by Anne Peters
During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.
- Gray or Roan Filly
- Born 2006
|Trainer||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.|
|Owner||IEAH Stable, (Michael Ivarone), Paul Pompa, Jr., Michael Dubb and Gary Tolchin|
|Breeder||Fletcher Gray, Carolyn Gray & John Youngblood|
|Stardom Bound View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|My White Corvette||Tarr Road|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Michael Yates||Legacy Bloodstock, agent||$50,000|
|Two-year-old||Christopher Paasch||Shadybrook Farm, agent||$375,000|
|Two-year-old||Nick Sallusto, agent for IEAH Stable||Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent||$5,700,000|
by Anne Peters
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Bloodstock agent Tommy Eastham has opened his EastWynd Sales Agency near Lexington. The firm is accepting new clients.
The daughter of Tapit was in foal to Big Brown at the time the deal was closed.
Stardom Bound, a 2008 champion and winner of that year's Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), has been retired from racing and been booked to Big Brown
Augustin Stable's Forever Together, the champion grass mare in 2008, will make her season debut against a terrific field in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) April 3 at Keeneland.
As expected, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and two-time champion Zenyatta were chief among the 45 fillies and mares nominated to the $5 million Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 9.
Jockey Alex Solis kept the late-running Striking Dancer clear of traffic and the daughter of Smart Strike did the rest, causing a 13-1 upset in the $150,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita on Valentine's Day.
Parties continue to negotiate possible buyout of Lanzman's interest in I Want Revenge.
Fourteen 4-year-old fillies are entered in the $150,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 14, led by five-time grade I winner Stardom Bound.
It's unusual for a runner to cross the finish line before a champion, unusual for any horse to have ancestors from 6 nations in her 3rd generation, and definitely Pretty Unusual to fit both of these descriptions.
Jockey Chantal Sutherland earned her second grade II victory in as many days when she guided 29-1 outsider Pretty Unusual to win the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 17. Favored Stardom Bound was second.
With fresh starts to the new season, Stardom Bound and Justwhistledixie will each try to get their 4-year-old campaigns off on the right foot, as they face each other in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. I) Jan. 17
Flashing, thought to be making the final start of her career, popped the gate in front and never looked back, drawing away from Unrivaled Belle through the stretch drive to easily win the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. I) by 4 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Nov. 28.
The flashy gray 3-year-old daughter of Tapit returns to action in the $300,000 Gazelle (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct.
While the plunging economy was pounding other mixed sales late in 2008, the Fasig-Tipton November select auction generated spectacular results. The gross revenue rose 35.1% from the previous year while the average price and median prices increased 58.8% and 38.9%, respectively.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., reported on several of his top horses Sept. 25 from Aqueduct, including Paul Pompa Jr.'s Futurity (gr. II) winner D' Funnybone, whose next start is still up in the air.
Christopher and Bonnie Paasch are preparing to open their 500-acre Oregon property to underprivileged, problem youths and even young people with problem parents.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale will be conducted during two evening sessions on Nov. 9 and 10, a Monday and a Tuesday, in Lexington. That format is a change from recent years, when the auction had been held on a Sunday night.
David J. Lanzman Racing Stable has filed suit against IEAH Stables, claiming breach of contract in connection with IEAH's purchase of half-interest in I Want Revenge, the morning-line favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) who was scratched the day of the classic.
HRTV's weekly series analyzing the pursuit of the Triple Crown. This week's edition includes a preview of the Coolmore Lexington, and recaps of the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes.
Stardom Bound, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2008, will have a new jockey when she attempts to get back on the winning track in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in Eclipse Award winner Garrett Gomez.
Charles Cono, who campaigned 2008 champion 2-year-old filly Stardom Bound, died April 9 at his La Mesa, Calif.
Stardom Bound, seeking her sixth consecutive grade I victory, was stunned by 24-1 shot Hooh Why in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes April 4 at Keeneland.
Although champion Stardom Bound is the clear choice for the April 4 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) opening weekend at Keeneland, the daughter of Tapit has her work cut out of for her when facing an accomplished field of eight other females looking to secure a spot in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
|Will Take Charge|
|Mucho Macho Man|
|Game On Dude|