Big weekend for Father Patrick’s progeny
It was another huge weekend of results for Father Patrick’s North American progeny with a flurry of Sire Stakes and Grand Circuit winners.
The unbeaten freshman filly Sister Sledge led all the way to take out the rich $252,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship Final at Harrah’s Philadelphia on September 8, extending her winning streak to seven races in the process.
The $35,000 Harrisburg graduate has banked $264,562 in seasonal earnings to date, making her the second richest 2-year-old trotting filly this year – behind only Hypnotic AM.
Earlier in the week, star 3-year-old colt Greenshoe put his rivals to the sword at The Red Mile in a division of the Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS), trotting out a six length winner over quality types Pilot Discretion and Chin Chin Hall in a blazing time of 1:50.8.
It was the last start Zweig Memorial winner’s fourth sub 1:51 win of 2019.
The Marcus Melander sophomore is the winner of nine races and $843,223 in stakes-money to date.
On the same card, the Julie Miller trained French Cafe was a comfortable three and a quarter lengths victor of her KYSS division.
It was the 3-year-old filly’s sixth lifetime win and took her earnings to $132,900.
Father Patrick’s progeny were also to the fore in the Grand Circuit action at Woodbine Mohawk Park over the weekend, with the 2-year-old filly Panem backing up her Champlain Stakes victory with a tenacious win in her Peaceful Way elimination and Sisters Promise recording a career best 1:53.8 win in a division of the Simcoe Stakes for 3-year-old trotting fillies.
Trotters by the stallion also filled plenty of the minor positions in the big races, with the world champion juvenile Amigo Volo finishing second in his PASS Champion Final, Special Honor likewise second in her Simcoe Stakes division and Shishito filling third spot in Sister Sledge’s PASS Championship Final.