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Lion Heart Filly Turning Heads

August 20, 2011 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

We nicknamed her “Heartstopper.” Take one look at this beautiful physical specimen in our Class of 2011 and you’ll see why.


An athletic, intelligent, well balanced individual she is. Currently in training with leading trainer Todd Pletcher at Saratoga, her future looks bright. Our sights are set on a debut later this year on the NYRA circuit.

One Liners:

“She’s got it all.”

WPT's Jeff Lifson

“All class. Athletic. Balanced. Eager. I think she is going to be one of the top fillies in our class. “
WPT President Terry Finley

“A very nice looking filly with a great frame on her. Very straightforward and easy to train.”
Trainer Todd Pletcher

Why are we so high on her?

-Pedigree. Lion Heart was a terrific racehorse (an unbeaten Grade 1 winner at two and Grade 1 winner and Classic placed runner at three), and sires versatile horses that excel on all surfaces. His son Dangerous Midge came over from Europe and won the 2010 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1). Line of David was a top three-year-old of 2010 on the dirt. Bellacourt, two-year-old daughter of Lion Heart is recently graded stakes placed at Saratoga. Take a look at him winning the 2004 Haskell Invitational (gr. I)


We love that this filly is out of a Carson City mare. Our Grade 1 winner Lear's Princess is also out of a daughter of Carson City.

-Attitude. This filly wants to train. She’s all business on the racetrack, but a lady around the barn. That’s one of the first things we noticed about her at the 2011 OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training Sale. We had to have her.

-Body. Not too big. Certainly not too small. She’s got a mean shoulder on her and an excellent hip. The pieces just seem to fit together. She is one smooth mover, that’s for sure.

Seeing is believing. Are you seriously interested in adding a quality filly to your stable? West Point Partners and qualified prospective owners are welcome to join us on the backstretch at Saratoga for a cup of coffee and morning training. You’ll like what you see. Contact Tom Bellhouse at (856)-655-8430 or [email protected] for more information or to set up an appointment.

she's 'HEART 'N SOUL'
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