The Starlight Post
May 2014           
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Candy Kitty Before Edgewood
Candy Kitty, Edgewood Stakes, Kentucky Oaks Day
Racing Report
Derby Recap:
Derby weekend was an exciting one for Starlight Racing! Not only did we have Intense Holiday and General A Rod in the big show, Picozza kicked off Derby Day with a run in the G2 American Turf Stakes and Candy Kitty in the Edgewood Stakes on Oaks Day!
Click here for behind-the-scenes photographs of Candy Kitty; here for Picozza and last but not least, here for a peek at all the Starlight action from the 140th Kentucky Derby!
Intense Holiday & Candy Kitty Update:
Both Candy Kitty and Intense Holiday underwent a thorough vet examination after their races on May 2 & 3, respectively.  Candy Kitty received a clean bill of health but it was decided that she may benefit from a little downtime.  She'll be sent to a farm in Kentucky to receive some R & R and some intermittent light training and then move to one of  Todd Pletcher's New York or New Jersey operations in about 3-4 weeks.

Intense Holiday also received a clean bill of health.  He has shipped to New York to join Todd's main string of horses there.  His next race is yet to be decided.

 Please check for updates on upcoming races for our runners.


General a Rod
Starlight Spotlight  
General a Rod:
In this month's spotlight we are featuring Starlight Racing's newest addition: General a Rod. We are thrilled to welcome him to the family!  
General a Rod was acquired in partnership with Skychai Racing just before the Kentucky Derby and contributed to the already exciting atmosphere on Derby Day.
The excitement continues - it has just been decided that General a Rod is pointed for the G1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, May 17th!
Click here to read the details of our acquisition and click here for additional photos!
Churchill Downs
The 140th Kentucky Derby
Starlight's Feature
Derby Recollections:
Whether this was your first Derby or one of many, Derby weekend is always a memorable and special time!
Please click here to read this First Time Derby Goer's experience and that of Starlight/StarLadies' Marketing Director, Elizabeth Ovelman.


March Too at Toga
March Too at Payton Training Center
Starlight's Babies
Update from Payton Training Center:
Jack Wolf, Frank Brothers and Dr. Foster Northrop visited Payton Training Center on Thursday, May 8th.  They watched all of the babies and older horses in residence either train or walk that morning and, overall, were pleased with what they saw. Please click here to see a few photographs taken on May 8th!
Wolf and Brothers reported that: "All of the Starlight and StarLadies babies looked good and the ones that were training, trained well.  A few of the babies were just returning to the track after taking some time off with sore shins-as is the norm for two-year-olds at this stage. March Too looked very good working 3/8ths of a mile in 38 and change.  He and Itsaknockout and Two Weeks Off will be shipping to Saratoga soon to advance in their training."


StarLadies Silks
StarLadies silks coming soon to a track near you!
Important News
Starladies Racing:
StarLadies Racing, Starlight's all-women, all-filly Thoroughbred Racing Partnership, is thrilled to share that three fillies: Pointe Class, Eskenformoney and Hopefaithjoy have graduated from Payton Training Center to the track in Saratoga! We look forward to watching them run in the coming months.
In other news, throughout Derby week, in conjunction with Ram trucks, Starlight Racing was featured in an online, behind-the-scenes series of videos. 
Click here for the link to the first video featuring the team at Starlight. The others can be viewed on that same page by clicking on the links on the right.
Starlight and StarLadies Racing partnerships are receiving much interest for 2014. Whether you're an existing partner or wish to join Starlight or StarLadies Racing, please contact Donna Barton Brothers at with your intentions for this year. At this point we are only accepting commitments with no money due until September. 
For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

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