Bred: Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
Sire: Lawyer Ron
Dam: Viva La Slew, by Doneraile Court
A dominant winner of his second career start, Itsmyluckyday finished third in the Tyro Stakes in his stakes debut before posting back-to-back stakes wins at Calder Race Course for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.
The colt by champion Lawyer Ron won the off-the-turf Fasig-Tipton Turf Dash Stakes before a three-length romp in the Foolish Pleasure Stakes. Itsmyluckyday won back-to-back races in his first two races of 2013, setting a track record in his win over champion Shanghai Bobby in the Holy Bull (G3). Itsmyluckyday finished second to Orb in the Florida Derby (G1) but secured himself a spot in the Kentucky Derby with his Derby prep performances. After a 15th place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Itsmyluckyday finished second in the Preakness Stakes.
Coming back from an injury in 2014, Itsmyluckyday cemented himself as one of the top older horses in the country. After a fourth place finish against a tough field in his return to the track off of the nine month layoff, Itsmyluckyday strung together three wins including a Grade 3 victory. Itsmyluckyday returned to the top level of racing when running second to Moreno by 1 1/4 lengths in the Whitney before finally getting his first career Grade 1 victory in the Woodward Stakes by a half-length over that rival.
The colt is preparing for a run in the Kelso on Sept. 27 at Belmont Park before heading to California for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Itsmyluckyday was a $110,000 purchase at a 2-year-olds in training sale in 2012. A winner of more than $1.6 million as of August 31, 2014, it was announced this summer that he will stand at Spendthrift Farm upon his retirement after this season.