Pennsylvania Leaderboard Presented By Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association: Beren Back On Top By Incentive Earnings

Beren started the year as the leader by Pennsylvania incentive earnings, and the colt regained that position at the end of June after coming home to conquer stakes competition.

The 3-year-old Weigelia colt has compiled $163,256 in incentive money for his connections through a combination of Pennsylvania-bred stakes purses, breeder’s awards, stallion awards, and owner bonuses.

He jumped out to an early lead in the standings through the first two months of 2021 with a trio of starts at Parx Racing, including a maiden win and an allowance optional claiming score, before leaving the state for New York for a spring campaign. He performed well out-of-state, taking a pair of stakes races at Belmont Park, but his absence allowed fellow Pennsylvania-born star Wait For It to usurp the lead by incentive earnings.

Beren returned to Pennsylvania in June for the Crowd Pleaser Stakes at Parx on June 22, where he drew away effortlessly under jockey Frankie Pennington to win the 1 1/16-mile race by 9 1/2 lengths.

Most recently, Beren came back to the Keystone State once again to dominate the Parx Summer Sprint Stakes by a front-running 6 1/2 lengths.

Robert Reid Jr. trains Beren for Christopher Feifarek and the St. Omer’s Farm of Susan Quick.

Beren’s $65,876 in breeder’s awards through the end of June was comfortably the most earned by a Pennsylvania-bred. Breeders Quick and Feifarek earned a 50 percent bonus on the purse for Beren’s maiden special weight score on Feb. 10 at Parx, and a 40 percent bonus for his other in-state wins.

The $15,349 Beren earned in stallion awards for Weigelia’s owner Wyn Oaks Farm was also the most of any Pennsylvania horse at the cutoff point. Stallions earn a 10 percent purse share of all top-three finishes in the state, giving Beren four races where he generated stallion awards through the end of June.

Weigelia a 21-year-old son of Safely’s Mark, sat in second by Pennsylvania stallion awards through the end of June, with $50,896. He trails only the late Pennsylvania stalwart Jump Start, who had $73,763 in awards at the same point in the year.

Wait For It, a son of Uptowncharlybrown, held on to second in the incentive earnings standings by a slim margin over Trolley Ride, a Flashy Bull mare whose most notable effort this season was a victory in the Lyphard Stakes at Penn National on May 28.

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