Since his return to Keeneland earlier this month, El Padrino has been galloping daily ad progressing very nicely. He recently shipped to Todd's barn at Palm Meadows Training Center in Boynton Beach, FL late last week and arrived safely and in good order. We're thrilled with how well he responded to some time off at WinStar Farm in Lexington, KYand his overall appearance at this time. He should be ready to breeze in the next week or two, and we look forward to his return at Gulfstream Park.
With several 2-year-olds shipping into Palm Meadows late last week as well, we eagerly await the return of Broadway Hat and the unveiling of Verrazano. Broadway Hat, a New York-Bred colt by Ready's Image finished second in his debut last May at Belmont Park. With some time off at Payton Training Center in Ocala, FL, he has improved, and he could point for a race at either Gulfstream Park or Aqueduct.
Verrazano, the half-brother to El Padrino, is a strapping athletic colt by More Than Ready with great size and an outstanding pedigree. By taking our time with this colt, we've allowed him to develop into his large frame and he looks fantastic. We're very excited to see how he progresses this Fall, and we look forward to a debut at Gulfstream Park.