Kentucky-breds took down a pair of Grade 1 events at Arlington Park on Aug. 14 with Two Emmys winning the $600,000 Mr. D. Stakes (G1), formerly the Arlington Million, and Point Me By capturing the $300,000 Bruce D. Stakes (G1), formerly the Secretariat Stakes.
Two Emmys controlled the pace throughout the Mr. D. Stakes. He recorded comfortable fractions of :26.12, :52.43, and 1:16.64, and entered the stretch of the 1 ¼-mile turf event with plenty in reserve. He held off race favorite Domestic Spending (GB) to score by a neck at the finish, getting the distance in 2:03.34. It was the initial stakes victory for Two Emmys, who previously finished second in the Arlington Stakes (G3) in his prior start and was also second in the Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds in March.
Owned in partnership by Wolfe Racing LLC and trainer Hugh Robertson, Two Emmys now boasts career earnings of $545,708. A gelded 5-year-old son of English Channel, Two Emmys was bred in the Bluegrass by Tottenwood Thoroughbreds and is produced from the Buddha mare Miss Emmy.
Point Me By registered a facile 2 ¾-length score in the Bruce D. Stakes in his stakes debut. Owned by Homewrecker Racing and trained by Eddie Kenneally, Point Me By tracked the early leaders from fourth position early in the one-mile turf affair. He shifted out around the far turn, split horses, and set sail after the frontrunners. With a strong late rally, he collared the leaders in deep stretch and powered home to win clear, stopping the timer in 1:37.70 under Luis Saez.
Bred in Kentucky by Winchester Farm, Point Me By is out of the Proud Citizen mare Viva Allegiance. He was a $30,000 graduate of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Now the first Grade 1 winner for his sire Point of Entry, Point Me By has now banked $238,268 in just three lifetime starts.