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Boldor Wins Sam's Town for Munnings

For the second time in three days, Munnings saw one of his runners visit the stakes winner’s circle when Boldor (5h Munnings x Senate Caucus, by Siphon) won the Sam’s Town Stakes. The victory came a day after Sharp Starr finished second in the La Verdad Stakes to give Munnings three stakes horses in three days.

Making his first start off a layoff, the 5-year-old was ready to run in the Monday afternoon stakes at Delta Downs. Racing last for much of the race, Boldor had plenty of work to do as they entered the stretch but he was more than up for the task. The entire showed off his huge strides to go from last to first in the final furlong and win by three quarters of a length for Ed and Susie Orr.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Boldor was a $700,000 2-year-old purchase at the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in 2018 by his racing owners from Randy Miles. Since then, Boldor has hit the board in seven of 13 starts, including the 2019 Grade III Southwest Stakes.

Bred by Carlos S. E. Moore and Gillian Gordon-Moore, Boldor is one of three stakes horses for the winning mare Senate Caucus, who is also the granddam of stakes winner Sprezzatura. Senate Caucus is also a half-sister to the dam of champion Summer Bird and a granddaughter of Ruby Slippers. That mare is also the dam of three-time Grade I winner Rubiano and a granddam to champion sire Tapit with Lookin At Lucky’s multiple graded stakes winning Madefromlucky also in the family.

Continuing a top 2020, Munnings now has three stakes horses in the first four days of 2021.