May 2019

Return to the Mid-Atlantic

We returned home to stable at Delaware Park in April, returning from a disappointing winter run in Florida and Louisiana. After winning just one race from mid October through April we picked up three wins and multiple placings in May, so the summer upswing is in gear.

Listen to Black Cloud Rising episode 4 (from April) to catch up and hear our soothing vocal stylings.

The Ridiculous Story is Improving

So Hardcore Folklore (previously known as the high strung claim that self-concussed himself in his debut for Black Cloud Stable) has started to make some noise as he sports consecutive wins in May, breaking his maiden on May 4th followed by another win, both in $25,000 claiming races at Delaware Park. His speed figure trend is promising, so we hold out hope that he may yet realize some of that Curlin potential.

Two Year Olds Abound

Several setbacks have delayed or hampered our three 2018 yearling purchases from getting going. Sight of Heaven did debut on May 22nd in a MSW at Delaware Park, but a bit of bleeding hindered his performance and he finished 4th. He’s doing well and should be back rolling soon.

Rising Bella (Munnings) had a minor issue delay her anticipated May debut, though she is looking good for early June.

Fear None (El Padrino) has had a significant issue, which has shut him down for a while. He has been treated and is on the road to recovery, but it will be a bit before he can move forward.

Additionally, we picked up two more from the Fasig-Tipton Timonium two years olds in training sale in May: a Midnight Lute colt (since named Tastes Like Plaid) and a Cairo Prince colt. The Midnight Lute has since been gelded and will begin training soon. The Cairo Prince needs a good bit of time turned out, but is well regarded once he does get started.

The Breeding Operation

Archarella and her now 3.5 month old Peace and Justice foal (still known as Peacerella) are doing well, now at New Beginnings farm in Maryland. Archarella was bred back to Super Ninety-Nine, so hope to have another next spring.