Battle Station was severely tested and still came away a winner in the $100,000US Rego Park S. over a sloppy racetrack on Feb. 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York.
The 3-year-old son of Warrior's Reward has now won three of six starts, including the $150,000US Bertram Bomgard S. at Belmont Park as a 2-year-old.
Warrior's Reward has gotten off to excellent start in 2018, with three stakes winners and 20 overall winners already this year. In the first six weeks of the North American racing calendar.
In the six-furlong Rego Park, Battle Station was head-to-head with Stoney Bennett for the first half-mile. Soon as he put that foe away, Morning Breez was at his throat. Those two were locked head-to-head the rest of the trip. Morning Breez forged to the lead with a sixteenth to go, but Battle Station came back and got the win by a neck in a supremely game effort.
Battle Station has now picked up $211,334US for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. Congratulations also go to Landesdown Thoroughbreds, who bred the winner out of Uriel, a sister to graded stakes winner Vestrey Lady.