Friday, June 30th: Making her debut for the powerful owner / trainer combination of WINCHELL THOROUGHBREDS and STEVE ASMUSSEN, COPPER EM (’21 Copper Bullet / Lovely Em) turned in an impressive performance at Ellis Park on June 30th when she dominated a field of eleven others to break her maiden easily by 4 ¼ lengths. COPPER EM became the third winner for her freshman sire COPPER BULLET who raced for WINCHELL THOROUGHBREDS, LLC and WILLIS HORTON RACING, LLC. Also trained by STEVE ASMUSSEN, COPPER BULLET won the G2 Saratoga Special Stakes and was second in the G3 Bashford Manor Stakes as a juvenile. As a 4-year-old he was second in the G3 Razorback Handicap. He stands at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
We wish COPPER EM and all her connections much continued success. And we will definitely be shopping for more COPPER BULLETS at the upcoming yearling sales!