The Starlight Post
January/February 2014           
 
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Candy Kitty's Win in Ginger Brew
Candy Kitty Wins the Ginger Brew Stakes
Courtesy: Coglianese Photos
Racing Report
  
Recent Activity:
Candy Kitty returned to Gulfstream Park, the site of her victory in the Wait a While Stakes on November, 30, 2013 to take first in the January 5th 2014 $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes! She was awarded a career-high Beyer score of 82 and was, once again, piloted to victory by Edgar Prado. Please click here to read the Bloodhorse article and to see a replay of the race. Candy Kitty is pointing toward the G3 Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March, 2nd.
 
Intense Holiday got hearts thumping with a 3rd place showing in the G2 $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes on January 25th. He ran a spectacular race from the tough 11th post and closed from ten lengths behind. Please click here to read the recap in the Paulick Report and click here for the Bloodhorse article including comments from trainer Todd Pletcher. He is pointing to the G2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 22nd.
 
Patsy's Holiday broke her maiden in an exciting win at Gulfstream Park on February 2nd. She split her rivals down the stretch and gained the lead, holding on to win by a nose!
 
Please check www.starlightracing.com for updates on upcoming races for our runners.
 

 

Gulfstream Park
Beautiful Gulfstream Park
The Holy Bull Stakes:
Behind the Scenes with Starlight Racing
Starlight partners, families and friends left winter behind and gathered at beautiful (and warm!) Gulfstream Park on January 25th to cheer on Intense Holiday in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes!
 
A great time was had by all as Intense Holiday marked the occasion with a hard charging 3rd place finish while displaying a clear affinity for longer distances!
 
Please click here to see behind the scenes photos from Starlight's day at the races!

  
Jack Ecilpse Awards
Jack Wolf and the TAA connections accept the 
Special Eclipse Award
Starlight's Feature:
Jack Wolf and the TAA 
Boy am I pushing my luck! Once again, Jack's exploits force me to give him his own box as he (reluctantly) agreed to be the subject of this newsletter's feature story.
 
Jack and the efforts of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) were recognized by the industry in the form of a Special Eclipse Award on January 18th. In just this past year, TAA has accredited 23 Thoroughbred aftercare facilities and awarded $1 million dollars in grants to these facilities, to help care for retired racehorses.
 
Please click here to read what motivated Jack to round up the right group of people to implement a safety net for our beloved Thoroughbred athletes.
 
Belita & Norman Noltemeyer
Belita & Norman Noltemeyer
Starlight Spotlight
Q&A with Norman Noltemeyer:
This month we get to know Starlight Racing
partner Norman Noltemeyer. Norman joined 
Starlight last year and recently attended the 
Holy Bull Stakes with his wife of 46 years, Belita.
In addition to racing, Norman has a deep love of family and is very active in the lives of his grandchildren. 
 
Please click here to read this issue's Starlight 
Spotlight with Norman!                                

Important News                                      
All in Blue
All in Blue in Ocala, Florida
New Names and Other Updates:   
Our 2 year old babies have been named! Please take a look at the names selected for our future contenders! Thank you to all our partners for your contributions in naming the newest stars in Starlight's constellation!
 
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Starlight and StarLadies Racing partners gathered in Ocala, FL on December 6-7, 2013 to visit our horses at Payton Training Center...and to have some fun! 
 
The weekend kicked off with dinner Friday evening at Mark's Prime Steakhouse. On Saturday morning, J.J. Pletcher hosted the group at beautiful Payton Training Center where the Starlight yearlingsStarLadies yearlings and 2 & 3 year olds train. The horses and partners alike enjoyed the warm Florida sunshine and idyllic surroundings at PTC. The partners were treated to a scrumptious champagne brunch at J.J. and Joan Pletcher's beautiful home. Much fun was had by all! Please click here for more behind-the-scenes photos.  
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Louisville Business First recently wrote a profile on Starlight Racing partner, Ed Glasscock. Please click here to read this wonderful piece and to learn about Ed's many contributions to the community of Louisville, KY. The link will take you to the cover. Please click the bottom right hand corner to advance to the article on pages 4-7.
 
If you have questions regarding partnerships please contact Donna@StarlightRacing.com 
 
Contact
For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

        
    
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