Son of Violence took the Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park
When No Parole crossed the Belmont Park finish line 3 3/4 lengths clear June 20 in the Woody Stephens Stakes Presented by Claiborne Farm (G1), the Violence colt helped fulfill a dream for his breeders almost a decade in the making.
“It was an awesome day,” said bloodstock agent Andrew Cary, who helped the Violence colt’s breeders, Keith and Ginger Myers, build their Louisiana-based breeding operation beginning in 2014. The Myers, who own and operate Coteau Grove Farms in Louisiana, began racing in 2008 before re-configuring their strategy to prioritize breeding.
No Parole’s victory in Saturday’s seven-furlong test marked the first top-level score for the Myers’ program which now boasts a band of over 25 broodmares.