Messrs. LaPenta and Zito Dialed In with Mineshaft colts

9 thoughts on “Messrs. LaPenta and Zito Dialed In with Mineshaft colts”

  1. I consider Mineshaft a real success story. I’m Indy’s biggest fan and I thought Mineshaft was going to be a tremendous sire. He got off to a slow start, but Lane’s End didn’t give up on him and he’s rewarded that faith to become a good, solid sire. I hope Miner’s Reserve makes it back to the races as he’s awfully talented.

  2. La Penta and Zito have a Bernardini colt, Heron Lake, who also looks to be very talented. However, he’s more a colt for down the line as he just broke his maiden – they won’t be pushing him.

  3. I love seeing people supporting Mineshaft’s progeny considering almost all of them love good old fashioned route races on dirt.

    What are some other good trainer/sire combinations?

  4. Yes, Jameel, the Mineshaft stock has been strongly inclined to race two turns, and that, I suspect, is one of the reasons that they are succeeding with Zito.

    He trains classic horses, rarely sprinters, and when he gets his hands on the type of horses who prosper with a lengthy, rigorous, conditioning-based program, Zito gets seriously good results with them.

    Let’s hope he gets more opportunity with Mineshaft and with Birdstone.


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