Earle I. Mack and Adam Wachtel have purchased a controlling interest in recent Del Mar track record setting 2-year-old colt, Chasing Aces. Peter Miller trains the son of Flatter, (out of the Mt. Livermore mare Endless Sea), who was purchased at the Barretts March '16 sale for $225,000.
Chasing Aces broke his maiden on July 17th in dazzling fashion setting the track record, (which had stood for 52 years), for 5 furlongs of 56.21, earning a Beyer figure of 101. That was the fastest Beyer number to date by any 2-year-old this year. This effort caught the attention of Mr. Mack who reached out to the colt's trainer, Peter Miller, and Rockingham Ranch, who owned the colt. They were able to put together a deal which will allow the horse to remain in Miller's barn in order to point the colt to the Del Mar Futurity.
“I think he's a special horse. It wasn't just the time he ran but it was also the way he did it. He's a magnificent colt with a spectacular stride.” said Mack. “It's rare you see a 2-year-old run that kind of effort. His 101 Beyer and 4 1/4 Ragozin number make him one of the fastest 2-year-olds we've seen. Despite his obvious brilliance, we are hoping that his pedigree, (being by Flatter out of a Mt. Livermore mare), and his beautiful stride will allow him to carry his speed longer distances.”
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