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April 2014           
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LA Derby
Intense Holiday in the Louisiana Derby
Photo: Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges
Racing Report
Recent Activity:
April finds Starlight Racing at an exciting juncture with a number of big contests behind us and the first Saturday in May rapidly approaching. 
Intense Holiday took 2nd in the GII Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 29th, securing another 40 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard, bringing his total to 93. Look for his next start to be in the GI Kentucky Derby on May 3rd where he will make a Run for the Roses!
Click here to read Blood-horse/Steve Haskin's most recent Derby Dozen where Intense Holiday is currently ranked 8th. Click here to read The Courier-Journal Original Kentucky Derby Media poll where he is ranked 6th.

In other news, Patsy's Holiday placed 1st at Gulfstream Park on March 26th! Picozza had a Maiden Weight Special Win at Gulfstream Park on March 8th and placed 2nd in his first stakes race, the GIII Transylvania Stakes on April 4th at Keeneland! He traveled wide the entire race and lost by a little over a length, a solid and promising performance.

Candy Kitty placed 8th the G1 $500,000 Ashland Stakes on April 5th at Keeneland. She did not appear to care for the synthetic surface but came out of the race well and options for her next start are being considered and will be on our website once they have been confirmed.
Please check for updates on upcoming races for our runners.


LA Derby
Jennifer Mutwalli, Sandi Sullivan and Laurie Wolf in the paddock at Fair Grounds
Starlight at the Track:
Behind the Scenes with Starlight Racing
Starlight partners, families and friends again made the pilgrimage to Louisiana on March 29th to witness Intense Holiday in the $1,000,000 GII Louisiana Derby. Click here for a behind-the-scenes look at the day!
The good times continued at Keeneland where Starlight had two runners in stakes races on opening weekend. Click here for a peek at all the fun!
Derby plug Starlight's Feature:
Derby picks by Starlight Connections
Need help picking your top three horses for the Kentucky Derby? Curious who Starlight's connections like on the big day?
Click here to see who some of Starlight Racing's handicapping aficionados like! 


Diana Robbins
Diana Robbins
Starlight Spotlight
Q&A with Diana Robbins:
This month we get to know StarLadies and Starlight Racing partner Diana Robbins.

Horses have been a part of Diana's life since childhood. She is the daughter of renowned and highly respected horseman, Don Snellings. Now retired, his influence in igniting Diana's passion for racing is undeniable.

Click here to read this issue's Starlight Spotlight with Diana!                                

Candy Kitty at KEE
Candy Kitty Backside at Keeneland
Important News
Partnership Update:
StarLadies Racing, Starlight's all-women, all-filly Thoroughbred Racing Partnership, was the subject of a fun story in Lady and the Track by Trixie Hammer. See for additional information.
Starlight and StarLadies Racing are currently accepting commitments for 2014 partnerships. At this point we are only accepting commitments with no money due until September. If you have questions about joining us on this exciting adventure, please contact Donna Barton Brothers at
For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

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