San Vicente S. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 7f ,)
Langfuhr Bodhavista , by Pass the Tab
BFarnswoth Farms, KY.; OSteve Taub; TKristin Mulhall
(DK B/ h,
Honour and Glory Cucina Cucina , by Carson City
BNorthwest Farms, KY.; ORodriguez, Lorraine and Rod; TDoug F. O'Neill
Silver Charm How So Oiseau , by Saratoga Six
BIronwater Farms Joint Venture, KY.; OJames McIngvale; TBob Baffert
Making his first start for a new owner and trainer, and running on a different coast, didn’t cause Imperialism any problems as he notched a 11/4-length win in the Feb. 7 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
Imperialism was privately purchased by Santa Monica, Calif., auto dealer Steve Taub and sent to trainer Kristin Mulhall last month. He previously was based in Florida with Richard Torrone and trainer Angel Salinas.
Imperialism will remain on the West Coast, where he could next start in the March 6 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
Imperialism is the sixth stakes winner sent out by Mulhall, daughter of former trainer and long-time Thoroughbred Corp. racing manager Richard Mulhall. The younger Mulhall also sent out stakes winners Alyzig, Californian, Mister Acpen, Puerto Banus, and Sentimental Value. The Thoroughbred Corp. will disperse all of its racing stock at the 2004 Barretts March 2-year-olds in training sale.
Mike Sherman’s Farnsworth Farms bred Imperialism from the Pass the Tab mare Bodhavista, who was purchased by the farm for $4,500 at the 1993 Keeneland November mixed sale from the consignment of Fortune Marital Trust, with Brad Murray Thoroughbreds and Parrish Hill Farm, agents.
The first foal out of Bodhavista was multiple stakes winner White Beauty (by Robyn Dancer), winner of 11 of 43 career starts, including five in stakes company. White Beauty hasn’t raced since 2000, when she was consigned but later withdrawn from that year’s Keeneland November mixed sale.
Farnsworth Farms still owns Bodhavista, as well as her daughter, Lovely Beauty, a full sister to White Beauty, who foaled a Suave Prospect colt in 2003, and Formal Beauty (by Formal Gold), who was consigned but withdrawn from the 2003 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s October mixed sale while in foal to Double Honor. The last foal out of Bodhavista is a 2-year-old Vicar colt foaled in Kentucky, Vigorous Guy.
Langfuhr is the sire of Imperialism and 12 other added-money winners. Langfuhr is standing at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. His 2004 fee is $25,000. The son of Danzig previously stood at Vinery.—L.D.