Starlet of Mine made all the pace and romped to a 7 1/4-length triumph June 21 in the fourth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, becoming the first winner for Central Kentucky sire Discreetly Mine (VIDEO).
Marshall E. Dowell's bay filly, the 2-5 favorite ridden by Arnaldo Bocachica for trainer W. Robert Bailes, was timed in :54.54 for the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race on a fast track. Starlet of Mine was bred in Florida by Machmer Hall and Milan Kosanovich and was sold to Dowell for $70,000 out of the SGV Thoroughbreds consignment at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.
She is the first starter out of the winning Speightstown
mare Dark Starlet. Second dam Flowers and Vines is a full sister to grade I winner Blushing K. D.
and a half sister to Canadian champion turf female Ambitious Cat, and Hong Kong Horse of the Year Electronic Unicorn.
Discreetly Mine developed into a top-notch sprinter who won five of 13 career starts and earned $799,350. At age 4 in 2010, he tallied three consecutive graded stakes sprints: the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) and Amsterdam (gr. II) at Saratoga Racecourse
, and Jersey Shore (gr. III) at Monmouth Park
. He captured the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
at 3 and posted runner-up finishes in the Futurity (gr. II) and Champagne (gr. I) at Belmont Park
as a 2-year-old.
Discreetly Mine is a 7-year-old son of Mineshaft
out of grade I winner Pretty Discreet
, by Private Account. He is half brother to grade I winner and sire Discreet Cat
and stakes winner and sire Pretty Wild
, as well as the dam of grade I winner Awesome Maria
. He stands the 2014 season at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky. for an advertised fee of $10,000 and has 97 2-year-olds in his first crop.