October 3, 2012

Weaving the Web - Part 2

Pedigree - Dam

Woven Web's dam, Summer Queen, foaled in 2002, was bred by Marylou Whitney.

Her sire, Summer Squall (Storm Bird x Weekend Surprise - Secretariat) who is half brother to A.P. Indy, was predominant force on the racetrack. At two he won four stakes including the Hopeful Stakes (Grade 1) and Saratoga Special Stakes (Grade 2). At three, he became a classic winner in the Preakness after his second place finish in the Kentucky Derby. In addition to the Preakness, he took the Jim Beam, Pennsylvania Derby and Blue Grass Stakes as a three year old. He raced through his four year old year adding the Fayette Handicap and second in the Pimlico Special Handicap to his resume. He entered stud at Lanes End Farm in Versailles Kentucky where he sired 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Charismatic. Pensioned in 2004, Summer Squall lived out the rest of his years at Lanes End until he scummed to old age at 22.

Bred in Canada, Storm Bird (Northern Dancer x South Ocean - New Providence) was champion two year old in Great Britain and Ireland in 1980. Aside from Summer Squall he also sired major sire Storm Cat.

Summer Squall's dam, Weekend Surprised (Secretariat x Lassie Dear - Buckpasser) was a homebred for the Farish family at Lane's End. In her racing career she won three stakes, the Schuylerville Stakes, Golden Rod Stakes and Pocahontas Stakes. As a broodmare, other than Summer Squall, she produced the likes of A.P. Indy, Honor Grades Tiger Ridge, Eavesdropper, and Weekend in Seattle among others, earning herself the prestigious broodmare of the year award.

Left - Summer Squall    Right - Secretariat

Storm Bird
Weekend Surprise
Summer Queen's dam line is another to admire. The female family belongs to American Family #1, the best of the American Families.

Summer Queen, who was unraced herself, has a total of seven registered foals. Three have raced with two being winners.

Summer Queen's dam, Queen Inca (Capote x Inca Legacy - Saratoga Six) produced four winners including, Colonial Inca, Tale of the Queen, Cat Tale and B G Queen Legacy. Queen Inca also produced Inca Prize (by Prized) who became the dam of graded stakes winner Inca King. 

The third dam in the female family, Inca Legacy won three races on the track and is half sister to three graded stake winners. As a broodmare, Inca Legacy produced seven winners. Catinca (by Storm Cat) was winner of the Grade 1 Ruffian Handicap along with multiple Grade 2 and 3 races. Gulch Legacy was a winner at the track, but more impressive was  her producing Stone Legacy who placed second in the Kentucky Oaks. Inca Legacy's other winners include Storm Legacy, Inca Slew, Inca Silver, Broad Legacy and Lisa's Fast Step.

Fourth in the female family is Inca Queen. On the track Inca Queen won major stakes such as the Top Flight Handicap and Sheepshead Bay Handicap. She was also placed in the Coaching Club American Oaks and Hempstead Handicap. As a broodmare she was the dam of eleven winners. Hail Bold King won the Pegasus Handicap (Grade 2) and was a national track record setter for 1 1/8th miles in the Genesis Handicap. Hail Bold King also ran 2nd in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Laurel Futurity and Arcadia Handicap among others. Exile King won the Grade 2 Rutgers Handicap and was third in the Arkansas Derby. Her gelding, Manny's Prospect won the La Jolla Handicap (Grade 3). Two of Inca Queen's colts Magoo's Magic and Metfield were take winners in the Huntington Stakes and Sheridan Stakes respectively. Her other winners include The Four Arts, Slew the Queen, Inca Princess, Germany, Senza Paura, Saratoga One and Moskey (VEN).

Finally, Inca Queen's dam, Silver Spoon was a brilliant race horse. She was a chestnut daughter of Triple Crown Winner, Citation. Citation was by Bull Lea, Calumet Farm's foundation stallion. Silver Spoon'd dam, Silver Fog carried blood of Equipose, Belnheim II, Man O' War, Peter Pan and a slew of others. Silver Spoon stood at 16.1 hands and as a foal she injured her hip and walked forever with a hitch in her gait. Her first race was a $8,000 claiming race at Belmont Park. Thankfully for her owners there were no takers. She was then sent to California where she dominated her division. Silver Spoon went on to win the Santa Susana Stakes (now the Santa Anita Oaks) and the Santa Anita Derby. Only one other filly has accomplished this which was Winning Colors in 1988. In the Santa Anita Derby, Silver Spoon defeated eventual Preakness winner by 2 1/2 lengths with her ears forward. She was then entered in the Kentucky Derby, the only filly to do so between 1945 and Genuine Risk in 1980. She ran fifth in the Kentucky Derby, the winner was Tomy Lee. Silver Spoon ran against Tomy Lee again, defeating him in the Cinema Handicap. In 1978 she was inducted to the Hall of Fame. She died in 1978 and was buried at C.V. Whitney's farm that is now part of Gainesway Farm. 

Born February 18th 2008, Woven Web was also bred by Marylou Whitney in Kentucky at Marylou Whitney Stables. 

In January 2009, Woven Web was part of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. As hip 2183 and part of book 3 she was cosigned by Gainesway and was purchased by John Little MD for $3,700.

She was bred in 2010 to Don't Get Mad and foaled a healthy filly in 2011 named Lovely Surprise.

With Woven Web's pedigree and prominent race horse sire's and the likes of Seattle Slew Alydar, Secretariat, Danzig and Unbridled, she should has a pedigree to support the sport horse world breeding.

Far Right - Lovely Surprise (Don't Get Mad x Woven Web)

Top - Silver Spoon on Sports Illustrated Cover  Left - Silver Spoon winning one of her many stakes  Right - Silver Spoon with her trainer and stablemate

Left - Seattle Slew  Right - Capote

Left - Saratoga Six   Right - Alydar

Triple Crown Winner Citation

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