By Andrea Branchini
There is quite a lot of marriage material in the name and family of 3-year-old winning filly Postnup (f, 3, Declaration of War–I'm Engaged, by Broken Vow).
Is the proposal of a “postnup” somehow related to a declaration of war? Hopefully not. According to Google a “postnup” is “a legally binding contract–entered during the marriage, as opposed to a prenup–that spells out who gets what portion of specified assets and how liabilities are shared in the event of a divorce.” So it is more like a treaty, and treaties, among nations, often come after a cease-fire and a bit of conflict.
In any case, matrimonial mythology is scattered liberally in the female line of Postnup, just like petals or rice at a wedding: mother I'm Engaged is by Broken Vow out of Engaging (out of Starlet Storm!), while Broken Vow himself is out of Wedding Vow. It all conjures images of people left (or not) at the altar, and also powerful old memories of legendary stallion Blushing Groom, who was famously out of Runaway Bride, herself by Wild Risk and out of Aimee ('loved') – and I rest my case.
Engaging name for this brave filly–pun intended.
8th-Fair Grounds, $50,000, Msw, 2-4, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT, 1:55.59, fm, 1 3/4 lengths.
POSTNUP (f, 3, Declaration of War–I'm Engaged, by Broken Vow) O-Belladonna Racing, LLC; B-Greenspring Mares LLC (MD); T-Cherie DeVaux.