It was an eventful trip, but Bronn outlasted his foes on Sept. 8 at Los Alamitos to become the first winner for his sire, Buck Pond Farm resident Conveyance, BloodHorse reports.
The dark bay or brown Bronn was part of the battle up front as soon as the gates opened in the one-mile race, but he repeatedly drifted out in the stretch and bumped with eventual runner-up Special Day. He then jumped the tire track marks in the dirt with a sixteenth of a mile to go, but held on gamely to hold off Special Day by a half-length.
Under jockey J.C. Diaz Jr., Bronn completed the one-mile race in 1:38.12. Bob Baffert trains the colt for his wife, Jill Baffert.
Douglas Arnold, owner of Buck Pond Farm, and Rob Auerbach bred the colt, out of the winning Seattle Slew mare Sunrise Slew.
Conveyance stands at Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.
The 12-year-old son of Indian Charlie won four of 11 career starts for earnings of $496,560. He began his racing career under the Baffert shedrow, winning his first four starts, including the Grade 3 San Rafael Stakes and Southwest Stakes. He then finished second in the G3 Sunland Derby before competing in the 2010 Kentucky Derby.
Conveyance was then relocated to the U.A.E., where his highlights included a runner-up effort in the G3 Mahab Al Shimaal at Meydan Racecourse.
Conveyance is out of the placed Holy Bull mare Emptythetill, from the family of G1 winners Plum Pretty, Monba and Secret Hello, G2 winner Silent Account, G3 winner Hadif, and stakes winner Gold Case.
Read more at BloodHorse.
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