Post Time battled the length of the stretch with Ninetyprcentmaddie but was able to get in front when it counted to earn a hard-fought, head victory in the seven-furlong City of Laurel Stakes at Laurel Park on Saturday, 25 November.
The three-year-old Frosted colt, who was undefeated as a juvenile, improved his record to five wins and a third-place finish in six starts. It was the second Stakes win for Post Time, who took the Maryland Juvenile Stakes over the same course last year.
Making his first start since a sharp third-place finish to Raise Cain in the Listed Perryville Stakes at Keeneland in October, Post Time raced near the rear of the field early as Byk and Let It Ride led the way through the opening stages. Post Time edged between rivals at the half-mile marker, then eased outside to have a clear run at the leaders.
Post Time was set down for the drive in the stretch and relentlessly closed in on the new leader, Ninetyprcentmaddie. The pair battled through the stretch, with Post Time eventually getting his head in front at the wire.
Bred in Maryland by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman, Dr. Brooke Bowman and Milton P. Higgins III, Post Time is out of the mare Vielsalm, a Stakes-winning daughter of Fairbanks. Vielsalm is a full sister to Stakes-placed Open the Bank, and hails from the family of G1 winners Rose’s Cantina and Fancy Naskra.
In addition to Post Time, Frosted is also the sire of Graded Stakes winners Frost Point (G3 Doubledogdare S.) and Ice Dancing (G3 Santa Ynez), in addition to Sister Lou Ann, winner of the $500,000 Listed One Dreamer Stakes. In Japan, Frosted is represented by the talented two-time Graded Stakes winner, Jasper Krone.
Frosted will stand the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $10,000, stands and nurses.