A Midshipman trifecta at Belterra!

Brig takes the Daryl E. Parker Memorial over Morestride and Henry Mac

It was a Midshipman 1-2-3 in the Daryl E. Parker Memorial Tall Stack Stakes at Belterra Park on May 6th, as three-year-old gelding Brig earned his first career Stakes victory over fellow Midshipman sons Morestride and Henry Mac.

The three sons of Midshipman had run against each other in their previous start, with Morestride coming out on top in the Howard B. Noonan Stakes on April 10th at Mahoning Valley over Brig in third and Henry Mac in fourth.

Brig broke alertly in the six-and-a-half furlong dirt event and sat in third around the turn, a half-length off pacemaker Morestride.  He hit the front at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win easily by five-and-a-half lengths. 

Bred in Ohio by Mast Thoroughbreds LLC, Brig is out of the winning Pollard's Vision mare Visual Arrest.

Brig is the 41st career Black Type winner for Midshipman, whose other top runners this year include the unbeaten Kentucky Juvenile Stakes winner Averly Jane, who is pointing for the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Wesley Ward; G2 Californian winner Royal Ship, who heads to the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup next for trainer Richard Mandella; Stonestreet-owned and Wesley Ward-trained multiple Stakes winner Wink; and Bara Lass Stakes winner Happy Sailor.

Midshipman is standing the 2021 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $7,500 stands and nurses.