U S Navy Flag Filly Romps to Rising Star Honors


Love Reigns (Ire) | Coady

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 €12,500.

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 €160,000, on behalf of Stonestreet, for €160,000 at Goffs Orby.

2nd-Keeneland, $51,276, Msw, 4-29, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:02.33, fm, 9 3/4 lengths.
LOVE REIGNS (IRE), f, 2, 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
Sales history: €160,000 Ylg '21 GOFOR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $27,156. Click for the Equibase.com chart, VIDEO, sponsored by TVG or free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Patrick Grogan (IRE); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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