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Trademark Battles To Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Triumph – Horse Racing Information

Trademark Battles To Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Triumph – Horse Racing Information



Fernando De La Cruz guides Trademark to victory within the Michael G. Schaefer Memorial at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Trademark made his second begin at Horseshoe Indianapolis a successful effort, scoring within the twenty third working of the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial. The race is called after the primary chairperson of the Indiana Horse Racing Fee and members of his household have been trackside to current the trophy.

Trademark and Fernando De La Cruz have been reunited after competing final yr within the Robert Hilton Memorial at Charles City. This time, the duo acquired nearer to the highest ones from the beginning within the one mile 70-yard occasion. Trademark sat simply off the tempo and adopted 5 Star Common and Marcelino Pedroza Jr. on the within with Pats Property and Joshua Morales stalking in second.

Trademark moved up a couple of notches across the remaining flip and by the point the sphere of 9 had moved into the stretch, he had the brief benefit. Trademark put a neck forward of 5 Star Common, however he fought proper again, retaking the lead. Trademark fought for the highest spot once more and acquired it late within the lane, selecting up the win by 1 1/2 lengths over 5 Star Common. Masqueparade and Adam Beschizza used a late rally to complete third.

“We talked about it within the paddock with the proprietor (who mentioned) simply put him in place and monitor them from there,” mentioned De La Cruz. “No matter horses need to take to the lead. Into the stretch, he simply took off to the wire. He was somewhat bit inexperienced (inexperienced), as a result of he noticed a shadow, however he completed up nicely.”

Trademark paid $11.00 for the win. The Upstart 4-year-old gelding was making his second begin over the monitor at Horseshoe Indianapolis, competing within the Indiana Derby final yr, ending third. Trademark is owned by BBN Racing LLC and skilled by Victoria Oliver.

“Final yr we introduced him right here for the Indiana Derby and he led a lot of the method and simply acquired drained,” mentioned co-owner Brian Klatsky. “We needed to provide him one other probability right here, and he confirmed up at the moment. The older handicap divisions are robust, so we’ve got been procuring round for a race. Coming again right here turned out to be the proper spot.”

Up to now, Trademark has 5 profession wins and pushed his profession bankroll over the half-million greenback mark together with his win Saturday. The victory within the Michael G. Schaefer was his first of 2023 in 5 begins.

Oliver was not on the occasion. When reached by cellphone, she mentioned, “To be trustworthy, I’m touring in a rental, and I have never been in a position to see [the race] but. But it surely appears like he ran rather well. My proprietor advised me he sat about third and pulled away. He sort of likes that working fashion. He likes to take a seat outdoors horses and stalk the tempo.”

Oliver continued, “He is a kind of horses that simply all the time trains forwardly and is all the time able to run while you put him in. He is not too tough when he is prepared as a result of he will get actually sharp. He got here again, fast sufficient after working at Monmouth. I assumed he ran a extremely good race at Monmouth. I feel with a greater journey he might have gained that race. At present was his day.”

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jone, Trademark is out of the Artistic Trigger mare Artistic Trick. He was a $42,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale buy in 202o when supplied by Eaton Gross sales.

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