A Sportswriter Sweep at Grand River

A Sportswriter Sweep at Grand River

The progeny of Sportswriter won both "Battles" at Grand River Raceway this morning.

Sports Column scored the third win of his career when taking out the $159,500 Battle of Waterloo in 1:55.4. (Watch Replay)

Leading all the way, the two year old son of Sportswriter was in total control as he pulled away for two length win over Happy Trio (Mach Three).

Sports Column, who was a $20,000 yearling purchase at the Lexington yearling sale, has now won $169,500.

In the $107,800 Battle Of The Belles, Bid Writer was victorious, but she had to dig deep to defeat Aint Three Ok (Mach Three). (Watch Replay)

Those two really did stage a battle inside the last half with eventually only a head separating them on the line.

For Bid Writer this was her third win from four starts and she now has earnings of $76,300.

Both horses were bred by Winbak Farm.

Sports Column and Bid Writer come from Sportswriter's smallest crop of just 57 foals.

From these 57 foals, 35 have already raced as two year olds and collectively they have won over $500,000.