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Potosi's Silver
Potosi's Silver Breaks her Maiden at Belmont Park
Photo by: Adam Coglianese
Racing Report
Recent Activity:
Potosi's Silver broker her maiden in thrilling and decisive fashion at Belmont Park, winning by an impressive 6 1/4 lengths! With Johnny Velazquez up, she was guided through traffic after the final turn and drew away from the field under a hand ride. She galloped out beautifully and we look forward to her next start which is undetermined at this time but please check our website for updates
Please click here to watch a replay of the race and click here to read about it in the TDN!


Bobby's win at Aljamin
Shanghai Bobby's Final Race
Photo by:Adam Coglianese
Shanghai Bobby
Retiring Racing as a Winner:
The much anticipated return of Shanghai Bobby did 
not disappoint.  After breaking sharply from the gate with Johnny Velazquez up, Bobby gutted out a gritty first place finish in the Aljamin Stakes at Belmont Park. Although he galloped out well, a suspensory ligament injury was later discovered and it was decided that it
was in Bobby's best interests to retire from racing. He 
will stand at Coolmore America's Ashford Stud in Kentucky. Please click here to watch a replay of his final thrilling race courtesy of the Bloodhorse and please click here to read one of the many articles on his retirement, courtesy of The Paulick Report. For additional behind-the-scenes photos by of his final race please click here! We will miss watching Bobby run but look forward to watching his offspring do so in the future!
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Bobby being hand walked
Shanghai Bobby grazing during one of his hand-walking sessions at PTC
Starlight's Feature:
Part 2 with Lori McCard of PTC:
Equine injuries are a part of racing but what happens to Starlight horses when they need a bit of time off to rehab? This month we continue our talk with Assistant Trainer Lori McCard of J.J. Pletcher's Payton Training Center in Ocala, Florida. In addition to starting yearlings on the path to becoming racehorses, she works hard to get injured horse back in top condition and, when they are ready, back to the track. Please click here
to read a little bit about the process.
Bill Bianco
Starlight Spotlight
Q&A with Bill Bianco:
This month we get to know Starlight Racing
partner Bill Bianco. Bill joined Starlight in 2013 and has been a racing enthusiast for nearly his entire life. He started going to Saratoga with his dad when 
he was a young boy and continues to this day. Please click here to read October's 
Starlight Spotlight with Bill!

              Looking at Lucky -- R Lady Joy
                   Lookin at Lucky -- R Lady Joy (StarLadies filly)
Important News
Yearling & Partnership Updates:
Starlight is delighted to share our 2013 crop of yearlings! We acquired a total of 17 new babies for Starlight and StarLadies Racing. For a breakdown of which horse went where, please click here!

For Starlight and StarLadies Racing current partners only, please keep a look-out in the next week or two for an email requesting name suggestions for your new runners!

We would like to share that our partnerships for 2013 have closed but for those who missed out, no worries, there is always next year! If you have questions regarding partnerships please contact

For more information please contact
Donna Barton Brothers

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