Arch Avenue Airs at Third Asking
Franklin Ave. Equine, Oakview Stable and Gayla Rankin’s Arch Avenue (Archarcharch) broke through emphatically at Churchill Downs today, romping home by five lengths under Ricardo Santana, Jr. Just a $5500 Fasig-Tipton October yearling acquisition by Franklin Ave. 11 months ago, the dark bay was stretching out to a mile for the first time here. Click for chart and video of the impressive effort. Arch Avenue’s victory also capped an extremely productive Churchill September meet for trainer and Franklin Ave. advisor Jason Barkley, who scored with three of his six starters at the prestigious oval and recorded an additional pair of runner-up finishes. We look forward to what’s ahead at Keeneland and beyond for Arch Avenue, Franklin Ave. and Barkley.