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ch, 1997, Summer Squall - Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit to Fight.
Fee: $2,500, live foal. Property of a Partnership.

Won graded stakes at 2 and 3, earning $623,650, at distances ranging from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, fast tracks to sloppy tracks. $33,240 average earnings per runner. Over $3 million in progeny earnings; 70% starters from foals and 71% winners from starters.
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Life Is a Joy remains unbeaten by taking Charlie Palmer Futurity

By Chuck Dybdal
FRESNO, CA (October 5, 2013)-Life Is a Joy set a legitimate pace, withstood a strong challenge by stablemate Hirschy, and improved his record to 3 for 3 by winning the $67,400 Charlie Palmer Futurity by six lengths at the Big Fresno Fair on Saturday.

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Life Is a Joy ($8.20) broke sharply and was put on the lead by jockey Leslie Mawing as Hirschy settled into second behind through fractions of 23.60 and 47.85 seconds in the one-mile race for 2-year-olds.

Hirschy, who won the Cavonnier Juvenile at Santa Rosa, moved up inside Life Is a Joy on the second turn, closing to within a head at the quarter pole.

Though Life Is a Joy drifted out to the four path swinging for home, he found another gear and began to pull away. He was six lengths in front at the finish line with Mawing wrapping up on him.

The winning time was 1:36.88. Hirschy was 5 1/4 lengths in front of longshot El Sacrificio, who rallied for third despite a troubled trip after being forced wide going into the first turn by a rank Tizouttasight.

Life Is a Joy is a 3-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Globalize out of the Indian Charlie mare Tadita. He is the younger brother of stakes-placed Life Is a Stone and multiple stakes-placed Life Is a Rock. All three are owned and bred by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, his wife Janet, and Dr. George Todaro.

“He’s certainly done nothing wrong yet,” Hollendorfer said before the race. And he did nothing wrong again Saturday.

Life Is a Joy earned $41,650 to increase his career earnings to $85,330.

Male Line
Mating Recommendations

  • Though the Northern Dancer male line is one of the two most dominant lines in Thoroughbred history, the Storm Bird branch is largely represented by Storm Cat. Summer Squall, sire of Globalize, was a classic-winning (Preakness) half brother to A. P. Indy from the potent *Uvira II family. However, he did suffer fertility issues and he sired only 354 foals from 12 crops prior to his death in 2009.
  • The majority of his sons reside in regional markets like Globalize, with his leading runner, 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic having been sold to Japan. Charismatic, however, has the good young son Sun King at stud in Kentucky. He also appears as broodmare sire in such horses as champion Summer Bird.

Female Family

  • Globalize is tail-female to Reine-de-Course *Erne and I will make that story a part of this report. His first dam, Sugar Hill Chick is inbred to Reine-de-Course Friar’s Carse via Black Carse and Speed Boat.
  • At present, the strongest representative of this female line at stud in champion sprinter Smoke Glacken who has sired around 7% stakes winners. He is certainly a success and is tail male to Mr. Prospector via the former Maryland sire Two Punch.

Inbreeding Opportunities

*Erne’s family pops up in unexpected places, like Ponder’s placement in Alydar’s pedigree. Globalize, a good Summer Squall runner who stands in northern California, is also from this family and is out of the Fit to Fight mare Sugar Hill Chick, a half sister to Jewel Princess’ dam Jewell Ridge.

Jewel Princess herself has had a couple of colts, one of which, One Nice Cat, stands in Florida. Then there is Marco Bay, sire of Santa Anita Derby winner Buzzard’s Bay, who also stands in Florida.

King Emperor appears in the pedigree of champion sprinter and sire Smoke Glacken and Canadian champion Mobil, both at stud. Then there is the Vosburg (G1) winner Taste of Paradise who is out of a What Luck mare.

The bottom line is that this is a relatively easy family to inbreed to. We are not of the opinion that it is a sire-source family, but neither would we dismiss it as an unhappy mating choice if all else in the pedigree worked. What Luck and Night Invader surprised a lot of people, so with the right mare, *Erne’s male kin can get a runner.

However, while we think that male members of this family can be very good racehorses, we find them better runners than sires. We would prefer a female from this line if we were looking to buy into it – or a horse with a cross of it, like the King Emperor in Smoke Glacken. Real sire-source families are few and far between.

The Pedigree of *Erne

*Erne owns one of the most fascinating pedigrees we have come across in a very long time. She is of course, tail-female to Family 23’s taproot mare, Piping Peg’s Dam. This family has been very good as a Reine-de-Course producer, also getting Two Bob and Lou Lanier and of course we will eventually get around to doing Mannie Grey as well.

Like many mares of her time (1921), she is linebred to Pocahontas (1837) via her most important sons – Stockwell x6/King Tomx2 – or x8 Pocahontas. She also carries a double of the good mare Emma via Cotherstone and Mowerina (full siblings by Touchstone). And Birdcatcher x5 and his full brother Faugh-A-Ballagh x1 are also present.

There is then a double of Lacerta (fourth dam of St. Simon) via The Little Known and Little Fairy, a double of Diversion via Madame Eglantine and Miami and Touchstone x4/Jocose x2 gave her six lines of their dam, Banter. Finally, *Erne’s dam, Orris, is inbred to half siblings Bonnie Scotland and Bonny Bell (x2 Queen Mary).

As the old horseman’s saying goes, she was “carrying quite a load”. She figured to fit most everything and brought inbreeding to a wide variety of major family lines. It is no surprise that she continues

The Individual

  • Globalize is a rare absent Mr. Prospector horse, which is a big plus for him as a breeding animal. When Mr. Prospector is crossed on Northern Dancer, one finds balanced Native Dancer (Natalma/Raise a Native) which is why it works and has become so prevalent. However, today there are way too many horses that have Mr. Prospector and/or Raise a Native lines repeated and since neither was very sound, this has contributed to problems within the breed. Therefore, Globalize is fertile ground for such a cross since he will not add to the problem. In addition, he has a cross of Mr. Prospector’s family via Judger, who is tail-female to Frizette via a different branch, Princess Palatine (Elusive Quality, Ferdinand, etc.)
  • It should here be stated, however, that Summer Squall was a touch on the light-boned side. But Globalize gets both a very sound female family and a super sound broodmare sire in Handicap Triple Crown winner Fit To Fight, one of the best looking horses I have ever seen, to even that score.
  • There is not any significant family inbreeding in Globalize save his dam’s double of Friar’s Carse. His sire is inbred to Somethingroyal via Secretariat and Sir Gaylord.
  • Other important inbreeding is his dam’s double of sound but very fast Roman (Pocahontas/Queen Hopeful) and he has lots of Bold Ruler via sons Secretariat and Chieftain and daughter Queen Empress. All were sound and very good racehorses.

Best Lines and Crosses

All the same lines and crosses listed in his first report apply, but I will update these a bit:

  • Miss Disco’s family is most commonly found these days via Cherokee Fellow and he’s not easy to find. But Loser-Weeper, the only full brother to Miss Disco is found in Stevie Wonderboy which of course also has Summer Squall! Other members of this family tend to be more European but the world is getting smaller every day so if a mare should appear in a catalogue that has a cross of Fair Judgment or Maximilian, by all means consider her for him.
  • The Squaw II’s family is very good – Ack Ack, Tom Rolfe, Sham, Alzao, etc. Find Ack Ack largely through Broad Brush (who also has Tom Rolfe) and Tom Rolfe is also found via Forty Niner sons, Alzao is a European and find him largely through mares. Sham is found in Scrimshaw, Zavata and Heatseeker (IRE), Hat Trick (JPN) and Say Florida Sandy are all inbred to this family.
  • As mentioned above, the Princess Palatine line of Frizette is present in Globalize via Judger. Find him strongest today in Elusive Quality and his brother Rossini as well as older lines like your own Bailjumper (think Skip Away), Bicker, Blood Royal and Ferdinand.
  • The Solar Display family is, today, best found via Alphabet Soup so you’ll want to look for mares by him and/or other horses with Battlefield lines like Spend A Buck’s excellent son Einstein (BRZ). Gold Crest, Signal Tap and Bucksplasher are quite hard to find but might pop up through a New York-bred mare here or there.
  • The Friar’s Carse line is carried in Globalize via Fit To Fight and Sword Dancer. Find this more commonly in In Reality inbreds (and there are a lot of them), horses carrying Count of Honor via things like Bates Motel and one day the descendents of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.
  • *Uvira II’s family is one of Globalize’s greatest strengths. All A. P. Indys, Lemon Drop Kid, Raja Baba (think Is It True, Yes It’s True), Wolfhound, Deerhound, Plugged Nickel, Sauce Boat (Tabasco Cat), Brulay and when they are old enough, the daughters of Neko Bay.
  • The Erne family from which Globalize hails in tail-female is likely best accessed carrying any horses with Smoke Glacken. Mares with lines of King Emperor, What Luck, The Irish Lord and Alydar (who has Ponder) are also possible.
  • The Furlough family has slowed to a trickle in recent years, but Cinegita’s kin are still out there. Sadly, Surfside has proved a disappointment, largely due to her unsound dam, Flanders. There are a few Unaccounted For daughters out there, or granddaughters now I imagine, but they are not plentiful.


  • He’s anything but hard to breed. A. P. Indy/Mr. Prospector crosses are probably his ideal but he fits lots of things and Lemon Drop Kid is the reverse of that, so it works, too. And then there’s Smoke Glacken. I’d say those three things get you over the hump with him.

Respectfully Submitted
Ellen Parker
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Paris, KY 40361-1259
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  • Various Members of the Miss Disco family:
    Nasco (via Cari Jill Hajji) Foolish One (via Cherokee Fellow)
  • Various Members of *The Squaw II family:
    Ack Ack, Tom Rolfe, Sham, Alzao, etc.
  • Various Members of the Princess Palatine family:
    Bicker, Bailjumper, Gregorian, Blood Royal, Ferdinand
  • Various Members of the Solar Display family:
    Gold Crest, Signal Tap, Lordhyexecutioner, Bucksplasher
  • Various Members of the Friar�s Carse family:
    War Relic (via In Reality) Count of Honor
  • Various Members of the *Uvira II family:
    A. P. Indy, Raja Baba, *Iron Ruler, Sauce Boat, Gay Mecene, Wolfhound, Plugged Nickle, etc.
  • Various Members of the Erne family:
    King Emperor, What Luck, The Irish Lord, Night Invader, Ruhlmann, Ponder
  • Various Members of the Furlough family:
    Tahitian King, Mrs. Penny, Northern Jove, Cinegita, Woodcarver

Note: All matings should be double checked and these crosses are suggestions only to be used in concert with a complete pedigree fit.

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