Bred: Bridlewood Farm (Fl.)
Sire: Halo’s Image
Dam: Dixieland Event, by Wild Event
This son of Halo’s Image was a bargain $12,000 purchase at the 2010 Ocala Breeders Sales Co. Spring two-year-olds in training sale. The bay ridgling has more than repaid that sum by pulling in purse earnings of more than $920,950 for owners P and G Stable and Off the Hook.
Trained by multiple Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher, Turbo Compressor found a home on the grass in 2012, although his record on the main track was solid with four wins in nine starts in 2011. Turbo Compressor won the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup Stakes in June and then secured a breakthrough graded stakes victory in the United Nations Stakes (G1) in July at Monmouth Park
Turbo Compressor appears to relish firm turf and he’s pretty much assured that kind of footing as he heads toward the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in November.