Edible Petals (1989) by Frugal Gourmet:
Edible Petals is one of the very first Frugal Gourmet mares to be bred. A foal of 1989, she was from her sireís first crop, and was bred as a 3-year-old to get Keeping Secrets in 1993.
Edible Petals is out of the Bret Hanover mare Flower Pot, the dam of 1:55 sires Seedling Herbert, Crackers and Peat Moss. Edible Petals is also the sister to the dams of some top performers, including the $900,000 winner Broadway Jate.
Edible Petalsí second dam was Nola Abbey, produced 16 winners from 16 foals - by nine different sires. Included among these was the crack racehorse and Ontario sire Alley Fighter p, 4, TT1:58.2, who had the misfortune of being born the same year as Strike Out and Silent Majority.
Still a very young mare, Edible Petals has already exhibited an ability to produce fast young horses:
Keeping Secrets, p, 2, 2:02h, 3, 1:57.4f, 4, 1:55.4f (by Run The Table) was injured as a yearling, tearing the flesh off her knee, and could not be consigned to a sale. Nonetheless, at two she was race-timed in 1:59, and raced to a summary of 16 2-4-6 ($8,000). As a 3-year-old, she raced to a 34 3-4-5 summary ($16,000) before being sold late in 1996. In 1997, Keeping Secrets stepped it up a notch, winning six of seven in the preferred Mares ranks at Rideau Carleton, then continuing her winning ways at Mohawk and Woodbine. Along the way, she lowered her record to 1:55.4f and bumped her earnings to over $65,000, with a summary of 34 10-3-3 ($37,000).
Watchmewalkaway, p, 2, 2:00.3f was the only Ring Of Light to take a mark at two last year - this from 21 2-year-olds by that sire in Ontario. Watchmewalkaway took her mark in her first lifetime start, but has since become an enigma to her trainer and breeder.
Nobodys Girl is the third foal, and third filly of her dam.
Run The Table produced 21 2-year-old filly winners (five in 2:00) in 1996. In 1997, he produced 15 filly winners (six in 2:00), and 19 sub-2:00 3-year-old fillies. His 2 and 3 year-olds earned over $2.5 Million in 1996, and $2.3 Million in 1997. He has perennially been the leading sire in the Ontario Sires Stakes, and was 11th in the world among pacing sires on the Juvenile Money Earnings list in 1996, and 10th in 1997 ... and also 11th in terms of all-age earnings in 1996, but soared to 8th in 1997.
Remarkably, on the "all-age" list, he trails only Artsplace, Abercrombie, Jate Lobell, No Nukes, Cam Fella, Western Hanover and Laag - and is well ahead of such sires as Matts Scooter, Direct Scooter, Big Towner, Dexter Nukes, Beach Towel, Dragonís Lair and Precious Bunny, to name but a few.
Obviously, breeding is not everything, but it may well be that we got Nobody's Girl for $16,000 because there were no 1:55 2-year-olds in the immediate family. Great by us - while not a big horse, Nobody's Girl was very well conformed, and showed having sisters with early speed. Come what may, we have every reason to be hopeful with our acquisition. But what do we know - after all, we're just a bunch of Nobody's ;-))
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