Hallandale Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Itsmyluckyday, winner of this
summer’s Woodward Stakes, is probable to start in the $500,000 Cigar Mile at
Aqueduct on Nov. 29.
Trained by Eddie Plesa, Itsmyluckyday finished third in his last start in the
one-mile Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park on Sept. 27.
“He’s going to run in the Cigar Mile on the 29th of November. Then, he’ll
probably go to Spendthrift,” said Plesa.
The 4-year-old colt, co-owned by Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa, is scheduled
to stand at stud at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky in 2015.
“He’s an unbelievable horse as far as I’m concerned,” the trainer noted.
“We’re looking forward to seeing what he can do at stud. He’s certainly
brought my family, my partners and myself and the people who work with him an
unbelievable amount of excitement. We’re really, really going to miss him.”
Itsmyluckyday posted his biggest victory in the Woodward at Saratoga on Aug.
30. It was his fourth victory of the season to go along with wins in the Best
of the Rest Stakes, Majestic Light and Salvator Mile Stakes. He was second to
Moreno in the Whitney four weeks before the Woodward.
“I’ve been doing this a long time, and I can’t think of a horse race that’s
been more gratifying to me for all the reasons you can imagine,” Plesa said
about the Woodward victory
Last year, Itsmyluckyday had victories in the Gulfstream Park Derby and Holy
Bull Stakes, and was second in the Florida Derby before finishing 15th in the
Kentucky Derby. He was injured during the running of the Pegasus Stakes at
Monmouth Park and did not finish.
Itsmyluckyday has earned $1,702,600 with nine wins, four seconds and two
thirds in 20 lifetime starts.