Motion has 3 Stakes wins, Matz, Merryman, Brion and Fisher have winners
- September 22, 2023
- By SARA CAVANAGH
NEW KENT, Va.--Graham Motion saddled Tok Tok to win a $125,000 Stakes in only his second start.
Wertheimer and Frere's homebred Tok Tok, by Quality Road, won the $125,000,, 1 1/16 mile Kitten's Joy Stakes on the turf by 1 1/4 lengths at Colonial Downs on Sept. 9.
This was only the 2-year-old colt's second start after winning a Maiden Special Weight race, also at Colonial Downs, on July 27.
Running third in the early going, Tok Tok went three wide on the turn, hit the front one furlong from home and continued on to win under a drive.
Also on Sept.9, Gary Broad's Vergara won the G3, $1 Million, 1 5/16 mile Aristocrat Ladies Marathon Stakes for fillies and mares 3 and up on the turf by 3/4 lengths at Kentucky Downs.
This was Vergara's third Stakes win and first graded stakes win after also placing previously second and third in graded stakes.
Vergara now has four wins, two seconds and three thirds from 13 starts with earnings of $1,102,213.
Wertheimer and Frere had a second homebred stakes winner with Serifos, a 4-year-old gelding who won the $100,000, 11/2 mile Precious Passion Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths at Monmouth Park on Sept. 10.
This was Serifos third win and first stakes win from 14 starts, with also three seconds and one third.