Gainesway announced Jan. 17 that the first foal of Grade 1-winning sprinter DRAIN THE CLOCK has arrived. A colt born at Machmer Hall.
A winner in his two-year-old debut at Gulfstream, the son of Maclean’s Music won four of his first five starts going into his 3-year-old season, culminating with a 6 ¼-length score in the Swale Stakes (G3).
Two starts later, DRAIN THE CLOCK added another front-running score in the Bay Shore Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct before earning his crowning achievement in the Woody Stephens Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park.
In the Grade 1 Woody Stephens, DRAIN THE CLOCK dueled with champion sprinter Jackie’s Warrior and he prevailed by a neck. DRAIN THE CLOCK was the first horse to defeat Jackie’s Warrior around one turn.
DRAIN THE CLOCK retired with seven wins in 15 career starts, including three victories in graded stakes races, for earnings of $698,000.
Possessing a standout physical, DRAIN THE CLOCK is out of the Arch mare Manki.
“Very pretty boy born of a maiden mare. Good bone and such a sweet expression!” said breeders Carrie and Craig Brogden.
The colt is out of the mare, Egyptian Bride, a half-sister to Grade 1-placed GENEROUS TIPPER.
DRAIN THE CLOCK stands for $10,000 at Gainesway.