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Dreaming of Anna

Dreaming of Anna
Sire Rahy
Dam Justenuffheart
Grandsire Blushing Groom
Damsire Broad Brush
Gender Filly
Foaled 2004
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Frank C. Calabrese
Owner Frank C. Calabrese
Trainer Wayne M. Catalano
Record 13: 9–2–1
Earnings $1,988,175
Dreaming of Anna is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Justenuffheart by Rahy. She was born around 2004 in the United States, and was bred by Frank C. Calabrese.
Major wins

Tippett Stakes (2006)
Summer Stakes (2006)
Virginia Oaks (2007)
Double Delta Stakes (2007)
Pucker Up Stakes (2007)
Endeavour Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008)
Hillsborough Stakes (2008)
Mint Julep Handicap (2008)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2006)
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly (2006)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 19, 2008

Dreaming of Anna (foaled February 5, 2004 at Lantern Hill Farm in Midway, Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred filly racehorse. She was sired by the outstanding English and American stud, Rahy out of the Broad Brush mare, Justenuffheart, who was a multi graded stakes race winner and half-sister to Grade I Turf winner Kitten's Joy. Although there is no Northern Dancer nor Mr. Prospector in her bloodline, she traces back to the great Nearco through several lines. Bred by Frank C. Calabrese, she was named for his deceased sister, Anna Anderson, lost to cancer at age 48.

Dreaming of Anna is a full sister to owner Frank Calabrese's graded stakes race winner, Lewis Michael, winner of the 2007 Grade II, Washington Park Handicap.

Trained by Wayne Catelano, Dreaming of Anna was undefeated as a two-year-old, winning a maiden race, the Tippett Stakes, and then the Grade III Summer Stakes at Woodbine, beating colts in a near record time on turf, before going on to win the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in a wire to wire win over rival Octave. She was named U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Filly for 2006 for her outstanding performance over her peer group.

Dreaming of Anna was wintered at Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center in Florida. Her 2007 began with a third place finish in the Grade III Old Hat Stakes in February at Gulfstream Park then ran second in the Gaily Gaily Stakes on turf.

With regular jockey Rene Douglas in the saddle, she seemed to tire in the stretch in the Kentucky Oaks and placed an unimpressive 6th to Rags to Riches.

Returned to the turf, she's come back strong, first in the Double Delta Stakes at Arlington Park and then in the Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs, with a gate to wire win. In September, she ran away with the Grade III Pucker Up Stakes back at Arlington, a 1⅛ mile race on turf, with a 4¼ length victory in 1:48.20, just off the stake record.

On October 13, 2007 she was beaten by a little over 2 lengths by Bit of Whimsy in the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland Race Course after leading most of the way.

Dreaming of Anna made her 2008 racing debut at Tampa Bay Downs with a win in the Endeavour Breeders' Cup Stakes. On March 15, she won the Grade IIIT Hillsborough Stakes against Lear's Princess. On Saturday May 3, Longshot Bit of Whimsy ran down favorite Dreaming of Anna in the stretch to win by 2¼ lengths with Dreaming of Anna placing second.

On June 14 Dreaming of Anna and Garrett Gomez stroll to victory in the Early Times Mint Julep Hanidcap.

Dreaming of Anna was retired from racing in October 2008 and was shipped to Three Chimneys Farm where she will be bred this winter. Frank Calabrese, who will retain ownership, has not decided to which stallion she will be bred. She was subsequently bred to Street Cry.


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