Big Brown offspring earn black type on two continents
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Big Wildcat scored an authoritative victory in the Grade 3 Presidente Vargas S. in Brazil, while Darwin was a close-up third in the Group 1 Sussex S. at Goodwood in England to give their sire Big Brown two new stakes horses this year.

Big Brown now has six stakes winners in 2014, graded stakes horses in four countries, and Grade 1 stakes horses in three countries (Japan, Brazil and England).

Big Wildcat was an easy winner of Gavea Racecourse's Grand Prix Presidente Vargas in Brazil, running away in the late stages to cover the 1,600 meters (about one mile) over a very soft turf course in 1:38.99. Big Wildcat is a 4-year-old horse out of Secret Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat, bred in Kentucky by Winner Silk Inc.

Darwin, a $1.3 million sales-topper at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale of 2-year-olds, was beaten less than a length in a stellar effort in the top-class Sussex, just behind the world's top-ranked horse Kingman.

Darwin now has a mark of 4-1-2 in 10 starts, with $231,272 in earnings. He won the Listed Belgrave S. in Ireland on July 13. The 4-year-old, who began his career in the U. S., is half-brother to two-time stakes winner Dagnabit. Their dam Cool Ghoul is a half-sister to Grade 2 Remsen S. winner Comeonmom.
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