Union Rags' get score 7 top finishes in just 6 days
- August 28, 2018
- By SARA CAVANAGH
The get of Union rags had been pretty quiet for a while, but that silence was broken with a vengeance on Aug. 22, when, in just six days seven of his get, three colts, three fillies and a gelding, scored in races that included two stakes wins, two graded stakes placIngs and three maiden wins, including one that earned the Thoroughbred Daily News' TDN Rising Star distinction.
Appropriately enough, these top finishes were book-ended by wins from horses trained by Michael Matz, who had trained Union Rags.
On Aug, 22, Matz started the skein of victories when he saddled the 4-year-old filly Consider This, owned by George Strawbridge's Augustin Stable, to win a 11/16 Maiden Special Weight at Delaware Park.
That was the third lifetime start for Consider This, by Union Rags out of an A.P. Indy mare, who had finished second in Maiden Special Weight races at Gulfstream Park and Pimlico earlier this year.
Then on Aug, 25, Catalina Cruiser, out of a Mineshaft mare, trained by John Sadler, won the G2, $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at 7 fulongs at Del Mary by 7 1/4 lengths, giving this 4-year-old colt four wins from four starts and his second G2 Stakes win.
Also at Del Mar on Aug. 25, the 3-year-old colt Tatters to Riches, another out of an A.P. Indy mare, trained by Jeff Mullins, won the $100,000, 1 mile Shared Belief Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths, running his lifetime record to three wins from four starts.