11/15/2017 10:24AM

Trainer Brad Cox buys Long On Value from Keeneland November sale

Barbara D. Livingston
The 6-year-old Long On Value will race next season for trainer Brad Cox and a group of his owners.

Trainer Brad Cox picked up Grade 2 winner Long On Value for $100,000 out of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. 

Long On Value, a 6-year-old Value Plus horse, previously raced for the partnership of Wachtel Stable, George Kerr, and Gary Barber, and he was trained by Bill Mott. He has won seven of 30 starts and earned $981,693.

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Liz Crow of consignor Elite Sales, who signed the ticket as agent for Cox, said the trainer planned to put together a partnership of owners in his stable to campaign the new purchase.

“He’s done really well with turf sprinters,” Crow said of Cox. “Brad’s had Green Mask, and he was really excited to get another turf sprinter who looks really fast in his barn, and he’s looking to run him in some big races next year.”

Long On Value has compiled six stakes wins over five seasons of racing, including victories in the Grade 2 Twilight Derby and Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes. He jumped around the map in 2017, finishing second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and third in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.

“If you look at his race record, he’s an old warrior,” Crow said. “He’s been around the block a couple times, but these turf sprinters get better with age, and there’s a good turf sprint on every Saturday of every big race day. Hopefully he can compete in those.”