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Shannon Hunt
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Follow the Lights

Post by Shannon Hunt » 2 months ago

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Light Up Light Up - The Mirage (Kitasan Black)

I picked up The Mirage from AJ as a two year old, thinking she was a well-bred potential runner. Only after I bought her did I realize she was retired, and unpredictable as well. I was still quite new and hadn't yet bred any horses, so a broodmare wasn't what I needed, but since I had her, I figured I might as well put her to use.

Her second foal (part of my second crop) was Follow the Lights. She was born allowance, which was fine by me. The improvement update rolled in, she was revealed to be allowance late bloomer, even better. I thought about waiting for her to improve, but got impatient and ran her at two, figuring some maiden money is better than no money.

To my surprise, she won her debut. With a 95. Some allowance.

I bumped her to stakes, she made some money. During the break, she galloped peak, and won her first stakes race in her first race of the season. Then she ran second in the G1 Louisville Bunburette in a really nice field, and third in the G1 International Oaks.

Today, this homebred filly out of an unpredictable maiden oops purchase gave me my first ever G1 win in the $400,000 Japanese Oaks. Thank you, sim Santa ♥️

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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Jack Ryder » 2 months ago

Congratulations.
She is a lovely filly

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Darcy McBride
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Darcy McBride » 2 months ago

Love those diamond in the rough stories. Congrats, Shannon!

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Dylan Christensen
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Dylan Christensen » 2 months ago

Hell yeah Shannon, you deserve her!
yeah

Shannon Hunt
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Shannon Hunt » 1 month ago

https://www.simhorseracing.com/race.php?RaceID=1609208

Her and my second G1 win! Lil miss Lights has earned herself a SC ticket.

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Carole Hanson
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Carole Hanson » 1 month ago

She's awesome! So excited for you Shannon, I hope she runs exceptionally in the SC!

Jack Ryder
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Jack Ryder » 1 month ago

Congratulations on another G1.

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Dylan Christensen
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Dylan Christensen » 1 month ago

Shannon!!!
yeah

Shannon Hunt
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Shannon Hunt » 1 month ago

Thanks everyone!! This filly makes me so happy, I know she won't be the belle of the big ball but it's a joy just to show up for the dance ♥️

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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Andrew Davidson » 1 month ago

Hey. I like this hussy. Good job
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Nini Hunter
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Nini Hunter » 1 month ago

Congratulations Shannon!!! I am very happy for you :)
"How do you describe perfection? Why try, let's just watch her run!"

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Darcy McBride
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Darcy McBride » 1 month ago

Congratulations, Shannon, and may you have many more G1s in your future! Wonderful story!

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Nick Gilmore
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Nick Gilmore » 1 month ago

Follow the Lights
She’s a lovely filly and congrats on breeding her Shannon! A couple of my best horses were from unpredictable mares and I applaud your patience for giving the dam a shot. Well done!
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Cleo Patra
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Cleo Patra » 1 month ago

I love this story!
STANDING AT STUD
Dirt Routers... CONQUERER | FARSEER | GIANT | NIGHTEYES
Turf Routers... SOTTSASS | Retiring Y57: FADE TO BLACK & MAGNUS

Shannon Hunt
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Re: Follow the Lights

Post by Shannon Hunt » 1 month ago

Thanks again, all!

Cleo,I am pretty interested to see how her Sottsass half-brother turns out...

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