New Graded stakes winner for Serena's Song
THE remarkable Serena's Song recorded another landmark on Saturday when her five-year-old son, Schramsberg, registered his first Graded stakes victory in the Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Handicap at Houston Park.
Bred by the Robert and Beverley Lewis Trust andtrained by Chris Hartman, the son of Storm Cat is a brother to Aidan O'Brien's Coronation Stakes winner Sophisticat and Grade 2 winner Grand Reward, who stands in Pennsylvania.
Another foal out of Serena's Song, Grade 2 winner Harlington, by Unbridled, is standing his third season at Grand Reward's former base, Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Kentucky.
The daughter of Rahy is also the dam of Serena's Tune, a minor stakes winner who has since produced the Jim Bolger-trained Group 3 winner Vocalised.
As tough as she was talented, Serena's Song won 18 races for Lewis and trainer D. Wayne Lukas, among them 11 Grade 1 races including the Haskell Invitational and Mother Goose Stakes.
Five ofher seven foals offered at auction have made seven figures, led by temperamental Colourful Score who was knocked down to John Ferguson for $3.4 million in 2005. Schramsberg is not one of them, having failed to sell at $1.4 million at Keeneland in 2007.