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Horse Profile - Bravazo
Foaled on January 29th, 2015, Bravazo is one of the older entrants in the 2017 crop of two-year-old colts. He is sired by Awesome Again out of Tiz o’ Gold. The fondly remembered Awesome Again capped an undefeated season of six starts with a win in the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
As a homebred product of Calumet Farm, Bravazo benefits from having the iconic D. Wayne Lukas as his trainer. His connections sent him to Saratoga for his first competition, a 7-furlong maiden special weight in mid-August 2017. Things did not go according to plan. Bravazo would fall to eighth and never contend for the lead.
His next effort a month later would go much better as Bravazo dusted a short field at Churchill Downs over a mile. That first win earned him a trip to the 2017 Breeders’ Futurity, hosted by Keeneland. He would open as a 30/1 longshot, and see his odds jump to 47/1 by the time the race started.
The focal points of the 2017 Breeders’ Futurity were Ten City, a 5/1 second choice, and 3/2 favorite Free Drop Billy. As Ready Prospector burned out of the lead as a blitzing pace setter, Ten City looked ready to take charge. Unfortunately the Ken McPeek trainee buckled around the turn and would be euthanized after the conclusion of the race.
Free Drop Billy surged to the front and didn’t look back as he came through, finishing well ahead of Bravazo and Lone Sailor. Bravazo turned out to be a huge score for backers as he paid out $25.20 and $12.80 in second place though he clearly didn’t have the speed of Ten City or Free Drop Billy
Bravazo most recently completed in the 2017 Street Sense, and finished in third behind Gotta Go and Lone Sailor.
Over 4 starts, Bravazo has now finished a respectable 1-1-1 and has earned $138,928 in career earnings through his two-year-old season.