Shanghai Bobby & Rosie Napravnik
Following a 5th Place showing in the G1 Florida
Derby on March 30th at Gulfstream Park, it was
decided by Starlight's managing partners Jack
Wolf and Donnie Lucarelli, in concert with
trainer Todd Pletcher, that it was in Bobby's best
interest to take a little downtime. While disappointing to be off the Derby trail, Starlight's primary concern
will always be doing what is best for our horses.
We are confident that Bobby has a bright racing future and currently is pointed for a late summer
early fall return.
Please click here
for photos of Bobby taken the day before the Florida Derby and click here
for a few more from race day! Please visit his Facebook and Twitter pages for all current updates!
|Mary F. & Ed Glasscock and their granddaughters, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth|
Behind the Scenes:
Shanghai Bobby's connections flew to Gulfstream Park from all over the country and excitement was high! Bobby's Starlight Family spans generations, making for a very memorable weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone gathered together at the races again in the near future.
Please click here
for photographs of all the behind-the-scenes action at the Florida Derby!
|Bloodstock Agent Frank Brothers|
Kentucky Derby Blog
Starlight Blogs in the Courier-Journal:
Shanghai Bobby's connections were asked to share their experiences as they travel the Derby trail. Unfortunately, the trail ended at the Florida Derby but as anyone involved with racing knows, this is always a possibility! It has still been an amazing and exciting adventure with many wonderful memories made! Please click here
to read founding partner Jack Wolf's thoughts as the Trail heated up, Rosie Napravnik's insights into Bobby's personality and Bloodstock Agent Frank Brothers initial impressions of Bobby as a yearling. There are many extra photos as well. Enjoy!
earned his best Ragozin Speed figure to date in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby on March 9th and, in his initial training after the race, he appeared healthy, sound and energetic. However, his recent training indicates some signs of unsoundness and further examination indicated that some time off may be in his best interest. He'll go to Payton Training Center in Ocala, Florida and receive a through examination and, if necessary, get the time he needs to return. Keep an eye on Starlight Racing's
website for news when it's released.
|Rose Junction, Palm Meadows|
Palm Meadows Update
Our 2 and 3-year-olds:
Photo courtesy of Dell Hancock
Algorithms at Claiborne Farm::
Marketing Director, Elizabeth Ovelman, spent a
recent afternoon at historic Claiborne Farms
catching up with Starlight Racing's 2012 Derby
about his successful transition from the track to
the breeding shed and for additional
|Lansdon Robbins, III and Baylee|
The subject of our April Starlight Spotlight is
Lansdon Robbins III! Lansdon is a longtime
Starlight Racing partner and Louisville resident.
To read "20 Questions with Starlight Partner Lansdon Robbins, III"
please click here
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Important Starlight News
2013 StarLadies Racing Announcement:
Following the philanthropic lead of Starlight Racing, StarLadies Racing will donate a percentage of
earnings to New Vocations, a retraining and adoption program for retired racehorses, for the 2013 StarLadies purchases. We are very excited to offer support to this very worthy cause. For questions regarding partnerships in either Starlight Racing or StarLadies Racing please contact Donna Barton Brothers at 502.645.2232 or email her at Donna@StarlightRacing.com.
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