Two new stakes winners in 10 days for DANCE WITH RAVENS!

PhilDancer PhilmontStks 001-2Silver Lake Stable’s PHIL DANCER accelerated in the stretch take charge in Parx Racing’s $75,000 Philmont S. on Tuesday, April 24 and record his first stakes victory. The Pennsylvania-bred son of DANCE WITH RAVENS got his third win from five starts in the seven-furlong test for 3-year-olds, and boosted his career earnings to $113,017.

Bred by Russell B. Harris, Craig R. Harris and Jeffrey A. Harris, PHIL DANCER displayed the same fancy footwork his full sister, ANN’S SMART DANCER, showed off in 2011 when winning three stakes. The dazzling duo are the first two foals out of the Ide mare Bennington.

DANCE WITH RAVENS is on target for his best season yet. Currently Maryland’s leading sire of 2012, with nearly $1 million in progeny earnings (from his first three crops to race), DANCE WITH RAVENS is also the sire of 2012 stakes winner DARN THAT RAVEN, winner of the Foxy J. G. S. at Parx on April 14.

And more fancy footwork: DANCE WITH RAVENS’s high-percentage-winning daughter Universal Language has four victories from six starts this year, plus two seconds, to boost her record to 36-12-6-4 lifetime, with earnings of $246,100.