Dreaming of Julia

Godolphin Among Those Honored At 38th TOBA Awards Saturday Night

Hosted by Fasig-Tipton, the 38th Annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) handed out its National Awards across two days of ceremonies, the organization said in a release late Saturday. A luncheon for the winners was held on Friday, Sept. 8 at WinStar Farm, honoring State and Canadian Breeders of the Year for 2022. Godolphin was announced as the winner of the 2022 National Owner of the Year and 2022 National Breeder of the Year. Finalists for both categories were also honored Saturday night. National Owner of the Year finalists...

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Wednesday's Racing Insights: Half-Sister to Malathaat Debuts at Spa

2nd-SAR, $136k, Msw, 2yo, 6f, 1:46 p.m. Stonestreet Stables' JUSTICE JULIA (Medaglia d'Oro) becomes the latest daughter of Grade I winner Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy) to be saddled by trainer Todd Pletcher, following in the large hoofprints left by two-time champion and multiple Grade I winner Malathaat (Curlin) and graded winner and Grade I placed Julia Shining (Curlin). Stonestreet will also be represented by the debuting in this affair by Emery (More Than Ready) from the Brad Cox barn. The dark bay filly was a $235,000 Keeneland November purchase...

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Casse/Greathouse Delighted With Rhyme Schemes After Ellis Romp

Pura Vida Investments celebrated a maiden-breaking win in style Thursday at Ellis Park when 2-year-old Rhyme Schemes (Ghostzapper--Katherine, by Distorted Humor) won second out in a gate-to-wire romp by 9 1/2 lengths and posted a 94 Beyer speed figure at the Pea Patch for trainer Norm Casse. In his debut May 18 at Churchill Downs, the chestnut colt finished a well-beaten sixth behind first-time starter Wilson Q (Constitution) and next-out Tremont S. victor Gold Sweep (Speightstown). "We've gone about training our 2-year-olds a little bit differently this year than previous...

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Stonestreet's Monarch Builds a Growing Dynasty

Compared to an exquisite painting by her owner Barbara Banke, Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy) has been regarded as racing royalty from the very beginning. Now 13 years old, the Grade I winner reigns as monarch of Stonestreet's world-class broodmare band, and this spring, she was crowned 2022 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year. Thanks to the efforts of her two Curlin daughters Malathaat and Julia Shining, Dreaming of Julia has already put together a produce record for the books, yet Banke and her team at Stonestreet are hopeful that their...

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Stonestreet Team Hoping For Some Good Magic In The Preakness

Some kind of wand has been waved here. Of eight starters in the GI Preakness S., three represent the first crop of Good Magic--including GI Kentucky Derby winner Mage. Just weeks after their program received what felt like the ultimate accolade, in Broodmare of the Year honors for Dreaming Of Julia (A.P. Indy), Barbara Banke and her Stonestreet team duly have still further cause for gratification. Because just like Dreaming Of Julia, Good Magic is out of a daughter of one of the foundation mares bought by Banke's late husband,...

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Dreaming Of Julia Takes Home Broodmare Of The Year Honors

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (KTOB) awards dinner Apr. 5 in Lexington named Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy), dam of Grade I winner Malathaat (Curlin) and Grade II winner Julia Shining (Curlin), the 2022 Broodmare of the Year. Summer Wind Equine was awarded a bronze mare and foal as the breeder of Flightline (Tapit), who was crowned Champion Kentucky-Bred Horse of the Year and Champion Kentucky-Bred Older Dirt Male. Godolphin received multiple bronzes as the recipient of the P.A.B. Widener Trophy, best known...

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Sunday Insights: Full-Sister to Malathaat Debuts For Stonestreet At Keeneland

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency                           6th-KEE, $100K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 3:40 p.m. As big sister Malathaat prepares for a date in the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff in three-weeks time, her 2-year-old full-sister JULIA SHINING makes her debut for owner/breeder Stonestreet Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher. Out of GISW & MGISP Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy), herself out of MGISW Dream Rush (Wild Rush) and a half-sister to MGSW Dream Pauline (Tapit), Julia Shining is her dam's second...

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Background Check: Frizette

In this continuing series, we examine the past winners of significant filly/mare races by the lasting influence they've had on the breed. Up today is Belmont's GI Frizette S., a race with a tremendous amount of repercussion on the sport. The 1905 mare Frizette, for whom this 2-year-old filly race is named, may have been just a minor sprint stakes winner, but she was an absolute giant in the breeding shed. A foundation mare in both the U.S. and France, Frizette's descendants through her daughters include one of yesteryear's top...

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Champion Malathaat Returns a Winner at Keeneland

Champion and 'TDN Rising Star' Malathaat (f, 4, Curlin--Dreaming of Julia, by A.P. Indy), last seen rallying for third in the GI Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar Nov. 6, kicked off her 4-year-old campaign with a hard-fought win as the 1-5 favorite in Friday's GIII Baird Doubledogdare S. at Keeneland. Drawn on the fence in this six-horse affair, she was guided out and into the clear in the two path by John Velazquez rounding the clubhouse turn. Fourth heading down the backstretch, Malathaat began to edge closer rounding the...

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Curlin's Undefeated Malathaat Scores Gutsy Victory in KY Oaks

LOUISVILLE, KY - His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum is smiling somewhere tonight. Shadwell Stable's 'TDN Rising Star' Malathaat (Curlin) outslugged Search Results (Flatter) by a neck in a battle of unbeatens in a GI Kentucky Oaks for the ages Friday at Churchill Downs. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to Will's Secret (Will Take Charge) in third. Sheikh Hamdan, who campaigned countless champions and Classic winners across the globe, passed away at 75 in late March. "A million things have been going through my mind," Shadwell...

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All in the Family with Stonestreet's Oaks Fillies

Barbara Banke has a lofty goal heading into this year's GI Kentucky Oaks. "I would love for there to be a Stonestreet trifecta," she said. "That would be my dream." It sounds like quite the feat, but a trio of sophomore fillies foaled and raised at Stonestreet Farm are shaking out to be some of the strongest contenders expected to be vying for the garland of stargazer lilies on the last Friday of April. GII Rachel Alexandra S. victress Clairiere (Curlin) and GIII Fantasy S. winner Pauline's Pearl (Tapit) both...

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Regally Bred Curlin Filly Earns 'Rising Star' Tag at Belmont

Shadwell Stable's Malathaat (Curlin), a daughter of Grade I winner Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy), ran to the money and her pedigree with a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy debut victory at Belmont. Breezing a half-mile bullet in :49 1/5 (1/10) on Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Oct. 3, she was hammered down to 4-5 favoritism for this career bow. Running the middle of the bunched up sextet early, the $1.05-million KEESEP buy pushed her way up to contest the pace as the first quarter went in :23 flat. Clocking a half-mile in...

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