Mating Plans: Stoneriggs Farm

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I'm Betty G was a $275,000 purchase by Stoneriggs in November | Keeneland

With the 2022 breeding season right around the corner, we will feature a series of breeders' mating plans over the coming weeks. Today we have Robert Slack of Stoneriggs Farm near Paris, Kentucky.

BAJAN GIRL (m, 5, Speightstown–Dazzling {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}), to be bred to Curlin

We purchased this mare out of a 2-year-old sale in Ocala, and raced her. She was multiple graded stakes placed before we retired her to Stoneriggs. She is by Speightstown, one of my very favorite sires, and out of Dazzling, who herself was a $1-million yearling, and will be bred to Curlin for her first foal.

CHART (m, 5, Lea–Gauge, by War Front), to be bred to Medaglia d'Oro

Like almost all of our 60 broodmares, this mare is young, and we felt fortunate to purchase her in Keeneland November ($210,000), as she is a Grade III winner from an established Claiborne family. She will be bred to Medaglia d'Oro for her first foal.

PLATINUM PAYNTER (m, 6, Paynter–Platinum Preferred, by Vindication), to be bred to Maxfield

Another recent purchase that we are very happy with is this multiple graded stakes-placed filly. She will be visiting the very much in-demand Maxfield at Darley. She was an outstanding race mare, is an outstanding individual, and we eagerly await the foal from this mating.

I'M BETTY G (m, 8, Into Mischief–Lady in Ermine, by Honour and Glory), to be bred to City of Light

Although only eight years of age, this mare is one of our 'seniors' and is carrying a foal by Improbable and will be bred back to City of Light. Into Mischief is one of our favorite broodmare sires and the fact that 'Betty' is a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed, we have high hopes for her.

MONEY FROMHEAVEN (m, 6, Munnings–Smart Policy, by Smart Strike), to be bred to American Pharoah

Munnings is developing into a very important sire, both on dirt and turf, and we are excited to own this young stakes-winning filly who will be bred to American Pharoah. He's having a great year on both surfaces.

NEEDS SUPERVISION (m, 6, Paynter–Moroccan Rose, by Carson City), to be bred to Charlatan

This filly was also an excellent race mare, winning several stakes, and we are excited to be able to breed her to Charlatan, who we consider to be an outstanding first-year sire. We are breeding several mares to him and we consider him to be a very worthy heir to the legacy that his sire has earned.

Let us know who you're breeding your mares to in 2022, and why. We will print a selection of your responses in TDN over the coming weeks. Please send details to: [email protected]

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