Freshman Oklahoma stallion Liquor Cabinet (Ire) was represented by his first winner over the weekend as his son Irish Dancer won a maiden claiming sprint at Remington Park. The 2-year-old gelding, who was bred in Oklahoma by John and Jenny Beal and runs for owner Andrew Smith, went wire-to-wire and held on to win at odds of 25-1 despite going seven-wide into the stretch. The Paul Smith trainee had finished third in his prior start and has now banked $11,295 in his young career.
Liquor Cabinet, who stands at Oklahoma Equine Hospital in Washington, Oklahoma, is an 11-year-old son of Hennessy who ran first or second in 10 of his 12 career starts, including a victory in the Aqueduct Handicap (G3) by nine lengths with a 113 Beyer Speed Figure. His dam is the Grade 1-placed Jade Hunter mare Key Hunter, and his female family also includes Grade 2 winner Pants on Fire, Group 1 winner and champion Ministrella and Horse of the Year Saint Liam.