Lynwood Stable has been breaking and training some of America’s finest racehorses for over 30 years including recent eclipse winners Songbird and Honor Code.
Classic-placed Lynwood Graduate won by 6 1/4 lengths. Free of trouble and with an ideal stalking trip, Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway thrived by the beach at Del Mar in the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes Aug. 26.
It was the ninth grade 1 victory for Songbird, whose earnings now stand at $4,562,000. She was bred in Kentucky by John Antonelli out of the West Acre mare Ivanavinalot, who also has an unraced 2-year-old Ghostzapper filly, a yearling filly by Tapizar , and an American Pharoah weanling filly.
The year turned over and she hit a speed bump in training early, but Songbird is still Songbird.
During her 2017 debut June 10 at Belmont Park in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1), Fox Hill Farm’s 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was challenged in the turn by Paid Up Subscriber, who put a head in front of the two-time champion filly with a rail move.