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Great Start to October for BT Racing Ventures

Bradley Thoroughbreds and partners kicked off October with two wins and a second from three starts!

ZLOTY (2yo f. by Exchange Rate out of A.P. Reality) got things going on Thursday impressively breaking her maiden at Belmont by a length over Royal Delta’s 1/2 sister, Crown Queen. She broke sharply and due to her outside post position was caught three wide around the first turn. She was then tucked in third behind the pacesetters down the backstretch. behind slow fractions of 25.2 and 50.3. Zloty continued to inch closer to the front of the pack as the field started to pick up the pace. Turning for home Zloty was able to kick past the pacesetters and hold off the late runners in a decisive win. She earned a Beyer of 70 and a 12 1/4 on the Ragozin Sheets. She may return later this month in the $100,000 Chelsey Flower Stakes at Belmont Park.

Zloty's win photo from October 3rd.
Zloty’s win photo from October 3rd.

The following day at Belmont Park remained a winning one for BT and partners with SAPPHIRE BLUE (3yo f. by Mr. Greeley out of Judith Basin) winning nicely by 2 1/4 lengths in the 5th race at Belmont. She broke alertly in the 1 1/16th turf race and settled in 3rd down the backstretch. Javier Castellano must have known he had a lot of horse left as he turned for home all it took was a flip of the rains as she spurted away from the field. At the 3/16th pole Despite Her Form and Bargaining Table were closing in, Javier showed her the whip and she responded.

Sapphire Blue's win photo from October 4th at Belmont.
Sapphire Blue’s win photo from October 4th at Belmont.

Saturday was a big day at Keeneland as DAYATTHESPA was entered in the G1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, and every partner was in Lexington to cheer her on! Right as the horses were scheduled to get saddled and leave the paddock the skies opened up and as some partners described, it was a “monsoon”. By the time the horses reached the starting gate the turf course was listed as “yielding’. With the rain continuing to pour the gates opened, Dayatthespa was unsure about the rain hitting her face and took about fifty yards to relax and find a comfortable position. She sat third down the backstretch behind slow fractions of 24.00 and 48.30. As the field turned for home Daisy Devine faded, a brutal stretch run was in store for Better Lucky and Dayatthespa. Dayatthespa fought hard only to lose by a head at the wire. It was an exciting race and all partners were very proud of Dayatthespa’s effort! She ran a top lifetime Beyer of 98. What a race!

Better Lucky (outside) Dayatthespa (inside) fighting it out in the G1 First Lady at Keeneland.
Better Lucky (outside) Dayatthespa (inside) fighting it out in the G1 First Lady at Keeneland.
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