Black Type-Producing Stakes-Placed Mare From Boudoir Line -- Free

Our sister site,, features a page of ads to locate homes for "free" Thooughbreds. Many are pleasure horses, some are show animals, and a few are mares worth consideration for breeding. 

On that site today, I noticed a listing for the 1992 mare Lady Garthorn (pedigree).  "Lady" is a stakes-placed winner of $148,589... she won six times and placed 15 more from 43 starts over five years on the track. 

Her produce record is solid if not exceptional:

  • Thornwood - 2001 gelding by Mutakddim (SRO) - multiple winner of almost $40,000
  • Lady Chaser - 2002 mare by Mutakddim - multiple winner of over $24,000
  • Lady Kipling - 2003 mare by Kipling (SRO) - stakes-placed winner of over $11,000
  • Two Fisted Lady - 2005 Fistfite mare - runner
  • Unnamed 2008 Penn Pacific filly

Lady Garthorn's pedigree doesn't boast commercial lines -- she's by a son of the In Reality horse Believe It out of a claiming mare -- but she has both earned and produced some minor black type... and her fourth dam is the wonderful mare Your Hostess, daughter of family 4-d blue hen Boudoir II, the branch matriarch responsible for Secreto and Majestic Prince and Graustark and His Majesty.

I like Lady Garthorn with Afternoon Deelites (SRO) -- run a free hypo-mating report here to see the hypothetical pedigree -- and if I were looking to inject a new line of Boudoir II into my breeding operation, I'd consider the opportunity here. Overall, though, this mare is probably a better candidate for "pasture pal" or -- depending on her personality -- retraining for another career than as a broodmare purchase. 

Nonetheless, a neat pedigree to review

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