LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 9) – W.S. Farish and David F. Mackie’s Irish Jasper was fine the morning after her 1¾-length victory over favored Stonetastic in the Thoroughbred Club of America (G2), said Baldo Hernandez, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. He said the First Defence filly would return to New York this week.
The victory gave Farish his 24th graded stakes win at Keeneland, for which he received a Keeneland Bowl as part of the track’s Milestone Trophy Program. He and Claiborne Farm are the only two owners to reach that level of success here.
Irish Jasper was one of four graded stakes winners yesterday for Brown. At Belmont Park, he sent out Lady Eli to win the Flower Bowl (G1), Practical Joke to take the Champagne (G1) and Camelot Kitten to win the Hill Prince (G3).
A multiple Grade 1 winner and millionaire, Lady Eli is cataloged for Keeneland’s upcoming November Breeding Stock Sale.
Stonetastic is scheduled to return to Monmouth Park on Monday, but third-place finisher Bendable will remain here for a likely start in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track Oct. 22.