THREE SALE GRADS VIE FOR NY-BRED CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS
February 19, 2010
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders announced the finalists and NY turf writers will vote to determine the winners of New York-bred divisional championships to be announced at the April 12 awards banquet.
HAYNESFIELD – Champion 3-year-old male nominee
A Denali farm and sale graduate Haynesfield won the Discovery H.-G3 and three other New York stakes in 2009. Foaled and raised at Denali, he was bred by Barry Weisbord and Margaret Santulli, and sold at Keeneland September for $100,000. Haynesfield has career earnings of $417,681 for Turtle Bird Stable
YOU GO WEST GIRL – Champion Older Female & Champion Turf Female nominee John Hettinger Stakes Winner You Go West Girl was sold by Denali for Gallagher’s Stud at Keeneland September 2005.
STRAIGHT STORY –Champion Turf Male nominee
Denali sale graduate Straight Story was second in $750,000 Virginia Derby-G2, where he posted his second straight heart-breaking decision, losing by a flared nostril to the top European runner Battle of Hastings (GB). Gallagher’s Stud bred the son of Giant’s Causeway from the Lear Fan mare, Eventail