Black Beauty Already in Dallas Stewart Barn
He is drop dead gorgeous, oh so obviously nicknamed Black Beauty. He is already a proven fighter, as our Jeff Lifson explained so eloquently this week. And boy oh boy is this son of Midnight Storm an attractive prospect on the track. The colt was just getting started in his official eighth of a mile breeze in 10.1, as he rolled past the wire and galloped out a quarter in 21.2 and an eye-opening three-eighths in 33.2. “Black Beauty” seemed to relish the all-weather track at OBS, and why not, considering his sire was an “all-surface” kind of performer. Midnight Storm started out as a turf horse, and an exceptional one at that. He won five Graded stakes on the grass in Southern California, with a top credential coming from a victory in Santa Anita’s Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile. Late in his 5-year-old season, though, he made a seamless switch to the main track, winning a Grade 3 by 7 lengths that November, followed up by a victory in the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita leading up to a second-place finish in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap. Midnight Storm now stands in Kentucky alongside Mshawish, who had a similar dual-surface resume and sired West Point’s stakes runner Arabian Prince in his first crop. Dallas Stewart is the common thread there, as he trains Arabian Prince and will receive this new colt. Dallas is the longest-serving WPT trainer dating all the way back to 1997.