Not often do you see graduates taking each other on at the races, let alone taking each other on in a Grade 1 event.
Next Shares, the Grade 1 winner that came from Elite’s very first Keeneland November draft in 2017. will contest the G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile tomorrow at Santa Anita long with fellow Elite graduate Frontier Market. Bought for $190,000 by David Meah, Next Shares has become the Elite poster boy, having taken down the G1 Shadwell Mile at Keeneland with additional graded stakes victories in the G2 Seabiscuit and G2 San Gabriel. The dark bay seven-year-old has amassed over $1.6 million in earnings in his career and will be looking to add to that total tomorrow.
Frontier Market, a graduate of Elite’s most recent Keeneland November draft, was purchased by agent David Ingordo on behalf of Hronis Racing for $170,000. The seven-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid came to the sale off a good 2nd place finish in the G3 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup as well as a 3rd place finish in the Artie Schiller at Aqueduct. Making his second start off the layoff tomorrow, he will take his place as the co-third choice at 6-1.
At the Fair Grounds, Trickle In, another graduate of the 2019 Keeneland November racehorse day draft, lines up in the Allen “Black Cat” LaCombe Memorial for new owners CJ Thoroughbreds. The $72,000 purchase made her first start for her new owners a winning one when taking a first level allowance over the Fair Grounds turf course in January before a 4th place finish in last month’s Shantel Lanerie Memorial.