The Starlight Post
May 2019
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Starlight Racing with TWO horses in the 145th Kentucky Derby!

W hen the starting gates opened for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby Starlight Racing partners had
two   horses to cheer for!

Improbable, breaking from post position #5, stalked the leaders throughout the early, middle and later parts of the race but could do no better than 5th--placed 4th after the disqualification. He is pointed for the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes. 

C utting Humor, breaking from post #10 and with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard, followed a wide trip into the first turn by an even wider trip in the second turn when the domino effect of Maximum Security's ducking out sharply rippled all the way out to him.  He still managed an 10th place finish (after the DQ). 

Cutting Humor came out of the race showing some signs of unsoundness. He has been sent to WinStar Farm and will undergo further evaluation this week. 

V iew photos from Derby week here.  

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Orbolution Breeders' Cup 2017 
StarLadies Racing Update

Starladies Racing recently supported the 3rd Annual Girl's Night Out Kentucky Derby & Oaks Prep Party at Copper & Kings in Louisville. This is quickly becoming a can't-miss event. The affair benefits the Backside Learning Center at Churchill Downs (Laurie Wolf serves on the BLC Board) and a great time was had by all! 

On t he track, the StarLadies have been producing top finishes at a phenomenal rate. In a combined 22 starts since Jan. 1, 2018 through this week StarLadies are winning at a remarkable 41% clip with their horses finishing 1-2-3 at an exceptional 73% rate!

We are thrilled to see the return of  Orbolution  in an 
allowance  race at  Belmont Park on May 9th. She has won 2 of her 6 career starts but has not started since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar in 2017. Good luck Orbolution

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Join a winning team in 2019!
Partnership Update

W ith Triple Crown winner, Justify, in the Starlight Racing family last year, two Kentucky Derby starters this year, and Improbable pointing for the Preakness Stakes, Starlight Racing has much for which to be grateful--and excited about! If you'd like to ride along with us now is the time let us know.   

We will be solidifying our 2019 partnerships between now and July 2019. If you are interested in becoming a Starlight or StarLadies Racing partner, please reach out to Donna Barton Brothers with interest or inquiries as soon as possible.

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