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May 2013           
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Bobby  on Spring Break
Shanghai Bobby
Shanghai Bobby
Update from Florida:
Following his 5th place showing in the G1 Florida Derby it was decided that Bobby needed a breather and he was sent to Payton Training Center.  Upon further observation and testing, it was determined that Bobby had sustained a pelvic stress fracture exiting the race.  The good news is that he is expected to make a full recovery following a 90 day rest period.  Please follow him on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates!
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Shanghai Bobby and all of the Starlight Racing partners would like to congratulate Orb for his tenacious win in the 139th Kentucky Derby.  Our congratulations extend to Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable, Shug McGaughey and Joel Rosario. Well done!

All in Blue
All in Blue
Racing Report
Upcoming Activity:
All in Blue, Starlight's gorgeous gray colt, arrived at Belmont Park in April.  We look forward to the beginning of his 2-year old campaign.  Lawn Man, one of our 3-year olds, is entered in an allowance race at Belmont on May 10th going 6 furlongs in the dirt.  It is race 8 and he drew post post 4 of 5 with Johnny Velazquez up. Plans are still being determined for our other horses  - for the latest updates.
Vinny Goodtimes
Vinny Goodtimes, named after Vinny Tatum
What's in a Name?
Read about naming our horses:
Have you ever wondered how we come up with the names for our horses? Starlight Racing's marketing director, Elizabeth Ovelman, goes behind-the-scenes and talks with Starlight connections to demystify the process! Please
click here to read all about it. 
JJ and Joan Pletcher
J.J. and Joan Pletcher
Starlight Spotlight
20 Questions with J.J. Pletcher::         
Starlight's babies get their start with trainer
J.J. Pletcher at his Payton Training Center in Ocala, Florida. J.J opened PTC in 1999 with 11 horses and by the end of that first year, over 115 yearlings had been started.  Of those, 14% went on to be stakes winners and his tradition of excellence continues.  In addition to PTC, J.J. has designed, built and managed three other training centers and has a lifetime of experience with racehorses (25 of those years were spent at the track).  Please click here to read "20 Questions with J.J. Pletcher!"
Broom in a horse trailer
NEVER travel with a broom in a horse trailer! per Frank Brothers
Starlight Superstitions
Racetrack superstitions are nothing new:
Sometimes at the track you need more than just talent - a little luck never hurts! Please click here to learn about some of the unusual rituals embraced by Starlight Racing's
connections to ward off bad luck and jinxes! 
There is no proof it helps but it certainly can't

New RFE logoImportant News
2013 Race for Education Scholarship Winner:
Starlight Racing is thrilled to congratulate Wilhemina (Mina) de Boer on being awarded the inaugural Starlight Racing Scholarship!  This
scholarship, funded by Starlight Racing principles
Donnie and Barb Lucarelli and Jack and Laurie Wolf,
is for a student pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred
industry.  To read more about Mina please click here 
and for more information on RFE please click here.
For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

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