A clash of two Colonial Downs stakes winners is set to take place this Saturday (March 13) at Oaklawn!
Virginia-bred Boldor and Minnesota-bred Mr. Jagermeister, respective winners of the 2019 Punch Line and Chesapeake Stakes in New Kent, will square off against five other sprinters in the $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes in Arkansas. Set to go at 5:45 PM, this six- furlong race immediately precedes a major Kentucky Derby prep — the $1 million Rebel Stakes.
Boldor, bred by Carlos and Gillian Moore, is a 5-year-old Munnings gelding that has bankrolled $335,197 from 14 career starts. He is 2-for-2 this year with $126,000 in earnings. Those scores came in the King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn and the Sam’s Town Stakes at Delta. In addition to the ’19 Punch Line, Boldor has a maiden special weight win at Keeneland and an allowance victory at Oaklawn. Trained by Steve Asmussen and owned by Ed & Susie Orr, he is out of the Siphon mare, Senate Caucus.
Mr. Jagermeister is a 6 -year-old Atta Boy horse bred by Kristin Boyce of Minnesota, who she co-owns with sisters Leslie Cummings and Valorie Lund. From 26 career starts, he has 11 wins, 5 seconds and 3 thirds, good for $605,194 in earnings.
“Shane Burke (Colonial Downs stakes coordinator) talked me into coming east and trying the Chesapeake Stakes at Colonial,” Lund said in the winners circle two years ago. “We knew each other from our west coast days and after chatting with him, decided to give it a shot.”
After that win, Lund said, “Mr. Jagermeister is getting better with age. I didn’t really expect him to run at all at two but he wouldn’t let me not run him. Even at three I was very conservative with him. I didn’t think he was going to be good until he hit four. This (2019) is his year. He’ll get even better yet.”
Bet the action at a Colonial Downs Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in New Kent, Richmond, Hampton, Vinton and Dumfries, at a VA-Horseplay OTB in Henrico, Chesapeake and Collinsville, and online at TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, Twinspires.com and NYRABets.com.