6th Sep 2020
Digital Age, 4 year old son of Invincible Spirit became his sires 20th individual Group 1 / Grade 1 winner yesterday when landing the Grade 1 Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs for Trainer Chad C Brown, Owners Klaravich Stables under Jockey Javier Castellano.
Fourth in both the Gr.1 Belmont Derby and Gr.1 Hollywood Derby, Digital Age gained his Gr.1 victory at the third attempt having previously won the Gr.2 American Turf Stakes.
Bred by Merry Fox Stud Limited, Digital Age was sold at Tattersalls Book 1 for 325,000gns to Klaravich Stables Inc. He is the first foal of Willow View, an unraced half sister to the Gr.1 Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Cursory Glance
(Distorted Humor), who was also runner-up in the Gr.2 Lowther Stakes.
He is the 12th top-level winner out of a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid.
Post race Jockey Javier Castellano commented ‘”I had a beautiful, beautiful trip. I saved all the ground and cut the corner turning for home and it paid off. My horse he liked the ground, he handled it so well. I’m very satisfied with the way he did it. I felt that they went pretty quick (up front) and I took my time. I didn’t want to rush it and be close to the pace. I wanted to ride with a lot of patience and finally it paid off.”
Whit Beckman, assistant to Chad Brown commented ‘Turning for home he had a good position, got a nice trip, and this horse likes this turf course. He shipped down from New York but just watching him train here the last few days, he looked super relaxed. He looked like he was doing better than I had ever seen him do.”