Bonne Chance Farm, LLC and Stud RDI, LLC’s 2yo Argentine Champ and multiple G1 winner IVAR (BRZ) added his third G1 win October 3rd when he took the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland in impressive fashion. The son of Agnes Gold (JPN) sat off the pace and closed like a rocket for a final time of 1:33.99, punching his ticket to the November 7th FanDuel Mile Presented by PDJF. In reality, Ivar (BRZ) born October 4th, 2016 was a true 3 year old , winning the race just one day before his true 4th birthday. Blinkers off proved to be a savvy equpiment change from trainer Paulo Lobo, returning IVAR (BRZ) to familiar form and finally showing US race goers his impressive come-from-behind kick that he was known for in Argentina. Joe Talamo, who has been on board for his three previous starts, expertly placed the dark bay colt behind the main pack and rode a perfect stalking race, easily passing the field and hitting the wire before sharp closing Raging Bull (FR). Ivar (BRZ) came out of the race in great form and looked unphased by his valiant effort the following day at Paulo Lobo’s barn.
Ivar (BRZ) is out of the Smart Strike mare May Be Now. She is currently in-foal to dual surface G1 winner, Yoshida (JPN) who, like Agnes Gold (JPN), hails from the Sunday Silence line.