The Clay family and their Runnymede Farm have been recognized as the Member of the Month for June by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
In an article published by The Blood-Horse, TOBA cites the achievement by Undrafted, who won the Jaipur Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes (G1) day and is aiming at the July Cup (G1) at Newmarket racecourse in England on July 12. He will be ridden in that prestigious race by legendary jockey Frankie Dettori.
Undrafted, bred by Runnymede Chairman Catesby W. Clay and raised at the farm, has been a superb ambassador for Runnymede while racing for NFL star Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos. To date, the four-year-old Purim gelding has proved a bargain, earning $362,040 while trained by Wesley Ward, multiplying the initial investment of $50,000 in him at Keeneland’s September yearling sale.
Agent Gatewood Bell selected Undrafted from the Runnymede consignment. This year, Runnymede will be proud to offer a yearling half brother to Undrafted by dual classic winner Big Brown.
For full text of The Blood-Horse article, which features a photograph of Clay with one of his eight children, farm President Brutus Clay, click TOBA Member of the Month. Brutus Clay and his brothers and sisters are continuing to build on the legacy of Runnymede, which is recognized as the oldest continually operated Thoroughbred nursery in Central Kentucky.