Tue, 07/23/2019 - 11:16

The temperatures over the weekend were almost as hot as Lane’s End sires Union Rags, Twirling Candy, and Liam’s Map, all of which had big winners over the past few days.

Catalina Cruiser, a five-year-old by Union Rags, defended his title in the G2 San Diego H. at Del Mar to notch his fourth graded stakes victory. Catalina Cruiser now boasts a career record of 7-6-0-0 with $571,100 in earnings. The John Sadler-trainee is being considered for a start in Del Mar’s G1 Pacific Classic later this summer.

Collusion Illusion is the latest juvenile winner for Lane’s End stalwart Twirling Candy. The bay colt rallied four wide to win a stacked maiden special weight at Del Mar on Sunday in impressive fashion. Twirling Candy now ranks sixth on the list of leading North American sires of two-year-olds this year with six victories and winnings of $286,867.

Basin became the first winner for freshman sire Liam’s Map when victorious in a maiden special weight at Saratoga on Sunday. The colt pulled away down the lane to win by 1 1/4 lengths and earn a blistering 86 Beyer Speed Figure. Liam’s Map has amassed $95,969 already in earnings and is in the top 20 First-Crop North American Sires by earnings.