High Limit Room scores in Grand Prairie Turf Sprint

Saturday, July 16th, 2022

High Limit Room scores first stakes victory in Saturday’s Grand Prairie Turf Sprint at Lone Star Park. Dustin Orona Photo.

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

The third time proved the charm in stakes company for High Limit Room as he timed it right to get his head in front to win the $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Sprint Saturday at Lone Star Park.

Bred by Woodville Breeding, High Limit Room earned the victory after placing in Monmouth Park’s Get Serious in May and Select in June in his previous stakes attempts. Trained by Jose Camejo for Chris Aulds, the Grand Prairie Turf Sprint gave the 4-year-old Kantharos gelding his fifth win in 12 starts with only one off-the-board finish, that coming in his debut.

High Limit Room picked up $78,768 for the win and is now less than $500 away from $275,000 with his earnings.

High Limit Room and jockey David Cabrera raced in fourth early in the 5-furlong turf stakes, never further back than 2 lengths from the leader Sign of War through splits of :21.80 and :44.01 for the opening half-mile.

High Limit Room came running down the stretch with the leader in his sights, but looked like he might run out of room until he pulled up to Sign of War’s hip inside the final sixteenth. High Limit Room timed his run just right, having a head margin on 22-1 Sign of War at the end with Barristan The Bold in third. High Limit Room, the 5-2 favorite in the field of 11, won in :56.14

High Limit Room is out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Marie Antoinette. She went winless in five starts but has produced two winners from three runners, with two of those runners born in New York. Marie Antoinette is out of the stakes-winning Parisian Affair, who produced the stakes-winning Crimson China and the dam of the multiple graded stakes placed Belle Laura.

High Limit Room’s granddam is a half-sister to French champion 2-year-old and successful sire Elusive City with Canadian champion Lukes Alley also in the family.

High Limit Room was originally sold at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale for $25,000 as a short yearling by Indian Creek before heading back to New York. Making another trip through the ring later that year, he sold for $62,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale out of the Bluewater Sales consignment.

High Limit Room would attend one more sale when Carole Star Stables snapped him up from Golden Rock Thoroughbreds for $90,000 at the OBS March selected sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Marie Antoinette foaled a Central Banker colt in 2020, who sold for $36,500 at this year’s OBS April sale. The mare also has a yearling colt from the first crop of Solomini and a filly foal by the same stallion.

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