Nimitz Class (Munnings) Wins John B Campbell Stakes at Laurel Park

Munnings’ Nimitz Class Wins Second Straight Stakes

It was a second straight stakes victory for Nimitz Class (4c Munnings x Five Diamonds, by Flatter) on Saturday with a win in the John B. Campbell Stakes at Laurel Park.

The 4-year-old was the first out of the gate in the 1 1/16 mile dirt race and had to deal with another horse dueling him for the lead for much of the affair. When Jevian Toledo finally let Nimitz Class loose, that challenge was done and the colt was pulling away in the blink of an eye.

By the time he hit the wire, Nimitz Class was 4 ½ lengths in front with the third place finisher 8 ¼ lengths behind.

The winner of seven of 13 starts for nearly $295,000 in earnings, the Munnings son is trained by Bruce Kravets for owner-breeder Tom Coulter. He’s won three of his last four starts with three stakes wins to his record as well.

Nimitz Class is a full brother to multiple stakes winner Kaylasaurus, with the pair out of stakes winner Five Diamonds. The family also includes Brazilian champion Requebra and Grade I winner In Essence on his page as well.

Nimitz Class also has a yearling half-brother by Lookin At Lucky named Quittin’ Time to come.

Munnings is the sire of three stakes winners in 2023, third best among all North American sires with his runners including five stakes performers overall.