TOP NEWS

6/25/2016
Bronze Star made his stakes debut a winning one on Saturday Pleasanton with a gritty one-length victory in the $50,000 Oak Tree S...
6/19/2016
Tapit's champion filly Untapable has been officially retired according to her owner/breeder Ron Winchell...
6/18/2016
Sweet Loretta's seven-length maiden special weight debut win looked as dazzling as the margin of victory indicated, with the Tapit filly never really being asked...
6/16/2016
Zartera strolled to a two-length win in his debut Thursday at Churchill Downs as the Tapizar 2-year-old became the fourth winner for his sire...
6/11/2016
Creator became Tapit's second Belmont S. winner in three years when weaved his way between horses in the stretch to catch and pass Destin in the final strides of the the third leg of the Triple Crown...

Sweet Lulu Delivers a TDN Rising Star Performance at Hollywood


Friday, May 31, 2013 |
 6th-BHP, $52,500, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f (AWT), 1:11 1/5, ft.
+ SWEET LULU, f, 3, by Mr. Greeley
1st Dam: Successful Outlook (GSW, $110,720), by Orientate
2nd Dam: Catch a Glimpse, by Gulch
3rd Dam: Spring to Light, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
Sweet Lulu, favored at 1-2 in her unveiling, had several sharp works for this, including a six-furlong bullet in 1:11 4/5 at Hollywood May 17. Drawn on the fence here, she blew the break and quickly rushed up to press the leader from the outside through an opening quarter in :22.34. Deserving of a patented Vic Stauffer, "She'll be a half an hour the best" call as she took over at the top of the stretch, the $270,000 KEESEP yearling purchase kept on finding more down the lane to win by an easy 3 1/4 lengths. Tayrona (A.P. Warrior) was second.

Sweet Lulu is the second foal from the lightly-raced 2006 GIII Tempted S. heroine and GII Demoiselle S. third-place finisher Successful Outlook (Orientate), who raced in the colors of Antony Beck’s Gainesway Stable. Successful Outlook went through the ring twice, bringing $75,000 from Desperado Stables Inc as a KEENOV weanling and $95,000 from Mike Ryan as a KEESEP yearling.

"Antony [Beck] was quite keen on her at the [Keeneland September] sale and he purchased her privately shortly thereafter," Gainesway’s Michael Hernon revealed. "She was a filly with a lot of talent, and obviously showed graded stakes winning ability, but she suffered a slight setback late in her 2-year-old career. We tried to bring her back, but couldn’t get her right. Now she is a promising young mare. She is by champion Orientate, who is really emerging as a good broodmare sire with horses like champion Shanghai Bobby."

Hernon continued, "She has a nice 2-year-old by Tapit, who was purchased by Steve Young last year for $250,000 [at Keeneland September]. She has a Tapit colt who will sell at Keeneland September this year and he is one of our most highly regarded yearlings. She has a Malibu Moon filly and she was one of many quality mares bred to Gainesway’s freshman stallion To Honor and Serve this year." Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,200.

Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigreeO-Steve Beneto. B-Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd (KY). T-Jerry Hollendorfer.