Concert Tour stamped himself as a contender for the Kentucky Derby with a determined head victory over stablemate Freedom Fighter in the G2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Feb. 6.
The three-year-old son of Street Sense remains undefeated and signaled that he likely will be a major player on this year's Kentucky Derby trail.
Concert Tour stalked the pace from third as Freedom Fighter led the field through the early stages of the race. Concert Tour began to rally on the far turn and drew on even terms with Freedom Fighter at the top the lane. The duo battled through the stretch with Concert Tour eventually prevailing by a head at the wire.
Concert Tour was bred in Kentucky by his owners, Gary and Mary West. He is out of the winning Tapit mare Purse Strings, and hails from the family of Champion Stardom Bound (G1 Santa Anita Oaks, G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, etc.).
Concert Tour is the fourth Stakes winner of 2021 for his sire, Street Sense. In addition to the San Vicente winner, Street Sense is the sire of Zaajel, winner of the G3 Forward Gal Stakes, Capo Kane, winner of the Jerome Stakes and Hollis, winner of the Stonerside Sprint Stakes.
Street Sense will stand the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for a fee of $60,000, stands and nurses.