Subsidiary first winner for Central Banker

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

By Sarah Mace

Gabe Grossberg’s Subsidiary aced her Woodbine debut Saturday, a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race, to become New York freshman sire Central Banker’s first winner. Trained by Mark Casse, the chestnut filly was sent out at odds of 10-1 in a robust field of 10.

Out of the gate well from post eight, Subsidiary was hustled to the front and gained control by the first point of call, clocking the first quarter-mile in 23.46.

Pressed along by Einstein’s Babe around the far turn, Subsidiary shook free at the top of the stretch. Hand-ridden home by jockey Gary Boulanger, the chestnut stopped the clock in a final time of 53.53 over Woodbine synthetic oval, a 1 1/2-length winner over Einstein’s Babe.

Subsidiary was bred in Ontario by James and Janeane Everatt and Arika Everatt-Meeuse. Her dam Wouldthisbemagic is a half-sister to graded winner Street Magician by Clever Trick, and is a graduate of Chester and Mary Broman’s broodmare band. Consigned by Sequel on the Bromans’ behalf at the 2015 New York fall mixed sale, Wouldthisbemagic was purchased in foal for $16,000.

Subsidiary was purchased by Gabe and Jess Grossberg for $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky summer yearling sale and RNA’d this spring at the OBS March sale for $95,000.

Central Banker stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs for a 2018 stud fee of $7,500. The McMahons bought him at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for a session-topping $400,000.

A Grade 2-winning sprinter by Speightstown out of multiple stakes winner Rhum, Central Banker recorded three triple digit Beyers at 3 and 4, including his lifetime best 107 Beyer for his victory in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes. By the time he retired, Central Banker won or placed 9 times in 13 starts at 9 different racetracks.

Central Banker’s juveniles have been well-received at the 2-year-old sales this spring. Seventeen were bought for an average of price of $69,000, topped by a $260,000 colt purchased by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC at the OBS March Sale. Central Banker has 74 foals of racing age.

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