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It's In The Air

It's In The Air
Sire Mr. Prospector
Dam A Wind Is Rising
Grandsire Raise A Native
Damsire Francis S.
Gender Filly
Foaled 1976
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Happy Valley Farm
Owner 1) Jerry Frankel
2) Harbor View Farm
Trainer 1) Lou M. Goldfine
2) Laz Barrera
Record 43: 16-9-6
Earnings US$892,339
It's In The Air is a thoroughbred racehorse out of A Wind Is Rising by Mr. Prospector. She was born around 1976 in the United States, and was bred by Happy Valley Farm.
Major wins
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (1978)
Oak Leaf Stakes (1978)
Ruffian Handicap (1979)
Alabama Stakes (1979)
Delaware Oaks (1979)
Vanity Handicap (1979, 1980)
El Encino Stakes (1980)
American Co-Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (1978)
It's In The Air Stakes at Hollywood Park
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

It's In The Air (foaled 1976 in Florida) was a American Champion filly Thoroughbred racehorse.

Bred by Steve and Gary Wolfson's Happy Valley Farm, It's In The Air was from the first crop of Mr. Prospector and out of the mare, A Wind Is Rising. She was sold as a weanling for $25,000 to Jerry Frankel who entrusted her race conditioning to trainer Lou Goldfine.

It's In The Air made five starts at age two for Jerry Frankel, winning three and finishing second in the other two. After winning the 1978 Mademoiselle Stakes at Arlington Park, Frankel then sold her for $300,000 to Louis Wolfson, patriarch of the family who had bred her. The day after Wolfson purchased the filly, she won the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes after which he transferred her to trainer Laz Barrera who won that year's U.S. Triple Crown for Wolfson with Affirmed. Sent to California, in her final race of 1978, It's In The Air won the Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Her 1978 performances saw her voted the co-winner with Candy Éclair of the Eclipse Award as American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly.

At age three, It's In The Air again raced on both the East and West coasts of the United States. She won four Grade I stakes in 1979, including the first of two straight editions of the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack. Racing at age four, in addition to her win in the 1980 Vanity, It's In The Air also won the El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Park. She did not win a stakes race in her final campaign at age five with her best result a second to Misty Gallore in the 1981 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Retired to broodmare duty, It's In The Air stood in the United States and in Great Britain. From her matings, she produced foals by Northern Dancer, Nijinsky, Seattle Slew, Sadler's Wells, Green Desert, Shadeed, and Zilzal. Among them were six winners, none of which achieved significant Grade/Group wins.



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