Lomitas’s Sanagas

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Photo by Coady Photography

With all the recent press about the late German sire Lomitas siring the female Arc de Triomphe winner, Danedream, as well as many Stakes winners around the world, Sanagas made it another for him today by winning the Sycamore Stakes (Grade III) at Keeneland on the polytrack.  It was originally one mile and a half on the turf but with all the rain they switched it to their synthetic surface and it was run over one mile and five eighths which suited him even better!

Gestuet Faehrhof sent Sanagas to Graham as they felt he had ability but he was high in the handicap in Germany and thought he would be better suited to American racing, but he needs a distance and thankfully he is good enough as most of the longer distances over here are Stakes races.

By the way, he also broke the track record for one mile and five eighths which broke the record previously held by now retired Jade’s Revenge in the Ben Ali (Grade III) back in 2007.

Lomitas had an amazing young life with a history of starting gate phobia (which was overcome with the help of Monty Roberts) and then being poisoned before a race and having to be ‘hidden’ for weeks afterwards because of fear another attack.  Sadly, he died last year at the age off 22 but his legacy seems to be growing weekly.  Congratulations to Dr. Andreas Jacobs of Gestuet Faehrhof who bred Lomitas as well as Sanagas.{jcomments on}

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