July 19 2018 – The Shannondoe Farm bred two-year-old Bourbon ‘n Ditch overcame an awkward start to wire a Maiden Special field at Indiana Grand. The filly scored by nearly 4 lengths as the even money favorite and is the fourth promising Shannondoe-bred to find the winner’s circle this summer.
The Central Banker filly Subsidiary started off the Shannondoe hot streak with a wire-to-wire debut victory on June 2 at Woodbine. She is also the first winner for her New York-based sire Central Banker.
More June Success
Twelve days later Shannondoe Farm was represented by another Maiden Special winner when Hangman, bred on a foal share with Ashford Stud, broke through with a stylish Maiden Special score at Belmont Park.
Adding blinkers for the 7-furlong turf contest, the three-year-old colt broke sharply and found a good spot on the outside just off the leaders in third. He hit the gas with a three-wide move at the top of the stretch, took over shortly thereafter and had 1 3/4 lengths over Shadwell Farm’s Hizeem at the wire.
The Scat Daddy son is a full brother to Graded Stakes winner Conquest Daddyo, an earner of $320,716 who was also bred by the Everatts, and a half-brother to Stakes winner Hangingbyathread ($307,630).
On June 24, the Shannondoe-bred Honcho, a son of Street Boss, was sent off at 4-1 in his turf and two-turn debuts going a mile on the Santa Anita lawn. Away a bit awkwardly, the chestnut sat off the pace and in the two path into the first turn. Pushed along to pick off foes while widest into the lane, he showed an excellent turn of foot, but plenty of immaturity, in the stretch as he defeated newcomer Oracle of Omaga by a head in what easily could’ve been a larger margin.
Honcho’s dam is a half to graded stakes-winning turf 2-year-old Conquest Daddyo and produced a Goldencents colt last season before being bred to Tourist.
Hangman went through the sales ring at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling auction South Point Sales. The Everatts were the winning bidder at $105,000 to buy Ashford out of the foal share. The colt was later resold to current owner Leonard Green for $185,000 at last years OBS June Two-Year-Olds in Training sale.
Honcho (2017 Keeneland September sale), Subsidiary (2017 Fasig-Tipton July sale) and Bourbon ‘n Ditch (2017 Fasig-Tipton October sale) were also consigned by South Point as yearlings.
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