Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile
Fair Grounds, 12-14-19, 6 fulrongs
Two Year Old, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $100,000
Artie Schiller–What’s Your Point
Breeder: Stargazers, LLC & Clear Creek Stud, LLC
Owner: Three Diamonds Farm
Trainer: Michael J. Maker
Jockey: Florent Geroux
2nd Binding Agreement
Breeder: Columbine Stable, LLC
Owner: Columbine Stable LLC
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez
Breeder: Richard Ringo
Owner: Richard Ringo
Trainer: James E. Hodges
Jockey: James Graham
Chimney Rock, a maiden winner over the Saratoga turf Sept. 1, was a narrowly beaten second just a week later in the Sept. 7 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint S. and again in the Oct. 6 Indian Summer S. at Keeneland. He was beaten three-quarters of a length when second behind Four Wheel Drive (American Pharoah) in the Nov. 1 GII Breeders= Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint last time out. Making his first attempt on dirt since a third-place finish on debut in the Belmont slop in late June, the bay colt raced off the pace while three wide down the backstretch. He moved up four wide to challenge for the lead at the top of the stretch and powered clear to a much-the-best victory.
Two-year-old Chimney Rock (Artie Schiller-What’s Your Point, by Wheaton) in todays (1-1-19) $1 million G2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. Bred in Louisiana by Stargazers and Clear Creek Stud, LLC, the Michael J. Maker trainee will start from Post Position 1 for owners Three Diamonds Farm.
Chimney Rock broke his maiden by 1 ¾ lengths going away in a $75,000 MSW at Saratoga, in his third start September 1st . Less than a week later he ran back in the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint where he just missed the victory to undefeated Cambria (3-3) by a head. Next out he was once again a close second in the $200,000 Indian Summer Stakes at Keeneland; this time to G2 placed multiple stakes winner Kimari, by a half length. Both races were 5 ½ furlongs on the turf.
An $18,000 purchase from the 2018 Equine Sales Company Select Yearling Sale, Chimney Rock is out of the stakes placed winning Wheaton mare, What’s Your Point ($435,095). He is by 2005 Breeders Cup Mile winner Artie Schiller. Artie Schiller won 6 Graded Stakes and over $2 million in his racing career. He has consistently ranked among the leading sires in the country since his first crop started in 2010.
Chimney Rock will be competing at Morning Line odds of 10-1.
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