GIANT MOVER WINS BROOKMEADE

In a scintillating performance, Virginia-bred Giant Mover led from gate-to-wire to take the 15th running of the $50,000 Brookmeade Stakes for Virginia-bred fillies and mares on Saturday at Colonial Downs.

After setting a two-length lead over Fur Lined along the rail, favorite Giant Mover and jockey Horacio Karamanos increased their lead around the turn and quickly drew clear in upper stretch to win by 7 ½ lengths. Huge moved three wide and gained in the stretch to take second, with Patriot Miss finishing willingly for third. Pace stalker Fur Lined weakened to fourth, with Imanheiress rounding out the field while racing four wide. The final time was 1:35.65.

Bred in Virginia by Edward P. Evans, Giant Mover is a four year old filly by Giant’s Causeway out of Gold Mover by Gold Fever. In thirteen lifetime starts, she has finished on the board in six and has earned a bankroll of over $100,000 for trainer Todd Pletcher.

The win was Horacio Karamanos’ second of three on the card.

(Photo by Jeff Coady/Coady Photography)