Hollywood Talent Stars in G3 Turf Monster S.

In a plot twist that no one saw coming, Hollywood Talent at odds of 99-1 shocked the field of the Grade 3 Turf Monster at Parx Racing, passing Admiral Abe in deep stretch to take the five-furlong stakes.

With Ricardo Santana, Jr. aboard, Hollywood Talent broke cleanly, settling toward the back of the pack early, content to hang two wide off the rail as Admiral Abe and Firecrow ran one-two. Entering the far turn, Santana hustled his mount on the outside, boldly moving into contention as they turned into the stretch.

In the Parx straight, Admiral Abe took the lead from Firecrow with Hollywood Talent rallying on his outside. As Firecrow faded from contention, Santana and his 10-year-old gelding dug in, passing Admiral Abe in the race’s final yards to take the G3 Turf Monster by 1 1/4 lengths.

The final time for the five furlongs over a good turf course was :59.51. Find this race’s chart here.

Bred in Pennsylvania by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, Hollywood Talent is by the Diamond B Farm stallion Talent Search out of the Johannesburg mare Intrinsic Value.

He is owned by King Star and trained by Juan Vazquez. His victory in the G3 Turf Monster is his first victory in five starts in 2021, for a lifetime record of 12 wins in 52 starts and career earnings of $635,07.

Boisterous Son Loud Mouth Awarded Win in SoCal Stake

Making his first start since June 12 and the longest shot in the field of six at 10-1, Loud Mouth captured the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes via disqualification Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course.

At the finish, the 5-year-old son of Boisterous was a half-length behind 7-1 shot Peaceful Transfer, but was bumped solidly by that rival inside the final sixteenth of a mile, leading stewards Grant Baker, Luis Jauregui, and Tom Ward – by a 2-1 vote – to make the change in the order.

Owned by Thomsen Racing LLC and trained by Steve Knapp, Loud Mouth, who is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Drama Cat, is now 8-for-29 in his career. The $42,000 winner’s share of the purse pushed his bankroll to $374,070.

Well positioned early in third off the pace set by 8-1 shot Tom’s Surprise, Loud Mouth had failed to hit the board in four previous tries at the Johnston distance of one mile, but he was ready after three months on the sidelines.

“He (jockey Abel Cedillo) told me there would be a change for sure,” said Knapp regarding the inquiry. He said (Peaceful Transfer) hit him pretty good and knocked him off stride.

“He’s such a hard trier and he’s easy to train. He’d had a lot of hard races, so I needed to give him a break and I didn’t know if I had him fit enough for this race, but his last two works were better. He’s got such a big heart and ran huge.”

Unplaced in two earlier races at Los Alamitos, Loud Mouth paid $22.60, $9.40, and $4.40. Peaceful Transfer, who had won in his Los Alamitos debut earlier in the year, returned $8 and $5.20 while the show price on Desmond Doss, who was defeated by three lengths as the 9-5 second choice, was $3.40. The final time was 1:35.87.

“He ran a big race,” said Cedillo, who also won Sunday’s sixth with I Know Cash Flow. “He was going by (Peaceful Transfer) when he got bumped. He lost his momentum, but he dug right back in and kept trying.”

Galilean, the 13-10 favorite, finished fourth, his first loss in four starts at Los Alamitos. Tom’s Surprise and Big Fish completed the order of finish.

Champion Wait For It Repeats in Hard Spun S.

2020 PA-bred champion Wait For It surged late under Anthony Nunez to win the $100,000 Hard Spun S. at Presque Isle Downs for the second consecutive year.

It was also the second straight 2021 Stakes victory for the son of Diamond B Farm stallion Uptowncharlybrown. He previously scored in the Page McKenney H. downstate at Parx on April 27.

Bred by Fantasy Lane Stable and trained by Edward J. Coletti, Wait For It has now earned $619,228 for owners Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC. He’s found the winner’s circle a total of 12 times in his 30-race career

Boisterous Son Give Me The Lute Sizzles in Albany Stakes

5-year-old gelding Give Me the Lute set a blistering fast pace, opened up on the competition turning for home, and held off a late challenge from race-favorite Brandothebartender to pick up his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s feature at Golden Gate Fields in Berkley, Calif., the $50,000 Albany Stakes at five furlongs on turf for 3-year-olds and upward.

Give Me the Lute, who went 21.01 and 44.28 for the first two quarter-mile splits, stopped the clock for five panels in a swift 56.26 seconds. The son of Diamond B Farm’s Boisterous was ridden to victory by Irving Orozco. Winner trainer Andy Mathis picked up his third consecutive Albany Stakes win in Saturday’s marquee race, having won the 2019 and 2020 editions with Mike Tiznow.

4-5 favorite Brandothebartender, winner of the Crystal Water and Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita earlier this year, sat at the back of the field before producing a fast rally in the final furlong to complete the exacta. Bettor Trip Nick checked in third. Give Me the Lute paid $6.60 to win, $3.20 to place, and $2.20 to win.

Give Me the Lute races for Rod and Wendy Hogan, who acquired the gallant gelding in 2019. With the Albany Stakes win, Give Me the Lute holds a lifetime record of five wins, two seconds, and two third-place finishes, with career earnings of just shy of $190,000.

edited from www.paulickreport.com

More Accolades for Glenn Brok & Uptowncharlybrown at Annual Iroquois Awards

Diamond B Farm’s Glenn Brok was named the co-leading Pennsylvania breeder and the Uptowncharlybrown son Wait For It earned a championship during a virtual ceremony held May 21 for the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association’s annual Iroquois Awards celebrating the state’s 2020 champions.

Pennsylvania’s champion older male award went to Uptowncharlybrown Stud’s Wait for It, a winner of half of his eight starts and earner of $208,610 in 2020. Edward Coletti Jr. trains the son of Uptowncharlybrown, who won last year’s Storm Cat Stakes at Parx and Hard Spun Stakes at Presque Isle. Wait for It was bred by Fantasy Lane Stables. He was also named the PA-Preferred Male and leading breeding fund horse recipient. 

Blackstone Farm and Glenn Brock were recipients of the leading breeder award. Pennsylvania-breds bred by Brok earned $149,268 in 2020, a figure second only to Blackstone Farm. Brok earned another $76,868 in stallion awards for a total of $226,137. That total was second only to Northview Stallion Station.

Pennsylvania’s Leading breeder in 2017, Brok has ranked as the Keystone State’s second-leading breeder each of the past three seasons.

Uptowncharlybrown’s Wait For It Scores In Page McKenney H.

Wait For It surged late to capture the $114,000 Page McKenney H. at Parx on April 27. The son of Uptowncharlybrown was bred by Fantasy Lane Stales and races in the colors of Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC.

The courageous and durable 6-year-old is now an 11 time winner of $559,828. In addition to the Page McKenney, Wait For It also triumphed in a pair of 2020 stakes – Storm Cat at Parx and the Hard Spun at Presque Isle.

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.