Aug 1, 2008


Broadway Hennessey has paid immediate dividends in her first three starts since we bought her for Jerry Holldendorfer at the Fasig-Tipton 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder.

The Hennessey filly overpowered her rivals while setting a new track record in her Golden Gate debut. Bet down to l-to-5 in her next start, the Juan Gonzales Memorial, she was the victim of a rare poorly judged race by Russell Baze at Pleasanton.

Baze learned his lesson, as all good riders do, and Broadway Hennessey sat behind the pace in the Wine Country Stakes at Santa Rosa, roaring by the pacesetters with two furlongs to go.

The Hennessey filly caught our eye with a smooth quarter-mile work at Calder. We also noted her similarity to another great Hennessey filly, Harmony Lodge (Gr. 1) who we had plucked out of the same sale a decade ago.

Broadway Hennessey failed to meet her $l50,000 reserve at the Calder sales. We were able to buy her at a discount . She was the only juvenile we bought in Miami this season. We expect you will hear big things from this filly as the weeks and months unfold. She looks the real thing.