Binkster began his career by breaking his maiden at Aqueduct and winning a claiming race at Belmont Park. On July 12, 2018, Raymond Handal claimed Binkster and we, along with Dark Horse Racing Stable, joined Handal in ownership. Bink was given a seven-month layoff and returned to win his first next race for us.
We enjoyed watching Binkster for two years and he quickly became a barn favorite. He won a total of four races for us and placed in two stakes. Ever the picture of consistency, Binkster finished in the Top 4 in 16 of his 21 races during his two years with us.
Bink was claimed on August 25, 2021. Though he was no longer with us, we kept tabs on him as he continued to run on the East Coast and are happy to say that he has now retired to a happy, loving home.
Pedigree: Bluegrass Cat - La Femme Galante, Grand Slam
Trainer: Raymond Handal
Owners: Handal Racing, Dark Horse Racing Stables, Taste of Victory Stables
Breeder: Philip Birsh (NY)