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Windsong Stable

OWNER and MANAGER:
Paul F. Spears
PFSpearsMD@aol.com

Proud Winning Breeder of the 2004
Trotting Triple Crown


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Windsong Stable News — 2022 Highlights

Windsong Stable Adds Ready Cash Mare to Broodmare Band

October 24 - Windsong Stable is branching out to incorporate French bloodlines in our broodmare band. We just acquired IS A PEARL, a 4 year old race mare by the great Ready Cash out of the Workaholic dam Little Pearl. Is A Pearl has a victory at 2000m at Vincennes and earnings of 29,350 Euros. This was the shortest race of her career to date, having competed at distances of up to 2850 m. She is 1/2 sister to multiple G2 and G3 winner Risque Tout 1.12.5 (978,188 Euros). Her second dam is the renowned April Pearl, granddam of French leading sire Brillantissime 1.10.6 (958,375 Euros) and third dam of the immortal two time Prix d'Amerique and Breeders Crown winner Bold Eagle 1.08.4 (5,124,087 Euros).

Trainer Julie Miller will try to adapt Is A Pearl's talents to the shorter and faster US races before starting her broodmare career. Though her initial mating has year to be determined, we are considering Chapter Seven and Muscle Hill as the leading candidates.

Long Tom's Stallion Career Begins In Spectacular Fashion

October 22 - 2017 New Jersey Sire Stakes 3TC Champion Long Tom (Muscle Hill - Ilia) stands as a trotting stallion at Midland Acres, Ohio. He now has two crops racing, and his initial results have been spectacular. His son Rumble Strips 2, 1:53.2h ($276,135) set a World Record in 1:53.2h at the Delaware (OH) Fair in the $110,000 Ohio Breeders Championship. Rumble Strips followed this huge effort with a new Track Record of 1:56.1f, shaving a full second off the old mark, at Dayton Raceway on October 2 in the $300,000 2TC Ohio Sire Stakes Championship. Not to be outdone, the Long Tom-sired 3TG Longshot 3, 1:52.2f ($316,760) captured the $300,000 3TC Ohio Sire Stakes Championship the same night at Dayton in 1:54.2f. Longshot had three previous 2022 victories in legs of the OSS. Longshot followed that performance on October 14 by setting a new Track Record in 1:52.2f at The Meadows in a $14,600 conditioned race.

Long Tom is the #9 ire of 2 year old trotters so far in 2022, with 59 starters earning $1,256,906. He is also the #15 sire of 3 year old trotters, with 43 starters earning $1,034,532. From only these two racing crops, major performers sired by Long Tom are Toes In The Water 3, 1:55.3f ($158,402), Truly Relentless 2, 1:57.4h ($138,511), Slim Jimmy 3, 1:55.3f ($118,591), A Long Dream 2, 1:56.3h ($95,760), Phantom Tom 3, 1:57h ($95,174), Miss Cowboy Star 2, 1:57.2f ($94,415), Baker Time 3, 1:56.4f ($78,501), and Bamboo 3, 1:55.3f ($69,450).

Windsong's Legacy Line Sires Dominate Hambletonian Day

August 6 - Despite his all too short stallion career, the influence of Windsong's Legacy on the advancement of the North American Standardbred breed grows constantly. In 2021, his son Chapter Seven was the #1 All Age Trotting Sire, with 197 starters earning $9,817,094. Chapter Seven was also the #1 sire of 3 year old trotters, with 58 starters earning $4,045,723; and the #2 sire of 2 year old trotters, with 66 starters earning $3,046,415. His grandson Walner had a spectacular first racing crop in 2021. Walner became the #1 sire of 2 year old trotters, with 71 starters earning $4,614,488.

2022 began in a similar manner, with Chapter Seven and Walner vying for the top spots. On Hambletonian Day, this trend continued. A total of $2,276,000 in 2&3 year old purses were contested on Hambletonian Day. Chapter Seven was the sire of the winners of $1,150,020 (51% of all 2&3 year old purses), including Hambletonian winner Cool Papa Bell and second place finisher Joviality S. Chapter Seven was the sire of Peter Haughton winner Kilmister, Jim Doherty winner Instagram Model, and Muscle Hill winner Justice. Walner was the sire of the winners of $509,705 (22% of all 2&3 year old purses), including Hambletonian Oaks winner Fashion Schooner and Continental Victory winner Misswalner Fashion. Chapter Seven and Walner combined for $1,659,725 in Hambletonian day 2&3 year old earnings, an astounding 73% of 2&3 year old Hambletonian Day purses!

Get Legs Dominates Preferred Trots at the Meadowlands

January 16 - Last week, Get Legs (Muscle Hill - Legzy) started 2022 with a bang by stealing the $31,500 Preferred trot from post 3 on the front end at the Meadowlands in 1:53.1. This week, bettors had less confidence for a repeat performance from post 9, sending Get Legs off at 6/1. However, Get Legs quickly brushed aside the doubters, quickly leaving the gate to gain the front in a 27.1 first quarter. After a short breather to a 56.0 second half, Get Legs shut the door on the field for a 1 3/4 length victory in 1:52.4. Now two for two in Meadowlands Preferred class competition in 2022, Get Legs has 14 lifetime wins and earnings of $201,425 for Andy Miller Stable and Michael Anderson. Meadowlands media coverage can be found here.

First Crop of Long Tom 2YOs A Big Success

January 12 - Windsong-bred Ohio sire Long Tom had a banner racing year with his first crop of 2YOs, making several 2021 North American "top stallion" lists. As compiled by Standardbred Canada and reported in the February 2022 issue of TROT magazine, Long Tom sired winners of 76 races, second only to Walner (102) in North America. Long Tom was #2 (72.31%) in "starters per number of foals"; #4 (43.08%) in "winners per number of foals"; and #4 (5.91%) in "starts per foal". Long Tom youngsters got to the races, raced, and won productively in 2021. With a $3000 stud fee in 2022, Midland Acres sire Long Tom is an extremely attractive choice for future racing success.

2022 Racing Highlights for Horses Bred by Windsong Stable

6/13/10

Date

Horse

Sire – Dam

Track

Race (purse)

Win

Time

Trainer

12/1/22

Is a Pearl
–
video race 13, pp 5

Ready Cash
- Little Pearl

Harrah’s

Philadelphia

NW3
($12,600)

1st

1:58.1

J. Miller

11/16/22

Joey
– video race 6, pp 5

Yankee Glide
– Jodis Jayme

Meadows

NW11000L4CD
($15,400)

1st

1:54.2

L. Zendt

11/9/22

Joey
– video race 6, pp 5

Yankee Glide
– Jodis Jayme

Meadows

NW6000L4CD
($10,500)

1st

1:53.1

L. Zendt

11/8/22

Field Gunner
– video race 10, pp 1

Kadabra
– Ilia

Western Fair

NW4000L3CD
($8,400)

1st

1:59.3

J. Sumner

10/2/22

Field Gunner
– video race 6, pp 2

Kadabra
– Ilia

Leamington

NW2500L3CD
($4,500)

1st

2:03.1

J. Sumner

9/7/22

Suits Me
– video race 4, pp 4

Explosive Matter
– Polyester Hanover

Meadows

NW2

($9,900)

1st

1:57

S. Callihan

9/5/22

Puddin N Pie
– race 5, pp 5

Yankee Glide
– Banbury Cross

Ocean Downs

NW2875L4CD
($9,000)

1st

2:01

H. Birney

8/30/22

Suits Me
– race 2, pp 4

Explosive Matter
– Polyester Hanover

Wattsburg Fair

PASS3YRCTA
($5,225)

1st

2:06.1

S. Callihan

7/27/22

Suits Me
– video race 3, pp 7

Explosive Matter
– Polyester Hanover

Meadows

NW1

($7,500)

1st

2:00

S. Callihan

7/22/22

Joey
– video race 5, pp 3

Yankee Glide
– Jodis Jayme

Scioto

NW14500L4CD
($21,000)

1st

1:54.1

L. Zendt

7/16/22

Swan By Land
– video race 2, pp 4

Swan for the Road
– Andover Hall

Meadows

NW4
($10,000)

1st

1:56.0

B. Buxton

7/14/22

 

Suits Me
– race 8, pp 3

Explosive Matter
– Polyester Hanover

Hughesville Fair

PASS3YRCTA
($5,225)

1st

2:02.4

S. Callihan

7/10/22

 

Suits Me
– video race 2, pp 2

Explosive Matter
– Polyester Hanover

Stoneboro Fair

PASS3YRCTA
($4,050)

1st

2:08.1

S. Callihan

6/25/22

Field Gunner
– video race 10, pp 6

Kadabra
– Ilia

Hiawatha

NW1500L3CD
($4,000)

1st

1:59.1

J. Sumner

6/20/22

All the Rage
– video race 1, pp 4

E L Titan

– Monroe County

Saratoga

NYSS
($78,700)

3rd

1.59.4
(1:59)

A. Svanstedt 

5/27/22

Joey
– video race 6, pp 2

Yankee Glide
– Jodis Jayme

Meadows

NW12000L4CD
($23,000)

1st

1:53.1

L. Zendt

5/9/22

Preacher Man
– video race 4, pp 6

Father Patrick
– Choir Robe

Pocono

NW2500L5CD
($7,000)

1st

1:56.4

P. Pellegrino

5/2/22

Preacher Man
– video race 4, pp 5

Father Patrick
– Choir Robe

Monticello

NW350PSL5CD
($3,800)

1st

2:01.1

P. Pellegrino

4/21/22

Swan By Land
– video race 10, pp 5

Swan for the Road
– Andover Hall

Meadows

NW3
($9,500)

1st

1:58

B. Buxton

4/13/22

Puddin N Pie
– video race 2, pp 5

Yankee Glide
– Banbury Cross

Rosecroft 

MPNW1500L4CD

($4,500)

1st

1:56

H. Birney

4/11/22

Six Bax
– video race 2, pp 3

Kadabra
– Bax Machine

Monticello

NW250PSL5CD
($3,800)

1st

2:02.1

R. Lounsbury

4/8/22

Swan By Land
– video race 11, pp 5

Swan for the Road
– Andover Hall

Meadows

NW2
($9,000)

1st

1:57.2

B. Buxton

3/21/22

Preacher Man
– video race 5, pp 7

Father Patrick
– Choir Robe

Monticello

NW350PSL5CD
($4,000)

1st

2:01.4

P. Pellegrino

3/14/22

Preacher Man
– video race 6, pp 6

Father Patrick
– Choir Robe

Monticello

NW350PSL5CD
($4,000)

1st

2:01.1

P. Pellegrino

2/28/22

Preacher Man
– video race 3, pp 5

Father Patrick
– Choir Robe

Monticello

NW350PSL5CD
($4,000)

1st

2:03.1

P. Pellegrino

2/23/22

Puddin N Pie
– video race 7, pp 5

Yankee Glide
– Banbury Cross

Rosecroft 

MPNW3000L4CD

($6,000)

1st

1:58

H. Birney

1/15/22

Get Legs
– video race 10, pp 9

Muscle Hill
– Legzy

Meadowlands

Preferred
($31,500)

1st

1:52.4

J. Miller

1/8/22

Get Legs
– video race 12, pp 3

Muscle Hill
– Legzy

Meadowlands

Preferred
($31,500)

1st

1:53.1

J. Miller

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