Phoenix, AZ (January 19, 2022) – Minister of Soul, the evergreen 8-year-old son of Ministers Wild Cat, earned his thirteenth career victory and seventh at Turf Paradise in the 3rd race, six furlong allowance over the fast main track.
Letting others dispute the pace through the opening quarter of 21.66, he came calling for the lead passing the half in 43.42. The race was on through five furlongs in 55.24. He put away his rival and drew away through the final furlong to win by nearly four lengths in a blazing final time of 1:07.60.
The multiple stakes winner has finished in the top three in twenty-five of his thirty seven starts and he has earned $362,931 for owner/trainer Esteban Martinez. Bred in California by Dahlberg Farms LLC, he was produced by the winning Bernstein mare, Sensitive Soul.