Krantz Stable Updates
Time To Go To Work
- Published: May 1, 2002
- Written by Bryan Krantz
Here we go! You'llbeinmyheart worked 3/8ths of a mile on the main track at Churchill Downs yesterday morning. The clockers caught her in :35 3-5, turning in the 5th-fastest work recorded at the distance. After the work, jockey Robby Albarado reported all was well. She cooled out well and ate breakfast. Things seem to be coming back the right way.
Entries for the Edgewood Stakes were taken today and there are 10 horses to go postward. The favorite at 8/5 will be Cellars Shiraz, a Grade III stakes winner at Gulfstream Park this winter. Second choice at 7/2 will be Guana, a French import who won her only start in this country at Keeneland in early April in a race for horses who were non-winners of an allowance race other than a maiden race. You'llbeinmyheart was made a 4-to-1 third choice in the race. There are several other tough horses in the race and we will need a top effort to run well.
I was asked to give some information on You'llbeinmyheart's family tree. Her sire (dad) is Broad Brush. He was a rugged race horse who was as much a character off the track as a top competitor. His trainer Richard Small used to ride him around in a van to do errands around town. Small swore he loved to see all the activity. Broad Brush is one of the top sires in North America these last few years. Small shared our barn in New Orleans for several years. When You'llbeinmyheart's dam (mom) Longue Vue retired from racing we asked "Dickie" if he would sell us a breeding season to Broad Brush. The mating looked good on paper and has turned out well on the race track. Longue Vue is by Miswaki, a sire of some note and making a bigger mark as a sire of good broodmares. The real sparkle in the family tree is Longue Vue's dam side. Her dam is a mare named South Sea Dancer. She is by Northern Dancer, one of the most influential sires of the last 100 years. South Sea Dancer's other siblings include a horse named Storm Bird. Storm Bird was a champion race horse and major influence in the breeding world (as in the sire of Storm Cat, the top sire in the world right now). Another sibling is a mare named Northernette who was a champion as well. Both of these horses are full siblings to South Sea Dancer (same mother and father). South Sea Dancer has produced a good runner named Signal Tap, who won and placed in graded stakes races and two other mares who produced stakes winners. In short it's a classic pedigree page. The reason she is a Louisiana-bred is our program is a Louisiana-based program. We keep a small number of mares but have tried to trade up ever since we have been in the business. Longue Vue was bought at Keeneland September yearling sale as a broodmare prospect. She won two races before her retirement and You'llbeinmyheart is her first foal. Other than breeding in Kentucky the horses spend most of their year at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, Louisiana. We have boarded our mares for a number of years at Longfield Farm in Goshen, Kentucky near Louisville when they are sent to breed.
Hope your eyes didn't glaze over from the pedigree info. You'llbeinmyheart will walk on Wednesday, and on Thursday she may jog on the turf. We will go over to Longfield to get a look at her youngest sibling on Thursday morning. She is a yearling filly by Swain and there is a 2-year-old filly by With Approval in Folsom. Longue Vue was bred to Sky Classic this year and has been pronounced in foal. The phone has rung with some regularity since we bought Longue Vue with offers to buy her and now the same for You'llbeinmyheart. I guess they could be bought but the girls insist there is no amount of money to replace these members of our family.