Anchor’s Firstlady became ANCHOR DOWN’s newest winner on Saturday in dramatic style with a dead heat victory at Charles Town.
Racing over 4 ½ furlongs against her elders, the filly raced just behind the leader in a three way battle for second. Around the turn, Anchor’s Firstlady took a clear position in third and looked like that may be where she would stay down the stretch.
That all changed in the final sixteenth when Anchor’s Firstlady angled to the outside of the leader and found a surge of speed to draw even with the leader at the line.
Trained by Keturah Obed-Letts for Flamingo Run, Anchor’s Firstlady was bred by Karen Michelle Freer.
The 3-year-old is one of five winners from six runners out of the stakes winning Cedar Run’s Emblem. Cedar Run’s Emblem is one of four stakes horses for her own dam Minister’s Lady, who is herself a half-sister to five stakes winners with her other siblings also including the dam of Grade 2 winner Dawn of the Condor.
ANCHOR DOWN is the sire of 16 winners from 30 starters for an outstanding 53.33% strike rate. Proving to be a value sire, ANCHOR DOWN is also the sire of 13.33% stakes horses and stands for only $5,000.