Cornhusker proves the right call for arbitration
Officer may never match the $1.3 million bankroll earned by his half-sister, Way of Caledonia the 2017 2-year-old female champion, but he won’t stop scratching.
Race on July 9 at prairie grasslands4 year old child Blame the colt picked up his third graduated stakes win by beating Fleetridge and To guarantee in the $300,000 Cornhusker Prairie Meadows Handicap (G3).
The top prize of $180,000 brought its earnings to $534,097 for Peter Vegso’s Vegso Racing Stable. Vegso bred the colt in Florida from the Dixie Union Mare come call .
Winner of the 2021 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) over seven furlongs and the Tom Fool Handicap (G3) over six furlongs in March, umpiring effectively extended to 1 1/8 miles on Saturday night. Third when he was three wide for much of the race, he worked his way up the stretch and wore down the 1 1/4 length leader Fleetridge in the final groove under Javier Castellano. Trainee Saffie Joseph Jr. was timed in 1:50.04 on a fast track, netting $18.80 to win.
Favored To guarantee was only able to make up minimal ground in the slow-paced race to finish third, ahead of the retired fourth and the leader by six furlongs Flash of mischief . silver prospector and R-rated Superstar completed the order of arrival.
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In addition to Caledonia Road and Officiating, Come a Callin produced Minor Stakes Winner One of a kind (Lemon Drop Kid ) of eight foals. She has a 2 year old Munnings colt named Giannis and foaled from a quality road foal this year.