First two foals of the year are on the ground. Not entirely sold on the names yet, but super stoked to have a strawberry roan in the herd. That’s a color I don’t see very often.
GCh. Final Scene x Ch. Commemorate Spurs - GCh. Tottenham Hotspur
8.3h strawberry roan colt
Aiming for an “all-rounder” with this pairing. Final Scene only ever ran on turf, so his dirt proficiency is unknown. Commemorate Spurs managed wins on both dirt and turf, though she spent most of her time (including a second-place G1 finish) on dirt. Oldest sibling is a yearling this year, so racing potential remains to be seen.
NCh. Devil’s Heir x Ch. Night Of Magic - WCh. Nightfight (G)
8h chestnut colt
Also bred to be an “all-rounder.” This is the second foal (and colt) for this stakes-winning Nightfight mare.
Second foal (and filly) for homebred Ch. Kyoko. Kyoko was a turf sprint specialist with speed records at 6.5 and 7f. Hoping that the combo with Tense Imagination will produce a slightly more well-rounded but equally as talented daughter.
Colts and fillies are currently neck-and-neck. Lol.
NCh. Tense Imagination x Ch. My Ambition - WCh. Strike It Rich (S)
9.1h chestnut colt
Really excited to see how this pairing turns out. My Ambition is one of the Executive Session girls I’ve managed to pick up and a cousin to my NCh. Fractal. Currently, My Ambition only has one other foal, a 6YO mare owned by final furlong, so how she’ll do as a producer over the long term is up for debate.
My Ambition did best on turf and SC while Tenny was G1 grade on both dirt and turf, so hoping for a solid all-rounder here.
WILD BLUE YONDER
NCh. Lucky Streak (S) x Tooth and Nail - ICh. Stressed (B)
9.3h blue roan filly
Very happy to find a little blue roan in the stable this morning. Most of my horses are bays or chestnuts. Lol. As with My Imagination, Wild Blue’s dam was turf and SC focused while her sire was a dirt/turf monster. Tooth and Nail’s only racing foal is SW Last Man Standing. Looking forward to seeing how this one does on the track.
Two more in the barn, and we still have a colt/filly tie.
GCh. Powerful Soul x Ch. Rosearia - ICh. Unabridged
9.2h dark bay filly
First foal for homebred Rosearia by our stallion, Powerful Soul. Rosearia is an older spelling for the name of a character in a series of fantasy books I’ve been working on for quite a few years now. In the current iteration of the story (and the one I have finally settled on), Rosearia is the descendant of a goddess and a member of an elite fighting force known as the Crimson Knights.
NCh. Tense Imagination x She’s Got It - NCh. Mr. Prospective
9.1h brown colt
Fourth foal for She’s Got It. Her only current runner, 2024 filly She’s No Fool (I’m No Fool), is 2 for 2 in her career so far and already a stakes winner. Here’s to hoping the newbie follows that trend.
NCh. Tense Imagination x Lillyofthevalley - ICh. Stressed (B)
9.2h black colt
Kinda surprised the name wasn’t already taken. Lilly has produced four foals so far, all colts. Her oldest has yet to make his 3YO debut, so not sure what kind of producer she’ll turn out to be in the long run. Still, her oldest is a winner already, so there’s promise there if nothing else.
NCh. Fool To Be Smokin’ x NCh. Fractal - NCh. Changeling
8.3h bay colt
Super happy to see this mama/baby pair happy and healthy! The first thing I thought of when picking a name was “Smoke and Mirrors,” but that’s been taken (no surprise there) so I thought I’d pull a bit from the Changeling bloodline for this one. In real-life folklore, changelings were a type of fey, and in D&D the fey come…well…from the Feywild. Lol.
This is the second foal out of my multi-G1 winning homebred mare.
INTO THE SUNSET
NCh. Northern Invasion x Ch. Major Sunset - GCh. Major’s Flight (B)
9.3h chestnut filly
Second foal and filly for this MSW (and G1 W/P) mare. While Major’s Flight is listed as a bronze broodmare sire, as breeders themselves, both of Major Sunset’s parents are gold-ranked, so fingers crossed she lives up to that with her progeny.
Today would have been my dad’s birthday, so I thought I would lean into a more nostalgic name for this one.
GCh. Dark Debate x Fine Trick - GCh. Harvard Bound (B)
8.3h bay filly
Not completely sold on the name but it’ll do for now. Glad to see another filly in the barn for a change. Lol. This little one adds another member to the Executive Session family. Fine Trick is a half-sister to Platinum-ranked Limelight.
Fine Trick completely blew her mid-March booking to our stallion, Quirky Scent, so if anyone is interested feel free to request it.