Blackstone Farm HALL OF FAME
Top Runners Bred & Raised at Blackstone Farm
TOM’S READY - $1,036,267
C. by More Than Ready - Goodbye Stranger by Broad Brush
(Sold at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga)
Kentucky Derby & Breeders’ Cup Starter
1st Woody Stephens S. (G2) Bel
1st Bold Ruler H. (G3) Bel
1st Ack Ack S. (G3) CD
1st Leemat S. PID
2nd Street Sense S. CD
2nd LeComte S. (G3) Lad
2nd Louisiana Derby (G2) Lad
3rd Churchill Downs S. (G2) CD
3rd Forego S. (G1) Sar
3rd Kelso H. (G2) Bel
BRONX BEAUTY - $696,670
F. By Liaison - Forever Sunshine by Rockport Harbor
1st Colleen S. Mth
1st Regret S. (2X, 2019 & 2020) Mth
1st Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies S.
1st New Start S.
1st Jose L. Flores Memorial S.
1st Penn Ladies Dash S.
1st Dashing Beauty S.
2nd Sugar Swirl S. (G3). etc.
THE CRITICAL WAY - $548,168
G. By Tizway - Critical Factor by Star de Naskra
(Sold at Keeneland November)
1st Parx Dash S. (G3) Prx
1st Wolf Hill S. Mth
1st Turf Dash S. Tam
1st Marshall Jenney H. Mth
1st Danzig S. Pen
3rd Shakertown S. (G3) Kee, etc,
DARK NILE - $250,230
F. by Pioneerof the Nile - Royal Society by Bernardini
(Sold at Keeneland November)
1st Delaware Oaks (G3) Del
1st Our Mims S. Del
Full Brother to Tom´s Ready Wins Stake in Japan
February 28, 2022
Jean Gros became the 214th worldwide black-type winner, and first in Japan, for his legendary sire More Than Ready with a spectacular performance in the February 27 $333,992 Listed Marguerite S. at Hanshin Racecourse.
The 6-5 favorite was away alertly, but was checked hard off heels prior to the entry to the turn, perhaps having caused his own problems. The full-brother to multiple graded stakes winner & Grade 1-placed Tom's Ready ($1,036,267), soon recovered from that bit of trouble and traveled strongly on the turn before easing off heels and into the four path on the swing for home.
The dark bay swooped in front with about a furlong to race and edged clear to score by a widening 1 1/2 lengths with ears pricked. The final time of 1:08 flat was about 0.2 seconds faster than the six-furlong split in the 1400-meter G3 Hankyu Hai for older horses in the following race. Jean Gros is one of 18 winners from 20 to race in Japan for the now 25-year-old More Than Ready.
The Broad Brush mare Goodbye Stranger was purchased by Blackstone Farm at the 2013 Keeneland January sale carrying Tom´s Ready, who ranks as the all-time leading Blackstone Farm-bred. Mated back to More Than Ready by Blackstone in 2018, Goodbye Stranger was then sold again at the 2019 Keeneland January auction to Nursery Place. Jean Sol was first a $130,000 RNA at Keeneland September for his new connections before selling to Susumu Fujita for $265,000 at the 2021 OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training sale.
“He has tremendous speed and was very easy to ride today. He is a very talented colt,” commented winning jockey Yutaka Take.
- edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com