Vinery shuttler Big Brown sired another ‘winner’ at Arlington Park on Saturday but the victory won’t count after stewards decided to void the race.
Miss Lucky Sevens (2f Big Brown – Fancy Clancy by Rahy) passed the post four lengths clear of her rivals over 1600m at the Chicago circuit. But a fallen rail hampered several runners and chief stipe Joe Lindeman ruled no race instead of correct weight.
Miss Lucky Sevens was making her debut and had to hurdle the rail when she was making a forward move under jockey Florent Geroux. “It appeared there was a very small gap in the turf rail on the far turn,” Lindeman said. “A horse brushed the rail at that exact spot which caused several sections of the rail to come apart, landing on the course.”
Bred by Charles Fipke in Kentucky, Miss Lucky Sevens is trained by Wayne Catalano and was a $50,000 buy from the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale. She is a half-sister to stakes winners by Fusaichi Pegasus and Point Given.
Their dam Fancy Clancy comes from a family of bluebloods. She is a half-sister to Churchill Downs G1 winner Joyeux Danseur (Nureyev) who died during his second season at Wattle Brae Stud in 2005.
Big Brown has sired six Kentucky-bred two year-old winners so far this year. He shuttles to Vinery but a hind leg injury prevented him from covering a third Australia book this year.
– Karl Patterson