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Sire Distorted Humor
Dam Sacramentada
Grandsire Forty Niner
Damsire Northair
Gender Filly
Foaled 2003
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Abbott Properties
Owner Rancho San Miguel
Jerry Hollendorfer
George Todaro
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer
Record 23: 11–4-2
Earnings $2,390,556
Hystericalady is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Sacramentada by Distorted Humor. She was born around 2003 in the United States, and was bred by Abbott Properties.
Major wins
Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes (2005)
Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (2006)
Humana Distaff Handicap (2007)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2007, 2008)
Azeri Stakes (2008)
Fleur de Lis Handicap (2008)
Delaware Handicap (2008)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on July 13, 2008

Hystericalady (foaled April 2, 2003), is a multiple stakes winning American Thoroughbred race horse. Bred in Kentucky by Abbott Properties, Hystericalady is the best daughter of the leading sire Distorted Humor, a half sister to dual Classic winner Funny Cide, and still racing at five. She’s a daughter of 1991 Chilean champion older mare Sacramentada. A dual group I winner in her native country, Sacramentada also won the 1992 Hawthorne Handicap racing in the U.S. After producing six US-bred foals, Sacramentada returned to Chile in 2004. Sacramentada’s grandsire is Northern Dancer, therefore Hystericalady carries the blood of that great sire on her top line (sire) and bottom line (dam).

Sold as a weanling at the November 2003 Keeneland Sales for $100,000, she was sold again as a yearling at the Keeneland Sales in September 2004 for $125,000, this time purchased by Jerry Hollendorfer (in partnership with Dr. George Tadaro and Tom Clark's Rancho San Miguel). Like Funny Cide, Hystericalady is a bright chestnut, and like Funny, who won all three of his two-year-old races, she was almost as impressive at two. But as she grows older, she grows more formidable. With her win in the 2008 Delaware Handicap, she became the richest horse in Hollendorfer's career and the richest horse to come from Northern California. (Hystericalady trains under Hollendorfer at Golden Gate Fields.) Now a mare (a filly becomes a mare when she reaches her fifth year), Hystericalady is set for a return to the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic. It will be her second effort. In 2007, she lost by a neck to Ginger Punch.

Always a standout when she races with an explosive turn of foot, in her latest efforts she’s been sensational. In the 2008 Azeri Stakes she went off as the 7-10 favorite. She won the 2008 Fleur de Lis Handicap by seven and a half lengths, giving up nine pounds to her rivals. In the 2008 Delaware Handicap she romped home by four lengths, tackling the distance of 10 furlongs for the first time in her career. Also in August 2008 she won the Molly Pitcher for the second time in back to back wins, taking it by nine lengths with great ease. In September 2008, running on a synthetic surface (her record stands at 0-for-5), she struggled the entire length of the stretch with the speed horse, Santa Teresita, as well as with the track and still got second.

Breeders Cup Ladies Classic

On October 24, 2008, in her second Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, Hystericalady was in a dead heat[1] with Carriage Trail for fourth place [2] against a strong field of eight Grade I winners: Zenyatta (race day favorite at 1-2 choice), Cocoa Beach, Music Note, and Ginger Punch. Ginger Punch, who won the 2007 Distaff Cup, followed by Hystericalady, finished fifth in 2008.

She has, to date, won seven graded stakes and won 10 times on different tracks.


Racing career

  • 2005, 1st in the $40,000 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes, Alameda County Fair
  • 2005, 1st in her maiden effort under Russell Baze, winning by three and a half lengths.

Changing hands

Hystericalady was purchased for $3 million by Sheikh Mohammed during the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 3 at the Central Kentucky auction house. It hasn't yet been decided if she will race in 2009.[3]


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