Luna




Sire:
Orb
Sex:
Mare 
Birth Year:
2015 
Color:
Dark Bay/Brown 
Trainer:
Mark Salvaggio 
Location:
Mid-Atlantic 


Why We Bought This Horse

  • Luna is a 5 YO Kentucky-bred mare and we claimed her at Penn National in Pennsylvania. 
  • She has been a productive filly with 25 starts and 4 wins to go along with over $82,000 in purse winnings.   
  • For the Wasabi Ventures Stables safety net, we will put her value at $4,100 as a straight broodmare prospect.  This is a figure we will put on her if we still have her at the end of her racing career.
  • The horse will be training under Mark Salvaggio at Penn National.
  • Our plan will be to run the horse through the early Spring of 2021 and move her to the WV Stables broodmare band at that point (with the guaranteed exit listed above).


Tidbits from the Pedigree

Luna is a 5-year-old mare who has won 4 races, placed in 8 more, and earned a total of $82,179 so far in her career.  She broke her maiden as a 2-year-old in maiden special weight company going 1-1/16 miles on dirt at the Fair Grounds for her breeder Stone Farm, and her subsequent victories have come at 1 mile and 1-1/16 miles on turf, and 1 mile 40 yards on dirt.

 

Luna is from the first crop of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, himself a beautifully-bred son of Malibu Moon and a graded stakes-winning Unbridled mare, who was campaigned by Shug McGaughey for Stuart Janney and the Phipps Stable, and is out of the stakes winner Ruthville.  A daughter of Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex, Ruthville was a turf stakes winner at 5, and also a winner on dirt during a career that saw her earn a total of $148,518.  Ruthville has produced 3 foals of racing age in addition to Luna, including the winners Feudal and Ball Lightning (the latter a full-sister to Luna who recently broke her maiden as a 2-year-old).  Ruthville has a weanling colt by Twirling Candy to come, and was bred to the veteran Lemon Drop Kid for 2021.

 

Ruthville comes from a fabulous female family of Payson Stud's, as she is out of the stakes winner Ruthian (by Rahy).  Ruthian's 13 other foals to race include 11 winners, among them the Grade 1 winner Rutherienne (who won 11 races and $1.2 million, including the G1 Del Mar Oaks and 7 other graded stakes, and has produced 4 winners from 5 foals to race), Grade 3 winner Ruthenia (5 wins and $339,635, and she is the dam of two stakes winners from her first two foals:  Our Bay B Ruth and Pubilius Syrus), stakes-placed winners Gemologister and Big Wig, and the stakes producer Holly's Kid (dam of Grade 3 placed stakes winner Force[IRE], and a Scandanavian champion 2-year-old filly).

 

So it's a deep female family, filled with quality producers and versatile runners, of which Luna has already proven to be.


WVS Stats:

Starts Wins Places Shows Wins % In The Money %
2 1 0 0 50% 50%

Last 3 Races:

Jan 13, 2021
Penn National, PA
Finish: 1
Dec 22, 2020
Penn National, PA
Finish: 4

Next Race:

Race: 3 (~06:52 PM ET) on January 27th
Penn National, PA

Last 3 Workouts:

There are no recent workouts


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