On one of the final weekends of the prestigious summers meets across the country, two recent ELiTE Grads picked up their first Stakes wins for their new connections.
HOMELAND SECURITY, a multiple Stakes winning, 5yo daughter of Smart Strike who sold for $460,000 at KEENOV18, lived up to her odds as the heavy favorite in the Unbridled Essence Stakes at Monmouth to win by 2-lengths. This was the first Stakes win for her new connections of Moyglare Stud and trainer Christophe Clement and her 3 Stakes win lifetime.
On the west coast, LADY SUEBEE took the field of the Tranquility Lake Stakes wire-to-wire while drawing away to 5 1/2 lengths on the line. Purchased for $230,000 by David Ingordo for Hronis Racing in KEENOV18, LADY SUEBEE has since been Stakes placed twice, earned Graded Black Type in the G3 Monrovia and finally earned her Stakes Win this summer at Del Mar.
These two Stakes wins mark the 11th and 12th individual Stakes winners sold. ELiTE has sold 36 horses which have gone on to run post-sale, 23 of those are Stakes performers (63%) and 12 of those are Stakes winners (33%).