Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Margaux training grad Breaking Lucky took the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown of Racing on Tuesday, July 28th when he won the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes defeating favorite and Queen's Plate winner, Shaman Ghost by a neck. The three-year-old colt by Lookin at Lucky is trained by Reade Baker and owned by Gunpowder Farms. He was ridden to victory by jockey James McAleney.
“I knew (Shaman Ghost) was there (fifth on the turn)," said McAleney. "I had the option on the turn to take the path he was going and follow him or move toward the outside. I felt I had a clear outside trip so I opted for the outside. I knew Shaman Ghost was down inside and once he got through, he would come running. I had the horses near me beaten at the eighth pole, but knew that horse was coming. I knew the race wasn’t over."
Breaking Lucky was bred in Ontario by Christine Hayden, and purchased by Margaux Farm for $100,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Click here to watch a replay of the race.