Saturday, December 30, 2017
So Ritzy holds a unique place in the Florida breeding arena. She enjoyed a brief racing career in the late '90s, compiling a record of 3-2-1 in eight starts with earnings of $50,455, but as a broodmare, she has been more productive than most.
So Ritzy's latest winner is So Sublime, who won a maiden special at Gulfstream Park yesterday in his career debut for Leverett and Linda Miller, who have been the mare's owners from the beginning. For those who recognized So Sublime's pedigree, they profited to the tune of a $13 win payoff, and the Millers picked up the winner's share of $31,200 plus the breeder's award.
So Sublime is the eighth winner from 12 foals for So Ritzy, the first being So Snazzy, a gelding by Ghazi born in 2000 and who won just twice. It got infinitely better after that, with the mare producing multiple graded stakes-winner Silver Wagon, a full brother to So Sublime by Wagon Limit and an earner of $1,162,193. Also, Rehoboth, another full brother who earned $727,215; So Glitzy, a Gilded Time filly with earnings of $179,405; Ritzy Jones, a Smarty Jones colt who earned $111,000, and So Swanky, a son of Fly So Free who banked $166,315.
So Sublime, under red-hot Luis Saez, won by 4 1/4 lengths with seven furlongs in 1:26:02. The colt's debut impressed, making him a good candidate for another $100,000 earner to add to the family. (There's no foal of 2016, but there is an about-to-turn yearling named So Dear, by Fury Kapcori).
With snow blanketing the north, Gulfstream's handle on Friday reached $10,245,951. The Rainbow Pick 6 carryover is $531,275.
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