Champion Sire Wildcat Heir unleashed yet another eye-catching juvenile, when Vexor took a top class field of maidens gate to wire at Saratoga on August 10th.
A series of fast works at Saratoga heralded his talent, and Vexor was third choice of the mid-summer crowd in the $50,000 maiden special event. Making just his second career start, Vexor broke quickly and immediately assumed command, throwing down splits of :22.45, :45.29, :57.46 en route to a final clocking of 1:04.04 for the 5 ½ furlongs over the main track. Rider Javier Castellano merely showed him the whip over the last sixteenth.
Bred in Florida by Carlos Rafael and Briggs & Cromartie Bloodstock, Vexor is out of the Yes It’s True mare Real Clever Trick, and sold as a yearling for $90,000 at the 2010 Ocala Breeders’ August Sale.
The chestnut colt was second in his Belmont debut back in June, and has compiled a record of 2-1-1-0 and $42,000 racing for Goldmark Farm and trainer John Kimmel.
Wildcat Heir is Florida’s second Leading Sire of 2011, with progeny earnings in excess of $2.7 million.
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