Breeder: William L. Currin (Ky.)
Dam: Wilshewed, by Carson City
Gala Award broke his maiden at second asking on the Gulfstream turf in January. He then captured the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. His run in the Blue Grass Stakes will be his first start over a synthetic surface.
The bay son of Bernardini is out of Wilshewed, making him a half-brother to multiple graded stakes winner Stormello and graded stakes winner My Best Brother.