• Bourbon in May MSW 1 - Bourbon in May MSW 1
  • Much Rejoicing 2016 Conformation - Much Rejoicing 2016 Conformation
  • Much Rejoicing 2016 Head - Much Rejoicing 2016 Head
  • KY
  • Colt
  • Dark Bay / Brown
  • 2016
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September 2017

Let’s Go has developed an exceptional eye for the produce of More Than Ready, including campaigning two of his best North American-based sons, Verrazano and Daredevil. This colt is bred very similarly to Daredevil, brilliant winner of the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) while running the fastest Beyer Speedfigure by a two-year-old of his crop, and now an exciting young sire prospect standing at WinStar Farm.

The dam, Much Rejoicing, was an extremely talented performer, capturing the Glia Stakes at Belmont Park while running six furlongs in 1:08.44. She also took a Keeneland allowance test by 3½ lengths over grade two scorer Buckleupbuttercup and stakes winner Dynazaper, and earned places in the Serena’s Cat Stakes and Caress Stakes. Much Rejoicing is a daughter of Distorted Humor, a Champion Sire who is now a sensational broodmare sire his daughters producing such as Arrogate, Practical Joke, New Money Honey and Constitution.

Much Rejoicing is half-sister to the stakes placed Shine Softly, and to the dam of multiple stakes winning and graded stakes placed Spring to the Sky, to graded placed Ennobled Friend, and to stakes placed Mr Know It All. Much Rejoicing’s dam, Soaring Softly was an exceptional racemare who captured seven of her last eight starts, earning a title as Champion Turf Female with victories in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I), Flower Bowl Handicap (gr. I), New York Handicap (gr. II) and Sheepshead Bay Handicap (gr. II).

Soaring Softly is three-quarters sister to Plenty of Grace, heroine of the Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. I), and granddam of the brilliant sprinter, Diabolical, and of group winner What A Name. Soaring Softly is also half-sister to the dams of seven other stakes winners, including graded scorers Duality, Bound By Honor, Taqarub and Recepta, and granddam of grade one winner Super Cool. Soaring Softly’s dam, Wings of Grace, won the Boiling Springs Handicap (gr. III), and is out of the Darby Dan Farm foundation mare, Far Beyond, the ancestress of no less than 55 stakes winners, including in addition to those previously mentioned, grade one winners Molly Morgan – whose dam is also by Distorted Humor, and so closely related to the dam of this colt – Noble’s Promise and Military, as well Canadian Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Wavering Girl. One generation further back, we come to Soaring, ancestress of Champions Devil’s Bag and Glorious Song, and their brother, the outstanding sire, Saint Ballado, this trio all being by More Than Ready’s grandsire, Halo.

Looking at the cross that produced this colt, we can note that More Than Ready has already sired group two winner Boynton out of a mare by Distorted Humor; Daredevil out of a mare by Distorted Humor’s sire, Forty Niner; and stakes winners More Than A Party and Marianne Rose out of mares by other sons of Forty Niner. He’s also sired grade two winner Zindaya out of a mare by Kris S. the sire of the dam of this mare.

Monday, January 20, 2020
Bourbon in May put forth another solid effort finishing second in an allowance race for...
Friday, January 17, 2020
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 9th race at Gulfstream on Sunday, January 19th. It is a N1X...
Monday, December 02, 2019
With and explosive turn of foot, Bourbon in May drew off to win by 6 1/2 lengths in a starter...
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 6th race at Aqueduct on Saturday, November 30th. It is a...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 10th race at Belmont on Saturday, October 12th. It is a...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 6th race at Saratoga on Saturday, August 17th. It is a N2L...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 3rd race at Saratoga on Friday, July 26th. It is a N1X...
Sunday, January 06, 2019
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 9th race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 5th. It is...
Monday, December 03, 2018
Sent off as the post time favorite, Bourbon in May made the grade scoring a decisive two length...
Saturday, December 01, 2018
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 3rd race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, December 1st. It...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Bourbon in May ran well in his debut to finish 2nd beaten four lengths in a maiden special weight...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Bourbon in May has been entered in the 4th race at Keeneland on Saturday, October 27th. It is a...

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