Saturday, May 13, 2023: RNA’d for $335,000 just two weeks prior at the OBS April Spring Sale. NO NAY METS (IRE) (’21 c. No Nay Never / Etoile) wasted no time proving himself to be race-ready when he won his first career start in Gulfstream Park’s Royal Palm Juvenile Stakes. Opting to keep their talented colt, Houston Astros third-baseman ALEX BREGMAN & his BREGMAN FAMILY RACING not only got to experience the thrill of victory Saturday, but now get to plan their trip to Royal Ascot as the win in the $100,000 race secured NO NAY METS (IRE) a $25,000 stipend to travel to and compete at the prestigious race meet.
Bumped leaving the gate, jockey LUCA PANICI allowed the colt to regain his action and at the three-eights pole had NO NAY METS (IRE) on the lead and in control, running on to win by 3 ½ lengths over their nine rivals. Trainer GEORGE WEAVER would be given another Royal Ascot opportunity later in the afternoon as his two-year-old charge CRIMSON ADVOCATE would wire the field in the Royal Palm Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Agent MIKE AKERS, acting on behalf of BREGMAN FAMILY RACING secured the colt at last year’s Arqana August yearling sale.
Best of luck to NO NAY METS (IRE) and all of his connections. Time to get those top hats!