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Birdrun comes up big in $150K Carl Rose Classic


Sunday, November 14, 2010 |
Birdstone's 4-year-old son Birdrun proved best in the $150,000 Carl G. Rose Classic at Calder on Nov. 13, beating odds-on favorite Duke of Mischief by 4 1/2-lengths with a powerful final furlong. Birdstone now has seven stakes horses in 2010 and is the sire of two champions from his first crop.

Birdrun was the second choice behind Duke of Mischief in the nine furlong Carl Rose, which was part of the Florida Million card at Calder. Birdrun was a clear second for first six furlongs, then commenced his rally to briefly duel with Duke of Mischief. He took over at the head of the stretch and pulled away to stop the clock in 1:54.47 over the fast main track.

Art Preston, principal of Oxbow Racing, was predictably excited by the race. "He took a huge jump winning his last race at Belmont with a big number (105 Beyer) and we decided to take the step up to this race. He beat a very nice horse today (favorite Duke of Mischief), so he's come a long way and we look forward to the winter with him."

Birdrun is now 5-5-1 in 15 starts, earning $259,194 for Oxbow Racing. He is trained by Bill Mott and was bred in Florida by Arthur Appleton. He set a track record at Belmont Park on Oct. 21, 2009, when he covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:39.38.

Birdrun is out of the winning mare Run Like Martha, who is a half-sister to the multiple graded winner Sovereign Kitty. Oxbow bought the chestnut colt at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale.