Produced from the Hard Work mare Dream Harder, Imaginary Lady produced six named foals, none of which won. She went the last five years without producing an offspring.
Grade I winner Imaginary Lady, an 18-year-old daughter of Marfa, was euthanized July 16 after being found in the field at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington with a fractured leg.Bred by Joe and Marion Conrad-Stillmeadow Farm, Imaginary Lady was a four-time graded stakes winner for owners L.R. French Jr. and D. Wayne Lukas while trained by the latter in her only year of racing. Purchased by Lukas for $100,000 at the 1988 California Thoroughbred Sales March sale of 2-year-olds in training, Imaginary Lady won the 1989 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II, in track-record time), Princess (gr. II), Railbird (gr. II), and Honeybee Stakes. Her two stakes-placings came in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Fantasy Stakes (gr. I).Imaginary Lady retired with seven wins from a dozen starts and earnings of $574,720. She was sold in foal to Forty Niner for $150,000 at the 1995 Keeneland November breeding stock sale to John Mulholland.