In what was one of the most impressive races run in the U.S. during his sophomore season, Any Given Saturday ran away with the G1 Haskell Invitational by four and one-half lengths defeating a field that included G1 winner Hard Spun as well as Horse of the Year Curlin. Earlier that same year, he pushed another three-year-old from that great crop, Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, to a new track record in the G3 Tampa Bay Derby. He then went on to defeat older horses in the G2 Brooklyn Handicap and also lists the G2 Dwyer among his wins at three.
Dr. William Solomon, who also partners with Darley to stand Offlee Wild at Pin Oak Lane, expressed his excitement about Any Given Saturday when he said, “Any Given Saturday will be an outstanding addition to our farm and to the breeding industry in Pennsylvania. He continues to show the ability to throw quality winners and I expect great support from breeders in our state.”
Any Given Saturday, currently ranked sixth among North America’s leading third-crop sires with over $3.5 million in earnings, is represented by 20 Stakes horses, including the undefeated Princess Arabella. From his first crop, she was one of the nation’s top three-year-old fillies of 2012, and a horse that prompted trainer Bob Baffert to say, “She’s such a freaky filly. When I led her over to the races, I never had to worry about her getting beaten, and that’s a rare feeling in this game.” Although an injury cut short the Kentucky Oaks favorite’s career, she commanded a $725,000 purchase price at Keeneland’s January sale earlier this year.
Stakes-winning colt Carving, also trained by Baffert, won three of his first four starts, including the Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park and placed fourth in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes. Listed winner and 2013 Graded-placed Show Some Magic, who is heading towards the half-million mark in earnings, and Del Mar juvenile Stakes winner Dry Summer, hail from a very solid second crop. And Donegal Racing’s winning juvenile colt Smart Cover, from his third crop, shows tremendous promise and is Graded-placed this year.
A son of the sire-making Distorted Humor, Any Given Saturday is out of the A.P. Indy mare Weekend In Indy, also dam of Graded Stakes winner Bohemian Lady.
For more information, please contact Dr. Solomon at (717) 235-4954.