‘We’ll miss her’ – Hollywood Story, dam of Grade 1 winner Honor A.P, dies at 21 | Bloodstock Information


Anne M. Eberhard

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Hollywood Story, pictured together with her Tapit filly in 2020, has died on the age of 21

Anne M. Eberhard

Grade 1 winner and producer Hollywood Story has died peacefully of pure causes at proprietor George Krikorian’s Starwood Farm. She was 21. 

“She meant rather a lot to my programme; she was actually an enormous a part of all the things that we have completed over time,” stated Krikorian. 

Hollywood Story, a daughter of Wild Rush, was bought in 2002 for $130,000 by Donato Lanni from breeder Vinery on the July Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky sale of chosen yearlings.

Racing by means of 4 seasons for Krikorian and coach John Shirreffs, she collected practically $1.2 million in earnings. The one begin of her 27-race profession not made in Graded firm was her debut in a maiden particular weight.

“Hollywood Story was decided. She was very robust, and she or he had an amazing will,” Shirreffs instructed BloodHorse in 2020.

Making 5 begins as a two-year-old, 4 in Graded races, Hollywood Story scored her first victory in her last begin that season, rallying from final for a close to three-length win within the 2003 Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

She received a Graded contest annually on the observe, taking the Bayakoa Handicap at three, the Hawthorne Handicap at 4, and the Self-importance Invitational Handicap at 5. All 4 victories got here at Hollywood Park, and her 5 Grade 1 placings embrace the American Oaks Invitational on turf.

“As a racehorse, she was unbelievable,” Krikorian recalled.

Hollywood Story’s most completed foal up to now is Honor AP, the 2020 Santa Anita Derby winner who completed fourth in that 12 months’s Kentucky Derby. Now standing alongside his sire Honor Code at Lane’s Finish, Honor AP was the highest-priced offspring from the stallion’s first crop when he offered in 2018 to CRK Steady for $850,000 on the Saratoga Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s chosen yearling sale in Saratoga Springs.

Hollywood Story produced seven winners from eight starters, 4 of which earned black kind. Her first foal, Hoorayforhollywood (by Storm Cat), positioned in a number of stakes; Miss Hollywood (by Malibu Moon) received a black-type occasion at Gulfstream ParkHollywood Star (by Malibu Moon) positioned within the Saratoga Particular Stakes and within the Iroquois Stakes; whereas Honor AP made himself generally known as a serious three-year-old contender.

“All her foals have been stunning they usually offered for some huge cash,” stated Krikorian. “She’s simply been an enormous a part of our operation and we will miss her.”

Hollywood Story’s final two foals, an unraced three-year-old Curlin filly named Hollywood Spouse and an unraced two-year-old Tapit filly named Hollywood Insider, have been retained by Krikorian and are at the moment at Starwood. Hollywood Spouse is in foal to Genuine, in accordance with Starwood supervisor Tony Burton, whereas plans are pending for Hollywood Insider, who might return to coaching or be bred subsequent 12 months.

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Honor A. P. is a Grade 1-winning son of Hollywood Story

Honor A. P. is a Grade 1-winning son of Hollywood Story

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Krikorian additionally misplaced the a number of Grade 1-winning Dynaformer mare Starrer in 2021.

“She was a few years older than Hollywood Story; we misplaced her final fall,” he stated. “She was a a number of Grade 1-winning mare, she was an amazing horse. My farm Starwood is called after these two horses.”

Bred by Wind Hill Farm out of the Relaunch mare To the Hunt, Starrer was a $35,000 buy, additionally chosen by Lanni, in 1999 on the October Sale, Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky autumn yearling sale from the consignment of Mr and Mrs William Wofford, brokers.

She received the Santa Maria Handicap and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap in 2003 together with three different Graded stakes by means of a four-year marketing campaign, initially educated by David Hofmans, then by Shirreffs. Her progeny embrace the Grade 3-placed Paynter mare Film Second and the stakes-placed Road Cry mare Star Act. 


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