Another Monster Weekend For Proud Citizen!

$114,700 Jim Edgar Futurity
Hawthorne Park  1 1/16m


Proud Citizen put a major exclamation mark on what has been an absolutely standout freshman season over the weekend, as two new colts emerged on the triple crown trail in the form of dominant stakes winner Instill and the promising maiden winner The Darp.  Having broken his maiden by more than 11 lengths at Hawthorne, Instill further showed his mastery over that surface with a runaway, 5 length victory in the $100,000 Jim Edgar Futurity on Saturday.  Taking the lead easily at the head of the stretch, Instill was never asked until deep stretch and responded beautifully, bounding away by an effortless 5 lengths at the wire.  Congratulations to all the connections of this very exciting classic prospect.

Just a day earlier, Proud Citizen’s ultra talented colt, The Darp, left the Fair Ground’s crowd awestruck with his thoroughly dominant 9 1/4 length win over a tough maiden special field going a mile.  Ridden with great confidence, the Ronnie Werner trained, Ben Berger and Connie Scanlon owned colt exploded away in the stretch; justifying the bettor’s choice in sending him away the 4-5 favorite.  Congratulations to all the connections and good luck with a colt that seems poised to become a major triple crown prospect!