In a way, breeder Peter Blum predicted National Treasure ‘s 2023 Preakness Stakes (G1) win some seven years ago.
After starting his homebred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, Treasure, a couple of times from 2014-2016, Blum opted to retire the mare to the care of Bridie Harrison at Hurricane Place farm near Cynthiana, Ky.
“I had a feeling,” Blum said. “I remember telling Bridie years ago, ‘This is the one.’ A few minutes after the Preakness, Bridie called to congratulate me and we recalled that conversation.”
Doug also assisted Peter Blum with the mating for Launch who was 3rd in the COOLMORE STUD IRISH EBF FILLIES SPRINT STAKES (G3)