Purchased by Liz Crow for $100,000 as a maiden from the 2016 Keeneland November Sale, LEOFRIC has gone on to earn just shy of $1,000,000 in his 11 starts for new owner Steve Landers.
While he has never finished out of the money under trainer Brad Cox, LEOFRIC really rounded into form midway through the year when he picked up his first Graded Stakes win in the G3 West Virginia Governors Cup. He then went on to finish a good 3rd the the G1 Woodward, win the G2 Fayette at Keeneland and last night, earn his first G1 win in the Clark H. with Bravazo and Seeking the Soul rounding out the top 3.
Post-race Cox noted, “We’ll maybe look at the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) or something like that down the road. We’ll see how he comes out of things. I’m really proud of his effort. He’s really turned the corner over the summer and become a top-quality horse.”
Jockey Florent Geroux added, “If you get in a fight with him, he’s going to give you all he’s got. This is a really nice horse…he fought Bravazo the whole way until the wire. I’m so proud of his effort.”