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  • Congratulations to owner/breeder Ellen Charles of Hillwood Stable and trainer Rodney Jenkins on the victory in today's 4th race at Timonium by their Merryland Grad, the appropriately named first-time starter GREAT START! The 2-year-old filly romped by 7 lengths in this $30,000 maiden special weight...CLF Partnership fillies IF NOT FOR HER and MOON MAP are both entered on Sunday at Timonium! IF NOT FOR HER goes in the 7th race, a 6-1/2 furlong allowance (post-time 4:10pm), while MOON MAP is in the 4th race at one mile (post-time 2:40pm). Travis Dunkelberger rides both...CLF Partnership gelding IRISH MOON is entered to run on Saturday at Timonium! He'll go to post in the 9th race, a one mile allowance for a purse of $31,000, with a post-time of 5:10pm. Travis Dunkelberger will be on board...The leading freshman sire of 2014 is WinStar's Kentucky Derby winner SUPER SAVER, and his dam is a full-sister to the dam of Country Life's young stallion CAL NATION, whose first group of foals this spring has included some real knock-outs!...Seven yearlings by MALIBU MOON averaged $340,714 at the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, including fillies for $610,000 and $500,000!...Still a few shares left in the Midnight Ball LLC, for a 2-Year-Old New Jersey-bred filly getting ready to run at Monmouth this summer, and at Laurel this fall - she shipped to trainer Mike Trombetta's Laurel barn recently! Shares are $1,500. Midnight Ball's 3-year-old half-brother Larcenyinmyheart scored his 4th straight victory in a Thistledown allowance recently, then contested the $300,000 Ohio Derby...The Yearling Filly in the current offering, FIRE AWAY LLC, a Friesan Fire Maryland-bred filly out of the Outflanker mare Easy Mover, won the Blue Ribbon in her class at the 79th Maryland Horse Breeders Association Yearling Show; the other Yearling in the 2-horse LLC, Flash McCaul, also by Friesan Fire, was among the Top 7 in a large class; Shares in the Fire Away LLC are $2,000, and expenses do not start until October 1, at Yearling Breaking time. Click link below for details...Friesan Fire earned the most points for a Stallion at the Show, and earned a trophy in his name...(end headlines)
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  • MIDNIGHT BALL at Laurel
Cal Nation pic
Graded-stakes placed winner by Distorted Humor, out of fantastic producer She's A Winner (by A.P. Indy). First foals arrive in 2014. Stands for $3,500 LFSN.
Freedom Child pic
13-length Grade 2 winner by former Country Life stallion Malibu Moon out of Bandstand (by Deputy Minister), retires to Country Life for 2014. Stands for $3,500 LFSN.
Friesan Fire pic
Son of A.P. Indy was a multiple graded stakes winner of $679,356 and favorite in the Kentucky Derby-G1. First foals arrived in '13. Stands for $4,000 LFSN.
Malibu Moon pic
Malibu Moon now stands at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky after getting his start at Country Life Farm. Stands for $95,000 LFSN in 2014.
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Foals of 2014
This years season began 2/12 with two fillies hours apart . The Count now is 21 fillies & 21 colts
Created/Last Updated: 06/17/14

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Races We're Watching
Great Startmdstfair/Race 4Equibase
Milady's OfficerCharles TownRace 7Equibase
IRISH MOONmdstfair/Race 9Equibase
Noble MoonSaratogaRace 10Equibase
Sunday 8/24
Caylee's SongMonmouthRace 8Equibase
Distant IslandsThistledownRace 7Equibase
IF NOT FOR HERmdstfair/Race 7Equibase
Magical FireMonmouthRace 9Equibase
MOON MAPmdstfair/Race 4Equibase
Pine Conemdstfair/Race 6Equibase
SummerdaleSaratogaRace 9Equibase
Monday 8/25
La Dama de HierroSaratogaRace 8Equibase
White CraneFinger LakesRace 9Equibase

Horses of special interest to Country Life and its partners. 

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