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TDN Snippets: Week of April 11

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Update: April 18, 2022 at 9:35 pm

Speightstown has 23 G1SWs in the Northern Hemisphere | Louise Reinagel


This week’s TDN Snippets takes on a little international flavor, while at the same time appreciating one of America’s finest and most versatile stallions.

Can lightning strike twice?
LNJ’s Lighthouse (Mizzen Mast) Pool 1 mining operations in Australia have been fully documented and she will be made available through the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in May. Similar connections have sent Ivy League (Medaglia d’Oro), formerly with Richard Mandella, to the stables of Ciaron Maher / David Eustace trying to repeat the magic formula.

All purposes. All locations. All energy…
It’s not just a marketing slogan, like Sightstown has accumulated 23 G1SWs in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a distance/surface analysis (note: Quack won G1 on two different rides, Rock Fall was a G1 2x winner at 6f)

6fD-6, 6fT-1, 7fD-5, 8fD-2, 8fT-4, 9fD-1, 10fD-2, 10fT-3.

Thanks to Alan Carasso for the research.

22 And count…
Less than 24 hours after ‘TDN Rising Star’ Speight became the newest top scorer, see above, for WinStar’s Sightstown in Friday’s Maker’s Mark Mile, Under Oath’s purebred son followed in Keeneland’s eye-catching victory to become the 22nd ‘Rising Star’ for Gone West’s son. He’s still going strong at 24.

There’s something about Mary…
Mary’s Follies (More than ready), an MGSW sold at Keeneland January 2021 for $500,000 to BBA Ireland for Coolmore Connections, not only the dam of GI winner Jenny Wiley S. Regal Glory (Animal Kingdom), but also of the Japanese feeling Cafe Pharoah (American pharoah). Sadly, Mary’s Follies is reported to have had an abortion Curlin ponies at time of sale, but already have a 2 year old pony Ready to Connect (Connect), who sold at OBS March for $180,000 to Chad Schumer after hard work.

Remember me?
Sunday Racing’s Geoglyph (Jpn) (Drefong) closed on pace to win over Sunday’s G1 Satsuki Sho, the first leg of Japan’s Triple Crown. This marks Group 1’s first goal scorer for US Sprint Champion Drefong (Gio Ponti), the winner of a Class I trio of races for Bob Baffert, including the GI Breeders’ Cup. 2016. Drefong’s fee is ¥7,000,000 ($55,000) at Shadai Stallion Station in 2022.

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