It was a huge day for Claiborne Farm when two runners sired by the farm’s stallions, Fish Trappe Road and Economic Model, finished first and second respectively in the G3 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park July 9.
Fish Trappe Road, a 3-year-old son of Trappe Shot, became the first black-type winner for his young sire in the one-mile dirt contest. The colt came off a runner-up finish by 1 1/4 lengths to Tom’s Ready in the June 11 Woody Stephens (gr. II) going seven furlongs at Belmont, and raced clear by the same margin to claim the one-mile Dwyer over 6-5 choice Economic Model.
Fish Trappe Road completed the mile race in 1:34.84 under jockey Luis Saez on a fast track. Trained by Bret Calhoun for Martin Racing Stables, Fish Trappe Road went off at odds of 3-1. He was bred in New York by Rhapsody Farm and Jon Davis and is out of the Cure the Blues mare Electric Shock.
The Dwyer win improves Fish Trappe Road’s career record to three wins and three seconds from nine starts, for earnings of $518,185.
Trappe Shot, a grade II-winning son of Tapit, stands for $10,000 at Claiborne. He has sired 28 winners this year from 63 starters, including My Man Sam, who was second in the April 9 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. Overall, he has sired 36 winners from 71 starters.
Second-place finisher Economic Model is a 3-year-old son of Claiborne stallion Flatter. Ridden by jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. in the Dwyer, has now won or placed in five of six starts this year, including a victory in the June 11 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont and a runner up effort in the G2 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 30.
Trained by Chad Brown for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, Economic Model was bred in Kentucky by Claiborne. The farm consigned him to the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale, where he was purchased for $150,000 by Northway Bloodstock.
Economic Model’s sire Flatter stands for $30,000 at Claiborne. The son of A.P. Indy has sired 80 winners and six black-type winners this year from 195 starters, including G1 Humana Distaff winner Taris and other graded stakes winners Kobe’s Back, Ami’s Flatter and Upstart. Overall, he is the sire of 407 winners and 36 black-type winners from 538 starters.