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Horologist Goes Wire to Wire In Summer Colony At Saratoga

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There’s A Chance Stable, Medallion Racing, Abbondanza Racing, Parkland Thoroughbreds, Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Horologist made every pole a winning one in Sunday’s $120,000 Summer Colony, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

A multiple graded-stakes winner – and the 2020 New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year – Horologist broke sharply under Junior Alvarado and never relinquished in the nine-furlong event for older fillies and mares that have not won a graded race in 2021.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Horologist set splits of :23.66, :47.34, and 1:11.77 with Gibberish tracking her early foot in second position over a good and sealed main track. The pacesetter took the field into the final turn with stalkers So Darn Hot and Gold Spirit inching closer with Gibberish failing to pester.

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Minit to Stardom Wires Honorable Miss at 20-1

Homebred Star Guitar filly extended win streak July 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

 

Brittlyn Stable’s homebred Minit to Stardom went straight to the front in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) at Saratoga Race Course July 24 and, despite being the longest shot on the board at 20-1, the Louisiana-bred filly led every step and pulled clear in the stretch to win her third consecutive race since being transferred to trainer Jose Camejo.

“(Jockey) Alex (Cintron) and I talked all week about this race. He really knows the horse, and our game plan was to let her break, get comfortable, and for her to be where she wants to be,” Camejo said. “She was really sharp today and did the rest.

 

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Benoit’s Faith in Star Guitar Pays Off at Saratoga

As the hours wound down on a remarkable birthday July 24 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Evelyn Benoit took a moment to reflect. The owner of Brittlyn Stable has believed in her stallion Star Guitar  from the start of his stud career, and Wednesday Benoit watched at Saratoga Race Course as Minit to Stardom dashed across the line in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) to become the Louisiana-bred’s first graded stakes winner.

Not only did the 4-year-old filly deliver a 20-1 upset, but earlier in the day her 3-year-old brother Star Fitzstall broke his maiden at Delaware Park, making Benoit’s birthday one to remember.

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Louisiana Bred Givemeaminit third in G1 Hopeful S.

Givemeaminit, a two-year-old Louisiana Bred colt by Star Guitar out of Powerful Nation placed third in the G1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, Monday September 4, 2017, in his second start. The bay colt from Star Guitar’s second crop, was soundly bumped at the start, then chased wide before tucking in on the rail. When asked, he rallied willingly along the rail to miss by a head and a neck. He was bred, raised and started by Clear Creek Stud and is owned by Valene Farms LLC.

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