Photo Call is US Grade Three Winner for Galileo
Talented mare Photo Call (5m Galileo x Theaan, by Rock of Gibraltar) scored a Grade I win in the US last year and was back in top form at Gulfstream on the weekend when taking out the $200,000 Grade III Orchid Stakes. Photo Call started her career in Ireland for David Wachman before transferring to the US and joining the stable of Graham Motion for whom she won the Grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes. Sent through the Keeneland November Breeding stock Sale last year she fetched $3million to the bid of Crupi’s New Castle and was subsequently switched to Todd Pletcher. She scored a three-quarter length win in the 1 and 3/8th mile contest and has now won five of 16 starts. Photo Call is the first stakes-winner for her stakes-winning dam Theann, a Grade III winning half-sister by Rock of Gibraltar to Grade I winner Halfway to Heaven.