Multiple Stakes Winner Greeley And Ben Claimed After 20th Career Victory - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Multiple Stakes Winner Greeley And Ben Claimed After 20th Career Victory

Greeley and Ben winning the Stonerside Stakes at Sam Houston

The graded stakes-placed, multiple stakes winner Greeley and Ben won his 20th career race on Sunday at Oaklawn Park, and was claimed out of the race for $62,500 from longtime owner/trainer Karl Broberg. The 8-year-old's new connections are listed as owner Thaddeus Wier Jr. and trainer Melton Wilson.

Broberg claimed Greeley and Ben for $10,000 on March 7, 2021, at Oaklawn.

Since then, the gelded son of Greeley's Conquest has recorded 14 victories from 17 starts, including the David M. Vance Stakes at Remington Park, the Sam's Town Stakes at Delta Downs, and the Stonerside Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. Greeley and Ben also finished third in the Grade 3 Whitmore Stakes at Oaklawn on March 19, 2022.

Greeley and Ben earned a total of $464,677 while under Broberg's care, and was the co-second winningest horse of 2021 with 11 wins on the season, one behind Shinny with 12.

The gelding's career began under the ownership of his breeder, Millard R. Seldin Rev. Trust, and trainer Gary Thomas. Second at first asking in his 2-year-old season at Keeneland, Greeley and Ben won his second start at Churchill Downs. He would win just one race a year until he was given a year off and transferred to the care of John Ortiz in 2020. After a year away from the track, Greeley and Ben returned to win a pair of races at the end of 2020 and another claiming race in early 2021 before he was claimed by Broberg.

Overall, Greeley and Ben has won 20 of his 32 lifetime starts, with earnings of $677,198.

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