CRIMSON STAG VOTED LA BRED 2YO CHAMPION
West Point's three-year-old Crimson Stag, was named the champion two-year-old of 2004 by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The honor is the statebred equivalent of the Eclipse Award. Crimson Stag broke his maiden in a MSW at Saratoga in only his second career start, and the son of Glitterman has now won three consecutive stakes races and earnings of over $222,000 from only eight career starts.
West Point President Terry Finley said, "This is a neat colt. We picked him up at the Fasig Tipton Texas sale, and when he broke his maiden at Saratoga I asked Dallas Stewart how many Louisiana breds he knew of that broke their maiden there. We knew we had a pretty nice colt, and they're really putting on a nice program of Louisiana bred races right now. It's a nice honor for his accomplishments to be recognized. It's a long year, but we got a good start to trying to win again as a three-year-old with a couple stakes wins already. We had so much luck that we went ahead and purchased another two-year-old Louisiana bred this year."