The 9-year-old son of Storm Cat is out of Starry Dreamer, a grade 1-placed, stakes-winning daughter of Rubiano. She won or placed in eight graded stakes, including finishing second in the Gazelle Handicap (G1). As a broodmare, Starry Dreamer's first three foals are graded stakes winners Ecclesiastic (Pulpit), War Front (Danzig), and Teammate (A.P. Indy). The mare also produced grade 2-placed winner Jay Gatsby (Giant's Causeway ).
Factum, bred and raced by Joseph Allen, is now owned by Randy Kerr. The top-50 third-crop stallion has sired 29 winners from 56 starters to date. His best runner so far is Jockey Jills Dream, who has compiled a 3-3-5 record out of 24 starts and earned nearly $57,000. In 2017, Factum has been represented by seven 2-year-old winners.
Also new to the Poplar Creek roster for 2018 is Kiss the Ghost, an unraced son of Ghostzapper and out of grade 3 winner Kiss the Devil (Kris S.). Kiss the Ghost is a half brother to grade 3 winner Kiss Moon (Malibu Moon ) and black-type winner Kiss Mine (Mineshaft ). The entering-year sire will stand for $1,500, live foal stands and nurses.