Participate - Broodmare

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UPDATE 12/18/18 Participate is currently boarded at the lovely Greenmount Farm after being retired from racing earlier this year. She is healthy and we are expecting to breed her to Irish War Cry in 2019.


Why We Bought This Horse

  • This is a Broodmare Program offering and subject to the WVS Broodmare Program.

  • As a race horse Participate earned nearly $140,000 in her 5 wins including a state bred stakes race.

  • In her 27 starts, she finished in the money 10 times showing great consistency

  • As a 4 YO Participate won the Maryland Million and/or Registered Maryland Bred Handicap by over 5 lengths.

  • Participate showed the most promise on the turf with 3 of her 5 career wins came on the grass. Additionally all 5 of her career wins were at a distance of a mile or more.

  • Her first foal will be to freshman Maryland-based sire and multiple graded stakes winner, Irish War Cry.

You can read a detailed report from Housatonic Bloodstock on their site.

NOTE: Our partner, Housatonic Bloodstock will be buying a percentage of this broodmare opportunity (and covering a percentage of the on-going expenses).   Wasabi Ventures Stables will be retaining 20%.

NOTE ON PRICING:  Since this mare is not pregnant, we will adding the estimated base $5,000 first year stud fee on to the price.   This $5,000 goes in as pre-paid training expenses on the opportunity and is credited as such.   This mare's price was established at $8,250.  This plus the $5,000 makes up the entire cost.


Tidbits from the Pedigree

Pedigree thoughts from Housatonic Bloodstock


Participate was sired by the Maryland-bred Grade 1 winner Include, whose credentials as a runner and sire are fantastic.  A homebred Maryland product by 1994’s leading sire, Broad Brush, who was also bred by and raced for Robert Meyerhoff, Include was stakes winner at 3, a Grade 1 winner of the Pimlico Special and four other stakes at 4, and a stakes winner at 5.  In total, he won ten of twenty starts, including seven stakes, for earnings of $1,659,560.  He put up thirteen triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures, including back-to-back performances of 117 as a 4-year-old.

In the breeding shed, Include has a reputation as a bit of a “filly sire,” as the females Panty Raid, Include Me Out, Include Betty, Her Smile, and Cash Included account for his North American Grade 1 victories.  (In the Southern Hemisphere, where he was the leading Argentine sire of 2015, Include has produced an additional four Grade 1 winners, one of them being the colt Don Inc.)  Include’s best racing son in the U.S. is Grade 2 winner Redeemed, who took the Brooklyn Handicap and currently stands at stud at Maryland’s Northview Stallion Station (where he is the only current hope of continuing the “all American” Domino sire-line, as Broad Brush’s other highly-accomplished racing son, Concern, did not breed on).

Regardless of gender, Include has produced a total of 40 Northern Hemisphere stakes winners (overall, he reached 50 career black-type winners in October ’17), good for 6% of his foals, and his AEI of 1.51 is well above his 1.34 CI, meaning that he moves his mares way up.

Participate is a half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Any Court Inastorm, whose earnings now stand at just shy of $300,000 for his racing career.  Their winning dam, Wings of the Storm, has also produced the $165k earner Love Heart plus two other winners, and she is a half-sister to a pair of Maryland-bred stakes winners in Steak Scam and Polish Rifle (who was also 2nd to Tapit in the Grade 3 Laurel Futurity), as well as to the stakes-placed winner December Thunder.  Wings of the Storm is also a half to the unraced Roadtohanna, who is the dam of Grade 2-placed stakes winner Tell a Great Story, to Grade 2-placed winners Southampton Way and Givenoquarter, as well as to stakes-placed winner All I Karabout.  Participate’s third dam, Gala de Oro, was a multiple stakes-winning 2-year-old, and is a full-sister to multiple stakes-winner Gala Goldilocks.

On the racetrack, Participate ran 27 times from 3- through 5-years-old, winning 5 races at 4 and 5, from one mile to a mile-and-an-eighth, on dirt and turf.  She earned a total of $136,879, and her biggest victory came in the Maryland Million Distaff Starter Handicap at 4.




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