The lovely picture attached is of Mount Brilliant Farm’s Frankel colt that recently sold at the Tattersalls sales.
Here’s the latest news from Exhale Enterprises:
The following is from a TDN article about recent winner, Ricky’s Girl, who is owned by Rick Kanter. Says Marette: “fantastic training job by Mike Stidham and Hilary Pridham.”
7th-FG, $38,000, Msw, 11-26, 2yo, f, 1mT, 1:36.60, fm.
RICKEY’S GIRL (f, 2, Bodemeister–Indyniable, by A.P. Indy) was
off to a poor start in the Oct. 7 Keeneland maiden won by >TDN
Rising Star= Valadorna (Curlin), but never really got untracked,
finishing better than 18 lengths adrift of the winner in eighth.
Dispatched at odds of 7-1 trying the grass for the first time,
Rickey=s Girl wasin tight at the start and a bit wide into the first
turn before settling in centerfield. Ridden along to pick up inside
on the final turn, she gained good ground, was switched out to
hit the front about a furlong from home and outfinished 30-1
Lola=s the One (Mizzen Mast) for a three-length victory. The
11th winner for her freshman sire (by Empire Maker), Sales
history: $100,000 Wlg ’14 KEENOV; $145,000 RNA Ylg ’15
KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $22,971. Click for the
The following is from a Blood Horse article about a nice winner for trainer Mike Stidham over the weekend:
“Stallionaire Enterprises’ Mike Stidham-trained Bobby the Brain may have been “the other Stidham” in his debut Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, but it seems no one told him.
While stablemate Brookline, also starting for the first time, came into the race with notabke pedigree distinction as a Tapit half brother to champion Bernardini , 2-year-old Bobby the Brain caught a flier under jockey Mitchell Murrill and never looked back, while Godolphin’s Brookline was off slow and finished fifth.
Setting fractions of :24.16, :47.63, and 1:12.18 in the mile and 70-yard dirt test, for which he wore blinkers, Bobby the Brain had more to give turning for home. He kicked clear to a 2 1/2-length score to bring Stidham his 100th win of the year. Blueridge Traveler and Patriot Drive completed the triefecta, while 6-5 choice Teletap finished fourth in the eight-horse field. The final time was 1:44.09 on a fast main track.
Bred in Kentucky by Jamm, Ltd., Bobby the Brain is by Pioneerof the Nile , out of the multiple stakes-placed Pulpit mare Seasoned. His half brother, multiple stakes winner Diamond Bachelor, ran second by half a length Saturday in the Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Seasoned, who has produced five foals, delivered an Arch colt in 2015 and a Union Rags filly this year.”
Marette also has news on two recent winners for Speedway Stables: “They are two for two! Acapella for Mike Stidham and Shayjolie for Cristophe Clement, both won their allowance races. Well done to all connections!”