Our Best Thoroughbred Dirt Sprinters Racing in Year 49

Name A S Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
Gold Flame 3 C Homebred Jupiter Gold Eternal Flame Happy Times Ahead 13 7 3 2 315k Multiple SW at 2 and 3
The Fatal Factor 6 G Ylg    75k The Factor Fatal Attraction Delorean 26 6 8 5 253k SW at 2
Galaxy Glitter 3 F Homebred Jupiter Gold Astronomical Look Close 13 6 1 4 223k Multiple stakes winner at 2
Happy Minds 4 G Homebred Happy Times Ahead Wilder Mind St Longinus 15 5 0 2 118k Stakes winner at 2 and 3



Our All Time Best Thoroughbred Dirt Sprinters

Name YOB S Source Sire Dam Dam Sire St 1st 2nd 3rd Earn Comments
WILDER MIND YR41 F SB  3.3m St Longinus Plenty Wilder A.P. Sidewinder 20 11 3 2 1300k Six stakes wins at 2, G2 at 3, G3 at 4
DESTROY YR33 M SB  1.126m Lost Puzzle D'test Snake 21 10 3 1 673k Five stakes wins at 2
STELLARY YR23 F SB     67k Cosmonaut Spazzy Super Speed 21 10 3 1 511lk G1 at 2
CHROMED STARS YR40 M Homebred California Chrome Star White Onawhitehorse 19 9 3 1 484k Won four stakes in a row at 3
STREET JUSTICE YR44 C SB  2.0m Chicago Bull Justice Served Nicholas 21 6 9 2 457k SW at 2, G3 at 3, G3 at 4



Prior Notable Thoroughbred Dirt Sprinters

YR44 Dark Bay Thoroughbred Colt - Dirt Sprinter
(Chicago Bull x Justice Served, by Nicholas)
21: 6-9-2  $457,500

A $2 million Steward-bred auction purchase, STREET JUSTICE proved to be amazingly consistent, in that he didn't finish worse than second until well into his 3yo season. He was the bridesmaid in hiis first three starts, which included the Trial By Summer Sales Graduate Stakes.  He finally broke his maiden Week 9 in Mexico, and then was second in the Grade 2 Loki Flame Stakes in Florida.   STREET JUSTICE then became a stakes winner when he took 2f Rocket Can Stakes two weeks later.  He closed out the season with a second in the Maryland Sweepstakes Nursery for state-breds.

At three, STREET JUSTICE won the Grade 3 Vincent Stakes in Arcadia, and then was second in another Grade 3 in Lexington.  He won a sponsored MD-bred stakes, and then was a bridesmaid in another Grade 3, before finishing third in a Grade 2.  He finished the year with a victory in the Mayrland Sweepstakes Sprint.

He finally got two consecutive wins when his 4yo debut was a victory in the Grade 3 Brandon Benson Memorial Stakes.  However, that was also to be his last visit to the winner's circle.  STREET JUSTICE's next start suggested that his best form was behind him, as he was a poor eighth.  He rebounded to be third in a Grade 3, but ran lackluster the remainder of the season.  He was retired to stud in Maryland.
  Street Justice


YR41 Bay Thoroughbred Filly - Dirt Sprinter
(St Longinus x Plenty Wilder, by A.P. Sidewinder)
20: 11-3-2  $1,299,500

It seemed that it had been a long time since Magic Raven Ranch had campaigned a notable dirt sprinter when a bid was put in early for $3.3 million on the impressive pedigreed yearling WILDER MIND.  Others bid higher during the final day of the auction, but when the hammers came down, she was taken to Magic Raven East.  She had the third fastest work time of her crop at 2 furlongs, and fulfilled her promise by reeling off six stakes victories in a row, topped by the Grade 1 Oceanside Debutante.  She twice scored speed figures of 96, including a dead heat.  She finally faltered in the Steward's Cup, while running a game race to finish third, beaten less than two lengths.

WILDER MIND was back to her winning ways at three, scoring two stakes victories, including the Grade 2 Bahamas.  She placed in her next two, both Grade 1s, and then took the Grade 2 Serena Sleet.   In the Steward's Cup, she was fourth.  She was reeled back for the first running of the Pegasus Sprint of colts, and pulled up the rear in the field of four.  She was obviously not the same horse as in her youth, but she did win two Grade 3 races, and was second in two other graded events.  She concluded her career in the Steward's Cup, where she was unplaced.

With her $1.3 million in earnings, she retired as Magic Raven's sixth most successful horse.  It was all the better that she was assessed to be a "blue hen" broodmare.

The Steward reported that she had named WILDER MIND, based upon listening to the album while at the airport when breeding her, and seeing on the TV that Hollywood Park was being torn down.
  Wilder Mind


YR33 Chestnut Thoroughbred Colt - Dirt Sprinter
(Lost Puzzle x D'Test, by Snake)
21: 10-3-1  $672,500

At the second select Steward-bred yearling auction of Year 34, I realized it had been many years since I'd acquired a SB dirt sprinter.  I particularly wanted a colt, so I could have my own stud.  I was high bidder on two, and the computer gave me this one, originally named D'stroy.  Since I detest apostrophes in names, I changed it slightly to DESTROY.  This boy went right out and racked up three stakes victories, though two were restricted.  He was fourth in a Grade 2, and then won his next two starts, the last a Grade 3.  That made him Magic Raven's first horse to ever win five stakes races in a single season.  DESTROY had earned a trip to the Steward's Cup, but failed badly.  It was concerning when he was also off the board in his first start at three.  He was dropped into allowance, and that put him back on the winning track.  I still feared I might be a bit premature when I ordered a headshot for him, after his first 3yo stakes victory in a listed event.  But while it was in process, DESTROY solidified himself as a stud horse by taking a Grade 2 at Long Island.  He followed it right up with a second in the Grade 1 Look My Best Stakes.  He was less impressive at four, but still won a Grade 2 stakes and was second in the Grade 1 Lost in the Fog Stakes.  I love this personality-plus headshot, with the mischievous look in the eye, and free-falling mane.  I also like the temperamental white snip. 


YR23 Gray Thoroughbred Filly - Dirt Sprinter
(Cosmonaut x Spazzy, by Super Speed)
20: 9-2-3  $511,000

This was my very first headshot, and I was so thrilled to receive it.  I've since received many more of great diversity, but the courageous look in the eye is still telling.  STELLARY was my first Grade 1 stakes winner, and first (and only) Thoroughbred to hit the board in a Steward's Cup race.  She was a mere 67k Steward-bred yearling, and was my first horse to achieve the half million dollar mark while racing in the RLM colors.  She never ran back to her Grade 1 2yo season, but she ended up with seven stakes victories and three stakes placings by the time she was retired at the age of five.  Two of her offspring to race have been multiple stakes winners, with the best of those being multiple stakes producer Cosmo Ghost.



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