April 29, 2022 - Keeneland, Race 2, Msw, USD $80,000, 5 1/2F, .0000

Love Reigns (Ire), F, 2, 2020 by U S Navy Flag

1st Dam: Humble And Proud (Ire), by Pivotal (GB)
2nd Dam: Delauncy (GB), by Machiavellian
3rd Dam: Casey (GB), by Caerleon

Owner: Stonestreet Stables, LLC
Breeder: Patrick Grogan (Ire)
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward

Love Reigns (Ire) (f, 2, U S Navy Flag-Humble And Proud {Ire}, by Pivotal {GB}), backed as the 2-1 favorite on debut for Stonestreet Stables and Wesley Ward going 5 1/2 panels over the Keeneland lawn, romped to 'TDN Rising Star' honors.

Hustled to the front from her inside draw by Irad Ortiz, Jr, she raced under pressure while traveling nicely through a sharp opening quarter in :22.04. The bay began to let it out a notch rounding the far turn, kicked for home with a 6 1/2-length advantage and kept on motoring down the stretch to an eye-catching 9 3/4-length victory over stablemate Rivka (Ire) (No Nay Never) in 1:02.33.

The half-sister to Glorious Empire (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), GISW, $977,227 becomes the third winner for her freshman sire (by War Front). The Coolmore Ireland stallion stands at Castlehyde for EUR12,500.

Love Reigns is the most recent progeny from her unraced dam Humble And Proud, a half-sister to English SW & MGSP Delsarte (Theatrical {Ire}).

Love Reigns was purchased by Ben McElroy for EUR160,000, on behalf of Stonestreet, for EUR160,000 at Goffs Orby.

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