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BreederSilver Springs Stud, LLC
At first glance it would be easy to dismiss Casa Creed after a disappointing 12th-place finish in the 2020 FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile presented by PDJF (G1), however, a turn back in distance by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott completely has changed this horse’s trajectory.
By all indications Casa Creed really came into his own this spring at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old used his powerful late kick to win the 7-furlong Elusive Quality Stakes before his “Win and You’re In” victory in the Jackpocket Jaipur Stakes (G1) as a 10-1 shot.
Although his 4-year-old season culminated with a trip to the 2020 Breeders’ Cup, the year can be best be summed up as a time of growth and maturation for Casa Creed with his best finish being a third in the Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at his summer home, Saratoga Race Course.
Casa Creed began his 3-year-old campaign in 2019 with a turf win by a neck in the Kitten’s Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Casa Creed also recorded second-place finishes in the Palm Beach Stakes (G3) in March and the Penn Mile (G2) in June. He ended the year with a National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2) victory by a head at Saratoga.
A $105,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase, the bay son of Jimmy Creed took only two races to break his maiden and after additional seasoning, finished 2018 with a mid-pack finish in the Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Mott is the youngest trainer inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and has won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer three times. He ranks sixth among trainers in Breeders’ Cup history with 10 victories and $19.9 million in earnings.
- October 21, 2021
This is the last of eight weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
- September 10, 2021
$1 Million FanDuel Turf Sprint and $1 Million Calumet Turf Cup from Kentucky Downs Featured Live this Saturday on NBC
The “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – presented by America’s Best Racing” comes to Kentucky Downs this Saturday, Sept. 11 on NBC from 5-6 p.m., with live coverage of the $1 million FanDuel Turf Sprint Stakes (G3) and the $1 million Calumet Turf Cup Stakes (G2).