I think we can honestly say now that things got a bit dicey over the winter and spring, which is probably thematic for small to mid-sized stables amidst the pandemic and economic turmoil, but at this point the corner is fully turned and Black Cloud Racing is a live and well.
The Promise of Two Year Olds
Our unwavering belief that this is the year we have hit on a big two year old crop (previous Fall/Winter yearling acquisitions) is an annual tradition. We are at that point again, but this time at least have some early results to bolster the thinking, as both Newyearsblockparty (New Year’s Day-Shedrivesmeuptree) and Hipnotizada (Uncle Lino-Precious Penny) have won MSW starts in the early going. Twitty City, Nevermindninetyone, and Communication Fail have had less auspicious debuts or not yet started. Follow along with their progress on our full roster page.
The Older Statesmen
Whereshetoldmetogo is back from his nagging foot issues and ran in the Iowa Sprint Stakes in early July. Not much to see there, but hopefully will round into shape soon and regain his form.
Bourbon Street, a Gulfstream $50K claim in February, has improved quite a bit and is a good bet as a three year old sprinter at this point. Percher (by Quality Road) was a recent three year old gelding pick up, set to debut soon.
The breeding operation keeps slowly rolling, with our lone broodmare Archarella (Archarcharach-Cucinella), now having given birth to two fillies: the now yearling by Peace and Justice (pictured left) and the other by Super Ninety-Nine, just born March 5th.
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