Morgan’s Ford Farm, Susan Cooney Breed Weekend Winners

Two Virginia-breds gave their breeders a reason to be thankful over the Thanksgiving weekend.

At Laurel on Thanksgiving day, Susan Cooney’s homebred Made Bail followed up on his October maiden win with a 5-length allowance score. The 4-year-old daughter of Closing Argument out of the Emancipator mare Leva Mae was wide throughout the 6-furlong test, but still made quick work of her opponents. In the four path, she spun wide coming out of the turn and drove into the lead at the eighth pole. It was this filly’s third start (she was second in her first airing in early October). 

Susan Cooney's Made Bail broke her maiden at Laurel Park on 10/16. Photo courtesy Jim McCue.

Susan Cooney’s Made Bail broke her maiden at Laurel Park on 10/16. Photo courtesy Jim McCue.

A little to the north at Penn National on Friday, 3-year-old No Free Lunch lodged his third lifetime win. The son of Successful Appeal, out of the Tiznow mare Thor’s Daughter, made a late rally to nab the 6-furlong race by a neck. Bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, No Free Lunch was a $75,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling, bought by respected judge Nick de Meric. Now owned by Bran Jam Stable and David Clark, the gelding is trained by Louis Linder. Lightly raced as a 2-year-old, No Free Lunch has amassed over $76,000 in earnings this year.

Morgan's Ford-bred No Free Lunch winning an allowance at Penn National on 11/28. Photo courtesy BND Photography.

Morgan’s Ford-bred No Free Lunch winning an allowance at Penn National on 11/28. Photo courtesy BND Photography.