April 3, 2010

Say Yes to Yonaguska

It could be a big day for the young sire Yonaguska. Here is a little refresher on the son of Cherokee Run. Handsome and brilliant as a youngster, he sold for $1,950,000 at the Fasig Tipton, February two-year-olds in training sale of 2000. It did not take long for him to reward his owners as he won Saratoga’s prestigious Hopeful Stakes, defeating eventual juvenile champion Macho Uno in the process. That may have proved to be his greatest win, though, as Yonaguska was never able to beat the big boys going a route of ground. He did go on to be a top notch sprinter, and at three he won the Grade 2 Hutcheson, the Grade 2 Fall Highweight and the Grade 3 Sport Page. At retirement he had accumulated 6 wins from 18 starts and earnings of $536,355. He was sent to stud at Vinery in Kentucky and has proven a success, siring horses who can win sprints, but also longer races as well.
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gyongmaman said...

Yonaguska's three-year old colt Tough Win [Maggie May's Sword (Sword Dance)]is perhaps the most exciting recent import here in Korea. He now has six wins from six starts, most recently today when he beat a horse called Bulpae Gisang who is ranked as the second best horse in Korea at the moment.

gyongmaman said...

...actually just as a modification to the above, Tough Win is a gelding.

His win today can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JGWLLC53dc