Ground Transport leads the way in $100,000 Drosselmeyer S.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Ground Transport, a 4-year-old Big Brown colt, successfully stretched out to 1 1/4-miles to take the $100,000 Drosselmeyer S. Sunday at Belmont Park, the second straight stakes win for the dark bay Kentucky-bred.

Ground Transport had to dole out his speed in the inaugural Drosselmeyer, which was the colt's first attempt at the 10 furlongs. Away cleanly from the gate, John Velasquez kept his mount at an even pace for the first mile while maintaining a lead of a little more than a length.

Spurred on at the top of the stretch, Ground Transport dug in to fight off the late challenge of Ever Rider, prevailing by a head in a solid 2:02.78 over the fast track.
A winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial S. March 22 at Laurel Park, Ground Transport has now bankrolled $260,639 with a mark of 5-4-0 in 14 starts for St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds.

Ground Transport is one of six stakes horses for Big Brown in 2014; with progeny earnings through the first four months of the year topping $920,000, Big Brown ranks in the top 10 on the Third Crop Sire list.

Bred by River Bend Farm Inc., Ground Transport is out of the unraced Broad Brush mare Extry, who is a half-sister to Fire the Groom, winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D. and Grade 2 Wilshire H.  
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