Saturday, September 4, 2010

Souped Up

Zenyatta's 3 year old 1/2 brother took to the turf today and broke his maiden in the 5th at Saratoga. Souper Spectacular, a very expensive ( 1million +) Keeneland '08 September yearling, by Giant's Causeway out of Vertigineaux, by Kris S, broke sharp, stalked the pace and showed some guts to take command at the top of the stretch,  to draw off by a couple. While not a spectacular time, the colt looks like he's still learning, and could move forward from this. Owned by Charlotte Weber's, Live Oak Plantation, she is the granddaughter of Campbell Soup founder, John Dorrance and sits on the Board of Directors of that Company. She was the TOBA outstanding owner and breeder of 1991, National Owner of the Year in 2005, and  recieved the Penny Chenery Distinctive Woman in Racing Award in 2005. She has campaigned champion Miesque's Approval, and the multiple Graded Stakes winner, My Typhoon, who is a 1/2 sister to Sea of Stars  the 2009 European Horse of the Year.

1 comment:

  1. I saw that race.
    Silly me I didn't even bother to mull over the dam. Just the sire and the damsire.

    Could have a future on the lawn (or uh, poly-junk). Hopefully the former. :-D