Bill Strauss

Birdstone Gets First Winner

Colt wins first time out at Hollywood Park.

Birdstone notched his first winner when his son S. S. Stone won at Hollywood Park June 29 in his initial race.

The colt, out of the Dixieland Bandmare Sing and Swing, was bred in Kentucky by Marylou Whitney, who raced Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone . S.S. Stone races for Robert LaPenta and is trained by Doug O’Neill.

S. S. Stone was purchased at the Keeneland September sale for $135,000 and was an RNA at the Fasig-Tipton Florida February sale of 2-year-olds on a bid of $300,000.

Birdstone , by Grindstone-Dear Birdie, by Storm Bird, stands at the Beck family’s Gainesway Farm near Lexington for $10,000.