Reaching for Roses: The Beginning of the Journey

July 15, 2012

Skype Wins Her First Stakes Race

Video Courtesy of Hipodromo Camarero

Skype (aka Score Classy) improved her record to a perfect 3 for 3 with a win in the Grade III Clasico Eduardo Cautino Insua at Hipodromo Camarero on Sunday. Watching her cross the finish line first in a stakes race in a final time of 1:11.85 for six furlongs was one of the happiest moments of my life. I am so proud of her and so happy for everyone that played a part in her making it to this point: Sam Penn, Frank Mitchell, Tom Evans and the Trackside Farm team my parents and countless other friends.

Hopefully this is just the first stakes win for Skype and she is just the first of many stakes winners out of Sky. Remember, Sky has a yearling by Parading (named Faith) at Frank Mitchell’s farm outside of Lexington and a 3-year-old gelding by Artie Schiller named Sky Above, who has been working consistently at Woodbine and could be nearing a start.

Go Skype! Go Sky Above! Go Faith! And Go Sky!

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4 Comments »

  1. That was an impressive effort from the filly! She didn’t have everything her way, had to come up inside horses, had to battle to get the lead, then repelled a challenge, and pulled away. That was a major step forward for a young racehorse learning her trade.

    I’m not going to predict anything for her, but there’s plenty of excitement and enjoyment to come out of this race. Her mother is never going to have a blank produce record after today, and everything looks just a little shinier after that picture in the winner’s circle.

    Best of luck!

    Comment by fmitchell07 — July 15, 2012 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  2. Congratulations to your baby. I hope you feel like a proud dad even if you don’t still own her.

    Comment by Turnbackthealarm — July 16, 2012 @ 10:07 am | Reply

  3. Travers
    I have not checked in for a while, but I find this to be great news. Best always.
    Ned Daly

    Comment by Ned Daly — July 31, 2012 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  4. Wow, talk about not checking in for awhile (me!) Travers what a great update ( and very sad to hear about the Stevie Wonderboy foal) but I wish continued success with all you do.

    Comment by SR Vegas — August 17, 2012 @ 4:34 pm | Reply


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