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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Sis City to Stonerside

- Stonerside Stable has purchased the 3 yo filly Sis City (Slew City Slew), the impressive runaway winner of the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream earlier this month, running the 1 1/8 miles nearly a second faster than Derby prospect Bandini did on the same card. You may recall that Stonerside last week purchased the 3 yo colt Sort It Out (Out of Place) and sent him to Baffert. Sis City will remain with her trainer Richard Dutrow. Besides picking up a prospect for the Kentucky Oaks, Stonerside’s racing manager John Adger is psyched about her prospects as a broodmare.

“It's not what you'd call a fashionable pedigree, but it's free of any Northern Dancer or Mr. Prospector blood, and she should fit into the Stonerside broodmare band very nicely. We have two seasons to Storm Cat, and we may breed her to him.'' [Daily Racing Form]
Indeed, a peek at Sis City’s pedigree shows an unusual pattern nowadays in that both her sire and dam are by Bold Ruler line sires…in fact, they both go back to his son Boldenesian to whom she’s inbred 4x4, and there’s a third cross of Bold Ruler as well, making her 5x5x5 to him. A mating to Storm Cat, while an outcross through the first five generations, would actually introduce even more Bold Ruler blood through his broodmare sire Secretariat.