MIZZEN MAST FIRSTER ROMPS BY 12 1/2
Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 11th August, 2013
4th - Monmouth Park - Maiden Special Weight, 2 year old fillies, 5 1/2 , 1:04 2/5, fast
STONETASTIC (f, 2, MIZZEN MAST--Special Me, by Unbridled's Song) stamped herself as one to watch here. Sent off the 8-5 pick debuting under Joe Bravo, the gray was hard ridden from the gate and was one of four vying for the early lead. She emerged with Sharon Jones (Exchange Rate) as the primary pacesetters, took a clear lead nearing the quarter pole, and was full of run down the lane to win by 12 1/2 lengths. Sharon Jones, who lost second to Bossy Belle (Street Boss) in the stretch, battled back for place honors. Stonetastic is the second foal from the 7-year-old Special Me, a half-sister to G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner Our New Recruit (Alphabet Soup). Special Me has a yearling colt by Munnings and a weanling colt by Twirling Candy.
Machmer Hall and its principals, Carrie and Craig Brogden, purchased Special Me as a broodmare prospect for a modest $6,000 at the 2009 Keeneland January Sale.
Date: 11 August 2013