Songandaprayer, with part owner Bobby Hurley.

Songandaprayer, with part owner Bobby Hurley.


Songandaprayer to Stand at Marablue in Florida

Songandaprayer, whose big win came in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, will enter stud next year at A. Douglas Henderson's Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla. Marablue bought the entire interest owned by D J Stable and part of the interest owned by Bobby and Leslie Hurley. The Hurleys, who race in the name of Devil Eleven Stable, purchased Songandaprayer for $1 million at the 2000 Fasig-Tipton Florida February sale of 2-year-olds in training, and two weeks later sold a 15% interest in him to D J Stable. The latter is owned by Leonard and Lois Green and their son, Jon.

Songandaprayer currently is with trainer Juan Serey, who took charge after regular trainer John Dowd began serving a suspension. Bobby Hurley and Dowd will manage Songandaprayer's racing career, and Marablue will take over once the colt enters stud. Songandaprayer finished third in the July 4 Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park, which was his first start since he ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) after setting the early place.

Bred by Donna Wormser, Songandaprayer (Unbridled's Song--Alizea, by Premiership) has won three of eight races and earned $380,480. His Fountain of Youth triumph came in front-running fashion, and his other added-money win came in the Huntington Stakes at Aqueduct as a 2-year-old. Songandaprayer also ran second in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland in April.