2017 Thoroughbred filly
foaled March 1, 2017
by GREY SWALLOW (IRE) (Daylami)
Kentucky Bred, KTDF eligible
She was well behaved and confident on her first ride in the outdoor arena. She's a very strong filly with a good hind leg. The Growth String Test shows maturity at about 16.1 hands. She is pure class and will be striking in style.
She's a pretty mover with a classic look. She moves straight with no paddle and no wing, and could be a show hunter. She's sensible, kind, easy to work with and wants to please. She has good conformation and is a racey type with an uphill build, nice shoulder and balanced body.
Her sire was high weight horse three times in Ireland and classic winner of the G1 Budweiser Irish Derby. He is the sire of other G1 winners including Two and Three year old Champions in Ireland. This filly is in the first few crops by this sire in the US. She is the third foal out of stakes placed dam, "Ruffled Feathers" (earnings over $254,000).
Raised and born on Calumet farm. 15.1 and 1/2 hands. She had an A scope and good vet report.
Turf statistics According to Sid Fernando of Thoroughbred Daily News:
"What’s evident from this recounting is the money and opportunity nowadays for specialist turf horses, something I noted in this space here in March. Last year, 17% of all flat races in the United States were contested on turf compared to 5% in 1991, and the trend seems to be continuing, especially at the premier meets. Dana Byerly of “Hello Race Fans!” recently said that 38.5% of all races at the recently-concluded Del Mar meet were on turf, and researcher Chris Rossi told me via a private message on Twitter that the numbers were the same at Saratoga. “[There were] 245 [races] on dirt, 153 on turf. Those numbers exclude jump races. Fifty races were taken off the turf. If they run on the turf, 203 turf races, 195 dirt races.” Last year, 39% of all graded races in the U.S. were on turf in 2017. That number would increase by including Canada, where racing at Woodbine is exclusively on turf or all-weather."
How far does $3,000 go at the Keeneland sales you ask? "Cherokee Summer" is another two year old winner, 2nd time out, for Sales Agent Kim Smith and trainer Terry Eoff, October 2018. ALSO, two year old winner "He’s A Ranger", a $1500 Keeneland sales purchase by Agent Kim Smith for Trainer Terry Eoff, still running and winning 4 years later with over $93,000 in earnings - and Stakes Placed!
For sale by agent for Make Your Mark Racing. Breaking/boarding is available at $56/day. SHE STARTED BREAKING / TRAINING ON 1/7/19.