Jockey (from last start)
BreederFred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding
One year after winning the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with Authentic, the colt’s co-owners, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables, return this year with Pinehurst in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1).
Just like Authentic’s early days on the track, they are again joined by an ownership group that includes SF Racing and Golconda Stable among a group of 10 high profile owners.
Pinehurst made an easy debut to his career with a nearly wire-to-wire victory by a half-length in a Del Mar maiden special weight Aug. 1. But, it was in the Runhappy Del Mar Futurity (G1) in which Pinehurst made his argument for being a favorite in the Juvenile with a romp over the same track he’ll running on in November.
In command from the start, the others never had a chance with Pinehurst sailing home by 4 ½ lengths under Mike Smith.
Pinehurst continues going from success to success from the sales ring to the racetrack. The colt was sold for $180,000 as a weanling at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale and proved to be a successful pinhook when more than doubling that price as a yearling at the Keeneland September Sale. Pinehurst was signed for as a yearling by SF Bloodstock and Starlight Racing with Madaket Stables also on the ticket.
Co-breeder, Fred Hertrich III has seen three horses bred under his name run in Breeders’ Cup races – all in juvenile races. Boys at Tosconova, co-bred with McCarthy Livestock, finished second in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) for Hertrich’s best finish as a breeder.
Though not a rookie in the horse business, John D. Fielding, the other co-breeder, will be seeing a horse bred under his name make its first Breeders’ Cup start when Pinehurst lines up in the Juvenile.
|September 06, 2021||Runhappy Del Mar Futurity||DEL MAR||1||1|
|August 01, 2021||DEL MAR||1|