Diamond B Farm 2021 Stallion Show Set for Saturday, January 9

The annual Diamond B Farm stallion show will take place on January 9, 2021 at 1671 Tilden Road in Mohrsville, PA. Stallions will be on parade from 11 a. m. – 3 p. m.. A light brunch will be served.

Diamond B is home to veteran stalwarts Uptowncharlybrown, Talent Search and Boisterous along with a pair of the most promising young stallions in the Keystone state.

Rowayton, a Grade 1 son of super-sire Into Mischief joins the Diamond B roster for 2021 and is perhaps the most exciting stallion to retire in Pennsylvania in recent years. He began his career with an ultra-impressive juvenile debut win at Del Mar followed by Grade 1-placings behind champion Game Winner in the Del Mar Futurity and American Pharoah Stakes.

Speightstown is among the hottest sires in 2020 and his highly-promising Graded-placed son Eastwood will see his first yearlings go through the ring in 2021.

The Distorted Humor son Boisterous ranks as Pennsylvania’s #7 sire after a strong 2020 season. Loud Mouth, winner of the Cary Grant S. and Del Mar Oaks (G1) runner-up California Kook are among the 2020 blackytipe runners by the striking son of Distorted Humor.

Uptowncharlybrown and Talent Search have also been a fixtures near the top of the Pennsylvania stallion ranks. The former is the sire of new 2020 stakes winner Wait For It, winner of the Hard Spun Stakes at Presque Isle Downs while Talent Search again ranks among the Top 10 stallions in the state.

Contact Glenn Brok (610 659-2415/[email protected]) or Becky Brok ([email protected]) with questions or for more details.

How to Earn a Rowayton Lifetime Breeding Right

Rowayton is one of the most exciting stallion prospects to retire to Pennsylvania. Diamond B Farm is providing the opportunity to earn a lifetime breeding right in this Grade 1 son of super-sire Into Mischief.

  • The total cost is $12,500, including a $500 enrollment fee.
  • Breed two mares in 2021 at his $6,000 stud fee, each fee payable when those foals stand & nurse.
  • Breed two more mares in 2022, with no stud fee due in 2023.
  • You must produce at least three live foals, only paying a stud fee on two.
  • A lifetime breeding right is assigned once these criteria are met. No other fees are due.
  • Contact Glenn Brok with any questions or to sign up – (610) 659-2415 or [email protected]

Grade 1 Into Mischief Son Rowayton Retired to Diamond B

Glenn and Becky Brok announced Nov. 25 that Rowayton, a grade 1-placed son of leading sire Into Mischief, has been retired and will enter stud at their Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa, in 2021. The 4-year-old will enter stud for an introductory fee of $5,000.

Raced by Larry Best’s OXO Equine, Rowayton won his first start in a maiden special at Del Mar and in his second start ran second to future champion Game Winner  in the Del Mar Futurity (G1). He followed up with a third in the American Pharoah Stakes (G1).

At 3, Rowayton won an allowance race at Belmont Park in near-track record time and went on to finish third in the Dwyer Stakes (G3).

“Rowayton displayed his brilliant speed winning at Belmont Park where he was only two-fifths over the track record blazing 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:14.94 when he was trained by Don Chatlos,” said Glenn Brok. “His sire is enjoying incredible success and being from the family of champion Proud Spell, we feel like he will be a very important addition to the stallion ranks in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

Bred in Kentucky by Allen Poindexter, Rowayton is out of the Indian Charlie mare Rosemonde, who is a half sister to multiple Canadian champion Miss Mischief and multiple stakes-placed winner Mind Out.

The Broks said an incentive plan for breeders to earn a lifetime breeding right will be announced soon.

Loud Mouth, by Boisterous, Takes Cary Grant S. at Del Mar

Thomsen Racing’s Loud Mouth tracked the leaders early, then fired his best shot in the lane under leading rider Abel Cedillo and came away with a three-quarter length score in the seventh running of the Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif.

The 4-year-old colt by Boisterous rang up his first stakes score in the Cal-bred offering, besting six rivals in 1:22.34 for the seven panels.

It was the second win on the day for Cedillo, who now has 18 firsts in 11 days of racing. Loud Mouth is trained by Steve Knapp.

Finishing second was Jay Em Ess Stable’s Take the One O One, while Reddam Racing’s Rookie Mistake was three and a half lengths farther back. The 11-10 favorite, West Point Thoroughbreds, Barker, Sandbrook, et al’s Galilean finished fourth.

“I kept experimenting with him to find out what and how far he wanted to run,” Knapp said of Loud Mouth. “He got some real questionable rides, several of them, but I knew this horse could run. We went the seven today and worked out and he ran huge. This horse has a big heart and when he gets to the lead or gets close, he runs. And he’s got a really nice way of moving. He’s a runner and this is a hell of a win.”

“I could tell they were going fast up front (:22.13, :44.94, 1:09.56), but I had my eye on the favorite (Galilean),” said Cedillo. “I was tracking him. When he made his move (on the turn), I moved with him. Then I went by him in the straight and went after the leader (Take the One O One). My horse had it and we got him.”

Loud Mouth paid $28.00, $10.60 and $7.00 for his tally. Take the One O One returned $4.80 and $3.60, while Rookie Mistake paid $6.80.

Boisterous stands at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania.

-edited from www.paulickreport.com


Uptowncharlybrown’s Wait For It Scores in Hard Spun S.

Wait For It continued his fall hot streak with an emphatic 2 1/4-length triumph in the Hard Spun Stakes at Presque Isle Downs, his second Stakes victory in his past three outings.

The son of Diamond B Farm’s stallion Uptowncharlybrown now has 4 victories in 2020, including the Storm Cat Stakes at Parx on September 7.

Bred by Fantasy Lane Stable, Wait For It races in the colors of Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC and now has a career ledger of 10 wins, and 8 additional in-the-money finishes from 25 starts. He’s also earned $463,428, making him the second leading earner for his sire after multiple Stakes winner Midtowncharlybrown ($554,800).

Diamond B Farm Bred Like a Saltshaker Scores in Fitz Dixon Memorial

Magic Oaks’ Like a Saltshaker became the first stakes winner for sire Peace and Justice  Oct. 12 when the gelding took the Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.

Trained by Adam Rice, Like a Saltshaker was bred in Pennsylvania by Diamond B Farm owner Glenn Brok out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare With Sprinkles.

“We always sell our yearlings privately off the farm and Like a Saltshaker was one of the best of his crop last year,” said Brok.
 
Ridden by Harry Hernandez, who was aboard for his maiden victory Sept. 29, Like a Saltshaker broke on top in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint on the all-weather track. The gelding settled in third early rating just off the pace as Imperial King set fractions of :22.89 and :45.56 through the first half-mile. 

But Imperial King’s lead was short-lived and he faded at the top of the stretch. Like a Saltshaker, who had saved ground when running just off the rail in the turn, bid three wide heading into the lane to make his run for the wire.

In the final strides, Like a Saltshaker split frontrunners Nice Ace and Smokin’ Jay and was able to get up in time and claim the victory by three-quarters of a length. 

The gelding was also the first winner for Peace and Justice. 

Peace and Justice, a three-time winner on turf from eight starts for Justice Family Racing Stables, is a 10-year-old son of War Front  out of the Smart Strike mare Strike the Sky, also dam of Dixie Stakes (G2T) winner Hudson Steele and Lauren Byrd, who is stakes-placed on the turf.

The dark bay entered stud in 2017 at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania, then moved to Northview PA in 2018 and stood for $3,500 in 2020. Northview sold its Pennsylvania division this year to consolidate and focus on its Maryland operation.

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com

Two Uptowncharlybrown SWs on PA’s Day at the Races Card

Labor Day Monday, Parx Racing celebrated the 20th renewal of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races. The holiday program, run strictly for horses bred in Pennsylvania, featured five $80,000 stakes for state-breds with purses for the day totaling $740,000.

Progeny of the Diamond B Farm stallion Uptowntowncharly scored in a pair of the races.

The Storm Cat Stakes went to front running Wait for It. Allowed to control leisurely fractions under jockey Anthony Nunez, the five-year-old gelded son of Uptopwncharlybrown finally shook loose of longshot Tudox Expectations coming to the quarter pole, opened a clear lead turning for home and then pulled away late to win by a comfortable two and a quarter lengths.

Owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud and trained by Ed Coletti, Wait for It went off as the public’s choice at 7-5 and paid $4.80 to win. He covered the one mile and one-sixteenth over a fast track in 1:44.26 to become his sire’s latest blacktype winner.

Just after the Storm Cat, the Uptowncharlybrown outfit came right back to win the Banjo Picker Sprint with Midtowncharlybrown. Right on the heels of blazing pace setter Dancing Bull through wicked fractions of 21.55 and 44.11, Midtowncharlybrown fell about three lengths behind as the field came into the stretch.

The six-year-old son of Uptowncharlybrown, however, refused to surrender As the pace began to finally take its toll on Dancing Bull, Midtowncharlybrown started to close the gap again as they passed the eighth pole. He finally surged ahead with about 70 yards to go and then moved away at the end to win by just over a length over his full brother Midnightcharly. Finishing third was Final Shot, the latest blacktype runner for another Diamond B stallion Talent Search.

It was the second straight win in the Banjo Picker Sprint for Midtowncharlybrown, trained again by Ed Coletti and ridden to victory by Roberto Rosado. Part of a favored entry at 4-5, he paid $3.60 to win and finished the six furlongs in 1:10.65.

Impressive First Winner for Social Inclusion

Social Exclusion became the first winner for Social Inclusion, besting a field of 2-year-old fillies racing five furlongs on the turf at Gulfstream Park in her July 1 debut.

Social Exclusion flew out of the gate under jockey Emisael Jaramillo and quickly established the early lead. She then blazed through the first quarter-mile in :21.29 with the Wesley Ward-trained Gem Thief pressing her from the outside.

After cutting the corner coming into the stretch, Social Exclusion turned in a half-mile in :44.26 while pulling away from Kay’s Project who tried to go with her, but was clearly outrun. The winner opened a 4 3/4-length margin at the wire and finished in a final time of :56.50 over the firm turf.
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Trained by Steve Klesaris for owner Joseph Imbesi, Social Exclusion went off at odds of 10-1 and was followed to the wire by runner-up Kay’s Project at odds of 29-1. The favored Gem Thief finished third.

Bred in Florida by Steven Smith, Social Exclusion is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Genuine Treasure and she is the second starter for her sire.

Social Inclusion, who began his stud career at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Florida at a fee of $4,000, now stands at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for $5,000.

After breaking his maiden first time out by 7 1/2 lengths at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old, Social Inclusion followed with a 10-length allowance score at the south Florida track over eventual dual grade 1 winner and sire Honor Code .

The son of Pioneerof the Nile then earned three placings at the graded level while racing for Rontos Racing Stable and trainer Manuel Azpurua. He first placed third in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (G1) won by Wicked Strong , then again in the Preakness Stakes (G1) won by California Chrome , and finally, behind Bayern  in the Woody Stephens (G2).

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com

Flashback’s British Idiom Named Eclipse Award Champion

The speed figure British Idiom earned in her winning debut at Saratoga Race Course gave trainer Brad Cox the confidence to move forward, and the chestnut daughter of Flashback  did the rest. Back-to-back wins in two-turn grade 1 races were more than enough to separate her from the rest of the pack, and she was an easy pick to earn the Eclipse Award as top juvenile filly.

Bred in Kentucky by the late Hargus Sexton, his wife, Sandra, and Steve and Brandi Nicholson’s Silver Fern Farm, British Idiom was a $40,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale purchase by bloodstock agent Liz Crow (signing the ticket as X-Go Ranch).

British Idiom is a daughter of the Tapit son Flashback, who stands at Glenn and Becky Brok’s Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania.

Racing for Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, Sol Kumin’s Madaket Stables, and Bethlehem Stables, British Idiom debuted Aug. 15 at the Spa in a maiden special weight race for sale horses sold for $45,000 or less. The result was a 3 1/2-length win going six furlongs.

“She did all of her pre-training in Kentucky, and we shipped her to Saratoga. She had showed enough in the mornings that she would be a ‘Saratoga filly,'” Cox said. “She received a good figure off of that, and we were pointing toward the Pocahontas (Stakes, G2, Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs) … we worked the week before, and I just wasn’t happy with the work and the way she came out of the work, so we took a step back and circled around to the Alcibiades and she proved that day she was a grade 1 horse.”

In the Oct. 4 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) British Idiom cruised to 6 1/2-length victory under Javier Castellano. In her immediate wake was the grade 1-winning Perfect Alibi.

“With her physical make up and pedigree (she is out of Rose and Shine, by Mr. Sekiguchi) we thought she’d stretch out just fine,” Cox said. “She’s not overly aggressive in her training. She’s really mild-mannered and has a great mind, so I think that gave us a good indication she’d stretch out.”

Still, there was another bell to answer. Shipping across the country and facing grade 1 winner Bast and the well-regarded Donna Veloce, British Idiom rated well in the 1 1⁄/6-mile Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and had to grind her way past Donna Veloce in deep stretch to post a neck victory.

A 3-for-3 campaign, including the score in the division’s top race, sealed the deal for British Idiom.

Two -year-old Eclipse Award voting breakdown (first-place votes): British Idiom (222), Bast (12), Sharing (6), Alms (1).

-edited from www.bloodhorse.com