

Speightster first-timer rallies to take Churchill Downs MdSpWt

Fabricate became Speightster's second winner on June 26 with a determined half-length victory in a six-furlong maiden special weight at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths title=
Congrats

Congrats colt wins Easy Goer S. by nearly 20 lengths

Celtic Striker drew away from Sonneman in upper stretch en route to a 19 3/4-length victory in the Easy Goer S. at Belmont Park...

[read more]

Outwork and Speightster colts fire bullets at Fasig-Tipton Under Tack show title=
Outwork
 - 
Speightster

Outwork and Speightster colts fire bullets at Fasig-Tipton Under Tack show

Colts from WinStar first-crop stallions Outwork and Speightster shared the fastest time for a furlong during the June 24 Under Tack show for next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in Training sale...

[read more]

Constitution's Tiz the Law powers to historic Belmont S. (G1) victory title=
Constitution

Constitution's Tiz the Law powers to historic Belmont S. (G1) victory

Tiz the Law's perfect season continued on Saturday when the 3-year-old Constitution colt rolled to a near four-length victory in the $1 million Belmont S. (G1).

[read more]