Shivermetimbers and Seven Trumpets Win
West Point 2-year-olds Shivermetimbers and Seven Trumpets both found the winner’s circle over the holiday weekend. We have six individual juvenile winners so far this year!
Shivermetimbers has run the strongest numbers of any 2-year-old we’ve had in quite some time. Registering two 80+ Beyers in his first two starts, the son of Shanghai Bobby graduated in his first try around two turns and earned a rock solid 89 Beyer when he prevailed by a head on Thanksgiving at Del Mar. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, West Point owns the colt in partnership with Mark DeDomenico (who was part owner of Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck).
The colt is on the Triple Crown trail and will be nominated to both the $400,000 Springboard Mile on December 17 at Remington Park and the $100,000 Sham Stakes on January 13 at Santa Anita.
Seven Trumpets made it two in a row with a score in a first-level allowance in the opener on Churchill Downs’ November 27 “Stars of Tomorrow II” card.
A son of Morning Line, Seven Trumpets was well beaten in his debut in mid-July at Ellis Park, but with some “bad racing luck” and masterful training by Dale Romans, he’s developed into a horse to watch for the future.
After exiting his debut with a tender shin, the colt was treated and entered to run in August at Ellis but did not draw in. He was then slated to return Labor Day weekend, but races were canceled due to a deluge of rain. This series of events turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
In early September the colt “went out the back door” and was well beaten in a workout in company at Churchill. Romans then started him on an intense schooling regime, in which he worked in and amongst horses every week, took dirt, and was taught to remain confident while in tight quarters.
With two wins under his belt, Seven Trumpets will see stakes action in his next start. Where and when is to be determined, but we’re pretty darn excited about him!