Our sister site, TheHorse.com, 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