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(gr. III , 8f , to Hurricane Ike, defeating Pleasant Prince, Eightyfiveinafifty, Game On Dude, Wow Wow Wow, Miner's Reserve, Hear Ye Hear Ye ).
Hurricane Ike stormed onto the scene with his first stakes victory in The CliffÕs Edge Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs April 24, and in the process capped off a stellar spring season for owners Ike and Dawn Thrash, who also own Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)-bound colt Line of David.
Hurricane Ike, a son of Graeme Hall, is trained by John Sadler for the Thrashes, who live near Hattiesburg, Miss., where Ike Thrash runs the real estate firm Dawn Properties.
The Thrashes purchased Hurricane Ike for $115,000 at the 2008 Ocala BreedersÕ Sales Co.Õs August yearling sale from Southern Breeze Ranch, agent.
Hurricane Ike was bred in Florida by Stanley Boileau from the unraced Future Storm mare Parental Uproar, who is a daughter of My Mom Ginny (by Wardlaw), a stakes winner on turf.
ÒI liked the pedigree of Graeme HallÑI saw more in his damÕs side,Ó said Boileau, owner of Southern Breeze Ranch near Summerfield, Fla., where Hurricane Ike was foaled. ÒI like to try and go with a sire that will have a little distance, and not just a sprint sire. But I also know thereÕs speed in the family and turf on the bottom side.Ó
Boileau and his father bought Parental Uproar privately as a yearling from his employer at the Anthony, Fla.-based Four HorsemenÕs Ranch. The mare had a deformity in her hind end that prevented her from racing, so the father and son obtained her for a bargain price.
Parental Uproar, who has had a troubled produce record of several aborted foals and years of being barren, is the dam of just two other foals: a winning gelding by Slew Gin Fizz named Kinfolk Moonshine and a stakes-winning son of Concerto named Drums of Thunder.
Parental UproarÕs yearling foal by Congrats was euthanized last year due to a broken leg. Barren to the cover of Put It Back this year, Parental Uproar is booked to Graeme Hall for 2011.
Graeme Hall is the sire of 15 stakes winners. Among his four stakes winners of 2010 is graded victor Duke of Mischief. Graeme Hall stands for $5,000 at Eugene and Laura MelnykÕs Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala.ÑE.M.
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