Saturday Oct 28:
JOSEPH ALLEN LLC and CHC INC’s ultra consistent TALK OF THE NATION (’20 c. Quality Road / She’s Not Here) took his place in the gate number 1 Saturday in Keeneland’s G3 Bryan Station Stakes to attempt to win his first graded stakes. Runner-up in the Manilas (G3) at Belmont back in July, TALK OF THE NATION returned in September to win the Gun Runner Stakes at Kentucky Downs. Sent off the overwhelming favorite in the one-mile turf event on Keeneland’s closing day, the SHUG McGAUGHEY trained colt endured tight quarters before navigating between rivals to launch a valiant effort from out in the middle of the track only to be denied the victory by a short head.
Off the board just once in his career, TALK OF THE NATION has run 8 times, winning four races. He has been runner-up three times, twice in Grade 3 company. His bankroll stands at $363,360. Congratulations to this exciting colt and all of his connections.