Brittany-sired 3-year-olds shine at Woodbine
Apr 24th, 12
The Brittany stallions Real Desire and Artiscape are continuing to produce stakes and late closer winners this spring at an impressive rate. Their most recent winners were a pair of 3-year-olds who shined–despite the rain–in the opening legs of the Diplomat Series and Princess Series on April 23 at Woodbine.
State Treasurer p,2,1:52.3, who contested last year’s freshman Breeders Crown, made his initial start of 2012 a winning effort. He captured the first division of the Diplomat Series as the race favorite in 1:56.1 after a strong stretch drive. [Watch race]
The son of Real Desire-Ideal Treasure was bred by Brittany Farms and sold as a yearling at the 2010 Harrisburg Sale by Vieux Carre Farm, acting as agent. He was purchased there by current owners Sally and Sophie MacDonald. He’s trained by Ian Moore, who made his fame with 2008 Little Brown Jug winner Shadow Play.
On the distaff side, Richard Lombardo and Howard Taylor’s sophomore filly Stage It Right p,3,1:55.3, by Artiscape and from champion Whenuwishuponastar, won the single division of the Princess Series in 1:55.3, taking over the lead at the half and never looking in the rear-view mirror. [Watch race]
She now has four wins this year and has never been off the board in seven career starts. She is trained by Rick Zeron and was bred by Bob McIntosh, Clifford Grundy, Leo Beaudoin and David Kryway.
Both Real Desire (Indiana) and Artiscape (New York) both stand in states with solid sire stakes programs and attractive racing opportunities, making them ideal candidates for breeders with late mares.
For more information on each, just click on the links to their stallion pages in the bar at the left of this page. There you’ll find complete statistical information on their racing progeny and sale yearlings, along with hypothetical mating reports and booking applications.