Manny Wah could give Catalano second BC Sprint

November 2, 2022

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Breeders’ Cup Notes/Edited

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Susan Moulton’s Manny Wah secured his spot in the Qatar Racing Sprint by winning the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland on Oct. 7. On Wednesday he galloped a customary 1 ½m. 

Trainer Wayne Catalano is seeking his second victory in the Sprint following last year’s score at Del Mar by Aloha West, who also is entered. With 34 starts, 6yo Manny Wah has been with Catalano since 2018 and is a barn favorite. 

“It is nice to have one like him especially for so long,” he said. “He likes to eat cookies and bananas and everything. We really spoil him.”

Moulton purchased Manny Wah for $175,000 at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale in Lexington. She grew up in a racing family and spent time as an exercise rider before drifting away from the sport. About a decade ago, Moulton returned to racing and connected with Catalano to purchase racing prospects. 

In 2018 she purchased a Thoroughbred farm on the outskirts of Lexington and renamed it Safari North where she raises her horses. She recently married former jockey Shane Sellers, a two-time Breeders’ Cup race winner. Although both had strong ties to Southwest racing, they did not meet until decades later. When looking at win pictures, they noticed that in his early career Sellers had won for her father.

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