Elite Thoroughbreds Becomes TrueNicks' First Louisiana Farm

TrueNicks is delighted to welcome the 13-horse contingent from Elite Thoroughbreds of Folsom, La., which becomes that state's first farm to sign up to allow breeders to run complimentary reports with its stallions.

At Elite, one finds a number of well-know names. Beginning alphabetically, we star with Danzig's grade I-winning son Brahms (TrueNicks,SRO), the sire of eight stakes winners, including the multiple graded stakes-winning Arson Squad. Buzzy's Gold (TrueNicks,SRO), a son of Touch Gold, is a stakes winner and similarly-bred half-brother to Silver Deputy, the most prolific stakes siring son of Deputy Minister. Six-time grade I winner Gentlemen (ARG) (TrueNicks,SRO was among the best of his generation, capturing such contests as the Pacific Classic, Hollywood Gold Cup, and Pimlico Special (all gr. I).

Carson City's speedy son [GoodAndTough] is currently among the top three sires in Louisiana by 2008 earnings, and has 10 stakes winners to his name, including fleet graded scorer Maddalena. My Friend Max (TrueNicks,SRO), a son of Danzig from the family of A.P. Indy, Lemon Drop Kid, and Summer Squall, is also a brother to the very successful Outflanker (TrueNicks,SRO) . From very limited opportunities, he has sired Louisiana Premier Night stakes winners Brother Bean and My Friend Bele. Veteran Native Regent (TrueNicks,SRO) is a stakes-siring son of Vice Regent.

Osidy (TrueNicks,SRO), hero of the Will Rogers Stakes (gr. III) and Blue Jay Way Stakes, is the only graded stakes-winning son of Storm Cat in Louisiana. He's out of the champion and group I winner Que Belle, and his first crop are yearlings of 2009. Rahy's Secret (TrueNicks,SRO) is a sprint stakes winner by Rahy (TrueNicks,SRO) out of stakes-winning and graded-placed Secret Advice. He has his first runners next year.

A son of Gone West (TrueNicks,SRO), Rodeo narrowly missed a six-furlong track record on his debut, and suffered a career-ending injury when favorite for a grade I event second time out. He's sired four stakes winners to date, including Louisiana sprint star Rodeo's Castle. [RogerThat] is a son of Unbridled and the Astoria Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) winner Unacceptable. Rossini (TrueNicks,SRO), whose first Louisiana-bred foals arrive next year, is a multiple group-winning 2-year-old who was a champion in Ireland at 3. A close genetic relative to Elusive Quality, the son of Miswaki has already sired five stakes winners, including European group winners Tournedos and Golden Legacy.

The Elite Thoroughbreds roster is rounded out by Royal Strand (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO) and [WildcatShoes]. Royal Strand, a son of Royal Academy from an excellent European family, is a four-time stakes winner with earnings of well over $700,000. Wildcat Shoes, who has first runners in 2009, is a blisteringly fast son of Forest Wildcat, from a good Claiborne Farm family, who was a stakes winner at 2 and 3, and who set a track record for five furlongs at Churchill Downs (56.49) at 4.


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