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Stardom Bound

Stardom Bound
Sire Tapit
Dam My White Corvette
Grandsire Pulpit
Damsire Tarr Road
Gender Filly
Foaled 2006
Country United States
Color Grey or Roan
Breeder Fletcher & Carolyn Gray, John Youngblood
Owner Charles Cono
IEAH Stables
IEAH & David Lanzman (March,2009)
Trainer Christopher Paasch (2008)
Robert J. Frankel (2009)
Rick Dutrow (2009-2010)
Record 12 Starts: 5 – 3 - 1
Earnings $1,600,600
Stardom Bound is a thoroughbred racehorse out of My White Corvette by Tapit. She was born around 2006 in the United States, and was bred by Fletcher & Carolyn Gray, John Youngblood.
Major wins
Del Mar Debutante Stakes (2008)
Oak Leaf Stakes (2008)
Las Virgenes Stakes (2009)
Santa Anita Oaks (2009)
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2008)
American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly, 2008
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Stardom Bound (foaled in Kentucky on April 9, 2006), is an American Thoroughbred racehorse sired by Tapit (winner of the 2004 Wood Memorial Stakes), a son of Pulpit by A.P. Indy by Seattle Slew.

Purchased in March, 2008 at the Ocala Breeders' Sale's auction of 2-year-olds in training for $375,000, Stardom Bound is out of My White Corvette. A winner of five races in eight starts, Stardom Bound is My White Corvette's first black-type winner.


Race Record

Date: Race: Grade: Track: Place:
2008 Maiden Special Weight None Del Mar Racetrack 2nd
2008 Sorrento Stakes GIII Del Mar Racetrack 2nd
2008 Del Mar Debutante Stakes GI Del Mar Racetrack 1st
2008 Oak Leaf Stakes GI Santa Anita Park 1st
2008 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies GI Santa Anita Park 1st
2009 Las Virgenes Stakes GI Santa Anita Park 1st
2009 Santa Anita Oaks GI Santa Anita Park 1st
2009 Ashland Stakes GI Keeneland 3rd
2009 Gazelle Stakes GI Aqueduct 5th
2010 El Encino Stakes GII Santa Anita Park 2nd
2010 La Canada Stakes GII Santa Anita Park 7th
2010 Allowance None Keeneland 5th

Owner and Awards

Stardom Bound is already being compared to the undefeated Zenyatta; those around her call her "Baby Z." Usually breaking badly (once "in the air" and twice slowly), she runs from off the pace, yet has a great turn of foot that shoots her to the lead.

Due mainly to health issues (her trainer, 52 year old Christopher Paasch, beat a rare form of leukemia), her owner, Charles Cono at the age of 84, sold her in the November 2, 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected Mix Sale.[1] She was purchased for $5.7 million by IEAH Stables, headed by Michael Iavarone and Richard Schiavo. Her trainer is now Richard Dutrow.

Stardom Bound won the Eclipse Award as American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for 2008. Her jockey in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Mike E. Smith, was asked how special Stardom Bound could be next year as a 3-year-old. He replied, "She's got a shot with the Derby horses to tell you the truth." [2]

2009 racing season

In early 2009, it was announced she would be bred to Big Brown when she retired from racing.[3]

In March 2009, as part of a deal for the three-year-old colt, I Want Revenge, David Lanzman, the colt's owner, received a twenty-five percent interest in Stardom Bound. It was thought she might run in the 2009 Kentucky Derby as one of the top 10 best horses for this year. She was also an entry in the 2009 Kentucky Oaks but she raced in neither the Kentucky Oaks or the Derby. Her owners say she will return to racing in the fall of 2009.

On July 23, 2009, trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. announced that the filly is pointed towards the 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. With Zenyatta taking on males in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Rachel Alexandra not running in either race, Dutrow feels this could be Stardom Bound's race. [4]

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