|CHARLIE BARLEY S.|
3rd at 3CHARLIE BARLEY S.
( 8f , to Moonshine Hall, Strizzi, defeating Tusayan, Paris Caper, Chad's Hope, Strategic Strike, Strikingly, With Assurance, General Ascot, Quiet Dare, Numerous Dancer ).
In his first start in added-money company, 3-year-old Moonshine Hall finished fourth of seven runners in the June 7 Jefferson Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. Apparently neither the horse nor his trainer were dissuaded—Tony Reinstedler sent the colt north for his first try at the Woodbine surface and the horse came away the winner of the June 22 Charlie Barley Stakes.
Reinstedler trains Moonshine Hall for Eugene and Laura Melnyk. This horse is their third stakes winner this year. They also own Harmony Lodge, who has won three added-money races in 2003, including the Sweet Briar Too Stakes on the same day as the Charlie Barley, and Tweedside, winner of the Orchid Handicap (gr. III) in March. Todd Pletcher trains Harmony Lodge and Tweedside.
Eugene Melnyk purchased Moonshine Hall for $180,000 at the 2001 Keeneland September yearling sale from Eaton Sales, agent. The colt was originally consigned by Lane’s End, agent, to the 2000 Keeneland November mixed sale, where he was purchased by Horse France for $150,000.
Moonshine Hall is the first stakes winner for Virginia breeder Dorothy Long. Long keeps her mares, including Pink Dove, the dam of Moonshine Hall, at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm, near Versailles, Ky. Pink Dove produced a King Cugat filly this spring and has been bred to Stephen Got Even.
Long purchased Pink Dove while she was carrying Moonshine Hall. She paid $470,000 for the mare at the 2000 Keeneland January mixed sale. Lane’s End, agent, consigned Pink Dove to that auction. Farish owns a half-sister to Moonshine Hall, White Wing (by A.P. Indy). This year she produced her first foal, a filly by Valid Expectations, in Texas.
Moonshine Hall is the 11th stakes winner by Spinning World and the first this year in North America. The stallion’s other added-money winners of 2003 are Thorn Park (Aust-II), Chan Chan (in Germany), and Special Harmony (in Australia). Spinning World stands at Coolmore Ireland in County Tipperary for 35,000 euros. He is scheduled to stand the Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia for AUS$16,500.—K.I.G
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