Champion Two-Year-Old Male: Admiralty Pier

Admiralty Pier defied the odds to win his debut at 11-1 for owners Hoolie Racing Stable, LLC and Bruce Lunsford with a commanding 4 ¾-length score under Luis Contreras. The effort was so impressive that trainer Barb Minshall brought the Kentucky-bred gelding back in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes where he finished third, despite ducking in down the lane, when defeated less than a length by Untamed Domain who went on to finish second in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. “He had always trained like a good horse. He’s a horse with a lot of talent and the best thing I like about him is how much he’s matured from two to three,” Minshall said. “In his first few races he was pretty green, but he’s all over that now as far as his maturity and really progressed. Usually, good horses do that.” Following the Summer Stakes, Admiralty…

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