More Than Ready

Not This Time Gets First Winner With Hancock Filly’s Tenacious Score at Churchill

1st-Churchill Downs, $76,680, Msw, 5-21, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :51.26, ft. HOPEFUL PRINCESS (f, 2, Not This Time--More Than Magic, by More Than Ready) ran to a worktab littered with bullet breezes and won a dogfight in the stretch to become the first winner for her freshman sire (by Giant's Causeway) in the Thursday opener at Churchill. Tipping her hand in the morning early and often, including a best-of-47 bullet half-mile from the gate in :48 flat Apr. 10 at Keeneland, the dark bay was knocked down to 29-10 from...

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Alpine Sky Delivers Colt on Foal Patrol

Alpine Sky (Indian Charlie--Alpine Garden, by Lemon Drop Kid), a 7-year-old mare owned by Old Tavern Farm, delivered a colt by More Than Ready at 10:56 p.m. Apr. 15 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Foal Patrol Season 3. This is the fifth foal of the season delivered on Foal Patrol. Both the mare and foal are healthy and doing well. Alpine Sky joins Magical World (Three Chimneys Farm), Hall of Famer Ashado (Gainsborough Farm), New Money Honey (Indian Creek Farm), and Vaulcluse (Gainesway...

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Funtastic Has First Foal

Grade I winner Funtastic (More Than Ready--Quiet Dance, by Quiet American) was represented by his first foal, a filly, Monday. Born at Nuckols Farm in Midway, KY, the filly is out of the Elusive Quality mare Tenshi, who is a half to GSW Something Ventured (Cobra King). "We are extremely excited about the arrival of Funtastic's first foal crop," said Tom Hamm, Director of Stallion Seasons at Three Chimneys Farm. "Funtastic himself is very good looking, and was a highly talented athlete by dominant sire More Than Ready. That, coupled...

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TDN New Stallions: Catholic Boy

In our ongoing series, New Stallions, the TDN is visiting first-year sires around the country and giving readers a chance to take a look at them on video. Today, we're at Claiborne Farm visiting Catholic Boy (More Than Ready-Song of Bernadette, by Bernardini), one of only three North American 3-year-old colts to win Grade I races on both turf and dirt. In accomplishing that feat, he joined Secretariat and California Chrome. Kelsey Riley spoke to Bernie Sams about the 5-year-old new stallion. TDN: Catholic Boy is pretty unique in that...

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