Big Brown’s latest stakes winner arrived in style when Kiss to Remember landed a turf sprint by more than four lengths at Fair Grounds on Saturday.
Kiss to Remember (3f Big Brown – Taft Lil Queen by Irish Open) routed her rivals with a runaway victory in the inaugural black-type Battle of New Orleans Stakes (1100m).
The chestnut filly broke her maiden by almost five lengths at the New Orleans circuit in December and 10-time Fair Grounds champion trainer Tom Amoss likes the way she is progressing. “She’s growing up and it’s always nice to see a horse develop the way she has,” Amoss said on Saturday. “She’s by Big Brown and he seems to sire a lot of good grass runners.”
Kiss to Remember is raced by Maggi Moss and was bred by the Big Brown Syndicate in partnership with Maryland breeder Charles McGinnes. Her dam Taft Lil Queen was a stakes winner in Texas and she is from the immediate family of Group 1 winners Spun Sugar (Oaklawn Apple Blossom Hcp) and Daaher (Aqueduct Cigar Mile).
The second southern-crop yearlings by Vinery based Big Brown made good money in January. Top-price at the Gold Coast Magic Millions was a Vinery filly that made $180,000 and he finished third on the Inglis Classic leader-board with a colt that sold for $155,000.
The next Big Brown catalogued for sale is a colt from Collodi (Lot 118) at the Inglis Melbourne Premier on March 2. His dam is by Testa Rossa and she won at Flemington during the 2006 Melbourne Cup carnival.