Prairie Wings

Second Chances: Prairie Wings

In this continuing series, TDN's Senior Editor Steve Sherack catches up with the connections of promising maidens to keep on your radar. In this edition, the blue-blooded Prairie Wings (Tapit)--from the family of late leading sire Giant's Causeway--is highlighted after a strong debut second at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Previous runners featured in this column include: MGISW and 'TDN Rising Star' Paradise Woods (Union Rags), GSW Backyard Heaven (Tizway) and MSW and 'TDN Rising Star' Gidu (Ire) (Frankel {GB}). Between the $800,000 Keeneland September pricetag and loaded catalog page, sophomore filly...

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Feb. 9 Insights

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency BIG PEDIGREES & PRICETAGS FILL GP MSW 6th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 3:04p.m. Michael and Katherine Ball went to $900,000 at KEESEP to acquire SCONSET (Tapit) and she makes her first trip to this post for Ben Colebrook in this test. Her unraced dam Lucky Number (Smart Strike) is a half to Grade I winner Got Lucky (A.P. Indy). Her graded stakes-winning third dam Get Lucky (Mr. Prospector) is responsible for MGSW & MGISP Daydreaming (A.P. Indy), dam of GISW Imagining (Giant's Causeway);...

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Sunday’s Insights: Tapit Firster Set to Take Flight

4th-GP, $50K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, post time: 1:33 p.m. ET Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Stable went to $800K at last year's Keeneland September sale for PRAIRIE WINGS (Tapit), a daughter of the unraced, but immaculately bred Love Me Only (Ire) (Sadler's Wells). Summer Wind Farm acquired the daughter of MGSW/GISP Mariah's Storm (Rahy) for $2.1 million at KEENOV in 2011 and the foal she was carrying at the time became Storm The Stars (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), winner of the 2015 G2 Great Voltigeur S. and placed in the...

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