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March 2013           
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Bobby Working Feb 17th

Shanghai Bobby on inside of Forty Tales

Photo: Dana Wimpfheimer



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Shanghai Bobby
Latest News:
Following an impressive 2nd place showing in the Holy Bull Stakes, Bobby returned to Palm Meadows to continue training and is now on a weekly work schedule in preparation for his next start. He breezed 4 furlongs in 49.61 on February 25th and continues to point towards the Florida Derby on March 30th at Gulfstream with Rosie Napravnik up. Standings after the first weekend of the Championship Series have Bobby sitting just behind the winners of this past weekend's 50 point races with 24 Derby points. Churchill Downs estimates that it will take a minimum of 40 points to qualify for the Derby field.  Bobby is ranked in the top 5 by Steve Haskin's  Derby Dozen and DRF's Top 20.   
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Elizabeth Ovelman and Harlan's Holiday
Bobby's Background
Behind-the-Scenes look at Bobby's Family::         
Starlight Racing's Elizabeth Ovelman spent a recent sunny afternoon visiting Shanghai Bobby's parents
at Stonehaven Steadings and WinStar Farm.  At WinStar, she met Bobby's father and Starlight Racing's first stand-out champion, Harlan's Holiday.
At Stonehaven Steadings she spent time with Bobby's mother, Steelin,' and his full baby sister! For an entertaining account of her time at both farms and descriptions of what Bobby was like as a yearling along with additional photos, please click here. 

Bobby's Connections
Bob Burton, Donnie Lucarelli, Jack Wolf & JJ Pletcher
 All partners in Shanghai Bobby please contact with your story!
Kentucky Derby Blogs
Starlight blogs in the Courier-Journal:
Starlight Racing has been asked by Jennie Rees of the Courier-Journal to participate
in a series of upcoming blogs. Focusing on
a variety of behind-the-scenes topics, these writings will explore the many aspects and
efforts involved in getting a horse (and the human connections) ready for the Derby!  Contributors will be affliated with Starlight Racing and their stories compiled by Marketing Director, Elizabeth Ovelman. 
They are meant to be fun, educational and
light-hearted and will capture forever this
amazing and exciting adventure!
Hear Jennie Rees talk Bobby & The Derby Blog on The Early Birds with Drew Deener!
Park City
Park City Victory
Gulfstream Allowance February 9th:
Park City had a victorious return to racing on
February 9th following a six-month layoff and remains
unbeaten! After sacrificing a few positions around
the turn, he dug in and rallied, grabbing the lead in
the final furlong and winning by a neck!  He worked 4 furlongs in 48.43 on Feb. 25th at Palm Meadows.  Look
for Park City to defend his record in the G2
Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 16th, a Derby
prep race (50-20-10-5). Please click here to read Jack Wolf's thoughts on Park City's next target, as told to the Courier-Journal.
Starlight Babies
Our 2-year-olds:
Our 2 year-olds had their first breeze at Payton Training Center in Ocala! It was an exciting day and great fun watching them transition into real racehorses! On hand to watch their debut were Jack and Laurie Wolf, Donald Lucarelli, Bob Burton and Frank Brothers. For an extensive behind-the-scenes look at our future prospects, please click here.  

Vinny Goodtimes
Vinny Goodtimes
Starlight Horses
Our 3-year-olds:
Althought the spotlight has been shining
brightly on our break-out stars, our 3 year-olds 
training at Payton Training Center continue
to work hard and make great progress!  
Please click here for recent photos of their continued conditioning at PTC. We are very excited to share that Rose Junction, Lawn Man and Comare will be heading to Palm Meadows to join Todd Pletcher's Stable on March 2nd.

Clinton Glasscock at the Races

From Agony to Ecstasy!

Shanghai Bobby's Connections at The Breeders' Cup 2012

Starlight Spotlight
Fun insights:
We have added a new feature to our newsletter! Every month in this section we will take a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities that comprise Starlight and StarLadies Racing. Look for Q&A's with partners, thoughts of those working in the barn and on the backside, and whatever else comes along that is fun and of interest!  We kick off this month with "20 Questions with Starlight Partner Clinton Glasscock." Please click here to read!
We would love to hear your feedback, 
comments and insights! Please email with anything you'd like to share.

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Important Starlight News
2013 Starlight Racing Partnerships:

Great news! Both Starlight Racing and StarLadies

Racing are nearly full! However, we still have room

for 1-2 partners in Starlight Racing and 3-4 partners in StarLadies.  If you're interested (or know someone

who may be) please call Donna Barton Brothers at

502.645.2232 or email her at  

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For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

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