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Filly 'Same Cross' is Bred on the Right Cross

This morning I spoke briefly with Brereton Jones of Airdrie Stud, who alerted me to a homebred filly of his with a very clever name. She is by Airdrie stallion Proud Citizen (TrueNicks,SRO) out of the winning Langfuhr (TrueNicks,SRO) mare Saramar—the exact same cross as Mr. Jones' Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner and champion 3-year-old filly Proud Spell. Hence the name, Same Cross.

Same Cross made her career debut Jan. 20 at Fair Grounds as a newly-turned 4-year-old, winning by four lengths. Just 18 days later, she improved to two wins in as many starts by easily beating first-level allowance fillies going 5 1/2 furlongs. She's got big shoes to fill as far as Proud Spell goes, but Same Cross is certainly a horse to keep an eye on.

Feb. 7 allowance win

In addition to Proud Spell and Same Cross, the Proud Citizen/Langfuhr cross has produced stakes winner Julmae, Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) runner-up Proud Pearl (a full sister to Proud Spell), stakes-placed Bellefire, and three other winners. The cross rates A++ on TrueNicks. Saramar, the dam of Same Cross, is in foal to Proud Citizen again for 2013.

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7 furlongs is that distance in racing were a horse shows good form it usually is either a top class 6 furlong horse or a miler but that grand Canadian-Bred colt, Langfuhr truly was a top class 7 furlong horse as he showed in stakes races in the U.S.A. He reminded me so much of a horse trained in England by Sir Noel Murless called Welsh Pageant who although good enough to finish third in the 1969 2000 Guineas to Right Tack was very much at home at 7 furlongs and even to this day I never forget his devastating turn of foot to win the Hungerford Stakes at Newbury over that distance. Langfuhr went on to do well as a stallion and good luck to his Grand-Daughter Same Cross

John T 14 Feb 2013 10:29 PM

Update: Same Cross is now 3-for-3 after winning 6f Alw at Fair Grounds: video replay

Ian Tapp 03 Mar 2013 4:41 PM

Same Cross looked good in winning her 6 furlong allowance

race at the Fair Grounds in 1.10 and 3 fifths and should be ready for a step up in class.

John T 03 Mar 2013 7:22 PM

Same Cross could not fulfill her promise in the Happy Ticket at the Fair Grounds but nevertheless as a 4 year old and the great breeding she carries with her what a great prospect she really is to produce something useful.

John T 16 Mar 2013 10:51 PM

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