Mill Ridge & Nicoma News


December 18, 2018

Friends/clients, John & Jerry Amerman had a winner at Gulfstream on Saturday with AWARD WINNER.  The colt is a half brother to OSCAR PERFORMANCE.  AWARD WINNER was foaled and raised at Mill RIdge Farm.

7th-Gulfstream, $40,500, Msw, 12-15, 2yo, 1m, 1:38.86, sy. AWARD WINNER (c, 2, Ghostzapper--Devine Actress{SW, $107,300}, by Theatrical {Ire}) could only manage sixth in his seven-panel unveiling at Churchill Downs Oct. 28 and prepped for this with a best-of-46 half-mile in :48 flat at Palm Meadows Dec. 7. Seizing the early advantage, the 3-1 shot set a moderate early tempo and took flight in the stretch, cruising home to a 4 1/2-length score over Bebeau (Bernardini). The winner is a half-brother to a pair of millionaire turf runners in recently retired "TDN Rising Star" Oscar Performance (Kitten's Joy), MGISW, $2,345,696; and Oscar Nominated (Kitten's Joy), MGSW & MGISP, $1,501,889. Devine Actress failed to get in foal to Flatter for the 2017 season, but produced a Dansili (GB) colt this year before being bred back to Kitten's Joy. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $24,369.

 O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Jerry Amerman (KY); T-Brian A. Lynch