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McPeek's best finish in the Kentucky Derby came in 1995 with Tejano Run, who ran second. He won the 2002 Belmont Stakes with Sarava the longest shot on the board at 70-1. His horse, Noble’s Promise, finished fifth in the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Tejano Run became McPeek’s first standout runner in 1995. The colt was purchased for $20,000 and made $1.1 million on the racetrack helping showcase McPeek's talents in purchasing horses and developing them into talented runners. In 2005, McPeek took time away from training horses to focus on being a bloodstock agent.
Leparoux is a two time Eclipse champion jockey and only the fourth to win the honor for top apprentice (2006) as well as journeyman rider (2009). He won the Shoemaker award in 2009 in recognition of his three Breeder's Cup wins that year. He is a five time Breeder's Cup winner.He grew up around racing in Chantilly, France and knew at a young age he wanted to be a jockey. Father Robert was a jockey and assistant trainer. Julien came to North American in 2003 and began working for trainer and fellow Frenchman Patrick Biancone galloping horses.
Magdalena Racing (Susan McPeek)
The Magdalena Racing Partnership consists of various owners but the heads of the syndicates are Sue and Ken Mcpeek. Magdalena is the name of their training facility in Lexington Kentucky. Sue was introsuced to racing at a young age and eventually garnered a job with the Farish horses under the tutelage of trainer Neil Howard. She and Ken Mcpeek met at the horse sales and were married in 1996. Many of the partners in their racing syndicates are friends or associates met through their Lexington connections.
Unlike some of her fellow Oaks contenders, Pure Fun didn’t show her true colors until switching to the main track. The Pure Prize filly raced on turf in five of her first six starts, but really showed her talents when romping by 9 ¼ lengths in a race at Churchill Downs last November.
Pure Prize himself never raced outside of New York until making his career finale a win in the Grade 2 Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park.
Pure Prize has since gone on to sire numerous stars in South America, but his most notable North American-based runners include multiple Grade 1 queen Pure Clan, who finished third in the 2008 Kentucky Oaks and was a graded winner on both turf and dirt, and Grade 2 victress Cowgirls Don’t Cry.
Pure Fun’s dam, the winning Key to the Mint mare Chelsea Green, hasn’t had as much success in the breeding shed, with her only other black-type performer being dual stakes-placed Lady Cheyne.
However, Chelsea Green is a half-sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner Chelsey Flower. This female family also boasts the likes of dual Canadian champions Scotzanna and Par Excellance.
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