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BigLuvyEnjoying every step of the way, BRIDGET’S BIG LUVY came out clean as a whistle over a muddy Laurel Park strip in the $100,000 Private Terms S. on Saturday, March 21, sprinting clear early and leading the entire mile and an eighth to score his first stakes win by more than two lengths.

Bred by Dark Hollow Farm, the bright bay son of Tiz Wonderful owned by Tom O’Grady had earlier displayed his affinity for an off track in his first win last October at Belmont Park. And trainer Jeremiah Englehart was confident in the 3-year-old colt’s ability to handle two turns for the first time. “I always thought he was a pretty nice horse,” said Englehart. “The first two times in New York he ran against some pretty nice horses. We always thought he would stretch out.” Jockey Angel Cruz was impressed: “When we got to the front, we got there so easy. He was really relaxed all the way, and coming out of the last turn he just kept going. I looked back and said, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ He galloped out really well. I think that he can go a longer distance.”

A $175,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall sales yearling, the second highest price of the sale, BRIDGET’S BIG LUVY is the second stakes winner for his dam MEMORIES OF MYSTIC, whose first four foals of racing age are all winners. He is a half-brother to Maryland-bred champion MYSTIC LOVE, winner of Laurel Park’s Selima S. and Gulfstream Park’s $100,000 Dania Beach S. in which she defeated colts. The family is that of the famed Christiana Stables blue hen mare OBEAH, dam of two-time champion and millionaire GO FOR WAND.

It’s been a big week for the Dark Hollow Farm-bred MEMORIES OF MYSTIC, as she foaled a colt by Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Midnight Lute a few days prior to BRIDGET’S BIG LUVY’s stakes win. Also the dam of a 2-year-old Not For Love colt named Chris Krispy Kreme, MEMORIES OF MYSTIC is being bred back to Alternation.