March 9, 2014 – Perennial leading sire CITY ZIP enjoyed a four-winner Saturday this past weekend, cementing his status as the #5 General Sire of 2014.
Highlighting the quartet was the up-and-coming sprint star Oliver Zip, a 3yo colt who blitzed five rivals in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Fred Cappy Capossela S. Looking for his first stakes win after running second in both the $100,000 Don Rickles S. and $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield S.—both at the Big A—the George and Lori Hall homebred led every step in the Capossela and stopped the clock in 1:10 1/5 for the six furlongs. The 99 Beyer he earned is the fifth fastest among 3yos of 2014. Oliver Zip is trained by Kelly Breen.
Also winning a $100,000 stakes on the weekend was CITY ZIP’s 5yo gelding Work All Week. Owned and bred by Midwest Thoroughbreds, Work All Week notched his own wire-to-wire win in Oaklawn’s Hot Spring S. It was Work All Week’s third stakes win. In all, he’s won nine of 11 starts for trainer Roger A. Brueggemann
Both of those stakes winners were foreshadowed by allowance winners by CITY ZIP earlier in the card. Prior to the Capossella at Aqueduct, CITY ZIP’s Quick Money came through as the favorite in a six-furlong, $54,000 allowance, while at Oaklawn, the 4yo filly Speedinthruthecity dominated a $62,500 allowance by 5 3/4 lengths for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds and trainer Steven M. Asmussen.
As of Mar. 10, CITY ZIP is:
#5 General Sire
#4 Synthetic Sire in NA
#14 Turf Sire in NA
Keep an eye out for juveniles by CITY ZIP at the upcoming 2-year-old-in-training sales!