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Bradester Gets First Black-Type Stakes Winner 

Come to the Party takes the June 19 Pan Zareta division of the Texas Stallion Stakes.

Come to the Party wins the Texas Stallion Pan Zareta Division Stakes at Lone Star

Come to the Party wins the Texas Stallion Pan Zareta Division Stakes at Lone Star

Dustin Orona Photography

Valor Farm's Bradester  was represented by his first black-type stakes winner June 19, when Come to the Party sprinted home in wire-to-wire fashion in the Pan Zareta division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park.

Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt's 2-year-old filly led all the way in the five-furlong test on the dirt, winning by a head in :59.97. Stewart Elliott guided the bay filly, beating 10 other juveniles after setting fractions of :22.44 and :46.60. Come to the Party paid $5.80 to win.

Bred by Three Feathers Farm in Texas, out of the winning Once a Sailor mare Tina the Tiger, Come to the Party made her way through the Texas Thoroughbred Association 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in April with consignor Benchmark Training Center, selling to the Heiligbrodts for $25,000.

This was the filly's second start, after finishing third in May in a maiden special weight over 4 1/2 furlongs for trainer Steve Asmussen.

The multiple graded winner Bradester stands at Valor Farm in Texas for an advertised fee of $2,000 for the 2022 season. The son of Lion Heart earned $1,196,332 in 26 career starts with a record of 10-6-3.