Jake Gold Wins South America Challenge

Jake Gold wins the Bank of America South America Championship Challenge.

Q-Racing Journal

Jake Gold won the Bank of America South America Championship Challenge.

Clodoaldo Miranda’s Jake Gold won the $75,000 (R$175,326) Bank of America South America Challenge Championship on Sunday, February 23, at the Jockey Club de Sorocaba in Brazil.

The 3-year-old colt by Gold Medal Jess was ridden by M. Praxedes for trainer M. Arteman. He raced up the outside of the track, covering the 440 yards in :21.38, and won by 1 1/2 lengths over Ninja Dash.

Tiger Verde was third, followed by More Granite, champion Italia Gold, Gana In Stone and Lady Keyth. Fastest qualifier Uisque Verde was scratched.

Jake Gold was bred by Gianni Franco Samaja. He is by Gold Medal Jess, sire of last year’s winner Italia Gold, and is out of the Blazen Bryan mare Charlotte Bryan. He has an unofficial race record of 11 starts, with eight wins and one second place.

Charlotte Bryan is out of Queen Of Appeals, making her a half sister to champion Good Reason SA (by Favorite Trick (TB), $1,446,727), Grade 1 winner Jabuti Eagle SA (by One Famous Eagle, $92,041) and Grade 1-placed Special Queen SA (by Strawfly Special, $229,720), among others.

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