The Starlight Post
March 2014           
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Candy Kitty in herecomesthebride
Candy Kitty in the Ginger Brew Stakes  
Courtesy: Coglianese Photos
Racing Report
Recent Activity:
It has been an exciting few weeks for Starlight Racing! Intense Holiday reminded everyone why this game is so thrilling with a heart-stopping, by-a-nose-win in the GII Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds on February 22nd. In doing so, he secured 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard, bringing his total to 53. Click here to watch a replay of the race and to read Claire Novak's Blood-Horse/ESPN article. 
Intense Holiday has caught the attention of the media and several Starlight Racing partners have been interviewed about this exhilarating adventure! Please click here to watch some of Louisville, KY (and Starlight's) own share their thoughts as the Derby trail heats up. The next stop for Intense Holiday is the GII $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds on March 29th.
The boys aren't the only ones having a great spring for Starlight! Candy Kitty also ran a very good race, securing 2nd place in the GIII Herecomesthebride Stakes on March 2nd at Gulfstream Park with a Beyer of 81. She can now add 'graded stakes placed' to her impressive 'multiple stakes winner' ranking. She is pointing toward the G1 $500,000 Ashland Stakes on April 5th at Keeneland which is a premiere race for fillies and considered a prep for the Kentucky Oaks.

Please check for updates on upcoming races for our runners.


IH connections at RS
Some of Intense Holiday's connections at Fair Grounds. From left to right: Clinton Glasscock, Drew Deener, John Mueller, Jack Wolf and Tom Mueller.
Risen Star Stakes:
Behind the Scenes with Starlight Racing
Starlight partners, families and friends made the pilgrimage to Louisiana this month to witness Intense Holiday's determined and thrilling finish in the Risen Star Stakes!
A great time was had by all at Fair Grounds. 
Click here to see behind the scenes photos from Starlight's day at the races!

IH RIsen Star
Intense Holiday's thrilling win in the Risen Star Stakes Photo by Lou Hodges, Jr/Hodges Photography
Starlight's Feature:
Intense Holiday
We thought it would be interesting and fun to take a closer look at Intense Holiday and share a bit of his personality with you. Click here to read a Q&A with his main exercise rider Isabelle Bourez. Isabelle shares details of Intense Holiday's disposition with Starlight Racing's Marketing Director, Elizabeth Ovelman and reveals what he is like around the barn and the track. Then click here
 to read my Q&A Mike Smith, the Hall of Fame jockey who expertly piloted Intense Holiday to victory in the Risen Star Stakes. Mike's insights, informed by years of riding spectacular horses, are very encouraging!
For a comprehensive look at Intense Holiday please read Mike Curry's informative blog in America's Best Racing and click here to read Steve Haskin's beautiful piece on the horse's very rocky start. Also, at the time of this newsletter's publication, Steve Haskin has Intense Holiday ranked #6 of his Derby DozenLook for the excitement to continue on March 29th back at the Fair Grounds where Intense Holiday is pointing to the Louisiana Derby! 


Barb Lucarelli
Barbara Lucarelli
Starlight Spotlight
Q&A with Barbara Lucarelli:
This month we get to know StarLadies co-managing partner and Starlight Racing principal Barbara Lucarelli. Barb and her husband of 38 years, Donnie, teamed up with Jack and Laurie Wolf in 2004 and the rest is history!

Racing has been a passion of Barb's since she was in high school and her personal history with racing started with Pacer Harness horses shortly after she and Donnie got married.  The pair have three wonderful children named Josepha, Joseph, and Donelle and a grandson named Andrew and reside in Duanesburg, NY. 

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

Partners at Risen Star
Starlight Partners celebrate in the Winner's Circle at the Risen Star
Important News
Partnership Update:
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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