Jockey (from last start)
BreederCircular Road Breeders
DamNo Mo Lemons
Major General marches into the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance after a victory in the Iroquois Stakes (G3), a “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race. The dark bay colt took command in the stretch and warded off challengers to score by a neck.
In his lone prior start, a maiden special weight at Saratoga, the Todd Pletcher trainee set the pace, led throughout the race, and also prevailed by a neck.
Pletcher, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, is the all-time earnings leader among North American trainers, and he has 11 Breeders’ Cup wins on his resume. He won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile twice: in 2012 with Shanghai Bobby and in 2010 with Uncle Mo.
“You’re always confident whenever Todd puts you on a horse,” said Javier Castellano, who rode Major General in the Iroquois. “His team does a great job, and this horse is just learning. He seemed to enjoy going two turns and when the other horses got to him in the stretch he started to re-break.”
His sire, Constitution, is a son of leading sire Tapit. Also trained by Pletcher, Constitution was a two-time Grade 1 winner.
Major General is owned by WinStar Farm and Siena Farm. As sole owner, WinStar campaigned 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Drosselmeyer.
|September 18, 2021||Iroquois S.||CHURCHILL DOWNS||3||1|
|August 21, 2021||SARATOGA||1|